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January 28th, 2005

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06:21 pm - Imbolc with Three Cranes Grove, ADF
Three Cranes Grove, ADF, invites you to celebrate the feast of Imbolc with us on Sunday, February 6, 2005. We will have a social hour at 5:30 PM, followed by the rite at 6:30 PM. There will be a potluck dinner that will follow the rite, so please bring something to share. The rite is free and open to the public. The rite will be held at Blacklick Woods Metropark in Columbus, OH, in the Beechmaple Lodge reservable shelter. The shelter is enclosed and heated. Directions are at the end of this message.

Please bring a donation of one canned food item. No one will be turned away from the rite for lack of donation, however.

We will also be doing a blessing of the tools with which we work, in keeping with the traditions of the season. If you would like, you may bring a representation of the tools that you work with to have them blessed during the praise offerings. Examples might be screwdrivers, computer mice, palm pilots, pens, paintbrushes, socket wrenches. . . pretty much anything that speaks to you of your work.

To get to the rite, follow these directions:

From I-270, take the East Main Street/Reynoldsburg exit. Go east on Main Street to Brice Road and turn right. Take Brice Road to Livingston Avenue and turn left. Entrance is about 1.5 miles on the right.

Turn right into the park entrance (not the golf course entrance). Take the first left and park there. There are signs marking the Beechmaple Lodge.

You can find a map of the Metroparks here:


Blacklick Woods is on the east side of Columbus.

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Date:January 29th, 2005 07:38 am (UTC)

Universal Spirit - Earth Mother - Awen invocations

I was noticing your ritual outline. Where did you get the idea for a Universal Spirit invocation? Just curious.

I've kinda thought of Awen as a "Universal Spirit" of sorts, kinda similar to a sattvic "ensouling" energy, "force that through the green fuse drives the flower" kinda thing, an openness and being that we consciously experience as 'inspiration'. I haven't completely worked it out enough to articulate it. Anyhow, as the green force, all the kindreds depend on it, rest in it, embody it to one degree or another.
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Date:January 29th, 2005 02:33 pm (UTC)

Re: Universal Spirit - Earth Mother - Awen invocations

6th Night Grove, ADF, did that, and since I "grew up" with them, I picked it up. I just really like that particular prayer (even if I personally don't really believe in a "universal spirit". . . It's just such a nice prayer, and a very good way to get people focused.

But yes, Awen could be seen that way, as well.

*laughs* But then, repetition is a key of ritual, isnt' it? :)

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