At least I didn't try and leave the Gates open again :)
But, if nothing else, the omens we got were amazing. Jera, Gebo, and Oðila. I really ought to write down what the hell I interpreted them as before I forget them.
It all got me to thinking, though, that I really need to re-work the way the Grove records rituals. I've been working on making things run more smoothly recently, but the lack of feedback I get is sometimes. . . astounding to me. I don't discuss it much, personally, because I'm not trying to force people to give me feedback (and here I'm just sort of talking to talk. . . And I'm off the point). Fact of the matter is, I'd like something easy and formulaic that we can have on the site to show a sort of write-up, maybe something like this:
|Ritual: Belenus Rite: The Gathering 2006||Date: July 14, 2006|
|Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation East (UUCE)||Time: 9:00 PM|
|Led by: MJD||Other Officiants: Anna, Jim, Misty (Maggie drumming)|
|Liturgy Used: Summerset 2005 Liturgy, some modification|
|Attendees: 18||Gatekeeper: Garanus|
|Deities of Occasion: Belenus||Omen Method: Runes|
Jera | Gebo | Oðila
|Omen interpretation: We asked for three things: the teachings of fellowship, the teachings of insipriation, and the teachings of blessings. All were given in abundance|
|Magical workings: Lighting of Unity Fire|
|Oaths Given: N/A|
|Impressions: Good ritual, good omens|
|Other Comments: Received Thank-You note from Mark re: ritual, positive feedback|
I have also just been informed by bangkokrobot that I am in dire need of a toothbrush, some balloons, soap, and books. He says that I am pictured in several magazines near a Yaris car, at the Rhode Island School of Design by a weird sculpture, standing with a bunch of black men, and apparently also near a hottie (or several).
I love my nephew.