The Breviary (called "A Breviary for Cranes, Solitary" at the moment) contains 21 rituals: 8 High Days and 13 Druid Moons. It's written specifically with a solitary practitioner in mind, providing them with a set script for all High Days with specific workings and calls to various beings of the occasion. The Druid Moons came in as a result of a recent post to the 3CG list, where I mentioned something about, "If you can't make it to the Druid Moon Rite, do this at your altar!" The idea was so good, I started work then and there on the Breviary (which is good, because then several people asked if we could do that sort of thing more often).
There are a couple of workings associated with the High Days, but mostly they are without workings, though suggestions for appropriate wordings are included.
|Samhain||Cernunnos & Ancestors||Dumb Supper or Letter-Writing|
|Beltaine||Belenos and Sirona||None given|
All of the Druid Moons have workings associated with them, specifically:
- The Dumb Supper
- Viewing the Flame
- Setting the Borders
- Blessing the Home
- Mixing the Home Dirt
- The Three Fires
- The Travel Talisman
- Painting the Horse
- Dancing the Flow
- The Virtues of the Wods
- Calling for Inspiration
- Fire and Ice
Finally, there are a set of prayers included. I want to add more to this list, but I really wanted to see how it would look before I finalized everything, so I jumped the gun and ordered the proofs before really filling out this section. So far, there's:
- A Prayer for Kindling the Ritual Fire
- A Prayer for Courage and Strength
- A Prayer of Self-Healing
- Prayer for Sleeping
- Prayer for Morning
- Resting Prayer
- Blessing a Child
The book will be spiral bound for easy laying-flat on an altar or workspace.
I really hope that this will be very helpful to new ADF members, moreso than the other books I've written have been. I'm looking forward to having seamus_mcnasty read through it and let me know what he thinks, because I can already tell another set of eyes will need to hit this thing before I can release it.
Second, CTP stuff
Looks like the CTP revisions will die in the Council of Lore, unless pretty much everyone left votes "yes" on it. That means that I have to find ways to completely retrofit the plan to make all the decisions we made at the Clergy Retreat actually occur. This involves doing a re-working of nearly every document I had finished, and then turning them around.
Third, Reorganizing Time
The reorganization of the CTP work just took top priority, so I'm clearing out whatever I can in advance of the vote closing tomorrow and trying to let people know that I'm not going to be available for a number of things as a result of it. Whereas before there was a relatively aggressive timeline, that's all out the window, replaced by a far more aggressive timeline so that I can have a program in place, rather than doing it step-by-step, all at once. So, hopefully, I'll be able to put something together and get it back to the CoL before the end of the month.
Fourth, Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Are Soft
You wouldn't know it from their reputation as hard-working pups, but it turns out that when they're off duty, bomb-sniffing dogs like a good belly-rub, or so I learned while out to lunch today.
So, if I'm a bit distracted, that's why. . . back to the drawing board on nearly everything.