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Ár nDraíocht Féin
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March 2nd, 2004

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10:42 am - Gatekeeper invocation:
I have decided on the Gatekeeper invocation for the next incarnation of the Buffett ritual. Rather than calling a specific person/deity, I plan on invoking through description:


(From "Beachhouse on the Moon", -JB)

"Past the falls they call Victoria,
Down the river named the Nile,
Drifts a tiny little handmade boat,
It's shaped just like a smile.

And steered by a magician,
With the knowledge that he needs,
To keep him on his destined course,
Past the crocodiles and reeds.

He's the Admiral of the ocean,
The Lone Eagle in the sky,
He gave me my first sextant,
And he taught me how to fly.

It's been quite a lengthy passage,
From the dawn of time till now,
He has weathered the infernal storms
In his trusty petite dow.

He has soared about colossal waves,
Sailed the endless sea.
Sometimes he resembles you,
Sometimes he looks like me."


I haven't decided yet if I want to add the following stanza to the end. I'm not sure about it, because it removes "him" from the unknown, and places him outside the scope of the immediate cosmos. But then again, it places "him" on the Moon, resting between voyages, and the Moon is a very liminal place, and a good spot for a Gatekeeper. I just don't know if I want "him" so far away. What do you guys think?

"I saw him through my telescope,
On a cloudless night in June,
As he rested between voyages
At his beach house on the moon."

Most importantly, what do you think of that invocation for a Gatekeeper?

*laughs* And people don't think I take it seriously when I work in humour! Shame on them!
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: "I Wish Lunch Could Last Forever", -JB

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Date:March 2nd, 2004 08:18 am (UTC)
I like the invocation. I especially like "Sometimes he resembles you. Sometimes he looks like me," because I do think gatekeepers are, to a great extent, reflections of ourselves.

The moon part is cute. I think it is unnecessary, but it gives the feeling that he is used to traveling to different worlds and probably dimensions - which is what all good gatekeepers should do, I think. :)

So, are you gonna get to do a Buffet ritual at Desert Magic too?
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Date:March 2nd, 2004 09:22 am (UTC)
do a Buffet ritual at Desert Magic

No, it's "reserved" at the moment for Summerland. I couldn't get the new incarnation together by then anyway, and there just aren't enough poeple locally going that I could reherse with. *sighs* Maybe next year?
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Date:March 2nd, 2004 10:54 am (UTC)
i think that makes a fabulous gatekeeper invocation. however, i think the extra stanza is unnecessary (even though it's kind of fun); i really like the lines "Sometimes he resembles you,/Sometimes he looks like me," and i think their impact is lessened if you don't end with them.

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