Kindle the altar flames
Come, come in peace, oh glorious Eye of Heru.
Kindle the incense.
Center and banish.
I feared the Hekate text might be a little too much, with its reliance on barbarous names; and I was correct.
I am too self concious with their pronounciations and my link to the goddess to tenuous. I fear this section must be dropped at this time for an observance more personal and with less cognitive overhead.
The prayer to Mary and Michael is going well and my relationship with Michael seems to be deepening.
The prayer to Hermes Psycopompos for the dead and its associated elements is promising.
Ritual structure is suggesting itself, with added elements and flourishes. More work is required.
Inimicus Dei Constituitur
So, in thinking about this, a few other things have occured to me.
Dreams have been infrequent messengers, but since I was a child, they have loomed large when they have been. To this day, dream work calls to me and it seems to be challenging pursuit. I have experienced at least three lucid dreams, two of which involved flying and only one of which involved the ingestion of psilocibin before hand. Blessed Be Hermes Oneiropompos.
I will praise Thee, O God, in the sight of Thy Angels.
O Mary Immaculate, great Queen of Heaven and earth and our gentle advocate, we beg Thee to intercede for us. Pray God to send St. Michael and the holy Angels to ward off all the obstacles contrary to the reign of the Sacred Heart in our souls, our families, our country and in the whole world. And thou, O holy Michael, Prince of the Heavenly hosts, chief among the archons of this world, from our hearts we beg thee to come to our aid. Sovereign Principalities, you who are the Princes of Nations, we beseech you to guard our country effectively, that it may realize God’s designs in its regard. St. Michael, the Archangel, and all ye Holy Angels, protect us in our combats, that we may not perish in the tremendous judgment of God.
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