There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.' Isaac Asimov

Inimicus Dei Constituitur

Opening the Temple

 

Kindle the Altar Flames.

Come, come oh Glorious Eye of Heru.

Kindle the incense.

Come, come oh Glorious Eye of Heru.

Cense.

Centering: The Crown, Heart and Cross of Light.

Banish.

Ring once.

Kindle the Flame of the Ancestors.

Come, come oh Glorious Eye of Heru. Come, Hermanubis. Come Hermes Psychopompus.

Prayer for the dead.

Cense.

The Sharing of Water.

Raise the cup in offering.

Offer the cup to the four quarters.

Drink deep.

Pour out a libation in the bowl.

May you never thirst.

Cense.

Ritual Observance

Offering the Sky

Offer the final incense.

Offer the incense to the Four Quarters.

Kindle the final incense.

Come, come oh glorious Eye of Heru.

Cense.

Closing the Temple

Offer the cup.

Pour out a libation in the bowl.

May you never thirst.

Give the License to Depart.

Ring three times.