An Invocation to the Gods of Beltane

An Invocation to the Gods of Beltane April 17, 2015

This invocation is a good piece to use as part of a Beltane ritual.  It also serves as a circle casting. For the first part, one priest/ess is within the circle and the other walks the perimeter. For the second part, switch Rising Springplaces.

Go slowly enough that everyone has the opportunity to hear the birds for real, feel the warmth, etc. Hopefully, you are in a place where you can do that, but if not, let it be a meditation on those things!

As always, leave space for the gods to speak if they so will it.  And if you are not confident in your ability to manage what happens in circle when the gods show up, use just the middle bits and not the “come to us” bits.  Invoking the Wild Ones can sometimes get kinda hairy (haha, see what I did there?)

Lord and Lady, Lady and Lady, Lord and Lord!
Great God Hirself in all your permutations!
We invite you and invoke you…

Wild Lady of the Woods~
Come to us! Come to us! Come to us!

She comes and as she comes, she sings to us in bird language
The sound of her bright wisdom is hidden in the wild cacophony
Her voice awakens us to our purpose…
She comes and as she comes, her scent rises around us

The perfume of her skin enlivens our blood
Her warmth awakens us to our passion…
She comes and as she comes, she gathers us to her,
She claims us and this place
And we are held, holy, sacred, whole, in a kinship with her, older than time
Wild Lady of the Woods~
Come to us! Come to us! Come to us! Be with us now!
Hail and be welcome…

Wild Lord of the Woods~
Come to us! Come to us! Come to us!

He comes and as he comes, his breath is hot on the back of our neck
His wanting is palpable
Arousing us to attention…
He comes and as he comes, we feel the touch of his fur against our skin
We smell his musk
Unmistakable, animal power…
He comes and as he comes, he stamps the Earth around us
To make the circle sacred
He sounds his call to claim us and this place
AAAAOOOOOOO!
And we are held, holy, sacred, whole, in a kinship with him, older than time
Wild Lord of the Woods~
Come to us! Come to us! Come to us! Be with us now!
Hail and be welcome…

(The circle is made.
We are between the worlds.
Blessed be!)

My lovely husband, Matthew Beachy, was instrumental in creating the God invocation!

This amazing and brilliant painting, Rising Spring by John Byam Liston Shaw, is in the public domain and courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.  Thank gods!

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