We use sacred rituals to create thin places and deepen our relationship with being and our interbeing with one another and nature. The discovery of being is not necessarily about a belief in the transcendent, but an invitation to experience the vast frontier behind the thinking mind without burdening this discovery with interpretation. A thin place is where the boundary between our world and the unseen world touch and is a term from Irish mythology. The night of Samhain (sow-in), the Celtic precursor to Halloween, is an example of a thin place where the wall between our world and the unseen world shakes and dissolves.
Practice: We share rituals together during full moons, new moons and at the seasonal quarters and cross-quarters to attune ourselves with the natural rhythm of life forces. See Wilderness.
Practice: We use original and borrowed material to write beautiful rituals for our sacred circles.
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exiting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
Practice: We engage all the senses in our rituals by making oils, using incense and candles, engaging the body and preparing music.
An elemental oil to invoke the power of the air.
Base: 1/8th cup of Jojoba oil
5 drops Lavender
3 drops Sandalwood
1 drop Neroli
Eye gazing as a thin place.
- RitualCraft: Creating Rites for Transformation and Celebration by Azrael Arynn K, Amber K
- Black Rose Witchcraft
- Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Correspondences by Sandra Kynes
- The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews by Scott Cunningham
- The Magic of Flowers by Tess Whitehurst
- Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham
- Starwest Botanicals (supplies)
- Original Swiss Aromatics (supplies)