GROVE OF THE RISING PHOENIX, ADF
Set out altar table, cast iron hibachi grill, and cast iron cauldron in front of triple tree. Set the altar up, light some sage, have handy silver and ale for well, small bowl of cornmeal and oatmeal, and oil for fire offerings, water of life preparations nearby, as well as divination tools. Have half a log ready in the grill and a lighter nearby, put a small bowl next to well, and put a small bowl of rocks, herbs, and flowers by the tree. Outside the circle, place a small cup of beer. Have sage ready for censing, and a small bowl of water from the well for aspersing.
makes announcements about open circle, etc., introduces our liturgy as an Irish liturgy, and teaches songs. She also mentions that people will follow into and out of the nemeton.
GROUNDING AND CENTERING
leads people in centering and grounding..
: Warrior! Make offering to appease those Outdwellers who may wish to hinder us.
moves to the Outdwellers’ tree and looks out above People:
Mighty spirits, dark or light,
You who care not for our way,
Outdwellers! We know your might,
Your forbearance we’ll repay!
Holy ground where you can play
We do now establish here.
Have some fun and don’t dismay,
Stick around and have a beer!
offers ale to the Outdwellers, pouring it on the ground.
: Warrior! Call upon our hero to protect us.
stands visualizing Cú Chulainn by the Hero’s tree:
Honorable Hound of Chulainn,
We call to you, Greatest Warrior of them all,
To guard us for our rite.
Only fools would dare oppose you!