General Mabon info to start with, set the mood, etc.:
What is Mabon?
Mabon, sometimes known as the Harvest/Thanksgiving Ritual of the Autumn
is one of the Spokes of the Wheel of the Year. In the many Earth of Pagan
a special kinship with the passing of the seasons is felt this is usually
due to the
history of the said Tradition, most of which stem from agrarian culture,
season marked the way of life. From planting to reaping to winter to summer
were of great importance to our ancestors, for their very existence depended
harvests, mild winters, enough rainfall, and the like.
So having shown the importance of the seasons, we shall turn to Mabon
Autumn Harvest time the reaping of what was sown and cared through during
A time of Thankfulness and Rejoicing. So, of course, someone, at some point
must have said "Now that the work is over LET'S PARTY !!!"
This is the essence of Mabon. Rejoicing in a bountiful harvest, thanking the
being so kind during the year, and, hopefully, helping in winning over the
for the coming year.
About THE MABON RITE itself:
Now, this will be a very Discordian Ritual in that each participant will be
(more or less)
writing his/her own part. This outline is provided to sorta nudge (nudge,
nudge, wink, wink,
say no more sir, say no more!) people into making their individual pieces
able to fit into
the whole thing ( I feel like the Green Ball outta "HEAVY METAL", the movie,
ties things together).
Back to the rite itself.
Basically, 6 personages will be represented:
A Caller or Watcher of the EAST, SOUTH, WEST, and NORTH.
A High Priest, and A High Priestess.
Of course, since this is a generic Rite, the terms "Lord" and "Lady" will be
referring to the Male and Female aspects of divinity/godhood/whatever
use which ever names they wish, for a Rose, by any other name, would still
smell as sweet.
A. Invocation once everybody has arrived, a Circle shall be cast, more or
less, and the 4
Watchers/Callers each get to do their thing invoking that which that
to come and attend the festivities. After which, either the HPS or HP, or
both would consecrate
the circle in our case the circle will be around each person at their 'puter
with a sense of
being connected to each other via the others' 'puters. So what we'll do is
after the circle
is cast, and the 4 corners have done their things, then the HP will call
upon the Lord to
attend, and the HPS shall call upon the Lady, (or, if we want to be
different, we can have
the HP call the Lady, and the HPS call the Lord it's not as traditional, but
I know of some
Ladies who are more likely to pay attention to some Young HP than some HPS,
if you get my
B. Once invoked it's time for the thanksgiving part we all got things we're
thankful for now's
C. After the Thanks are over, a customary requesting of Blessing for the
coming year is asked.
D. That done with, it's time to dismiss the summoned ones first, around the
circle each corner
doing it's thing the dismissal consists of a Hail to the being summoned, a
(as I call it), and then a structured dismissal (e.g. "Air of the EAST blah,
Go if thou must, but stay if thou wilt"). The HP and HPS dismiss the Lord
and Lady last
with similar words.
E. PARTY TIME!!!! get out the Beer, munchies, what have you celebrate you've