January 30th, 2006

cutest kitty ever


Well, just got back from Columbus, OH, where we took the Brideog to various and sundry people in Three Cranes Grove. I had a good time and it was great seeing everyone.

The ritual was lovely and has inspired me to do as well for our Imbolc next Saturday. We discussed the ritual on the way home and Rob kept saying that we need to come up with some impressive invocations to Brid. It was a very moving and well planned ritual. I thought it nice that Rob got to do his rendition of "Punk Rock Brid."

There was just one thing that bothered me about the ritual. I thought it odd that after inviting the Nature Spirits to join the rite, their offering was chucked outside of the ritual space. Shouldn't the Nature Spirits' offering have stayed indoors with all the other offerings? At least for the duration of the ritual? I've seen similar things in other Groves' rituals and I think this is a bit of a pet peeve of mine. If you are inviting a Kindred to join your rite, why throw the offerings away from the ritual space? I don't get it. Wouldn't that make Them leave in order to get their offerings?

But I digress. A good omen was had, which is the important thing. I really enjoyed seeing my friends from Three Cranes again and hanging out with them. I got to use my Rún Valdr on people, which is always nice and I made sure to charge Nick's Valknut. I felt that was important to do. Now he will be closer to Odin's presence.

Well, time for bed. It has been a good day.
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