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Francesca De Grandis
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Have Kindly Given This Site
PRAYER TO THE GODDESS
I know the Laws of Nature are you, Lady.
Keep me mindful that I step upon Your Body,
with your feet,
that my sorrows are Your sorrows,
and that a healthy priest makes all things sound.
I feel Your breath in the wind, and Your hand in mine.
Keep me sincere.
Give me Your work,
which is to be joyous,
and to tend all things, because all things live, of themselves,
and with Your spirit.
Your will through mine, so mote it be.
by Francesca De Grandis, copyright 1987
and God Invocations
RITUAL: HOW TO
MEET A FAERIE
Prayer of Gratitude
Wiccan Blessing for a Newborn
Prophets Foretell I have
gotten letters from so many folks with names like moonwolf, snow-wolf,
old wolf, new wolf, ravenwolf, happywolf...that I thought this vision I
had might appeal.
the above material -- prayers, rites, spells... -- come from The 3rd
Road, a branch of Faerie
Tradition. In 1986, I created a body of liturgy combined with a new way
of running energy to do spells, rites and trances. This has become a
tradition called The
Spell by Jane Lind. Jane, one of my first
initiates, says that this ritual "was inspired by a friend wanting to
conceive a child. With some simple adaptations, it can work well for
any kind of familial abundance." Knowing Jane, that includes any
definition you have of family, for example,
adapting the ritual for a same sex partnership.
Yule Invocations - 1994 by Obsidiana. An excellent
Yoga Mudra by
Carrie Vadnais. This poem, its author explained to me, came as the
result of the 3rd Road training.
FOR OUR LADY AND THE
DEAD by armour garland. I was attending an open
mike poetry reading in North Beach, San Francisco, land of the beat
poetry movement. It was great fun in that I felt all we poets were
acting out a parody of ourselves: the bar the reading was to be in had
another event happening, so a PA system was dragged out into Jack
Kerouac alley, right by City Lights bookstore, and we all read our
poems on the street to each other, passers by, and tourists. Silly! I
heard armour read FOR OUR LADY AND THE DEAD there. I love his poems but
felt he had outdone himself with this piece. Its rythms evoke earthy
by Annie Finch. Annie was in town the night of the above mentioned open
mike and read there as well. One of my hidden (um, until now) agendas
is to try to write poems (I consider the prayers and other liturgy I
write poems) and prose that couple literary value with in-depth
spiritual awareness. I also look for poems like Annie's EVE
to publish on this site: pieces that demonstrate the above mentioned
poem , by Victoria Wisdom, is both bold and
feminine. In it Victoria shares a mystical, sensual view of romantic
A Way To End a Ritual by Geoffrey Cohen
Blessing For Food by Geoffrey Cohen
Prayer by Jonathan Schulte. I am grateful to have
been touched by the spirituality in this young man's poem. Look past
his mispelling and need to improve his grammar; the rules of grammar
are easy to learn, and compare little to this beautiful prayer that
touched me with its sincerity, and its devotion.
Bed Time Prayer, for All Ages by Autumn FalconWolf.
Simple, sincere, beautiful, real, effective, and poetry.
TO FREE ONESELF FROM EXCESSIVE COMPUTER ENCHANTMENT
by Ian Lurking Bear
BY VICTOR ANDERSON, Grand Master of the Faerie
Faith, from his forthcoming book
Gather in Circles
Once The Shaman's Cat
Untelling Creation by Scott Schulz
Another Day in the Garden by Scott Schulz
Amen by Scott Schulz
Hearth Wound Healing by Matthew Beachy
Message by Phoebe Wray: when we truly follow Her
path, truly follow Her path...
Hanged Man And The Ten Of Swords by Mary Ann
Murphy, whom I am proud to call a Third Road initiate.
They Grow by Raylene Abbott
Crystal Mirror by Ennien Ashbrook
holds me by 15 year old Anna Kongs
Faerie Queen by Jennifer Lewis, whose poem here
gives us a vital, controversial message. You may not agree with
everything she says, (I am not sure I do!) but she touches on a truth
that I know all too well, and shares an insight that I am overjoyed to
see someone other than myself revealing! Judging from this poem,
Jennifer understands the dangers of the fey path, and knows that Faerie
glamour can rob one of a real life.
My Three Souls Wicca
Wonderland is an imaginary pagan retreat
which is "Modestly priced at only $3000 a day." This sarcastic,
um, I mean insightful, parody is the result of an insane evening at my
house during which my initiates Steven Tiongco, Molly Carter, Scott
Schulz and I somehow ended up spending an hour and a half writing this
nonsense, um, I mean creative outpouring of social criticism. I hope
that like minded mischievious web site visitors will take our chicanery
in the spirit in which it is intended. Alison Harlow, one of my heroes,
laughed heartily when she learned she is cited in this article as a
workshop leader! BTW, a newcomer to the pagan scene may not enjoy this
piece as much because of its in-jokes -- for example references to the
schisms in the larger Faerie (as opposed to 3rd Road) community. Scott
later wrote a song that accompanies the article.
and Bush I wrote this Feb or March 2001, in
response to Bush's plans for government funding of faith-based
community groups. But I will keep it on the site long term because it,
and the prayer the article offers, addresses how all of us can be
effective in serving others, whether that is as parents, community
activists, strippers, lawyers -- whatever you do as a way to serve
Goddess. I hope this article will kick off a series called Visions
of Pagan Ministry Do you have thoughts regarding ministry?
Check out the submission guidelines then send me your article, prayer,
poem, or ritual!
Vision of Service, Comments on Spiritual
Respectability, and an Indictment of Pagan Priest(esse)s, Not to
Mention a Personal Look at the History of This Site and Its Guiding
Principles, by Francesca De Grandis. A long article with a
long ridiculous title, personal stories, and probably too much
TALK ABOUT * WATER * with Ian Lurking Bear. This
awesome article is followed by a water rite.
is FAERIE TRADITION
Sabbats of Wicca: Because witches honor nature,
they have eight festivals, or Sabbats, that mark the year as it turns
through its seasons. This article gives basic information about these
Sabbats, and includes both standard Wiccan information as well as my
personal Sabbat lore and experiences, in other words, what I perceive
the Sabbats to be.
Prayer for the Community This multi aspected
article includes my personal experiences dealing with media harassment
and a prayer for healing planet and community.
the Earth And Ourselves Through Pagan Burial Grounds
and Healing the Earth by Larry Cornett
Instructions by Ian Lurking Bear. I found this
piece hilarious. It displays the impeccable wit I expect from Ian. And
more, because it is even funnier than he usually can be, which is
saying a lot! BTW, Ian is one of my initiates:
could this piece possibly be a parody of me?
Improvisation by GoldenHawk. If this article from a
reader of Be a Goddess! is not in the spirit of
that book, nothing is. I am delighted I had an on-line meeting with
this fellow: he emailed me about my site and my book, and thus I got to
read this fabulous article. Thank you, Goddess.
Goddess as Muse inspires Her storytellers who offer Her divine love,
lessons and power through the magic of a well-woven tale.
The Bridge At Midnight
Trembles: My Story of Quebec City by
Starhawk. I told Starhawk I would love to see something of hers on this
site. She sent me The Bridge
At Midnight Trembles which I
told her I loved and that it made my eyes water, my heart swell.
(Goddess bless her for her writing and political work.) She responded
by noting my words "Eyes water." Omigoddess, I had missed that! How
funny! --> Her tale is a true story, a significant part of which
is about tear gas! I of course had meant that I was deeply moved. I
hope you will be too!
Winter's Thaw: Her Story by my
initiate Francis Salmeri left me stunned. Where do these gifted people
come from who study with me?! Um, yeah, I guess the Goddess sends them.
The Clay Pit by
Elfself, goes down, down, down, chronicling the self-healing shaman.
Right now, health does not permit me to accept submissions for this
site (e.g.,your rituals,
poems, articles, and bardic tales). Otherwise, they would be sooooo
welcome. However, health does still permit me to
continue to teach, counsel, etc. Yay! It is challenging, but I'm doing
it, which keeps me happy, fulfilled, and sane. Yay, yay! The site
generates a great deal of email, so
click here to discover how to best contact me. I welcome
feedback about the site!
Thank you for sharing my magic!
Yours in the Realm of Mystery,
Francesca De Grandis
Francesca De Grandis. All rights reserved. No part of this publication
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