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(December 4, 2009)
By the powers of the Dragons and the Ravens, may this circle be blessed, cleansed and sanctified.
From the lands of the Eastern Dragons comes the glorious power of Air! We call upon a mighty dragon that is willing to guard the Eastern Gate. Lend us mastery of the powers of Air. Aid us in developing our intellect and wisdom. Come watch over this circle that there may be wisdom in all that we do! Great Dragon of the East, hail and welcome!
From the lands of the Dragons of the North, comes the cleansing power of Fire! We call upon a mighty dragon that is willing to guard the Northern Gate. Lend us mastery of the powers of Fire. Aid us in developing our free will and creativity. Come watch over this circle that we may create joy and beauty! Great Dragon of the North, hail and welcome!
From the lands of the Dragons of the West, comes the purifying power of Water! We call upon a mighty dragon that is willing to guard the Western Gate! Lend us mastery of the powers of Water. Aid us in developing our intuition and control over our emotions. Come watch over this circle that we may have the courage to listen to our inner voice and act as needed! Great Dragon of the West, hail and welcome!
From the lands of the Dragons of the South, comes the sustaining power of Earth! We call upon a mighty dragon that is willing to guard the Southern Gate. Lend us mastery over the powers of Earth. Aid us in developing strength of body, mind and spirit. Come watch over this circle that we may have the strength to delve into our inner mysteries! Great Dragon of the South, hail and welcome!
Rhiannon, you who comforts those in crisis and in times of grief and loss. Whose sweet song eases us and gives us the closure we need to move on in our lives, we ask that you attend this rite this night and help us to see our past as it was and to move on. Hail and Welcome.
Merlin, wise and ancient one who sees all that we do, be with us tonight watching over our rite. Help us to use the wisdom we have, and to push us when we need it. We ask that you be with us now. Hail and Welcome.
Sit in a comfortable position, feet firmly on the ground and your hands resting gently in your lap. Take a deep breath and then exhale, breathing out all the tension in your body. Feel all of your muscles relax.
Now feel that your feet have roots and that those roots are burrowing deep down into the soil. See those roots reach deeper and deeper into the warm golden light that is the centre of the earth. Feel that warmth penetrate your roots. Feel this warm energy rise up through your legs, up through your body and on up through your head. Feel this energy spill out of the top of your head and cascade back to the earth in a never-ending cycle.
You find yourself walking along a misty trail and as you walk along you can see a large rock in the middle of the path. As you get closer you realise it's a large dragon. The dragon looks at you, saying "climb on my back, I'm your transport tonight and you don't want to be late for your past". You climb up on the dragon's back and it takes off into the mist. You feel the power and strength of the dragon and you gain strength from this feeling.
Soon you can see below you the misty outlines of a tower & you hear the dragon say "that's where we're going tonight, the Tower of Avalon". The dragon back-wings & lands near a dark opening at the base of the tower. There is an unlit torch near the opening, which the dragon lights with its fiery breath. As you take the torch and start up the stairs, the dragon says that it will wait for you to come back.
You climb stairs to the dimly lit doorway at the top, bypassing several dark openings along the way, and enter inside. You hear a voice telling you "place the torch in the bracket on the table". At first you don't see who has spoken, but then you see that while there are many arches around the room, two are glowing. Two people enter the room, they are Merlin and Rhiannon. They say to you "we are going to see how we saw this past year of yours, and see what you have learnt."
One of them comes over to you and takes you by the hand. They lead you to a mirror on the wall & as they remove its covering, they say "let us go back to the beginning of this year and progress to the present."
I will leave you know to go over this past year with either Merlin or Rhiannon and receive guidance from them. When it is time I will call you back.
Merlin and Rhiannon take you by the hand and say "you have seen the past and that is yours to hold, learn from it. The future is not yours yet, use you knowledge to make the future count. Take one step at a time".
It is now time to begin the journey back. Merlin and Rhiannon bid you farewell for now and you take the torch and walk down the stairs to your waiting dragon.
You climb upon the dragon and it takes off. Before you get too far, you hear it say, "we are taking a small detour which I think you'll like," and with that it lands and you get off. You and the dragon say goodbye to each other.
You hear running water up ahead and walk towards it. You find a pool with a waterfall flowing into it. You hear a voice say "come for a swim and refresh yourself, and if you need to, wash away your troubles under the waterfall".
Enjoy the water for a little while. Feel its cleansing, cooling flow, washing away any troubles you have or troubles you think you have.
Something disturbs you, and you see on the other side of the pool a figure wreathed in mist standing on a pathway, beckoning you & you leave the pool to investigate. While you can't quite make out the figure, it says "I am the spirit of 2010 & I offer you a drink & a wish for the future". You take the cup offered, make a wish and take a drink. The spirit moves off the path & says "walk on now back to your future".
You walk along the path through the cool white mist and soon you are back into this room, you are back into your body, feeling your fingers and toes and stretching your arms feeling refreshed and invigorated, and when you are ready open your eyes.
Rhiannon, you who comfort us time and time again, thank you for being among us and for helping us with your wisdom this night. Until we meet again. Hail and farewell.
Merlin, oh ancient one thank you for coming tonight, for showing us patience and for using your vision of all that we can be. Until we meet again. Hail and farewell.
From the lands of the Dragons of the South, you came to our Call and we thank you with all our hearts! As you return from whence you came, Great Dragon, we wish you farewell and safe journey until we meet again. Hail and farewell!
From the lands of the Dragons of the West, you came to our Call and we thank you with all our hearts! As you return from whence you came, Great Dragon, we wish you farewell and safe journey until we meet again. Hail and farewell!
From the lands of the Dragons of the North, you came to our Call and we thank you with all our hearts! As you return from whence you came, Great Dragon, we wish you farewell and safe journey until we meet again. Hail and farewell!
From the lands of the Dragons of the East, you came to our Call and we thank you with all our hearts! As you return from whence you came, Great Dragon, we wish you farewell and safe journey until we meet again. Hail and farewell!
May this circle be open but unbroken
* This ritual is a combination of the author's original ideas and information obtained from various books and/or internet sources.