Lughnasadh 2012 Write-Up

Right after the Midsummer Writeup! Sounds about right. Below is the unedited and un-annotated version of yesterday’s ritual. Some of this was copied from another ADF ritual, and at the moment I can’t find the original source. Later I’ll edit this with proper links and suck.

A real, actual post is coming soon. I promise.

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Midsummer 2012 Write-Up

Yes, I know it’s late. Yes, I know Lammas is almost upon us. But I’m having a bit of an off day – old wounds from the past that ache every so often – and I thought that offering my ritual for my readers’ consumption would be a better post than lamenting over past hurts and neuroses. (At least until I can channel these negative feelings into constructive writing.)

The following is what I have verbatim from this past Midsummer’s ritual, done ADF style, along with a small reflection at the end which will go toward my completion of the Dedicant Path. Enjoy!

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Dedicant Path: Re-Oathing Myself

As part of my catch-up with my Dedicant Path work, I repeated my First Oath. This is an optional ritual to be completed at or near the beginning of your DP work which serves as a clear starting point for those who need it. Rather than oathing “I will finish the DP in a year” or even at all, and rather than oathing to ADF/the Archdruid, the oath is between yourself and the Kindreds. The idea is to say, “I’m here, I’m on this path, and I’m going to do my best to encourage spiritual growth and discipline while I walk it.” Since the First Oath appears in Week Two of Rev. Dangler’s The ADF Dedicant Path Through the Wheel of the Year, each time I’ve (re-)started the DP (at least three times at this point), I’ve oathed or reoathed myself. This time is no different – especially since I’m determined this is the last time I’ll have to restart my progress. 🙂

I’ll let my ritual outline and annotations speak for themselves. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

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