Saturday, April 22, 2017

Dance, it's Earth Day!

It's Earth Day, and what better way to celebrate than with dance, liturgical dance! Or even an elemental earth healing ritual. If you do, don't forget the Setting:

Set the altar with a bowl of seeds, a cup or muffin cup with soil for each participant, a small glass of water for each participant, wind chimes, and a candle. You will use the soil, water, chimes, and candle during the section “Women Crying out for Justice.” Each participant will plant seeds in the soil as s/he shares during the reflection time, then take them home to plant. You may also want to add Earth Day objects to your altar that are important to you or your group.

Once you've got all that in place you can Call the  Elements, like this:

(Face East, raise your arms above your head.)
Oh Great Spirit of the East, House of Light and the rising sun, May the new life of spring blossom in usSo we may start each day anew, and be renewed.
(Face North, cross your arms in front of your chest and sway from side to side.)
Oh Great Spirit of the North, House of Night and falling rain, May the cold and uncertain winters in our lives strengthen us So we may be ready to welcome spring, and be renewed.

Beautiful, isn't it? And there's plenty more, check it out. But here's a thought, as you're swaying from side to side in front of your womyn's altar. 

It's all a right larf until you wake up in a Wicker Man. And it's on fire.

Gaia Rules,



LindaG said...

Not sure what to say. It's all a bit disturbing.

LL said...

Don't take the draught that they offer you or the burning wicker man will be the kindest way out.

Maybe you should suggest that they eat grits instead of dancing and worshiping Baal? I hear that both Baal and Mephistopheles hate grits - and fried cherry pies.

LSP said...

Linda, I agree. It's very disturbing, and that's just the "Setting."

LSP said...

That's a very good point, LL. They hate grits a lot, as well as fried cherry pies. It's a different story for Blue Witchfinder, but then again he's not partial to womyn's altars.

Fredd said...

Hating fried cherry pie is like hating chicken fried steak. It's un-American. I guess Baal is just a hater. Then again, some see ol' Fredd as a hater. Who knew, me and Baal, hating buddies?

Now, hating grits, I get that....

LSP said...

Fredd, I'm a big fan of FCP (fried cherry pie) and I'm not against grits, either.

Baal's Vatican, Harvard? Different story.

Anonymous said...

Dear Parson Lone Star:

Why do you get so upset with liturgical dance when the Good Book seems, on the whole, to approve?

Psalm 149King James Version (KJV)

149 Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.

2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.

4 For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

Infidel de Manahatta said...

Instead of setting the wicker man on fire can't we just set some liturgical dancers on fire?

LSP said...

Dear Anonymous,

There's dancing, and there's dancing.

Anonymous said...

They don't seem to be praising The Lord, or being humble before God. Just my opinion I guess.
- breadandbullets