TECHNOLOGY AND THE CRAFT Removing the Barriers to Spaceflight Before the ritual begins, di

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TECHNOLOGY AND THE CRAFT Removing the Barriers to Spaceflight Before the ritual begins, distribute paper and have an airplane-folding session. TECHNO-LESSON #1: Making Fire He tries to light the fire with firesticks; She then enters, lights the charcoal with the sacred Bic, and hands it to He, who lights the quarter candles with it and hands it back to She, who lights the altar candles. Bless the Elements (She) By the oceans that fed our grandparents And the oceans that will house our grandchildren I bless and purify this being of water. By the Earth from which our grandparents rose And the Earth which our grandchildren will watch rise I bless and purify this being of earth. By the wood fires of our grandparents And the fusion fires of our grandchildren I bless and purify this being of fire. By the airy realms our grandparents studied And the airy realms our grandchildren will walk I bless and purify this being of air. Cast the Circle (He) As the Moon cuts a Circle round the Earth As the Earth cuts a Circle round the Sun So I cut this Circle round us. As the rains wash the mountains As the oceans wash the beaches So I cleanse this Circle and we within it with Water and Salt. As the Moon charges the restless waters As the Sun charges all that is green and growing So I charge this Circle and we within it with Air and Fire. Invoke Quarters (She) I invoke thee, Mighty Ones of the East; bring us Your gifts of wisdom; watch over us in this Circle. Come to us in the name of Athena WiseWeaver! Hail and Welcome! I invoke thee, Mighty Ones of the South; bring us Your gifts of will; watch over us in this Circle. Come to us in the name of Brigid SmithMistress! Hail and Welcome! I invoke thee, Mighty Ones of the West; bring us Your gifts of understanding; watch over us in this Circle. Come to us in the name of Poseidon ShipMaster! Hail and Welcome! I invoke thee, Mighty Ones of the North; bring us Your gifts of dedication; watch over us in this Circle. Come to us in the name of Ptah CraftsMaster! Hail and Welcome! We are now between the worlds. ALL BREATH, GROUND AND CENTER TECHNO-LESSON #2: Overcoming Physical Shortcomings Chant: She Changes Everything She Touches He & She begin the chant, She drumming. Her shoulder starts acting up; He gets out the Casio (tempo -2, any 4/4 rhythm). For the chant, mix verses as is pleasing. She changes everything She touches and Everything She touches, changes. She changes everything She touches and Everything She touches, changes. We are the changers Everything we touch can change. Change us, touch us; Touch us, change us. Everything that dies is born again In a new place, on a new day. Everything that's lost is found again On a new day, in a new way. Io, Kore! Io, Kore! Io, Persephone! TECHNO-LESSON #3: Supplementing Abilities First, He & She 'argue' about who's going to lead it, jokingly asking if anyone in Circle wants to do background music; then He gets pathworking with music on audio tape. When pathworking is done, folks should still be in light trance; the next thing is to concretize the working by distributing pens so that people can put whatever they symbols they think are appropriate on their airplanes. POWER CHANT: A rising OM; which at peak leads into Countdown. At "Liftoff", throw the planes upwards (when done, planes can either be kept or HP/S should offer to see that they get burned. (* Note *) (* Note *) Don't forget to Ground (* Note *) (* Note *) GROUNDING CHANT: Earth below us Drifting, falling Floating weightless Coming home TECHNO-LESSON #4: There is no Techno-Lesson #4. CAKES & WINE, WITH DISCUSSION Topics for Discussion: (0) Why we invoked the particular guys (1) Best and Worst side of technology (2) Incorporating tech with Wicca (3) Space Travel & Wicca: not leaving Her dead when we go (4) More respecters of Earth involved with control of tech (5) Whatever else ... CLOSE (SHE) I thank Thee, Mighty Ones of the North for Your presence at our rite, and ere You depart for Your earthy realms we bid You Hail and Farewell, in the name of Ptah CraftsMaster. I thank Thee, Mighty Ones of the West for Your presence at our rite, and ere You depart for Your watery realms we bid You Hail and Farewell, in the name of Poseidon ShipMaster. I thank Thee, Mighty Ones of the South for Your presence at our rite, and ere You depart for Your firey realms we bid You Hail and Farewell, in the name of Brigid SmithMistress. I thank Thee, Mighty Ones of the East for Your presence at our rite, and ere You depart for Your airy realms we bid You Hail and Farewell, in the name of Athena WiseWeaver. (HE) Fire, seal the Circle round; let it fade beneath the ground; Let all things be as they were since the beginning of time. (3 times) ***** NOTES ***** Tools: (0) Athame(s) & cingula Cup Censer & Incense Pentacle Salt dish & salt Altar & quarter candles Libation bowl Cakes & wine Robes (optional, depending on participants) God & Goddess symbols SCRIPT (1) Firesticks & Sacred Bic (2) Paper and pens for paper airplanes (3) Cassette deck and pathworking cassette (4) Drum and Casio w/ rhythm generator (5) Talking stick (optional) by Skydancer & Triton Proteus Coven, NYC (c) 1987 Perihelion Press. Reprinted by permission.

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