Special Rituals - Fathers Day 


I am the child.  I see wonder in everything.  My life is about exploring and experiencing new things.  My mother, the goddess, wants me safe and makes rules, but I know better.  If I follow her rules I’ll never learn about the world.  My mother says I make mischief, I say I’m just having fun.  I use my innocent smile to get my mother to forgive me.  I have many names.  I am Loki, Coyote, Eros, Ra and many more

I am the warrior.  I protect what’s mine, and conquer what I want.  I am strength and passion.  My lover, the goddess, wants me home in her bed, but I know better. If I follow her rules I’ll never have the land and respect I need to keep her as my lover.  My lover says I am strong, but distant, I say I’m busy making our life and our future.  I use my bad boy grin to get my lover to melt in my arms and forgive me.  I have many names.  I am Thor, Rabbit, Ares, Horus and many more

I am the sage.  I command the world, and intercede only when asked.  I am knowledge and wisdom.  My wife, the goddess, argues with my logic and opinions constantly, but I know better.  I have been out in the world learning, not hidden at home forming opinions from a sheltered existence.  My wife says I am smart, but stubborn, I say I know the ways of the world.  I use my sardonic grin to frustrate my wife and make her debate with me.  I have many names.  I am Odin, Wakan-Tonka, Zeus, Amon, and many more.

I am the father.  In ancient times I left home to find food, or I spent my life tending the fields.  My life is about providing for my wife, making children, and keeping my home safe from danger.  Some may say I am cold and unemotional, others argue I am never home and do not know my own family.  It does not matter what they think.  I love my family, and will do what I must to care for them.  All I need to know is, my wife and family have what they need.  I have my lover in my bed and my children safe at home.  That is all any father can ask.

Ritual Outline:

1- Call circle

2- Introduce the triple god concept.

3- Invoke the child.

-one person reads the invocation

-the rest of us each give an example of the man child’s exploration and mischief

4-Invoke the warrior.

-one person reads the invocation

-the rest of us each give an example of the warrior’s lust and distance.

5-Invoke the sage.

-one person reads the invocation

-the rest of us each give an example of the sage’s knowledge and irreverence.

6- Discuss fatherhood.  What it means.

-one person reads the invocation

-the rest of us each give an example of what a father is to us.

7-Thank the participants and close the circle.

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