A poem for Beltane. Phrases in quotation marks from The Charge of the Goddess by Doreen Valiente.




Beltane Poem 2014 C.E.

"Ye shall be naked in your rites"

But is that purely physical?

Weather varies with the nights

It may be more metaphorical:

 

"Assemble in some secret place"

That is the first true goal

And show to each your own true face

Bare heart, bare mind, bare soul.

 

"The ecstasy of the spirit"

And th'true, unceasing mirgh

Let loose your untamed cheer; it

Will bring you "joy on earth".

 

"Thine inmost divine self shall be unfolded:"

Dance the Universe remolded.





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Written on 2014-05-24 at 01:46

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("Ye shall be naked in your rites"
But is that purely physical?)

I think that some people need to be (the first time or until it registers in their head)physically naked Or perhaps they need help to understand how to envision and instantly experience without experiencing

"Assemble in some secret place"
In order to feel safe enough protected but that is perhaps only the first time or until it registers in the head and then you might feel brave enough to be " your own true face
Bare heart, bare mind, bare soul." all the time and next time you fail to be like that you return to the ritual and replenish yourself with yourself? >"it Will bring you "joy on earth"." and the last line summarizes all of the above?

btw welcome back:)! & thank you for sharing:)

Oh and the true message?

Ye shall be naked
It will bring you "joy on earth"
The ecstasy of the spirit
Thine inmost divine self shall be unfolded
(when you are naked even without being naked perhaps able to spread the joy without even trying;)
2014-05-25