“Expelliarmus!”- April 2014 Meeting

This post is about the meeting that took place on Tuesday 15th April… I would have done this earlier were it not for my internet connection breaking down.  Oh well.

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NB: This is the Yew wand Cymro made for me.

It was one of those days where it was cool in the air, but warm in the sun, for this meeting we actually had the Hearth Grove! It was wonderful to see it in the remaining daylight and it was the first time Dumbledore and Oak Queen had been there. The sky was all beautiful blues, glorious golds and pretty pinks as twilight approached.  I love sunsets and the dusk, its the best time to do magic… I swore I could see people or shapes out of my peripheral vision.  Looks like, spiritually, we weren’t alone!

Cthulhudruid was host for the evening and magic was indeed involved… for that nights meeting was about the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram.  Oh yes.
Turns out this ritual is one you can practise every day for ridding yourself of unwanted influences and negative energies.  A mind focusing ritual, a spiritual cleanser and even a form of movement meditation, I suppose you could say its even a mystical martial art.  Apparently you can even spend a lifetime trying to perfect it, I imagine you can!

Cthulhudruid demonstrated the actions as well as the sounds of the invocation of Hebrew words at each point.

Then it was our turn, I was petrified we’d just have to stand there one by one reciting all that we had seen.  Luckily for us, Cthulhudruid guided us through it.  In all honesty, I didn’t feel comfortable saying the Hebrew words, not because they weren’t familiar, but because I don’t gel with it.  Some kind of magic racism on my part? Perhaps.

Pausing for a quick break we then learned there was a Druid version, in American-Welsh.  Instead of drawing a line downwards, you split it into three, like the Awen symbol.  And instead of calling upon the angels you call upon the four Druidic elemental beasts.
As we completed that one not only did I feel really safe, but we were all facing east. By this time the sky was dark and at the finishing ‘Awen’ we were all witness to a huge, gorgeous full moon slowly rising in the sky.

Nice timing, Cthulhudruid!

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About locksley2010

Based in the Midlands, Locksley2010 is now studying the Ovate Grade of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. He is seeking to be a full-time actor, likes cats, honest people and thinks he's hilarious. Do not feed after midnight!
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