Invocation to Cernunnos
Great Horned God of my Ancestors,
Hunter, warrior, and poet, conductor of souls,
Lord of the Forest and all wild things,
Embodiment of masculine energy, fertility and power,
Praise and honor I give to thee,
Acknowledging your hand and power in my life,
You who can walk through the thickets and off-path,
And guide us to the trailhead of new adventures,
Your presence empowers and enervates me.
O’ Consort of the Triple Goddess
Lead as I follow you on the intellectual,
Emotional and experiential expeditions
Where the soul is educated in ancient archetypal legends
Of trial, initiation, endurance and enlightenment.
In admiration and adoration I praise you,
Standing in awe of all your glory and majesty.
I call to you to be my guide in all my spiritual endeavors.
Hear me now Cernunnos!
Come and bless me now with your presence!
Once again ‘tis that time,
When ancestral spirits
Gather round loved ones,
And those not so dear.
Now is for us the time
To reach out to them,
And bring back connection
To those with whom
We pledge our love.
The feast and games of Lugh
Once more are upon us.
Celebrate the harvest gain
Giving praise like thus,
Light the fires, burn them bright
Let us see the fruit and bread
On tables laden this night.
Enjoy the wholesome spread
Set for all to share and laud
The gods of hallowed harvest.
The changing of the king
Has come around again,
And so it is time for all to ring
Bells and chimes, welcoming then
The approaching sun, and sing
Out loud with joy and praise
Longer and warmer sunny days.
Let Me Learn At Your Knee
(This is a rewrite of the words to ‘Just A Closer Walk With Thee’ and can be used as a song hopefully to that tune. Changes may be forthcoming with more tweaking.)
V1 I am weak but you are strong
Danu guide me from all wrong;
I’ll be gratified as long
As I learn from beloved words and song.
Let me learn at your knee.
Grant me, Danu, this is my plea
Daily learning I can be
Of more service, Danu let it be.
V2 In this world of hate and fears,
It’s hard to find someone who cares.
Let me again breathe the fresh air
As I labor Nature to repair.
V3 When my mortal life is o’er,
But time goes on forever more
Manannán row me safely o’er
To the Otherworld I do implore.