So I went to that open moon circle sponsored by WRCF that I mentioned a couple of days ago. It was a lovely night. A good Circle, if small in attendance, and I got the chance to heal a misunderstanding with someone in my local community; so I can truly say that I was blessed that night. Lord Luminhawke did an excellent job Priesting the Circle and I had a really nice time.
It’s just,… well, I have this pet peeve….
There was a spell working as part of the Circle. I have nothing agianst spell working, necesarilly. It’s just that my take on Circles is that Personal Magic or Spell work in the Esbat Circle is that it should be for need, not a required part of the service, as it seems to be so often when I attend an Open Moon Circle or Sabbat wherever I go.
Shouldn’t it be magic enough that we come together in religious fellowship seeking, and achieving, in ritual a moment of gnosis through united prayer and offerings and communion? Must we always have spell-work at open ebats and sabbats?
Of course, maybe this is just me. I’m sure it doesn’t help my attitude that it seems like the ‘write things you want, or want to get rid of, and we will burn it’ spell form is the required spell for open Esbats and Sabbats.
As I said, this is a pet peeve of mine. Lord Luminhawke did a great job with the Circle and also did something that impressed the heck out of me…
See, Luminhawke is one of the folks who has vollunteered to host the Open Moon Circles for WRCF. He mentioned to those attending that he would be willing to help them consecrate any tools that they may feel the need for help with, anytime he is priesting the Open Moon Circle. That just seemed especially classy and decent to me!