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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Modern Lughnasa Prayer

This is a version of a prayer taken from volume one of the Carmina Gadelica, modernized in language and content and made pagan. I have modefied this one more than I usually do to make it applicable to anyone in an urban or suburban setting (as opposed to the normal agricultural focus of the Gadelica). It is based on Reaping Blessing #90

 A Modern Lughnasa Prayer

This morning at the first light of dawn
With the face of the sun rising in the east
I will go forth and celebrate Lughnasa
I will honor the harvest of my life

I will reflect on what I have sown
With the product of my effort around me
I will raise my eye upwards
I will turn in a sacred round

Rightway as travels the sun
From the airt of the east to the west
From the airt of the north, calmly turning,
To the very core of the airt of the south

I will give thanks to the Gods who bless me,
To the spirits that surround me,
To the ancestors who made me,
And I will make offerings to them.

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