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PostSubject: Blessing the fire   Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:57 pm

Copied from a book I have – if anyone wants a loan of it just let me know!!!

Blessing the fire


Fire, the cardinal element of transmutation, change and light, is also the vessel of the main form of cooking food, heating bodies and grants light to the darkness. It also protects during the night from wild animals and was often the focal point at any site, to cook at, to gather around in communion with one another and to talk, share and grow as a people.

The lighting, keeping and stirring of a fire was due to its practical and essential nature, of high importance and focus in establishing any site of temporary or prolonged stay, and although in the later part of the last century with growing technological advances this was not so much of a task before such things it was of severe and perhaps life threatening importance.

The below prayer is not only for the blessing of a fire, but for the dedication of its flame. The ancestors knew that the element had no earthly master and would turn from friend to foe as easily as the wind turns in direction, so in the dedication of the flame a greater sense of protection and security was sought, and with the passing knowledge of many lives lost at a camp fire, it is clear that it was not always found.

English
I will kindle my fire this morning
In the presence of the holy angels of heaven
In the presence of Mary of the loveliest form
In the presence of Christ of the myriad charms
Without malice without jealousy without envy
Without fear without terror of anyone under the sun
But the Holy Son of God to shield me
Without malice without jealousy without envy
Without fear, without terror of anyone under the sun
But the Holy Son of God to shield me
God kindle Thou in my heart within
A flame of love to my neighbour
To my foe to my friend to my kindred all
To the brave to the knave to the thrall
O Son of the loveliest Mary
From the lowliest thing that liveth
To the Name that is highest of all.
Amen

Shelta
Di'l muni t'era e-akharam
Od lim o dha n'da mun'ie nyedas a Daalyon
Od lim o Mary raaks shako o dha lashool gr'dhan
Od lim o Christ o dha t'dira gra
Raks gami grš, raks g'ami lar't, raks sangs
Raks getl, raks getul’d of graansha sheert dha kon
Na Mun'ie dha kam o Daalyon du sloopen horsk
Raks gami grš, raks g'ami lar't, raks sangs
Raks getl, raks getul’d of graansha sheert dha kon
Na Mun'ie dha kam o Daalyon du sloopen horsk
Daalyon muni t'era gris sturt
Alask o graw o mo granlum
Du mo grafsi mo menthro
Du dha topa du dha shlug du kri
O Kam of grawee Mary raaks shako
An tur atåp
Du dha moni'ker e swurth Goi'il
Staish Amen.
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