|Purpose: To rid oneself of potentially
ego damaging block, or denied memories
Materials needed: Yellow candles, kamea
of sol, a box of any shape, or size, a solar incense, and music of a childlike
nature may be used to enhance the atmosphere.
Preparation:The box should have a lid.
Paint the inside gloss black, or line it with an irregular reflective surface,
such as aluminum foil. The outside should be decorated with any drawings,
pictures, or whatever one may want to help evokea childlike state of mind,
and to help trigger childhood memories.
Premise: The premise for this rite is that
we all have blocked memories in ourselves, that we either won't, or can't
face. They may include everything from being teased at school by our "friends"
to emotional, physical, or mental abuse by parents, loved ones, etc. The
purpose of this rite is to draw these hidden memories up into a closed
box, open it in a manner similar to the Pandora myth, and meet, greet,
and make peace with the memories, as they can be very detrimental to one's
ego growth if kept hidden. Instead of finding hope in our boxes though,
we will find acceptance, and peace with oneself, and one's past.
1. Opening of any sort one feels comfortable with.
2. Statement of intent: "It is my will to greet
my past, and accept it for what it is."
3. MO recites the invocation:
I call the past to meet the present,
4. At this point, one person sits in the center of
the group with their box, keeping it closed. Hishi focuses on the box while
the rest of the participants circle around hir, teasing, insulting, degrading
hir. At this point, the teasing should not be to personal. When hishi reaches
gnosis, hishi opens the box, and gazes inside, seeing whatever they see.
At this point, the taunting should reach a more personal, and vicious attitude.
This continues until hishi closes their box again.
that the future may be bright.
I bring myself forth from the dark,
and hold me to the light.
Let not the past control my present,
let not my future be dark as night.
I meet and greet me with open arms,
and move back into the light.
5. The box then is dealt with in whatever manner
hishi sees fit. It can be destroyed, left open in a spot of sunlight, kept
for future uses, as it may be a good idea to do this more than once.
6. When the first person is finished, another
takes hir place, until the entire group has a turn.
7. Banish by laughter, and hugs all 'round.