September and the approaching Fall is a time when we go back to school, work hard at our goals, and prepare for what is ahead of us. Our next free online Voodoo ritual will be honoring Cousin Azacca, the lwa of agriculture, farming, and all things to do with planting and growing. Azacca reminds us of our roots and our dependency on this earth for our very survival! He is the ultimate conservationist living off the gifts of nature. He is a wonderfully hard worker and a fun-loving spirit, a peasant who is down to earth and has no pretenses.
Aside from actual gardening or farming, Azacca can be petitioned for a bountiful harvest and growth in any personal endeavor. We can call on him to help us reap the fruits of our labors in the best way. Come honor and petition this hardworking, powerful lwa with us on Sunday, September 28th, at 2:00 PM Eastern time!
The ritual is absolutely free, no purchase required, etc. As above, your identity is never revealed unless you reveal it! The only thing that we do ask is that you observe our House rules and regulations as far as behavior and decorum. This is not a public forum for speaking, venting, asking questions about your spell work, etc. This is a spiritual ritual and we expect everyone to act accordingly. Please remember that we are respectful of all religions and belief systems and expect the same of everyone else. Please see more detailed guidelines below. Thank you!
How to attend the ritual: All you need to do is simply click on this link: SPELLMAKER RITUAL ROOM at the designated time for the ritual (see above for ritual date and time). Give it a minute once you click there as the room leader will allow each person to enter. If there are a lot of people, it could take a minute. :) That is all you need to do to attend. No sign up is required.
How to request a petition to be included in the ritual: To send in a petition/request/prayer to be included in the ritual: If you desire to only send in your prayer request, and not join us online, you may do that by simply sending your prayer request to us at email@example.com. Sending in a pettion/prayer request insures that you will be included in our Spellmaker Group Prayer Sessions. (Our Novitiates - those who are on the road to Initiation in our House - are the ones who will be doing the group prayer sessions.) If you wish to protect your confidentiality, please do not include your last name or personal information (such as where you live) in your prayer request as many different people will be doing the praying! However, please at least give us your first name and the first name of any other persons you want us to include in the ritual!
General info: You do not have to show your real name in the chatroom, you will be given an opportunity to choose a nickname that will show in the chatroom. In the public chatroom prayer sessions, precedence will be given to those who show up to pray with us, though we will make every effort to get to all prayers/petitions. Email requests may or may not be prayed for on the nights above in the public prayer session. That depends on how many folks show up with requests on each night. However, even if the the email requests are not gotten to in the public sessions, they will be prayed for in our private House sessions regardless of whether or not you showed up for a public prayer session. So if you are not interested in joining us to pray in the public prayer session, you can still send in an email request that will be still receive our utmost attention, just in private sessions by our Khouzhans (our Novitiates, those on the road to initiation are called Khouzhans).
We are asking that you make your prayer request serious, for serious needs. We are not going to be doing prayers for anyone to get that new red Mustang they have their eye on. However, we will accept prayers for health situations, money situations, even love situations. It is important to remember that these prayers do not take the place of doing other things for situations: If you are sick, go to the doctor. If you need a job, be sure to continue to look for one. If you have love affair problems, we have products for that. These prayers are meant to assist everyone we can assist, but we cannot make any guarantees of success - all we can do is try.
We believe that there is a great Cosmic Consciousness that we all belong to, no matter what our religious beliefs are, and that by coming together to pray/petition/do ritual and send good energy, we tap into and use that Cosmic Consciousness Power as well as give back to it!
As above, if you desire to join us online to pray for yourself and others, you are welcome to do that. We will announce dates on this page as to when we will be meeting online. In order to join the group online, you will need to sign up for our online chat room, and you can join us at the designated times for the prayers.
PUBLIC RITUAL/PRAYER ROOM GUIDELINES
To make this a good experience for everyone, please carefully read this information!
- To join us in this Public Ritual/Prayer Room you must agree to our guidelines of proper behavior: No swearing, no preaching, no pushing any particular religion on anyone, etc. We will be in there to DO RITUALS,pray and nothing else.
- This room will not be a place to chat, talk about Spellmaker products, your problems, etc. You may come and request to be included in the ritual, just watch the ritual, pray for others, or share a prayer.
- In the room we ask that you remember that we are all there to pray for ourselves and each other. It is to be considered, for the most part, a "quiet room." Anytime you log into that room, especially if the Ritual has already started, we ask that you NOT greet everyone upon your arrival - no "hi's" or "how is everyone" is necessary. Just join the room and sit quietly until you see what is going on at the time you join.
- There are really only a few times for "speaking" (i.e., typing in the chat window - you aren't actually able to speak unless you are a member of our House) in the room:
1. To request a prayer/petition: Do not interrupt the ritual - wait for the leader to ask for requests then, simply type the words "request, please" in the message window and hit send. Please wait for the Prayer Moderator to call on you. The Prayer Moderator may also be pasting in prayer requests that were emailed in. Please allow time to be called upon.
2. To share a prayer with the group: To share a prayer with the group simply type the words "prayer share, please" in the message window and hit send. Please wait for the Prayer Moderator to call on you.
3. To say a few words of encouragement like, "Amen" at the end of prayers, or "I will pray for you" when a request is made - that kind of thing. We have to keep the sessions going to get everything done so we just don't have time for big conversations, but it okay to acknowledge what is happening in the room as long as we can keep it to a minimum. :-)
You may leave the room at any time. Please don't interrupt the room session to say goodbye or anything. Just leave when you are ready.
- Most Vodou ceremonies start with three prayers: The Our Father, the Hail Mary, and the Apostle's Creed. We will always open with those three prayers. We will also always start out with Papa Alegba opening the gate for us and end with Papa closing the gate for us. These are our Vodou traditions and must be observed. These prayers are not meant to make anyone feel uncomfortable who doesn't believe in them, just please understand that it is our tradition.
- If you desire to set up a little area to pray when you joing us we recommend: One or two white candles, a white cloth, a glass of water, perhaps something to write on and with to record your own thoughts and feelings. There are no real set rules but you can set up an elaborate area or a simple one. Setting up a little area - even just burning one candle, helps you to focus your energies and concentrate on praying and accepting the energy from those praying for you.
- While this room will be about Religious Tolerance, we do not want to be subjected to prayers from Satanism or any other Black Magick type of prayers, especially those based in hate or negativity. We plan on using prayers from a variety of different religions including our religion of Vodou. If you have strong objections to different religions, you should not join the room to pray.
- Even though we are calling this a "Public Prayer Room" - it actually is NOT a public facility. The chatroom is owned by Spellmaker and thus we reserve the right to refuse anyone entry.
- The Prayer Moderators have the final say in the Prayer Room and we reserve the right to remove and ban anyone who is there to cause trouble. We want this to be a peaceful and happy experience for people - a place to come to pray and to be prayed for. This Prayer Room should be a place of comfort, not conflict.
- Basically, it is pretty easy: Play nice and follow the rules and there won't be any problem. :-)
- The prayer room is a Java-based room. In order to make sure that the room works properly for you, please update your Java before you try to come into the room. Java is free. Just go to www.java.com and follow the instructions there.
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