Cryman = sickle
Gwialen = wand
is a small rite of awakening a new Crochan, at the times of
deep fall to early winter. It should be done at a New Moon,
at the first crest of light, in a Grove, on a hearth, or a table
surrounded with nine candles or torches blazing. Fresh water
is in a small bowl off to one side, a Cryman is needed, a Gwialen
is also needed, some light incense of your choosing (I prefer
mine with a dragonsblood base).The Crochan is properly consecrated
in the manner upon which you choose, better it be with each
of elements proper. The rest is easy just follow the writ here!
Crochan is laid upon the Altar, hearth or table upside down,
as you begin the process of imaging-connecting to the Goddess
Cerridwen, say this slowly, with easy breath.
from the enchantments of the shimmering Lake,
A low flame of a Crochan is revealed,
Its calls a slumbering power to shape,
what the World soon to know, as the Raven calls!'
to the path, the movement's make,
From the Other when to the Starry height of now,
A Goddess steps forward to ladle Her brewing might,
Shaping, working, weaving, upon the Crochan beckonings!'
holy hearth crackles in song, bollows of the old blind man tending,
The illumined hall of Tegid doeth show, the old bent woman wending,
The black door intends to keep hidden all in the shadowy keep,
Yet, behold, the Crochan of the stirring, emboldened lustrations
the Crochan over seeing a small, meager spiritual fire with
awakening) continue invoking:
stands about of nine pearls, lip flaming make?
Who of the nine maid's of Rowan, whose breath's rendering the
Who, by watching of the mixing brew, doeth the black hens biddings?'
Cerridwen, Cerridwen! Thou of Ladle of sacred blessings!'
the fresh water into the Crochan)
of the herbs of all enlightenments, Wondrous Enchanter,
Knower of the darkened deep of Annfwn, sublime Protectress,
Wilding of the haunt-wood, by lake, tree, and solid Earth,
Tend Ye as we call this, Crochan, illumined of waters lustrous,
Hold Ye, as we name this Crochan,(_______) Thy word is Mine!
Charge Ye, as we offer this Crochan, in this Grove, this land,
Awaken Ye, Cerridwen, Cerridwen, Cerridwen, this elixir font
the right forefinger of the right hand into the waters, touch
this to your brow in three strokes)
Cryman is waved over the Crochan in the shape of the triskele
at each mentioning...
Awens! Awen! The Crochan is awakened to serve the Grove and
Awens! Awens! The Crochan is enchanted to weave the magick and
Awens! Awens! The Crochan is awaiting the sigil of its longing,
its truest mate!'
water is now turned out of the Crochan, onto the ground or in
a bowl dried out and placed back in position and the Cryman
is placed on the top lip or at the base of the north pod)
Gwialen is taken up, pointed to the Crochan and Cryman, and
three circles of light is traced deosil around the Crochan and
this Crochan be given birth in the Three Realms of existences
and amongst the Sun, moon and Stars!'
you now be anointed in the seven powers, and by so be bond of
I invoke I create, my words are the words of Cerridwen, and
my magick is the same''
this Seren Derwydd, that is Thy mate who calls Thee, about,
above, below, and deep within!'
Gwialen now traces the Seren Derwydd about the Crochan and Cryman,
from the Saturn to the Sun point invoking)
conjure with this Crochan as Cerridwen conjures, free of will,
life and spirit'.
small violet-light purple candle is lit and placed into the
Crochan, and when it is spent the Crochan is blessed, empowered
and ready to be used at any time, place or season!