Thursday, April 4, 2013

Quarter Call For The Greek God Dionysus - Dionysian

Getting to know the God Dionysus

Recently I have had several requests for an example of a Quarter Call for magic workings and/or ritual.  Upon going though my notes from over the years, I found an example of the Dionysian Quarter Call.

For those not familiar with Dionysian, it is those who worship and are dedicated to the Greek God Dionysus.  He was the last god to be accepted into Mount Olympus as well as the only god to have a mortal mother.

Dionysus is the Greek god of the grape harvest and things associated with the grape harvest such as wine-making, as well as ritual madness and ecstasy in Greek mythology.

Dionysian Quarter Call

EAST:
Hail to thee
oh powers of the brilliant East!
With joy I call upon
the tiny dancing feet
of the shy kid-goat who is born to be slain,
to join me here
and impart secrecy.

SOUTH:
Hail to thee
oh powers of the passionate South!
With delight I call upon
the aromatic dappled pelt
of the roaring panther who is slayer and best companion,
to join me here
and impart power.

WEST:
Hail to thee
oh powers of the tender West!
With love I call upon
the kaleidoscopic scales
of the twining serpent who ever sheds the old self to be reborn,
to join me here
and impart sacredness.

NORTH:
Hail to thee
oh powers of the ancient North!
With awe I call upon
the mighty horned head
of the mottled bull who is both god and sacrifice,
to join me here
and impart wisdom.

CENTER:
Hail to thee
oh Labyrinth of the Spirit!
With willingness I call upon
the manifold Shapeshifter whose gift of Life is indestructible,
God of a Thousand-Thousand names,
to join me here
and impart ecstasy!

Note: At the end of your rite/ritual and/or magical workings, always remember to release those whom you have summoned.