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COoR Breakdown: Calling to Inspiration

Spirits of Inspiration, we call to you,

May your blessings of the arts

Bring grace and beauty to our words.

May your gifts of creation

Grant us expressiveness in our ritual.

May the flames of inspiration

Burn away our inhibitions,

Let your inspiration shine through us,

As we walk through this rite.

Spirits of Inspiration, we call to you.


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The Core Order of Ritual is something that I utilize regularly in my practice, so I feel like it's important to dive into that ritual structure a little bit and share my understanding of each part, as well as giving an example of what that part of the ritual might look like. Today we continue our discussion by talking about Calling to Inspiration.


ADF rituals are an act of performance art, often including speaking, singing, and gesturing by those involved. One of the optional steps in our COoR addresses this directly, as we make an appeal to the spirits of inspiration and ask for their aid in our ritual performance. We call to divine beings and ask them to inspire us to be poised, articulate, and well-spoken.


Calling to Inspiration is an optional step in our Core Order of Ritual, but it often can be performed as a prayer, poem, or song dedicated to the a spirit of inspiration such as Brigit for Irish rites, Bragi for the Norse hearth, or the Muses for Hellenic rituals. These are not the only options, but simple examples of beings that we may call upon for aid.


If you have questions about this step, or any of the other parts of this series, please don't hesitate to ask. Have a wonderful weekend!


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