It is written that there is a time and a place for all things; a season for everything; of growing and evolving, of living and of dying.

The seasons are as the tides, they ebb, and they flow around us. We must be quick of mind to catch them; for some of us do, yet many still don’t.

The Sanctuary was of a short season in earthly time; a season that could wait for no man, a season now hidden within the hearts of those chosen to know…

 

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Read these well-known words below and know that to embrace all time and all space at the right moment, at the right perfect point of the tide, decides whom will raise up and whom will drown…

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
     a time to be born, and a time to die;
     a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
     a time to kill, and a time to heal;
     a time to break down, and a time to build up;
     a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
     a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
     a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
     a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
     a time to seek, and a time to lose;
     a time to keep, and a time to throw away;
     a time to tear, and a time to sew;
     a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
     a time to love, and a time to hate;
     a time for war, and a time for peace.”

 

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The Prayer:
In this hour before dawn, as I lay down to sleep.
A promise to all kin, this oath I will keep.
The knowledge and memories that I keep in my mind,
I shall pass on to the younger, those of our kind.
For those who truly seek understanding of what we really are,
Or look for friendship, need not go far.

 

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The Understanding:
We are the many-born. We are the Immortal.
Eternal we wander the aeons,
Moving to the rhythm of our own inner tides.
We are active elements moving through passive worlds.
Endlessly we die and are reborn,
Changed yet unchanging through the years,
We move from lifetime to lifetime,
Taking up bodies as garments.
Ours is a journey of understanding,
And our charge is knowledge and wisdom.
We are the catalysts and as we Awaken to ourselves,
We serve to Awaken the very world.
We have passed this way before and we will pass this way again.
We have been many things to one another throughout the years:
Brothers, Lovers,
Friends, and Bitterest Enemies.
But through it all, we have remained,
Tied together soul to soul,
In this our Ancient Family.
May we endure together peacefully.
May we enjoy each new lifetime as it comes,
May we strengthen each other as we strengthen ourselves,
And may we always find one another
In every time and in every place
To share in this companionship
And to celebrate this bond.

 

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The Symbol:
This is the symbol of life,
It is the symbol of my ancient heritage,
A heritage I now proudly proclaim.
Life sustains me and makes me strong:
Every breath and every sweet drop of blood
Is a celebration of what I am.
Let this ankh be my constant reminder
As I wear it each night above my heart
Of the life that is very precious
And the darkness that encircles my soul.

 

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The Oath:
I am true to myself, and still they judge me.
I follow my heart, yet am condemned as freak.
They hate me, and they revile me.
They make no effort to understand.
Give me the strength to overcome their smallness.
Give me the wisdom to rise above.
Fear is the seed of their hatred.
I must accept myself regardless of how others feel.
I will not let their misunderstanding daunt me.
I will not let their prejudice keep me from who I am.
I am stronger than all of their narrow opinions,
Throughout all hardships my soul will endure.

 

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My Prayer and Oath:
Oh, Ancient One; you who has always been with me
Who has constantly watched over me
I know you are with me now
Your power is mighty as the raging sea
As all the elements combined
I desire that energy within me
To uphold your laws and ancient ways
Let those mighty waves of energy inspire me
To cleanse and renew
I ask for your guidance; to show me the way
To uplift my soul
Lead me to the true riches
And Renewal for my soul
Allow me the strength to pursue my true goals
May I be rendered free from the mundane world
Wash over me to inspire my earthly life
Banish negativity within me and the harm it causes
Allow me to become strong and true to your ways
Protect my soul and keep me whole
Let me ride the tides of uncertainty with strength and foresight
For in this moment my future does dwell
I am as one with my kin
And honour your truths and all you teach me
One day allow me to walk with you
Guided to that place
I am of you and shall always tread your path;
our path towards the future stars.

 

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The Message:
Through the darkness and the glare, through the false portal of humanity lies another world scarcely seen.
Lift up thine eyes and feedeth upon the truth and never walk away once this sweet nectar is tasted for it feedeth not humanity, yet raises up those who dare to walk through the portal.
Sweetlings, feed as you will, dance the dark dance of humanity and see not, if that is your wish but beware those who yearn for fame and fortune, tis nothing but a cloak and when the cloak you wear falls upon the ground, nothing, I say nothing, is left cept your human bones stamped deep into the ground nurturing and nourishing those whom life and false truths let you leave behind.
But, yet those who dared, those who delighted in the dark and walked proud beside their maker, let them live, let them return time and time again until their quest has come. Then and only then will they revel in the glory of the truth
Tis a hard path my friends so tread it well, tread with truth and eyes wide open for you will be tested when the time is nigh. Question not our ways for in so doing so our ways will never be your ways.
You will walk the realms of the night, you will be strong and survive and flourish. Give in not to temptations of humanity but have strength and faith in those who would be your own kind, those who have guided you thus so far
Be brave, endure and do not turn back. Be steadfast in your resolve and turn your backs on humanity and all its false cravings.
Embrace our ways, in the way in which you know you desire. Come dance with us at midnight when the air turns cold and all humanity is lost to its false god.
We are here waiting as we always were, as we always will be. Unlock the door, the key is yours and we welcome you as kindred for now and for evermore

So May it Be

 

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‘The Keeper of Scrolls’ August 2018