Calendar of the Sun
Herne's Day II: Predator
Colors: Black and red
Altar: On a black cloth lay the skulls and bones of animals, spearheads
and flint arrowheads, arrows, and knives. The room should be dark, lit by
a single red candle.
Offerings: Make an end to something that needs to die. Cull out things
in your life.
Daily Meal: Meat.
Invocation to Herne II
All Hail the Mighty Hunter!
Leader of the Wild Hunt,
Hounds leaping and baying
At his command,
Alpha of the pack,
With teeth that close on the throat
Of the largest, strongest prey,
Predator against whom none can stand.
You who understand the cycle,
Who accepts the sacrifice,
Who takes the offering of your prey,
Wolf who runs with his brothers and sisters,
Great panther who hunts alone,
Bear huge and fierce of claw
Weasel and marten, dark and sly,
Faithful dog that runs to the kill,
Teach us that when Fate comes for us,
It is our place to surrender.
Teach us that when we are overrun,
It is our place to weed out.
Teach us to understand Death
From the side of your implacable eyes.
The Hunt is On
(Ritual ends in a great howl, after which the single candle is snuffed
out and all leave the room silently.)
[Pagan Book of Hours]