Calendar of the Moon
Day of the Vine
Altar: Upon a blue-violet cloth set a wreath of grapevines, a single violet candle, a pot of soil,
seeds, a bowl of water, a chalice of wine, a bunch of grapes, and a bell.
Offerings: Plant seeds. Do work with people suffering from addiction problems.
Daily Meal: Vegan, with wine.
Invocation to the Green Man of the Grapevine
Hail, Green Man of the Autumn!
Sacred grapevine, sprawling through history,
Dangling your precious jewels
For our delight and intoxication,
Mystery of Dionysos, tree of Iakkhos,
Goibniu's hoard and pride,
Winding in among your friends
The blackberries, glistening
Like gems of death and life,
Tree of altered states we move in
And out of, vine like a double-edged
Sword that can enlighten or kill,
Your wine has slain many,
Millions of bodies lie beneath
Your deepening roots, and yet
You teach us that what can kill
Can also cure, and the reverse.
There is no separating life from death,
Joy from danger, happiness
From destruction, and this is the way
Of the world. So the Gods would have it.
We hail you, sacred grapevine,
Green Man of the Autumn,
On this the day of your greatest vision.
Io Dionysus, fruit of the vine,
Io Dionysus, taste of the wine,
Io Dionysus, dream out of time.
(Each comes forward and plants a seed in the pot of soil, saying, "Hail Green Man of the
Earth!" Water is poured onto the pot, and the grapes and wine passed and shared, and then the
rest is poured out as a libation. Ring bell and dismiss.)
[Pagan Book of Hours]