Calendar of the Sun
Day of the Mother of Volcanoes
Altar: Upon a red cloth set the figure of a mountain, with incense coming out the peak, a piece
of obsidian, and a bowl of cayenne tea.
Offerings: Sip the cayenne tea as a sacrifice. Deal openly with your anger. This is a propitious
day to bring up difficult subjects that may spark argument, as long as the issues are actually
resolved, and purifications done afterwards.
Daily Meal: Spicy food.
Invocation to the Mother of Volcanoes
Goddess of fire and earth
Goddess of sharp black rock
Goddess whose source is far under the earth
Goddess whom we dare not approach too closely
Goddess whose joyous dance
Broke an island from the sea,
Pele of the ocean islands,
Fuji of the high mountain,
Help me find the best place in my life
Where my rage may spring forth
And build more earth on which I may stand,
And someday grow green and fertile in memory
Of that moment of blazing truth.
Song: Rise with the Fires of Freedom
(All should pass the cayenne tea around and take a sip, and offer their discomfort to the Mother
of Volcanoes. None may drink or eat anything else until they have left the room. The rest of the
tea is poured out as a libation.)
[Pagan Book of Hours]