• A Hymn to Hermes

    Io, Hermes!
    Sacred Son or Arcadia,
    Father to Pan and lover
    of Krokos,
    Hermes Pompaios
    be my guide in all things.

    Fill my heart
    with glad tidings
    and my steps with joy;
    enliven my tongue,
    hone my wit:
    Hermes Dotor Eaon,
    smile upon me and mine.

    Io, Hermes!
    curious monotheism
    of a generation,
    in Your darkest heart
    You could not condone
    these perpetrations
    in Your Name.
    Hermes Epikthonis,
    pray for us all.

    The obligation is complete.

  • A Prayer to Mary and Archangel Michael for Peace

    I will praise Thee, O God, in the sight of Thy Angels.

    O Mary Immaculate, great Queen of Heaven and earth and our gentle advocate, we beg Thee to intercede for us. Pray God to send St. Michael and the holy Angels to ward off all the obstacles contrary to the reign of the Sacred Heart in our souls, our families, our country and in the whole world.

  • Archangel Gabriel Novena

    The Feast of St Gabriel the Archangel is on March 24th (last recorded date before it is moved to coincide with Michaelmas, Feast of the Archangels). There seems to be some confusion over when one starts a novena leading up to a Saint's day: do you finish your ninth day of prayers on the Saint's day or do you finish the day before? Not sure. I like the idea of finishing the day before, and leaving the actual Saint's day for simple prayers and offerings.

  • Autumnal Equinox Prayer

    Descend Summer King, Lord of Day
    Midsummer is past
    And the veil beckons.
    Ascend Winter King, Lord of Night
    Midwinter draws nigh
    Take up thy spear.

  • Hymn of Horemheb to Thoth

    Adoration of Thoth, Son of Ra, Moon,
    Of beautiful rising, Lord of appearings, Light of the Gods,
    By the Prince, Count, Fan-bearer on the King's right,
    Great Troop-commander, Royal Scribe, Horemheb, whose word is right and true,
    he says:
    Hail to You, Moon, Thoth,
    Bull in Hermopolis, dweller in Hesret,
    Who makes way for the Gods!
    Who knows the secrets,
    Who records their expression,
    Who distinguishes one speech from another,
    Who is judge of everyone.
    Keen-faced in the Ship-of-millions,
    Courier of mankind,
    Who knows a man by his utterance,
    Who makes the deed rise against the doer.
    Who contents Ra,
    Advises the Sole Lord,
    Lets Him know whatever happens;
    At dawn He summons in Heaven,
    And forgets not yesterday's report.

    Who makes safe the night-bark,
    Makes tranquil the day-bark,
    With arms outstretched in the bow of the ship.
    Pure-faced when He takes the stern-rope,
    As the day-bark rejoices in the night-bark's joy,
    At the feast of crossing the sky.
    Who fells the fiend,
    Sunders western lightland.
    The Ennead in the night-bark worships Thoth,
    They say to Him:
    "Hail, Son of Ra,
    Praised of Ra, Whom the Gods applaud!"
    They repeat what Your ka(the life-force) wishes,
    As You make way for the place of the bark,
    As You act against that fiend:
    You cut off his head, You break his ba(the soul),
    You cast his corpse in the fire,
    You are the God Who slaughters him,
    Nothing is done without Your knowing,
    Great one, son of a Great One, Who came from Her limbs,
    Champion of Horakhty,

    Wise friend in Heliopolis,
    Who makes the place of the Gods,
    Who knows the mysteries,
    Expounds their words.

    Let us give praise to Thoth,
    Straight plummet in the scales,
    Who repulses unrighteousness,
    Who accepts him who leans not on crime.
    The Tjati(the Prime Minister or Vizier) Who settles cases,
    Who changes turmoil to peace;
    The scribe of the mat Who keeps the book,
    Who punishes crime,
    Who accepts the submissive!
    Who is sound of arm,
    Wise among the Ennead,
    Who relates what was forgotten.
    Counselor to him who errs,
    Who remembers the fleeting moment,
    Who reports the hour of night,
    Whose words endure forever,
    Who enters the Dwat(the Netherworld),
    knows Those in it,
    And records them in the list

  • Hymn To The All-Father

    Hail to Thee, All-Father
    Guardian at the Gate.
    I come before Thee
    armed with oak and steel.
    I come bearing sweet perfumes,
    Bread and wine for sacrifice.
    Wisdom is yours, Sky-Father,
    Strength is yours, Thunderer,
    Splendor is yours, Bolt-Thrower.
    We have called Thee by many names:
    Odin, Indra, Zeus;
    You are the All-Father:
    Hunter, Protector, Lord.
    I invoke Thee, All-Father,
    That I might share in Thy Wisdom;
    I invoke Thee, All-Father,
    That I might partake of Thy Strength;
    I invoke Thee, All-Father,
    That I might witness Thy Splendor.
    Thee, Thee, I invoke, All-Father;
    I am Become Thee.

  • Meal Time Prayer to Hermes Dotor Eaon

    A prayer for use at mealtimes, to Hermes Dotor Eaon, Giver of Good Things.

  • Meditations on The Forty Servants

    Short meditations on The Forty Servants

  • Prayer for the Dead to Hermes Psychopompos

    Gentle Hermes, most kind,
    friend of man and woman,
    guide to Orpheus and Eurydice
    and protector of Persephone;
    you come to each of us
    as we begin our descent,
    prithee come in comely form
    to those who know Thee not.
    May thy commanding staff
    be a symbol of comfort
    to those afraid to loose
    these mortal bonds.
    Hermes, Anubis,
    I pray for my honored dead
    but also the lost and the lonely,
    for the wandering spirits
    and all those who have noone to pray for them.
    In your names, I pray for them.
    may you be a constant and gentle guide
    to all those whom you lead.

  • Prayer to Hermes Oneiropompos

    Hermes Oneiropompos, Heros Propylaios

  • Prayers for the Dead

    An incense for grief and mourning; for working with and honoring the dead and ancestors. Also for working with The Dead from The Forty Servants.

  • St Expedite Novena

    A complex and interesting novena for St Expedite, found on St Expedite.org. St Expedite's Feast day is April 19; begin the novena on either April 11th or 12th, depending on when you want to finish.

  • Untitled Winter Solstice (1)

    Kindle a flame
    on this longest night
    not to hold back
    the dark and the cold
    but to rejoice
    in the rebirth
    of the infant sun.
    Today the King is born, again.
    Long live the King.
    Sol Invictus