Question #7: Write a Statement of Purpose for a rite of your choosing and one invitation for each of the Three Kindreds. Submit a video (of no more than ten minutes of total length) of your performance of all four pieces.
a. Statement of Purpose for an Alban Gaef (Winter Solstice) Rite
Children of the Earth, we are here to celebrate the Feast of Alban Gaef, the Winter Solstice, when the days are short, and the nights are long, and the sun is weak.
Winter is upon us, and our days grow colder. So we shall call for the sun to return!
We also remember another winter of the world, when Lleu Llaw Gyffes was mortally wounded, and flew in eagle form, and took refuge at the top of a tall oak tree. There, His uncle Gwydion restored Him to health, and to His rightful place in the Cosmos.
And at the Sacred Center of the Worlds, we may do the same.
So let us join together as one Folk and make our sacrifices in joy and reverence.