Sanctifying of the Moon
Casting Instructions for 'Sanctifying of the Moon'
- Your voice
- After the third day of the New Moon every Jew should, either alone or along with their whole congregation, salute the Moon with a prayer. They should go together to a place where they can see the Moon best and from there look up at the Moon.
- The words to be repeated are:
Blessed art thou. O Lord our God, King of the World, Who with his Words created the heavens and with the breath of his Mouth the heavenly Hosts: A Statute and a Time he gave unto them, that they should not vary from their Orders, They were glad and they rejoiced to obey the Will of their Maker, The Maker is true and his Works are true: And unto the Moon, he said that she shall monthly renew her crown and her Beauty toward the Fruit of the Womb For they hereafter shall be renewed unto her, To beautify unto their Creator for the Glory of his Name and of his Kingdom Blessed art thou, O Lord, the Renewer of the Months. Then say three times: Blessed is thy Former, blessed is thy Maker, blessed is thy Purchaser, blessed is thy Creator.
Next, rise up onto the toes and say three times: As well I jump towards thee and cannot reach to touch thee, so shall none of mine enemies be able to touch me for harm.
Then say three times:
"Fear and Dread shall fall upon them, By the Greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone. As a stone they shall be still by thy Arms Greatness; Dread and fear on them shall fall."
Then following words should then be said three times to each other:
"Peace unto ye, unto ye peace, David, King of Israel liveth and subsisteth. "
This acknowledgement of the Moons validity was an important part of ancient Jewish thought. The words are not a spell in the true sense of the word, but they are still truly potent.
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