Midwest Men’s Festival’s

Prayer Beads

 

Introduction


Bead 1        We honor the Multiverse in which we dwell

                    And which dwells within us.


Bead 2        We dare to dwell in Beauty, Balance and Delight.

(repeater)    We dare to see with Clear Eyes and an Open Heart.



Section 1


Bead 3        We honor Queer Spirit.

                      We honor the Red.


Bead 4        We honor Queer Spirit.

                      We honor the Orange.


Bead 5         We honor Queer Spirit.

                      We honor the Yellow.


Bead 6        We honor Queer Spirit.

                      We honor the Green.


Bead 7        We honor Queer Spirit.

                      We honor the Blue.


Bead 8         We honor Queer Spirit.

                      We honor the Indigo.


Bead 9        We honor Queer Spirit.

                      We honor the Purple.


Bead 10        We dare to dwell in Beauty, Balance and Delight.

(repeater)      We dare to see with Clear Eyes and an Open Heart.



Section 2


Bead 11        We honor the Air.


Bead 12        We honor the Fire.


Bead 13        We honor the Water.


Bead 14        We honor the Earth.


Bead 15        We honor the Center,

                            The heart of Mystery,

                            The heart of the Spiral.


Bead 16        We honor the Mysterious Ones,

                            The known and the unknown,

                            The seen and the unseen.


    Bead 1MO            We honor the Original Progenitors.


    Beads 2MO/3MO/4MO    We honor the Three Queer Brothers.


    Beads 5MO/6MO        We honor the Queer God.


    Beads 7MO/8MO        We honor the Fairie God.


    Beads 9MO/10MO        We honor the Faggot God.


    Bead 11MO            We honor Loving Queer Touch.


    Bead 12MO            We honor The Powers of Transformation.


    Bead 13MO            We honor The Powers of Healing.


    Bead 14MO            We honor The Powers of Wisdom.


    Bead 15MO            We honor Open-Hearted Compassion for all Beings.


    Bead 16MO            We honor Gifts From Mysterious Sources.


    Bead 17MO            We honor Those Who Die for Being Different.


    Bead 18MO            We honor Joy.


    Bead 19MO            We honor The Green Man.


    Bead 20MO            We honor The Mysteries of Paradox.


    Bead 21MO            We honor The Gifts of Service.


    Bead 22MO            We honor The Lost Ones.


Bead 17        We dare to dwell in Beauty, Balance and Delight.

                      We dare to see with Clear Eyes and an Open Heart.



Section 3


Bead 18        We honor the founders of the Midwest Men’s Festival.


Beads 19/20/21    We honor those who first brought us to Festival.


Bead 22        We honor ourselves.


Bead 23        We honor our ancestors.



(The Ancestor Beads)


    Bead 1A            We honor Michael Biernbaum.


    Bead 2A/3A/4A        We honor Donald Bossard.


    Bead 5A            We honor Gregory Caffy.


    Bead 6A            We honor Corky (James) Cozad-Bolte.


    Bead 7A            We honor Otis Darrow.


    Bead 8A            We honor Dan Davis (Iona).


    Beads 9A/10A        We honor Violet Flame.


    Bead 11A             We honor Tim Franzel.


    Beads 12A/13A/14A    We honor Rick (Aric A.) Graf.


    Bead 15A             We honor Charlene (Charles) Hart.


    Beads 16A/17A/18A    We honor Clay Smith.


    Beads 19A/20A        We honor Richard Smith.


    Beads 21A/22A/23A    We honor Dickie Lee Stafford.


    Bead 24A            We honor Jason Stahl.       


    Bead 25A            We honor Frank Vincent.


    Bead 26A            We honor Earl Willits.



Bead 24        We dare to dwell in Beauty, Balance and Delight.

(repeater)      We dare to see with Clear Eyes and an Open Heart.



Section 4


Bead 25        We honor The Midwest Men’s Festival.


Bead 26        We honor our loves.


Bead 27        We honor our friendships.


Bead 28        We honor our sexual pleasures.


Bead 29        We honor body, mind and spirit.


Bead 30        We honor the Circle.


Bead 31        We honor the Caretakers of Our Festival:

                            The Registrars,

                            The Communications Queen,

                            The Treasurer,

                            The Archivist,

                            And The Gaea Advisory Board.


Bead 32        We honor our daily Feasts:

                            The food,

                            The kitchen,

                            And the Kitchen Queens.


Bead 33        We honor all of our Events:

                            The dances,

                            The shows,

                            The auction,

                            The rituals,

                            The beach parties,

                            And the midnight showers.


Bead 34        We honor the current MMF,

                            MMF’s history,

                            And MMF’s future.


Bead 36        We dare to dwell in Beauty, Balance and Delight.

(repeater)      We dare to see with Clear Eyes and an Open Heart.



Section 5


Bead 37        We honor the Place called Camp Gaea.


Bead 38/39        We honor Lake Onessa.


Bead 40        We honor The Ridge.


Bead 41        We honor the Pavilion.


Bead 42        We honor Herne’s Hollow.


Bead 43        We honor Venus Mound.


Beads 44/45        We honor The Gardens of Gaea.


Bead 46        We honor Grover’s Glen.


Bead 47        We honor Pixie Stix.


Beads 48/49        We wish Gaea continued health and well being.


Bead 50        We dare to dwell in Beauty, Balance and Delight.

(repeater)      We dare to see with Clear Eyes and an Open Heart.



Section 6


Bead 51        What are our visions for the future?


Bead 52        What challenges us?


Bead 53        What are our unanswered questions?


Bead 54        What do we fear?


Bead 55        What do we embrace?


Bead 56/57        What do we celebrate?


Bead 58        We dare to dwell in Beauty, Balance and Delight.

(repeater)        We dare to see with Clear Eyes and an Open Heart.



Section 7


Bead 59        We honor Queer Spirit.

                        We honor the Purple.


Bead 60        We honor Queer Spirit.

                        We honor the Indigo.


Bead 61        We honor Queer Spirit.

                        We honor the Blue.


Bead 62        We honor Queer Spirit.

                        We honor the Green.


Bead 63        We honor Queer Spirit.

                        We honor the Yellow.


Bead 64        We honor Queer Spirit.

                        We honor the Orange.


Bead 65        We honor Queer Spirit.

                        We honor the Red.


Bead 66        We dare to dwell in Beauty, Balance and Delight.

(repeater)      We dare to see with Clear Eyes and an Open Heart.


Bead 1        We honor the Multiverse in which we dwell

                    And which dwells within us.


                    Blessed Be.