The Mysterious Ones’ Prayer Bead

Version VI

(With Bead Descriptions)


Donald L. Engstrom-Reese

© 2010




Induction


*I honor the Mysterious Ones,

The known and the unknown,

The seen and the unseen.

(large black, cream & clear oval glass)


Repeaters


*I honor the Powers of Mystery.

(round black glass with copper spirals)


I honor the Powers of Change.

(round clear glass black swiggles)


I honor the Powers of Love.

(round black glass green dots)



Section 1


*I honor the ever becoming Multiverse.

(large black glass with interior white dots)



*I honor Fire and Ice,

I honor all Co-creators.

(white glass with, yellow, & blue dots)


*I honor Yggdrasil,

Great World Tree of Mystery,

You who are the eternal connection, pathway and bridge

Into all of the realms of the multiverse.

(large oval glass large orange, & black dots and swiggles)


*I honor Sol.

I honor Sunna,

The center of life and light in our solar system.

(golden metal oval)


*I honor the Original Progenitors.

I honor Those who first brought forth life.

(dark brown femo figure)


*I honor Gaia,

Sacred Planet, Sweet Creatress,

Great-Grandmother,

You who shaped us.

(blue, green, gold &  black glass)


*I honor Mother Africa,

You who first brought forth the human spirit,

Flesh, blood and bone.

(black & red beaded bead)


*I honor the Powers of Mystery.

(round black glass copper spirals)


*I honor the Powers of Change.

(round clear glass black swiggles)


*I honor the Powers of Love.

(round black glass green dots)



Section 2


*I honor the Sacred Committee of the Earth Conclave,

You who are leading us deep

Into the hearth of sustainable community.

(large glass oval stripped greens, & black black & red dots)


*I honor Hera,

You who hold the Mysteries of Storm and Thunder,

You who delight is the thriving marriage,

You who fearlessly nurture justice and fair play,

You who first claimed me as Her own.

(glass oval gold covered with encircled with red)


*I honor Grandmother Bear,

You who first called me into the Realms of Mystery,

You who delight in the lands of wildness and wonder,

You who command us all to eat more pie.

(black onyx bear)


*I honor the Three Queer Brothers;

(dark green glass tube with gold dots)


*I honor the Queer God,

The Purple One of Power.

(lavender mother pearl)


*I honor the Fairie God,

The Green One of Gladness.

(green glass mushroom)


*I honor the Faggot God,

The Golden One Greatness.

(onyx triangle)


*I honor Bridget

Sacred Flame,

Defender of the People,

Protector of the Poor,

You who sing with the Bees

While dancing the Honey Roads of Mystery.

(ruby in geosite)


*I honor Aradia,

You who teach us

Wyrd Witchy ways of Power

With style, delight and grace.

(dark blue goldstone)


*I honor Ganesha,

You who remove all obstacles,

You whose dance heals the broken heart,

The broken hearth,

The broken home,

You who hold the marriage of queers

With tenderness and deep love.

(black onyx image bead)


*I honor the Powers of Mystery.

(round black glass copper spirals)


*I honor the Powers of Change.

(round clear glass black swiggles)


*I honor the Powers of Love.

(round black glass green dots)



Section 3


*I honor the Norns,

The Three Sisters of Beingness,

You who weave the weft of our choices

into the warp of the Multiversal Tapestry.

(white drusy)


*I honor Urd,

You who are named Fate.

(green & clear glass globe)


*I honor Verdandi

You who are named Becoming.

(green & clear glass globe)


*I honor Skuld,

You who are named Debt.

(green & clear glass globe)


*I honor Ing,

Hedge Rider, Wild Witch,

You who are God of the homestead,

God of the garden,

God of all things domestic

In balance with the untamable,

You who hold all queer men beloved.

(green cinnabar heart)


*I honor Njord,

God of the Pleasant Lands,

God of all places

Where the water and the land come together

In passion, power and delight.

(dark blue glass oval with burgundy dots)



*I honor Freyr,

Protector and Defender,

Fierce Lover,

Golden One,

You who dare us to be fully alive, awake and aware.

(black & white dotted glass oval)



*I honor Freya,

You who teach us to fully embrace

Love, justice, pleasure and beauty.

You who teach us

The ways of courage and compassion.

(white encased in honey colored glass)



*I honor Iduna,

Beloved Keeper of the Mysteries of the Eternal Now,

Treasured tender of the Apples of Life,

You who delight in the well cared for fruit tree,

You who delight in a consciously lived

Life of loving compassion.

(turquoise glass oval with black, white and red dots)


*I honor Bragi,

God of Poetry,

God of the Harp,

God of Song,

You who fill our being with Rhythmic Words of Power,

You who touch our tongues with exquisite mysteries.

(carved bone barrel)


*I honor Skadi,

You who delight in the wild winds of winter,

And the sweet kisses of snowy dreams.

(faceted crystal)



*I honor Tyr,

You who have dared to heal,

To change and to transform.

You who walk the ways

Of balance between the wild and the domestic.

(white glass oval with blues dots)



*I honor the Fenrir Wolf,

You who challenge us

To reclaim our wildness,

You who challenge us

To practice the ways of equilibrium,

You who challenge us

to claim the powers of forgiveness.

(large silver glass rectangle)


*I honor the Powers of Mystery.

(round black glass with copper spirals)


*I honor the Powers of Change.

(round clear glass with black swiggles)


*I honor the Powers of Love.

(round black glass with green dots)



Section 4


       *    I honor Kwan Yin,

                  You who teach us to embrace

Transformative loving compassion,

                  You who teach us to delight in abundance,

                      You who teach us to delight in enough,

             You who teach us the inherent powers

Of a soft touch

And a sweet kiss.

(pink glass oval with black marks)


*I honor Enke,

Giver of the Me,

Good Queer Uncle,

Sweet Trickster and Guide,

You who delight

in the ever flowing cultures of beauty and plenty.

(gray clay with silver & gold bits)


*I honor Inanna,

Keeper of the Storehouse,

Mistress of the Mysteries

Of enough and plenty,

A Queen of the Temples of Desire Fulfilled,

The Temples of Lust and Love

The Temples of Sexual Delights and Wonders.

(large flat oval mother of pearl disk)



*I honor Luna,

A Queen of the Night,

A Queen of Cyclic Change

A Queen of the Powers of the Moon.

(pale beige femo full moon face)


*I honor Eponia,

Beloved Queer Trickster,

Wild Weremare,

You who teach us that,

The whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts.

(black metal horse)


*I honor Fee Fee,

Great Drag Queen of Heaven,

You who teach us the Mysteries of Glamor,

You who teach us the Mysteries of Direct Confrontation,

You who teach us the powers of Healing Love,

You who claim Queer People as your own.

(gold & clear globe with pink dots)


*I honor the Buddha,

The Great Enlightened Go Between,

Guru to the Giddens and Gods.

(brass globe)


*I honor the Powers of Mystery.

(round black glass with copper spirals)


*I honor the Powers of Change.

(round clear glass with black swiggles)


*I honor the Powers of Love.

(round black glass with green dots)



Section 5


*I honor Flora,

A Queen of the Botanical Realms,

You who fill the gardens and the orchards,

The vineyards and the fields,

You who fill the wild and the wastes,

The deep woods and the hidden vales,

You who bless the Green

With each falling drop of rain

And each crack of thunder song.

(large clear & gold with green spiral)


*I honor the Green Man,

You who continually call us back

To our green dreams,

To our green hearts,

To our green selves.

(green globe with gold center)


*I honor the Living Prairie,

Sacred land of my birth,

You who always teach the ways of renewal,

May you again return to full health and vigor.

(bone globe with black dots)


*I honor Honey Bee,

Librarian of the Honey House,

You who teach us about both the bitterness

And the sweetness of life.

(honey amber)


*I honor Crow,

Sacred Trickster, Sacred Messenger,

You who see between the lines.

(black femo head)


*I honor Uncle Burr Oak,

You who teach us how to survive the fires

That sweep through our lives.

(three green glass acorns)


*I honor Brother Rose,

You who teach us that beauty dwells

In the Wild, in the Domestic,

And in all the places in between.

(three faced white glass rose)


*I honor Mother Cherry,

Blessed ally and beloved friend,

Precious Gift of Midsummer,

Red flesh of luscious healing and loving pleasures.

(red cinnabar oval)


*I honor Mother Apple,

Child of Wisdom,

Child of Plenty,

Sacred fruit of ancient dreams.

(red, green & pink beaded bead)


*I honor Sister Lavender,

You whose pleasure and delight

Is to cleanse and to restore

All who dwell in the Good Green Earth.

(lavender glass barrel)


*I honor Brother Basil,

Lush lover of all who delight

In the wonders of the Kitchen.

(green glass disk)


*I honor Corn Mother.

You who teaches us the ways of the garden,

You who teach us the ways of patience and tranquility.

(honey glass globe with white, black& copper center)


*I honor Sister Bean,

You who bless us with your living flesh

And sleeping seed.

(dark green glass)


*I honor Brother Tomato,

Who luscious flesh

Lures deep into culinary wonders.

(red glass globe)


*I honor Willow Woman,

Healer, Comforter, Defender and Protector.

(gold glass barrel with green dots)


*I honor Mississippi River,

You who are the beloved heart of my homeland,

May your waters again run wild and free.

(large blue green glass oval with orange, blue & yellow marks)


*I honor Iowa River,

On your banks

I first discovered my True Queer Self.

On your banks,

I first found queer love.

(limestone barrel)


*I honor Coldwater Springs,

Sacred One,

You who dwell within the gates of the Twin Cities,

You who graciously open,

All gates into all Realms.

(blue, white, clear& silver barrel)


*I honor the Powers of Mystery.

(round black glass with copper spirals)


*I honor the Powers of Change.

(round clear glass with black swiggles)


*I honor the Powers of Love.

(round black glass with green dots)



Section 6


*I honor the Red Dragon,

Great Healer,

You who honor the living red blood,

You who delight in thriving life.

(red fire agate)


*I honor the Green Dragon,

Big Hearted One,

You who are the embodiment of kindness and compassion,

You who are the Beloved of the Folk.

(yellow glass globe with green dots)


*I honor the Golden Dragon,

The Wealthy One,

You who flow with abundance and plenty,

You who protect hearth and home.

(large flatten glass with honey dots)


*I honor Singing Bear,

Great Protector of Queer People,

You who come dancing

With power woven into your hair,

You who demand full justice and reparation

From the enemies of your people,

You who heal with just your voice

And the touch of your lips.

(frosty blue drusy)


*I honor Sandman,

Compassionate One,

You who bring us deep healing sleep.

(white glass globe with gray dots)


*I honor Soma,

You who recover lost hopes

And rebuild broken promises,

You who bring us restorative dreams.

(black glass oval with dark red marks)


*I honor the White Wolves,

You who dwell through out

The wilderness of our bodies,

You who devour the deadly prey

Hiding throughout blood and bone.

(iridescent glass barrel)


*I honor the Healing Waters of  the World.

(indigo glass globe with spirals)


*I honor all Healers.

(large orange & black barrel)


*I honor the Powers of Mystery.

(round black glass with copper spirals)


*I honor the Powers of Change.

(round clear glass with black swiggles)



*I honor the Powers of Love.

(round black glass with green dots)



Section 7


*I honor Life.

(burgundy glass globe with bubbles)


*I honor Death.

(ceramic skull)


*I honor Rebirth.

(white glass globe with burgundy & black markings)


*I honor Yule.

(clear quartz crystal)


*I honor Bridget’s Day.

(orange barrel with blue & yellow marks)


*I honor the Vernal Equinox.

(green core encased in clear with swiggles glass globe)


*I honor May Day.

(blue tube with copper spiral and red marks)


*I honor Midsummer.

(turquoise beaded bead)


*I honor First Harvest.

(gray ceramic with copper, silver and gold bits)


*I honor the Autumnal Equinox.

(orange & yellow glass globe)


*I honor Samhain.

(black & green glass globe)


*I honor the Powers of Mystery.

(round black glass with copper spirals)


*I honor the Powers of Change.

(round clear glass with black swiggles)


*I honor the Powers of Love.

(round black glass with green dots)



Section 8


*I honor the Heart of Desire.

(large pale pink glass globe)


*I honor Cosmic Joy.

(iridescent blue glass globe)


*I honor Beauty, Balance and Delight.

(multicolored barrel)


*I honor the Powers of Mystery.

(round black glass with copper spirals)


*I honor the Powers of Change.

(round clear glass with black swiggles)


*I honor the Powers of Love.

(round black glass with green dots)



Closure


*I honor the Mysterious Ones,

The known and the unknown,

The seen and the unseen.

(large black, cream & clear oval glass, 1st bead)


Blessed Be.