THE VEVEREVERBERATION RITE
All Participants gather in an area which has as its center a center-post, tree, or pole erected. Necessary for its performance are a bowl of water, a tape of syncopated drums (suggested rhythm is 111.111.111 etc.) and/or drums for playing, candles and cornmeal for the drawing of the vevers. Elaborations may include ritual flags. A minimum of three participants is suggested:
- La Place holds a sword and directs all actions of the ceremony.
- Houngˇnikon assists and is in charge of the offerings.
- Hounsis Kanzos are all the other participants; this being a majikal ceremony, there are to be no spectators, only participants!
If LSD is to be used as the sacrament, it should be taken before the ritual begins; the peak should occur sometime soon after the loa (or lwa) is invoked.
The Vevereberation Rite:
La Place performs a banishing using the sword.
3. The Vevers
Candles are lighted and placed near the center-post in the direction of where the vever is to be drawn.
The vever for Kalku (Lord of the Crossroads) is drawn with its center being that of the post.
Invitation: "Papa Legba, ouvre barrie pou nous passer!"
Whatever chemiognostic method to be employed is done now.
The Loa are invoked in no apparent order.
5. The Battˇrie
The rhythm is 111 pause 111 pause 111 pause. Repetitions of 14 each then a long pause. The batteries may be drums, clapping, stomping, whatever. Dancing and abandonment to ob-livion follow to end.
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