Dedications for Mass Weapons
by Dionysos Thriambos

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

What follows are some incantations that I developed as adjunct technology for the Mass. These verses are dedications of the weapons that would be recited by the Priest, Priestess, or Deacon, perhaps while touching each weapon during its dedication with the Book of the Law. Note that the elemental references in the verses appear reversed; the idea is to temper each weapon with its opposing element, and thus strengthen it.

Be this consecrated lance
A shaft of light. The Lord who grants
His power to our work this day
Ensure its strength. I duly pray
That I may bear this sacred rod
With all the fitness of a god.
May waters rush to meet its thrust;
May it inspire the force of lust.
So may each heart and tongue fulfill
The law, that is love under will.

Be this consecrated graal
The well of joy beyond the veil.
As into it our woe has rained
Let happiness therefrom be drained.
The flower of its brimming cup
Of nectar shall be offered up
To light the fire upon the tongue
Of God. Now let the song be sung:
So may each heart and tongue fulfill
The law, that is love under will.

Be this consecrated sword
The key of freedom. May the Lord
Most Secret its chill steel imbue
With perfect justice, sharp and true.
This weapon wrought for mortal strife
May cleave asunder human life
From that more cosmic realm unknown:
The World's hidden heart of stone.
So may each heart and tongue fulfill
The law, that is love under will.

Be this consecrated plate
The solar disc: the eye of fate,
That turned to Earth gives life and death–
The life that stirs in every breath,
And in the searing southern ray
The fatal end to breathing. May
It come from darkness to the East
To bear for us the holy feast.
So may each heart and tongue fulfill
The law, that is love under will.

Love is the law, love under will.