Improvised invocation and offering at Ingomar Mound on the morning of October, 16 2023
written by ©P.D. Newman
To the Grand Old Oak behind the Grapevine,
To the Slippery Elm in the East,
To the Multiflora Rose and Perilla Mint,
And at the Blue Mistflower, do I cease.
Atop Ingomar Mound, I give Tobacco and thanks,
Where Osage Orange and Honey-Locust defend
A stone pyre kindled at the height of the heart
Thy Holy Spirit, O my God, do Thee send!
Amen, amen, and amen!
Appear to me in the Frostweed—
In the leaves and in the flowers and in the roots,
In the scented bark of the ancient trees,
And among the Sassafras shoots.
Arrow shafts of light pierce my eyelids,
Icy feathers of wind caress my hands.
Earth gathers Herself beneath my feet
Where the rushing waters touch the land.
Here in the center do I stand.
P. D. Newman has been immersed in the study and practice of alchemy and theurgy for more than two decades. A member of the Masonic Fraternity, the Society of Rosicrucians, and the Martinist Order, he lectures internationally and has published articles in many esoteric journals, including The Scottish Rite Journal, The Masonic Society Journal, and Invisible College. The author of Alchemically Stoned and Angels in Vermilion, he lives in Tupelo, Mississippi.