Finally, here is the documentation from the water libation ritual facilitated by Nazré Soares on the night of the winter solstice celebration “Breath of Fire” curated by Margarida Mendes at The Plot AADK Portugal, We would like to share as a way to farewell the year 2021, a magick year for us full of wonders and blessings. We are very excited to receive the new year 2022 and keep developing research for planetary healing and quantic activism in service of mother earth and the cosmos. We are very grateful for all the support received by collaborators, institutions, the public, colleagues, and many others who trust and support us. We welcome the new year with an open heart, we are grateful for the last year and all the magic received.  Happy New Year 2022!!

Thanks so much to Margarida Mendes and Aadk Portugal team for being making this last ritual performance of the year happen. Very grateful for the beautiful ritual work we co-created with the divine source and spirits allies. Libation rituals and ceremonies are probably one of the ancient offerings practiced to honor Water by our ancestry in the Iberian Peninsula, also common along with different cultures and religions worldwide.

Pictures by Débora Guimarães / the Plot AADK Portugal

We acknowledge the sacredness of the wells and their undercurrents, a place to interweave the physical and the spiritual world. We acknowledge the sacredness of the rain and mist as the purest form of water and its healing magical properties. We acknowledge the sacredness of the ocean and honor and respect all kinds of living forms and aquatic entities that guide us through birth, death, and rebirth. We acknowledge the water of the rivers that brings life to all that we are and know and make heaven on earth, a paradise. We are in gratitude to nettle, Lavanda and dragon blood for their sacred alliance for the water libation ritual.

We acknowledge the sacredness of these flames igniting the magical powers of the honey bees in each breath of fire. Through geomantic exercise and invocations, each flame mirrors an acupuncture point on earth and sky, star-forming geomantic figures, and/or constellations that unites earth and cosmic sky in this communion and within the hearts of the people.

We acknowledge each of the stones here as each is one of our archaic ancestors, we are full of gratitude to receive their messages through the sound of our flesh. Collectively weaving the voices of the signing minerals, resonating through our bodies and sonic energy expanding into the cosmos.

Pictures by Débora Guimarães / the Plot AADK Portugal

When the Spell is Broken by Nazaré Soares 

The word Moura in Portugal folklore and mythology is used to designate not only monuments, ruins, springs, and other sacred portals but also those that offer a strange pagan appearance and those who in any way called into question the sovereignty of the catholic church. They appear, singing, balancing stones /rocks while spinning yarn, and Combing their hair.

The Moura is a feminine element associated with beauty, hidden in the center of the earth. They live in streams, fountains, and stones, often in the form of snakes/serpents that ask to be disenchanted. She is associated with Melusina. The relationship with the water is very strong, as a sanctification of great importance, as well as the emotion that accompanied the enchanting process. How to break the spell?