Sacred Nights: Antinous the Liberator (a litany)
In the name of Antinous, the Liberator, the Savior, the Human-God, Victorious One, Emperor of Peace.
From all that oppresses us, Antinous, liberate us.
From all that inhibits us, Antinous, liberate us.
From all that constrains us, whether without or within, Antinous, liberate us.
From racism and all racial prejudice, Antinous, liberate us.
From sexism and all misogyny, Antinous, etc.
From disrespect for our elders,
From disrespect for our youth,
From homophobia and all hatred of sexual minorities,
From all contempt for women and girls and for effeminate men,
From all injustice,
From sexual violence,
From bullying and harassment,
From depression and melancholy,
From loneliness and despair,
From doubt of our own gifts,
From doubt of our ability to act,
From the wounds of the past,
From fear of the future,
From all addictions,
From the tyranny of the wealthy and their greed,
From the tyranny of the bigoted and their fear,
From the tyranny of the lustful and their self-loathing,
From every kind of hatred,
[Additional petitions may be inserted here. ]
Guard and defend us, Antinous, as we struggle to free ourselves; guard and defend us, Antinous, as we strive to liberate others; guard and defend us, Antinous, as we await the rising of your star.
Ave, ave, Antinoe!
Haec est unde vita venit!