|Many of us are familiar with the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, the mysterious musical figure who lured rats from a small German town, was denied payment, and exacted revenge by using his alluring music to draw the town's children away with him. While we can't be sure of the exact day this alleged event occurred, the German town of Hamelin still commemorates this story by celebrating Ratcatcher's Day on this date.
Let us take this day as an opportunity to acknowledge the power of music to enchant, allure, and transport us to other places and realms. In your own ritual space, play a recording of music that particularly accomplishes these goals for you, while you carry out a spellworking you feel called to do, or perhaps engage in ecstatic movement and dance to the music. Allow yourself to be transported!