During the last 6 months I had to face a long series of severe adverse health conditions. Considering that February is a month enterely devoted to Purification, I have therefore decided to be engaged in a period and path of intense physical and spiritual purification before the beginning of the Sacred Year in March the 1st.
A rite which can be made during these first days of February is the Amburbium: this rite interested in the past the purification of cities and villages. This kind of public purification rite is not at present viable, but a private version of Amburbium can be made to purify our private space at home. The Amburbium can be made walking outside around the house (or, when not possible, inside the house) holding in the left hand a lituus and offering to Februus/Februa milk, wine and water.
In these days of purification, it's better to refrain from eating meat and drinking alcohols and liquors. When possible it's good to devote time to reflections and meditation. This purification process should be considered of sort of therapy of purification essentially based on the following principles:
- spiritual research
- deep personal introspection
- deep attention
- self control
- indifference towards not important things and topics
I'd like to cite these words by G. Friedmann: "Do your own flight every day! At least just one moment which can be brief but intense. Everyday a spiritual exercise, alone or with another person desiring personal improving. Escaping the idea of duration and time. Trying to eliminate passions, vanity, fame. Avoiding gossip, pity and hate. Loving the entire community of free men/women. Becoming eternal, overcoming personal limits".
I have prepared the following brief invocation to Februus/Februa re-adapting the invocation for the land purification from Cato (De Agricoltura)
First invoking Janus, then Jupiter/Juno, then Februus/Februa with a libatio with wine.
"Februus/Februa I invoke you and I ask you to be propitious to me, to my family, to my house. I offer to you this wine so that you will keep diseases, desolation and all visible/invisible harms out of our bodies, spirits and souls. Give well-being to me, to my family and to this house. purify me, my family and my house".