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Sanctification of the New Moon

Sanctification of the New Moon

Sanctification of the New Moon and blessing of the ancestors. This composition is my own original Old European modification of a traditional post-Talmudic Jewish kabbalistic blessing. A student of Jewish kabbalah since 1996 (my great grandmother was Jewish-American), I wrote my modified form of the blessing in honor of my Old European ancestors, whose roots in Europe extend back into remote prehistoric time.

Regarding my own personal ancestors, my maternal U5b (specifically, U5b1b1-T16192C!) maternal genetic lineage, my I2 (specifically, I-M223, subbranch I-Z166, subbranch I-S20905, subbranch I-Y20888) paternal genetic lineage, my Neanderthal lineage and possibly other archaic human lineages yet to be discovered are indigenous to Old Europe. My ancestral maternal and paternal lineages have inhabited Europe for around 40,000-50,000 years. Among genetic scientists, my maternal lineage is known as Clan Ursula (also as Clan Europa), and my paternal lineage is known as Clan Woden (also as Clan Ingert).

A daughter of Clan Ursula, my ancestral genetic U5b1b1-T16192C! maternal lineage is the predominant founding maternal lineage of Old World Europe, the Atlantic North Sea regions of Europe and Arctic Fennoscandia. My own U5b1 motherline has specifically been found in samples of ancient DNA from the people of the old world Atlantic Europe Megalithic Culture (7000 to 4000 ybp) - the culture which existed on the islands of Western Europe in ancient prehistory. The people of this culture are thought to have built Stonehenge, Newgrange, Castlerigg Stone Circle and other megalithic sites of the Western European landscape. The U5 ancestral clade is the oldest extant indigenous Paleolithic European maternal lineage living today. U5b1b1-T16192C! is also one of the foundational maternal lineages of the Saami of Arctic Fennoscandia.

A daughter of Clan Woden (the only extant indigenous Paleolithic European paternal lineage living today), my ancestral I2 (I-M223, subbranch I-Z166, subbranch I-S20905, subbranch I-Y20888) genetic paternal lineage is thought to have arisen in Ice Age Doggerland (which became submerged under the North Sea) and is an Old World European, Old Danubian, Doggerland, Southern Sweden, Northern-Northwestern Germanic Anglo-Saxon-Frisian-Jute-Danish-Norman fatherline. My father's genetic group descends from an ancient proto-Germanic federation of tribes known as the Ingaevones.

By genetic analysis, 45% of my autosomal genetic inheritance comes from Old European Paleolithic hunter-gatherers, 44% from Neolithic farmers and 11% from Proto-Indo-European groups moving into Western Europe from the Eurasian Russian Steppes during the Bronze Age. I am 1.9% Neanderthal and 2.3% Denisovan (archaic human species coexisting with Homo sapiens sapiens in ancient Europe and Asia for at least 10,000 years).

Depending upon your tradition, sanctification of the new moon may be performed either when the moon is completely dark (0% full) or when the first sliver of lunar light from the waxing moon appears in the sky.

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