Your first Rituals P2:

  1. Mark the circle clearly, using rope or gemstones or even chalk to draw the circle.
  2. Place the border candles, yellow to the East, red to the South, blue to the West and green to the North.
  3. The altar always is setup so that it faces east.
  4. Place all the items that will be used for the ritual on the altar.
  5. Light the altar candle and the incense.
  6. Ring the bell 3 times then say:
  • “Let it be it known that this temple is about to be erected, the circle will now be cast.”
  1. Meditate by the altar gaining power, using breathing techniques or chanting or drumming.
    1. It is important to raise as much power as you can here as you will be spending all the power to cast the circle. I find that meditation with breathing works well here, while meditating, image the moon, the bright light shining off it and then how the light from the moon forms a line, this line comes down from the moon all the way to you and touchers your head at the crown. As the pure white light keeps pouring into you, you can see yourself begin to gain a faint glow that gradually builds up until you shine just as bright then see yourself becoming the same as the moon and shining with the same light and power. See the power illuminating out of you and filling all the horizontal space between you and the circle line. When the power has filled this space, create a dome and close the circle above and below you so that you are sitting in a perfect sphere that goes all around, above and below you. When you are ready continue with the ritual.
  2. Take the altar candle and move to the eastern candle then say:
  • “Here do I bring light and call upon Air at the east, so that it will illuminate our Temple and bring with it the breath of life.”
  1. From there move clockwise to the southern candle then say:
  • “Here do I bring light and call upon Fire at the south, so that it will illuminate our Temple and bring with it warmth.”
  1. Then move clockwise to the western candle then say:
  • “Here do I bring light and call upon Water at the west, so that it will illuminate our Temple and wash it clean.”
  1. Then move clockwise to the northern candle then say:
  • “Here do I bring light and call upon Earth at the north, so that it will illuminate our Temple and build it in strength.”
  1. Complete the circle by moving again to the east and then go back to the altar.
  2. Take up your athame/wand/or use your finger if you don’t have the tools, and move to the eastern candle.
  3. Then point your athame down at the circle line and start moving around the circle in a clockwise fashion and draw the circle with your athame. Focus all the energy you can muster from your whole body and pump it out through your arm, into the athame and then into the circle. This will empower the circle and seal it for your workings.
  4. Once you are back at the east, return to the altar and ring the bell 3 times.
  5. Place the point of your athame into the dish with salt and say the following then say:
  • “As salt is life, purify us in all the ways that we may use it.
  • Let it cleanse our bodies and spirits as we dedicate ourselves to these rights for the glory of the God and the Goddess.”
  1. Using the blade of the athame, scoop 3 portions of salt into the dish with the water.
  2. Stir the salted water 3 times with the athame and say:
  • “Let the sacred salt drive out any impurities in this water, that we may use it through these rights.”
  1. Take dish with the salted water and starting at the east, sprinkle the salt water onto the circle line to clean the circle.
  2. When the entire circle in completely sprinkled you should be back and the eastern candle.
  3. Then take the incense and starting at the east, hold the censer over the circle line and move again clockwise around the circle so that the entire circle is censed. This will consecrate the circle.
  4. Return to the altar, then use the anointing oil to draw a Celtic cross on your third eye and a pentacle on your chest over your heart then say:
  • “With this oil let me be consecrated in the names of the God and the Goddess.”
  1. Move to the east and draw an invoking pentagram over the candle and say:
  • “All hail the element of Air, Watchtower of the East.
  • May it stand in strength, ever watching over our circle.”
  1. Move to the south and draw an invoking pentagram over the candle and say:
  • “All hail the element of fire, Watchtower of the South.
  • May it stand in strength, ever watching over our circle.”
  1. Move to the West and draw an invoking pentagram over the candle and say:
  • “All hail the element of Water, Watchtower of the South.
  • May it stand in strength, ever watching over our circle.”
  1. Move to the North and draw an invoking pentagram over the candle and say:
  • “All hail the element of Earth, Watchtower of the North.
  • May it stand in strength, ever watching over our circle.”
  1. Return to the altar and draw an invoking pentagram over the altar and say:
  • “All hail the 4 Quarters and all hail the Gods, we bid the Lord and Lady welcome and invite that they join us now. Witnessing these rights, we hold in their honour.
  • All hail.”
  1. Take the goblet of wine and pour some of the wine into a libation dish then say:
  • “To the God and Goddess”
  1. Take a sip of the wine.
  2. The bell if rung 3 times then say:
  • “Now the temple stands erected. Let no one leave this circle but with good reason while these rites are performed. We shall stay in this sacred space until the Temple is cleared.
  • As it is my will, so mote it be.”

 

 

It is in this space that we will do all our rituals and magic.

Once we are done the temple still needs to be closed.

Closing the Temple:

  1. Say the following:
  • “I thank the Gods for their attendance. I came here in love for them, now I will go my way. Love is the law, love is the bond. So be it. Merry meet, merry part and merry meet again. The Temple is now cleared. So mote it be.”

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