Midsummer Ritual

midsummer ritual

midsummer ritual

Midsummer Ritual as is our way begins by casting a circle.

Now stand before your altar and say the following or similar:
“Great God of the sun, I have come here this day to honour you in your strength, for I know that now is the time of your greatest power.”

Raise your Wand or Athame towards the sun and say the following or similar:
“Great father God, Great mother Goddess, come into my heart, and purify me.
Smite the evil in my soul, just as your magickal love purges the evil from all things.”

Visualize the energy of the sun flowing into your athame, and into you.
See it clean any impurities that exist in you. Feel it as it cleans you.
Once you have finished reflecting on the God and Goddess‘ purification of you
move to the south side of you circle (the direction of fire) and light a (small) ritual fire.
Now say the following or similar: “Great horned father may this fire burn in representation of your greatness.”

Meditate for a while (while staring into the flames) on the sun, and all it does for us.
Once you have meditated, you should allow yourself some time to commune with the gods.
Just open your mind to them and let them speak to you.
If you like you can thank them and tell them what midsummer means to you.
Or you can just lay there in silence and know that they are watching.
Once you are done, thank the gods for watching over you.
The ritual part of this rite is over; however, midsummer & midsummer’s night are probably the best times to perform magick.
Any spells cast during this time are likely to be vastly more powerful than when cast at other times.
If you do not have any particular thing to cast a spell for then perhaps now would be the best time to cast a spell that ensures happiness for you over the coming winter months. Think hard about it, because this opportunity comes but once a year.

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Hand fasting Ritual 2

Hand fasting Ritual 2

Hand fasting Ritual 2

Cast Circle

HPS: (opens doorway with staff, place staff across threshold of door)
There are two who would be joined together as one.
Let them enter into this place of love and begin their union together.

(Bride and Groom enter and stand in centre of circle)

HPS:(to others outside of the circle) The gate stands open to the temple of love. There is no challenge, for all are welcome here, who enter with joy and love for this sacred union.

(any who enter are anointed with Celtic cross and told:) blessing be upon you!

HP: (At the Eastern Watchtower) Hear me Raphael (may be replaced with the name of any air deity),
Lord of air- you who rules over the realms of birth and new beginnings.
We call thee forth to witness our rite, and guard this circle with your love and light!

(At South) Hear me Michael (or other Fire deity),
Lord of fire- you who shines so brightly over our lives, filling them with the love that is yours, so that it may shine forth from within.
We call thee forth to witness our rite, and to guard this circle with your love and light!

HPS: (West) Hear me Gabriel (or other Water deity),
Lady of water- you who reigns over all endings, that which without, there could be no beginning. We call thee forth to witness our rite, and guard this circle with your love and light.

(North) Hear me Ariel, (or other Earth deity)
Lady of earth- you who are the body and mystery, from which all life begins.
We call thee forth to witness our rite, and guard this circle with your love and light.

(HPS- light Lady Candle HP- Light Lord Candle)

Both: (HPS) Gracious Goddess (HP) Mighty Lord (together)
Give to these before us, we do ask; your love and protection from all that would try to harm their union.
Blessed be!

(handmaiden and summoner bring forth Bride and Groom from centre of circle and place her before priestess and him before priest)

Handmaiden: HERE WE BRING FORTH THE BRIDE.

Summoner: AND ALSO THE GROOM.

HPS: Is it your wish, (Bride’s name), to become one with this man in the bond of hand fasting?

Bride: It is.

HP: Is it your wish, (Groom’s name), to become one with this woman in the bond of hand fasting?

Groom: it is.

HP: Air, Be with us here, oh beings of air, With your clever fingers, tie closely the bonds between this pair.

Fire, be with us here, oh beings of fire, Give their love and passion, your all-consuming ardour.

HPS: Water, Be with us here, oh beings of water. Give them the deepest of love, and richness of body and soul and spirit.

Earth, Be with us here, oh beings of earth. Let your strength and consistency be theirs throughout this union for this life time.

(Priestess places Brides ring on wand and holds end in left hand. Priest places Grooms ring on wand and holds end in right hand. present wand to couple)

HP: place your right hands on this wand, his hand over hers. (pause while do so) Above you are the stars, below you the stones, as time does pass remember…… like a star, should your love be constant, like a stone, should your love be firm

HPS: Be close, yet not too close. possess one another, yet be understanding. have patience, each with the other, for storms will come, yet also will they pass. Be free in giving of affection and warmth. make love often, and be sensuous with each other.

HP: Have no fear, and let not the words of the unenlightened give you unease, for the God and Goddess are with you and have blessed this union with their love and presence.

HPS: Take now your rings and place them on each other’s hand. remembering as you do so, that they include a small portion of this circle to remind you always of your love for each other and your union that is made here today.

(*couple may choose to exchange vows they have written to each other*)

(remove rings and give to couple, who then place them on each other’s fingers.)

HPS: As you have chosen to mingle your lives, so now do you mingle your love…. the two becoming as one.

(HP hands her the ribbons and they are bound to each other in this manner)

HP: Then as the Lord and Lady and all the ancient and mighty ones are witness to this rite, thus are thy hands fasted, the two are one, the work of joy is done, and yet…. just begun.

(Priestess and Priest take broom to centre of circle, while Maiden and Summoner direct /lead couple to centre in front of broom. Priestess holds bushy end of broom and priest holds handle end, keeping broom about a foot above the ground.)

(Couple jump the broom) (priestess takes broom and sweeps away all negativity and traces of their past life apart from around and behind them, out the door of the circle)

(couple picks up their own tapers and light from power candle, then together, light their single candle)

HPS: The candle of life is lit…..

HP: Likewise, the candle of the soul…

BOTH: Together, they combine to form the eternal light of love.

HPS: May the lord and lady recognize the bonds drawn between this couple by
their own strength of love and will. let the ties between them be strong, yet supple and let none strive to break this bond that they have set forth in the presence of the Lord and lady for this lifetime.

HP: Let those of you here with this pair, lend your love and light to their union.

BOTH: I now declare thee…husband and wife! blessed be!

(HPS and HP pick up cup for the inside of circle, Maiden and Summoner hold cup for outside of circle and Bride and Groom hold their own cup. Maiden and Summoner need not kiss to charge wine)

HPS: And the goddess said, these be the five points of fellowship.

: foot to foot

: knee to knee

: lance to grail

: heart to heart

: lip to lip

: joined together, they bring blessedness.

(Bride and Groom kiss to charge cup)

HPS: Let us drink from the loving cup and the joy of this union.

(Bride and Groom drink from their cup, pass all other chalices)

HP: From spirit we come, and to spirit we go, from their union, the power of love will flow.

HPS: The winds of reason will stir the air, and temper their quarrels with respectful care.

HP: Their bond is forged upon the fire and love will fill their hearts with steady desire.

HPS: The waters of understanding will fill them up and they will drink together from wisdom’s cup.

HP: The earth in her glory will smile upon this pair health, harmony and happiness will be theirs to share.

Both: For what goes around, returns again, to those who love. For the spirit of union reflects the pattern above.

HPS: As these two hearts have combined like the flame of their candles, made strong by love. May the light of their love become a beacon by which they may always find one another. These children of the gods have lit a candle in the darkness of the world. May it always burn with a steady light and if it should flicker or threaten to go out, may both raise a hand to guard and shield it. For the candle of their love may well assist other travellers on the road of life. So Mote It Be. Blessed Be.

Both: Circles ripple out to forever echo and perform the act of magick with which you are charged. so mote it be!

(As couple leaves, HP and HPS silently and quickly dismiss lord and lady and watchtowers).


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Elemental magick Protection

Elemental magick Protection

Elemental magick Protection

To begin Elemental magick Protection. Open all windows and doors to allow negativity to easily

Vacate your house

The act of opening up your house at the very least replaces the stale air with fresh. It is also part of the ritual of purification and is symbolic of your intention to clean the house.

Fresh air and sunshine also help sweep and burn away negativity.

As with most magical deeds, household purification must be backed up with physical work; thus a purification of the house begins with scrubbing the floors and washing the windows. Because like attracts like, dirty, unkempt houses-with no order whatsoever-practically invite disturbing vibrations. Even if your home isn’t scrupulously neat, it’s in order if you know where everything is.

While cleaning the house, see yourself washing away all the sorrows and problems that have accumulated there. Even if you are unable to see or sense them, imagine their presence anyway. See the dirt in the water (on the sponge or mop) as containing that negativity. Immediately dispose of such contaminated water outside.
After vacuuming, remove the bag, take it outside and replace it with a fresh one.

Once the house is physically clean, you are ready to start the magical purification.

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The Element Purification

This rite utilizes the powers of the four elements (Earth, Air, Fire,
Water) to cleanse the home. At a time when you are alone in the home, or in the presence of family members or housemates, assemble on a table the following items:

A bowl or flat dish of salt
An incense burner (censer)
Frankincense (or any other sweet-fumed incense sticks, cones or
powder)
A white candle
A bowl of clean, pure water

Light the incense and candle. Stand before the table and open yourself
to your home. Feel its energies. Really tune in to any impressions you receive.

After a moment, hold your hands over the assembled tools and say
something like the following (feel free to improvise):

I charge you, tools of the elements,

To sweep my house clean of all ill and bane.

This is my will, so mote it be!

Take the dish of salt and, moving clockwise around the house, throw a pinch of salt into each corner of every room, saying the following or similar words:

By the powers of Earth, I cleanse this house!

In your imagination, see the salt burning away negativity as you
sprinkle and toss it.
Your purification will be as strong as your visualization.

Also throw pinches into cupboards and closets, through open windows and doors, into attics and basements, and in the garage

Next, set the salt down and pick up the incense. While incense smokes carry it on the same route you used with the salt. Holding it before open windows and doors and in the corners of each room, visualize the smoke clearing away all negativity and evil. Say the following at regular intervals:

By the powers of Air, I cleanse this house!

Once you have walked through the whole house, return the censer and take
the lit candle on the same route. Again, visualize, moving clockwise and holding the flame before windows and doors, seeing it shining forth with magical power, burning away negativity.

Every so often say:

By the powers of Fire, I cleanse this house!

Finally replace the candle on the table and take up the bowl of water.
Sprinkle water throughout the house in every corner and exits and entrances.

Toss some drops at and through windows. See and know that the water is washing away ills with a tidal wave of magical power. Say the following:

By the powers of Water, I cleanse this house!

Set the bowl on the table and stand for a few minutes in the house. It should feel calmer, more peaceful, fresh and clean. If not, repeat the ritual.

Close the doors and windows, and, if time permits, leave the salt incense, candle and water together on the table until the candle burns itself out and the incense is reduced to ash.


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Imbolc Ritual

imbolc ritual

imbolc ritual

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Gather a white candle and your Imbolc candle purification oil and a representation of the season such as a cut out of a snowflake, or if you have it, real snow.

Imbolc Ritual

Place these items on the table that you plan to use as the altar.

With a sharp object, scratch you’re your wishes for the new season into the candle wax.
Anoint the candle with three drops of the oil by massaging them into the writing on the candle and recite these words:

“This is the time of the feast of torches,
when every lamp blazes and shines
to welcome the rebirth of the God.
I celebrate the Goddess,
I celebrate the God;
all Earth celebrates
Beneath its mantle of sleep.”

Light the candle and recite these words:

”All the land is wrapped in winter.
The air is chilled and frost envelops the Earth.
But Lord of the Sun,
Horned One of animals and wild places,
unseen you have been reborn of the gracious Mother Goddess,
Lady of all fertility.
Hail Great God!
Hail and welcome!

Stand before the altar, holding aloft the candle. Gaze at its flame.

Visualize your life blossoming with creativity, with renewed energy and strength.
Your ritual is now complete. Celebrate with a simple feast with friends and family.

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Blessing For A Lammas Feast

blessing for a lammas feast

blessing for a lammas feast

Blessing For A Lammas Feast is most beautiful

Not too long ago I attended a blessing for a Lammas feast and it was to say one of the most enjoyable times I have had for a long time.

Now is the Time if the First Harvest, when the bounties of Nature give of themselves so that we may survive O God of the ripening fields.

Blessing For A Lammas Feast

Lord of the Grain, grant me the understanding of sacrifice as you prepare to deliver yourself under the sickle of the Goddess and journey to the lands of eternal summer o Goddess of the Dark Moon.  

Teach me the secrets of rebirth as the Sun loses its strength and the nights grow cold.

(Crumble grains of wheat and let them fall on your altar or table. Take a bite of the ritual fruit and continue).

I partake of the first harvest, mixing its energies with mine that I may continue my quest for the starry wisdom of perfection O Lady of the Moon and Lord of the Sun, before whom the stars halt their courses, I offer my thanks for the continuing fertility of the Earth. May the nodding grain loose its seeds to be buried in the Mother’s breast ensuring rebirth in the warmth of next spring.

(Consume the rest of the ritual fruit)

It is appropriate to plant the seeds from the fruit consumed in ritual. If they sprout and grow the plant with love and as a symbol of your connection with the Goddess and God.

Blessing For A Lammas Feast

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The Corn King gives his life for the land;
we toast his sacrifice with Ale in our hand
and eat the bread from the harvest made
As sheaves of corn to the earth are laid.
Transformation surrounds us
the harvest turned to food and drink
now is the time to learn and think
of what we can do to grow even stronger
As the summer recedes and the nights grow longer.
We share our rewards and bless the earth
that brings our fruitful abundance to birth
may our well-earned bounty reward our toil
as we harvest the seed and the grain from the soil.


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