recipe for a ritual

As Lughnasadh approaches I am working on our festivities and ritual for that day. I am really looking forward to it as it will be a nice break from the hustle and bustle of reality that I find my self currently in.  We are actually planning our celebration for this coming Sunday so I will try to share with you and write about it for the rest of the week. To start though I thought I would share with you the basic recipe for a ritual or schedule of events. Again this is from my Book of Shadows


  1. Cleans self: do what you can. A pre ritual bath or shower is nice. You can do this at home before you head out to where ever you are going to celebrate. Take this time to get in the mood and mind set for the event. If you cannot bathe go somewhere where you can wash your hands and visualize the rest of the elemental grime coming off.
  2. Once on location you will want to ready the space. Set it up how you want it. Maybe mark the border of where the circle will be and make sure you have everything you need ready to go.
  3. Cleans the space. Most witches use a broom to sweep up and cleanse the area.
  4. Cast the circle (see the post on that)
  5. Invite the elements
  6. Invite the Goddess and God
  7. state the purpose
  8. Celebrate, give thanks
  9. energy work if needed
  10. Grounding or earthing the energy.
  11. Thanks and dismissal to the Elements
  12. Thanks and dismissal to God and Goddess
  13. Dissolve circle.
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