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CASTING A CIRCLE




CONSECRATION OF WATER:



"Blessings upon thee, O creature of water, I cast out from thee all impurities and uncleanness of the spirits of phantasm, confusion, and any other negative influence." So Be It!




CONSECRATION OF SALT:



"Blessings be upon this creature of salt; let all malignity and hindrance be cast forth and let all good enter therein. Wherefore I do bless thee and invoke thee that thou mayest aid me in the names of the Lord and Lady." So Be It!



(Walk the circle sunwise sprinkling the water around the edge of the circle, and as you do so visualize a blue light enclosing the circle. Walk the circle again doing the same with the salt. Take your athame and draw a circle with it of blue fire, making the circle that you have been visualizing grow large and strong. Then say:)


" I conjure thee, O circle of power, that thou be a meeting place of love and joy and truth; a shield against all wickedness and evil; a boundary between men and the realms of the Mighty Ones; a rampart and protection that shall preserve and contain the power that we/I shall raise within thee. Wherefore I do bless thee and consecrate thee, in the names of the Lord and Lady." So Be It!


(Then say:)


"This is a time that is not a time,
in a place that is not a place,
on a day that is not a day,
between the worlds and beyond.




(A lot of traditions stop here and go on with whatever ritual they want to do at this time. I like to call the Quarters or the Watchtowers).



CALLING THE WATCHTOWERS



"Ye Lords of the watchtowers of the East, ye Lords of air; EURUS, thou guardian of the eastern portals; I do summon, stir, and call you up to witness our rites and to guard the circle".
(Trace invoking pentagram of air towards the east of the circle).



"Ye Lords of the Watchtowers of the South, ye Lords of fire; NOTUS, Thou guardian of the southern portals; I do summon, stir, and call you up to witness our rites and to guard the the circle".
(Trace invoking pentagram of fire towards the south).



"Ye Lords of the Watchtowers of the West, ye Lords of death and initiation, ye Lords of water; ZEPHYRUS, thou guardian of the western portals; I do summon, stir, and call you up to witness our rites and to guard the circle".
(Trace invoking pentagram of water towards the west).



"Ye Lords of the Watchtowers of the North, ye Lords of earth; BOREAS, thou gentle guardian of the northern portals; I do summon, stir, and call you up to witness our rites and to guard the circle".
(Trace invoking pentagram of earth towards the north).



(AT this point invoke whichever Dieties you choose for your purpose and do whatever ritual you choose. When you are done, close the quarters by saying the following).



(Say goodby to the Lord and Lady, thank them for being with you,then say:)


"Ye Lords of the Watchtowers of the East, ye Lords of air; EURUS, thou guardian of the eastern portals; I do thank you for attending our rites, and ere you depart to your pleasant and lovely realms, we/I bid you Hail and Farewell....Hail and Farewell". (Trace banishing pentagram of air towards the east).



"Ye Lords of the Watchtowers of the South, ye Lords of fire; NOTUS, thou guardian of the southern portals; I do thank you for attending our rites, and ere you depart to your pleasant and lovely realms, we/I bid you Hail and Farewell....Hail and Farewell". (Trace banishing pentagram of fire towards the south).



"Ye Lords of the Watchtowers of the West, ye Lords of death and initiation, ye Lords of water, ZEPHYRUS, thou guardian of the western portals; I do thank you for attending our rites, and ere you depart to your pleasant and lovely realms, we/I bid you Hail and Farewell....Hail and Farewell". (Trace banishing pentagram of water towards the west).



"Ye Lords of the Watchtowers of the North, ye Lords of earth; BOREAS, thou gental guardian of the northern portals; I do thank you for attending our rites, and ere ye depart to your pleasant and lovely realms, we/I bid you Hail and Farewell....Hail and Farewell". (Trace banishing pentagram of earth towards the north). Then say; The circle is open but never broken, Merry Meet, and Merry Part, and Merry Meet again; Blessed Be. So Be It!