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Final Examples of Ritual Parts


And finally, the last parts of ritual, minus how to do workings, which can be found under the FIRE portions of these web pages...


The Circle is Cast (final affirmation of the circle-casting process)

The Circle is cast; we are between the worlds.
In this place that is not a place,
in this time that is not a time,
with a willing suspension of disbelief,
we consider the possible,
explore the probable,
and question the truth.
- Thalia Clan: Cecylyna and Dagonet Brightsword


The Circle is cast.
We are between the worlds,
Beyond the bounds of time,
Where night and day,
birth and death,
joy and sorrow
meet as one.
- Faery Tradition: Starhawk

The Witches Rune

Eko, Eko, Azarak,
Eko, Eko, Zomelak,
Eko, Eko, Cernunnos,
Eko, Eko, Aradia! (3x)
Darksome night and shining moon,
East, then South, then West, then North,
Hearken to the Witches' Rune -
Here we come to call ye forth!
Earth and water, air and fire;
Wand and pentacle and sword,
Work ye unto our desire,
Hearken ye unto our word!
Cords and censer, scourge and knife,
Powers of the witch's blade -
Waken all ye into life,
Come ye as the charm is made!
Queen of Heaven, Queen of Hell,
Horned hunter of the night -
Lend your power unto the spell,
And work our will by magic rite!
In the earth and air and sea,
By the light of moon or sun,
As we will, so mote it be,
Chant the spell and be it done!
Eko, Eko, Azarak,
Eko, Eko, Zomelak,
Eko, Eko, Cernunnos,
Eko, Eko, Aradia! (repeat)
- British Traditional

Circle Magick Chants

Spiraling into the center,
the center of the wheel,
Spiraling into the center,
the center of the wheel,
I am the weaver, I am the Woven One,
I am the dreamer, I am the dream,
I am the weaver, I am the Woven One,
I am the dreamer, I am the dream.
-*- Hear this chant (sprlcntr.mid) -*-


Circle 'round the fire to raise a cone of power
to bring what we desire - So mote it be!
Weave the magick by the moonlight,
dance and sing the whole night long.
Weave the magick by the moonlight,
dance and sing the Witches' song!
-*- Hear this chant (circfire.mid) -*-


We give thanks for unknown blessings,
Already on the way,
We give thanks for unknown blessings,
Already on the way,
We give thanks for unknown blessings,
Already on the way!
-*- Hear this chant (unkbless.mid) -*-


Tying a knot is making a connection,
and making a connection is making a circle,
and making a circle is making magick
and making magick is making love
and making love is tying a knot!
-*- Hear this chant (tieknot.mid) -*-


Symbolic Great Rite/Blessing Cakes and Wine

As the athame is to the male, so the cup is to the female; and conjoined, they become one in truth.
- Alexandrian: Janet and Stuart Farrar


In like fashion may male join with female, for the happiness of both. Let the fruits of union promote life. Let all be fruitful and let wealth be spread throughout all the lands.
- Seax: Raymond Buckland


(With athame in wine:) Like the union of Lord and Lady, may this paradox of passion and play bring balance to all.
- Thalia Clan: Cecylyna and Dagonet Brightsword

Blessing Bread and Wine

[over bread] This is the body of our Mother, the Earth. We give thanks for these blessings which pass from Her body to ours.
[over wine:] This is the blood which flows from the womb of our Mother, the Earth. We give thanks for the love which flows from Her heart to ours.
- Thalia Clan: Cecylyna


[as water and bread are passed from person to person] Thou art God/dess. May you never hunger. Drink deep. May you never thirst.
- Church of All Worlds: adapted from Robert A. Heinlein


Closing the Circle

Goodbye to the Lord and Lady

Goddess and God: we thank you
For your presence
For your Circle,
For light and love,
For night and change.
We ask for your blessing as you depart.
Hail and Farewell: Blessed be!
- Faery Tradition: Starhawk

Banishing the Circle/Goodbye to the Elements

Spirits of the [East, South, West, North], essence of [Air, Fire, Water, Earth],
We thank you for your presence and ask for your blessing as you depart.
May there be peace between us now and forever.
Hail and farewell! Blessed be!
- Traditional: adapted by Thalia


Ye Lords of the Watchtowers of the [East, South, West, North], ye Lords of [Air, Fire, Water, Earth], we do thank you for attending our rites; and ere ye depart to your pleasant and lovely realms, we bid you hail and farewell... hail and farewell.
- Alexandrian: Janet and Stuart Farrar


By the Earth that is Her Body,
and the Air that is Hear Breath,
and the Fire of Her Spirit,
and the Waters of Her living Womb,
- Faery Tradition: Starhawk

Opening the Circle

The Circle is open, but unbroken.
May the peace of the Goddess
go in our hearts.
Merry Meet, and Merry Part, and Merry Meet again.
Blessed be!
- Faery Tradition: Starhawk

Chants for Circle Closing

(Part Two of "Spirit Power" in "Chants for Entering the Circle")
Between the worlds we made a circle,
Never ending, universal,
We are filled with spirit power
Send it down, complete the chain.

-*- Hear this chant (spirpwr.mid) -*-


Fire to water to earth and to wind,
It's a circle of life, a dance without end,
So merry meet, and merry part, and merry meet again!
Merry meet, and merry part, and merry meet again!
-*- Hear this chant (firetowa.mid) -*-


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