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What is a Witch?
Being a witch means different things to each person who chooses this path. Many times an individual does not know what exactly the answere to this question is until he or she has had time to learn a little about the path they have chosen. The best way to answere this is to study, read and practice your chosen craft for a while, then decide what a witch is to you. Sometimes it takes time to develope your belief to suit your needs or to make it work for you, When you are not happy with the path you have chosen, it won't be happy with you. Many people have to shape thier craft to fit thier needs or life and that is what is so perfect about Earth Based Religions or Beliefs. Others go all out and learn the Tradition Way of The old Religion.. The choice is yours. Use a little of each or all of one.
Sometimes the path of the craft is not what is best for an individual but it just takes time to know this for sure. There is no harm in trying a new belief system. So take your time and decide how to best answere this question.
Learn all you can!

Bide the Wiccan laws we must
In perfect love and perfect trust
Live and let live
Fairly take and fairly give Soft of Eye and Light of Touch
Speak Little, listen much
When the lady moon is new
Kiss the hand to her, times two
When the moon rules at her peak
Then your heart's desire seek
Heed ye flower, bush and tree
By the Lady, Blessed Be
Where the rippling waters go
Cast a stone and truth you'll know
Merry ye meet and merry ye part
Bright the cheeks and warm the heart
Mind the threefold law you should
Threetimes bad and threetimes good
Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill
An' it harm none, do what you will

1. We practice rites to attune ourselves with the natural rhythm of life forces marked by the phases of the Moon and the seasonal Quarters and Cross Quarters.
2. We recognize that our intelligence gives us a unique responsibility toward our environment. We seek to live in harmony with nature in ecological balance offering fulfillment to life and consciousness within an evolutionary concept.
3. We acknowledge a depth of power far greater than that apparent to the average person. Because it is far greater than ordinary it is sometimes called ‘supernatural’, but we see it as lying within that which is naturally potential to all.
4. We conceive of the Creative Power in the universe as manifesting through polarity – as masculine and feminine – and that this same Creative Power lies in all people and functions through the interaction of the masculine and the feminine. We value neither above the other knowing each to be supportive of the other. We value sex as pleasure as the symbol and embodiment of life, and as one of the sources of energy used in magical practice and religious worship.
5. We recognize both outer worlds and inner, or psychological worlds sometimes known as the Spiritual World, the Collective Unconsciousness, the Inner Planes etc – and we see in the interaction of these two dimensions the basis for paranormal phenomena and magical exercises. We neglect neither dimension for the other, seeing both as necessary for our fulfillment.
6. We do not recognize any authoritarian hierarchy, but do honor those who teach, respect those who share their greater knowledge and wisdom, and acknowledge those who have courageously given of themselves in leadership.
7. We see religion, magick and wisdom in living as being united in the way one views the world and lives within it – a world view and philosophy of life which we identify as Witchcraft – the Wiccan Way.
8. Calling oneself ‘Witch’ does not make a Witch – but neither does heredity itself, nor the collecting of titles, degrees and initiations. A Witch seek to control the forces within her/himself that make life possible in order to live wisely and without harm to others and in harmony with nature.
9. We believe in the affirmation and fulfillment of life in a continuation of evolution and development of consciousness giving meaning to the Universe we know and our personal role within it.
10.Our only animosity towards Christianity, or towards any other religion or philosophy of life, is to the extent that its institutions have claimed to be ‘the only way’ and have sought to deny freedom to others and to suppress other ways of religious practice and belief.
11. As American Witches, we are not threatened by debates on the history of the craft, the origins of various terms, the legitimacy of various aspects of different traditions. We are concerned with our present and our future.
12.We do not accept the concept of absolute evil, nor do we worship any entity known as ‘Satan’ or ‘the Devil’ as defined by Christian tradition. We do not seek power through the suffering of others, nor accept that personal benefit can be derived only by denial to another.
13.We believe that we should seek within Nature that which is contributory to our health and well-being.

Also known as the "Threefold Law" or the "Rule of Three"
There are many variations of the phrasing of the Threefold Law, but it generally goes something like:

"Ever Mind The Rule Of Three
Three Times Your Acts Return To Thee
This Lesson Well, Thou Must Learn
Thou Only Gets What Thee Dost Earn1"

When you take a resource, even with good intentions, there will be repercussions. The petty cash box will soon be empty if one doesn't occasionally put money into it as well as take it out. Actions need to be balanced, or else things can get quite out of control to a degree many times over that of the original issue.
In other words, there's no such thing as a free lunch.
Other phrasings emphasize completely separate issues, which author Phyllis Curott has recently taken to calling the Boomerang Whammy Rule:2

"Mind the Threefold Law you should,
Three times bad and three times good. "

The above version was taken directly from the Rede of the Wiccae, a piece of work that I do not believe is required reading for Wiccans but is interesting to investigate at the least. Or, for an even more extreme version:
Ensure that your actions are honorable,
for all that you do shall return to you, threefold, good or bane.
People attempt to pass this phrasing off as a moral code, which it is not. The Threefold Law is a statement of belief in the ways of the universe. It does not teach us what is "bad" or "good", only that we shall receive three times whatever we give. The only reason it offers for being good is to receive reward and to escape punishment. That is not morality.
The world does not work as simply as these phrases make it sound. If it did we'd all be donating to charity like mad and reaping the rewards by the handful. The idea of things returning threefold is unnatural. According to the Law of Ecology (from biology class - as Wiccans we should be taking lessons from nature):
Everything is connected to everything else
Everything must go somewhere
Nature knows best
There is no such thing as a free lunch
But it is true that harm tends to beget harm, and it is true that one good turns deserves another: people remember a person's charity and are more likely to aid them in return. Hence, why I prefer to use the term "Law of Return" over "Threefold Law".
Let's also remember one of Newton's laws as another lesson from nature: for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. "Opposite" does not mean that you receive bad for every good. It means what gets put out comes back. For instance, if you push upon a wall, the wall is actually pushing back with an equal amount of force - if it did not, it would fall over. That's straight from physics class.
However, what counts as "equal" is not always obvious. Two people trying for identical outcomes might have to exert tremendously different amount of effort to achieve their goals, depending on other factors involved. For instance, a ritual asking for a healthy mother gives birth to a healthy child is fairly straightforward, while one asking for a cocaine-addicted mother to give birth to a healthy child is going to take considerably greater effort, even though the desired result (a healthy child) is the same. (See more in Magic) Putting out a little will gain you a little - which might be all that it needed in the first case, but is far less likely to be sufficient in the second case. You get what you give.

"The Threefold Rule follows the old laws of karma"

Ignoring the "threefold" bit, this statement is actually true. The problem is that most Westerners do not understand what karma actually is. The term karma is Sanskrit and the concept it represents has remained central to Hindus and Buddhists for thousands of years. Moreover, the common understanding of the Threefold Law - one of punishment and reward - likewise has nothing in common with Eastern karmic beliefs.
The Sanskrit word karma really refers to consequences of actions, and so in its proper context, it actually fits fairly well with the Law of Return. The confusion comes from the strong connections between concepts of karma and reincarnation within the Eastern caste system. Depending on one's karma, a person is reborn higher or lower within the hierarchy of castes. However, this is not a system of rewards and punishments. It is a system of lesson learning, preparation, and purity. Those who do not learn the lessons of this life return at the same level. Those who defile themselves will not rise and may return even lower, although there are a number of ways to defile oneself, such as eating impure foods and other actions that we would certainly not describe as evil. Such people's fate is not a punishment, however. Caste is what you are in essence. To be born into a lower or higher caste simply reflects what one has already done to oneself. All of this, however, is merely one expression of karma. The consequences of your actions are reflected in this life as much as in the next, and so it also is in the Law of Return.
1. The Power shall not be used to bring harm, to injure or
control others. But if the need rises, the Power shall be used to
protect your life or the life of others.
2. The Power is used only as need dictates.
3.The Power can be usedfor your own gain, aslong as by doing
so you harm none.
4.It is unwiseto accept money forthe use ofthe Power, for it
quickly controls its taker. Be not as those of other religions.
5. Use not the Power forprideful gain, for such cheapens the
mysteries of the Craft and magick.
6. Everremember that the Poweris a sacred giftof the Goddess
and God, and should never be misused or abused.
7. And this is the Law of the Power.
Your first ritual should be the self dedication ritual. It is done as follows:

Preparation Bath:
1. (3 Tsp.)Salt (sea salt is best)
2. Essential Oil (your choice)
3. Music and player of some sort (optional)
4. Candles (any color)
5. Incense and burner (of your choice).
Take a bath in warm water for about 30 minutes to 1 hour or until you feel completely relaxed and refreshed. Add salt and about 1-2 teaspoons of essential oil to the bath water before bathing. This is a relaxing bath so, actually wash before you do this do not take this bath then wash everything off with soap (and the act of washing will riv you up again). Burn the incense while bathing in a heat proof burner away from the bath and flammable materials in the bathing area (bathroom).
Dress in appropriate ritual clothing after the bath or, remain sky-clad if you wish.
Cleanse the ritual area and then cast your Circle- you are ready to begin.
In The Room or Ritual Area:
1. Incense of your choice and a heat proof burner.
2.(4) large candles for the Four Quarters- any color.
3. (7) small candles your choice of colors.
4. Matches or a lighter.
5. Heat proof container for candles.
6. Salt (sea salt is best)
7. Ritual clothes ( your choice)
8. Bell (small enough for you to hold with one hand)
9. Music recording and player (optional)
Burn your favorite incense here again if you wish. Make sure the room (or area) is dimly lit.
If outside, let Nature provide you with the perfect environment. Choose a place that is special to you-use your intuition, you'll know where. Use a large rock or boulder as the center of your Circle, or even a particular spot on the ground itself.

NOTE: DO NOT burn candles if outside-use a single campfire, lantern, or similar light source. This will NOT harm the ritual in any way. Safety first-yours and others.

Use a covered table or similar object for your alter. This can be a permanent affair or a portable one. Always use what you have on hand if you wish. It is always your decision.
Place the 4 large candles in heat proof containers and place them on the alter in the 4 directions (one per quarter). Place the 7 small candles in heat proof containers and place them on the alter-in no particular formation. Choose something you like.
You can play some music (softly) in the background to help set the mood. Do Not play music if you are outdoors. It is both rude and it distracts from the music that Nature will provide for you instead.
-Cast The Circle-
Ring Bell 3 times.

"O Mother Goddess of whom I call Thee: (use your own personal name for her here)
O Father God of whom I call thee: (use personal name for him here)
Parents to all life and answers to all mysteries and mysteries yet unanswered.
Within this Circle of Power I call to thee.
I open myself to your essence.
In this, the most Holy of places, and within this, most Holy of Times,
I am forever hereby changed.
I Wish to dedicate myself to you, O gracious God and Goddess.
I wish to henceforth walk the path of the Old Ways, the Path of the Wicca, the path of the Craft.
Mother Goddess and Father God, of whom I call thee : (Use your personal names for each Deity).
Please Bless me and accept me into your Greater mystery. I ask to be your pupil, please teach me and show me the way."

Light the 1st. Small candle:

"Blessed be are my eyes:
that I have seen this day (or night),
that I have seen your grace,
and that I have sen the way.
...So Mote It Be."

Light the 2nd. candle:

"Blessed be are my ears:
that I may hear your voices,
that I may hear the voices of those who would teach and guide me on my way."

Light the 3rd. candle:

"Blessed be my mouth:
that I may speak the ways of the Craft and the Wicca...Discretely. "

Light the 4th. candle:

"Blessed are my feet:
that they have led me to you and to this path that I may now choose to follow."

Light the 5th. candle:

"Blessed be my heart:
that I may follow my intuition and my feelings
that will guide me on my way and to allow me to experience your never-ending love and grace."

"Light the 6th. candle:
Blessed be my loins:
that bring forth life, the ultimate gift of your love and sacred union,
which you have given to us to know and experience."

Light the 7th. candle: Say:

"Blessed be this body:
that it may serve me long and well so that I may serve you and learn your multitude of lessons,
and someday be by your side."

Ring the Bell 3 times:
Light 1st. Large candle: Say:

"I now breath your energies unto myself,
blending and mixing with my energies and becoming one,
that I may experience the divine in nature,
and the nature in the divine,
and the divinity within myself and all things.
O Great Goddess (Name)
O Great God (Name)"

Light 2nd. large candle:

"I promise to uphold your laws,
and the way of the Old Path, the path of the Wicca, and the Craft.
Blessed be this time, for it marks this point in time that I shall walk the path of the Old Ones, te Gods of Today.
Please allow me to learn your ways and to carry them forever with me, for this is now my path, my way, my religion.
I shall ever endure to become a true Wiccan and a member of the Craft.
Bless me, and make me one with your essence. ...So Mote It Be!"

Ring Bell 3 times:
Light 3rd. large candle:
Recite the Laws and the Ways of your religion for all to hear.
After each law of way (at the end of the 'document') Say:

"I shall do my best to keep this Law (or way, code, creed etc..) To the best of my ability, for it is now my law (way; etc...) And I accept it as such. In perfect love and in perfect trust.
...So Mote It Be!"

Now announce your own thoughts, feelings, and the like for all to hear. Nothing is too foolish, serious, or otherwise!
Light the 4th. candle and say:

"I accept all that has transpired here and I accept my new life and my calling, this path, this way of the Wicca and the Craft. I will learn the Craft of the Wise and I will endeavor to understand it to the fullest, and in the fullest of time. I will count myself as one who serves the Old Ones and the Ancient Ways. I now belong to the Craft and I embrace it and all that it entails in perfect love and in perfect trust.
Let thy life and the lives to come be in your service and of your love:
O Mother Goddess (Name) and Father God (Name).
...So Mote It Be! ( Say 3 Times)"

Dispel Circle and enjoy the Simple Feast.
Use this ritual for Esbats, Sabbats or everyday spellwork.

The Circle of stonesis used during indoor rituals,for energy
raising, meditation and so on.
First cleanse the area with the ritual broom.

For this circle you wil lneed four large, flat stones. If you
have none, candles can be used to mark the four cardinal points of the
circle. White or purple candles can be used, as can colors related to
each direction - green for the North, yellow for East, red for South
and blue for West.
Place the first stone(or candle) to the North, to represent the
Spirit of the North Stone. In ritual when you invoke the Spirits of
the Stones you're actually invoking all that resides in that
particular direction, including the elemental energies.

After setting theNorth Stone(or candle), place the East,South
and West Stones. They should mark out a rough square, nearly
encompassing the working area. This square represents the physical
plane on which we exist - the Earth.
Now take a long purple or white cord and lay it outin a circle,
using the four stones or candles to guide you. It takes a bit of
practice to smoothly do this. The cord should be placed so that the
Stones remain inside the circle. Now you have a square and a circle,
the circle representing the spiritual reality. As such, this is a
squared circle; the place of interpenetration of the physical and
spiritual realms.
The size of the circle can be anything from 5 to 20 feet
depending on the room and your desires.
Next, set up the altar. The following tools are recommended:
* A Goddess symbol (candle, holed stone, statue)
* A God symbol (candle, horn, acorn, statue)
* Athame
* Wand
* Censer
* Pentacle
* A bowl of Water (spring, rain or tap)
* A bowl of Sea Salt (it can also be placed on the pentacle)
* Incense
* Flowers and greens
* One red candle in holder (if not using point candles)
* Anyother tools ormaterials requiredfor the ritual,spell or
magickal working

Set up the altar according to the plan shown here or according to
your own design. Also be sure to have plenty of matches, as well as a
small heat-proof container in which to place them when used. A
charcoal block is also necessary to burn the incense.
Suggested Altar Layout:

Here is a simple design:

Light thecandles. Set theincense smoking. Lift theathame and
touch its blade to the water, saying:

"I consecrate and cleanse this water
that it may be purified and fit to
dwell within the sacred Circle of Stones.
In the name of the Mother Goddess and Father God,
I consecrate this water."

As you do this, visualize your athame blasting away all
negativity from the water.
The salt is next touched with the point of the athame while

"I bless this salt that it may be fit
to dwell within the sacred Circle of Stones.
In the name of the Mother Goddess and Father God,
I bless this salt."

Now stand facing North,at the edge of thecord-marked circle.
Hold your athame point outward at waist level. Walk slowly around the
circle's perimeter clockwise, your feet just inside the cord, charging
it with your words and energy. Create the circle - through your
visualization - with the power flowing out from your athame's blade.
As you walk, stretch the energy out until it forms a complete sphere
around the working area, half above the ground, half below. As you do
this say:

"Here is the boundary of the Circle of Stones.
Naught but love shall enter in,
Naught but love shall emerge from within.
Charge this by Your powers, Old Ones!"

When youhave arrived backat the North,place the athameon the
altar. Take up the salt and sprinkle it around the circle, beginning
and ending in the North, and moving clockwise. Next, carry the
smoking censer from the altar, and finally sprinkle water around the
circle. Do more than carrying and walking; sense the substances
purifying the circle. The Circle of Stones is now sealed.
Hold aloft the wand atthe North, atthe edge ofthe circle, and

"O Spirit of the North Stone,
Ancient One of the Earth,
I call You to attend this circle.
Charge this by Your powers, Old Ones!"

As yous ay this,visualize agreenish mist rising and writhing in
the Northern quarter, over the stone. This is the elemental energy of
the Earth. When the Spirit is present, lower the wand, move to the
East, raise it again and say:

"O Spirit of the East Stone,
Ancient One of Air,
I call You to attend this circle.
Charge this by Your powers, Old Ones!"

Visualize thE yellowish mist of Air energy. Lower the wand,move
to the South and repeat the following with your upraised wand,
visualizing a crimson Fire mist:

"O Spirit of the South Stone,
Ancient One of Fire,
I call You to attend this circle.
Charge this by Your powers, Old Ones!"

Finally, to the West, say with the wand held aloft:

"O Spirit of the West Stone,
Ancient One of Water,
I call You to attend this circle.
Charge this by Your powers, Old Ones!"

Visualize the bluish mist, the essence of Water.
The circle breaths and lives around you. The Spirits of the
Stones are present. Feel the energies. Visualize the circle glowing
and growing in power. Stand still, sensing for a moment.
The Circle of Stones is complete. The Goddess and God may be
called, and magick wrought.
At times you may have to leave the circle. This is fine, of
course, but as previously mentioned, passing through the circle
dissipates it. To prevent this from occurring it's traditional to cut
a doorway.
To do this,face Northeast. Hold your athame point downward near
the ground. See and sense the circle before you. Pierce its wall of
energy with the athame and trace an archway, tall enough to walk
through, moving counter-clockwise along the circle for about three
feet. Move the point of the athame up at the arch's center and down
the other side until it is near the ground.
As you're doingthis, visualizethat area ofthe circle'senergy
being sucked back into the athame. This creates a void, allowing
passage in and out of the circle. Pull the athame out of the circle's
wall. You're free to walk outside.
Once back inside, close the door by placing the athame at the
lower North-Eastern point of the archway. With your athame trace the
circle's perimeter clockwise, as if redrawing that portion of the
Circle of Stones, again visualizing blue or purple energy flaring out
from the blade and converging with the rest of the circle. It is
Once the rite is ended, face North, hold aloft the wand and say:

"Farewell, Spirit of the North Stone.
I give thanks for your presence here.
Go in power."

Repeat this same formula to the East, South and West,
substituting the proper direction in the words. Then return to the
North and hold the wand aloft for a few moments.
Lay the wand on the altar. Take up theathame. Standing in the
North, pierce the circle's wall with the blade at waist level. Move
clockwise around the circle, visualizing it's power being sucked back
into the athame. Literally pull it back into the blade and handle.
Sense the circle dissolving, shrinking; the outside world slowly
regaining its dominance in the area.
When you arrive at the North again, the circle is no more.
If you wish, you can back up the circle casting with the
following visualizations as you form the circle itself:
Prepare asusual. Approachthe Northand set theNorth Stone(or
the candle) on the ground. Then, visualize a stone slab standing
upright two feet to the left of and behind the North Stone. Visualize
this as being bluish-grey, two feet wide, two feet thick and six feet

tall. This stone represents the Goddess.
When thestone is really there- in your visualization- create
another stone of the same size and color two feet to the right of and
behind the North Stone. This represents the God.

Now visualize a capstone resting on top of the two upright
stones. It is about two feet by two feet by six feet. This
represents The One before the Goddess and God, the source of all power
and magick. The Northern Trilithon is now complete.
The stones form anarchway, a symbol of the gateway to the realm
of the element of Earth.
Firmly visualize this, then gaze through the archformed by the
stones. See the greenish haze of the Earth energy.
Repeat the entire procedure to the East, South and West.
Visualize the appropriate elemental color within each trilithon.
Now purify salt and water,cast the circle as usual, andcarry
around the salt, censer, candle and water.
As youapproach each quarterto callits Spirit ofthe Stone,see
the trilithon firmly in your mind. Visualize it in all its Pagan
splendor. See the elemental hazes within them, boiling and writhing
in unmanifestedness. Stretch out with your feelings; sense the
arrival of the spirit of each stone, then go on to the next.
With practice this comes easily, but such visualizations are
never necessary.
The Blessing Chant can be said at the beginning of any type of ritual
as a general invocation. Separate invocations of the Goddess and God
may follow.

"May the powers of The One,
the source of all creation;
all-pervasive, omnipotent, eternal;
may the Goddess,
the Lady of the Moon;
and the God,
Horned Hunter of the Sun;
may the powers of the Spirits of the Stones,
rulers of the elemental realms;
may the powers of the stars above and the Earth below,
bless this place, and this time, and I who am with you."
Hold up a Chalice of wine (or some other liquid) betweenyour
hands to the sky, and say:

"Gracious Goddess of Abundance,
Bless this wine and infuse it with your love.
In your names, Mother Goddess and Father God,
I bless this wine (or brew, juice, etc.)."

Hold up a plate ofcakes (bread,biscuits) with both hands to the
sky and say:

"Powerful God of the Harvest,
Bless these cakes and infuse them with your love.
In your names, Mother Goddess and Father God,
I bless these cakes (or this bread)."
Light the candles. Set the incense smoking. Cast the Circle of
Stones. Place the tool on the pentacle, or a plate of salt. Touch it
with the point of your athame (or your projective hand) and say:

"I consecrate you, O Athame of steel(or wand of wood, etc.) to
cleanse and purify you to serve me within the Circle of Stones. In
the names of the Mother Goddess and Father God, you are consecrated."

Send projective energy into the tool, cleansing it of all
negativity and past associations. Now pick it up and sprinkle with
salt, pass it through the incense smoke, through the candle flame and
sprinkle with water, calling upon the Spirits of the Stones to
consecrate it.

Then hold the tool to the sky, saying:

"I charge youby the OldOnes: By theomnipotent Goddess andGod:
By the virtues of the Sun, Moon and Stars: By the powers of the Earth,
Air, Fire and Water, that I shall obtain all that I desire through
you. Charge this by your power, Old Ones!"

The toolshould immediately beput touse to strengthenand bind
the consecration. For example, the athame can be used to consecrate
another tool; a wand to invoke the Goddess; the pentacle to act as a
resting place for a tool during its consecration.
Perform this at night,in the view ofthe Moon if possible. It
is appropriate for crescents, white flowers, silver and other lunar
symbols to be present on the altar for this ritual. The quartz
crystal sphere can be placed on the altar as well. Or, if you prefer,
use the cauldron (or a small white or silver bowl) filled with water.
Place a piece of silver into the water.
Arrangethe altar, light the candles and censer, and cast the
Circle of Stones.
Stand beforethe altar andinvoke the Goddess andGod, with the
Blessing Chant and/or any other invocations (see Prayers, Chants and
Invocations in this Book of Shadows).

Now gaze at the Moon, if possible. Feel its energies sinking
into your body. Feel its cool Goddess energy wash you with power and
Now say these or similar words:

"Wondrous Lady of the Moon
You who greets the dusk with silvered kisses;
Mistress of the night and of all magicks,
who rides the clouds in blackened skies
and spills light upon the cold Earth;
O Lunar Goddess,
Shadow maker and shadow breaker;
Revealer of mysteries past and present;
Puller of seas and ruler of women;
All-wise Lunar Mother,
I greet your celestial jewel
at the waxing of its powers
With a rite in Your honor.
I pray by the Moon,
I pray by the Moon,
I pray by the Moon."

Continue chanting

"I pray bythe Moon"

fo ras long as you will.
Visualize the Goddess if you so desire, perhaps as a tall, robust
woman wearing silver jewelry and white, rippling, draped clothing. A
crescent Moon may rest upon Her brow, or She may toss a glowing
silvery white orb in Her hands. She treads the starfield of eternal
night in an eternal round with Her lover, the Sun God, spreading
moonrays wherever She goes. Her eyes laugh, Her skin is white and
translucent. She glows.
Now is the timefor magick ofall types, forthe full ofthe Moon
marks the height of its powers, and all positive spells cast then are
Full Moons arealso excellent times for meditation,mirror magick
and psychic workings, for such are often more successful within the
circle. Crystal-scrying is particularly recommended; flood the
crystal with moonlight prior to the ritual. If you have no crystal
sphere, use the cauldron filled with water and the piece of silver.
Gaze at the water (or at the Moon glinting on the silver) to awaken
your psychic awareness.
Lunar liquids such as lemonade, milk or white wine can be
consumed during the simple feast that follows. Crescent cakes are
traditional as well.
Thank the Goddess and God and release the circle. It is done.
YULE (circa December 21)
Thealtar isadorned withevergreens suchas pine,rosemary, bay,
juniper and cedar, and the same can be laid to mark the Circle of
Stones. Dried leaves can also be placed on the altar.
The cauldron, resting onthe altar on a heat-proofsurface (or
placed before it if too large), should be filled with ignitable spirit
(alcohol), or a red candle can be placed within it. At outdoor rites,
lay a fire within the cauldron to be lit during ritual.
Arrange the altar, lightthe candles and incense, andcast the

Circle of Stones.

Recite the Blessing Chant.

Invoke the Goddess and God.

Stand before the cauldron and gaze within it. Say these or
similar words:

"I sorrow not,
though the world is wrapped in sleep.
I sorrow not,
though the icy winds blast.
I sorrow not,
though the snow falls hard and deep.
I sorrow not,
this too shall soon be past. "

Ignitethe cauldron (or candle),using long matchesor a taper.
As the flame(s) leap up say:

"I light this fire in Your honor,
Mother Goddess
You have created life from death;
warmth from cold;
The Sun lives once again;
the time of light is waxing.
ever-returning God of the Sun!
Hail Mother of All! "

Circle the altar and cauldron slowly, clockwise, watching the
flames. Say the following chant for some time:

"The wheel turns; the power burns. "

Meditate upon the Sun,on the hidden energies lyingdormant in
winter, not only in the Earth but within ourselves. Think of birth
not as the start of life but as its continuance. Welcome the return
of the God.
After a time cease and stand once again before the altar and
flaming caldron. Say:

"Great God of the Sun,
I welcome Your return.
May You shine brightly upon the Goddess;
may You shine brightly upon the Earth,
scattering seeds and fertilizing the land.
All blessings upon You,
reborn One of the Sun! "

Works of magick, if necessary, may follow.
Celebrate the Simple Feast.
The circle is released.

One traditional Yuletide practice is the creation of aYule tree.
This can be a living, potted tree which can later be planter in the
ground, or a cut one. The choice is yours.
Appropriate Pagan decorations are fun to make,from strings of
dried rosebuds and cinnamon sticks (or popcorn and cranberries) for
garlands, to bags of fragrant spices which are hung from boughs.
Quartz crystals can be wrapped with shiny wire and suspended from
sturdy branches to resemble icicles. Apples, oranges and lemons
hanging from boughs are strikingly beautiful, natural decorations, and
were customary in ancient times.
Many enjoy the custom of lighting the Yule log. This is a
graphic representation of the rebirth of the God within the sacred
fire of the Mother Goddess. If you choose to burn one, select a
proper log (traditionally of oak or pine). Carve or chalk a figure of
the Sun (such as a rayed disc) or the God (a horned circle or a figure
of a man) upon it, with the Boline, and set it alight in the fireplace
at dusk on Yule. As the log burns, visualize the Sun shining within
it and think of the coming warmer days.
As to food, nuts, fruits such as apples and pears, cakes of
caraways soaked in cider, and (for non-vegetarians) pork are
traditional fare. Wassail, lambswool, hibiscus or ginger tea and fine
drinks for the Simple Feast or Yule Meals.

IMBOLC (February 2)
Asymbol ofthe season, suchas arepresentation ofa snow flake,
a white flower, or perhaps some snow in a crystal container can be
placed on the altar. An orange candle anointed with musk, cinnamon,
frankincense or rosemary oil, unlit, should also be there. Snow can
be melted and used for the water during the circle casting.
Arrange the altar, light the candles and censer, and cast the

Circle of Stones.

Recite the Blessing Chant.

Invoke the Goddess and God.

Say such words as the following:

"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 orange taper fromthe red candle on the altar(or at
the Southern point of the circle). Slowly walk the circle clockwise,
bearing the candle before you. Say these or similar 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! "

Stop before the altar, holding aloft the candle. Gaze atits
flame. Visualize your life blossoming with creativity, with renewed
energy and strength.
If you need to look into the future or past, now is an ideal
Works of magic, if necessary, may follow.
Celebrate the Simple Feast.
The circle is released.

It istraditional uponImbolc, atsunset or justafter ritual,to
light every lamp in the house - if only for a few moments. Or, light
candles in each room in honor of the Sun's rebirth. Alternately,
light a kerosene lamp with a red chimney and place this in a prominent
part of the home or in a window.
If snow lies on the ground outside, walk in it for a moment,
recalling the warmth of summer. With your projective hand, trace an
image of the Sun on the snow.
Foods appropriate to eat on this day include those from the
dairy, since Imbolc marks the festival of calving. Sour cream dishes
are fine. Spicy and full-bodied foods in honor of the Sun are equally
attuned. Curries and all dishes made with peppers, onions, leeks,
shallots, garlic or chives are appropriate. Spiced wines and dishes
containing raisins - all foods symbolic of the Sun - are also

OSTARA (circa March 21)
Flowersshould belaid onthe altar,placed around thecircle and
strewn on the ground. The cauldron can be filled with spring water
and flowers, and buds and blossoms may be worn as well. A small
potted plant should be placed on the altar.
Arrange the altar, lightthe candles and incense, andcast the

Circle of Stones.

Recite the Blessing Chant.

Invoke the Goddess and God in whatever words please you.

Stand before the altar and gaze upon the plant as you say:

"O Great Goddess,
you have freed yourself from the icy prison of winter.
Now is the greening,
when the fragrance of flowers drifts on the breeze.
This is the beginning.
Life renews itself by Your magick,
the Earth Goddess.
The God stretches and rises,
eager in His youth,
and bursting with the promise of summer. "

Touch the plant. Connect with its energies and, through it, all
nature. Travel inside its leaves and stems through your visualization
 from the center of your consciousness out through your arm and
fingers and into the plant itself. Explore its inner nature; sense
the miraculous processes of life at work within it.
After a time, still touching the plant, say:

"I walk the Earth in friendship,
not in dominance.
Mother Goddess and Father God,
instillwithinme throughthis plantawarmth forall living
Teach me to revere the Earth and all its treasures.
May I never forget. "

Meditate upon the changing of the seasons. Feel the rousing of
energies around you in the Earth.
Works of magick, if necessary, may follow.
Celebrate the Simple Feast.
The circle is released.

A traditional VernalEquinox pastime:go to afield andrandomly
collect wildflowers [Thank the flowers for their sacrifice before
picking them, using a collection formula such as can be found in "An
Herbal Grimoire" elsewhere in this Book of Shadows]. Or buy some from
a florist, taking one or two of those that appeal to you. Then bring
them home and divine their magickal meanings by the use of books, your
own intuition, a pendulum or by other means. The flowers you've
chosen reveal your inner thoughts and emotions.
It isimportant at thistime ofrenewed life toplan a walk(or a
ride) through gardens, a park, woodlands, forest and other green
places. This is not simply exercise, and you should be on no other
mission. It isn't even just an appreciation of nature. Make your
walk celebratory, a ritual for nature itself.
Other traditional activities include planting seeds, workingon
magickal gardens and practicing all forms of herb work - magickal,
medicinal, cosmetic, culinary and artistic.
Foods intune with this day (linkingyour meals withthe seasons
is a fine way of attuning with nature) include those made of seeds,
such as sunflower, pumpkin and sesame seeds, as well as pine nuts.
Sprouts are equally appropriate, as are leafy, green vegetables.
Flower dishes such as stuffed nasturtiums or carnation cupcakes also
find their place here. [Find a book of flower cooking or simply make
spice cupcakes. Ice with pink frosting and place a fresh carnation
petal on each cupcake. Stuff nasturtium blossoms with a mixture made
with cream cheese, chopped nuts, chives and watercress.]

BELTANE (April 30)
If possible,celebrate Beltanein a forestor neara livingtree.
If this is impossible, bring a small tree within the circle,
preferably potted; it can be of any type.
Create a small token or charm in honor of the wedding of the
Goddess and God to hang upon the tree. You can make several if you
desire. These tokens can be bags filled with fragrant flowers,
strings of beads, carvings, flower garlands - whatever your talents
and imagination can conjure.
Arrangethe altar, light the candles and censer, and cast the

Circle of Stones.

Recite the Blessing Chant

Invoke the Goddess and God.

Stand before the altar and say, with wand upraised:

"O Mother Goddess,
Queen of the night and of the Earth;
O Father God,
King of the day and of the forest,
I celebrateYour unionas naturerejoicesin ariotous blaze
of color and life.
Accept my gift,
Mother Goddess and Father God,
in honor of Your union. "

Place the token(s) on the tree.

"From Your mating shall spring forth life anew;
a profusion of living creatures shall cover the lands,
and the winds will blow pure and sweet.
O Ancient Ones,
I celebrate with You! "

Works of magick, if necessary, may follow.
Celebrate the Simple Feast.
The circle is released.

Weavingand plaiting are traditional arts at this time of year,
for the joining together of two substances to form a third is in the
spirit of Beltane.
Foods traditionally come from the dairy, and dishes such as
marigold custard (see recipes - food) and vanilla ice cream are fine.
Oatmeal cakes are also appropriate.

MIDSUMMER (circa June 21)
Before the rite, make up a small cloth pouch filled withherbs
such as lavender, chamomile, St. John's Wort, vervain, or any of the
Midsummer herbs listed in "An Herbal Grimoire." Mentally pour all
your troubles, problems, pains, sorrows and illnesses, if any, into
this petition as you construct it. Tie it shut with a red string.
Place this on the altar for use during the rite. The cauldron should
also be there or nearby. Even if you use candles to mark the
quarters, the red candle in a holder should also be on the altar. For
outdoor rituals, light a fire - however small - and drop the pouch
into this.
Arrangethe altar, light the candles and censer, and cast the

Circle of Stones.

Recite the Blessing Chant.

Invoke the Goddess and God.

Stand before the altar and say, with wand upraised:

"I celebrate the noon of summer with mystic rites.
O great Goddess and God,
allnaturevibrateswith YourenergiesandtheEarth isbathed
with warmth and life.
Now is the time of forgetting past cares and banes;
O fiery Sun,
burn away the unuseful,
the hurtful,
the bane,
in Your omnipotent power.
Purify me!
Purify me!
Purify me! "

Lay thewand onthe altar. Take up theherbal petitionand light
it in the red candle on the altar (or, if outdoors, the ritual fire).
When it is burning drop it into the cauldron (or some other heat-proof
container) and say:

"I banish you by the powers of the Goddess and God!
I banish you by the powers of the Sun,
Moon and Stars!
I banish you by the powers of the Earth,
Fire and Water! "

Pause,seeing thehurts andpains burninginto nothingness. Then


"O Gracious Goddess,
O Gracious God,
on this night of Midsummer magick I pray that You
charge my life with wonder and joy.
Help me in attuning with the energies adrift on the
enchanted night air.
I give thanks."

Reflect upon the purification you have undergone. Feel the
powers of nature flowing through you, washing you clean with divine
Works of magick, if necessary, may follow.
Celebrate the Simple Feast.
The circle is released.

Midsummeris practically theclassic time toperform magicks of
all kinds. Healings, love magick and protections are especially
suitable. Herbs can be dried over the ritual fire if you're
celebrating outdoors. Leap the fire for purification and renewed
Fresh fruits are standard fare for Midsummer.

Placeupon the altarsheaves of wheat,barley or oats,fruit and
breads, perhaps a loaf fashioned in the figure of the Sun or a man to
represent the God. Corn dollies, symbolic of the Goddess, can be
present there as well.

Arrange the altar, light the candles and censer, and cast the

Circle of Stones.

Recite the Blessing Chant.

Invoke the Goddess and God.

Stand before the altar, holding aloft the sheaves of grain,
saying these or similar words:

"Now is the time of the First Harvest,
when thebounties ofnaturegive ofthemselvesso thatwemay
O God of the ripening fields,
Lord of the Grain,
grant methe understanding ofsacrifice as Youprepare 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. "

Rub the heads of the wheat with your fingers sothat the grains
fall onto the altar. Lift a piece of fruit and bite it, savoring its
flavour, and say:

"I partake of the first harvest,
mixing itsenergieswithmine thatImay continuemyquestfor
the starry wisdom of perfection.
O Lady of the Moon and Lord of the Sun,
gracious ones 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 the coming Spring. "

Consume the rest of the fruit.
Works of magick, if necessary, may follow.
Celebrate the Simple Feast.
The circle is released.

It is appropriate toplant the seedsfrom the fruit consumedin
ritual. If they sprout, grow the plant with love and as a symbol of
your connection with the Goddess and God.
Wheat weaving (the making of corn dollies, etc.) is an
appropriate activity for Lughnasadh. Visits to fields, orchards,
lakes and wells are also traditional.
The foods of Lughnasadh include bread, blackberries and all
berries, acorns (leached of their poisons first), crab apples, all
grains and locally ripe produce. A cake is sometimes baked, and cider
is used in place of wine.
If youdo make afigure of theGod from bread,it can beused for
the Simple Feast.

MABON (circa September 21)
Decorate the altar with acorns, oak sprigs, pine and cypress
cones, ears of corn, wheat stalks and other fruits and nuts. Also
place there a small rustic basket filled with dried leaves of various
colors and kinds

Arrangethe altar, light the candles and censer, and cast the

Circle of Stones.

Recite the Blessing Chant.

Invoke the Goddess and God.

Standbefore the altar, holdingaloft the basketof leaves, and
slowly scatter them so that they cascade to the ground within the
circle. Say such words as these:

"Leaves fall,
the days grow cold.
The Goddess pulls Her mantle of the Earth around Her as You,
O Great Sun God,
sail toward the West to the lands of
Eternal Enchantment.,
wrapped in the coolness of night.
Fruits ripen,
seeds drop,
the hours of day and night are balanced.
Chill winds blow in from the North wailing laments.
In this seeming extinction of nature's power,
O Blessed Goddess,
I know that life continues.
For spring is impossible without the second harvest,
as surely as life is impossible without death.
Blessings upon You,
O Fallen God,
as You journey into the lands of winter
and into the Goddess' loving arms. "

Place the basket down and say:
"O Gracious Goddess of all fertility,
Ihave sownandreapedthe fruitsofmy actions,goodandbane.
Grantme the courageto plantseeds of joyand lovein the coming
banishing misery and hate.
Teach me the secrets of wise existence upon this planet,
O Luminous One of the Night! "

Works of magick, if necessary, may follow.
Celebrate the Simple Feast.
The circle is released.

A traditional practice is to walk wild places and forests,
gathering seed pods and dried plants. Some of these can be used to
decorate the home; others saved for future herbal magick.
The foods ofMabon consistof the secondharvest's gleanings,so
grains, fruit and vegetables predominate, especially corn. Corn bread
is traditional fare, as are beans and baked squash.

Samhain (October 31)
Placeupon thealtarapples, pomegranates,pumpkins, squashesand
other late autumn fruits. Autumn flowers such as marigolds and
chrysanthemums are fine too. Write on a piece of paper an aspect of
your life which you may wish to be free of; anger, a baneful habit,
misplaced feelings, disease. The cauldron or some similar tool must
be present before the altar as well, on a trivet or some other
heat-proof surface (if the legs aren't long enough). A small, flat
dish marked with an eight-spoked wheel symbol should also be there.
[This is just what it sounds like. On a flat plate or dish, paint a
large circle. Put a dot in the center of this circle and paint eight
spokes radiating out from the dot to the larger circle. Thus, you
have a wheel symbol - a symbol of the Sabbats, a symbol of
Prior toritual, sit quietlyand thinkof friends andloved ones
who have passed away. Do not despair. Know that they have gone on to
greater things. Keep firmly in mind that the physical isn't the
absolute reality, and souls never die.
Arrangethe altar, light the candles and censer, and cast the

Circle of Stones.

Recite the Blessing Chant.

Invoke the Goddess and God.

Lift one of the pomegranates and, with your freshly-washed
Boline, pierce the skin of the fruit. Remove several seeds and place
them on the wheel-marked dish.
Raise your wand, face the altar and say:

"On this night of Samhain I mark Your passing,
O Sun King,"

through the sunset into the Land of the Young.
I mark also the passing of all who have gone before,
and all who will go after.

"O Gracious Goddess,
Eternal Mother,
You who gives birth to the fallen,
teach meto know that inthe time of the greatest
darkness there is the greatest light. "

Taste the pomegranate seeds; burst them with your teeth and
savour their sharp, bittersweet flavour. Look down as the
eight-spoked symbol on the plate; the Wheel of the Year, the Cycle of
the Seasons, the End and Beginning of all Creation.
Light a firewithin the cauldron(a candle isfine). Sitbefore
it, holding the piece of paper, gazing at its flames. Say:

"Wise One of the Waning Moon,
Goddess of the Starry Night,
I createthis firewithin Your cauldronto transform
that which is plaguing me.
May the energies be reversed:
From the darkness, light!
From bane, good!
From death, birth! "

Light the paper in thecauldron's flames anddrop it inside. As
it burns, know that your ill diminishes, lessens and finally leaves
you as it is consumed within the universal fires. [The cauldron, seen
as the Goddess.]
If you wish, you may attempt scrying or some other form of
divination, for this is a perfect time to look into the past or
future. Try to recall past lives too, if you will. But leave the
dead in peace. Honor them with your memories but do not call them to
you. [Many Pagans do attempt to communicate with their deceased
ancestors and friends at this time, but it seems to me that if we
accept the doctrine of reincarnation, this is a rather strange
practice. Perhaps the personalities that we knew still exist, but if

the soul is currently incarnate in another body, communication would
be difficult, to say the least. Thus, it seems best to remember them
with peace and love - but do not call them up.] Release any pain and
sense of loss you may feel into the cauldron's flames.
Works of magick, if necessary, may follow.
Celebrate the Simple Feast.
The circle is released.

It is traditional on Samhain night to leave a plate of food
outside the home for the souls of the dead. A candle placed in the
window guides them to the Lands of Eternal Summer, and burying apples
in the hard-packed earth "feeds" the passed ones on their journey.
For food, beets,turnips,apples, corn,nuts, gingerbread,cider,
mulled wines and pumpkin dishes are appropriate, as are meat dishes
(once again, if you're not vegetarian. If so, tofu seems ritually


Stand in the ritualarea. Stillyour thoughts. Breathedeeply
for half a minute or so until composed and calm. Turn your mind to
our Deities.

Face North. Lift bothhands to waistheight, palms down. Press
your fingers together, creating two solid, flat planes. Sense
solidity, foundation, fertility. Invoke the powers of the Earth
through the gesture.

Moments Later, turn toward the East. Raise your hands a foot
higher, your palms facing away from you (no longer parallel with the
ground), and elbows slightly bent. Spread your fingers and hold this
position, sensing movement and communication. Invoke the forces of
Air through the gesture.

Face South. Lift your handsfully above yourhead. Keepingthe
elbows straight, grasp your fingers into tight fists. Feel force,
power, creation and destruction. Invoke the forces of Fire through
the gesture.

Turn to the West. Lower your hands a foot or so. Bend the
elbows, turn your palms upward and cup them, pressing the thumbs
against the forefingers. Sense fluidity, the ocean, liquidity.
Invoke the forces of Water through the gesture.

Face Northagain. Throw yourhead back and raiseboth hands to
the sky, palms up, fingers spread. Drink in the essence of The One,
the unknowable, unapproachable ultimate source of all. Sense the
mysteries within the universe.
Lower your projective hand (your writing hand) but keep your
receptive hand high. Pressing the third, forth and fifth fingers
against the palm, lift the forefinger and thumb to create a rough
crescent shape. Sense the reality of the Goddess. Sense Her love,
Her fertility, Her compassion. Sense the powers of the Moon in the
gesture; the force of the eternal seas - the presence of the Goddess.
Lower your receptivehand; liftyour projective hand. Benddown
the middle and forth fingers toward the palm, and trap them with the
thumb. Lift the forefinger and little finger up to the sky, creating
a horned image. Sense the reality of the God. Sense the power of the
Sun in the gesture; the untamed energies of the woodlands - the
presence of the God.
Lower yourprojective hand. Laydown flat. Spread yourlegs and
arms until you've created the pattern of a pentagram. Sense the
powers of the elements running through you; merging and coalescing
into your being. Sense them as emanations from The One, the Goddess
and God.
Meditate. Commune. Communicate.
When finished, simply stand up. Your rite of gestures is over.

These prayers can be used toinvoke the Goddess and Godduring
ritual, just after the circle casting. Of course, any which you
compose or are inspired to say and be used as well.
A fewchants arealso includedto raise energyor tocommune with
the deities.
Someof theseinvocations rhyme, andsome donot. But recall the
power of rhyme - it link our conscious mind to the unconscious or
psychic mind, thereby producing ritual consciousness.

Some of these are related to specific deities but, as Dion
Fortune wrote: "All the gods are one god; and all the goddesses are
one goddess, and there is only one initiator."

Crescent One of the starry skies, Flowered One of the fertile plan,
Flowing One of the ocean's sighs,
Blessed One of the gentle rain;
Hear my chant 'midst the standing stones,
Open me to your mystic light;
Waken me to your silver tones,
Be with me in my sacred rite!

O Great God Pan,
Beast and man,
Shepherd of goats and Lord of the Land,
I call you to attend my rites
On this most magickal of nights.
God of the wine,
God of the vine,
God of the fields and God of the kine,
Attend my circle with your love
And send Your blessings from above.
Help me to heal;
Help me to feel;
Help me to bring forth love and weal.
Pan of the forests, Pan of the glade,
Be with me as my magick is made!

Isis of the Moon,
You who are all that ever was,
All that is,
And all that shall be:
Come, veiled Queen of Night!
Come as the scent of the sacred lotus
Charging my circle
With love and magick.
Do descend upon my circle,
I pray,
O Blessed Isis!

Horned One of the wilderness,
Winged One of the shining skies,
Rayed One of the spen'drous Sun,
Fallen One of the Samhain cries-
I call amidst the standing stones
Praying that You, O Ancient One,
Will deign to bless my mystic rites-
O fiery Lord of the Blazing Sun!

"Air, Fire, Water, Earth,
Elements of Astral birth,
I call you now; attend to me!
In the circle, rightly cast,
Safe from psychic curse or blast,
I call you now, attend to me!
From cave and desert, sea and hill,
By blade and wand, cup and pentacle,
I call you now; attend to me!
This is my will, so mote it be! "

[This invocation may be chanted while moving or dancing around the
altar to raise elemental energy for magickal workings.]

"Waxing, waxing, growing, growing-
Diana's power is flowing, flowing."

Ancient God of the forest deeps,
Master of beast and Sun;
Here where the world is hushed and sleeps
Now that the day is done.
I call You in the ancient way
Here in my circle round,
Asking that You will hear me pray
And send Your Sun force down.

Gracious Goddess,
You who are the Queen of the Gods,
The lamp of night,
the creator of all that is wild and free;
Mother of woman and man;
Lover of the Horned God and protectress of all the Craft:
Descend, I pray,
With Your Lunar ray of power
Upon my circle here!

Blazing God,
You who are the King of the Gods,
Lord of the Sun,
Master of all that is wild and free;
Father of woman and man,
Lover of the Moon Goddess and protector of all the Craft:
Descend I pray,
With you Solar ray of power
Upon my circle here!
Luna, Luna, Luna, Diana
Luna, Luna, Luna, Diana
Bless me, bless me, bless me, Diana,
Luna, Luna, Luna, Diana

Hail fair Sun,
Ruler of day;
Rise on the morn
To light my way.
(to be said while watching the sunset)

Hail fair Moon
Ruler of night;
Guard me and mine
Until the light.
(to be said while Moon-gazing at night)

[These are obviously, the vowels of the English language. Pronounce
them as: A-"Ah," O-"O," U-"Oo," E-"E," I-"Eye." Extend the vowels as
you vocalize them, stretch the sounds. This produces Goddess
awareness, and rouses the psychic mind