Los rituales son parecidos a los hechizos
nada más que se hacen en una fecha especial (en general Sabbats y Esbats), sea
para festejar y recordar esa fecha, para consagrar al Dios y a la Diosa o
simplemente para ayudarte en una meta que querés alcanzar.
Los rituales son actos muy lindos, que tienen mucho arte... algunos incluyen danzas, música y el arte del armado, sea del lugar, el modo y las metas a alcanzar como los colores de las velas, los aromas de los saumerios y los elementales a invocar. Hay veces que los podés hacer solo o acompañado, hacer un ritual con otras personas es una experiencia muy linda.
Los rituales que aparecen abajo me los bajé de internet y bueno, están en inglés... espero que los puedas leer, sino mandame un mail e intento traducírtelos.
Full Moon Ritual
After opening the circle and calling
PRIEST kneels before her.
All the COVENERS also kneel. All raise their arms high.
COVENER: When the Moon rides on high as She crosses the sky, And the stars on her gown trail behind, then we Wiccans below are with love all aglow, just to see Her so brightly enshrined.
COVENER:On the night of the full moon as we sing of The Lady who watches above, we raise high our song as She glides by so strong, and we bask in the light of her love.
ALL lower their arms.
New Moon Ritual
Priestess stands with head bowed and
her arms across her breast. Coveners start to move deosil around the circle,
chanting the name of the Goddess. They move around completely three times then
Priest: Dark is the night as we reach this turning point. Here is a time of death; yet a time of birth
Covener: Endings and beginnings
Covener: Ebbing and flowing
Covener: A journey done; a journey yet to start
Covener: Let us honor now the Crone-Mother darksome and devine.
Covener: Let us give of our strength and in return see rebirth.
Priest: Behold, the lady of Darkness, Mother, Grandmother. Old yet ever young.
Priestess slowly raises her head and spreads her arms outwards and upwards
Priestess: Hear me! Honor me and love me now and always. As the wheel turns we see birth, death and rebirth. Know, from this, that every end is a beginning. Every stop a fresh starting point. Maiden, Mother, Crone. I am all of these and more. Whenever you have need of anything call upon me. I, and my Lord, are here, for I abide within you all. Even at the darkest of times, when there seems no single spark to warm you and the night seems blackest of all, I am here, watching and waiting to grow with you, in strength and in love. I am she who is at the beginning and the end of all time. So Mote It Be
ALL: So Mote It Be
Priestess folds her arms again. There is a moment or two of silence
Ritual of the Pentagram
Meditation prior to: Picture yourself
growing in stature - larger and larger until your head is in the clouds and your
feet are on the surface of the earth. Visualize white light coming down.
Touch your breast and say:
Touch your right shoulder and say:
Touch your left shoulder and say:
Clasp your hands before you and say:
With athame between fingers point up and say: AMEN
Make in the air toward the EAST the banishing invoking pentagram and bringing the point of the athame to the center of the pentagram vibrate the Deity name - YOD HE VAU HE - imagining that your voice carries forward to the EAST of the Universe.
Holding the athame out before you go to the SOUTH, making the pentagram and vibrate similarly the Deity name - ADONAI.
Go to the WEST, making the pentagram and vibrate the Deity name - EHEIEH (EHIE).
Go to the NORTH and make the pentagram and vibrate - AGELA
Return to the EAST and complete your circle by bringing the athame point to the center of the first pentagram. Visualize the entire circle with the pentagram in a blue flame.
Place yourself in a pentagram position
Repeat the Qabalistic Cross above.
THE SMUDGING CEREMONY
Throughout the world, Native/Tribal religions use herbs for cleansing, removing "evil spirits" and dispelling negative energy. This rite is often called "smudging". Before a person can do magick, it is important to be cleansed physically and spiritually. This helps the energy flow through clearly, without being distorted or sidetracked by unwanted influences in both magickal practitioner and ritual space.
The most familiar herb used in this rite is sage, of which there are many varieties. "True Sage" or Salvia officinalis (also known as Garden Sage, White Sage, & Sawge), is the most aromatic and contains strong purification properties. It is attributed to the element of Air, ruled by Jupiter, and if carried promotes wisdom and protection. The Sage is burned to drive out bad spirits, feelings, or influences from entering a place of ritual.
To do a smudging, burn the dried sage clippings in a ceramic bowl, metal cauldron, abalone shell, etc. Clear your thoughts, and rub your hands in the smoke, then gather the smoke and rub it over your body, especially any area you feel needs healing. To smudge another, or a group of people, smudge yourself first and move on to the next person blowing or fanning the smoke over them, giving them time to bathe in the smoke as they wish. To smudge your sacred space, fan or blow the smoke around the space in a sunwise direction. You are now ready for ritual.
All ceremony/ritual must be entered
into with a clear spirit so to be ready to enter the sacred realm of worship,
dance, and song. The smudging ceremony is one way of achieving this.
A NEW YEAR'S RITE (Samhain, Halloween)
This ritual is for the purpose of sweeping the Old Year out and brining in good fortune and peace for the New Year. This ritual can be done on Samhain, or on New Year's Eve.
You will need one large yellow candle, heliotrope incense, hyssop tea, a besom, and a few pinches of sea salt.
If you do not have a besom, you can make one in the following manner - cut a branch at an appropriate length (asking permission from the tree first) from a tree of your liking (redwood and eucalyptus are not suitable), or if you can find an already fallen branch, so much the better. Try to cut and clean the wood when the moon is waning, as the broom will be used to decrease negative energy. Take off the rough bark with your bolline, and sand the wood until smooth. You can finish it with linseed or another suitable oil. For the bristles, go out into the fields and pick some broom, sage, etc. or purchase them from your local florist. Bind them to the handle tightly with leather strings.
Now that you have your besom, you will need to take a ritual bath. Pour a cup of hyssop tea into your bath water, along with three pinches of salt. As you bathe, imagine a new year filled with health, prosperity and happiness.
After the bath, dress in fresh robes and cast circle, call quarters, and invoke Deities according to your Tradition. Next cleanse and purify your besom with the four elements as you choose. The, reflect on the things in your life over the past year that you wish to get rid of, and what you would like to come to you in the coming year.
Take your besom and sweep your circle widdershins three times, sweeping out all negative influences from your home and hearth. make your way sweeping to the front door and pour a little salt on the doorway. With a swift movement, sweep the salt out the doorway and all the negative influences along with it. Now ask the Gods for the blessings of good fortune. Go back to your circle, light the candle and incense and say:
"I light this candle
Let the candle burn down until the
flame extinguishes itself. Cakes and wine (Champagne or sparkling juice
suggested) to follow. Open circle, the rite is ended.
An Erisian Oestara Ritual
All participants should bring bunny-ears and/or slippers, one or more flowers for the altar, and a donatable item (to be kept out of range of the ritual).
Responsibility for other items can be
divided as the participants see fit, these items being:
Set up the altar (if it isn’t a permanent fixture), put the flowers in a vase on the altar, put cakes and water on the altar. Have the basket ready, with everything but plain eggs in it Have the plain eggs and dying supplies set up in the circle area. Tell everyone to put on their bunny ears.
Cast the circle: "We draw this circle as sacred space! Silliness we keep - we banish Grayface!"
Each participant decorates at least one egg. Eggs are set to dry in the carton, and when dry, are put in the basket. When the dying is done, a door is cut in the circle and the dying supplies are removed.
Call the quarters: "Air! Bring us belly-laughter!" "Fire! Bring us unpredictability!" "Water! Bring us splashiness!" "Earth! Bring us chocolate!"
Call the deities ex tempore: Oestara and the March Hare, Eris and Murphy, Roger and Jessica, Elmer and Bugs, Buster and Babs, Robin and Marion, Fred and Ginger, Niamh and Ossian, et alia as you wish...
Sing many rousing choruses of "Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail, hippity, hoppity, Oestara’s on Her way..."
Do the Bunny Hop as a Circle Dance: "Na Nana Nana Nana, Na Na Na Na, Na Nana Nana Nana, Hop Hop, Hop!" When everyone is pooped out, sit down and contemplate the Mystery of the Egg and the Rabbit. It is optional to present the Mystery play, A Sermon on Ethics and Love (from Principia Discordia). Consecrate the spring water and cake. Save some Angel cake for rolling into little balls for throwing at each other during the Sacred Jelly Bean Fight.
Distribute Wish eggs, each participant reading aloud the "fortune" found inside. Distribute dyed eggs each participant giving their own creation to someone else. Distribute chocolate bunnies to be eaten as lasciviously as possible. Distribute marshmallow peeps, which are to be used for sleazy Ozzie Osborn imitations. Distribute the rest of the candy, which is eaten until everyone feels slightly ill, the rest being used for the Sacred Jelly Bean Fight.
Have the Sacred Jelly Bean Fight, using jelly beans, marshmallow peep bodies, angel cake, etc. Throw these at each other, trying to get the jelly beans down each others’ robes (if any), into laps, etc. AVOID FACES.
At this point, the ritual generally degenerates. When people have calmed down again, thank the deities and say farewell, dismiss the quarters, open the circle, and clean up the Godawful mess.
Gather up the donations and take them to a charity, especially one that serves children. Clothing can go to Koats for Kids, UNICEF prefers money.
"TH- TH- That’s all,
An Eclectic Esbat Ritual
This is a basic Esbat ritual, and can be altered or adapted for particular moon phase, time of year, and/or specific magickal workings
The ritual space should be swept and
cleaned before ritual is to begin. Set up altar space with fresh candles, cakes
and wine (or juice). Anything that is to be used during the ritual (incense,
matches, charcoal disks, water, salt, athame, staff/wand, etc.) should be placed
in an easily accessible area. Parts of the ritual can be designated at this
Grounding and centering -
All hold hands in a circle and begin slow deep breathing, releasing all the cares of the day in order to prepare for ritual. An "OM" or "MA" chant can begin at this point, and will end when everyone feels centered.
Casting the circle - (holding wand, athame, or sword)
"I weave into being a circle of blue fire, guarding us, protecting us, allowing only that which is good, pure, true and of service, in the many names of the Triple Goddess and of her Horned Lord."
All in the circle are blessed with salt water (traced in a pentacle over the third eye) and incense (blown over the body with a feather or open palm).
Calling the quarters -
Invoking the Gods -
Magickal Work -
At this point any work which needs to
be done, healing, candle magick, guided meditations, scrying, etc. takes place.
Cone of Power -
After the spellwork is completed, all will hold hands and say (while circling):
"By the Lady,
When all feel that the energy
has reached its peak, release and ground..
The Love Feast (cakes and wine[juice]) -
Athame dipped into chalice while saying:
"As the blade is to the God, so the cup is to the Goddess, and from this union, worlds are made."
Chalice is passed around, cakes are then blessed by thanking the Gods in your own words. (speak from the heart and you can't go wrong)
This is the time for general feasting,
merriment, talking, etc. when all have had their fill, it's time to close down
Farewell to the Gods -
"Lady of the Moon and Lord of the
Forest, we thank you for joining our circle and bid you to depart in joy, stay
if you will, go if you must. Blesséd Be!"
Farewell to Elements -
Circle closing -
All: "The circle is open, but never broken, Merry Meet, Merry Part, and Merry Meet Again!"
Hugs all around.
A Ritual to Gain the Favor of the
On the night of the Crescent Moon at go down to the sea at dusk and outline a circle around you in seaweed, shells, or draw a line with a piece of driftwood. Place an abalone or pearl pendant on a piece of white linen in the center of the circle. Using a copper dagger (copper is sacred to water & faeries!), cast the circle and call the quarters.
Anoint yourself with Water Elemental Oil, and ring a silver bell three times. Then call to the Merfolk, preferably in rhyme or song(spontaneous creations are best), and tell then why you desire their friendship. Offer them some sweet wine, or milk & honey, and then sip some yourself. Sit, listen to the waves and wait for a response. (you may not hear anything unusual at first, but they will answer once you have gained their trust) Before you open the circle, hold you pendant up in the sea air, so that some of the mist touches it, then place it over your head. Thank the Mer for coming and say good-bye until your next visit to the sea. Dismiss quarters, open circle.
Once you have established a relationship with the Mer, you can invite them to any magickal working you do by the sea, but be sure to leave them a present.(trash removal from the beach will be smiled upon as well as pretty trinkets) If you ask, they may also guide you astrally into the waters. Your newly consecrated pendant will be your link to them, do not let anyone else wear it (it could break the bond).and keep it wrapped when not in use.
Water Elemental Oil Recipe
* Adapted from, "A Ritual to Gain
the Favor of a Faerye" from the book, To Summon the Faery by Katlyn