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Casting a Circle


Center and ground.
Starting in the East take a handful of salt in your left hand and your wand in your right. Trace the circle clockwise with your wand. As you walk around say:
The Outermost Circle is the Circle of the Body.
At each of the four quarters pause, sprinkle some of the salt and say:
I create sacred space. Be thou purified by the Salt of the Earth.
Return to the altar and take up the Athame in the right hand and the chalice(with Holy Water) in the left. Starting again in the East, trace the second circle with your Athame. As you walk say:
The Middle Circle is the Circle of the Mind
At each of the four quarters pause, sprinkle some of the water and say:
I create sacred space. Be thou purified by the Water of Life.
Return to the altar and take up your incense. Starting in the East draw the final circle. As you walk around say:
The Innermost Circle is the Circle of the Spirit.
At each of the four quarters pause, draw a pentagram in the air with the incense and say:
I create sacred space. Be thou purified by the Perfume of Spirit.
Return to the altar and invoke the God and the Goddess:
Sol Osiris Slain and Risen
I call to thee
Holy art thou Lord of the river
Holy art thou Lord of the sky
Holy art thou Lord of the light
Osiris great father
I rest in thee
Grant me thy wisdom in this sacred space
Osiris great father
I live in thee
Grant me thy strength here in this sacred space
Osiris great father
I wait for thee
Grant me thy power here in this sacred space
Virgo Isis mighty mother
I call to thee
Holy art thou Lady of the moon
Holy art thou lady of birth
Holy art thou lady of the darkness
Isis mighty mother
I dream of thee
Grant me thy love here in this sacred space
Isis mighty mother
I grow in thee
Grant me thy patience here in this sacred space
Isis mighty mother
I wait for thee
Grant me thy power here in this sacred space
O Queen of the earth, King of the sky
I invite you into my heart and into my circle
To help me in this invocation
To help me in this great work
And thereby help others


Return to the altar and face East, say:
Elemental spirits of the East
Creatures of the Holy Formless Air
Which blows throughout the Hidden Depths of the Universe
Hear thou the Voice of Air
Flashing, bounding, revolving
It whirls forth and cries aloud
O Guardians of the Element of Air
Be thou also guardians of this Magick Circle
Keep away the evil and the unbalanced
Strengthen and inspire me
So that I may preserve in purity
This abode of mysteries.
Face South, say:
Elemental spirits of the South
Creatures of the Holy Formless Fire
Which darts and flashes through the Hidden Depths of the Universe
Hear thou the Voice of Fire
The fire that flames and consumes
Banishing all phantoms
O Guardians of the Element of Fire
Be thou also guardians of this Magick Circle
Keep away the evil and the unbalanced
Strengthen and inspire me
So that I may preserve in purity
This abode of mysteries.
Face West, say:
Elemental spirits of the West
Creatures of the Holy Formless Water
Which flows through the Hidden Depths of the Universe
Hear thou the Voice of Water
The lustral water of the loud resounding sea
The wrath of waves upon the shore, now and evermore
O Guardians of the Element of Water
Be thou also guardians of this Magick Circle
Keep away the evil and the unbalanced
Strengthen and inspire me
So that I may preserve in purity
This abode of mysteries.
Face North, say:
Elemental spirits of the North
Creatures of the Holy Formless Earth
Which lies at the Hidden Depths of the Universe
Hear thou the Voice of Earth
A black ever-rolling abyss
A voice both mute and void
O Guardians of the Element of Earth
Be thou also guardians of this Magick Circle
Keep away the evil and the unbalanced
Strengthen and inspire me
So that I may preserve in purity
This abode of mysteries.
Face East once more and say:
The Circle is Cast
Let none breach its walls
For within is holy, without profane
Within is spirit, without mundane
By the Sky above, the Earth below
As I will it, so mote it be!
This place is blessed now times three.
To close the circle:
Say:
The Circle is Undone but not broken
I release all spirits to their proper abodes
You came in peace, depart in peace
My blessings upon you


Thank the Lord and Lady for attending and then walk three times around the circle counter-clockwise. When the last circle is complete. Slap the Earth three times and say:
I release all energies here raised to their right and proper places.