of the God ~ can also be a small statue,
of a stag, a small branch of Oak.
or stone ~ It represents the North, the element
~ It represents the East, the element of Air.
for the alter ~ Colour depending on what type
of work you
to do, but white a safe colour for any workings.
the South, the element of Fire.
of water for cleansing ~ It represents the
~ To sweep all negativity from the circle. Alternatively,
also cleanse the circle with a sage smudge stick.
Tools ~ Athame, wand, staff, sword.
have to be a costly item.
be a knife from your kitchen, a piece of wood from your
are tools and the power comes from within.
Ale ~ this can be anything, cake, bread, fruit
to determine the placement of the quarter candles.
~ representing, Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit.
~ ringing a bell is an ancient form of cleansing
of all negativity.
herbs would be Lavender, Rosemary, Thyme,
the circle ~ delineated with a cord or ribbon,
in the dirt, drawn with chalk or marked with salt
( be careful
with the salt method ~ it kills grass)
candle in a heat ~ proof container at the
and west quarters. Green for Earth ~ Yellow for Air ~
Fire ~ Blue for Water.
candles for any quarter.
~ If you are having an open fire or cauldron in the centre,
your alter halfway between the centre and north.
are not having a fire put your alter in the centre and
circle enclosing whatever you have guarding the quarters.
only once starting and finishing in the east.
say something like:
this circle where time itself parts,
in a place
that is not a place, in a time that is not a time.
walk the circle at a slow place by the time
to the north you will have repeated this three times.
your own words are always more effective because they come
~ Element of Earth and Winter ~ stones, rocks, trees,
dryads, all creatures that live beneath the earth.
~ Element of Air and Spring ~ the sky, the winds,
~ Element of Fire and Summer ~ flames, volcanoes,
dragons and all fire breathing creatures.
~ Element of Water and Autumn ~ seas, lakes, rivers,
waterfalls, all creatures of the waters.
are always the
and the God.
from you heart, love them and honour them.
be respectful never insult them because they
care for you.