Start by having a ritual bath, allowing yourself to dry naturally.
When you are ready ground yourself with an appropriate centring exercise.
Cast the circle in your preferred manner.
Call on the elements in turn at the appropriate quarter (starting with Air - East and moving round clockwise through Fire - South, Water - West to Earth - North) and ask for their blessings and energy.
Call on the Goddess and God in turn in whichever aspects you know them best (it is preferable if possible to call on aspects which match from the same pantheons, such as Isis and Osiris, Kali and Shiva, etc) and ask for their blessings and energy. If you work with other entities such as e.g. angels, power animals, spirit guide, call on them at this point and ask for their blessings, energy and guidance.
Pass the item through the incense smoke (if it is a large crystal you may move the censer around it and blow smoke over it as well as you do this), saying:
"I purify and consecrate you with the power of the element of Air."
As you do this visualize winds blowing over the crystal, removing any impurities or unwanted energies which may have accumulated around the crystal.
Pass the crystal through a candle flame, saying:
"I purify and consecrate you with the power of the element of Fire."
As you do this visualize fire caressing the crystal around its edges, burning away any impurities.
Sprinkle the crystal with water, saying:
"I purify and consecrate you with the power of the element of Water."
As you do this visualize water flowing over and around the crystal, washing away any impurities.
Sprinkle the crystal with salt, or touch the already consecrated crystal to it, saying:
"I purify and consecrate you with the power of the element of Earth."
As you do this visualize the crystal being surrounded by the earth, which absorbs any impurities.
Anoint the crystal with oil, saying:
"I purify and consecrate you with the power of the element of Spirit."
As you do this visualize the crystal being imbued with gold light.
Thank and say farewell to the God and Goddess, or whichever beings you called on.
Thank and say farewell to the elements (in reverse from North anti-clockwise through to East).
Open the circle.
Write up the ritual in your diary. You may wish to wrap crystals which are not being left on an altar in silk, to preserve the charge on them.
|Hours of the Day||Hours of the Night|
|Monday||Moonstone, Pearl, Quartz|
|Tuesday||Star Sapphire, Red Coral, Ruby, Emerald, Jasper|
|Wednesday||Star Ruby, Cats Eye, Amethyst, Magnetite|
|Thursday||Cats Eye, Emerald, Sapphire, Carnelian|
|Friday||Alexandrite, Amethyst, Diamond, Emerald, Cats Eye|
|Saturday||Labradorite, Sapphire, Turquoise, Diamond|
|Sunday||Sunstone, Ruby, Topaz, Diamond|
The material in the document is David Rankine© 2001 and are extracts from his book 'Crystals - Healing & Folklore' published by Capall Bann.
For more information and articles written by Sorita & David Rankine please visit http://www.avalonia.co.uk
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