SPELL FOR BLESSING
Get a white candle -- either a plain one (offertory,
pillar, or taper) or a figural one in the
gender of the person you want to bless. Carve
the person's full name on the candle,
then dress it with Blessing Oil or Holy Oil.
For more power, you may place a name-paper
of the person, or a photo, or some personal
item of theirs (such as a bit of hair or a snippet
of clothing) either under the candle or next
to it. One easy way to do this is to place the
paper or personal concerns under an overturned
saucer and put the candle on top of the
saucer. Burn a portion of the candle every
day for seven days, pinching it out between burnings.
As you light it each day, say this
[Name], may you be blessed
May all good things_come to you
May nothing whatsoever harm you
May your heart be light
May your travels be safe
May your health be good
May your mind be sound
May your friendships sustain you
May you be blessed in every way
* If you have a special request for this person
(such as that they find a lover, get a
good job,_come home safely from a war, or whatever),
just add it to the list.
Some people use a large pillar-type candle
and keep it going for longer than seven days.
They may make a habit of burning such a candle
every day -- or once a week, on Sundays --
for as long as their friend or relative needs
help, even doing so for months at a time.
If the candle is large and it is to be burned
in this way, it should be re-dressed with
Blessing Oil or Holy Oil once a week: after
the initial dressing, you can drop a tiny bit of
oil into the "well" or hole in such a large
candle just before lighting it each time.
This ritual should be performed during the
new moon, but it is not limited to that phase.
Need, not season, determines the performance
There is real power in the Self Blessing;
it should not be used other than in time of
need and should not be done promiscuously.
The purpose of the ritual is to bring the individual
into closer contact with the
Godhead /Goddess. It can also be used as a
minor dedication, when a person who
desires dedication has no one who can dedicate
him. This self-blessing ritual may also
be used as a minor exorcism, to banish any
evil influences which may have formed
around the person. It may be performed by any
person upon himself, and at his desire.
Perform the ritual in a quiet place, free from
distractions, and nude.
You will need the following:
1. Salt, about one-quarter teaspoon. 2. Wine,
about an ounce.
3. Water, about one-half ounce. 4. Candle,
votive or other.
The result of the ritual is a feeling of peace
and calm. It is desirable that the participant
bask in the afterglow so that he or she has
called the attention of the Goddess or
Godhead to himself, asking to grow closer to
the Godhead/Goddess in both goals
and in wisdom. When you are ready to begin,
sprinkle the salt on the floor and stand on it,
lighting the candle. Let the warmth of the
candle be absorbed into the body.
Mix the water into the wine, meditating upon
your reasons for performing the self-blessing.
Read the following aloud:
BLESS ME, MOTHER, FOR I AM THY CHILD.
Dip the fingers of the right hand into the
mixed water and wine and anoint the eyes.
BLESSED BE MY EYES, THAT I MAY SEE THY PATH.
Anoint the nose.
BLESSED BE MY NOSE, THAT I MAY BREATHE THY
Anoint the mouth.
BLESSED BE MY MOUTH, THAT I MAY SPEAK OF THEE.
Anoint the breast.
BLESSED BE MY BREAST, THAT I MAY BE FAITHFUL
IN THY WORKS.
Anoint the loins.
BLESSED BE MY LOINS, WHICH BRING FORTH THE
LIFE OF MAN AS THOU HAST
BROUGHT FORTH ALL CREATION.
Anoint the feet.
BLESSED BE MY FEET, THAT I MAY WALK IN THY
Remain... and meditate for a while. You will
TO BLESS AND CONSECRATE
To consecrate, bless and dedicate Wedding Rings
to the Lord and Lady, first find the
place where you wish to set up the altar. This
place must not be disturbed, for it will take
on sacred and holy energies, and you will not
want anything to happen to this area.
Write two blessings to read to each other if
you desire to and use some beautiful music
if there is some available. Have a Chalice
of wine on the altar to drink from after the blessing.
Remember, the more energy and work that you
put into your blessing ceremony , the
more magical energy it will take on. You may
even use an energy bell or Tibetan bell
to signify that you are beginning to call those
spiritual guides to assist you with your
blessing of the rings. Once you have found
that place, take a smudge wand of Sage,
light it and begin to clear the air around
the altar. Constantly, keep Love and Light in
your consciousness. Now, move to the four elements
and ask for their guiding presence
and for their blessing for your rings.
Use a_compass if needed to find the proper
directions on the Earth.
North =Earth South = Fire East = Air West =
Water Around = Spirit
Ask for their blessings and honor their assistance.
Next, begin to set up the altar, placing each
of the two rings you wish to bless on the altar
gently and reverence. You may wish to use two
7 day candles (buy cheaply) to represent
the eternal presence of the God and Goddess
in your life. Black for God, White for Goddess.
Red Candle for fire, incense for Air, small
bowl of water for west, and salt for the Earth and North.
Once your altar is set up the way you want
it, spend a few moments in quiet meditation
thinking about what this Ring Blessing Ceremony
means to you. Now, allow the altar to
fill you with its magic and energy. Feel the
magic around you. breathe in the Love and Light
from the Lord and Lady. Visual yourself and
your love for each other revitalized because
of it's presence. See yourself b_coming more
healthy, whole, and wise.
Now, say aloud the Blessings you have written
for each other.
Sprinkle the rings with Salt for North; (Earth)
Pass rings over or through the red candle flame;
South (Fire) Sprinkle rings with water,
West (Water) Pass rings through Incense smoke,
East; (Air) Say something like:
"We pledge these rings consecrated to the Lord
to each other as an outward symbol of our love
for each other ."
Drink some wine from the Chalice holding it
each to the others lips. Replace Chalice.
When you are ready to end your Ring Blessing
Ritual; sound the bell once again, thanking
all elements for their presence and assistance.
Send them back to their humble abode harming
none on their way.
Now, thank the Lord and Lady for their presence
in your life.
Take a deep breath of the fresh magic around
you and repeat: So mote it be!