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Breaking Spells 01

WHITE CANDLE 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.

SELF-BLESSING RITUAL

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 ESSENCE.

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 WAYS.

Remain... and meditate for a while. You will feel renewed.

TO BLESS AND CONSECRATE WEDDING RINGS

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 and Lady

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!

 

RITUAL OF SELF-BLESSING

You will need

a small votive candle and holder (white is always good, but use color if you feel called to do that)

an incense stick, cone, or herbs (such as sage or thyme) to burn a small container of water

a small container of salt

I find that a sugar and creamer set works very well for this.

These can be purchased quite reasonably and set aside just for this use.

This is a ritual which connects you to the deepest levels of healing.

It also connects you to the four elements and their energies.

In this way it is most helpful for dealing with the shamanic elemental energies of Nature.

The candle represents the element of Fire

The incense or herbs represent Air

The container of water is Water

The container of salt is Earth.

Beyond that, these elements reflect your own needs.

The element of Fire reflects your relationships, protection, ideas and achievements.

The element of Air reflects your creativity, spirituality, inspiration and philosophies.

The element of Water reflects your emotions, intuition, dream states, psychic gifts, and healing balance.

The element of Earth reflects your practicality, knowledge, sacred wisdom, and growth.

Find a quiet time and place where you will not be disturbed.

You may make this as ceremonial or as informal as you choose.

Light the incense and take a few moments to consider the element of Air.

Consider the gifts that Air reflects in you.

Light the candle and take a few moments to consider the element of Fire.

Consider the gifts that Fire reflects in you.

Take a few moments to consider the element of water and how it reflects in you.

Take a few moments to consider the element of Earth and how it reflects in you.

Very gently, pour the water into the container of salt. If you are using herbs as an incense,

you may sprinkle a few in the water and salt mixture.

Stir the salt and water with your fingers. Consider the blending of elements that creates life itself.

Consider the balance of elements and their attributes in your life. Take a few moments to do this.

Facing the candle, dip your fingers in the water mixture and touch your forehead (3rd eye area).

Say: "Bless me Mother, for I am your child." (The original was written for the Goddess as Mother.

Another deity name can be substituted here, or simply say "Spirit.")

Now dip your fingers in the water mixture and touch the area around

your eyes carefully.

Say: "Bless my eyes that I may see you."

Dip again and touch your nose.

Say: "Bless my nose that I may breathe your essence."

Dip again and touch your ears.

Say: "Bless my ears that I may hear your wisdom."

Dip again and touch your mouth.

Say: "Bless my mouth that I may speak your name."

Dip again and touch your heart.

Say: "Bless my heart that I may feel your love."

Dip again and touch your lower abdomen.

Say: "Bless my cauldron center that I may create harmony."

Dip again and touch your feet.

Say: "Bless my feet that I may walk in balance."

Dip again and rub your hands together.

Say: "Bless my hands that I may share your healing in my work."

Take all the time you need to concentrate on the elements before you.

Focus your attention on the candle and visualize healing light flowing into you.

Feel strength emerging from deep inside yourself. Breathe deeply and capture that moment.

Connect with the source of strength and healing.

When you feel you are finished, blow out the candle.

It is good to leave the incense burning if you can.

Air is a_communicating element, and smoke is transformation.

The incense carries the messages of healing and strength to Spirit.

If you have used herbs, it is good to return the ashes to Nature.

In this way, you are grounding the energy, bringing the message and the transformation to earth.

Make sure the ashes are cold; then place them at the roots

of a tree or bush if possible. If not, place them in soil or sand.

The salt and water mixture can be used very effectively in several ways.

You may wash your gemstones or other stones in this.

Crystals love this, since their energy is so personally connected to yours.

You may save the mixture and dab a little on your third-eye area every day for a few days, as a reminder.

You may pour the mixture into your bath for a gentle energizer.

When the bathwater drains, visualize a connection between yourself and the energies of Mother Ocean.

You may return the mixture to earth by pouring it on soil or sand.

Remember, plants don't thrive in salt; so keep the mixture clear of plants.

You may sprinkle the mixture throughout your house to seal in positive energies and protection.