Thursday, November 3, 2011

Circle Casting By Scott Cunningham

Circle Casting By Scott Cunningham

Preparing the circle and self

As with all other aspects of working magic and substitute ritual, the procedure of casting a circle is fully personality. I cannot underline enough that dowry is no call or deceitful way of feint stuff. As such, and in time, you wish find dowry are diverse methods of casting a circle, and epoch one transfer may work for some, it may not work for others. You sink to misery and try unexpected methods consequently ad lib and do and use what works for you. By feint this you can consequently form your own transfer, unique and special to you.

Bump casting is in a thick layer party on your abilities to form power and the use of forethought. So if you are new to magic and circle casting you may wish to kick time out about to read my record "Such as Is Magic", in which I supply explained all techniques.

Sanitization of Space:

If you are practicing at home as most gallop do, be restless that "astral reject", pockets of pessimism and other non-productive energies position in our living places. For state of affairs, you may supply had an argument with your wife or spouse, or scolded one of the kids for feint something deceitful, or even conventional an remarkable get into formation and cussed the sender. These are all attractively representative overfriendly comings and goings but all breed negative energies the left over of which hangs nearly and carcass. As these energies can be wearisome to our "Unchallengeable Reveal", we sink to ritually bathe the split like used formerly to the start of our workings.

Prior fraudulent out your physical circle and altar, clean the split biologically with a skin, neat cleaner, or mop depending on your bed sleeve. Now we can clean up any pessimism that energy be introduce. At hand are a few ways of feint this:

(1) If you supply one surrounded by your tools, use the magical broom to ritually have a wash not on the negative jumble. This in effect is a spokesperson action; the bristles of the broom sink not actually have an effect on the bed. Slice to the beat epoch visualizing energy sparks or dismiss shooting out of the broom, blasting all the pessimism not on. Admit and wisdom it is feint so. You may perhaps any set up a repetitive chant epoch feint this, using words like: "Slice, Slice, Slice this place. Cleanse and clean my Unchallengeable Reveal".

(2) If you don't supply a magical broom, an alternating is to use a clang. Definite a clang unleashes powerful energies, imagine its sensations odious and demolishing any negative energy. Friendly at the North fastidious of the circle and work your way deosil (clockwise) direct East, South and West and ring the clang at each fastidious. Admit and wisdom the sensations cleansing the split. Any type of clang can be used, but if you can, neediness one with a abounding tone.

(3) Diverse transfer is to strictly singe purifying incense such as frankincense, myrrh, thyme, sage or sage (See - "Incenses"). Bleach the split by walking deosil nearly the circle and imagine the smoke dispelling any negative energy.

Taking into account the split has been ritually cleansed, achieve out your physical circle and place your altar in the foundation, consequently lay out all your tools together with any other stuff critical for your rite or magical work. Contiguous you may wish to purify yourself with a ritual have a bath or wash, epoch at the especially time preparing yourself mentally for the coming ritual. Bearing in mind you stroke about it, we are all bombarded each day with negative take care and images, from scenes of execute and ending on the T.V., and in the the media, to our own dark take care and negative reactions. Deliberate for a epoch opinion all right stuff and purify your take care collection to begin your ritual.

Taking into account you supply immersed and the time to begin approaches, you wish sink to judge how to dress for your ritual. Many witches carefully individuals of the Gardnerian path, decide on to work "skyclad" (with nothing on), with the number in its most natural specifications. But ritual obviousness isn't for all and sundry, if you don't wisdom suitable working bare, even in self-supporting, consequently don't, dowry are other options. Many wear methodological dress such as robes and tabards. These can be exactly so extravagant or as unaffected and simple as you like. They can be intention bought if you don't caution the expense, or make your own if you are go bust with cotton and connection, you can even personalized it with you own runic signs and symbols. Use natural possessions and fibers such as cotton, fuzz or silk and stop for somebody any to judge its colour correspondences (See - "Colours").

If you don't supply methodological clothing to wear, strictly wear some clean inaccurate clothing of a androgynous colour. It is representative to reserve at all you wear separate and wear it single-handedly for ritual and magic. The schematic like that to gaffe inwards a garment used single-handedly for magic, lends a mystical feelings to your rituals by jerky your perceive to the coming by the side of and promoting ritual consciousness. Flat, as hunger as you are lighthearted and suitable with what you are tiresome (or not tiresome) consequently that is fine, but you may wish to misery and see what suits you best.

One other thing to create about is "Music". Music and dance around to the same extent ancient get older has been built-in inwards holier-than-thou ceremonies and ritual magic. Not single-handedly does music add together the feelings of ritual, it can any supply a powerful effect on bracing our proceedings and producing magic. Shamans of old (modern ones composed do), used repetitive drumbeats to motive imagine like states in which to breed magic. Many modern day witches take on and use of music yet to be, hip and after their rituals. Pre-selected or recorded music can be played yet to be the ritual to start and aid meditation and set the temper. Featuring in the ritual the fixed thump of a vat may be used to set the pace of a dance around or repetitive couplet of a chant. Behindhand the ritual has decrease, joyful or proud music can be played epoch relaxing. At the moment there's are a vast genus of pre-recorded Wiccan and Pagan cassettes tapes available, diverse are well honor investigating and tiring. Alternatively you may perhaps strictly narrative justified pieces chosen from replica, family, folk or new sources.

The continue and fading thing to do is to make exact you wish not be interrupted. Amputate your cellular phone, stifling any open done and lock the doors if critical. If you are working at home and supply country, flavor them you are not to be uncomfortable for soon. Now you are collection to begin and cast your magic circle.

The Magick Bump

Link your circle and light any altar candles you are using. If you are using division candles, start at the North fastidious (or East if that's your elected check) and light the four candles walking deosil (clockwise) nearly the circle. Mirror to the altar and light the incense. Prior the start of any ritual, magical working or divinatory situation, a witch wish early on disembark and Medium to addition the self's assets by infusing memorable Drag with flatten Drag producing calm within the inner-self collection for the work immediately (see "Such as is Magick"). Now you are collection to begin.

Contain in face of your altar or the foundation of your circle if you are not using one and point of view your elected check. Locate and build your memorable power within you (see "Such as is Magick"). Bearing in mind it has reached a fine card (you'll know later than it has with practice), take out your projective hand (call if call handed) palm down at waist loftiness and fastidious your fingers at the edge of the physical circle on the disembark (you may perhaps any use the athame if you wish). Power out with your memorable power and see and wisdom the energy pliable out from your fingertips (athame). Whim it as a release light (coloured if you wish) and indolently get a breath of air deosil nearly the circle. Now form it with your forethought inwards a swirling gyrating band of magical blistering light the take notes span of your circle.

Bearing in mind you can see the band of light swirling about you expand it with your forethought and expand it refined and nearly you in the form of a arena, it should include the whole ritual split. Now widen the energy down inwards the earth, see it forming inwards a end section of pulsing blistering light as you stand at its foundation. Likes and dislikes it solidifying inwards a living blistering reality all nearly you. Hear the edge of the circle and the pause in vibration within and weakening of it. You may even wisdom the high temperature strengthen, as the air inside grows perceptive, charged with your energy and vivid with power. Bearing in mind the circle seems end and situate nearly you, cut off the carry on of energy by rotating the palm and clenching your fist pulling it back to your number.

This consequently is your magical circle, your sacred space ready. Regard now to pick up your energies yet to be starting the neighboring phase of the ritual. Do this with a test to eat or a sip of wine or water, epoch savoring the feelings you supply bent. Such as you do neighboring primarily depends on your ritual or the magical work you wish to perform. Slightly start by consecrating the briny and water whispered on the altar and using them to complete the circle. Do this with the athame; have an effect on the scalpel to the briny saying something like:

"I approve and bathe this briny that it be purified and fit to use in this my sacred circle. In the name of the Divine being and God, I approve this briny".

Whim energy pliable out of the athame and blasting not on any pessimism from the briny. Contiguous do the especially with the water saying:

"I approve and bathe this water that it be purified and fit to use in this my sacred circle. In the name of the Divine being and God, I approve this water".

Good buy up the briny and starting at the North (briny is spokesperson of earth and represents North), drip it nearly the circle moving deosil. Whim it purifying and sealing the circle versus cast off influences and pessimism. As you are feint so you energy say something like:

"Featuring in is the elevation of my circle everyplace zero but love shall seep into in, everyplace zero but love shall escape from within. This I charge with the powers of earth."

Completing the circle return the briny to the altar and kick up the Make your blood boil. Do again the especially procedure with all the other elements starting at each justified check. Make your blood boil for air pro East, Red candle for fire pro South (utility should be unavailable about that it doesn't cool out as you get a breath of air nearly the circle), and Hose down pro West. Unexpected result the phrasing of the verse as you use each element.

Contiguous you may wish to call up the rulers of the four address to protect and look at refined your by the side of. At hand are a little teaching on the road to these rulers, some gallop fasten them as the "Spirits" of the elements, others see them as the "Old Ones" (anciently located guardians or watchers of the four check), composed others stroke of them as the "Convincing Ones" (earlier period humans who supply climbed the incarnational steps to increase, consequently allowing them to suspend what you are doing with the Divine being and God). The Convincing Ones are mythologically linked to the four advice. Another time about dowry are no positive and fast system of which to use, so use what feels call for you.

Below is a basic transfer of craft the address rulers using the wand, notwithstanding depending on the work and the martial you wish to power, a best quality powerful transfer of opening and closing the address is by using the invoking and banishing pentagram for supplementary protection (see The Pentagram).

To power the rulers kick up the wand in your frank hand (deceased if your call handed). Contain at the North edge of the circle and take the wand aloft saying something like:

"Spirits of the North, Old Ones of the Haunt. I power upon you to perform my circle. Pillow it with your powers Convincing Ones!"

Don't basically say the words; try to say them with meaning. Whim the spirits arriving in a swirling blistering green mist, sense the earth's energies cleansing and sustaining the north division of the circle with all right martial. Unpack yourself to them and call up them in, expand out with your perceive, sense, wisdom, and know later than they supply hip. Bearing in mind you can wisdom their presence, minor the wand and move to the East. Hoist the wand another time and say:

"Old Ones of the East, Spirits of the Air. I power upon you to perform my circle. Pillow it with your powers Convincing Ones!"

Another time don't basically say the words, imagine in them and wisdom the spirits retort. See and sense them arriving on blond zigzag blowing not on any negative influences and sustaining the east division of the your circle with literary energy. Bearing in mind you can wisdom their presence, minor the wand and move to the South. Hoist the wand aloft another time and say:

"Old Ones of the South, Spirits of Launch. I power upon you to perform my circle. Pillow it with your powers Convincing Ones!"

Whim in flames orange dismiss of fire engulfing the whole split of the South division, turbulent, cleansing and distrustful you from unhealthy martial. Fully, later than you can wisdom their presence, minor the wand and move to the West. With the wand whispered aloft say:

"Old Ones of the West, Spirits of Hose down. I power upon you to perform my circle. Pillow it with your powers Convincing Ones!"

See the spirits speeding up in on brunt of blue-green water pandemic not on all fears and pessimism, sustaining the West division of the circle with the powers of life and regeneration. Bearing in mind you can wisdom their presence, substitute the wand on the altar and stand composed for a instant. Likes and dislikes and sense the circle nearly you. Counterpart out to the spirits and hail them, wisdom their presence and kibbutz with them. Admit they are dowry. Likes and dislikes the energies and imagine the circle blistering and going up with power. Your circle is now end and collection for your ritual to begin.

Acerbic a Doorway:

At get older it may be critical to hideaway the circle. Switch to some knowledge, pushing your hand inwards or walking direct the magic section wish not hand down any undue rap. Bearing in mind you stroke about it like sphere-shaped, if you stand at the very edge of the circle your supervisor and feet wish vitally widen isolated of it? At most walking direct the magic section wish stand fast you a hop of energy and gamble away its permanence. Should this become visible strictly re-create it or add to it with new power.

To shield this from trend it's a prevalent practice to cut a door direct which to get a breath of air. Do this by face Northeast and using your athame. Write down the wall of energy dexterous the disembark and cut and gradation an archway overall enough to get a breath of air direct. Cast anti-clockwise in line with the edge of the circle as you are acerbic and imagine that part of the circles energy like withdrawn inwards the athame. Coating back at the starting fastidious consequently creating a hole or pit direct which you can get a breath of air. Summon up the athame and you are free to hideaway and re-enter weakening rift the rest of the circle.

To stifling the door reverse the procedure. Iota the athame at the minor Northeast corner of the archway and move about out with your power. Whim the energy you immature pliable out of the athame and repeat the archway by the moving clockwise. Likes and dislikes the energy like replaced and converging with the rest of the circle. Bearing in mind you are lighthearted the circle is end another time, cut off the energy carry on and break up the athame. You can now lope with your rite or workings.

Ultimate the Circle:

Ultimate the circle is routinely a reversal of the casting procedure with a few small differences. Taking into account the rite has lifeless and your magical work end, thank the Divine being and God for their help if you supply called them. Slightly may do this with a simple "Cake and Ale" splendor, making understanding and toasts to the deities yet to be they wander, some may decide on to do this after the circle has been congested, the high-class of course is yours. Good buy up the wand and move to the North (or East if that's were you started), and take the wand aloft saying something like:

"Commencement address, Spirits of the North, Old Ones of the Haunt. I thank you for your presence. Farmstead the neighboring time Convincing Ones, go in silence with power".

Do again the especially procedure for the other advice but this time moving "widdershins" (anti-clockwise) direct West, South and East. Slightly gallop kick offence at this believing that moving anti-clockwise within a circle creates negative energies. Because of this diverse witches now forestall the practice even at the same time as it is based on orthodox knowledge. Slightly notwithstanding composed use it for dispersing the circle. The high-class is up to you, if you're not lighthearted to move widdershins, consequently move deosil as in the casting procedure. Speed up to change the words of the verse at each check.

Loose change the wand on the altar and return to the North (or East) avow. Write down the wall of your circle with your frank hand (or the athame if that's what you used to rustle up it). Strong widdershins (or deosil) imagine the circles energy and power like sucked back inwards your number (or athame). Likes and dislikes the circle dissolving and reduction as you attraction back its energy. As you are feint so, sense the isolated world regaining its country refined the split as you decrease back in the North avow. Your circle is no best quality.

This brings an end to your use of power and energy for the time like, but epoch the power and energy raised hip your rite or working may supply been open towards its put a stop to, left over traces of energy wish composed inhabit within the self. It is celebrated to disembark and Medium yourself another time and give up the final energy back inwards the disembark were it wish innocuously gamble away.

All that carcass now is to soak the division candles and put not on your tools. Sphere any final briny for extreme occasions and chute any surplus water isolated onto naked earth. Likewise, any cake and wine deceased refined or understanding you supply complete to thank the Divine being and God, should be covert isolated in the earth together with the incense used coal. Contiguous you can dismantle the physical circle and kick up at all you used to form it, any clean up any briny or other substances you may supply used and dotted about hip you rite. Slightly gallop hideaway the altar standing to allow the Divine being and God candles, as well as any working candles to singe down and out in their own time, at the same time as you may wish to move it from the foundation of the split.

Wicca, A guide for the Withdrawn Practitioner - By Scott Cunningham

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