Last Friday I stepped into ritual space for the first time in nearly a month. Between mundane holidays, Pagan festivals, and an assortment of other things its’ been hard to get the coven together with any sort of regularity. Getting back to doing the work reminded me just how much I love Witch Ritual!
The power, the scents, the energy, the magic . . .it’s all intoxicating and my life suffers when I’m away from it. It’s what keeps me going and prepares me for the challenges ahead. Witch ritual is a truly special thing and I feel blessed that it’s a part of my life!
So mote it be!
Listen to the Lord & Lady Call Their Children (Chant)
I love music, but I’m not musically inclined, as a result my rituals generally don’t feature a whole lot of singing or chanting. However my coven always opens our rituals with the same chant, and it serves to both ground our coven and prepare us all for the magic and energy yet to come. There’s something hypnotic about repeating many of the same ritual bits over and over, and it helps me to shut off my rational mind and focus on the work at hand.
When the calendar gods cooperate our coven meets about every two weeks, and when that pattern is disrupted I find myself longing intensely for the companionship and camaraderie of our coven. A true coven is an extended family where I’m free to be myself. I don’t have to worry about being “on” or handling everything myself, we’re all in it together. Many circles love to use the phrase “perfect love and perfect trust” but it’s a mantra we take seriously. I love and trust my coven and that’s the way it should be.
Blessings Be Upon Thee O Creature of Air (Incense)
We don’t typically burn a lot of incense in our house because my wife is allergic to it. However our coven has its own special incense blend free of glue and binders that works for her and the rest of us, and the smell of it is practically transformative. The moment we light it in ritual I’m nearly instantly transported to ritual space. The sent of our special incense reminds me why I love the people in our coven so much and immediately prepares me to walk between the worlds.