Riding The Dragon Ritual

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This ritual is for riding a Chaos Dragon. The main reason for riding a dragon is so that the magician can remove barriers and obstacles, inanimate or animate that impedes forward progress.

However, know that a Chaos Dragon will go straight to the heart of the problem and break down the barriers, whether you really wanted them gone or not. What you think is the best solution might not be, so be prepared for all consequences. You should be able to release all negative feelings about the situation when the ride is over though.

Perform this ritual during the evening or the waning Moon, with the New Moon being the strongest.


Pentacle Disk, dragon Pentacle, water chalice with some fresh water in it, dish of salt, wine chalice, black or dark purple altar candles, sword, wand, incense burner, binding incense and/or dragon's blood (basil or patchouli work well), gong or bell, staff.

Cast the Dragon Circle, using counter-clockwise motions, and calling the elements in reverse order. When you kneel before the altar with the sword in both hands, project your interest and plea for help from the dragons of chaos and destruction as strongly as you can. Continue this for several minutes. Then say:

"Behold all dragons of darkness and change, I (magickal name if you have one), seek your dragon magick. With (name of sword) in my hand, I enter your realm, not for physical battle, but for knowledge and power. I greet you, O dragons ancient and wise. I await your presence."

Continue with the Dragon Circle until you are ready to do spell work. Take the sword in your power hand, the staff in the other. Stand facing the altar and tap the staff three times on the floor while holding the sword pointed at the dragon pentacle. Chant in tones that vibrate through your body:

"Come, Draconis! Come Draconis, to my call! Dragons of Chaos, hear me! Draconis! Draconis! Draconis!"

Either remain standing or sit before the altar. Close your eyes and visualize yourself astride the back of a great dragon of darkness. The dragon is swiftly winging through the night, blowing great billows of smoke and fire. See him/her zooming down on your problems, scattering them, turning them into ashes. DO NOT specifically try to harm someone. Feel the excitement and rush of joy as you realize you are now free. Open your eyes, and feel within yourself the power of the dragon. Know that you are going to win over your obstacles. Take the sword in you power hand and go to the East. While chanting, cut and slash at the East:

"The Dragons of destruction and chaos are with me. We destroy all problems and evil coming from the East!"

Do the same at the North while saying:

"The Dragons of destruction and chaos are with me. We destroy all problems and evil coming from the North!"


"The Dragons of destruction and chaos are with me. We destroy all problems and evil coming from the West!"


"The Dragons of destruction and chaos are with me. We destroy all problems and evil coming from the South!"

Return to the altar. Still holding the sword in you power hand, take the staff in the other. Tap the staff three times and chant:

"Transformation is my will. Use your power my desire to fill. I thank you, dragons old and wise, Of Earth and Fire, Water, Skies, for sharing wisdom here with me. As we will, so shall it be!"

Now you can close down the circle, dismissing the element dragons in reverse order.

Added to on Apr 22, 2012
Last edited on May 12, 2015
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Jul 29, 2022
Well written and very useful. Excellent as a way to ask for help from the dragons in smashing you through potential blocks in personal growth. And often haled as a bit of an initiatory working for those getting started in Dragon Magic. Facing one's self for creating change is a big thing for most dragons, showing a dedication to facing your fears in such a manner helps show your intent to take their lessons seriously. And reveals your intent of Self betterment, which earns much respect.

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