Blessing the Altar

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This should be done before circle

Hold up Athame
Blessed be thou creature of art


place point of athame into salt
Blessings be upon this salt, creature of Earth
let all malignancy and hindrance be cast henze from
let all goodness enter here in
wherefore do I bless thee, that thou mayest aid me
as Ido will, so mote it be


place point of athame into water
blessing be upon this Water, creature of Water
let all malignancy and hindrance be cat henze from
let all goodness enter here in
wherefore do Ibless thee, that thou mayest aid me
as Ido will, so mote it be


put salt into water 3 times while saying
Earth & Water, Fire & Passion
I combine thee
I charge thee to become sacred
a fluid of protection
to sanctify the boundaries
of this temple
with Water & Salt I cleanse this altar
and these tools


dip hands in the water and sprinkle a little to each quarter
With Water and Salt I cleanse the East
With Water and Salt I cleanse the South
With Water and Salt I cleanse the West
With Water and Salt I cleanse the North


return water to altar

Light charcoal and place in censor - place point of athame into Incense
Blessings be upon this incense, creature of Air
let all malignancy and hindrance be cat henze from
let all goodness enter here in
wherefore do Ibless thee, that thou mayest aid me
as Ido will, so mote it be


put incense on charcoal three times while saying
Fire & Air, desire & inspiration
I combine thee
I charge thee to become sacred
a fluid of protection
to sanctify the boundaries
of this temple
with Fire & Air I cleanse this altar
and these tools


take the censor around the circle to the quarters and wave smoke in each direction
With Fire & Air I purify the East
With Fire & Air I purify the South
With Fire & Air I purify the West
With Fire & Air I purify the North


Now Sweep your circle and call the quarters

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