This ritual is best done on the Full Moon or the bright noon. All of the tools my be consecrated at once if you have gathered them or you may consecrate those that you have at this point. Others may be blessed as you acquire them. Any jewelry can be blessed at the initiation ceremony. Have frankincense to burn in the incense burner.
Tools that you find useful at this point should include the dragon pentacle, the pentacle disk, incense burner, wine chalice, water chalice, salt dish, sword, and wand. If you can't drink wine, substitute apple cider, grape juice, fruit juice, or soda.
Arrange your ritual area with care. It's best to set the altar in the center of your working area so that you can face the east. Light the two altar candles (a black one on the left, a white on the right). Remember, if you are timid about using black, substitute it for extremely dark blue, purple, or indigo. Play soft instrumental music if you wish. It helps to create the proper atmosphere and mask minor noises. Once the circle is cast, do not cross the boundary until the ritual is finished.
Begin the ritual by going to the east. With the forefinger of your power hand (this is generally considered the one with which you write), "draw" your magickal circle on the floor around your ritual area. Do this by pointing your finger at the floor and seeing great flames shooting from it. Move clockwise around the circle with the flame; end by overlapping it in the east. While drawing the circle, say:
Return to the altar. Put a small amount of frankincense on the burning charcoal in the incense burner. Point your forefinger at the burner. Say;
Lift the incense burner by the chain and carry it clockwise around the edge of the cast circle, beginning and ending in the east. Return the burner to the altar. Slowly pass the pentacle disk through the incense smoke. say:
Set the dish of salt on the pentacle disk. Circle the dish three times clockwise with your forefinger. Say:
Sprinkle a few grains of salt on all four corners of the altar. This sprinkling purifies the altar and may be done at anytime, whether during ritual or as a cleansing if someone has messed about with your altar.
Pass the dragon pentacle through the incense smoke and say:
With the dragon pentacle in your power hand, go to the eastern quarter. Hold up the pentacle, facing the east. Say;
Moving clockwise, go to the south. Hold up the pentacle. Say;
Go to the west. Hold up the pentacle. Say;
Finish by going to the north. Hold up the pentacle. Say;
Return to the altar. Lay aside the dragon pentacle and take up the sword. Touch a flat side of it briefly to the pentacle disk and pass it through the incense smoke. If at any point you must replace/renew the incense, do so while at the altar. Say;
Hold the sword for a few moments before the dragon pentacle. Put down the sword and take up the dagger. Touch a flat side of it to the pentacle disk, pass it through the incense smoke, and say:
Hold the dagger for a few moments before the dragon pentacle. for each tool, set it briefly on the pentacle disk, then pass it through the incense smoke. When finished, hold the tool up before the dragon pentacle.
Gongs, Finger Cymbals, and/or Bells:
Whenever you get new supplies of herbs and oils, they can be consecrated by circling them three times with your wand and saying:
Now is an excellent time to chant and use free-form dancing. Invite the dragons to share in the raised energy and your joy of being a magician. Talk to them about your hopes and dreams, and listen to see if they have suggestions or words of encouragement for you. This is an opportunity for close friendships to be forged.
To close the ritual, take your sword in your power hand, your wand or staff in the other. Hold the sword up in salute. Go to the East and say;
Continue clockwise to the South. Say;
Continue to the West. Say;
Continue to the North. Say;
Return to the altar. Align the sword with the dragon pentacle and say:
Cut the circle with a backward sweep of the sword across the circle boundary. Extinguish the alter candles. Leave the ritual tools on or around the alter overnight to be further empowered. The dragons may inspect them closer during this time and add special blessings.
It is important to realize that you work with dragons as partners and co-magicians. You have to be firm in your intentions but willing to listen to their point of view. Otherwise, those who wish to control dragons are doomed to failure both in their attempt to control and in any future attempts for cooperation or aid.