Breathe deeply and build a ball of protective light aroundyou. While soaking in your ritual bath, meditate on the whole ritual: the steps you will take and what you wish to say to your spirit guide when you make contact.
Enter the circle and light the incense. With the oil, dress the altar candle and the day candle while concentrating on the purpose of the ritual. Light the anointed candles and state your intent: I am here to make contact with my Spirit Guide: And to acknowledge him or her. With a sharp instrument (perhaps an athame), inscribe violet candle #1 with the word Spirit. Dress it with oil. Light it, direct your energies into it, and say: Here do I light the first Lamp of Spirit. May its light reach out across the barriers from this world to the next. May it make contact with that World of Spirit into which we will eventually enter.
Take your censer or incense wand and swing it around censing the whole area around the altar, while rhythmically repeating the word Merge and building up energy to focus. Replace the censer and pick up violet candle #2. Inscribe it again with the word Spirit and dress it with the oil. Put it back on the altar, light it, direct your energy into it, and say: Here do I light the second Lamp of Spirit. May its light also reach out across the barriers from this world to the next. May it make contact with that World of Spirit and help spread the light, illuminating the passageway between our worlds.
Again, take the censer or incense wand and cense the entire area around the altar while chanting the word Merge. Build up your energy to focus. Take violet candle #3, inscribe with the word Spirit, dress with oil, charge with your energy, light it and say: Here do I light the third Lamp of Spirit. May its light also reach out across the barriers
from this world to the next. May the light from these three lamps blend and grow, dispelling all darkness and lighting the way that my Spirit Guide may come to me and speak with me here today.
Inscribe the 3 white candles with the word Truth and anoint each candle with oil. Light the 3 white candles in order of 1, 2, 3, and say: Here do I build Truth. As these candles burn throughout this ritual, their power generates nothing but truth. In all that transpires between this world and the next. Through these candles there is truth in all communications that come to me. Again, cense the entire altar area while chanting the word Merge.
Replace the censer and continue chanting. Sit comfortably while chanting, and gaze into the crystal ball, or the clear glass of water. Continue chanting until you feel it is right to let the chant taper off. Continue to quietly look into the crystal ball or glass, not trying to picture anything. Keep your mind blank, so whatever comes will appear in its own free will. Gaze into the center of the crystal. There is no need to try not to blink. Look into the crystal and blink naturally. Try not to notice anything in your peripheral vision, just the center of the crystal.
Eventually a face or figure will appear. This may take a long time, or it may appear almost immediately. If itdoesnt come at all within approximately 20 minutes, abandon this attempt, extinguish the candles in the order in which they were lit, leave the altar set up, and try this ritual again in three days. You should have results within a month at most.
When a figure does appear, ask if he/she is your Spirit Guide. You will hear an answer. You may not hear it outloud, or even see the figures lips move, but you will be aware of the answer. This is how most of your conversation will proceed. You will ask your questions mentally (or out loud) and the answers will be clear inside your mind. Ask if you have more than one spirit guide. If yes, ask the others to appear also. You may ask anything you wish to know, but it is suggested to establish a connection first where your Spirit Guide may appear to you at any time, or at specific times, so that you can converse with other spirits through him/her.
When you have finished speaking with your Guide, thank him/her, then sit for a moment with your eyes closed, meditating on all that you have learned.