top


feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC


feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

feri TOC

A Faery Circle, Compost Style

adapted and simplified
by valerie walker, 2003

[All Candles are lit, including working candles for reading. Dip athame into the water, stirring 3 times deosil. Then dip the moistened blade into earth/soil/salt, and put three measures of it into the water. Say:]

I cleanse you by water and earth.

[Hold blade over SG candle and then over burning incense (if used), and say:]
I charge you by fire and air.

[Blow four breaths of Blue Fire into the blade, and draw the Iron Pentacle to the N silently, after which you pierce it, seeing the IP grow pearlescent white, and through which you aim the Blue Fire. Draw a line of Blue Fire in a circle around you, saying at each of the Quarters:]
[N] By the Earth that is her fertile body
[E] By the Air that is her vital breath
[S] By the Fire that is her quickening spirit
[W] By the living Waters of her teeming womb
[N] Is this circle made!

[Salt-water purification ad lib: pass bowl from person to person, each saying aloud or silently what they wish to cast into the ocean and have purified.]

[In silence, take incense or candle around circle deosil, Then take athame and hold aloft over your head, and look through your arms facing South as you say:]

My knife has drawn the circle round,
My feet have walked the sacred ground,
Let those within the airy wheel
Bear witness to the magick seal,
And those without be turned about, and never hear my fatal shout:

[Step forward with warding-off gesture of knife, flat side of blade turned forward]
Power stay in, world stay out!

[Lift knife to zenith, grabbing the blue line, and seeing it expand up and down to create a sphere about you.]
As above,
[Point knife to nadir]
So below,
What is between the worlds concerns not the worlds,
Yet will change the worlds!
So mote it be!


[Lay athame down. Pick up wand, go to the East, and extend a thread of your consciousness out to an infinite point before you, sending your energy in a stream to the realm of the Guardian to "waken" it, drawing the thread back to connect to your heart. With your arms raised, call out to the Guardian:]
Starfinder [ad lib invocation of Air]
We invoke you and call you!
Come to us, come to us, come to us! Be here NOW!


[Bring your arms down and cross them once again over your chest, and bow in salutation. Repeat for each of the four Quarters, using these words:]

[South]Shining Flame [ad lib invocation of Fire]
We invoke you and call you!
Come to us, come to us, come to us! Be here NOW!


[West]Water Bearer [ad lib invocation of Water]
We invoke you and call you!
Come to us, come to us, come to us! Be here NOW!


[North]Black Mother [ad lib invocation of Earth]
We invoke you and call you!
Come to us, come to us, come to us! Be here NOW!


[Then stand facing the center of the circle and raise your arms above your head, and draw a pentacle in violet, saying:]
All four stars are one,
By the Goddess Above we invoke the Heaven Shiner!


[Lower your arms and draw a pentacle in violet point downwards, saying:]
All four stars are one,
By the Goddess Below we invoke Fire in the Earth!


[Bring both hands up to about chest height, palms flat together, seeing all the lines of connection (aka threads) between you and each Guardian converging at your heart, and say:]
And by the Center, which is the circumference of all!
[Fold your hands over your chest (aware of the converging aka threads) and bow forward, saying:]
So mote it be!

[Invoke Star Goddess:]
Holy Mother,
In you we live, move, and have our being.
From you all things emerge and unto you all things return.
Mother of all the gods and mortals,
We are your children!
We are yourself!
We invoke you and call you!
Come to us, come to us, come to us! Be here NOW!


[Invoke other Goddesses and Gods appropriate to occasion, ad lib. Then any working would follow.]

[For cakes and wine, fill chalice with wine, dip athame into it, saying:]

As the Athame is to the Sky,
So the cup is to the Earth,
And from their union worlds are born.


[Pour a small libation into the salt water bowl and then each drinks, making a toast. Cakes are blessed with the wand; putting the wand first over the cakes, say:]
Body of the God
[then under the cakes, say:]
Gift of the Goddess
[then all say:]
Blessed Be!
[put a piece of the cake in the salt-water bowl as a libation, then do the Toads' blessing here, each feeding the next with a wish for them. Sacred bullshit time.]

[Dismissals: Thank all Goddesses and Gods invoked in whatever words seem appropriate at the time, and extinguish the God and Goddess candles after you say:]
Go if you must, stay if you will,
But if you must go, we bid you Hail and Farewell!


[Thank the Guardians in reverse order to invocation, saying:]
Guardians of [Below, Above] /the elements of [Earth, Water, Fire, Air]
We thank you for being with us! [ad lib]
We ask your blessing ere ye depart to your lovely realms
And may the peace of the Goddess be between us, now and forever.
Go if you must, stay if you will,
But if you must go, we bid you Hail and Farewell!


[Lift the Circle, facing S] Robin Hood, Robin Good,
Son of the Art, Heart of the Art,
All from Air, into Air.

[Turn N and cut from apex to waist length in N]
Now let the misty curtain part!
[widdershins to W]All is over, all is done,
[to S]What has been must now begone,
[to E]What was done by ancient art
[to N]Now merry meet and merry part!

[Aim to apex and shoot energy up to create a great star, which gives energy to all and then fades. Extinguish all other candles.]