Ritual And Why Do It?
What is Ritual?
A ritual is a ceremony in which a number of actions are enacted in a set of ordered steps which may be religious or ceremonial.
Why do Ritual?
Rituals have benefits as they are extremely effective when you engage in an act which will bring you benefits (psychologically or physically) whether they be religious or secular in nature.
Steps in Ritual
A ritual can be broken down into the following:
You have to know and have a clear vision of what your ritual is going to be about and therefore what your intent is (ie what you want the outcome to be).
You need to hold your ritual somewhere eg. temple room, backyard, park etc as you need a place to work.
Banish all previous energies to make the area neutral. You also need to banish all the negative energies within yourself to properly prepare you for ritual. If this isn’t done the energies can affect you in a negative way. After you clear the space its ready to be used for ritual purposes.
Make the space sacred. This can be done by jumping the hedge, circle casting or opening the temple room in a ritualistic fashion. Summon the energies which are appropriate, center it and call in assistance and blessings.
Create magic, however it might look – spells, heka, chanting as its asking for something from someone or something.
In order for the creation of magic to manifest we need to either offer (given freely and without hurt) something up to the someone or something or you sacrifice (something tangible and painful to let go of/give up ie blood) to the “someone”
Close the sacred space.
This can be done by winding up the circle (close), rejumping the hedge, closing the temple room and farewelling and banishing energies summoned.
You need to wait for it to manifest but its best not to talk about it (takes the power away from the ritual).
Note: Please ensure that you also help yourself in any way you can which is in a proactive and unharmful manner ie if you have conducted a ritual on attaining a new job you need to help yourself by applying for jobs etc.
(c) T. Georgitsis 2016