Let’s Talk Witch – Invocation




Our old pal Webster defines invocation as the act or process of petitioning for help or support, a prayer of entreaty (as at the beginning of a service of worship), or a formula for conjuring.

Maybe Webster was a Witch?

Well, okay, probably not. But these are all pretty good descriptions of what an invocation is in the magickal world.

Specifically, there are two kinds of invocations that are almost always used in Pagan rituals. The first is what we usually refer to as “calling the quarters.”

The other common form of invocation that we use in rituals is somewhat different. After we summon the quarters, we invoke the goddess and the god, or sometimes just one or the other-for instance, on full moons we often only call on the goddess. The main difference here is that while we summon the elements, we ask the gods to join us in our circle. (Politely, if we know what’s good for us.)

After all, they are god and we are just mortals. There is no way that we can order them to do anything.

So we ask them to come our circles. Nicely. God and goddesses invocations are essentially a way of getting their attention and letting them know that we would like very much for them to spend some time with us, pretty please.

A typical goddess invocation used for a full moon ritual might go something like this:

Great Goddess, mother of us all, we ask

you to join us here in our circle as we

celebrate this, your night. Under the glowing

moon, we gather in your name and seek to

use the power that you have given us. We

ask you to join us and aid us in our task.

Welcome, and blessed be.

It is important to be respectful in both kinds of invocations (since the elements are our allies, not our servants) but especially when calling upon the gods. It just makes sense. After all, you wouldn’t call up your parents and order them to come to dinner, even if that tactic actually worked on your younger brother.

You will note that the last definition of invocation is “a formula for conjuring.” Technically, this would mean that any spell or incantation is also an invocation. And you can certainly call them that if you want to; the Pagan Definition Police will probably not show up at your house and haul you away. (This time.) But in general, when we use the term invocation in magick, we are talking about calling the quarters or the gods, not casting a spell.


Everyday Witch A to Z: An Amusing, Inspiring & Informative Guide to the Wonderful World of Witchcraft

Deborah Blake


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In some ways this is the heart of all Wiccan ritual, and indeed is the only necessary part. Wiccan rites are attunements with the powers that are the Goddess and God; all else is pageantry.

—Scott Cunningham

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Daily Prayer  

Goddess Comments & Graphics

Daily Prayer

As I start my day
I pray before going on my way
To be wise, confident and kind
And keep good thoughts in my mind
No matter what I might do
My intentions pure and heart is true
God and Goddess, please watch over me
So mote it be


—Gianne’s Grimoire of Personal Power
Lady Gianne

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A Daily Prayer for Blessings


A Daily Prayer for Blessings


Divine Mother, Almighty Father,

May you recognize me as one of your children,

Created in your image to be a reflection of your

Grace, Love and Power.

I ask for your blessings this day

I ask that all good things come to me

As I strive to walk my Path

May nothing whatsoever harm me or

Sway me from my Journey with you.

May my heart be light

May my travels be safe

May my health be good

May my mind be sound.

May you bless me each day

With Your Love, Comfort and Guidance.

I pray these not only for myself

But also for my brothers & sisters

Of The Craft.

So Mote It Be!

—Lady of the Abyss

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Beseeching The Lady of the Eclipse

Beseeching The Lady of the Eclipse


Great Lady of Lunar Eclipse I who am Thy child, call upon Thee
in reverence and beseech Thee.
Open the way of release from the fetters of the past.
Open the way to embracement of life’s joyous repast.
Take into Thy arms all self-perceived flaws, unneeded fears, pain and
Slip these behind Thy back and release them into the vastness beyond Thy
Hidden Face.
Then turn Thy gentle face outward once more, filling Thy arms with joy,
good fortune, and constancy sieved from the stars;
Slip these into the Mother’s arms, and smile upon me.
Open Thy arms, loving Mother of All, and let Thy bountiful blessings
upon me no fall.
With my arms opened wide, with hope and bright eyes, I gather
Thy abundance of blessings inside.
The gift of Transformative Power charges shadow into light,
For Thou art what I have attained at the end of desire.
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Air, Fire, Water, Earth,
Elements of Astral birth,
I call you now; attend to me!

In the circle, rightly cast,
Safe from psychic curse or blast,
I call you now, attend to me!

From cave and desert, sea and hill,
By blade and wand, cup and pentacle,
I call you now; attend to me!
This is my will, so mote it be!

[This invocation may  be chanted  while moving or  dancing around  the altar to raise elemental energy for magickal workings.]

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All Right, We Have Our Moon Phases Right Now! A Very Happy & Blessed New Moon To All Our Dear Family & Friends!

Moon & Witch Comments & Graphics

In the darkness there is light

In the silence there is sound

In the pain there is comfort

In fear there is safety

In the distance there is closeness

In the tear there is joy

In the loss we are found

In hate we find love

In the sisterhood we have the Goddess

For all comes from her and all goes to her

Stand strong and all will be well

As it is above so be it below

—–A Witch’s Prayerbook

JoAnne Spiese

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Circle Power

Witchy Comments=Circle Power

I stand before the Goddess as her daughter
My head bowed before her love and light
I do not stand alone
My Sisters stand with me
My family stands with me
The Witches from the past are present
I humbly ask for her presence in my home
I raise my hands and extend love to all
I ask the Goddess to send her protection to me
I ask her to encircle my home
I ask her to hold me close

With the power of my Circle, I cast out evil.
Return it to its source.
With the power of the Goddess, I cast out pain.
Return it to its source.
With the power of the Witches, I cast out hate.
Return to its source.

I turn East
I turn South
I turn West
I turn North

Under the Fullness of the Moon my home is safe
Under the Fullness of the Moon I am safe
Under the Fullness of the Moon my family is safe
Under the Fullness of the Moon my Sisters are safe.

The Goddess holds me and I am safe…

Blessed Be

A Witch’s Prayerbook
JoAnne Spiese

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