Intermediate Circle-casting Techniques
Before you formulate your own circle, experiment with the following technique:
Variations on the Single-Pass Circle
To vary the basic technique of walking the perimeter of your circle area a single time channeling energy into the barrier, use different-colored energy. Match the energy’s color and programming to whatever your ritual purpose may be. Visualizing color adds the energy of the color to your circle; it’s a different method of programming it, as each color carries corresponding energies. For example, you can use green energy for healing, or blue for justice rituals, or an appropriate sabbat-associated color for whatever sabbat you may be celebrating. Many Wiccans prefer to use white energy silver energy or blue energy These three colors are multipurpose and each corresponds to protection and peace.
Variations on the Three-Fold Pass Circle
Another common method practiced by Wiccans involves walking the circle perimeter three times, as three is recognized as a sacred number:
1. Walk your circle perimeter three times, casting one layer of the circle by channeling energy as per your usual method, then channeling a second just inside the first, and then a third just inside the second.
2. When you are done, stand and concentrate, visualizing all three layers merging into one.
There are many ways to vary the three-fold circle. You can allow each layer to grow up and under into the sphere shape, remaining separated from the other two. In this way, you have three distinct barriers that together form your sacred circle. You can cast in the names of the triple-aspected deities of Wicca, if you like, or for the triple layers of reality perceived by various cultures (the underworld, the material world, and the spiritual overworld). You can cast each layer while visualizing a different color of energy emerging from your hand or tool. When you’ve finished your third layer, you can visualize all three different-colored layers coming together to form a multicolored energy barrier.
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