Blessing Ritual for Lammas for Solitaries
Chalice of water
4 Elemental candles
Chalice of wine
Plate of bread
Cauldron with a orange candle in it
Fall flowers, ivy, and leaves for decorations
Cast the Circle
Light the cauldron candle and say:
” O Ancient Gods of the Celts, I do ask your presence here.
For this is a time that is not a time,
in a place that is not a place,
on a day that is not a day,
and I await you. ”
Set the plate of bread on the pentacle. Stand still and breathe deeply for a few moments.
Concentrate on the cleansing power of the breath of air, when you feel ready, say:
” I have purified myself by breathing in the life force
of the universe and expelling all evil from me. ”
Lift the plate of bread high and set it back on the altar and say:
” I know that every seed, every grain is a record of ancient time,
and a promise to all of what shall be.
This bread represents eternal life
through the cauldron of the Triple Goddess. ”
Eat a piece of bread, put the wine chalice on the pentacle , lift it high, and then set it on the altar, and say:
” As the grape undergoes change to become wine,
so by the sacred cauldron of life shall I undergo change.
And as this wine can give man enchantment of the divine
or sink him to the lower realms,
so do I realize that all humans rise or fall
according to their own strength and will. ”
Drink some wine and say:
” As in the bread and wine, so it is with me.
Within all forms is locked a record of the past
and a promise of the future.
I ask that you lay your blessings upon me, Ancient Ones,
that this season of waning light
and increasing darkness may not be heavy.
So Mote It Be! ”
The simple feast
Leave a libation for the nature spirits
Close the Circle