Blessing The Bones For Use
Before you begin reading the bones, you should cleanse and consecrate them. This is very easy using an old world technique that I have used since I was a child. Here is a list of items you will need to bless your set –
Bowl of Spring Water
Small pinch of Salt
Bowl of Dirt
Incense – Sandalwood is traditional
Piece of bread – For an offering to the spirits
Your Bone Set
Pouch or Bowl to store the bones
On your altar, or any table, gather the above items. Light the incense. Pause and let the scent linger for a minute.
Then light the Candle saying the
Flame of wisdom, burn
bright in my soul. Guide me
to all that is, was, and what
shall be. May the spirits
attend and touch me with
their sight. Selah.
Combine the salt and water saying –
Waters of knowing, blesser
of all that you touch, be
enlivened by this being of the divine.
Together you bring the spirits, and together
you give life. Selah.
With your power hand (Right if right handed, left if left handed) sprinke a very small amount of the water/ salt mixture over your bone set saying –
Tools of the spirits, you are cleansed,
blessed, and empowered.
Upon the web of life you will tell
me the secrets and illumine all. Selah.
Lay the bones upon the dirt and say –
Creature of the earth, Flesh of the first Mother,
bless and empower these tools of the spirits.
Let nothing above or below the earth remain
hidden to my sight. Selah.
Gather up your bone set into your hands and pass them through the incense saying –
Into you, tools of the spirits, does the breath of life come.
Through the eyes of flesh do you open the veil to all worlds.
Breath deep the scent of power and grant me good vision. Selah.
Lay your bones down and hold the piece of bread to the air saying –
To you spirits I make this offering.
Accept it with my love and thanks.
Bless me with the sight and grant the
knowledge of all as the bones fall.
To my eyes and soul let nothing hide.
Blessings be upon you all and to
your obodes I wish peace. Selah.
Blow out the candle and let the incense burn to its end. Place your bones in their pouch or bowl and either leave them on your altar, or put them somewhere safe awaiting your next consultation. Take the piece of bread out to a tree and leave it for the spirits.
Casting Cloth – 12 inches by 12 inches. Draw a large circle intersected by an X on the cloth. Designate each section as North, East, South, and West. This is based on my tradition, so the directions are a bit different that the common definitions.
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