The Circle visualization Exercise
This is an exercise that will help you learn to intake and channel greater amounts of universal energies to apply to your workings and ritual works.
You may lie down, sit comfortably , or get up and enact this exercise . Face each direction either physically or mentally.
Ground and center, face East, then visualize your athame in your strongest hand and draw an invoking pentacle. See it burning with a pale blue flame. Say “Hail Guardians of the Watchtowers of the East, Powers of Air.”
Walk through the pentacle and see a great wind sweeping across a vast plain of waving grass, breathe deeply and feel the air on your face, in your lungs, through your hair. The sun is rising and in its rays a golden eagle shines as it flies towards you. When you are filled with the Power of Air, say “Hail and farewell Shining ones” then walk back through the pentacle.
Turn and face the South, again draw the invoking pentacle, visualizing it burning with a red burning flame and say, “Hail to the Guardians of the watchtowers of the South, Powers of Fire.”
Walk through the pentacle; you are in a blazing field under the hot high noon sun . Feel the sun’s fire on your skin and absorb its power, in the distance you see red gold lions sunning themselves. When you feel attuned to fire say “Hail and farewell Radiant Ones” and walk back through the pentacle.
Turn and face the West, and again draw the pentacle, visualizing it glowing with the dark deep blue of the deep sea, and again draw an invoking pentacle saying “Hail Guardians of the Watchtowers of the West, Powers of Water.”
Walk through the pentacle and find yourself standing on a cliff above the pounding surf. Feel the moist spray in the air and on your skin, and feel the unyielding force of the never ending waves . It is twilight, and the blue green waves are edged with violet as the sun slowly drops below the horizon and dolphins and sea serpents play in the foam of the surf as you absorb the energy. When you feel attuned to the power of water say “Hail and Farewell Flowing Ones” and walk through the pentacle.
Turn and face the North, draw the invoking pentacle visualizing it outlined in a flowing verdant green of life and health and say “Hail Guardians of the Watchtowers of the North, Powers of Earth”.
Walk through the pentacle, finding yourself in the midst of a lush fertile landscape on the slopes of a mountain. Around you are green growing herbs nourished by fresh springs, tall silent trees fed by the minerals and nutrients in the earth. In the distant valley you can see grain waving in fertile field and above you can see wild goats cling to the craggy heights while below herds of wild cattle thunder across the plain. The great and little bear circle the North Star, the center point of the whirling wheel of the sky. When you are attuned to the pulse of the power of Earth say “Hail and Farwell, Silent Ones.” And Walk through the pentacle.
Visualize yourself surrounded by the four flaming pentacles then look up and find a golden eight rayed star, breathe deeply and draw in power from the star , let if complete fill you. Feel it flood every cell of your body with light, a cone of light that extends deep into the earth around you . When you are filled completely, and can feel the power vibrating through every speck of your body release the light and power back to its source. You then open the circle by visualizing the pentacles flying off into the space surrounding the star.
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