Making A Sacred Space
The following ritual is ideal for making a space sacred or for placing your permanent altar
Tools you will need
White Altar Candles x 2
Incense fragrance of your choice
White Candle x 1
Cleanse and sweep the area your using
Dress your candles
Have a ritual bath
Light your left altar candle
Light your right altar candle
Light your incense
Light white candle, rise up with it in your hand, and turn to your right and, with your candle in hand, walk the perimeter of the space you wish to make sacred,and say
‘By the Light, which cuts thru darkness
By the Fire, which burns within
By my Will, which stirs the elements
Let nothing harmful in’
As you reach the altar, set the candle down in the appropriate place and say:
‘So Mote It Be’
While within the circle of your sacred space, do whatever work you have need to do (if setting up your permanent altar,
bless the items that you have chosen to use and set them in the places that are appropriate).
When it is time to leave, lift up the white candle, turn to your left and, with your candle in hand, walk the perimeter of your sacred space,
taking back the energy you have laid down before, and say
‘By my Will, which called the elements
By the Fire, which burned so bright
By the Light, which lit the darkness
I will leave you for tonight’
Snuff out the white candle and set it down on the altar (use a candle snuffer do not blow the candle out)
Snuff out the right Altar candle.
Snuff out the left Altar candle.
Face the altar one last time and say:
"So Mote It Be"
Tips - If the area you have is small and your unable to walk the circle, hold the candle out
before you and slowly turn so as to shine the light around the space you are making sacred.