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FOUR PORTALS RITUAL


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FOUR PORTALS RITUAL


A ritual honoring the four Portals.

I use this as a weekly gesture to honor the four elemental Kings, Elements, Portals, or Directions and can be adapted to suit. It is a ritual of acknowledgment of the elementals help we receive each day in order to live, the help they give us in order to work our spells and the hard work they do to keep all living beings and the planet alive. It is a symbolic giving of a little something and to ask nothing in return - a kind of thanks-giving as it were.

Preferably at dawn or dusk when the veil between the worlds is at its thinnest, place four candles, stones etc that represent the elements, place a white candle in the center and cast your circle (circle casting is optional). Have prepared on your altar grains (rice or wheat) to represent Earth, small blossoms ( I use scented white Jasmin) for Air, wine for Water and incense (stick) for Fire.

You may begin with Air or Fire, your choice.

For Fire:

I start with Fire - take up the incense stick or cone (in a receptacle) and say:

"From the depths of my being and the center of this microcosm (touch incense stick on central stone or central white candle) I take this offering to the limits of the macrocosm to the Portal of Fire (walk in the direction of Fire and halt facing outward toward the direction of Fire) O Guardian of the Portal of Fire, I come to you with this humble offering as a token of our alliance. Since I have fire within my body, in order to live I am your kin as you are mine, O sovereign Jinn, O mighty Fire Dragon, elementals of Fire; Salamanders and Fire Drakes, please accept this small gift with my blessings - may there be healing and blessings within your realm (place incense down), I honor thee O Fire." (Retreat to center of circle).

For Earth:

Take up receptacle of grains and say:

"From the depths of my being and the center of this microcosm (touch dish on central stone or central white candle) I take this offering to the limits of the macrocosm to the Portal of Earth (walk in the direction of Earth and halt facing outward toward the direction of Earth) O Guardian of the Portal of Earth, I come to you with this humble offering as a token of our alliance. Since I have flesh and bones within my body and eat of Mother earth´s grains in order to live I am your kin as you are mine, O sovereign Ghob, O mighty Earth Dragon, elementals of Earth; Gnomes and Dwarfs, please accept this small gift with my blessings - may there be healing and blessings within your realm (place grains down), I honor thee O Earth." (Retreat to center of circle).

For Water:

Take up goblet of wine and say:

"From the depths of my being and the center of this microcosm (touch goblet on central stone or central white candle) I take this offering to the limits of the macrocosm to the Portal of water (walk in the direction of Water and halt facing outward toward the direction of Water) O Guardian of the Portal of Water, I come to you with this humble offering as a token of our alliance. Since I have fluids in my body and emotions in my heart and and cannot live without water I am your kin as you are mine, O soverign Nixa, O mighty Water Dragon, elementals of Water; Undines, Mermaids, Tritons and Water Sprites, please accept this small gift with my blessings - may there be healing and blessings within your realm (pour wine libation), I honor thee O Water." (Retreat to center of circle).

For Air:

Take up receptacle of flowers and say:

"From the depths of my being and the center of this microcosm (touch dish on central stone or central white candle) I take this offering to the limits of the macrocosm to the Portal of Air (walk in the direction of Air and halt facing outward toward the direction of Air) O Guardian of the Portal of Air, I come to you with this humble offering as a token of our alliance. Since I have breath in my breast and thoughts in my mind, without air I cannot live, I am your kin as you are mine, O sovereign Paralda, O mighty Air Dragon, elementals of Air; Sylphs and Elves, please accept this small gift with my blessings - may there be healing and blessings within your realm (place flowers down), I honor thee O Fire." (Retreat to center of circle).

Sit down in quiet meditation in the center of your circle. Meditate on each element, elemental being or animal of that element.

Open circle at end of ritual.


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