In ritual, we raise and direct energy for a particular purpose.Naturally, we ask participants to behave in ritual manner:
Respect the beliefs of othersLeave behind all personal agendas. Respect partnership bonds & do not cruise! Always ask before you send energy to or for someone. See that children accompanying you follow this etiquette. Be willing to help out where you see need, and plan to share with othersBring any concerns to the ritual high priestess(es) before or after ritual, not duringIf you are still learning or unfamiliar with it, practice grounding and centering. Respect altar items, and don’t touch the magickal tools of others without permission. Come to all ritual with an open heart and an open mind (In perfect love and perfect trust). Be courteous, kind and considerate to all other participants, plants, animals present. Make a door to exit the ritual space, then close it when you are out (& vice versa). Move in accord with the ritual circle (usually Sunwise or clockwise, aka deosil). Turn off all cell phones before entering or creating sacred space. Be careful of safety issues, especially around candles and fireLearn and practice standard or basic ritual techniques. Be respectful of the energy work that is being done. Join your energy with that of the ritual working. Follow the ritual program and directions. It is fine to refrain from any ritual action for logical personal reasons, as long as you remain at one with the energy of the circle. And respect this decision of other participants so long as they are in accord with the energy flow. It is fine to ask for what you need, if it doesn’t interrupt the ritual energy flow. If possible, do so before the ritual. Feel free to suggest something, to the appropriate person(s) priestessing, if you feel the energy move you. Please do contribute to the donation basket and to the mutual feast! What you do comes back to you threefold! Harm none & do as you will!
Based on a list developed by KE Wells, who consulted Z. Budapest’s The Feminist Book of Lights and Shadows and The Holy Book of Women’s Mysteries. Additional material by Frodo Okulam and Aleta Porter.
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