Night Rites

October 1st, 2009

“Web of Desire Rite”

A solitary ritual to help you capture and bring something into your life.

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Supplies

Silver cord

Five thin nails

Small wooden board

A tea light candle and holder

God and Goddess candles and holders

A small bell

Anointing oil of your own choice

Small piece of paper and a pen

Additional short length of the silver cord

Offering of food and drink

Chalice, plate and offering bowl

Preparation

Spend a lot of time thinking about something that you want to capture and bring into your life. It could be a new sense of self, such as peace and harmony or something tangible like a new friend or kindred spirit. In your mind, fully define what you are looking for, so much so that you can see it clearly in your mind’s eye.

Once you have decided what you want, set aside at least an hour of your time to make your web. Nail the five thin nails into the wooden board in a circular pattern. Thread the silver cord around the nails creating your own personal spider web. If you aren’t sure how to get started, check the internet for videos on how to make a spider web. Make sure that your web includes an small inner circle, because you will need that for the ritual (see photo), however your web should look unique and be meaningful to you, so don’t try to just copy the picture.

Rite

Sit down in a comfortable position and ground yourself in your own traditional way. When you are ready, cast a sacred circle and call forth the Elementals in your own traditional way. Invoke the God and Goddess, welcome them to your circle, and light the God and Goddess candles on your altar.

Using the paper and pen, write down the item of your desire. Role the piece of paper up and tie it with the additional piece of silver cord. Set it aside for now.

Anoint the web in a deosil direction by placing some oil on your index finger and use it to trace the outline of the web. While you are doing this, think about the different tools that you can use to bring the item of your desire into your life. The tools might be “of the self”, such as working on becoming more friendly and open, reliable, trustworthy, etc. The tools could be “of action”, like joining an in-person social group, based on a hobby that you have. Think about whatever tools you could use to gain what you are looking for. Anoint the web fully three times, saying:

Creatrix of the night, blessed spider,

Weave with me a strong net,

To catch that of which my heart is set.

When you are done anointing the web, light the tea light candle. Hold the slip of paper high above it (don’t light it on fire!). Say:

Webmaker, see with the light of this sacred fire,

Here is object of my wish and my desire.

Place the slip of paper in the center hole of the web. Say:

Tangle it, without harm, in my web,

Using the natural energy flow and ebb.

Ring the bell three times, and say:

With the blessings of the Gods I do call forth,

And with the Elementals East, South, West and North,

Ring loud and true, sending forth my prayer,

Drawing out the object to capture in my snare.

Make an offering of food and drink in the name of the God and Goddess, thank Them and bid them farewell. Thank the Elementals and let them take their leave.  Open the magick circle.  This rite is complete.


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