|13 Wiccan Principles|
|Book of Shadows|
|The SACRED SPACE is the MAGIC CIRCLE|
|1. Any comfortable size is fine.|
2. Situate objects to show the circle outline.
3. The Pentacle is placed to the North.
4. East place the Censor with smoldering incense. Stick incense may also be used.
5. South a candle can be used. Red.
6. West: a cup or a bowl of water.
These four objects can be placed on the altar, their positions corresponding to the directions and their elemental attributes. The altar stands in the center of the circle, facing North.
|The left half of the altar is usually dedicated to the Goddess. Tools sacred to Her are placed there: the cup, the pentacle, bell, crystal and cauldron.|
An image of the Goddess can be substituted by either a green, silver or white candle.
To the right side, the emphasis is on the God. A red, yellow or gold candle, or an appropriate figure, is usually placed there, as are the censer, wand, athame and white-handled knife.
Spirits of the East|
Guardians of the Winds
May you grant me the joy of Your presence
Your light and Your energy in this time and space.
Spirits of the South
Spirits of the West
Spirits of the North
For as above, So below.
|- OR -|
Stand and grasp your Athame in your RIGHT hand and walk three times Deosil around the edge of the Circle, all the while keeping your eyes and Athame tip fixed on the center of the Circle....|
A meeting place of perfect Love, Trust, Peace, and Joy, containing the powers I Shall raise herein.
I have called on the Powers of the North, the East, the South, And the West, to aide me in the Construction of this Circle."
When the Circle has been circled thrice and the incantaion completed, stand at the center and hold the Athame over the center point of the Circle. Visualize a complex web of brilliant golden stars forming a sphere and growing to encompass you and the Circle....
In this time that is not a time
By my will I create the Is To Be
The Mother supports my feet
Her Consort is by my side
All around me the Ancients are
Forming a web of golden stars
Containing the Power I shall raise herein.
The Legions await my word!"
Hold the Athame aloft, pointing its blade towards the Heavens...
|When you have finished with your circle, simply pick up the tool you used to cast the circle and point it at the ground where you began (north), then walk Counter-Clockwise visualizing with circles power going back into your tool. Finish by saying: "The circle is open, but unbroken"|