Creating Your Own Rituals
Rituals are Personal
Creating Unique Rituals to Manifest Your Desires
Sometimes you can’t find the perfect ritual to manifest your desire. Creating custom rituals isn’t as difficult as it might sound. A little thought, a dash of research, a pinch of practice and you’re ready to stir up your own magick.
Here's your step-by-step to creating your own rituals!
1. Determine Goal
A clearly defined goal is the most achievable. Be specific and singular. Don't mix creating a healing amulet with a ritual for abundance.
There are dozens of things that correspond to nearly every intention. Not all are appropriate for all situations. Not all are practical. Draw up a list of potential materials, including symbols, colors, crystals, etc. Winnow this initial list down into what is practical, possible and suitable, then select what you feel is best for the situation.
"To bind the spell well every time, Let the spell be spake in rhyme." A rhyme isn't strictly necessary, but seems to work best. Let your inner voice guide you, this is about phrasing your intentions, and requesting a blessing, assistance or guidance for your goal. For example, a consecration chant may not rhyme, but if the words resonate with the practitioner, the power is present.
4. Draft Spell
Draft the entire ritual or spell. List the tools and materials / ingredients, the steps, process, etc. This will help you be sure you haven't overlooked any steps (What about the ritual meal? The bath?) and allow you to revise any parts you feel aren't smoothly intertwining into the whole. It's like a dress rehearsal.
Even a simple Yes-No divination before actively casting a spell is a good idea, just to be sure the Goddess and/or God aren't in strong disagreement, or that serious negative repercussions aren't waiting for the caster.
6. Finalize Spell
Finalize your draft. Practice any part that you feel needs it. A smooth ritual boosts your confidence, which in turn boosts the power raised.
7. Gather Ritual Items
Gather together all the tools and materials you will need for the ritual. Once the circle is cast, you don't want to break it to grab that crystal.
Remember drinking water. It's often thirsty work.
If your altar is not permanent, cleanse the space and set up your altar. If your ritual does not call for cleansing the materials and tools, you may want to do this before you begin. Cleanse yourself in your preferred fashion, and set aside a few minutes to meditate and clear your mind before you begin.
9. Perform Ritual
Cast your circle.
Perform ritual or cast spell.
Bless (and eat if you choose) ritual meal.
Close your circle and disperse excess energy.
Leave ritual meal remains as offering.