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Special Notes: Rededication to the Great Goddess and Great God. The time when the Sun casts three rays to light the world.

Altar Supplies: incense; burner; chalice of water; salt; pentacle; dagger or sword; 4 Element candles; chalice of wine; wand. A red candle (set to the right of the cauldron); a cup of fresh water set in the cauldron with a green or blue candle on the left.

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With casting the circle as your basic starting point, perform the same ritual illustrated in the Sample Ritual, inserting the following steps where the sample states "proceed with your planned spellwork or ceremony".

Light the green candle to the left of the cauldron, say:

Green forests Mother, bless this water, I do ask.
Great One of the stars, spinner of fates,
I give honor to you, and call upon you in
Your ancient names, known and unknown.


Light the red candle to the right of the cauldron, say:

Mighty Sun God, god of fertility and plenty,
Be here with me now, I do ask. I give honor
To you, and call upon you in your ancient names,
Known and unknown.


Raise your arms over the cauldron, say:

This is the sacred cauldron of the Triple Goddess.
The touch of its consecrated water blesses and renews,
Even as the rays of the Sun nourish and bless all life.


Pass your hands and arms between the two candles, making wishes as you do so. Or set the candles on the floor and carefully, slowly walk between them.

Dip the forefinger of your power hand into the cauldron water and trace a pentagram on your forehead. Kneel before the altar to rededicate your life to the Old Gods. Say:

I will serve the Great Goddess and give
reverence to the Great God. I am a pagan,
a stone of the ancient circle, standing firmly
balanced upon the earth, yet open to the
winds of the heavens, and enduring through time.
May the Old Gods witness my words!


Place the wine chalice on the pentacle fror a few moments then lift it high, saying:

Honor to the Old Gods!
Merry meet and merry part
And merry meet again!
Drink the wine, saving some to be put outside for the little people.

Refer to the Sample Ritual at this time for the standard closing or departure ritual, commencing where the Sample states "when everything is completed..."
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