Closing the Circle

Anon


When the Circle's work is done, R goes to the East, athame in hand, salutes, and draws a banishing Earth pentagram, saying:

R:

Ye Lords of the Watchtowers of the East, ye Lords of Air, we thank you for attending our rites; and ere ye depart to your beauteous realms, we bid thee Hail and Farewell...

All:

Hail and Farewell! (R extinguishes Quarter Candle)

Repeat for the remaining Quarters, addressing each with the titles by which it was invoked.

R thanks and says goodbye to the God and Goddess. (Words To Be Decided.) and extinguishes altar candles.

R then thanks and dismisses any spirits who have gathered.

R:

The Circle is open but unbroken. Merry meet, merry part and merry meet again.

R extinguishes the Presence Lamp, saying:

R:

This rite is ended!

All:

So mote it be!

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