Casting a Circle / Creating Sacred Space

A magic circle is circle or sphere of space which contains energy and forms a sacred space, it also provides magical protection. Find a quiet spot where you will not be disturbed, then cleanse the area both physically and spiritually, use a broom or besom to sweep away and dust, debris etc. Use incense, or a smudge stick to purify spiritually - if you have a ritual besom this will also sweep away any undesired influences. Mark the area of the circle, this can be traced in the ground; drawn in salt, sand or chalk; use a rope to mark the area; or it can be visualised. Place your altar inside the boundary of the circle, typically an altar will contain the following: Representations of the Elements i.e. Earth, Air, Fire and Water - Example: Pentacle, Incense, Candle, Chalice of Water A bowl of Salt and Water for purification Representations of your Deities - Example: Statues, Pictures, Candles Offerings - Fruit, Nuts, Bread, Cakes, Ale Ritual Tools - Athame, Cauldron, Wand, Pentacle, Bell, Altar Candle Anything that you need for your Magickal Workings should be placed into the circle. To purify the sacred space and invite in the elemental guardians, you will need a salt/water solution, an incense censer or smudge stick, representations of the Elements (personally I prefer to use coloured candles Earth=Green, Air=Yellow, Fire=Red, Water=Blue) - place these representations in the cardinal points, if you are using candles do not light them just yet. Now you are ready to raise the energy to purify the circle and create sacred space. Creating Sacred Space Begin in the East and walk clock-wise (deosil) around the circle, sprinkling the salt-water mixture. While doing so, say "Salt and Water by casting thee, no spell nor unk nown purpose be, except in true accord with me, and as my will, so mote it be!" Next, take the incense and, beginning in the East, walk clock -wise around the circle, allowing the smoke from the incense to cleanse the circle. While doing so, say, "I banish from this circle, all unclean and evil forces". Walk the circle a third time saying "I cast this circle to protect me from all negative energy. I draw into this circle only energies and forces that are right and good for me and correct for my work" Visualise light filling the entire circle and say in a commanding voice: "I have created a sacred space. So mote it Be". Call the Quarters As you light each elemental candle in turn, say the following:

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