Construct a circle large enough for all members of the group. At the center of the circle should be built an alter of ash, birch, and willow, formed into a pyramid. Each of the three sticks should be as long as the priestess is tall. They should be bound at the top with flax or wool yarn colored green with a natural dye. Hanging from the center of the three woods will be the cauldron, and sitting on top of the “broome” will be a large sphere of glass or crystal.
The perimeter of the circle should be sprinkled with chalk and with the ash from the previous fire used in the rite. Incense should be burned within the area to assist in creating the proper atmosphere. The number of pots of incense should be number of the Goddess invoked (see below). Beneath the cauldron a fire will be lit, and continuously fed throughout the rite as needed. The cauldron itself should be no more than half full of water, and much calendala, ivy, and laurel (if possible) added to it.
A procession of the worshipers will be led to the circle by the priestess and her consort. When she and he enter the circle they will begin a dance about the circle clockwise. The priestess will lead, with the priests hands upon her hips, and the next persons hands on his, etc., forming a chain… as much as possible alternating male and female. The dance around the ring will form a spiral and the members will go around the number of the Goddess to be invoked. That is, for the Maiden – 3×3; the Mother – 6×3; and the Crone – 9×3.
While turning about the circle in the dance the members should imagine the love force of life entering their bodies from their bare feet and spiraling slowly upwards to the head in a clockwise motion. This spiral should be timed to reach the head when the dance is completed. When the dance is stopped each will be facing the “broome” and will gaze into the sphere. Here instead of keeping your hands on the next persons hips, move closer together and put your arms around the next persons waist… thus making a complete connected circle.
This is the point of inspiration, and she called to pay will voice the poetry expressed, and he, as each feel drawn to do so. Usually in a group it is beast to silently voice the invocation, although if it is a group whose members are well attuned to each other the voicing aloud can have a powerful effect. This is the point of mysticism and magic and the inspiration of the lady… and at this point one feels as is one is near a great bell or drum which is tolling out and vibrating the mind and sole until they become one with the Goddess. It is at this point that you should make your desires known to the Goddess with great hope of their being fulfilled… for you are one with Her!
When this portion of the rite is done, and all will instinctively know when ones private meditations are completed, the more routine aspects of a meeting may take place. A feast of bread and wine, cheese and whatever will give instructions in the devotion to the Goddess and God, and each present may tell of their experiences. This “party” will last as long as necessary, with joy and love and true happiness being the order throughout.
At the end of the ceremony, or feast, all will rise, again arm-about-waist, and slowly turn about the circle the number of the lady invoked. At the last turn the rite ends, though probably the closeness that the people will feel for each other will prevent immediate dispersal.