This is an additional group ritual that I developed. It’s powerful, and I like it. Unfortunately it’s a difficult ritual to pull off, because of it’s sexual nature. You have to be in the right place, relationship-wise, to participate, and you have to know two other people in that same place, and you all have to trust each other enough and be close enough that you’d want to do something like this together. It may not be a ritual that can be used a lot, but it’s still a pretty awesome, an fairly powerful, ritual.
This ritual is intended for three people, but can be modified to accommodate four.
What You Will Need:
Three white virgin unscented candles.
Three candle holders.
Incense representing fire.
Additionally You May Need:
A candle snuffer.
Oils representing water, air, and earth.
Perfumes representing water, air, and earth.
Three bowls filled with blessed water.
Each of the three participants will represent one of the three element:s water, air, and earth. If there is a fourth participant, they will represent fire.
At the outset of the ritual, it should be decided who will be the ritual leader. In practice, the participant representing air is usually the best choice. If there are four participants, it may seem most convenient for the person representing fire to be the ritual leader, however in practice this turns out to be the worst choice.
All participants must agree to completely submit to the will of the ritual leader, lending their energy and themselves to the ritual howsoever the ritual leader directs it. It is the ritual leader who will call forth what is going to be evoked and the ritual leader who will actually converse with the entity. Likewise it will be the responsibility of the ritual leader to initiate and break the triangle.
To start, a large amount of energy needs to be raised in the room. All three participants can work together in order to raise the energy. If there is a fourth participant representing fire, this participant may be left solely in charge of raising energy for the ritual.
After the energy has been raised, the participants representing Air, Water, and Earth should completely disrobe if they haven’t done so already. The participant representing fire may or may not disrobe.
If there are only three participants, incense or a candle should be lit in the center of the room and a fire elemental evoked into it. If there are four participants, this step can be performed later.
Anointing the elements:
Each person should be anointed. This can be done with scented oils or perfumes, with blessed water, or it may be done through the elements inherent to each person.
Method 1: With Oils, perfumes, or water
The person representing the element of water should first anoint the person representing the element of earth, followed by the participant represent earth anointing the participant representing air, and finally the participant representing air anointing the participant representing water.
Begin the anointing by saying “I anoint you by the element of [name of element]. May [name of element] flow in and out of you.” Then anoint the person at each of the seven major chakras.
Method 2: With the elements inherent to each practitioner
The person representing the element of water should first anoint the person representing the element of Earth. They do this by saying, “With my flesh, I anoint you as Earth, and gift you my physicality.” Then, with their hand they touch the seven chakras on the other participant’s body.
Next, the person representing the element of Earth should anoint the person representing the element of Air. They should do this by saying, “With my breath, I anoint you as Air, and gift you my intelligence.” Then they should breath on the seven chakra’s on the other participant’s body.
Finally the person representing the element of Air should anoint the person representing the element of Water. They should do this by saying, “With my lips, I anoint you as Water, and gift you my emotion.” Then they should moisten their lips and kiss the seven chakras on the other participant’s body.
After each person has been anointed, each of the participants should evoke the elemental they represent and take the elemental inside themselves. All of the participants should be fully charged with their elemental before proceeding.
The participant representing the element of Earth should turn towards the participant representing the element of air and say, “I am the element of earth, and I shall stay beside you through this journey,” and then kiss the participant representing air on the lips. Then, kneeling down on the ground say, “and I submit to your will,” and kiss the participant on the feet.
Next, the participant representing the element of Air should turn towards the participant representing the element of water and say, “I am the element of air, and I shall stay beside you through this journey,” and then kiss the participant representing air on the lips. Then, kneeling down on the ground say, “and I submit to your will,” and kiss the participant on the feet.
Finally, the participant representing the element of Water should turn towards the participant representing the element of Earth and say, “I am the element of water, and I shall stay beside you through this journey,” and then kiss the participant representing Earth on the lips. Then, kneeling down on the ground say, “and I submit to your will,” and kiss the participant on the feet.
Each of the three participants should now sit on the ground, each one of the three points in a triangle, and each should have a candle in front of them.
The element of Earth should say, “I am the element of Earth, physicality and being.” Lighting the candle they should say, “I combine myself with the element of fire, the physical plane with the spiritual plane.” They should draw energy off the flame and feel element of fire flow through themselves, mixing with the element of Earth.
The element of Air should say, “I am the element of Air, thought, intelligence, and action.” Lighting the candle they should say, “I combine myself with the element of fire, the mental plane with the spiritual plane.” They should draw energy off the flame and feel element of fire flow through themselves, mixing with the element of Air.
The element of Water should say, “I am the element of Water, emotion, union, and love.” Lighting the candle they should say, “I combine myself with the element of fire, the emotional plane with the spiritual plane.” They should draw energy off the flame and feel element of fire flow through themselves, mixing with the element of Water.
The participant representing the element of Earth should send energy into the participant representing the element of air and say, “As the past flows into the present, I flow into [name of participant representing air], and the physical realm joins into the mental realm.
The participant representing the element of Air should send energy into the participant representing the element of water and say, “As the present flows into the future, I flow into [name of participant representing water], and the mental realm joins into the emotional realm.
The participant representing the element of Water should send energy into the participant representing the element of Earth and say, “Let the future flow into the past, as I flow into [name of participant representing Earth], and the emotional realm joins the physical realm.
At this point each participant should be actively pushing energy out towards the other two participants, and receiving energy from both participants in return. Only the ritual leader should be projecting energy outward not intended for other participants.
The ritual leader should announce “We have made a place of our bodies and souls which is devoid space and time. We three speak as one voice and act as one will, encompassing one energy.”
Next the spirit should be evoked. The ritual leader should say, “We call forth [name of the spirit] and ask that he/she/they join/s us tonight.”
If the spirit does not immediately show, you may wait several minutes and then try again. If the spirit still does not show after several tries, you may wish to attempt to evoke a different spirit (since the prep time on the ritual is so long).
Once the spirit does appear, the ritual leader alone should converse with the spirit, but speaking as the voice and acting with the will of all three participants. The ritual leader should also do their best to actively direct energy at the other participants and maintain the triangle. The ritual leader may have difficulty doing this in which case it is the responsibility of the other two participants to not only direct energy towards the ritual leader, but also to pull energy from him or her in order to maintain the triangle.
When the conversation with the spirit is finished, the ritual leader should announce that the evocation is finished and the triangle is to be broken. At this point all participants should stop directing energy at each other and wait a few minutes in meditation to make sure no more energy is being directed at them and allow the energy inside themselves to even out.
Beginning with the participant representing water, followed by air and finally earth, each should put out their candle and say, “I remove fire from myself, and return myself to an elemental purity.”
At this point the ritual is finished. The participants may individually wish to remove the elemental energy from themselves, or they may wish to keep it for a while longer. Even though the ritual is finished, it may be a good idea for all participants to meditate for a short while in order to even out their energies, reflect on the ritual, and recuperate.
#Of course the ritual doesn’t need to be performed skyclad, but it helps and is highly recommended so long as all of the participants are comfortable being naked around each other.
#If you feel uncomfortable kissing someone on the lips and feet, you can substitute kissing on the cheek and simply bowing down at their feet for the same meaning.
#The ritual will work just as well if you everyone in the group would prefer to use the ten major chakras of Tibetan Buddhism rather than the seven major chakras.
#The fourth participant is entirely superfluous and the ritual actually works best with only three people.
#If the ritual is performed in the daytime, the word tonight should obviously be changed to today.
#Because of the fact that there are three participants and strong sexual overtones, it is recommended that none of the participants currently be involved in a serious relationship with each other unless they are very secure in their relationship. Emotions like jealousy and feelings of infidelity can both hinder the evocation and negatively affect the results if it is successful.
#This ritual may attract random spirits and the dead into the ritual area. Be prepared.
#This ritual does strange things to the passage of time.
#With our experimentation, we’ve had greater success with this, and most other, rituals when they were performed after sunset. However with some spirits you may have greater success evoking them during the daytime hours, or during dawn and dusk.
Explanation of the Ritual
This ritual was originally written and intended for exactly three people. Because it is sometimes easier to find four participants than three, I’ve included additional information on how to perform this ritual with four people.
Basically in the four person variant a fire elemental is not invoked and instead the fourth person essentially performs the function of the fire elemental. This means that this person is essentially acting as an energy battery, and that they should be adept at raising energy. It also means that the fourth participant is more or less an outsider in this ritual where the other three members meanwhile are closely, and somewhat sexually, bonded acting under a single will. In practice I’ve found that adding a fourth participant often takes away from the tight bond shared by the other participants, and ultimately makes the ritual less powerful and less successful.
This also isn’t a ritual where one person can lead and the others can watch, it requires magical ability and participation from all participants. Because of this it’s essential that all participants have read through and understand this ritual and the role they will be expected to play in it before attempting this ritual.
In many ways this ritual is similar to ritual #1, and was in fact designed using ritual #1 as a template. In addition to reading through this ritual, all participants should take the time to at least read through and become familiar with ritual #1 as well, and it’s actually best if all participants have at least attempted ritual #1 once in the past, regardless of whether or not it was a successful attempt.
Each of the participants represents one of the elements, either water, earth, or air, and if there is a fourth participant this participant should represent fire. Ideally each participant should represent the element they feel closest too. However the ritual leader should represent the element of air, since this is the element of action, and normally in practice the ritual leader will be the strongest participant (especially since they will be doing the most work). It’s also best for the weakest participant to represent the element of Earth so that the participant representing water can cover for them as needed. If there is a fourth participant, this person only needs to be able to raise energy, but they should be fairly good at it.
It may seem convenient to have the person representing fire act as the group leader since this would allow them to converse directly with the spirit while freeing up the other three participants to maintain the triangle. In practice this is turns out to not be such a great idea since the person representing fire is outside of the group and doesn’t share the collective power or will of the group.
Prior to starting the ritual the participants should agree that they are going to completely submit to the ritual leader and that he will be in command of them and directing their energies for the duration of the ritual. The ritual leader is not truly in charge though, rather all three members are pooling their collective energies and will into a single energy and will, and three are acting as one. The ritual leader is simply the person through which the group expresses itself. It is however essential that the entire group act as one will, one thought, and one being, and so there is no room for dissension and all members must submit to the group will as expressed by the ritual leader. Likewise it is the responsibility of the ritual leader to make sure that they, too, submit to the group will and are always acting in accordance with the group will and not on their own behalf.
As with any evocation, a large amount of energy is going to be needed, especially for manifestations, and so some time should be spent raising energy prior to the ritual so that there is excess energy to work with. This is the only real advantage to having a fourth participant since this person can raise energy so that the other participants can conserve themselves for the actual ritual. If there are only three participants, all three participants should work together to raise energy so that they each can conserve as much energy as possible.
There is nothing wrong with discussing the ritual and raising energy nude, although these steps can also be performed clothed if the participants wish. However once the energy is raised and it’s time for the actual ritual to start all three participants should be nude as this is a skyclad ritual. If there is a fourth participant they may remain clothed if they wish since there is no reason for them to be nude, although they may also practice the ritual skyclad if they feel more comfortable doing so.
The reason why the ritual is performed skyclad is twofold. First the three participants are coming together and combining themselves into a single will. This is something that requires a very strong and intimate bond, a bond that is facilitated by practicing nude, something that is looked upon as being both intimate and as exposing ourselves and being vulnerable to others.
Secondly this is the first of several very clear sexual overtones in the ritual. Although the ritual contains no actual sex, there is sexual symbolism used through out the ritual and these are meant to create a sort of spiritual sex between the three participants. The ritual itself is a kind of sex magic. The sexual aspects of the ritual are used to combine the three individuals as one and to achieve a very deep and intimate bond between them.
Next each person should be anointed on each of the major seven major chakras. The seven chakras are located at the top of the head, between the eyes, the center of the base of the neck, the center of the chest between the breasts and just above the heart, above the navel but beneath the breast bone, about two inches beneath the navel and above the genitals, and at the genitals. The chakras exist on both the front and the back of the body, but for this ritual they should be anointed on the front.
The chakras are the various points on the body where energy enters, leaves, and can be manipulated. The seven major chakras are the most powerful chakras on the body, and for most people where the majority of energy will enter and exit their body. Anointing the seven chakras helps to convert the energy within the individual and the energy they receive to that of the element they represent, and it also helps to ensure that all energy leaving their body will be of their element.
There are two methods for anointing the chakras, the second method being the most powerful. The main difference is that the first method simply uses an outside source which is associated with the element to anoint the body, where as with the second method the practitioner’s are using the element, as it exists within themselves, to anoint the person. The main disadvantage of this method is it may be too sexual for all participants, in which case the first method should be used.
Whichever method is used, the order is always the same. First Water anoints Earth, then Earth anoints Air, and finally Air anoints Water. This order represents the route in which energy will flow through the group and also the chronological position of the elements, with Earth being the past, Air being the present, and Water being the future.
With the first method, you may use oil, perfume, or blessed water representing each of the three elements. If blessed water is used, the water should be blessed before the start of the ritual, and ideally it should be blessed about a day in advance. Also the ritual works best if each person personally blesses the water that they will use to anoint another.
[Note: I don't have a method up for making blessed water right now. If you want to use that method you can wait for it, or just figure it out.]
If oils are used, each oil should represent one of the three elements of air, water, and earth. For air the best oils to use are vanilla, amber, or opium. For water the best oils to use are rose or lavender. For earth the best oil to use is musk. Prior to the ritual each person should apply a small amount of the oil they will be anointed with to part of their body and leave it there without washing it off for at least half a day in order to check for any allergic reactions.
If perfumes are used they too should be chosen by their elemental association. Perfumes that use rose or lavender as an ingredient are good choices for Water, and perfumes that use musk as an ingredient are good choices for Earth. Unfortunately finding an Air associative ingredient in perfume is not as easy.
As stated before, the purpose of this is to align the person’s chakras, and thus their energy, with the element they represent, and also to help ensure that energy flowing out of them matches the element. With the first method this is done by placing something associated with that element at each of the seven major chakras.
Each person should now evoke the element they represent and take this element into themselves.
Methods for doing this are provided in chapter three, and all participants should be familiar with this method, or some other, and capable enough to perform it without having the actual element present.
Once each member is charged, the next step is for each participant to kiss another on the lips and feet. The kiss on the lips is to both show and form a bond of equality and intimacy between the two. The kiss on the feet is meant to show submission. The ritual works fine with a short, closed mouth kiss, although kissing in a more graphic way won’t hurt the ritual (but it is highly recommended that the kisses be the same between all participants). However, as with any physical contact of this nature in a ritual, it’s important that all participants discuss the issue beforehand in a frank manner and set up and abide by clear boundaries that all participants feel comfortable with.
It’s also important that all participants feel perfectly comfortable with the sexual overtones of the ritual and that their bounadries are being respected. If a participant feels uncomfortable or taken advantage of it will have a negative effect on the rate of success and power of the ritual, and can draw negative spirits to the evocation.
Next, one at a time, each participant should light their candle and draw from it the energy of fire, allowing the fire energy to flow through themselves and mix with their elemental energy. Drawing energy off of the flame is an easy energy manipulation trick.
Section 1 contains exercises on energy manipulation to help any participants who may not yet be able to do this.
The final step prior to the actual evocation is to create the triangle. This is done by the participants sending energy to each other. The participant representing Water should send energy to the participant representing Earth, and then Earth to Air, and finally Air to Water. Once again sending energy is an easy energy manipulation trick,
and there are exercises in section 1 to help anybody who is not yet able to do this.
The participants are also not just sending their energy to each other, but also themselves. As they’re sending their energy in this very intimate ritual they’re also allowing themselves to be given away to the other participants. Essentially each participant is combining themselves with another through a non-physical spiritual form of sex, the end result being that all three participants are combined as one with a single will.
Once the triangle is formed each participant should send energy in both direction towards both of the other participants. It’s vitally important that all participants are sending out energy as they receive it to form the triangle and empower the ritual rather than collecting energy for themselves.
The ritual leader is the only participant who should use or direct energy in any way other than towards the other two participants. Since the ritual leader may be using the energy they gain to empower the ritual, or they may be busy conversing with the spirit, they may at times slack in their duties of directing energy at the other participants, and the other participants will need to make up for this.
The participant representing Water has the duty of trying to make up for any deficiency in energy direction by the other participants, whether this is caused by the ritual leader being distracted or by the other member being too weak and needing help in performing their function.
Any of the participants may pull energy from either of the other two if they feel it is necessary to maintain the triangle or empower the ritual, and that, for whatever reason, the participant is not sending as much energy as they need to. This is ethical as all three have agreed to submit to each other, to the group will, and act in accordance with a single will. Likewise it is assumed that, by agreeing to participate in this particular ritual, all participants are granting permission to have energy pulled from them as needed for the purposes of the ritual. Still this eventuality should be discussed by all participants beforehand to eliminate the risk of crossing boundaries or delving into the unethical territory of vampirism.
Once the triangle is formed the ritual leader may call forth the spirit that the group wishes to evoke. If the spirit does not immediately appear, the ritual leader should wait several minutes to see if the spirit does arrive. If the spirit still does not appear, then the ritual leader may attempt to call the spirit a second time, and even a third time if need be. If the spirit can not be reached the participants may wish to evoke a different spirit instead, especially due to the large amount of prep work that is needed to perform the ritual. It’s best to prepare a list of at least four or five spirits that you may wish to evoke during the ritual before starting so that you’re prepared when a spirit doesn’t show and don’t have to scramble to find and agree upon a new spirit.
Once the conversation with the spirit is finished, a second spirit may be evoked or the triangle may be closed.
Once all of the evocations and conversations are finished, the ritual leader should clearly announce that the triangle is to be closed so that all participants know it is time to end the rituals. All participants should then stop sending and pulling energy from each other. Before proceeding the participants should wait several minutes before moving any further with shutting the ritual down to make sure the energy moving between them has stopped and the connection to each other has been completely severed.
Next the participants should put out their candles disconnecting themselves from the element of fire and the spiritual plane, and returning to an elemental purity.
The ritual is now technically ended. The participants may wish to ground the elemental energy out of their body or otherwise realign their energy, or they may wish to keep the energy as is. Although not necessary, it’s usually a good idea to agree to have some quiet and restful time at the end of the ritual for participants to use however they need to in order to reflect upon the ritual or recuperate.
There are some very clear and direct sexual overtones to this ritual. Unlike purely skyclad rituals where sexual arousal is very rare for most people, in a ritual such as this one, which is technically sex magic, sexual arousal is a much more common occurrence, especially since there will no doubt be some sexual energy raised by the ritual. Due to the heavy sexual themes of the ritual, this shouldn’t cause any problem with the ritual itself, and if anything would only serve to facilitate bonds of intimacy and acts of spiritual sex. However this can create a situation which may become embarrassing, distressful, or otherwise uncomfortable for the participants, which is something that will not only negatively effect the ritual in many ways, but should be avoided whenever possible in any ritual.
The best solution to this problem is to discuss the eventuality of sexual arousal which may happen during the ritual beforehand, and to come to an agreement that everyone is comfortable with about what to do if a participant becomes aroused, which can be anything from agreeing to carry on with the ritual if this happens to having a plan in place to shut down the ritual as quickly as possible if this happens. This creates a much better situation than trying to figure out what to do after it has already happened in the middle of the ritual, and it also gives everyone the chance to set boundaries on what they find acceptable and unacceptable during the ritual.
There is also a lot of physical contact through out the ritual, and it’s done in a nude and sexually charged environment. This too should be fully discussed before the ritual. Of course all participants should be familiar with the ritual and fully aware of what they’re agreeing to do beforehand. But everything should also be discussed beforehand, especially every instance of physical touching within the ritual, and every instance of anything that may be considered sexual, even if no touching occurs. This is essential to make sure everyone is aware of exactly what everyone else is comfortable doing, and also so that everyone can set up boundaries of acceptable and unacceptable acts.
A lot of people try to skip having this discussion beforehand with rituals like this. Some feel embarrassed by the subject matter. Some are scared of coming off as a pervert with an unhealthy obsession with sex or as someone who is just trying to use the ritual to have a sexual experience. Some people are scared that talking about these things will scare prospective participants away.
However the only mature way to perform these rituals is to first have all participants discuss them in a frank and open manner. And especially with this ritual it’s important that the participants at least have a level of trust and openness with each other for the discussion, otherwise the bonds between the participants will be too weak for the ritual to achieve much success.
On a final note, this ritual is sexual in nature, but the goal of the ritual is not to have sex, and the participants shouldn’t have sex with each other during the ritual. Even if all participants are comfortable having sex with each other, actual sexual intercourse is not conductive to the ritual. In addition although participants can expand some of the physical aspects of the ritual to make it more sexual, it should be noted that an orgasm by any participant will be counter-productive to the ritual. And if what everyone really wants is a threesome sexual adventure, then just go to bed together and have sex, don’t try to justify it up with a ritual.
Explanation of Variations:
#Just about any skyclad ritual can be modified so that it can be performed clothed. That is also true of this ritual. But it is highly recommended that the ritual be performed skyclad, especially considering both the intimate and sexual nature of the ritual. If the participants are not close enough to feel comfortable around each other naked then the ritual probably won’t be very successful anyways.
#The kisses may also be substituted for less sexual acts. Sometimes this may be necessary when someone is in a relationship or otherwise doesn’t feel comfortable with that level of physical contact. A kiss on the cheek and bowing at ones feet doesn’t carry the same weight though, and it will ultimately weaken the ritual.
#Tibetan Buddhism uses ten major chakras instead of seven. If the participants feel more comfortable using the Tibetan system, the ten major chakras of the Tibetan system may be anointed instead.
#This has already been well explained, but the fourth participant is unnecessary and the ritual actually works best with three.
#It should be obvious, but the word tonight needs to be changed into today in order to accomadate a daytime ritual.
Explanation of Notes
#When two of the participants are in a relationship with each other, even if they’ve both agreed to the terms of the ritual, it would still not be unheard of for one of the two to begin to feel jealous or upset during some of the more sexual or physical parts of the ritual. These are perfectly normal and healthy emotions, but they can have devestating effects on the ritual. Because of this it’s best that people in a relationship together not participate together in this ritual unless they have a very secure or open relationship.
Pros and Cons
-Instead of being dependent upon a single magician this ritual uses the collective power of three or four magicians which makes the ritual easier to perform, more powerful, and usually increases the rate of success.
-This is the most powerful method of evocation I’ve currently written down in which the practitioners are the primary power source.
-This method is powerful enough to call forth almost any spirit.
-This method is both non-aggressive and respectful of the spirits, which helps promote mutually beneficial relationships with spirits.
-This method is ethically sound under most spiritual systems. No harm is done to the spirit and no attempt is made to bind the spirit’s power or control it.
-Due to the fact that there is little reason for normally non-malicious spirits to be hostile when evoked under this method, and because the practitioner is seen as a source of power, there is a much smaller chance that a spirit, given opportunity, will attempt to harm the practitioner or attendees in any way.
-Because the practitioner is not dependent upon multiple protections to ensure their safety, there is much greater room for error and experimentation and small mistakes are usually not disastrous in this method.
-Once a spirit is evoked, the practitioners will have very little control over them. To overpower the spirit with the triangle in this method would cause the magician to expend a great deal of energy and is not advised except in cases of absolute emergency.
-It is not uncommon for the magician to have to bargain with or befriend a spirit in order to procure a favor from it.
-The magician’s only protection is himself and his power, and during the ritual he is being drained in order to sustain the triangle.
-The ritual is very energy intensive, and it may take quite a bit out of the practitioners, especially if they are not used to very powerful rituals.