BEFORE THE RITE, MAKE UP A SMALL CLOTH POUCH, FILLED WITH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: LAVENDER, CHAMOMILE, ROSE, LILY, YARROW, FERN, ELDER, WILD THYME, DAISY, CARNATION. VISUALISE ALL YOUR WORRIES, SORROWS AND ILLNESSES STREAMING INTO THIS POUCH. TIE IT SHUT WITH RED STRING. PLACE THIS ON THE ALTAR, ALONG WITH AN EXTRA RED CANDLE.
CAST A CIRCLE, RECITE THE BLESSING CHANT AND INVOKE THE GODDESS AND GOD.
STAND BEFORE THE ALTAR WITH WAND UPRAISED
I celebrate the noon of summer with mystic rites. O great Goddess and God, all nature vibrates with your energies and the Earth is bathed with warmth and light. Now is the time of forgetting all past cares and banes; Now is the time for purification. O fiery sun, Burn away the unuseful, the hurtful, The bane, in your omnipotent power. Purify me!
LAY THE WAND ON THE ALTAR. TAKE THE HERBAL PETITION AND LIGHT IT WITH THE RED CANDLE, OR THE RITUAL FIRE. DROP IT INTO THE CAULDRON.
I banish you by the powers of the Goddess and God I banish you by the powers of Sun, Moon and Stars I banish you by the powers of Earth Air Fire and Water
VISUALISE THE HURTS AND PAINS BURN INTO NOTHINGNESS
O Gracious Goddess, O Gracious God, on this night of Midsummer magic I pray that you charge my life with wonder and joy. Help me in attuning with the energies adrift on the enchanted night air. I give thanks.
REFLECT UPON THE PURIFICATION YOU HAVE UNDERGONE. FEEL THE DIVINE POWERS FLOWING THROUGH YOU, CLEANSING YOU
CELEBRATE THE SIMPLE FEAST, THEN CLOSE THE CIRLCE AND THANK THE GODDESS AND GOD FOR THEIR ATTENDANCE.