PLACE UPON THE ALTAR POMEGRANATES AND A PIECE OF PAPER ON WHICH IS WRITTEN AN ASPECT OF LIFE WHICH YOU WISH TO BE RID OF. THERE SHOULD ALSO BE A CAULDRON TYPE TOOL AND PLATE SYMBOLISING AN EIGHT SPOKED WHEEL PRESENT. SIT QUIETLY AND MEDITATE ON FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES WHO HAVE SINCE PASSED AWAY.DO NOT DESPAIR. KEEP FIRMLY IN MIND THAT THE PHYSICAL ISN'T THE ABSOLUTE REALITY AND THAT SOULS NEVER DIE.
CAST A CIRCLE, RECITE THE BLESSING CHANT AND INVOKE THE GODDESS AND GOD.
LIFT A POMEGRANATE, AND WITH YOUR CLEAN BOLLEEN, PIERCE THE SKIN OF THE FRUIT AND REMOVE SEVERAL OF ITS SEEDS. PLACE THESE ON THE PLATE WITH THE EIGHT SPOKED WHEEL. RAISE YOUR WAND, STAND BEFORE THE ALTAR.
On this night of Samhain I mark your passing, O Sun King, through the sunset into the land of the young. I mark also the passing of all who have gone before, and to all who will go after. O Gracious Goddess, Eternal Mother, You who gives birth to the fallen, teach me to know that in the time of the greatest darkness there is the greatest light.
TASTE THE POMEGRANATE SEEDS, BURST THEM WITH YOUR TEETH AND SAVOUR THEIR BITTERSWEET FLAVOUR. LOOK DOWN AT THE EIGHT SPOKED SYMBOL, THE WHEEL OF THE YEAR, THE CYCLE OF THE SEASONS, THE END AND BEGINNING OF ALL CREATION. LIGHT A FIRE WITHIN THE CAULDRON ( A CANLE IS FINE). SIT BEFORE IT, HOLDING THE PAPER, GAZING AT ITS FLAMES.
Wise One of the Waning Moon, Goddess of the starry night, I create this fire within You cauldron to transform that which is plaguing me. May the energies be reversed: From darkness, light! From bane, good! From death, birth!
LIGHT THE PAPER FROM THE FLAMES AND DROP IT INTO THE CAULDRON. AS IT BURNS, KNOW THAT YOUR ILL DIMINISHES AND LEAVES YOU AS IT IS CONSUMED WITHIN THE UNIVERSAL FIRES.
CELEBRATE THE SIMPLE FEAST, THEN CLOSE THE CIRLCE AND THANK THE GODDESS AND GOD FOR THEIR ATTENDANCE.