Casting and Releasing a Circle

Start at the center of the room, take a deep breath, and relax into a perfect calm. Then walk to the north of the room and hold your dominant hand out, index finger pointing out and down. As you begin to walk clockwise, imagine a barrier springing from your finger, saying:
"I conjure thee, O great circle of power,
So that you will be for me a boundary
Between the world of men and the mighty spirits,
A meeting place of perfect love, trust, peace, and joy
Containing the power I will raise within thee.
I call upon the guardians of the North, the East, the South, and the West
To aid me in this consecration.
In the name of the Lord and the Lady
Thus I do conjure thee, O great circle of power!"

By the time you finish saying the words, you will have walked the circle three times. Now walk to the North quarter, pound your hand on the ground, and say:
"As above, so below, this circle is sealed!"

To release the circle, walk counterclockwise, starting from the West, moving South, East, then North, drawing the energy back into your finger. When you reach the West again, pound the ground with your hand and say:
"This circle is open, but never broken.
So mote it be!
We are the people, we are the power,
And we are the change!
Merry meet and merry part,
Until we merry meet again!"