Consecration Ritual

Needed:

  • Knife
  • Salted water
  • Incense

Taking up your knife, hold it high in salute and say:
"God and Goddess; Lord and Lady; Father and Mother of All Life. Here do I present my personal Tool for your approval. From the materials of nature has it been fashioned; wrought into the form you now see. I would that it henceforth may serve me as a tool and weapon, in thy service."

Place it on the altar and stand, or kneel, for a few moments with head bowed, thinking back over the construction of the knife (sword, talisman or whatever) and what you did to personalize it; to make it truly your own. Then dip your fingers in the salted water and sprinkle the knife. Turn it over and sprinkle the other side. Now pick it up and hold it in the smoke of the incense, turning it so that all parts of it get thoroughly censed. Say:
"May the Sacred Water and the smoke of the Holy Incense drive out any impurities in this knife, that it be pure and cleansed, ready to serve me and my gods in any way I desire. So mote it be."

Hold it between the palms of your hands and concentrate all your energies — your "power" — into the knife. Then say:
"I charge this knife, through me, with the wisdom and might of the God and Goddess. May it serve us well, keeping me from harm and acting in their service, in all things. So mote it be."

If you are consecrating other things at this time, repeat the above with each of them in turn.

Then close the Circle as follows. Raise your newly consecrated athame in your right hand (left, if left-handed) and say:
"My thanks to the gods for their attendance. May they ever watch over me (or guarding and guiding me) in all that I do. Love is the Law and Love is the Bond. So Be It."

Keep the consecrated item on your person, wherever you go, for twenty-four hours following the consecration. Then sleep with it under your pillow for three consecutive nights. From now on you will use your athame as indicated in the rituals which follow. It is your own personal tool. There is no harm in letting someone else handle it, just to look at it, but do not lend it to anyone for use in or out of the Circle.