Crossing Over Ceremony

Needed:

  • Bell
  • Illuminator candles (optional)
  • Candle (person’s favorite color)
  • Red candle
  • Pink candle
  • Blue candle
  • White candle
  • Purple candle

Clothing Color: White

The circle is cast.

The Guardian of the North rings their bell once, stating: "Watchers of Earth
bring me the key
grown in the dirt
so mote it be"

The Guardian of the East rings their bell once, stating: "Watchers of Air
reveal the light
wind in your hair
armies in flight"

The Guardian of the South rings their bell once, stating: "Watchers of Fire
power of might
start the pyre
burn it bright"

The Guardian of the West rings their bell once, stating: "Watchers of Fire
power of might
start the pyre
burn it bright"

Everyone lights their illuminator candles.

EbonyDoe: "Gracious Goddess,
You who are the Queen of the Gods,
The lamp of night,
the creator of all that is wild and free;
Mother of woman and man;
Lover of the Horned God and protectress of all the Craft:
Descend, we pray,
With Your Lunar ray of power
Upon our circle here!"

High Priest: "Blazing God,
You who are the King of the Gods,
Lord of the Sun,
Master of all that is wild and free;
Father of woman and man,
Lover of the Moon Goddess and protector of all the Craft:
Descend we pray,
With you Solar ray of power
Upon our circle here!"

Mana: “As the sacred Wheel of the Year spins slowly, blessing us with the gifts of transformation, so does the cycle of life, death, and rebirth also turn, allowing us to fulfill our destiny.”

Everyone says the person’s name three times loudly.

EbonyDoe: “Even though you have gone beyond the veil, we know that we can send these blessings to you.”

The red candle is lit.

High Priest: "We light this candle to represent the circle of life and death."

The pink candle is lit.

Stag: "This candle represents love. We ask with candle for the gift of love."

The blue candle is lit.

Mana: "This candle represents peace. May we have peace in our hearts."

The white candle is lit.

Member: "This candle represents protection, so that we may get through these hard times."

The candle for the one who has passed is lit and everyone visualizes them standing with us. Watch them as they leave our side and travel off to another place (be it heaven, the Summerlands, to be reincarnated, etc.).

Guardian of the East: “We thank you East!
We thank you, Spirits of Air
For your presence here tonight.
Walk with us always
As you dance the cycles of life.
Blessed Be!”

Guardian of the South: “We thank you South!
We thank you, Spirits of Fire
For your presence here tonight.
Walk with us always
As you dance the cycles of life.
Blessed Be!”

Guardian of the West: “We thank you West!
We thank you, Spirits of Water
For your presence here tonight.
Walk with us always
As you dance the cycles of life.
Blessed Be!”

Guardian of the North: “We thank you North!
We thank you, Spirits of Earth
For your presence here tonight.
Walk with us always
As you dance the cycles of life.
Blessed Be!”