Creating a Fith-Fath

Needed:

  • Altar candle
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Athame
  • Incense and charcoal blocks
  • Thread
  • Elemental candles
  • White cord
  • Supplies to create the poppet
  • Wand

Cast the cord around the perimeter of the circle and place the elemental candles at each of the compass points.

Seat yourself before the altar and light the altar candle and the charcoal blocks, placing a small amount of prepared incense on them when they are fully burning.

Center yourself as you have learned to do. When your mind is clear and you are focused clearly on your undertaking, stand, take your athame in your hand, and cast a circle around the boundary of the cord, beginning and ending at the Gate of Earth.

Return to the altar and consecrate the salt by placing the point of your athame into it and saying:
“Blessed salt, crystal of the sea,
I summon your power to cleans and guard.
By Earth, by Sky, by Sea,
As I do Will, so mote it be.”

Place the container back on the altar and take up the container of water. Place the tip of your athame into it and say:
“By my Will I cast out of you all that is unclean!
You are Water, pure clear Water;
I seek your power to aid me in this rite.
By Earth, by Sky, by Sea,
As I do Will, so mote it be!”

Add the salt to the water and mix them with the tip of your athame. Stand and cast about your circle with the consecrated water, beginning and ending at the gate of Earth.

Return the container to the altar. Take your wand in one hand and the altar candle in the other, and summon the guardians of each element.

With the altar candle, light the candle at the gate of Earth, and then place it on the ground near you. Raise your wand aloft as you say:
“I summon the protection of the forces of Earth
To guard me and aid me in this rite!
By (Goddess) and by (God) do I call you here!”

Using your wand, inscribe the invoking pentagram of Earth in the air before you. Sense the guardian before you proceed, with the altar candle, to the gate of Air.

Light the candle at the gate of Air, from the altar candle, which you will then place on the ground near you. Raise your wand aloft as you say:
“I summon the protection of the forces of Air
To guard me and aid me in this rite!
By (Goddess) and by (God) do I call you here!”

Use your wand to inscribe the invoking pentagram of Air before you. Know that the guardians have come before proceeding to the gate of Fire.

Light the candle as before, raising your wand aloft, and say:
“I summon the protection of the forces of Fire
To guard me and aid me in this rite.
By (Goddess) and by (God) do I call you here!”

Use your wand to inscribe the invoking pentagram of Fire.

When the guardians have come, take the altar candle and proceed to the gate of Water.

Light the candle and raise your wand, saying:
“I summon the protection of the forces of Water
To guard me and aid me in this rite.
By (Goddess) and by (God) do I call you here!”

Wait until the guardians have come before returning to the altar and replacing the candle thereon. Refuel the censer.

Center yourself again, and prepare yourself to be a vessel for the power of magick to flow through you and into the fith-fath. Raise up your athame and call on your Lady and Lord to add to their power and intent.
(Goddess), (Goddess' Title),
Lend your power to my spell!
(God), (God's Title),
Lend your power to my spell!
Lady and Lord of Life and Death
Lend your power to halt the harm!
Assist me to bind the one who seduces the gullible.
Do as your Will where he/she is concerned.
By my actions we seal him/her in!”

Place your athame on the altar. Breathe the power of the Lady and Lord into you. Breathe deeply and exhale fully a number of times until you feel your hands tingle slightly. Allow your breathing to become a repetitive hum. Hold this wordless chant as you make the fith-fath. Allow your mind to consider the circumstances that have induced this spell. Don’t invent emotion, simply be aware and feel freely. When you have made the poppet, refuel the censer.

Place the fith-fath on the pentacle, hold the blade of your athame over it, and draw an invoking pentagram of Earth saying:
“Infused of Earth so flesh you are!”

Pass the fith-fath through the incense, hold the blade of your athame over it, and draw the invoking pentagram of Air saying:
“Infused of Air so think you can!”

Pass the fith-fath through the flame of the altar candle, hold the blade of your athame over it, and draw the invoking pentagram of Fire saying:
“Infused of Fire, choose you can!”

Sprinkle the fith-fath with the consecrated water. Hold the point of your athame over it, and draw the invoking pentagram of Water saying:
“Infused of Water for feeling and sense!”

Lift the fith-fath to your mouth and breathe on it three times with the breath of life, then begin to bind the figure with the thread chanting your rhyme. An example of this rhyme is:
“You do not harm,
You will find another way of living.
As this cord does bind, you change your mind;
Not taking now but giving!”

When you have completed the task, hold the fith-fath aloft saying:
“By Earth, by Sky, by Sea,
By the ancient awesome Law of Three,
This rite is done, so mote it be!”

Immediately put the poppet down, go to the gate of Earth with your wand, thank the forces for attending you, and inscribe the banishing pentagram of Earth in the air before you. Snuff the candle at the gate. Do likewise, using the appropriate banishing pentagrams, at each of the other elemental gates.

Return to your altar and breathe deeply several times to center yourself, saying:
“Blessed Lady, Lord of the Wild,
I thank you for aiding me.
Take the intent behind this rite
And see it done, so mote it be!”

Open the circle by symbolically cutting the boundary with the blade of your athame. Take up the cord and place it and all other ritual things away. When this is done, put the fith-fath where it will not be disturbed (burying it is sensible) and consciously let it go; forget it. There will be no need to think about it or mention it to anyone.