Ritual of the Sphinx

Needed:

  • Poster board
  • Pen/marker
  • Scissors
  • Illuminator candles
  • Red candle
  • Candle holder
  • Snuffer
  • Paper
  • Fire-safe cauldron (optional)

Draw a large pentacle, about the size of a dinner plate, on the poster board. Cut out the pentacle and place it on the center of your altar. Place white illuminator candles on either side of the pentacle. Write out specifically what you want to manifest and place the paper with your desire on top of the pentacle. Cast a magick circle and light the illuminator candles, saying:
“Out of the darkness our Mother emerged, bringing health, wealth, love, and harmony to Her people.”

Take three deep breaths, then ground and center. Place your hands on the altar and leave them there for a few moments to activate the energies there.

Instead of following the compass points for directions, you will be walking the pentacle to manifest your desire. Light the red candle and place it in a candle holder that can be carried. As you carry the candle from point to point, it will gather the energy you build. As you light the candle, say:
“Spirit of fire, bring to me my heart’s desire”

Using your altar as the point of Spirit, take the candle and walk clockwise around the circle until you reach the point of To Know as given in the witch’s pyramid, repeating the word, “Noscere” in your magickal voice. As you walk, visualize walking toward the element of air, and believe that you are gathering wisdom with every step. When you reach the To Know point, face outward, with your back to the center of the circle, hold the candle high with both hands, and say:
“Element of air, I seek your blessings here.
I invoke the power of wisdom and knowledge.
I know that you will do this for me.”

Turn and face the center of the circle. Begin changing the word “Audere” as you walk to the To Dare point in your circle, as you walk visualize yourself transforming into the most powerful magickal person in the world. Feel that confidence grow with each step. When you reach the To Dare point, face outward, with your back to the center of the circle, hold the candle high with both hands, and say:
“Element of water, I seek your blessings here.
I invoke the power of love and transformation.
I know that you will do this for me.”

Turn and face the center of the circle. Begin chanting the word “Velle” as you walk to the To Will point in your circle. As you walk, visualize divine light before you. Straighten your shoulders and walk proudly forward. Think of this point as the one that will sling your spell into forward motion, where the spark of life will be added to your work. When you reach the To Will point, face outward with your back to the center of the circle, hold the candle high with both hands, and say:
“Element of fire, I seek your blessings here.
I invoke the power of action and creativity.
I know that you will do this for me.”

Turn and face the center of the circle. Begin chanting the word “Tacere” as you walk to the To Be Silent point of the circle. Imagine the mystery of your work surrounding you as you walk — the essence of the meaning of “the hidden children”. Walk toward that still point of the universe where perfect harmony exists. When you reach the To Be Silent point, face outward, with your back to the center of the circle, and say:
“Element of earth, I seek your blessings here.
I invoke harmony and balance in my work.
I know that you will do this for me.”

Turn and face the center of the circle. Following the diagram, walk to the Spirit portion of the circle (located at the altar), chanting “Ire” as you make your way there. As you walk, visualize that you have gathered blessings from all of the elements and that you are taking these combined energies to the point of manifestation, where their pattern will form on the astral plane under the guidance of Spirit. If it helps you visualize, think of these energies as collected in the candle flame that you hold before you. Once you reach the Spirit point, face the altar and hold the candle up over the altar, and say:
“The power is gathered
The energies one.
The elements are summoned
The magick begun.”

Place the candle on top of the paper that contains your desire. Beginning with your hands at your side, slowly raise them as you chant, “Noscere, Audere, Velle, Tacere, Ire!” until your palms are pointed at the heavens and you feel amazingly good inside. Run through the chant one more time, and on the last word stretch your arms toward the heavens and utter the last sound as loud as you can. You should feel an emotional release. Before you lower your hands, inhale deeply from your nose and exhale slowly from your mouth.

At this point, you can burn the paper in a fire-safe cauldron or keep it until your wish has been granted. Allow the candle to burn completely, if at all possible (meaning if you can monitor it safely while it burns, do so; if not, extinguish with a candle snuffer, not your breath.) Thank deity and the elements then release the circle.

Note: The condition of this spell is that you must keep it secret or it won’t work.