Teen Seeker Ceremony

Needed:

  • Cakes and ale
  • Compass
  • Element representations
  • Tea candle
  • Cauldron
  • Token for yourself
  • Bag or basket (if traveling)
  • Quarter markers

Gather your things together and place everything on your altar and ask for the blessings of the elements, saying:
“I cleanse and consecrate these items in preparation for my seeker ceremony. May no evil or negativity abide in thee. May the blessings of the Lord and Lady descend upon this altar and these things. So mote it be.”

If you plan to transport your items to another site, pack them carefully in your bag or basket.

Set up the ritual site and your altar. Don’t forget to check the quarter alignments with a compass, and place markers at the quarters so you know exactly where they are. If you’ve chosen to do your ritual outside, be sure to walk the area and ask the faeries and devas of the land to accept and protect you while you perform the ritual. When you feel ready, devote the altar by passing the four elements, one by one, over the altar surface, cleansing and consecrating the area as you have been taught. Take your time and enjoy this sacred moment. Don’t forget to ground and center before you begin.

When you are ready, cast your circle, saying:
“I conjure thee, O circle of power, so that you will be for me a boundary between the world of humans and the world of the mighty ones — a meeting place of perfect love, trust, peace and joy, containing the power I will raise herein. I call upon the elements of the east, the south, the west, and the north to aid me in this consecration. In the name of the Lord and the Lady thus do I conjure thee, O great circle of power!”

When finished, tap the ground and say:
“This circle is sealed!”

Move to the north quarter, and say:
“Guardians of the north, element of earth, welcome to my seeker ceremony. Powers of earth, lend your strength and stability to this ritual, gift me with your special abilities. Enter here and welcome on this momentous occasion.”

Move to the east quarter, and say:
“Guardians of the east, element of air, welcome to my seeker ceremony. Powers of air, lend your strength and stability to this ritual, gift me with your special abilities. Enter here and welcome on this momentous occasion.”

Move to the south quarter, and say:
“Guardians of the south, element of fire, welcome to my seeker ceremony. Powers of fire, lend me your strength and stability to this ritual, gift me with your special abilities. Enter here and welcome on this momentous occasion.”

Move to the west quarter, and say:
“Guardians of the west, element of water, welcome to my seeker ceremony. Powers of water, lend your strength and ability to this ritual, gift me with your special abilities. Enter here and welcome on this momentous occasion.”

Move to the center of the circle, and stand in the God position. Closer your eyes and feel the power of the God enter your body. Now take the Goddess position, and say:
“Holy Mother, Divine Lord, I welcome you into this circle cast for my seeker ritual. Come to me and bless me with thy divine presence. Gift me, please, with your special powers. I have come this day/eve to proclaim my interest in spirituality and the Craft of the Wise.”

Kneel, place your hands on the altar, and say:
“I, (mundane name), do solemnly swear by my Mother’s lineage and by all that I hold sacred and holy that I will honor and respect Spirit and the brothers and sisters of the Craft of the Wise. I will work hard to serve Spirit in every way, and I will try to learn all aspects of the Craft. I will not use my knowledge of the Craft to purposefully cause harm, nor will I require the payment of money, goods, or services when I pray for people or work magick for them beyond a fair exchange of energy. When I have learned sufficiently, I may choose to dedicate myself to the Lord and Lady, or I may walk away and follow another spiritual path. I will do my best to work in harmony for myself and for others, always. I will respect other religions as I respect my own. Spirit has now witnessed my oath. On this day, (name the day), I claim my power! So mote it be.”

Stand up and light the tea candle in the cauldron. Take the token you have purchased or found for yourself and hold the item over the altar, saying:
“Lord and Lady, please bless this token of my faith. May it provide protection as I walk the path of the Wise.”

Take the token to each quarter and ask for the energies of that quarter to bless and energize the object. Return to the altar, hold out the token again, and say:
“This object represents my testament to this day and to my vow. I will wear it in honor of the Lord and Lady. So mote it be.”

As you put the token on your person, say:
“At this moment I am reborn in body, mind, and spirit. So mote it be!”

Seal the ceremony with your personal communion. Hold your hands over the drink, and say:
“From the moon to the land, from the land to the vine, from the vine to the berry, from the berry to the juice, I consecrate this drink in the name of the Lord and the Lady. May their blessings shower upon me through eternity. So mote it be.”

Drink some of the juice, then pour the rest on the ground (or into a bowl if you’re inside) as a libation to Spirit, saying:
“To the gods!”

Hold your hands over the cake, cookies, or bread, and say:
“From the sun to the land, from the land to the stalk, from the stalk to the grain, from the grain to this bread, I consecrate this food in the name of the Lord and Lady. May their blessings shower upon me through eternity. So mote it be.”

Eat some of the cake and drop the rest to the ground (or into the bowl) as libation to Spirit, saying:
“To the gods!”

When you are finished, spend some time in meditation. To close, move to the center of the circle, and say:
“Great Mother, Divine Father, I thank you for attending my seeker ceremony. Guard and guide me until I decide to become a part of the community of the Craft of the Wise, or choose to seek another path. Help me to do the divine work given to me, and help me in all my choices. So mote it be.”

Move to the western quarter, and say:
“Guardians of the west, element of water, thank you for your participation in my seeker ritual. Peace be with you and harm none on your way. Power of water, thank you for your special gifts. Go if you must, stay if you like. Hail and farewell!”

Move to the southern quarter, and say:
“Guardians of the south, element of fire, thank you for your participation in my seeker ritual. Peace be with you and harm none on your way. Power of fire, thank you for your special gifts. Go if you must, stay if you like. Hail and farewell!”

Move to the eastern quarter, and say:
“Guardians of the east, element of air, thank you for your participation in my seeker ritual. Peace be with you and harm none on your way. Power of air, thank you for your special gifts. Go if you must, stay if you like. Hail and farewell!”

Move to the northern quarter, and say:
“Guardians of the north, element of earth, thank you for your participation in my seeker ritual. Peace be with you and harm none on your way. Power of earth, thank you for your special gifts. Go if you must, stay if you like. Hail and farewell! Everything comes from the north!”

Begin at the west, releasing your circle as you walk widdershins around the circle area. When you finish, pound the ground with your hand, and say:
“This circle is open, but never broken. Merry meet and merry part until we merry meet again. For we are the people, the power, and the change. So mote it be!”