The Ritual of Beltane

Needed:

  • 2 white candles
  • Wreath of flowers
  • Cakes and wine
  • 4 green candles

Go about your area, riding poles if possible, with a quick, trotting step, singing:
"O do not tell the priests of our Art,
For they would call it sin;
But we will be in the woods all night,
A-conjuring summer in.
And we bring you good news by word of mouth,
For woman, cattle and corn,
For the sun is coming up from the south
With oak and ash and thorn."

A ring dance follows after which you cast the Circle.

Draw down the moon.

Partake of Cakes and Wine followed by feasting and dancing and singing and the Great Rite, if at all possible, in token or truly.