Such a Beltane Sabbat ritual can be performed for the development of your own creativity and personal growth. This ritual suits solitary practitioners as well as a group or a coven.
Firstly, you will need to start a small fire. This can be a small bonfire in the street, or a fire in the hearth indoors. It is especially recommended to use branches from oak, ash, blackthorn, willow, birch, rowan, alder, holly and yew trees. If you perform this ritual with a coven, everyone can help ignite the fire. If you are unable to start a fire for any reason, use a thick green candle instead. Place it on a wide, deep fireproof tray on a layer of sand.
If you are performing the ritual with a group or a coven, stand in a circle and let each person pick up a small candle. The first person lights his candle, and then passes the flame from one candle to another, ending with the last person lighting the central candle. Everyone involved can say the spell together:
If possible, take an oak or thorn twig and move it in a circular motion clockwise around the fire or candle, saying the following:
Throw the twig into the fire and wait a bit. Remove the twig and lift it up for a moment while saying:
Throw the twig back into the flames, then jump up high in the air while saying:
It isn’t recommended jumping over the fire as the ancestors did, as there is risk of getting hurt.
If you use a candle, then each person in turn can lower one end of the twigs into the flames and keep them there until they start to smolder, then put it on a tray to let it slowly burn out. Let the fire burn to ashes.
To close the Beltane ritual, make a few small flower bouquets and place them on the doorstep of people you love and care about.
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