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Put your representations of the elements on the altar. The bowl of salt in the North, the incense in the East, The candle in the South, and the bowl of water in the West.

First light the incense. Hold your hands over the incense and say:

"Creature of Air, i cleanse and consecrate you in the name of the Lord and the Lady, may their blessings reside within you."

Then put your hands over the candle, hold the candle up and say:

"Creature of Fire, work your will by my desire."

Put the candle down, hold your hands over the flame and say:

"I cleanse and consecrate you in the name of the Lord and the Lady. May their blessings reside within you."

Hold your hands over the bowl of water and say:

"Creature of Water, i cleanse and consecrate you in the name of the Lord and the Lady. May their blessings reside within you."

Finally, move your hands over the salt and say:

"Creature of Earth, i cleanse and consecrate you in the name of the Lord and the Lady. May their blessings reside within you."

While you say the words envision white light circulating around each element. Take three pinches of salt and put it in the bowl of water. Hold up the bowl of water and imagine that Spirit enters the water. When you feel that the water has reached empowerment, place the bowl back on the altar. With your dominant hand, draw four clockwise circles in the air over the altar, then tap the altar with the heel of your hand four times.

Book of Shadows © 2001, Dana (Huntress of the Dark)