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You should wear black with this ritual, and have a bowl of water whether you are indoors or outdoors. There should be no symbol in the water.As you speak gaze into the bowl:

This is deep of dark, of birth, of death, this is the deep powers past our knowing. This is the well from which the light is drawn, this is the central growing place of wisdom. In this dark we bless the dark of being and learn the strength that centers in the dark and brings us from it's fullness our beginning. Dark, fulfill us in our hidden selves. In the night we bless the tide of time that moves us through the darkness to the light, and call to us the vision that we need. In darkness and in light, Blessed Be!

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