This is the basis of all Dragon rituals in the practice of Dragon Magick. The practicing magician can insert his / her own music, dance, meditation, or personal rituals that they have written in appropriate places without disrupting the flow of energy. When you read through this ritual you will see that certain things are to be done at certain times other than that the Magician can do what feels right to her / him. It is important that you have all the appropriate tools and materials you will need before starting. Make any preparations so that nothing disturbs you. If you are practicing decreasing Magick it is important to remember that anywhere in the ritual that it says “circle clockwise, you should circle counter clockwise. Another way of doing this is to cast a clockwise outer circle with a counter clockwise inner circle.
Setting up Ritual :
Begin the ritual by going to the East, with sword in power hand “draw” Magickal circle on floor around ritual area. This is done by pointing sword at the floor and seeing great flames shooting from it. Move clockwise around the circle with this flame ; end by overlapping it in the East. While drawing the circle, say: By Dragon Power, This Circle is Sealed.
Return to the altar. Point the Sword at Dragon Pentacle and say:
Dragons of Spirit, Highest of Dragons and Most Powerful, Bless This Altar With Your Fire. Let Us Be One In Magick, O Dragons Great and Wise.
Set the Water Chalice on the pentacle. With the wand in power hand, circle the chalice three times clockwise with the wand and say: Air, Fire, Earth, Bring Power Forth. Water Of Land and Sea, Purified Be.
Hold the Chalice high and say:
Draconis! Draconis! Draconis!
Sprinkle the water lightly around the circled area beginning and ending in the
East. Set the dish of salt on the Pentacle. Circle it three times clockwise with the wand and say:
Water, Air, Fire, Hear My Desire. Salt of Earth and Sea, Purified Be.
Sprinkle a few grains of salt to each corner of the altar. Circle the incense burner three times with the wand, say:
Fire of Dragons, Fire of Earth, You Are Purified. Bring Power Forth.
Circle the Incense and Herbs three times clockwise with the wand, say:
Incense Magickal, Incense Bold, Awake The Dragons, As Of Old. I Call You Purified.
Put a small amount of incense onto the burning coals. Lift the burner by the chains and touch it lightly to the Pentacle. Lift it high over the altar, say:
Draconis! Draconis! Draconis!
Then carry it clockwise around the circle, beginning and ending in the East. Return the burner to the Altar. Take up Sword in both hands and kneel before the Altar. Mentally dedicate self to the study of Dragon Magick. Project your interest and love for Dragons as strongly as possible. Continue doing so for several minutes, then rise and point the Sword at the Dragon Pentacle and say with power and confidence:
Behold, All Dragons and Rulers of Dragons, I am (magickal name), a Magician Who Seeks Dragon Magick. With (name of Sword) In My Hand, I Enter the Realm of The Dragons, Not For Physical Battle, But For Knowledge and Power. I Greet You, O Dragons Ancient and Wise, and Await Your Blessing and Guidance. Continue holding the Sword outstretched until you feel the blessing of the Dragons. It is for this reason that a light sword is best used in ritual. When the flowing power of the Dragons Blessing has lessened, lower the sword. Still holding the sword in Power hand, take up the Dragon Pentacle in the other and go to the East. Point the sword at the Eastern position and hold the Pentacle facing outward. Draw a Invoking Pentagram with the Sword (see illustration), say:
From Sairys (sair’-iss), Ruler Of The Eastern Dragons Fair, Comes Now The
Wondrous Power Of Air
Feel the power of Air entering body with sword outstretched. When the flow stops, go to the South. Hold up the Dragon Pentacle again , draw an invoking
Pentagram with the Sword, say:
From Fafnir (faf’-near),Ruler Of Dragons Of The South, Comes Cleansing Fire From Dragon Mouth
Note: Feel the power of Fire entering body and when it stops go to the next direction. Repeat the process of Holding up the Dragon Pentacle and drawing a invoking pentagram for each of the directions. Go to the West, say:
From Naelyan (nail’-yon) Ruler Of Dragons Of The West, Comes The Power Of Water
Draw into the body the power of Water. Go to the North and say:
From Grael (grail), Ruler Of Dragons Of The North, The Power Of Earth Does Now
Draw into oneself the power of Earth. When it stops return to the Altar, lay aside the Sword and Dragon Pentacle. Add the appropriate herbal incense to the incense burner according to the ritual you are performing. At this point insert the appropriate chants and workings for the particular spellworking or meditation to be performed. If there is a problem that is unsolveable by physical means or by magic then now is also the time to ask the Dragons for advice on how to solve it. The Dragons are able to give new insight into ways of solving it. Continue to feel their power and direction as their directions are written down. When finished with the spellworking, tap staff three times and chant:
I Thank You, Dragons Old And Wise, Of Earth And Fire, Water, Skies, For Sharing Wisdom Here With Me. As We Will, So Shall It Be
Always approach the Dragons as Equals not as a force to be ordered or conquered.
Set the Wine Chalice on the Pentacle. Circle it three times with the wand, say:
Cup Of Power, Cup Of Might, Dragon Magick, Be Here This Night
Drink the Wine (apple cider or grape juice may be substituted if unable to drink wine), saving back some to be poured outside on the ground later as an offering to the Dragons. If it is not possible to pour the offering outside then leave it on the Altar for about an hour, after closing your ritual. Now is the an excellent time to chant and use free-form dancing and invite the Dragons to share in the raised energy and joy of being a Magician. Talk to them about hopes and dreams, listen to see if they have suggestions or words of encouragement.
This is an opportunity for close friendships to be forged.
Closing the Ritual
To close the ritual, take the sword and go to each of the directions draw a banishing pentagram (see illustration) and say the appropriate words for that direction
To the East, say:
Go In Peace, Dragons Of The East, And Return Again In The Ritual Hour
To the South, say:
Go In Peace, Dragons Of The South, And Return Again In The Ritual Hour
To the West, say:
Go In Peace, Dragons Of The West, And Return Again In The Ritual Hour
To the North, say
Go In Peace, Dragons Of The North, And Return Again In the Ritual Hour
Return to the Altar. Raise both arms, say:
Farewell To You, O Dragons Fair, Fire, Water, Earth, and Air.Together We Make Magick Well By Power Deep and Dragon Spell. In Peace Go Now. Return Once More To Teach Me Magick and Ancient Lore.
Draconis! Draconis! Draconis!
Cut the circle with a backward sweep of the Sword across the boundary line.
Extinguish the candles. Clear the Altar of all tools except any offerings to the Dragons if unable to pour outside.
This ritual is the basis of any and all rituals of Dragon Magick. Any specific spell workings need to be placed within this framework at the appropriate times.
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