Preparation – Week(s) Before:
The number of participants in a ritual can be from one to hundreds. These particular rituals listed on this website are written for a more intimate group, as in roughly four people, but they can be adapted for larger or smaller groups or even for just one!
Ritual is usually designed for a group (with male and female participants called out respectively). However it may be performed by any number/sex of individuals, even by a solitary practitioner. You have the responsibility of determining who will be the leader (probably you!) and who else will be verbal participants. Choose wisely those whom you know will not ‘feel silly’ or uncomfortable and those who will value the opportunity to participate.
Only the Trustworthy Should be Invited
Invite only those people who you would trust with your most personal secrets and dreams. This way you will feel free to feel vulnerable and be free to act as wild or silly or powerful as you want, and they will feel the same freedom.
When it is appropriate for a male or female to lead an invocation – the word masculine or feminine is written in parenthesis. However, if the ritual is performed by a group of just one sex, it is perfectly acceptable for either a male or female to make any invocation.
Let everyone involved know about dress code:
- Comfortable clothing and natural fibers
- Loose un-bound hair.
- See the notes on specific rituals below for colors to wear.
Encourage participants to bring a percussive instrument; professional – Ritual drum, tambourine, rain stick, or self-created – sticks/stones to hit together, a salt shaker… be creative!