Preparation – Information to Share with your Participants
Here is a specific note that you can send out to let your guests know what to expect…
Ritual exists in many Religions for the purpose of creating paradigm shifts in consciousness. In Wicca, Ritual is used to connect with the cycles of the planet and to provide self-empowerment and fulfillment. As we follow certain steps you may discover more about the symbolic meaning of Ritual and hopefully discover new depths of experience in your life.
If anyone messes up an incantation or recitation – it is okay. We just start over and loosen up. Many people think they have to be serious and solemn, even brooding, when performing ritual. If you are comfortable being this way, then so be it. But don’t pretend or perform “a role” that is not you. The ritual will be hollow and false if you do.
Ritual was born as a social event that gathered folk together to share wonder and celebrate. Ritual is also about making magic through personal transformation. This can only happen when you are at your most comfortable and relaxed. Let your heart be light and willing when performing ritual – remember you will be among friends.