Wicca: Book of Spells and Witchcraft for Beginners. The Guide of Shadows for Wiccans, Solitary Witches, and Other Practitioners of Magic Rituals - Arin Chamberlains 2018
The Consecration Ritual
Rituals, a Blueprint
Your tools and your jewelry carry various vibrations in them, thus before they can be used it is mandatory that you perform a consecration ritual in order to dedicate them to your purpose of Witchcraft and Magick and to cleanse them. The process is to sprinkle and to cense the items. Sea salt is first charged with energy and then mixed with water to make what we can call ’Holy Water’ for lack of a better term. This water combined with the incense smoke act as spiritual; cleansing agents.
Consecration of an item is done only once. The first step is to cast a Circle. Follow the ritual and go so far as the step where you state:
“Now is the temple erected. I shall not leave it but with good reason. So be it.”
From here onwards, you continue with the consecration ritual as follows:
The Consecration Ritual Step-by-Step
Hold the item you are consecrating up high in salute and state:
God and Goddess;
Lord and Lady;
Father and Mother of All Life.
Here do I present my personal tool for your approval.
From the materials of nature it has been fashioned;
Wrought into the form you now see.
I would that it henceforth may serve me
As a tool and weapon, in thy service.
Place the item on your altar and kneel or stand for some time with your head bowed in respect and thoughtfulness over the construction of the item and going over the little things you did to personalize the item.
Dip your fingers in the salted water and sprinkle the item. Turn it over and repeat.
Pick up the item and hold it in the incense smoke, engulfing it thoroughly.
State the following:
May the Sacred Water and the smoke of the Holy Incense drive out any impurities in this knife,
That it be pure and cleansed,
Ready to serve me and my gods in any way I desire.
So mote it be.
Holding the item in your hands direct all the energy you can muster towards the item. State the following:
I charge this [item], through me,
with the wisdom and might of the God and Goddess.
May it serve us well, keeping me from harm, and acting in their service, in all things.
So mote it be.
Close the Circle by raising the now consecrated item in your right hand, and state the following:
My thanks to the gods for their attendance.
May they ever watch over me, guarding and guiding me in all that I do
Love is the Law and Love is the Bond.
So Be It.
The ritual is now complete. However, you need to keep the item on your person for twenty-four hours after the ritual and sleep with the item beneath your pillow for three nights in a row. Nobody is to borrow your item for use whether within or out of the Circle, though it may be held, touched and looked at by them.