Invoking the Guardians

 


Facing East:

 

"Guardians of the watchtower of the East, I do summon, stir,
and call thee up to protect me in my rite. Come now to me, on the cool
breath of autumnís sigh, which heralds the advent of winter, and the close
of harvest time. Breathe into me the spirit of the pure joy of life.
So mote it be!"

Pick up the incense burner symbolising the Element of Air.

" I am everywhere. I fill the fleshy pouches of your lungs,
I stir all things from the smallest blade of grass to the tallest tree.
I cool you with my breezes and destroy you with my storms.
Without me you would die.
Am I not holy and worthy of praise?"

Place the incense burner on the altar.

Facing South:

"Guardians of the watchtower of the South, I do summon, stir,
and call thee to protect me in my rite.
Come forth from the hearth fires
and oil lamps where food and shelter
is being made ready for the coming cold months.
Kindle me within the flame of spiritual awakening.
So mote it be!"

Pick up the candle symbolising the Element of Fire.

" I live in the guarded embers of campfires and the smoky torches to light the path.
I spring from lightening, and the hands of man.
I warm you, I enlighten you, I can destroy you.
Without me you would die.
Am I not holy and worthy of praise?"

Place the candle on the altar.

Facing West:

"Guardians of the watchtower of the West, I do summon, stir,
and call thee up to protect me in my rite.
Come forth from the rainbow hued morning dew that covers the fields,
and is soon to be frost.
Asperge me with your diamends and water my deepest roots,
that I may find peace of mind."

Pick up the chalice symbolizing the Element of Water.

" I rise from the moist crevices of the Earth,
I tenderly carress or harshly beat the shores of her body,
I fall from the sky in silver sheets.
I bathe you, I can drown you.
Without me you would die. AmI not holy and worthy of praise?"

Place the chalice on the altar.

Facing North:

"Guardians of the watchtower of the North, I do summon, stir,
and call the up to protect me in my rite.
Come forth from the fertile bosom of our Blessed Mother Earth,
and nourish me so that my hopes and desires may grow to fruitation.
So mote it be."

Pick up the salt symbolizing the Element of Earth.

" I am your Mother. From me comes the fruit, grain, and animals that feed you.
I shelter you,I am your support, and my pull on your body keeps you held firmly to me.
Without me you would die.
Am I not holy and worthy of praise?"

Place the salt on the altar.