This ritual should be performed during the new moon. But it is not limited to that phase.Need, not season, determines the performance. There is real power in the self blessing. It should be used in time of need and not done promiscuously.

The purpose of the ritual is to bring the individual into closer contact with the Godhead. It can also be used as a minor dedication. When a person who desires dedication has no one who can dedicate him. The self blessing ritual may also be used as a minor exorcism, to banish any evil influence which may have formed around the person. It may be performed by any person upon himself, at his desire.

Perform the ritual in a quiet place, free of distractions, and nude. You will need the following:

1. Salt, about one-quarter teaspoon
2. Wine, about an ounce
3. Water, about one-half ounce
4. Candle, votive or other

The result of the ritual is a feeling of peace and calm. It is desirable that the participant bask in the afterglow so that he may meditate and understand that he has called the attention of the Godhead to himself, asking to grow closer to the Godhead both in goals and in wisdom.

When you are ready to begin, sprinkle the salt on the floor and stand on it, lighting the candle. Let the warmth of the candle be absorbed into the body. Mix the water into the wine, meditating upon your reason for performing the self blessing.

Read the following aloud.

BLESS ME, MOTHER, FOR I AM THY CHILD.

Dip the fingers of the right hand into the mixed water and wine and anoint the eyes,

BLESSED BE MY EYES, THAT I MAY SEE THY PATH.

Anoint the nose,

BLESSED BY MY NOSE, THAT I MAY BREATHE THY ESSENCE.

Anoint the mouth,

BLESSED BE MY MOUTH, THAT I MAY SPEAK OF THEE.

Anoint the breast,

BLESSED BE MY BREAST, THAT I MAY BE FAITHFUL IN MY WORKS.

Anoint the loins,

BLESSED BE MY LOINS, WHICH BRING FORTH THE LIFE OF MAN AS THOU HAST BROUGHT FORTH ALL CREATION.

Anoint the feet,

BLESSED BE MY FEET, THAT I MAY WALK IN THY WAYS.

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