The Witches Circle

The greatest magic is that which transforms the heart.

Cleansing Spells


Uphold the rules of the Wiccan Rede.

Be high in spirit ye shall succeed.

Power of the Elements Five,

Will help Mother Nature stay alive.

From grains of Earth to the moving Air.

Past the burning Fire that magick flares.

Flow with Water, lakes, and streams;

Around the Spirit's aura and dreams.



Incense, air of high refine, purify this space of mine.

purged and purified be this place that I have chosen as magickal space.

Herbs of Mother Earth give blessings here to me, this rite, this sacred sphere.

Protect and cleanse this sacred place Hallow it now as my magickal space.

Walk around the space you're cleansing with the lit incense chanting this,

hands up to the moon/sun/sky moving clockwise in a circle.

Do this at least 3 times or until you feel all energy is positive.


Home-cleansing methods are of great importance in African-American hoodoo folk-magic.

Here is a simple procedure for blessing a new home and ridding a house of any unwanted

spiritual influences.

Wash down the wood work and floors with Chinese Wash (or Van Van Oil in water) from back

to front and out the front door and throw the remaining wash water out the front door or in the front yard.

If there is no front yard, carry some of the wash water to the nearest street intersection or crossroads

and throw it to the East.

Then use a brand new broom to sweep the house from back to front and out the front door.

Some folks also like to sprinkle Van Van Powder at the front threshold and sweep that away from the house.

After cleaning as above, put down pinches of salt in the corners of each room or, if you

are in a hurry, four pinches of salt at the four outside corners of the house.


To make an herbal cleansing bottle, pour a layer of sand in a large clear bottle.

Add layers of dried herbs, one at a time: first rosemary; then lemon peel, sage, cedar,

black peppercorns, lavender, dill, bay leaf, and rowan.

When the bottle is full, focus cleansing protective energy into the herbs and sand,

and see a golden light radiating from the bottle.

Visualize the herbs driving away negative influences.

Cork and seal the bottle with white wax.

Using a permanent marker, draw the Algiz rune on one side of the bottle, and on the

other side draw a pentagram.

Set the bottle near your front or back door, and every six months, uncap,

Pour herbs out into the woods or your compost heap, and thoroughly wash

and dry the bottle before filling it with a new round of herbs.


Incense: 1 tablespoon pine needles 1 tablespoon juniper 1 tablespoon cedar

Make sure all ingredients are completely dry. Grind ingredients together and burn on charcoal.

Spirits of the corners,

Winds of the quarters,

You who stand watching,

And you who hear my voice,

Guard well my home tonight


Before dawn, take a branch from any tree.

Thank the tree for its gift and leave a coin or semi-precious stone at its base in payment.

Next, obtain several brightly colored flowers on long stalks.

Tie these flowers to the branch to fashion a sort of broom, then sweep the floor in every room

of the house, visualizing the flowers of the broom absorbing negativity and "evil" as you work.

Then, still before sunrise, leave the broom at the crossroads.

Traditionally this ritual is repeated at the first of each month.


With this broom, tool of my will, I do cleanse, purify and prepare this space.

From this circle now I banish all fear, malice and misfortune,

that this circle may be a fit meeting place for gods and men.

As I do will, so mote it be.


Boil water in a copper cauldron and mix in sea salt. Stir 3 times deosil and say,

"May the goddess enter the water/May the goddess make it pure."

then leave to cool in the garden in a sunny spot...say,

"May Apollo's rays fill you with power"

Add a quartz crystal to the cauldron or pot. It should take an hour or so. Take your

wand-to-be on a full moon and place it in the cauldron with the water. Burn incense.

Do outside (preferably naked). Take the quartz and smash it into a powder.

Drop some into the flames. Say:

"May Apollo's light be released"

Throw rest into cauldron. Stir 3 times deosil with wand. Say:

"Wand of willow/Wand of life/You shall me follow/Through all strife! So mote it be!"

Allow the wand to dry on your window sill...the whole spell should have been done in a

magic circle of sunflowers, gold/red gemstones and a crystals or rose quartz.

Now your Wand is blessed and ready to be used in place of an athame.

Before adding to cauldron, inscribe any symbols you want on you wand first.

And do it when it is the New Moon.


Steep one teaspoon of dried basil in a cup of boiling water. Leave for five minutes, and then strain.

Add the liquid to your bath water to bring a protective and cleansing influence.

This herbal bath is particularly useful to rid oneself of the negative feelings left by contact

with those who are controlling.


You need: White candle and holder Salt

Place the candle in the middle of the room. Sprinkle the salt in a circle

deosil around the candle. Light and say:

Creature of wax Creature of fire

Listen to me Hear my desire

Cleanse this room By the power of three

And blast away all negativity

With harm to none So shall it be

Leave to burn for at least 1 hour.


Special tools: Cauldron filled with salt water

Altar Devotion

Cast the circle

Invocation of the Goddess

I greet the Lady and call upon thee Mighty Mother of us all, bringer of all fruitfulness.

I ask you, Mother, to descend upon my circle and reside within me, thy priest/ess.

Invocation of the God

I call upon thee O Great Father, Sun and Consort of the Mother ,who brings her light and warmth.

Come forth Mighty Horned One. Live now within the body of this thy priest/ess.


Anoint forehead with salt water "I cleanse my thoughts that they might be pure and honest -

grant that they always be pleasing to the God and Goddess."

Anoint throat

"I cleanse my voice that all that I say might be for good and naught for ill or harm."

Anoint heart

"I cleanse my heart that it might be open, giving and full of light. Grant that I might give

freely of my love and care to others."

Anoint hands

"I cleanse my hands that I might use them for workings of good, to help and never to harm."

Anoint feet

"I cleanse my feet that they might take me far in life, that my journeys may be filled with love,

light, peace and the joy of the Goddess and God."

Meditation for a time.

Cakes and Wine (eating bread and drinking wine or juice to restore energies spent during ritual)

Release the circle, thank the God and Goddess.

Cleansing the Body of Negative Energies
From: White Raven

You will need the following: 1 White Candle 1 Black Candle 1 Green Candle The White candle is for Positive Energy. The Black Candle is for Negative Energy. The Green Candle is for Healing. Clear your mind and Light the White Candle and say the following: Mother Earth, Fire, Wind, Water and Spirit; I ask thee to Cleanse my body of all negative energies. Light the Black Candle and repeat the same words as before. Then after that Light the Green Candle and say the following: Mother Earth, Fire, Wind, Water and Spirit; I ask the to Free and heal my body from all negative forces. Blessed be!! You must do this in a quiet room somewhere that you will not be disturbed. After doing this sit back, keep your mind clear and relax for 15 minutes. Afterwards you will feel fresh and renewed. I recommend doing this once a week. You will feel a lot better and you body will be healthier.