Seekers and Guides: The Purpose of Your Altar Pentacle

We don’t tend to give the seemingly-superfluous pentacle as much respect as we ought to, because we don’t wave it around a lot in the circle. Books for solitary practitioners usually name the pentacle as one of the traditional witch’s tools, but they don’t do a very good job of explaining why you would use it or what to do with it. So this article is dedicated to the explication of that oft-neglected but very important and useful altar tool.

Source: Seekers and Guides: The Purpose of Your Altar Pentacle

Banishing The Quarters

Hail! Powers and Elementals of West and Water!
Guardian of the Watchtower of the West!
We thank you for joining in this, our rite!
Return ye now to your watery realms, harming NONE as ye pass!
HAIL! AND FAREWELL!

WaterWest Banishing West/Water Banishing Pentagram

Hail! Powers and Elementals of South and Fire!
Guardian of the Watchtower of the South!
We thank you for joining in this, our rite!
Return ye now to your firey realms, harming NONE as ye pass!
HAIL! AND FAREWELL!

FireSouth Banishing South/Fire Banishing Pentagram

Hail! Powers and Elementals of East and Air!
Guardian of the Watchtower of the East!
We thank you for joining in this, our rite!
Return ye now to your airy realms, harming NONE as ye pass!
HAIL! AND FAREWELL!

AirEast Banishing East/Air Banishing Pentagram

Hail! Powers and Elementals of North and Earth!
Guardian of the Watchtower of the North!
We thank you for joining in this, our rite!
Return ye now to your earthy realms, harming NONE as ye pass!
HAIL! AND FAREWELL!

EarthNorth Banishing North/Earth Banishing Pentagram

Invoking Quarters

Hail Powers and Elementals of North and Earth!
Guardian of the Watchtower of the North!
I do summon! stir! and call you up!
To witness this, our rite!
And protect us in this circle!
As is your ancient and undisputed Right!
EarthNorth Invoking North/Earth Invoking Pentagram

Hail Powers and Elementals Of East and Air!
Guardian of the Watchtower of the East!
I do summon! Stir! and Call you up!
To witness this our rite!
And protect us in this circle!
As is your ancient and undisputed Right!

AirEast Invoking East/Air Invoking Pentagram

Hail Powers and Elementals of South and Fire!
Guardian of the Watchtower of the South!
I do summon! Stir! And Call you up!
To witness this, our rite!
And protect us in this circle!
As is your ancient and undisputed Right!

FireSouth Invoking South/Fire Invoking Pentagram

Hail Powers and Elementals of West and Water!
Guardian of the Watchtower of the South!
I do summon! Stir! And Call you up!
To witness this, our rite!
And protect us in this circle!
As is your ancient and undisputed Right!

WaterWest InvokingWest/Water Invoking Pentagram

The I Ams.

This exercise is used in creating your personal circle and in creating the larger coven circle. Often it is used in conjunction with the Kaleks. It is good practice to do this every day, preferably at the same time every day.
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, point your toes forward and bend your knees just slightly. Tilt your hips up and forward (like doing a kegal) to create a nice straight line of Chakras. Relax your shoulders, but don’t slouch. Your arms should be hanging loosely at your sides. Hold your head high.
1) Pull white energy from the Star Well through your chakras to form a ball which you hold in your hands at your base chakra [picture] Say: I AM! I AM!
2) Bring that ball of energy up to your heart and create a line shining right through your body as you say: I AM THE ONE!
3) Pull that line of energy around you as you move your hands to the sides of your body. You are creating a pillar of energy around yourself as you say: I AM THE ALL!
4) Close the top and bottom of the column you just created. As you flip your hands around and reach for the ground with your left hand, push the middle of the column out to form a bubble and say: I AM HEAVEN AND EARTH!
5) Create 2 node points in your bubble to create a Yin Yang as you touch your pointer fingers to your thumbs and turn your hands toward your body. Say: I PRODUCE YIN AND YANG!
6) Collapse all your energy into two super concentrated bubbles, held in your yin yang fingers. Bring them together in front of you and say: I COMBINE THEM INTO ONE! [picture]
7) Allow that energy to splash up all around you like the cleaning scene in Fantasia as you raise your hands, palms upturned arms wide. Say: THUS I CREATE EVERYTHING!
8) As you flip your hands over and push the energy down say: THUS I DESTROY EVERYTHING!
9) In a more controlled manner bring your arms and hands up again, pulling the energy up. Say: THUS I RESURRECT EVERYTHING!
10) Bring all that energy in front of you. Form a triangle with your pointer fingers and thumbs, force the energy down in front of you. As you do this, force the energy into the triangle, like a bubble wand filled with soapy water. Say: THUS I DESTROY IT AGAIN!
11) Bring the triangle out in front of you so you can look through the swirling energy caught in your bubble wand. Say: I AM ETERNAL!
12) Pull the energy into a globe as you spread your arms. Say: I AM UNIVERSAL!
13) As you move back into the starting position, gently release the energy to the Universe and say: I AM NO-THING-NESS!
Remember as you say the words, you are declaring them to the universe so say it like you mean it! You will be able to say them within yourself after some practice and then you will just look like you are doing a really cool meditation.