Purify and Cleanse
Collect rainwater, ideally within a stone vessel.
Prepare yourself prior to preparing the water; bathe in Fiery Wall of Protection, Dragon’s Blood, or lots and lots of salt, while reciting psalms and/or sacred verses.
Prepare the water sky-clad (nude) or in clean ritual clothing. Where ritual clothing is not used, fresh, clean clothing, preferably white and made from natural fabrics is favored.
Ladle the collected rainwater into a glass or crystal bowl. Place the bowl of water between two white candles. Light incense first (frankincense, copal, benzoin, and/or white sage) and then the candles.
Pass the bowl of water through the incense smoke. Visualize why you’re preparing this water. Visualize the results this water will bring.
Return the bowl to its place between the candles and leave everything in place until the candles burn out. Bottle the water.
- Sea Salt
- Water (not bottled – tap water is fine)
- Cross or Crucifix
- Latin Prayers (see below )
Add your salt to the water – 2 parts water to 1 part salt. Place your cross beside your water. Now pray over your water using these prayers. Say them in Latin, the translation is provided so that you will know what you are actually saying..
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.
OUR FATHER, Who art in heaven hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Amen.
AVE MARIA, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Domini nostri, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.
HAIL, MARY, full of grace; the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of our Lord, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
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You can use the power of the elements to create holy water.
Take a large, clean, open-top container and put it outside on the ground when you know there is going to be a thunder storm. The water you collect will be “blessed” by the four elements.
- Air, the wind
- Fire, the lighting
- Earth, there will always be a bit of dirt from the ground.
- Water, the rain
Note: The water will also take on additional properties. For example, if the sun comes out after the storm, there will be a solar influence, if the moon reflects into it – a lunar aspect, and special blessings if the reflection of a rainbow is seen within it.
Here is the Roman Catholic way of making Holy Water.
Place a handful of sea salt on sterilized glass. Make the sign of the cross or raised palm of benediction over the salt and recite the exorcism of salt:
God’s creature, salt of the Earth, I cast out the echo of evil by the living God, by the one true God, by the holy God, through whom all things have their being. May you be a purified, living, heavenly salt, a means of health for those who believe, a medicine for body and soul for all who make use of you. May all evil fancies be driven far from the place where you are sprinkled. And let every unclean spirit be repulsed by the power of almighty God.
Recite the blessing of salt:
Almighty, everlasting God, I humbly appeal to your mercy and goodness to bless this creature, salt, that you have given for humankind’s use. May all who use it find in it a remedy for body and mind. And may everything that it touches be feed from uncleanness and any influence of evil through your holy name, Amen.
Make the sign of the cross or raised palm of benediction over sterilized glass bowl of fresh spring water and repeat the exorcism of salt, exchanging the word salt for water. Then recite the blessing of water:
O God, who for man’s welfare established the most wonderful mysteries in the substance of water, hearken to this prayer, and pour forth your blessing on this element. May this creature of yours, when used in your mysteries and endowed with your grace, serve to cast out demons and to banish disease. May everything that this water touches delivered from all that is unclean and hurtful; through your holy name. Amen.
Now pour the salt into the water in the form of a cross, saying:
May this heavenly salt and water unite in harmony,
in the name of the Almighty God, Amen.
The holy water is now ready to be placed in a flask or whatever container you have prepared for it to be stored in.
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Holy Water is used to bless people and objects.
Here is one recipe:
Fill a small bowl or glass with water. Hold your hands over it and say:
“I exorcise thee, oh creature of water,
of all negativity both seen and unseen,
and bless thee in the name of the spirit.”
Imagine a small blue-white light filling the water. Take your time. Hold your hand amount of salt and say:
“I exorcise thee oh creature of salt
Of all negativity both seen and unseen
and bless thee in the name of the spirit.”
Envision the same blue-white light covering the salt. Add three pinches of salt to the water stir three times. hold the bowl/glass at eye level with both hands and say:
“I cleanse and consecrate this water in the name of spirit,
May this liquid enhance and purify all that it touches.
So mote it be!”
Source: All Experts
- 1 cup grated unscented soap
- ¼ cup hot water
- 1 Tbsp. Apricot oil
- 1 Tbsp. Angelica
- ½ Tbsp. crushed Bay
- ½ Tbsp. crushed Basil
- 6 drops Myrrh oil
Place grated soap in a heat-proof non-metallic container and add the hot water and apricot oil. Leave until it is cool enough to handle, and then mix together with your hands. If the soap is floating on the water, add more soap. Leave to sit for 10 minutes, mixing occasionally, until the soap is soft and mushy.
Once the soap, water, and oil are blended completely, add the dry ingredients. Once the mixture is cool, then add the essential oils (essential oils evaporate quickly in heat). Enough essential oils should be added to overcome the original scent of the soap.
Blend thoroughly and then divide the soap mixture into four to six pieces. Squeeze the soaps, removing as much excess water as possible into the shape you desire, and tie in a cheesecloth. Hang in a warm, dry place until the soap is completely hard and dry.
To rid yourself of negative, bad habits as will as their root causes:
- 2 parts Rosemary
- 1 part: Lavender, Lemon grass, Lemon Verbena, and/or Sage
Once you’ve gathered the ingredients, put them in a large mixing bowl and mix with your hands. Place a handful or so in a large square of muslin or other porous fabric and tie up the ends. Add this to your bath.
After the sachet has colored the water, step into the tub. Lie back and visualize yourself happily avoiding the habit or other negative condition – smoking, drinking, drugs, depressions, obsessions, etc. Visualize the water absorbing your desire and need for the habit. See in your mind’s eye all the energy you’ve been giving to this negative condition.
Source: Ancient Wisdom
- Vervain leaves – 4 stalks worth
- Honey 1/4 cup
- Florida water or other perfume (a few dabs)
- 1-1/2 cups of water
Blend all ingredients in a blender. Combine this in a gallon jug and fill with warm water. Stand in shower and dump mixture all over, then just towel off. Its an invigorating herbal wash that is great after ritual or when you feel slightly off kilter.
- ½ cup solar dried sea salts
- ¼ cup Epsom salts
- ¼ cup dead sea mineral salts
- 40 drops lavender essential oil
Mix all ingredients well (adding the essential oil last) store in a glass jar or tin and use ¼ cup per bath.
Magickal Uses: clairvoyance, cleansing, consecration, happiness, healing, love, passion, peace, peace of mind, protection, psychic protection, purification, tranquility
NOTE: Epsom Salts should not be used by diabetics or any other person with circulatory problems.
- 1 bunch Lavender
- 1 large bottle clear organic shampoo
- 5 drops Lavender essential oil
- Clean wide-neck jar with screw top
Place Lavender head down in the jar. Cut down to fit. Add shampoo and Lavender oil. Close and place in sunny window. Strain and re-bottle. Use 1 tbsp. in a bath.
Magickal Uses: clairvoyance, cleansing, consecration, happiness, healing, peace, peace of mind, protection, psychic protection, purification, tranquility