Invocations

Modern practice

Simple Invocation Rite of Inanna and Dumuzi

Materials

  • Wand
  • Incense (any, lavender recommended)
  • Lighter
  • 1 God Candle (cyan, blue, red, purple, green, orange, lime, Brown, silver)
  • 1 Goddess Candle (purple, red, white, cyan, silver, gold or black)
  • Offering Bowl
  • Offering (any natural, lavender recommended)
  • Athame

Steps

  1. Place down in order from farthest to nearest
    1. incense
    2. God & Goddess candles and offering bowl (god candle on left, goddess candle on right, offering bowl in the middle)
    3. Athame
    4. Lighter
    5. Wand
  2. Light incense
  3. Light candles, first the goddess then the god
  4. Place offering in bowl and utter the Incantation of Giving (see Incantations)
  5. Point Athame in expelling hand towards god and goddess candle each in turn and push energy through in offering
  6. Point Wand in receiving hand towards god and goddess candle each in turn and pull energy in thanks
  7. Utter the Incantation of Wisdom (see Incantations)
  8. Place down tools as before and meditate, clearing your mind
    1. If you feel compelled to do so, you may lie on your back for comfort
  9. Allow the incense to burn out
  10. At the completion of the ritual, put out the candles using the blade of the athame (laid flat)
  11. Pour the contents of the offering bowl into the ground outside
  12. Clean up your area
  13. Finish by saying “So mote it be.”

Simple Invocation Rite of Ereshkigal

Materials

  • Wand
  • Altar Cloth (optional, for easy cleanup)
  • Incense (any, lavender recommended)
  • Lighter
  • 1 Goddess Candle (black)
  • Offering Bowl
  • Offering (any natural, lavender recommended)
  • Athame

Steps

  1. Place down altar cloth (optional)
  2. Place down in order from furthest to nearest
    1. incense
    2. Goddess candle
    3. Offering bowl
    4. Athame
    5. Lighter
    6. Wand
  3. Light incense
  4. Light candles, first the goddess then the god
  5. Place offering in bowl and utter thanks to the goddess Ereshkigal for looking after our beloved dead
  6. Point Athame in expelling hand towards goddess candle and push energy through in offering
  7. Point Wand in receiving hand towards goddess candle each in turn and pull energy in thanks
  8. State intentions
  9. Place down tools as before and meditate, clearing your mind
    1. If you feel compelled to do so, you may lie on your back for comfort
  10. Allow the incense to burn out
  11. At the completion of the ritual, put out the candles using the blade of the athame (laid flat)
  12. Pour the contents of the offering bowl into the ground outside
  13. Clean up your area
  14. Finish by saying “So mote it be.”

Simple Invocation Rite of Inanna and Utu

Materials

  • Wand
  • Altar Cloth (optional, for easy cleanup)
  • Incense (any, lavender recommended)
  • Lighter
  • 1 God Candle (white, yellow, red, gold)
  • 1 Goddess Candle (purple, red, white, cyan, silver, gold or black)
  • Offering Bowl
  • Offering (any natural, lavender recommended)
  • Athame

Steps

  1. Place down altar cloth (optional)
  2. Place down in order from furthest to nearest
    1. incense
    2. God & Goddess candles and offering bowl (god candle on left, goddess candle on right, offering bowl in the middle)
    3. Athame
    4. Lighter
    5. Wand
  3. Light incense
  4. Light candles, first the goddess then the god
  5. Place offering in bowl and utter the Incantation of Giving (see Incantations)
  6. Point Athame in expelling hand towards god and goddess candle each in turn and push energy through in offering
  7. Point Wand in receiving hand towards god and goddess candle each in turn and pull energy in thanks
  8. Utter the Incantation of Wisdom (see Incantations)
  9. Place down tools as before and meditate, clearing your mind
    1. If you feel compelled to do so, you may lie on your back for comfort
  10. Allow the incense to burn out
  11. At the completion of the ritual, put out the candles using the blade of the athame (laid flat)
  12. Pour the contents of the offering bowl into the ground outside
  13. Clean up your area
  14. Finish by saying “So mote it be.”