Ninhursag Initiation

For initiating into the magical energies of planetary Earth and the goddess Ninhursag.


Stones and Metals: Iron, Granite, Quartz, Green Agate, Kunzite, Moss Agate, Malachite, Alum, Olivine, Green Calcite, Peridot, Cat’s-eye, Salt, Chrysoprase, Stalagmite, Coal, Stalactite, Emerald, Black Tourmaline, Green Tourmaline, Green Jasper, Turquoise, Jet

Numerical Value: 10

Color: Green, Brown

Music: Music with nature sounds

Symbols: Mountains, Omega, Acorn, Valleys, Caves, Rocks, Salt

Day of the Week: Any

Scents: Musk, Myrrh, Pine, Earthy

Wood: Oak, Pine, Maple, Ebony

Herbs: Patchouli, Ferns, Club Moss, Ambrette, Rice, High John the Conqueror, Parsley, Comfrey, Meadowsweet, Carnation, Woodruff, Pine, Dittany of Crete, Mandrawke, Primrose, Storax, Oak, Nuts, Thrift, Valerian, Ivy, Oats, Lady’s Slipper, Barley, Cypress, Wood Betony, Wheat, Cedar, Horehound, Corn

Beverages: Coffee, IPAs, bitter drinks


  1. Gather a number of correspondences
  2. Lite 2 candles on the alter
  3. Sprinkle holy water
  4. Pour out a corresponding scented oil into the oil cylinder
  5. Pour out a corresponding libation to Ninhursag
  6. Perform initial steps of Enenuru-sig Aš-me
  7. Recite A Hymn to Ninhursag
  8. Use the scrying surface to perform scrying
  9. Thank Ninhursag
  10. Perform finishing steps of Enenuru-sig Aš-me
  11. At the completion of the ritual, put out the candles using the blade of your knife
  12. Dispose of the contents of the offering bowl and cup (We mustn’t reuse what was given to a deity.)
  13. Clean up your area

Works Cited:

Opus, Rufus. Seven Spheres. Nephilim Press, 2016.

Cunningham, Scott. Cunningham’s Book of Shadows: the Path of an American Traditionalist. Llewellyn Publications, 2009.

Cunningham, Scott. Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs. Llewellyn Publications, 2013.

Cunningham, Scott. Cunningham’s Encyclopaedia of Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic. Llewellyn Pubns., U.S., 2017.