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                 |                 The Triskelion Rite of Tea                  | 
                  Purpose:       The purpose  of this working is to pay homage 
                                 to the Gods and to reflect on Their blessings 
                                 upon this your life. 
                  Tools:         * Herb(s) for tea 
                                 * Container for herb(s) 
                                 * Cup(s) and Tea Pot 
                                 * Decanter of Pure Spring Water 
                                 * Brewing dish with candle 
                                 * Scrying Candle 
                  Prepare By:    Placing a  small table  or  platform  in  the 
                                 center of  your working  space and  arranging 
                                 the Brewing  dish, herbs, cup(s), Tea Pot and 
                                 spoon on  the table.  Also place the cauldron 
                                 with scrying candle within for use during the 
                                 meditation. (Use  the diagram, which follows, 
                                 as a  guide  for  arranging  of  the  tools.) 
                                 Prior to casting the Circle, light candle and 
                                 fill the  Brewing dish with Spring Water from 
                                 a decanter.   Keep  the Brewing  Dish covered 
                                 during the  Casting, as  I  have  found  this 
                                 helps the water to heat faster and hotter. 
                 |                 The Blessing of the Herbs                   | 
                       With the  tip of your Athame touching the Herbs, intone 
                  this blessing: 
                              Thou has grown by favor of the Sun, 
                                   The Moon, and of the dew. 
                               I make this intercession, ye herb: 
                       I beseech thee to be of benefit to me and my rite, 
                                 For thy virtues are unfailing. 
                               Thou art the Dew of all the Gods, 
                                      The Eye of the Sun, 
                                     The Light of the Moon, 
                                The Beauty and Glory of the Sky, 
                                     The Mystery of Terra. 
                                     I purify thee so that 
                            Whatever is wrought by me with thee may, 
                                       In all its powers, 
                        Have a good and speedy effect with good success. 
                           Be purified by my prayer and be powerful! 
                                         So mote it be! 
                       When water  is hot  enough, place  the herbs in the Tea 
                  Pot and add water from the brewing dish, give it a couple of 
                       While the tea is steeping, intone this Prayer. 
                                          Earth Mother 
                                         Giver of life 
                           Strengthen me during my life-long strife. 
                              Teach me Your ways of perfect love, 
                                    Peace, and wisdom true. 
                                   Spawn from my purest heart 
                                       These words to You 
                               May this prayer help me to better 
                                    Myself in word and deed, 
                               To a higher plane I shall succeed. 
                                Beautiful Light of Goodness Fair 
                                  Lore of old we both do share 
                                 A Witch's brew, I drink to You 
                               My love for You, by day, by night 
                                    In thought and in sight 
                                       Will my soul learn 
                                The meaning of this life again. 
                       Pour out  a cup  for all present, including one for the 
                  Gods, and enjoy. 
                       Sit before the table and meditate on the blessings that 
                  the Gods  have bestowed  upon your  life.   You may  use the 
                  scrying candle  here to  focus upon for your meditation.  If 
                  the Gods  so choose  They may  give you  a Message or Vision 
                  through the blessings of the Sight. 
                       You may  relax now and finish off the pot.  (Note: this 
                  rite is  not to  take the  place of  The Feast, but is to be 
                  used as a time of blessing and communing with the Goddess) 

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