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Sometimes we come from a very painful spiritual past, either because of let downs or previous religious upbringings. For this spell we are going to do something very similar to that of “baptism” but from a pagan/wiccan perspective.

If this idea makes you cringe feel free to adapt this as needed.

Items Needed If you can Take a Bath :

  • A Hot Bath (just a bit hotter than you can handle because it will cool a bit before you get in)
  • A sprig of fresh rosemary- this can be from your own personal garden, or from a supermarket or garden center.
  • A pinch of salt
  • A White Candle
  • Matches

Items Needed If You can not Take A Bath:

  • A large plastic pitcher or glass- these usually can be found at the dollar store.
  • Hot water- just a bit above what you can handle as it will cool before the next step.
  • Either a sponge (if you can only do a sponge bath) or your shower you will pour the mixture over your head.
  • A sprig of fresh rosemary- this can be from your own personal garden, or from a supermarket or garden center.
  • A pinch of salt
  • A White Candle
  • Matches

Gather your items according to your physical preferences. It takes over 45 minutes for my bath to fill to an acceptable height so a shower is more practical for me, however a bath is preferred for this spell.

Get in front of the source of water, bathtub or pitcher. Set the candle somewhere it will be safe but in front of you and light it. Speak the following:

Great God(dess) I call to you I feel distant and far from your embrace

Today I work to remove the pain from the past

So that we can build our relationship at last.

Gaze at the candle for as long as you feel called too, then pick up the sprig of rosemary and gently stir the water in a clockwise motion:

Powerfully pungent witch’s herb

Cleanse the past and  Empower this water

let it become a vehical to remove all things that no longer serve me

as i will it so shall it be

Let the herb float in the water. Take several pinches of salt for purification and sprinkle them in the water. Take your fingers and stir the water in a clockwise motion building up the power, when you feel it is at it’s peak stop. Take a Bath or a shower and get as much of your body wet with the mixture as you can. Air dry. Pick out the rosemary and let this dry. This will become a talisman of sorts in your “rebirth” into the witch’s way.

©Katie McBrien 2012-2013

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