Ritual for Releasing Animals
from Ed Fitch's book - Magical Rites from the Crystal Well.
Take 3 deep breaths as you make the sign of the Pentagram
with your right hand (Starting at the top, down to the right, up left,
across, down left, and up to the starting point). The hand should be making the
sign of the Horns; that is, with the index and the small finger raised and the
rest of the hand in a clenched position.
As you breathe in, feel and image as clearly as you can,
that you are breathing in not merely through your lungs, but in through
every pore of your body, breathing in the white, pure light which pervades the
Then breathe out carefully three breaths, pointing with the
thumb and forefinger of your right hand in the direction of the small
body, saying, either aloud or in your mind quite clearly in these or
friend, in the Name of the Gracious Lady,
I bid you
to forget your broken shell,
serve you no longer.
I bid you
in the Name of the Patroness of things wild and free,
To rest, to
enjoy the Summerland.
As you do so, picture again with the mind a glowing door
off somewhat to the West of the body. A glowing portal which is open and
through which can be seen a forest, or meadows, or whatever may be most
enjoyable to the small creature.
Close with 'Blessed Be, small friend and farewell