If you have a group leader, he or she should hold the Rainbow Wand if there is only one such Wand in the group. If everyone has : such a Wand, each should be held between the clasped hands of the people in the circle. The fingers should primarily be on the band of color associated with the Sephira to which they are going.
If you have a member of the group who is functioning as an observer, he or she should keep the candles lit and the incense burning. When energy is to be sent to a Higher Spiritual Entity, it can be the duty of this person or persons to raise and direct the energy. Thus,; they may dance or run to raise the energy and then direct it up through the top of the Rainbow Wand while holding the appropriately colored band of the Wand. If sex is to be used as a means of raising energy, the sex magick may be performed by one or more couples who are not going on the Pathworking rather than having to break the circle. Direction of the energy is again controlled by holding the Rainbow Wand as above.
Although I personally have not participated in such a ceremony, } I have it from a reliable source that if you have a group of people, only ; one person may choose to do the Pathworking while the rest supply the raised and directed energy. This, it is claimed, can be very power- J ful magickally. I
The point I am trying to make with this discussion of group ' workings is that within certain limitations (the schematic or order of the ritual), nothing is necessarily dictated or set. Feel free to experiment and see what works the best for you and your group.
You may have noticed that as this course has progressed, instructions for rituals have become skimpier and more schematic in nature. I have tried to give you the forms and the background information so that you can fill in the details and make up your own rituals and ceremonies based on, and in harmony with, traditional Western Ceremonial Magick. At the same time, I have attempted to show you how to be original and thoughtful.
I have tried to give you the basics of Western Ceremonial Magick so that you can think, act and be a magician. If I have done this and move you along the path of the Great Work, then I have succeeded.
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