Cakes and Wine Ceremony
What is a cakes and wine ceremony? It is the process of using food and drink to replenish the energy spent doing the working or ritual. Food also helps you to ground. Why is grounding important? It helps you shed the extra energy that you may have accumulated during your working. We raise energy to do our workings and when we are finished we need to shed that energy. For that we use this ceremony, which also helps replenish your body of the energy it used to do the magick. So the ceremony has a dual purpose.
For this ceremony you first must bless the food and drink. You begin with the wine or juice.
1) Take the cup from your altar and pour the wine or juice into it. Then take the athame and dip its tip into the wine or juice. Say:
As the athame is the male, so the cup is the female, and so joined bring union and harmony.
2) Pour some of your blessed wine or juice into the offering bowl or plate on your altar. While doing this say:
To the Gods!
You can now partake in the beverage.
3) Take your athame and point it over the cake. Say:
Blessed be these cakes that they bestow health, peace, joy, strength, and that fulfillment of love that is perpetual happiness.
4) Take one of the cakes (or just a piece of the cake) and place it in the offering bowl or plate. Say:
To the Gods!
You can now partake of the blessed cakes.
Note that this ritual was written for someone practicing alone. If it is conducted in a group, pass around the cup and the cakes, each person taking a sip and one of or part of the cake. As each person passes the wine and cake, they should say to the next person:
As you hand the cup to another say: May you never thirst.
The person replys to this: Blessed Be.
As you offer a cake say: May you never hunger.
When the cake(s) is offered to you reply: Blessed Be.