is the act of talking to the various entities in the
universe and/or various aspects of God/dess. It's a lot like
normal talking, except you're usually talking to stuff you
can't see and could seldom hear it reply. :P With practice,
however, you will start to feel the presence of the one you
are addressing, and won't have to wonder if it's paying
attention to you. Though it helps to vocalize prayer, its
power lies in the focus and clarity of your thoughts. It is
essentially a form of telepathy which establishes a
connection between yourself and another being(s). In all its
forms, prayer is the art of projecting your intent to the
cosmos. It could be a plea for help, a warning, an
affirmation, or a conversation.
is a form of prayer used to invite specific entities to join
you. Many people either confuse or use interchangeably the
terms "Invocation" and "Evocation." I am
one of those people. However, I will address this important
terminology issue just to make clear that I am not entirely
ignorant of the difference between the two.
Invocation is the act of calling an entity into yourself
(such as in the cases of "Drawing Down the Moon"
or "Drawing Down the Sun"). Evocation is the act of calling an entity to be with
you but not inside you. In some cases of ritual magick, it
could mean commanding an entity to be with you or to do you
bidding. Since I honor the free will of all beings and seek
to work in harmony with them, you'll find none of that here.
So really, the following "invocations" are
actually evocations, although they can become invocations
depending on the situation.
I purify my BODY of all sickness, disease, illness, and
toxins. May it be healthy and strong, healed and whole - a
proper temple for the expression of my spirit! I purify my
MIND of all stray thoughts, so that it may be as crisp and
clear as a mountain zephyr. May it be receptive to divine
guidance, and learn to discern truth from lie. May it be
insightful, inspired, and motivated! I purify my
WILL. May it remain strong and steadfast when it has set
upon the path of the greater good. May it never waver, but
give me the courage to fulfill my destiny to the best of my
capabilities and the fullest of my potential! I purify my
EMOTIONS. May they flow as as freely as a rushing woodland
stream. May they never stagnate, but express themselves in
constructive ways. Help me in matters of joy and intuition.
I welcome the powers of the EAST, rulers of Air, Mind, and
Spring: Help me in matters of wisdom, insight, and clear
thought. Help me use my power wisely.
I welcome the powers of the SOUTH, rulers of Fire, Spirit,
and Summer: Help me in matters of strength, confidence, and
focused will. Help me use my power wisely.
I welcome the powers of the WEST, rulers of Water, Emotion,
and Autumn: Help me in matters of healing, joy, and
intuition. Help me use my power wisely.
I welcome the powers of the SKY FATHER, rulers of the
heavens and all that is in them: Help me in matters of
cosmic awareness, unconditional love, and unlimited
consciousness. Help me use my power wisely.
I welcome the powers of the EARTH MOTHER, rulers of the
Earth and all that is in it: Help me in matters of
abundance, harmony, and balance. Help me use my power
stand at the CENTER, where all powers intersect. I take my place in the circle of life, and remember to use
for the good of all. All is one and one is all.
Maiden of the waxing moon,
The horns of the crescent both your crown and your bow,
Great Huntress who never misses her mark.
You who are Artemis, Diana, Athena, Hestia, Iris, Lada, Neit, Bast,
and countless other names,
I welcome you with an open mind and an open heart!
All the wildwood is your domain and all the animals your kin,
For you are all that is wild and free.
Blessed Maiden, who dances the fallen leaves of autumn into the
ground in the spring,
Remind us that though the past fertilizes the present we should not
dwell on it,
But rather remember that every moment is a fresh start.
Beautiful one of revitalizing newness,
Freshness follows wherever you step,
Teach us to see with new eyes, be open to new ideas, and never lose
our sense of wonder.
Great one who is independent and strong,
Give us the courage to be ourselves and stand up for what we believe
I invoke the Great
By your name of Venus Aphrodite!
Foam-born maiden of the deep blue sea
Who wields power over the tides of human hearts.
Hail to you mistress of passion and desire,
Whose will neither mortals nor gods could deny.
I welcome you blessed Lady,
Through whom the world knows joy and endures,
Whose influence unites men and women,
And showers the world with love.
Lords and Ladies of the Sidhe,
All hail to you and blessed be!
I come in friendship and in peace,
To all ye of the Hollow Hills!
Of emerald glades and sylvan boughs,
And wild dancing in starlit groves!
Of bonfires reaching to the sky,
And revelries 'till dawn draws nigh!