How is a ritual done?

Rituals vary greatly, but the basis of a simple ritual follows a formula like this:

  • Purification (Glanosagion), cleaning the self before a ritual.
  • Marking out of sacred space.
  • The lighting of candles or fire.
  • An invocation of the recipient.
  • An offering to the recipient.
  • Closing of the ritual.
  • Disposal of the offering.

Rituals can be far more complex, involving offering to the fire, a deity to bear the offering to the recipient, and often repetitive. Meditations and prayers are other ways to connect with deities and spirits.