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Communion – Cakes and Ale

Communion, originally called cakes and ale, is the idea of eating and drinking something sacred in celebration of one’s deity. In a ritual set up, this is usually done after all other magickal workings and is the last thing done before closing the circle. When not taking communion, the cakes and ale are set to the side and sometimes covered in a white cloth until ready to perform the blessing.

To do a blessing, hold your hands over the cup or chalice and say;

*From the sun to the vine,
From the vine to the berry,
From the berry to the wine,
This brew is blessed the the sacred names
of our Lord and Lady.
So mote it be.

While this is said, you can visualize energy pulsating through the ale. You can then take a drink and should visualize the energy pouring into you. You should say “May you never thirst” whenever you have finished.

You should then hold your hands over the cakes and say;

*From the moon to the stalk,
From the stalk to the grain,
From the grain to the bread,
This bread is blessed in the sacred names
of our Lord and Lady.
So mote it be.

You can also visualize energy radiating from the cakes when you recite this. You can either eat the whole cake, or just take a bite. After you have swallowed, you should say, “May you never hunger”.

The next part of the rite is giving the offering. You can do this a few different ways. You can use your own incantation, or you can use this:

*I honor the spirits of the north. (hold the bowl to the north)
I honor the spirits of the east. (hold the bowl to the east)
I honor the spirits of the south. (hold the bowl to the south)
I honor the spirits of the west. (hold the bowl to the west)
I honor the spirits of my ancestors. (hold the bowl out in front of you)
I honor the Lord and Lady. (hold the bowl slightly above your head)
I honor the spark of all life. (hold the bowl out if front of you)
From perfection to perfection
This gift is given.
So mote it be.

If the rite is held inside, you can pour the remainder of the cakes and ale into a libation bowl, carried outside when the ritual is over, and poured onto the ground. If the rite is held outdoors, you may simply pour the ale and sprinkle the cakes on the ground.

*Moon Cookies Recipe
You should bless all the ingredients before using. Hold your hands over the ingredients while visualizing energy and say:

Golden energy of sun-kissed grain
Precious drops of cleansing rain
Beams of moonlight from stem to bud
Bringing joy from up above.
Blessings of the Mother
Strength of the Father
Unity of Love.
So mote it be.

1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup oil
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 cups flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
powdered or colored sugar
cinnamon

Cream shortening, sugar, eggs, oil, salt, and vanilla together. Mix flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar in separate bowl. Add slowly to wet mixture until thoroughly mixed. Roll into one-inch balls, then shape into half-moons or stars. Flatten a bit with a fork. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. After cookies have been baked, sprinkle with powered or colored sugar, and top with cinnamon. Makes 8 dozen.

*Silver’s Witch’s Brew Recipe
This may be used as ale in communion.

1 gallon apple cider
1 orange
1 apple
3 cinnamon sticks
⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
1 handful of rose petals

Pour apple cider into a large kettle. Peel orange, reserving the peel, and squeeze its juice into the cider, discarding the pulp. Tear the orange peel into one-inch strips and add to mixture. Core apple and cut into ¼ inch slices. Add to mixture. Break cinnamon sticks in half. Add to mixture with nutmeg. Warm over low heat for two hours. Do not bring to a boil. Sprinkle with rose petals before serving.

Keep in mind, all of these are based on my opinions I found from my research. You may disagree or have something to add. Please do so kindly in the comments.

Blessed be, brothers and sisters.

Resources:
*Solitary Witch by Silver RavenWolf

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