Working With Sulis

I have been working with Sulis Minerva for quite some time now and it has had its ups and downs. She is not an easy Goddess to get close to and we don’t have much historical documentation in how ancient people worked with her so I have had to work hard to develop my own methods. When I first decided I wanted to have a formalized ritual format I found the task very daunting. I had never created any such thing, but luckily for me, my experience in my Tradition gave me a framework to use.

The format listed below is simply a frame and only address’ how to begin and how to end, but the middle is up to the practitioner and is referred to as the “Meat”. This is the place where you can perform your meditation, take a ritual bath, create your spells, etc. Over time, I will share some of the magic I have performed in these rituals, hopefully to inspire your own working’s with Her!!

Altar Checklist

  • Red or Blue Altar cloth
  • Sacred Vessel
  • Anointing/Incense Oil
  • Oil Burner
  • Red and/or Orange Roses
  • Red and Blue Candle
  • Coin Offerings, Gem, Jewelry offerings
  • Owl Statue
  • Epsom Salt
  • Small Bowl for Epsom Salt
  • Small Bowl for Water
  • Sacred water (spring, well, river, hotspring, etc)
  • Water from Bath, UK (optional)
  • Matches
  • Distilled water
  • Tea light/ heat source for Oil Burner/Diffuser

Pre-Ritual Tasks

  • Light the Red and Blue Candle
  • Light tea lights or other heat source for oil burner/diffuser and add your oil to the diffuser
  • Fill Sacred Vessel with water. If you have water from Bath, add a drop.
  • Fill small bowl with water. If you have water from Bath, add a drop.
  • Fill small bowl with Epsom salt


The Ritual Format

  • Ground and Center in your preferred manner
  • Anointing
    • (Anoint your forehead and the palms of both hands with the anointing oil and say) Sulis Minerva, I honor you.
  • Call Quarters
    • (Face West and say) Through the sacred waters of Sulis Minerva temple, I call upon the element of Water. Please cleanse me completely, so that I may be refreshed and invigorated to complete my Sacred Works. (Sprinkle Water over your hands)
    • (Face North and say) Through the many minerals that infuse Sulis Minerva’s Waters, I call upon the element of Earth. Please ground and center me so that I may have a good foundation and steadfastness in completing my Sacred works. (Sprinkle Epsom salt over your hands)
    • (Face East and say) Through Sulis Minerva’s Wise Owl, we call upon the element of Air. Please clear our minds so that we may have wisdom and focus in completing our Sacred Works. (hold the statue for a moment)
    • (Face South and say) Through the fire deep in the earth that warms Sulis Minerva’s water, we call upon the element of Fire. Please purify and forge us, so that we may stand strong and resilient in completing our Sacred Works (wave hands over the candle flames)
  • Evocation to Sulis Minvera
    • (hold Sacred vessel above your head and say)
      Sulis Minvera,I humbly request your presence at this Sacred Rite. Please lend me Your power of Creation and Destruction, of Healing and Cursing and of Wisdom and Emotion to bring balance and transformation during this Sacred Work. Please aid me in my workings and help to carry my intentions into the spirit realm to ensure its success. I Honor You! So Mote It Be!
  • Offerings to Sulis Minvera
    • (gather up your coins, gems, jewelry etc and hold above the Sacred Vessel and say)
      Sulis Minerva, please accept my offering of (___name offering here___). It is my hope that you find these offerings pleasing and will aid me in my Sacred Work! I Honor you! So Mote it be! (Place offerings into the sacred vessel)
  • Meat of the Ritual (This activity is left up to personal preference. It could be a meditation, a spell, a craft, etc. ) 
  • Thank Sulis Minerva
    • (place your hands on the Sacred Vessel and say) Sulis Minerva, thank you for lending me your powers of Creation and Destruction, of Healing and Cursing and of Wisdom and Emotion to bring balance and transformation to my Sacred Work. Please carry the energy of my work into the spirit realm and help to ensure its success.! I Honor you! So Mote it be!
  • Thank Quarters
    • (look up, open your arms wide  and say) Sacred Powers of the Elements. Thank you for your gifts of cleansing, grounding, focus and purification during my Sacred Work! As you go back to your elemental realms, you take my deepest gratitude with you. I honor you! So Mote it be!
  • Take your offerings and give them as anonymous gifts, give them to charity or bury them in the ground

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