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July 15, 2022

The Blessed Bes: What They Are and How To Use Them

Do you want to give your home a blessing? Or maybe you would like to bless someone special in your life? A Wiccan blessing ritual is a great way to achieve this. In this blog post, we will discuss the steps involved in performing a Wiccan blessing ritual. We will also provide some tips on how to make the ritual more personal and meaningful for you. So if you're interested in learning more, keep reading!

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The Blessings Be Ritual

"Blessed be thy feet, that have brought thee in these ways. Blessed be thy knees, that shall kneel at the sacred altar. Blessed be thy womb, without which we would not be. Blessed be thy breasts, formed in beauty and strength. Blessed be thy lips, that shall utter the Sacred Names of the gods."

These words are part of a ritual blessing within British traditional Wicca. This Wiccan ritual is called "The Blessings," and it is used to bless someone or something. The person performing the ritual says these words usually as part of an initiation, and is accompanied by something known as the five fold kiss.

You can use this same blessing and modify it for your own religious traditions. Whether or not you use the five fold kiss along with the "blessed be" text is entirely up to you.

Example one: Blessing your new sacred altar

When you've established a new sacred altar, it's important to bless it before using it. You can do this yourself by cleansing, and then performing the Blessed Be ritual in your sacred space.

As you recite the words, perform the five fold kiss on yourself.

"Blessed be thy feet, that have brought thee in these ways." (plant a kiss on your hands and then touch your feet)

(do the same but with your knees) "Blessed be thy knees, that shall kneel at the sacred altar."

"Blessed be thy womb, without which we would not be." (you get the idea.)

"Blessed be thy breasts, formed in beauty and strength."

"Blessed be thy lips, that shall utter the Sacred Names of the gods."

You don't need to be taking part in Gerald Gardner style initiation ceremonies to benefit from the phrase. These sacred phrases are meant to serve as a Wiccan greeting, a ritual phrase, and both wishes/blessings across many different religious traditions within Wicca.

Example two: a new moon ritual

Any esbat or sabbat is great in modern Wicca for using the Blessed Be language and ceremony. A new moon is an excellent time to use this particular ritual.

You can either do this by yourself, or with a group of friends. If you're performing the ritual alone, light some candles and incense on your altar. If you're doing it with a group, everyone should light their own candles and then stand in a circle around. For each person present, including yourself, recite the words and perform the five fold kiss.

"Blessed be thy feet, that have brought thee in these ways. Blessed be thy knees, that shall kneel at the sacred altar. Blessed be thy womb, without which we would not be. Blessed be thy breasts, formed in beauty and strength. Blessed be thy lips, that shall utter the Sacred Names of the gods."

Are these blessings part of the Wiccan Rede?

No, but this is a classic Wiccan phrase and is a standard part of many Wiccan ritauls. You should feel comfortable using phrases like "Blessed be thy feet" - they're positively Wiccan in nature.

Final thoughts...

Remember, the best Wiccan rituals are the ones that match your personal preference. There are many pagan paths out there, so find your own ways, & blessed be.

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