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I nterestingly , what Doreen Valiente has done for Gardnerian Wicca in Witchcraftfor Tomorrow , Raymond Buckland has also done for another tradition , Saxon Wicca , in The Tree, The Complete Book of Saxon Witchc raft (see Bibliography). That, too, includes a simple but comprehensive Book of Shadows and procedures for self-initiation and the founding of your own coven . We found many of the rituals in The Tree admirable, though we were less happy about its eight Festival rites , which are even scantier than those in the Gardnerian Book of Shadows , and amount to little more than brief spoken declama tions ; they are based on the idea that the Goddess rules the summer, from Bealtaine to Samhain , and the God the winter, from Samhain to Bealtaine-a concept to which we cannot attune ourselves .
The Ritual The High Priestess and High Priest kneel before the altar, with him to her right. The rest of the coven stand outside the North-East quadrant of the Circle. The High Priestess puts the bowl of water on the pentacle , puts the point of her athame in the water (see Plate 2) and says : "J exorcise thee, 0 creature of water, that thou cast out from thee all the impurities and uncleanliness of the spirits of the world of phantasm; in the names of Cern unnos and Aradia . " (Or whatever God and Goddess names the coven uses .
At the Sabbats, the Great Rite is usually enacted by the High Priestess and High Priest . The Sabbats are special occasions , peaks of heightened awareness and significance in the witches' year; so it is fitting that at these festivals the coven leaders should take this key role upon themselves on the coven's behalf. However, rigid procedures are foreign to Wicca , and there may well be occasions when they decide that another couple should be named for the Sabbat Great Rite . The Preparation The only extra item needed for the Great Rite , whether symbolic or 'actual' , is a veil at least a yard square .