Coils of the Dragons

The Great Dragons of the four elements can be described in similar ways to any other force that represents the elements. They are wise, powerful and very cunning, much like Elemental Lords, Archangels, Watchtowers, etc. Within a ritual context they function much the same way as well, either they come to protect your rite or to enhance its power.

Coils of the Dragons ~ Circle Casting

Calm and centre yourself before repeating the chant below. Start at the centre of your circle, then move to each quarter, finally returning to the centre.

Centre

In a time that is not a time
and in a place that is not a place
we call upon the old ones
to bear witness to our rites.
Grace our circle with your presence
join us on this most sacred of nights!
All hail to the source of all things!
All hail to the Silvered Queen of the night!
All hail to the Golden Lord of the day!
Charge this by your powers old ones!

East

We stand at the gate of mystery
and call to the ancient power of the East.
From atop the clouds on high
the Eastern Dragon takes to the sky.
Harken to our call and take flight
Lend us your wisdom and might
Great Eastern Dragon, we call to thee!

North

We stand at the gate of mystery
and call to the ancient power of the North.
From deep in your cavernous fire-filled hall
echoes the name that we now call
Fire Dragon attend our rite
and lend to us your wisdom and might.
Great Northern Dragon, we call to thee!

West

We stand at the gate of mystery
and call to the ancient power of the West.
Calm water, moving water, seas and lake
we now call upon the water Drake!
Lend to us your wisdom and might
Great Western Dragon, we call to thee!

South

We stand at the gate of mystery
and call to the ancient power of the South.
From your mountain caverns deep
rise Southern Dragon from your sleep
to lend us your wisdom and your might
Great Southern Dragon aid us this night
We call to thee!

Centre

In this place where mysteries are found
their coils reach beneath the ground.
Round about the dragons are wound
their ancient power does abound.
In your names Great Dragons
this circle is sealed.
So mote it be!

You are now in sacred space, between the worlds.

When you have finished your magical work inside your circle remember to thank and farewell the Dragons in the reverse order they were called and open the circle. ~ Topaz

Ritual originally from http://stormbringer777.tripod.com/Great.htm and modified slightly for use here. Images from DeviantArt ~ East, North, West, South by Ruth Taylor http://ruth-tay.deviantart.com/gallery/322512  Image for Centre (at bottom of page) is from http://vortexdragon.deviantart.com/art/Dragon-Spirit-57998775 (Can’t find where the top “centre” image came from, sorry.)