a length of cord. Silk cord is nice, but anything will do -such as a piece of string, a shoelace, a scarf or tie.
Before you make your Witches Ladder you must first be clear on what it is you wish to accomplish. The Witches Ladder can
be used for any purpose, but it is best used to bring about something which is accomplished through an on-going process -such
as increasing prosperity, learning a particular skill, losing weight, etc- rather than something which is accomplished in
a single event.
Begin by placing yourself in a comfortable position, then clear and release.
Now imagine a ball of golden light in your Heart Chakra.
Say to yourself:
Behold, I am One with the powers of the Universe.
Now imagine that ball of light growing larger and brighter, radiating out in all directions like a sun inside you. Let
the ball of light grow to fill your chest, growing stronger and stronger as it does so.
Now take your cord and place it before you.
Make three Tuathail, or counter-clockwise, circles above the cord with your hand. Say something to the effect of:
Behold, I cleanse and purify you, sending out for you any impurities which may lie within.
Imagine the cord surrounded by a golden light. Imagine it shining brightly, then let the image fade.
Now make three Deosil, or clockwise, circles above the cord and say something like:
Behold, I bless and consecrate you to this purpose!
Imagine the cord surrounded by a blue-white light, shining brightly. Again hold the image for a moment, then let it fade.
Now take the cord in your two hands, or hold your hands to either side of it (palms facing it). Imagine a ball of white
light between your hands, surrounding the cord. Concentrate on the goal you wish to bring about through this spell -focus
as hard as you can on the goal for several minutes. Imagine the goal inside the ball of light, or some image that represents
the goal. See the goal as you want it to be when it is already accomplished and complete -if your goal is to gain a skill
for example, imagine yourself already proficient in it. As you imagine this, know that this goal is already accomplished and
only needs to be drawn into physical manifestation.
Now let the image of the goal and the ball of light fade, and take up your cord. Continue to focus on your goal, seeing
it already accomplished.
Still concentrating on the goal, take the cord and tie a knot near one end of it. Say:
By Knot of One, the spells begun.
Imagine yourself one step closer to having your goal.
Now tie a second knot a short distance from the first, and say:
By knot of Two, no power undo.
Focus even more strongly on the goal, knowing that each knot draws it closer.
Tie a third knot, and say:
By knot of Three, so mote it be.
With each knot know that your goal comes closer to you, imagine it more strongly and know that it is truly yours. Tie
the fourth knot, saying:
By knot of Four, open the door.
Then the fifth:
By knot of Five, it comes alive.
By knot of Six, the spell is fixed.
By knot of Seven, the boon is given.
By knot of Eight, decreed by Fate.
And lastly tie the ninth knot:
By knot of Nine, now it is mine!
Now once again imagine white light all around the knotted cord, and place your hands above or beside the cord with palms
facing it. Again imagine the image of your goal very strongly. Then release all of your focused energy and concentration directly
into the cord -do this just as you do when you clear and release before or after any working: imagine the energy flowing out
of you in the form of light or water.
When all of the energy has flowed from you into the knotted cord, take it and seal it in a safe place. It is best to bury
it in the Earth, and especially good if you can bury it at the foot of a tree. This symbolizes the physical manifestation
of the goal.
In some cases you may wish to keep the Witches Ladder in your house, rather than burying it out of doors. You can do this
by placing it in an Earth pot -a pot filled with soil and kept on the altar or a special place. Or you could make a special
box or bottle for it. In any of these instances you will fill the receptacle with soil, then bury the completed Witches ladder