Activity 7: Blessing of the Wands

Activity time: 3 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Wands from Activity 6, including one for at least one co-leader
  • Optional: Newsprint, markers and tape

Preparation for Activity

  • Optional: Write the blessing words on newsprint, and post.

Description of Activity

Gather participants in a standing circle holding their wands. Explain that they will take their wands home with them today, but first the group will raise energy to bless the wands and put some of the energy from the group into them.

Teach the participants the blessing words:

Never shall this wand do evil! Always shall its magic rise from love! Bonitas!

Note: Bonitas is Latin for goodness, especially moral goodness, kindness, and integrity. It is pronounced bo nee tas.

Have all participants hold their wands straight out in front of them. Then, take your wand and hold it above the wand of the person on your right. In a confident voice, lead the group in saying:

Never shall this wand do evil! Always shall its magic rise from love! Bonitas!

Then tap your wand on the other person's wand. Go around the circle, with the group blessing each wand individually until all have been blessed.

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