I was just looking around at some old rituals and came across this one that I thought I would share. It’s a fun little rit, but some of the parts are borrowed from Shakespeare and elsewhere and can be quite long and not easily memorized. There is nothing more energy-killing in a ritual than having someone simply stare at a scrap of paper and monotonously read out the lines. So, I recommend that those with longer parts should at least read them several times in advance so that they know the lines well enough to be able to put on a show while reading them out.
The ritual requires a couple of props. You need a fairy, Puck, and Mab. When our grove performed this at the Summer Solstice in 2015, our members made beautiful Puck and Mab puppets; the puppets gave the ritual that much more fun and energy. You also need a bed of some sort on your altar for Puck and Mab to retire to; we used a lambskin blanket.
Initiating the Rite & Purification:
The group gathers outside the circle. Two torches stand in the path to the circle.
Druid #1: Let us with gladness sound the drum
To honour the magical ones we come!
Light the fires to guide the way
and purify our bodies here today!