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They then face the West , where the summoning is to " Ye Lords of the Watchtowers ofthe West, ye Lords ofWater, ye Lords of Death and of Initiation . . " . They then face the North , where the summoning is longer; the High Priestess says: " Ye Lords of the Watchtowers of the North, ye Lords of Earth; Boreas, thou guardian of the Northern portals; thou powerful God, thou gentle Goddess; we do summon, stir and call you up, to witness our rites and to guard the Circle . " All the coven replace their athames o n the altar, and all but the High Priestess and High Priest go to the South of the Circle, where they stand facing towards the altar.
This Watchtowers ritual is obviously based o n the Golden Dawn's "Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram" (see Israel Regardie's Golden Dawn, volume I , pp. 40 EIGHT SABBATS FOR WITCHES After drawing the Pentagram, she kisses her athame blade and lays it on her heart for a second or two . The High Priest and the rest of the coven copy all these gestures with their own athames ; any who are without athames use their right forefingers . The High Priestess and coven then face the South and repeat the summoning; this time it is to " Ye Lords of the Watchtowers of the South, ye Lords of Fire .
The High Priestess says : "I who am the beauty of the green earth, and the white Moon among the stars, and the mystery of the waters, and the desire of the heart of man, call unto thy soul. Arise, and come unto me. For 1 am the soul of nature, who gives life to the universe. From me all things proceed, and unto me' all things must return; and before my face, beloved of Gods and of men, let thine innermost divine self be enfolded in the rapture of the infinite. Let my worship be within the heart that rejoiceth; for behold, all acts of love and pleasure are my rituals.
A Witches' Bible: The Complete Witches' Handbook by Stewart Farrar