Energy Based Rituals By Shane"I don't see rituals as fully symbolic like most do, in other words, I see rituals as being able to be constructed without any symbology. I have done it in the past, through the user of straight energy work, phrases, and physical objects. What is a RitualA ritual is a procedure of tasks that are all done in order to achieve a magical goal, such as banishing, etc. Uses of a RitualRituals are used in many cases, one, being in a group effort, another being if you wish to do a more physical-based practice that you can physically see, etc. Construction of a RitualAs I have said already, my method to constructing a ritual is just a tad bit different... For this you'll need to understand energy programming, elements, etc. Keeping in that mind, let's start. Firstly you must decide exactly what the ritual will be for, if you don't, then you won't really be able to properly construct the ritual, aka, anything you do likely won't do crap. Though, why would you even try without a purpose? So we'll use a healing ritual for an example. Next, decide what forms of properties, elements, etc, you'll use inside the ritual. No real limit, but myself personally, for a healing ritual I would choose, water, life, or light. Next off, you'll have to figure out what you will be doing to direct the energy for said purpose, keep symbolism out of this as you'll simply be using the objects as a focal, as well as in some cases to "program" the energy in the same manner that the physical thing works, etc. Personally, I would use a wand of some sort, (Just a stick or some crap will work). + Some symbols, preferably runes carved into wood or on paper. Using all of this, it is more then possible for you to perform a healing ritual, how? I would take the energy that I am using for it, pump it in the wand or focus object... Making sure to state my intentions while imbuing them with energy to get the point across. And then, depending on how I constructed it, I would then either use the symbols/runes/sigils, etc, I have prepared on the focus object, or I would use some other physical object to put further "programming" in to it. Such as, if I wanted healing, I would use a plant/herb, etc, that is good for healing. Of course, this is rather simplified as rituals can get far more.. complex, but I would imagine this is a good enough description of it for you all.