Spiritual Activism Ritual: Be a Light in a Time of Darkness

With everything that needs to be done to ‘fix’ the planet, it is easy to get overwhelmed. With the seemingly prevailing global narrative of ‘doom and gloom’, it can be very easy to slip into feelings of hopelessness and feel like there is nothing you can do.

Everything is connected and nothing exists in isolation. Every person makes a contribution whether they are aware of it or not. How each one of us reacts or responds to the events that happen around us has a powerful influence in shaping our future.

Each one of us can make a real positive difference in the world and become a light in a time of darkness.


We can work with the power of the planet Mercury and the zodiacal sign of Leo as our cosmic allies to assist us.

The zodiacal sign of Leo is a fixed fire sign which has a powerful optimistic and joyful mode of expression. The sign is associated with the qualities of benevolence, enthusiasm and confidence. With so much happening in the world causing pain, stress and depression on a global scale, it is vital that the energies of joy, benevolence and optimism are maintained so we can continue to work toward the restoration of our beautiful planet with enthusiasm and confidence. Leo is ruled by the Sun and has the natural ability to lead, shine and energise with its qualities of leadership and self-confidence.

The planet Mercury is the smallest and fastest moving planet in our solar system. Mercury is known as the ‘messenger of the gods’. Mercury rules messages, communication of all types and also our personal conscious awareness. Messages, ideas and information that flow through us have an impact on the world around us.

We are going to work with the zodiacal sign of Leo and the planet Mercury to conduct the Eighth Ray Spiritual Activism Ritual with the magical intent to be a light in a time of darkness.


The Eighth Ray Spiritual Activism Ritual is a spiritual practice that both seeds in new energies and sends out a powerful magical invitation to the collective and to the world on a daily basis to co-create positive change and to bring new forms into being. It is an invitation to co-create a new improved matrix for life and living. It is a powerful universal service-based ritual that works with the forces of change and has a form-changing and matrix changing focus and basis for the purpose of bringing improved ways of living and being into manifestation.

It is a ritual synthesis of the power of the divine feminine aligning with the ‘will to good’. It is the power of intelligent co-creation operating in accord with the forces at work in the universe along with the power of compassion.

The Eighth Ray Spiritual Activism Ritual is used to affect and impact change on a global scale. This powerful ritual is carried out with a specific magical focus. You can choose your own magical focus and carry out your own Eighth Ray Spiritual Activism Ritual based on what feels important to you and where you sense the greatest need in the world. Based on your chosen magical focus, you will need to adjust the selection of alchemical formulations.

The essential steps necessary to carry out this ritual are outlined below. You can find the full eight-step Spiritual Activism Ritual on page 288 in my book Eighth Ray Magic: The Magic of the Goddess – The Magic of Co-Creation.

It is best to do this ritual starting on the New Moon (you can find New Moon dates here). Then continue working with it on a daily basis until the conclusion of the lunar cycle. This way of working with the Moon enables you to magically seed in a new pattern in the matrix of the collective consciousness. You can repeat the full lunar cycle with this Eighth Ray Spiritual Activism Ritual whenever you feel called to do so.


“To be a light in a time of darkness.”


Before you begin

Establish your magical focus which is ‘to be a light in the time of darkness’.

Put on your altar the following Porta Alchémica® alchemical formulations that correlate with your magical objective:

You will also need:

  • Small dish to contain the anointing oils
  • Incense burner and charcoal
  • Specially dedicated chalice or goblet
  • Matches or lighter
  • White or beeswax central candle
  • Porta Alchémica® Aura Mist (optional)
  • Isis-Urania crystal wand (optional)

Put a small amount of pure water in your chalice. Make sure the charcoal tablet is glowing and ready in the incense burner before you add the incense. Put a pinch of the planetary incense on the glowing charcoal before you begin the ritual.

Step 1

Burn the Mercury planetary incense

Put a pinch of Mercury ritual incense on the glowing charcoal. When the incense is smoking say:

“I bridge the worlds with this sacred suffumigation of Mercury”

Step 2

Light the central ritual candle

Light the central candle. Your intent is also to project light into the world powerfully, intelligently and purposefully and to be one with the energies of co-creation to ‘purpose good’. The four statements that you make as you light the ritual candle create an arrow of light that forms a pathway for the projection of light. The projection of light expresses as a manifestation of divine will, divine mind and divine love to create a magical outcome that is a manifestation of the restorative power of the co-creative feminine.


“Light victorious, light triumphant, light eternal, light in extension!”

Step 3

Anoint yourself with Mercury planetary and Leo zodiacal anointing oils.

Put three drops of each anointing oil into a small dish.

Use your index finger and dip it into the anointing oil in the dish and anoint the mark of the lunar crescent on the centre of your forehead.

Say as you do so:

“The mark of moon magic”

Then place three drops from each of the anointing bottles in a triangle pattern on your inner left wrist. Then bring both wrists together with your wrists in a cross symbol in front of your body. Rub your wrists together and then inhale the fragrance deeply three times.

Step 4

Ingest the Mercury planetary, Leo zodiacal and 11th house mansion of life elixirs as a ritual libation.

You now place three drops of the elixirs you are working with in a triangular pattern in the water in the chalice. Start at the apex of the triangle with one drop of elixir then at each other point of the triangle in the indicated order. Start with the planetary elixir, then the zodiacal elixir and finally add the mansion of life elixir. There will be nine drops of alchemical elixir in total added to the chalice.

As you add the three drops of each elixir in a successive triangular pattern into the water in your chalice, see in your mind how you are magically creating and extending a bridge of light to magically draw down the celestial forces and energies through the worlds to work magic, the Moon magic of re-formation. You are doing this through the power of magical invocation using your ‘ritual prayer of magical intent’. The objective being to magically co-create with the ‘magic of the Moon’ whose ‘mark’ you have anointed yourself with.

As you are placing the drops of each planetary, zodiacal and mansion of life elixir in the chalice you are also inspirationally creating your lunar ‘ritual prayer of magical intent’. This is an integrated three-part invocation and is a very important part of the Eighth Ray Spiritual Activism Ritual process. It is the applied power of magical invocation used as a dynamic magically co-creative act. The ‘ritual prayer of magical intent’ is an invocative magical statement or commentary of magical intent and purpose created based on Mercury, Leo and the 11th house mansion of life.

Mercury planetary elixir

As you put the drops of Mercury planetary elixir in the chalice say:

“I call upon the power, intelligence and purposeful action of the planet Mercury, planet of communication, messages and conscious awareness”

Leo zodiacal elixir

As you put the drops of Leo zodiacal elixir in the chalice say:

“to express powerfully, intelligently and purposefully through the zodiacal sign of Leo, sign of shining, loving and optimism”

11th house mansion of life elixir

As you put the drops of the 11th house mansion of life elixir in the chalice say:

“and focus your energies powerfully, intelligently and purposefully in the 11th mansion of life, mansion of life of hopes, wishes and aspirations for the future”

When you have created and spoken the invocative ‘ritual prayer of magical intent’ you then place your hands in a triangular shape, thumb to thumb, index finger to index finger over the top of the chalice. Blow through the triangle onto the water and say:

“The breath of life quickens the waters of re-formation”

Then slowly drink the potentised water that has now alchemically transformed to become the re-forming ‘magical lunar waters of life’. Say decisively and powerfully:

“With the assistance of my celestial allies I create a bridge of light,  Isis-Urania Queen of Magic,  I call forth your form giving magical power to co-create the world anew”

Pause, then say:

“Behold the heavens. Behold the earth. Behold the child!”

Step 5

Send the energy out and magically open the eighth ray magic portal on the selected frequency

To the alchemist, who is the eighth ray ritual magician, the breath, as well as being the essence of life itself is magically understood to be the ‘spirit breath’ and is one of the key animating and vivifying principles in alchemy.

If you have the Eighth Ray Isis-Urania crystal wand, pick it up in readiness to send the energy out and magically open the eighth ray magic portal. Hold the Isis-Urania crystal wand with both hands in front of you, eight fingers to the front of the crystal wand and your two thumbs at the back.

If you do not have the Eighth Ray Isis-Urania crystal wand, just proceed with the breath sequence. Take three slow deep breaths to alchemically and magically weave the energies that you have ingested in the Eighth Ray Spiritual Activism Ritual libation into a unified light power and to open the eighth ray magic portal. Each time you breathe out after taking an in breath, blow the breath out before you like a wind by exhaling strongly through slightly pursed lips. If you have an Isis-Urania crystal wand then blow your intent four times into the crystal ball at the top of your Isis-Urania crystal wand and say:

“I blow it through my world, (Then blow your first spirit breath)

I blow it through the world (Then blow your second spirit breath)

I blow it through the greater universe (Then blow your third spirit breath)

I blow it through the worlds” (Then blow your fourth spirit breath)


Step 6 (optional)

Lock in the magical frequency and seal the aura

Spray the Porta Alchemica® Alchemist Aura Mist three times in the shape of a triangle: above the head, then above the right and then left shoulder to lock in your intent and seal the aura to hermetically contain the energies and powers you wish to express and make manifest. Say silently or preferably decisively and forcefully out loud:

“Consummatum est!”

Your Eighth Ray Spiritual Activism Ritual is now complete.

Summary of everything you need for this ritual

  1. An altar – view detailed instructions for how to create a ritual altar here
  2. Alchemical formulations required to carry out the ritual

  3. Ritual altar items 
    • Dedicated chalice
    • Incense burner
    • Aura mist (optional)
    • Isis-Urania crystal wand (optional)
  4. You may also select from any of the magical correspondences to synergistically complement your magical intent
  •  Crystals and gems - Citrine, Labradorite
  • Herbs and plants - Parsley, Anise, Hazel, New Zealand native Karamu, New Zealand native Puriri
  • Colours - Yellow, Orange, Violet
  • Essential oils - Peppermint, Basil, Lemon Verbena


This Eighth Ray Spiritual Activism Ritual is very powerful and can be conducted daily and as often as you feel called to magically support those who are taking action to protect our home, our planet.

I would love to hear from you, please share your comments and experiences below.


Light in Extension


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