Calendar of the Sun
Feralia: Day of Purification
Altar: On a white cloth put a lit candle, incense, a cup of water, and a bowl of salt.
Offering: Although this day is not a day of total silence, it is a solemn day and talking should be
done only when necessary and in quiet tones. Bodies should be thoroughly cleaned during the
bathing hour, and then the altar area should be cleaned and purified with all four elements. Each
person, upon entering the altar space at the beginning of Sponde should remove their clothing
and be naked, and each body should be purified with the four elements and marked with water
and salt, at which point they may enrobe again. Chores of the day should concentrate on cleaning
Daily Meal: Vegan and extremely simple and plain.
Breathe the air into your body
And breathe out again,
And as you breathe out,
Let all grime and corruption
Depart on that breath
(All breathe together for twelve breaths.)
Feel the blood coursing through your body
And imagine it clean
Of anything but what should be there.
Feel the energy coursing through your body
And wash it clean
Of anything that does not belong.
Feel the Earth beneath you,
Remember that She can absorb all
Remember that all rot is her provenance
Draw her energy up into you
And give it back again.
(After this grounding, all breathe together again in a yogic breathing pattern for the next half an
hour, after which all will go with water and salt and incense and fire to all rooms in the house
and cleanse them. Great care should be taken for the rest of the day not to disturb the energy of
the freshly cleaned house.)
[Pagan Book of Hours]