This ritual was originally developed to help with the Lyminge
Forest campaign. It was created by a group of London Dragons over
several meetings in 1999.
The adaptability of the Dragon Rune is one of it's strengths, but
we wanted a tool that was more focused on protecting a specific
site like Lyminge Forest.
The Trident combines three energies, focusing them
on the place we are working to protect: Creative energy to inspire
the campaigners, empowerment for those who work to preserve the
site, and destructive energy focused on that which would destroy
We have spent many hours discussing the destructive
aspect of this working, and believe that it is a positive energy within
the context of this ritual. We would be very interested to hear your
ideas. Why not post a message in the E-Group
or e-mail us?
You will need a minimum of three people for this ritual.
The working uses the symbolism of the Trident of Shiva
and elements of Hindu theology, but you do not need to have knowledge
of Hinduism to use it.
Form into three groups. Each group will focus a particular
energy: Creation, Preservation, or Destruction. Discuss and/or meditate
on the energy you will work with; what does it mean to you? Share
your feelings and thoughts. When you are all ready, prepare the
Ground and Open the Circle using the basic
Dragon Ritual or however you normally do.
Sit at the points of an imaginary triangle facing
the center. Each group has a seed chant:
Creation: "Inspire the creators"
Preservation: "Empower the preservers"
Destruction: "Destroy the destroyers"
You don't need to use these chants, but they may help
you focus, and they are the essence of the intent of each group.
Chant or dance to raise the energy of the power you are working
with. Keep focused on that specific energy, and try not to be distracted
by (or distract!) the other groups.
You may have a focal person in the center to conduct
the ritual. They need to be sensitive to the energy build-up, and
bring each group to a peak at the same moment. If you do not have
a focal person, be aware of how the energy is building within and
between each group.
As the energy reaches a peak, visualize a trident
in the center, with the shaft reaching down into the earth. Each
tine of the trident carries one of the three energies, and they
combine as the flow down the shaft. Channel the energy of your group
into the trident, and visualize it passing down the shaft into the
Close the Circle, and take time to properly ground
yourselves. Food is always a good idea after a ritual, especially
one where you are dealing with a very specific energy, as in this
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