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Do not use the Basic Ritual opening and closing for this ritual.

Prepare the Altar as follows:

On the Altar have a White candle in a holder and a Black candle in a holder. Have four empty candle holders at the four directions and four candles representing the direction colors lying on the Altar. Cast a circle. Light the White candle and call forth the participant. Say:

We welcome the Croneage Ritual of (Name), who by his/her years of life and service has attained the level we all seek. Witness his/her transformation.

The participant picks up the Green candle, lights it from the White candle and then with the Green candle lights the Black candle and says:

I am full of Life.

He/She puts the Green candle into the holder in the North. He/She picks up the Yellow candle, lights it from the White candle and then joins it's flame with that of the Black candle and says:

I am full of Wisdom.

He/She puts the Yellow candle into the holder in the East. He/She picks up the Red candle, lights it from the White candle, and then joins it's flame with that of the Black candle and says:

I am full of Power.

He/She puts the Red candle into the holder in the South. He/She picks up the Blue candle, lights it from the White candle, and then joins it's flame with that of the Black candle and says:

I am full of Strength.

He/She puts the Blue candle into the holder in the West. He/She lifts the Black candle in its holder and faces the people. He/She says:

I am Crone!

All of the people say:

You are full of Life.
You are full of Wisdom.
You are full of Power.
You are full of Strength.
You are Crone!

When the people say "You are Crone!", the participant blows out the Black Candle and returns it to the Altar. He/She then blows out the remaining candles in the reverse order of their lighting.

Crone and Priest/ess face the people and the Priest/ess says:

Welcome among you the Wise One, (Name). He/She is Crone!

It is done.