To Travel To Elphame : Knocking On Nicnevin’s Door
This is my personal go to practice when contacting and working with Nicnevin. My method differs depending on the situation but this is the basic outline.
Go to a place where the vail is thin, a liminal space if you will. Somewhere where the vary air is different, time seems still or non existent, where even the birds seem to be absent. Bring with you a good whiskey, beer or ale, some food and maybe even some coin.
Once you’ve found a place that calls to you, take the liquid offering and present it.
“Oh queen of Elphame, Nicnevin fair. Whose might is unbound here.
grandmother witch, mother of bones, queen of the fairies I call to thee.”
On your knees pour some of the liquid offering in a horizontal line before you, knocking three times around it
“I ask you to grant me passage and open my eyes to the otherworld.
May I dwell safely within your lands, and return home when I am done”
Wait for a sign or omen. If you’ve been granted passage, stand up and cross the line/door, from there you are free to do what ever workings.
Once you are finished return to the line/door and cross it once more.
Kneel down before it and pour the rest of your liquid offering in a circle at the center. Place your food offering in the middle, and give thanks.
“Oh queen of Elphame, Nicnevin fair., I leave you these offerings as thanks for my safe passage in your lands.
May I be welcomed once again to do my workings in your name.
Hail the grandmotther, Hail the bone mother, Hail the Queen!”
Stand up and bow, walking backwards 3 paces before turning your back and making your leave.