Protection Poem for BOS

Powers of the South, the Earth below
Help me to live, to learn, to grow
Lend me your strength and stability
To practice the Craft and with love be free.

Powers of the East, the air, wind and sky
Watch over these pages with guiding eye
Your wisdom and knowledge, for these I so ask
For this book be worthy, for the Craft and its task.

Powers of the North, fire and hearth
Help these Shadows prove their worth
Infuse them with Your healing and passion
So only good comes from the work so fashioned.

Powers of the West, water and sea
Change and growth are granted thee
Bless these pages with all you know
That righteous readers may learn and grow

To the unschooled eye let only see
Confusing words and sophistry
Lead them from these Blessed sacred pages
And bless their passage on through the ages

For free will of all, and harm to none
As I have willed it, now it is done
By Earth, Fire, Water, Air and thee
Bright Blessings given, so mote it be!

(Source not cited 😦 ~ modified to suit southern hemisphere by moi.)