The Magickal Portal of Books

Written on 03/25/2024
Rebecca Anuwen

It can be easy to overlook the magickal power that resides in the pages of a good book.

Engaging in the Magickal Portal of Books ritual fosters a deeper, more mindful connection with literature, enhancing the power of the words to educate, inspire, and transport you.

By setting an intention before reading, you align the journey with your personal needs, ensuring the book becomes a tailored guide, teacher, or sanctuary.

The ritual provides a delightful respite from the world, carving out a space for tranquillity and imagination in your day.

This practice serves to remind us of the inherent magick within books, and their capacity to stir emotions, spark ideas, and offer us new perspectives, enriching our everyday lives with enchantment and wisdom.


Ritual Steps:

Step 1: Choosing Your Portal
Set out on a quest to find a book that resonates with your spirit.

Whether it be an old favourite or an untouched gem waiting to be discovered, let your intuition guide you.

This book is your portal, your gateway to wisdom, guidance or escape.


Step 2:  Setting the Stage
Create a reading space that invites serenity and immersion.

You might want to light a candle, brew a cup of tea, or wrap yourself in a comforting blanket.

This setting helps to mark the transition from the ordinary world into the realm of stories and wisdom.


Step 3:  Sealing Your Intention
Before diving into the book, hold it in your hands and close your eyes.

Breathe deeply, and set an intention for your reading journey.

Are you seeking wisdom? Guidance? Or perhaps a momentary escape from reality?

Whatever your desire, send it into the book, letting the written words absorb your purpose.


Step 4:  Opening the Portal
Now, open your book, and let the words begin their magick.

Each sentence is a step further into the enchanted realm, each page a new landscape of ideas and emotions.

Engage fully, immersing yourself in the narrative, the characters, the wisdom it imparts.


Step 5:  Closing the Portal
When you've finished reading, or when it's time to return to the world, close your book gently.

Take a moment to reflect on your journey, to appreciate the wisdom or escape it has provided.

Thank your book for being an enchanting portal, a source of magick in your day.


The Magickal Portal of Books ritual encourages mindful reading, enhancing your connection with the book and the wisdom it offers.

It allows you to focus your intentions, aligning your reading journey with your personal needs and desires, and offereing you a delightful escape, a moment of respite from the noise of the world.

Embrace this ritual as a daily practice to infuse your life with a touch of enchantment, and to deepen your connection with the magical realm of books.