The Thanatos Ritual
Preparation: Bathroom in darkness. Bath filled with cold water. Skull and black candle.
Celebrant(s) to be naked, inverted pentagram painted on chest in black.
1. Banish (use whatever banishing ritual you prefer).
2. Stare at skull saying:
In the midst of life I contemplate death.
I see before me a skull, a sigil of the inevitable. A figure approaches me dressed in black, he has wings but carries a scythe!
The corrupt governments cannot control you, and even the rich can't buy you out.
Let me learn your ways, let me see truth and beauty in death and decay.
Come Thanatos and bury me, so that I may be truly ressurected.
(continue as a mantra)
3. Continue chanting Thanatos. Slowly (too quickly may be too much of a shock to your body) submerge in bath of cold water, holding breath for a few seconds with your eyes closed.
4. Emerge (charge any sigils etc).
5. Banish with laughter.