*Never summon Anything you can't banish.
*Never put asafoetida on the rocks in the sweat lodge.
*Do not attempt to walk more than 10 paces while wearing all of your ritual jewelry, dream bags and crystals at the same time.
*When proposing to initiate someone, do not mention the Great Rite, leer, and say, "Hey, your trad or mine?"
*Never laugh at someone who is skyclad. They can see you, too.
*Never, ever set the Witch on fire.
*Looking at nifty pictures is not a valid path to mastering the ancient grimoires. Please read thoroughly and carefully from beginning to end so that your madness and gibberings will at least make some sense.
*A good grasp of ritual and ritual techniques are essential! In the event of a random impaling, or other accidental death amongst the participants, (see next rule) a quick thinker can improvise to ensure successful completion of the Rite. Make them another sacrifice, Demons like those.
*Watch where you wave the sharp pointy items.
*Avoid walking through disembodied spirits.
*Carry an all purpose translators dictionary in case the ritual leader begins talking in some strange and unknown language.
*Avoid joining your life force to anything with glowing red eyes.
*If asked to sign a contract or pact and you are experiencing doubts or reservations, sign your neighbors name. Malevolent entities rarely ask for photo ID.
*Blood is thicker than water. Soak ritual garments an extra 30-45 minutes.
*While drunken weaving may be mistaken for ecstatic dancing, slurring the names of Deities is generally considered bad form.