Fill the cup or if you have one, your ritual chalice, with
water. Using your athame, stir in three mounds of salt and stircounter clockwise. While
doing so, say:
Hold the chalice close to your heart and feed power into the water. When you can feel it glow, it is ready. If you are working with a group, pass it around and have everybody feed energy into the chalice.
Starhawk; "The Spiral Dance: Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess"; HarperRow 1979