"So mote it be" is a ritual phrase used by Freemasons and more recently Neopagans. It means "so may it be", and may be said at the end of a prayer in a similar way to "amen". The phrase appears at the end of the 14th century Halliwell or Regius Manuscript, the earliest known Masonic document.[1]

The phrase has been taken up by neopagans and they use it in a similar way in their ceremonies and rituals.[2]


  1. John K. Young, Barb Karg (2006), The Everything Freemasons Book, Everything Books, p. 179, ISBN 9781598690590 
  2. Isaac Bonewits (2007), Neopagan Rites, Llewellyn Worldwide, p. 124, ISBN 9780738711997 
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