At the end of the ritual the temple is as easily dissembled as it was assembled, and the area it occupied ceased to be a sacred space. The important point about creating a sacred circle is that it is created with the mind, using visualisation.
If Wytches merely go through the physical motion of setting the circle without visualising its existence and making a link to the subtle energies, the result will be a possibly dramatic and colourful psychodrama but it will be devoid of magick. It will be entertaining, pleasurable, but otiose. The purpose of the ritual is to “connect” the members of the circle to the Universal consciousness via the subconscious mind, and if a ritual is performed correctly, the circle contains magickal powers, and is sometimes referred to as a “cone of power”.
Rituals can be subdivided into: celebratory rites, including the Wheel of the Year; life passage rites, including handfastings; initiation rites; and rituals of “workings”.
Source: “Witchcraft and Paganism in Australia” by Lynne Hume (Melbourne University Press)