Posts Tagged ‘ The Art of Ritual ’

Dedication Ritual

Aug 21st, 2018 | By
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Dedication Ritual   If you have chosen to walk the path of witchcraft (or druidry, or any pathway at all really) you may want to do a self dedication.  I did this myself many years ago just as a way of making a commitment not only to the gods but also to myself.  It doesn’t

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Deity in Ritual: Why? How?

Aug 12th, 2018 | By
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Why do we invite deity into ritual? Usually deity is invited to join a ritual, which ones to invite is again, personal choice.  Some groups may only work with specific deities whatever ritual they are performing, some will work with deities specific to the sabbat, some will call upon an all encompassing deity and just

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Calling in the quarters

Jul 23rd, 2018 | By
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Calling in the quarters   Calling in the elements, calling the quarters, calling the Guardians of the Watchtowers, calling the Elementals – so many names!  But essentially we are calling upon the four elements from the four directions to join us in ritual and to lend their power, energy and protection.  These might be in

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Thoughts on Ritual – Group and Solo

Nov 26th, 2017 | By

Ritual has never been a major piece of my daily practice. A lot of that comes from being intimidated by the knowledge that others had, during my early years as a Pagan. People called the quarters with no script in hand. Their words flowed naturally. The chants and songs done during the ritual were well

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