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On-Line Coven Initiation Ritual Log
I wrote this as stress relief. A very heated argument was occurring in my "Pagan Realm e-group" , and I got tired of arguing and correcting people about what I really said and didn't say... Any way, this helped me to get my sense of humor back.. Oh,...
Paganism & Wicca >> Humor
Self Dedication - a Ritual for You
Self Dedication Explained Initiation is a process of "death and rebirth" - the old self dies, and the new and magickal self is born. A rite of self-dedication marks a serious commitment and dedication to the path, and should not be taken lightly....
Paganism & Wicca >> Ritual
Hulse, David Allen
>From an early age, David Allen Hulse has made a diligent study of the alphabets of the ancient world. Even as a child, David possessed a great affinity for the alphabets of Egypt, Phoenicia, and Greece. In college, a reading of MacGregor Mathers' Kabbalah...
Real Interviews >> Authors
Initiations
An initiation is a willed and permanent change in energy and consciousness, guided and started through a ritual. You may regard it as taking another step forward on the ladder of your life, or as taking off one of the many veils over your body of light....
Body Mysteries >> Reiki
Paganism & Wicca >> Ritual
Hulse, David Allen
From an early age, David Allen Hulse has made a diligent study of the alphabets of the ancient world. Even as a child, David possessed a great affinity for the alphabets of Egypt, Phoenicia, and Greece. In college, a reading of MacGregor Mathers' Kabbalah...
Real Interviews >> Authors
The Religious Experience: A Wiccan Viewpoint
What is religion? Religion is a set of beliefs which allow us to understand and categorize our world and our place in it. A set of beliefs which define our culture, our expectations, our views of people and behaviors we expect. I have found several different...
Religion & Philosophy >> Religions

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The Timing and role of Initiation Rites in Preparing Young People for
Music in the Iboga initiation ceremony in Gabon: Polyrhythms
1 Introduction 2 Initiation Rituals
In this brief study I will focus on initiation rituals and rites of passage.
Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge Annual Spring Initiation Ceremonies
Annual Spring Initiation Ceremonies. June 14-19, 2011. Preparation Days: Thursday June 9th to Monday June 13th, 2011.
Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society Initiation
Initiation Ceremony Handbook. All Circles are encouraged to make their initiation special for new members, graduating members, families and friends.

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Inside the dark world of the gang initiation ceremonies
In order to be initiated into a gang, a boy with whom I worked was given a choice: eat dog faeces or rob and stab another boy in the leg. The boy opted for the former. This resulted in serious illness and hospitalisation.
Elvis Mask To Be Featured in African Innovations at the Brooklyn Museum
Worn by members of the Nyau, a secret society of the Chewa peoples, who live in central Malawi, the mask was used in ritualistic dances for events like initiation ceremonies, chief coronations, and funerals.
Expand your horizons with an education from the east
All students are welcome to use the aptly named campus club, Medyk, for extra-curricular activities (including traditional initiation ceremonies); there's even an annual hospital bed race through the streets of Gdansk.
Cleverley steps in to Scholes' shoes to prove that size isn't everything
Those years on loan have made initiation ceremonies a familiar part of Cleverley's early August routine: at each of his three loan clubs he clambered on to a chair to perform the Bill Withers classic Ain't No Sunshine.

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Initiation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Initiation is a rite of passage ceremony marking entrance or acceptance into a group or society.
USS Clueless - Initiation ceremonies
(Captain's log): A lot of organizations put new members through some sort of initiation ceremony.
Top 10: Male Initiation Rituals - AskMen
Throughout human history, in disparate global regions, the phenomenon of the male initiation ritual has prevailed.
Shocking Cambridge University initiation ceremonies revealed
Sorority and Fraternity Ritual Secrets: Greeks Enjoy Initiation
Jul 7, 2008 Fraternity and sorority members participate in many secret rituals each year.

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