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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
Casting and Closing a Cricle
Casting the Circle | Closing the Circle | Casting the Celtic Circle There are many, many ways of casting and closing the Circle. Here is one that I find very complete. Make sure you choose the deity/angel/spirit you invoke carefully. You don't want to call an...
Paganism & Wicca >> Ritual
Drawing Down the Moon
To many, the powerful rite of Drawing Down the Moon belongs exclusively to a Wiccan ritual and it is also rebuffed as some shoddy rite inserted with a favour to reflect the practices of Thessalian witches who 'called down the moon'. The context of the 'drawing...
Paganism & Wicca >> Ritual
Ritual - Expression of Will, Art and Creativity
Most of our lives involve traditions, regular observances. These might relate to annual or seasonal holiday, it might just be meeting a friend every year at a particular time to go shopping, or have a beer and catch up. The main thing these informal...
Paganism & Wicca >> Ritual
An Essay on Sex and Sex Magick: Liber Conjunctus / Liber Two
SEX Sex begins and ends at Conception. For those loving people who have chosen to so Conceive, the lustful Penetration, the willing Acceptance has its finale when Sperma conjuncts Ovum. The Fruit of this Union transforms the relationship that an individual...
Body Mysteries >> Sexuality
This rune, the fifth rune of the third aett and twenty-first of the Elder Futhark, has two names. Kenaz/Kaunaz is the other rune with two names. Laguz is the best-known name of today’s rune. It means “lake.” Laukaz is the alternative name and means “leek,” a...
Divination >> Rune Stones
Pagan Mythology
Is the traditional story presented as an historical event that serves to illustrate part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon. The mythological beliefs a culture shares gives shape to its actions and choices....
Paganism & Wicca >> Holidays

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Three years on, pope leaves Catholic conservatives feeling marginalised
The exercise, which began with an unprecedented poll of Catholics around the world, boiled down in the end to one hot-button issue - whether divorced Catholics who remarry outside the Church can receive communion at the central rite of Mass.
Free the Eucharist from the curse of clericalism
Why not have a woman lead the penitential rite, read the Gospel, share in the fraction rite or give a formal blessing? I can promise you that the roof will not fall in. Clericalism thrives on inequality.
What is worship?
The Mosaic law standardized the form of worship: colors, songs, prayers, verbal and bodily responses, vows, readings, penitential rites, tithes, sacrifices, and festivals. All this anticipated Christian worship.
Review: Rock pointedly tackles Oscars, and race
There's a good chance Oscar voters were even hoping he would: This was their shot at a ritual cleansing, or flogging — a kind of mass penitential rite. If that is indeed what they wished for, boy, did they get it. And right from the start, too.
Confession Time: Penitential Celebrations Around the World
If all goes to schedule, the Holy Father will preside over Rite of Reconciliation and take individual confession with absolution of patients at five in the evening.

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