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The Rite of Dedication

Nikki Bado-Fralick

in Coming to the Edge of the Circle

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780195166453
Published online October 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835799 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195166450.003.0005

Series: An American Academy of Religion Book

 The Rite of Dedication

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This chapter discusses the Rite of Dedication, the first formal, ritualized step toward initiation into the coven. This ceremony of self-blessing and dedication to study marks a change in the status of the student from the merely curious to the serious seeker. The rite formally blesses and dedicates the student to a path of self-discovery that may lead to initiation. Dedication marks a significant step in the acquisition of skills for the student and demands an intensified commitment to the learning process from both the student and the teaching Witch.

Keywords: Wicca; Witchcraft; dedication ritual; rites

Chapter.  12281 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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