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Coming to the Edge of the CircleA Wiccan Initiation Ritual$
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Nikki Bado-Fralick

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195166453

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195166450.001.0001

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The Rite of Dedication

The Rite of Dedication

Getting behind the Wheel

(p.87) 5 The Rite of Dedication
Coming to the Edge of the Circle

Nikki Bado-Fralick (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

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

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