Mabon – A Solitary Ritual

Many Pagans maintain solitary practices, and even if you work with a group, sometimes you can’t be with them on the holy days. Here’s a solitary ritual for Mabon, to honor Manannan mac Lir and to explore the mysteries of the Otherworld. [Read more…]

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Lughnasadh – A Solitary Ritual

Many Pagans maintain solitary practices, and even if you work with a group, sometimes you can’t be with them on the holy days. Here’s a solitary ritual for Lughnasadh, to honor the Master of All Arts and to celebrate the arts in which we are skilled. [Read more…]

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Summer Solstice – A Solitary Ritual

What are you doing for the Summer Solstice? Here’s a solitary ritual that celebrates the Solstice and honors the land spirits, the ancestors, and of course, the Sun. It’s simple and powerful, but there’s one catch: you have to get up really early. [Read more…]

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The Authority to Initiate

Without the lineage and heritage of a recognized group, is an initiation valid? There are two sources of authority by which a group of non-lineaged Pagans can perform initiations. [Read more…]

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Initiation

Previously I’ve written about how to plan and compose initiation rituals. This is how we actually did it in 2012. [Read more…]

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Composing Initiation Rituals

A member of your Pagan group has asked you for an initiation. You’re not part of an organization that has an established initiation ritual and a policy on who can be initiated. Now what do you do? [Read more…]

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Planning Initiation Rituals

What do you do if someone asks you for an initiation? My first questions are always “why?” and “what do you hope to gain by initiation?” [Read more…]

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Initiation in Today’s Pagan World

It is possible to live a deeply spiritual life and to serve the Gods, humanity and the rest of Nature without ever experiencing initiation, but the initiations I have experienced have been very helpful to my spiritual growth. I see four reasons why initiations are helpful. [Read more…]

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