Summer Solstice – A Solitary Ritual

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Beltane: An Inclusive Ritual That Works

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Denton CUUPS Beltane was traditional and current, inclusive and polytheist. That’s not always easy, but it can be done. [Read more...]

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Beltane – A Solitary Ritual

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Beltane is without question the most difficult high day for a solitary celebration, but there are things that can be done and done well as a solitary. In this ritual we continue the tradition of passing between two fires for purification and protection. [Read more...]

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