Ceremony Of Initiation For A Coven An Example Of Modern Witchcraft, Otherwise Known As Wicca.

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CEREMONY OF INITIATION FOR A COVENGuided MeditationPerson AHear the words of the Threefold Goddess, who of old was called Artemis, Astarte, Dianna, Aphrodite, Ceridwen, Isis, Arionrhod, Brigid, Aradia, and many other names:Whenever you have need of anything, once in the month, and better it be when the moon is full, you shall assemble in some secret place and adore the spirit of Me who is Queen of all the Wise. She who would learn all sorcery yet has not won its deepest secrets, them I will teach her, in truth, all things as yet unknown. And you shall be free from slavery, and as a sign that you be free you shall be naked in your rites. Sing, feast, dance, make music and love in My presence, for Mine is the ecstasy of the spirit and Mine also is Person Ay on earth. For My law is love unto all beings. Nor do I demand aught of sacrifice, for behold, I am the mother of all things and My love is poured out upon the earth.AtunementAll We all come from the Goddess, And to her we shall return Like a drop of rain, Flowing to the ocean. (Repeat x 3)Raising of the CirclePerson BPerson B takes the Athame from the altar and traces a circle around the coveners. When she returns to the north, she kneels and salutes, saying, "Hail and well come, frosty Spirits of the North. Lend to us your power and protection this night, that the Coven of the Golden Grove may be given a true initiation, to justly wield the power of Earth. So mote it be!"ALL: (envisioning a wall of dark-green light springing up from the circle) "So mote it be!"Person CPerson B passes the Athame to Person C and she advances to the east, kneels and salutes, saying, "Hail and well come, bright Spirits of the East. Lend to us your power and protection that the Coven of the Golden Grove may be given a true initiation, to justly wield the power of Air. So mote it be!"ALL: (envisioning a wall of lemon-yellow light springing up from the circle, within the wall of green) "So mote it be!"Person APerson C passes the Athame to Person A and she advances to the south, kneels and salutes, saying, "Hail and well come, fiery Spirits of the South. Lend to us your power and protection that the Coven of the Golden Grove may be given a true initiation, to justly wield the power of Fire. So mote it be!"ALL: (envisioning a wall of crimson light springing up from the circle, within the walls of green and yellow) "So mote it be!"Person DPerson A passes the Athame to Person D and she advances to the west, kneels and salutes, saying, "Hail and well come, tireless Spirits of the West. Lend to us your power and protection that the Coven of the Golden Grove may be given a true initiation, to justly wield the power of Water. So mote it be!"ALL: (envisioning a wall of dark blue light springing up from the circle, within the walls of green, yellow, and red) "So mote it be!"Statement of...

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