Wiccan Rites of Passage

If you are interested in learning about rites of passage, you must delve deeper to retrieve as much information as possible. Among the various rites of passage observed by Wicca, the most important one is definitely initiation. You are not wrong if all these seem like a nice and complicated riddle. You cannot hope to solve the riddle unless you know all the facts.

That is why you must read and develop an understanding of the whole thing. The initiation ritual allows a new member to join the cult and become a Wiccan.

After the initiation, you become one of the most common members of Wicca. If you wish to proceed further, you must go through the other rituals. To move from the first degree to the second degree, you have to follow other rituals and another ceremony. This second ceremony describes the use and names of the different ritual tools.

During this ritual, the person proceeding to the second degree gets his or her craft name. According to the rules stated in British Traditional Wiccan, people who move to the second degree can refer other people for the initiation process and start their semi-autonomous coven.

Becoming a high priestess

According to the British traditional Wiccan, the third degree is the next and highest. To this degree, people can participate in the extraordinary rite, actually or symbolically. After getting into this degree, people are allowed to create their own fully autonomous coven. According to the books on this subject, a high priestess only becomes a queen when she successfully passes on her first new coven under a new high priestess.

Only then is she allowed to wear the moon crown. This tradition of high priestesses and their lineage has been going on for years.

Apart from the traditional depiction of the rituals, other Wiccans believe in self-initiation. Under this tradition, a person can initiate himself or herself to become a Wiccan. There are other rituals in Wiccan tradition besides initiation, including marriage rituals. Under the Wiccan rules, a child can participate in a ritual known as Wiccaning. It is similar to the Baptism of Christianity, but Wicca does not force the child to become a Wiccan when growing up.

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High Druidess Alisson