Initiation Ritual for a New Seeker
Does your group need an initiation ritual to welcome new members? Try this sample ritual, designed for ceremony within a group. Make adjustments as needed.
A Year of Wiccan Sabbat Rituals
As the Wheel of the Year turns and the eight Wiccan Sabbats pass by, many people like to celebrate with special ceremonies and rituals. Learn about the different Sabbats, what they mean, and how you can celebrate with your group or as a solitary practitioner.
How to Cleanse or Purify a Sacred Space
Many of the Pagan and Wiccan books and websites - including this one - mention the idea of "cleansing" or "purifying" a space before ritual work. But how, exactly, do you do that? Learn how, using these simple techniques.
How to Plan a Ritual
So you'd like to host a ritual of your own. Great! But if you've never done it before, it can be a little overwhelming. Here are a few things to consider when you're planning a ritual on your own.
Consecrate Your Magical Tools
What should you do with a wand or athame when you first get it? Many Wiccans and Pagans perform a consecration ritual on their magical tools. It's not hard to do, and can be incorporated into any other ceremony. Learn how to consecrate your magical tools with this simple ritual invoking the energies of the four classical elements.
Hold a Tool Recharging Ritual
Sometimes, our magical tools may seem as though their power and energy has diminished with use. This simple ritual can be performed at Litha, and uses the sun's power to give magical tools a little extra boost.
Cast a Circle
We've all read about the idea of Casting a Circle, but what does it really mean, and how is it done? What is the significance of the Circle in Wiccan and Pagan worship?
Perform a Self Dedication Ritual
Many modern Pagans and Wiccans choose not to be part of a coven or group. Because one of the benefits of joining a group is initiation, if you're practicing as a solitary you may choose to perform a self-dedication rite as a way of declaring yourself to the deities of your tradition.
Celebrate a Ritual with Limited Space
Perhaps you're a solitary who has to share your space with a non-Pagan roommate. Maybe you're living in a small apartment or renting a room, and there's just not enough space to celebrate a ritual the way you'd like. Don't worry -- there are plenty of ways to celebrate in a small physical space. Read these tips to learn how.
People in many religions choose to fast for spiritual reasons. Here are a few quick tips to read over if you're considering going on a fast.
Hold a Journal Ritual - An Easy Alternative to Traditional Rituals
Let's face it, sometimes holding a big ritual (or even a small one) is impractical. Try this simple alternative using a journal and a quiet place.
Croning Ceremony: Celebrating Women's Wisdom
More and more women are celebrating the third stage of life by having a Croning Ceremony. Rather than hiding our maturity, we're honoring and welcoming it. Learn what a Croning ceremony is, and get some tips on how to hold one for yourself or a friend.
Dedicate a Ritual Space (Group Ceremony)
If you have an area of your home or property designated for ritual work, it's not a bad idea to ceremonially dedicate it as ritual space. A formal dedication ceremony turns that space into more than just a room or a patch of grass - it gives it the feeling of being sacred and magical. Dedicating a ritual space is a good idea if you've recently...
Ritual and Food Allergies
A reader just got diagnosed with a food sensitivity, and is wondering if this will affect her ability to participate in the group's Cakes and Ale ceremony.
God/Goddess Healing Ritual
Would you like to perform a healing ritual for a friend in need? Here's a simple rite that calls upon the gods of your tradition for assistance in healing and wellness.
All About Handfastings
Looking for information on how to hold a Pagan handfasting ceremony? Here's where we've got it all covered, from the origins of handfastings to jumping the broom to selecting your cake! Also, be sure to learn about magical handfasting favors to give your guests, and look for Pagan clergy in your area to perform your services.