All posts for the month June, 2014

Episode 7: Initiation

Published June 23, 2014 by The Forest's Edge

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What is initiation? Who does it? How do you do it? Why should you do it? Is it necessary? Betwixt and Between discuss the purposes and elements of initiation in this episode, as well as sharing some personal updates and fielding more animal hilarity.

download_20140623_084609Between’s wee one in Betwixt’s flower garden.

2014-06-23 08.42.20Between’s garden, end of June.

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Masks made for the summer solstice ritual with the local Tradition group.

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Henbane ointment from Black Arts Foundry. Squee!

Initiation: A Transformative Experience.

This includes a stage of preparation, some kind of “breaking down” or becoming truly vulnerable, a rebuilding, remaking, or being made new, and an emerging onto a new path or into a new state of being.

This episode discusses Christianity quite a bit, for the simple reason that the initiation experiences included in Christianity are not oathbound mysteries or great secrets in any way, but still within a religious/spiritual context, and so made for an excellent analogy to Witch/Pagan initiation experiences, which generally are.