Saturday, January 19, 2013

Initiation

The religion of Witchcraft or Wicca (more accurately the spiritual path) naturally has some teachings which are kept very close to the chest. They're not exactly secret, but they're of a nature which only people who have been taught well can appreciate and handle. As we often say when presenting, you wouldn't give the car keys to a two-year-old. So since time immemorial it seems there have been levels of initiation; thus people can be rewarded for hard work, and other members of the community can be confident that people less senior know what they're doing.
In modern traditions there are usually three levels of initiation. Because various groups define these levels differently, here we spell out the Church of Wicca's definitions and compare them with levels of initiation practiced by the general American Wiccan community.
First Degree - This is a preliminary admittance to the outer circles of a group, often symbolized by a triangle with a 3 inscribed. In the Church of Wicca, this means that the neophyte will have completed a set of Wiccan magical tools and will have been dedicated in a new secret name that (s)he has chosen for themself. The name will be known only by members of the group. In the Church of Wicca we call this stage dedication.
Second Degree - This requires that the candidate knows how to cast and to sanctify / dedicate a circle, and that (s)he understands the meaning of a pseudo Great Rite: probably a procedure in which the athame signifies the male and the chalice signifies the female. The symbol for this stage is a Pentagram, signifying completion.
Third Degree - In the Church of Wicca there is no third degree; there is only initiation with no degree number attached to it. In the general community we understand that a third degree signifies that the candidate has completed a study of at least a year and a day, and has been initiated in a real Great Rite which symbolizes the passing of magic on from the priest or priestess to the neophyte. This stage can be signified in several different ways; in the community it is often shown as an open eye resembling that on the back of the U. S. dollar bill. In the Church of Wicca the candidate makes their own ankh with downswept arms.
In the Church of Wicca we combined the second and third degrees because we work by correspondence, and bringing people in from distant places twice seemed to us to be too much of a burden for a single initiation.
Whether in the third-degree initiation practiced by the wider community, or in the single initiation of the Church of Wicca, it is usual to give the candidate some semi-secret information which equips them to prove to other members of the community that they have indeed completed this level and are qualified for the privileges that go along with their level of initiation.

8 comments:

thirdeyespinning said...

I totally agree with your logical albeit boring post specifically the second initiation is the one I would like to change.You say the Athame is placed in the Chalice to symbolize the Great Rite of f$$$$$$ I mean making love,whopee! Let me use an example. I Scotti Hubbs creator of "The Early Years" will have sex with one? of his co-stars on a pentagramic alter while the cast and crew dance around naked chanting. Someone secretly tapes this sex tape and leaks to the media whereas the headline in "The National Enquiror" says "Bizarre Sex Ritual By The One Nut Wonder Scotti Hubbs On The Set Of The Early Years" Now Thats Entertainment!!

thirdeyespinning said...

I apollo gize you ole fart knockers I meant to say greetings to Daegan your grandson. He is a fine gentleman and why the f$$$ did Jo marry? a Christian to give birth to Lars Swansong when she couldve done a hand fasteninig with me Big Chief No Fun Of The Idowana Tribe and had 500 nations meeting the weird clothed ones at the shore with their Manifest Destiny book in their hands. Fuck we couldve sent flamings arrows into their boats and burned them alive save for the few women that were left and f$$$$$ them ten ways to Sunday. Oh Im sorry happy Sun DAIS to the Frosts WRB We Rule Bitches DIRECTORS NOTES AT 2314 HOURS EST "THE EARLY YEARS" THE FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENTS COLLEGE EXPERIENCE. COPYRIGHT?

thirdeyespinning said...

Dag nabit! Now my EX(WHO DOESNT SEEM TO INDERSTAND THE WORD EX!!)Is sending Ivan(again!) in the families Cessna back to Wilmy to calm me the fuck down because Nicholai her Grandfather thinks Im flipping the fuck out(again!) Listen Lana just go to bed and get up and manipulate the Foreign Exchange market that you do so well and we will hang out together soon comrade. I have a movie to write and dont worry I wont take all of the families millions just half. I mean really how many yachts do you need anyway? You control freakin pain in the ass! Remember Im the one who trained your brother Vasily and Mikil not to be a spoiled brat their whole lives and I am the wellsping of your existance wether you believe it or not. So in other words go be with Petroff your other financier and quit worrying about mine and your grandfathers business and wasting Ivans time.

thirdeyespinning said...

OK I have clearance from Nicholai my long lost brother to tell a few a more secrets since him and I are past the point of caring anymore. See Nicholai my godbrother in Newyork knows I am the brother he lost in a dogfight(military airplane battle) over Germany. I was flying one of the first prototype MIGS against one of the NAZI aircrafts. Our planes were in a viscious dogfight over Soviet airspace when both planes were lost. My brother Nicholai told me we searched for the wreckage for days and could not find a thing. When I finally reuntited with Nicholai at a Russian wedding in 2005 I met ny wife from that time period and a few of US were crying and some were laughing. Heck I just went along with it as I had never seen such a thing. Sovietlana(I mean Svetlana) her older brother Victor who was a EX? KGB agent said "I dont like him. I think hes a FED his Uncle is a supreme court justice" Whereas Vasily and Mikail responded "Dont worry Scott, Victor doesnt like anybody" I said "Including himself?" and Vasily and Mikail busted out laughing along with Nicolai my brother. Also the Joan Jett lookalike Svetalana gritted her teeth and gave me the stinkeye.DIRECTOR NOTES AT 0120 HOURS 01/21/13 THE EARLY YEARS THE FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENTS COLLEGE EXPERIENCE COPYRIGHT

thirdeyespinning said...

NOW HEAR THIS LANA YOU EX SPETSNAZ CUNT YOU BETTER CALM THE FUCK DOWN!! Or my friend Vadimir (ras)Putin is going to send someone over to slap the taste out your mouth! Let me have my moment and you get to have yours. OK Ivan would like me to say Im enjoying the movie the "ATEAM" remake on FX TV in beautiful Wilmington, NC I love you guys. Mean it.

thirdeyespinning said...

Im listening to "Dancing Queen" by the supergroup ABBA the Swedish group just to piss off my ex Lana because I like blondies too lol.I really liked the film " The Jericho Mile" by our friend Peter Strauss.It seems in this flim this man was locked up in prison but had the talent of being a mile runner. Well the warden of the prison said you should go ahead and train for the mile and it doesnt matter that your locked up, you will get out and be able to run the mile for the Olympics. So our friend trained and his fellew incarcerants nicknamed him "licketysplit" at the end of the movie of course the warden had lied and our friend was still incarcerated. The award winning time of that Olympics was noted and liketysplit started his hand held time clock and started his run. At the end of his run he looked at the stopwatch and beat the Olympic time by 30 seconds. He hurled the stopwatch at the walls of the prison and the watch shattered against the walls of his prison. Fine film and acting by our friend Peter Strauss star of the movie "The Jericho Mile" This reminds me when I had done several hundred psychic readings on Venice Beach,Ca after I was done with Cali, I hurled my ANKH which was my necklace at that time into the Pacific Ocean. My intention was to help cleanse my mother ocean. I hoped I helped. DIRECTORS NOTES FOR "THE EARLY YEARS" THE FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENTS COLLEGE EXPERIENCE COPYRIGHT@0238 HOURS EST 01/21/13

thirdeyespinning said...

OK Just to let the losers not think Im having another bi polar manic episode which doesnt really pertain to what Im experiencing unless of course I want to sit on my ass and get a crazy check like some niggers white and black do. I will write another excerpt from "THE EARLY YEARS" the first woman presidents college experience. This will take place in the third act. After Anas poisoning at the meeting of The World Trade Organisations ball held at the Wilmington Hilton her father Nicholas Frost has abandoned all hope in this world and pointedly drives his Mercedes to an aircraft hanger located at ILM. The Rush song "Countdown" is playing in the background as Nicholas receives a phonecall from Ivan The Bodyguard trying desperately to tell hin to stop doing what he has planned. Nicholas tosses the phone out the window which shatters against the sign of admittance of the private planes hangers at the airport. Nicholas's mercedes breaks through the locked gates as he accelerates to the hanger that holds the MIG 7 SERIES jet he had purchased earlier that year in a auction of former Soviet aircraft. Nicholas jumps out of his vehicle and says to the sky "If this is the way they want it, I will give it to them" Nichlas rips off the tarp of the aircraft whose cargo holds 500 lbs of highly enriched uranium and fires up the afterburners. Meanwhile back at the Hilton, Ivan administers a hypodermic anecdote that revives Ana while onlookers stand in awe and shock as if a miracle has taken place.SCENE ACT 3 "THE EARLY YEARS" THE FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENTS COLLEGE EXPERIENCE COPYRIGHT AT 0426 HOURS EST 01/21/13

thirdeyespinning said...

Greetings Gavin and Yvonne and the whole "Hee Haw" gang. I mean the whole Frost family. I havent been on a couple of days because one of my drunken fans stole my laptop at The Coat Of Arms pub in Wilmy, thinking Im a big shot movie producer and wouldnt miss it. Well my friend currently I am a legend in my own mind,for now, and at this moment sitting in the library in Winston Salem where my friend Jo went to school "smart cookie" that she is. I will be getting on the bus soon to head to Beckley. When I get there I will look for work and a room. Being that I do everything "bassackerds" I am coming during a frickin cold time of the year so my plans to stay in a Teepee might be eschewed unless a igloo will suffice. Reminds me of the last time I went to see my Psycho The Rapist(aka Psychotherapist) I said "Doc I had a dream I was a wigwam and a teepee" Whereas the doctor responded "Dont worry Scotti your just two tents" "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning" I looked at my Dr. quzzically and said "A aspirant is a military rank in the Canadian Navy, Estonian Defence Forces, French military, Brazilian military, Italian Air Force Romanian Navy and Polish Police being that I am no longer a warring man by nature I hope your telling me Dr. to take out two female cadets and show them the ropes" The Doc responded "Well Scotti you went way out on a tangent, as usual,with that one but there is a Swedish vitamin supplement you can show those cadets "the ropes" if you need a prescription" I responded "Thanks Doc for your "pearls" of wisdom but I have a movie to finish and no time for knockin boots at this juncture. So my Frosty friends I will arrive in Beckley at 830 Pm if you can think of a way to help(really piecing together this movie would be the best) I do know there is shelter there until I can find a place. The one I got kicked out of the last time I popped in because I drank a couple of beers and thought putting pennies in my mouth would thwart the breathalizer. I guess Abe Lincoln was a tee tollar, anywho looking forward to seeing you guys and when the movie is finished we can take it to Sunny Isles,Fla(aka Lil Moscow) when we visit for Beltane and Im sure we can find some rich Ruskas to help produce the film. Probably be too scared not too right Godpappy Gavie? Perhaps theyll just look at producing "The Early Years" as a way of airing dirty laundry or laundering dirty money (just joking FBI)DIRECTORS NOTES AND JOKES FOR "THE EARLY YEARS" THE FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENTS COLLEGE EXPERIENCE COPYRIGHT AT 1334 HOURS EST 01/25/13 HAPPY FREYA DAY FOLKS SEE YA AT THE BUS STATION AT 830 PM (I HOPE)