Before you can write, or even before you
participate in a ritual, it's best if you know what
a ritual is.
Knowing what ritual is, you can now start to find or create them for
are the eight Sabbat rituals, and Esbat rituals. Typically an Esbat
can be a Full Moon
or New Moon ritual, but they don't have to be.
The Sabbats are special holidays set aside for
celebration. They are the
8 holidays of Witchcraft...
Esbat ritual is any ritual that isn't a Sabbat. For example, a harvest
ritual involving Corn Dollies would be an Esbat. This ritual
by a local group of women who wanted to bring prosperity into their
lives over the coming year.
One of the things ritual is used for, is
acknowledging when a person has reached a goal, or even a specific
point in their life.
The rituals marking out a person's life, are
called Rites of Passage. These are rituals such as Wiccanings, coming
of age, both becoming
a teen and becoming an adult.
There are handfastings for starting life as a
couple, and rites for becoming a parent. Perhaps there should be
something for becoming the parent of a teen.
There are Sagings and Cronings, when a person has
reached the age where they are seen to have gained wisdom, and there is
a ritual for the transformation of death.
If you like this site...