Self-Dedication

Needed:

  • Pentagram
  • 1 silver candle
  • 1 gold candle
  • 1 illuminator candle
  • Bowl of holy water
  • Bowl of salt
  • Athame
  • Censer
  • Candle snuffer
  • Chalice
  • Bottle of wine/juice and cakes
  • Libation bowl
  • Robe and magick jewelry (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • Jasmine essential oil
  • Candles for the bath
  • Meditative music

First decide if this is truly what you want to do. Look deep within yourself and meditate on the question. Ask yourself, “Is this the path I want to walk?” If you decide that Wicca is truly your calling, you can proceed with your ritual.

Set up your altar. To do this place the items listed above on the surface you have chosen to work on.

Lay out your ritual robe and magickal jewelry (if you plan to wear them).

Draw your bath and add to the water the sea salt and a few drops of jasmine essential oil. Light your bath candles. Play the meditative music. Get in the tub and relax. Breathe in the essence of the jasmine. Think about the ritual you will be performing and what it means to you. Meditate on the changes you will be making within yourself and your life. Are you ready to face the challenge? Think about your relationship with the Lord and Lady. Cleanse your mind as well as your body.

After bathing, drying, and dressing for the journey you are about to take, go to the altar and prepare your sacred space.

First consecrate your elements.

Now take your water and walk the circle deosil and say:
“As I walk this circle round
I cleanse and consecrate this ground.”

Next sprinkle your salt around the circle and say:
“First with Water then with Earth
With negativity banished there's joyous rebirth.”

Take the incense censer and walk the circle saying:
“Next with Fire, then with Air
Leaving us only with purity fair.”

Take your athame and mark the boundaries of the circle casting the circle as you go.

Stand in front of your altar and light the illuminator candle with a match or lighter. Welcome the God and Goddess and thank them for coming.

Begin your Dedication to the Goddess by saying the following:
“Goddess, I stand before you in this sacred place of power.
Open my heart to your spirit.
I open my mind to your wisdom.
I dedicate myself to the learning of your mysteries.
I dedicate my life to following the Wiccan path.

O Great Mother, take me into your fold.
Protect me, teach me, heal me, and empower me.
Breathe your spirit in my body and make me complete.
Teach me to see through eyes that are wise.
Teach me to feel through a heart that is compassionate.
Teach me to drink through lips that speak of kindness.
Teach me to hear through ears without prejudice.
Teach me to live in oneness with the Earth.

Great Goddess, Queen of the Craft of the Wise, I come to you as Your daughter/son (name).

From this day forward I will follow your light and strive to learn the mysteries.”

Light the silver candle with the flame of the illuminator candle.

Begin your Dedication to the God by saying the following:
“God, I stand before you in the sacred place of power.
I open my heart to your spirit.
I open my mind to your wisdom.
I dedicate myself to the learning of your mysteries.
I dedicate my life to following the Wiccan path.

O Great Father, take me into your fold.
Protect me, teach me, heal me, and empower me.
Breathe your spirit in my body and make me complete.
Teach me to see through eyes that are wise.
Teach me to feel through a heart that is compassionate.
Teach me to drink through lips that speak of kindness.
Teach me to hear through ears without prejudice.
Teach me to live in one with the Earth.

All powerful Lord, consort and protector of the Lady, I come to you as your daughter/son (name).

From this moment forward I will follow your light and strive to learn the mysteries.”

Light the gold candle from the illuminator candle.

Pour the wine in the chalice and get your cakes.

Before you eat and drink, pour some of the wine and break off some of your cake into the libation bowl for the Lord and Lady.

Now drink the wine, eat the cakes, and reflect on this ritual and how you have taken the first big step in changing your life.

When you are finished eating and drinking, thank the Lord and Lady for attending your dedication and snuff out the gold candle and silver candle.

Take your athame and walk Widdershins around the circle to take it down.

Snuff out your illuminator candle and clean up. Make sure you take the contents of the libation bowl, the Lord and Lady’s portion of the feast, and give it back to the Earth. Go outdoors and pour it on the ground.