Initiation: A Year And A Day To Determine Sincere Belief
A Time of Initiation
A Year And A Day
Initiation is the formal admission or introduction into an organization or to a new status, or the act of including someone into a closed or restricted group. A ritual or rite of passage of some sort is implied. Whether one joins a coven or chooses to celebrate and worship in solitude, a time of introspection and learning is customary. For Wiccans, the tradition is a year and a day.
A solitary witch often performs a self-dedication to announce this decision to themself and the deities.
There’s plenty of guidance and even full rituals available to follow, or a witch can create their own ritual of dedication.
Joining a coven is an enriching experience for any witch. Finding a coven that suits you – and that you suit – can be as difficult (or as easy) as finding a spouse. This is a long-term commitment, and should be treated as such.
Each coven will have its own initiation rituals, usually kept secret from outsiders. They will instruct you at the appropriate point.