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How do you study a year and a day in Wicca?

I have been learning about Wicca since february this year and have been wanting to start my year and a day study soon.I was wondering how do I start and finish my year and a day study? Also what do I do during my year and a day study (sabbats,esbats,spells,etc)? I am solitary eclectic. Thanks. No negative comments please. (:

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just go out and experience the elements- don’t worry about spells or rituals. just immures your self in the goddess. trust me- I’m just starting out and so far, this has taught me more then a book ever could. simple things go far- standing in the rain or beneath the moon. I’m big on chant and singing. i don’t think i have the best voice, but it just makes me feel so connected. here is a link to my site, i just started it and i’m going to use it to “navigate” my path and receive guidance.

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Hi! You don’t have to do a certain thing to start or end a study; reading as much as you can is a great idea, but a spiritual journey, remember, is as much if not more about the soul inside YOU, and how changing that affects the outside world around you. Meditate; begin buying things if you know this is the right path for you. Solitary Witch by Silver RavenWolf and Wicca: A Guide For The Solitary Practitioner by Scott cunningham are brilliant books and offer a vast array of magickal information. I’d start by covering Deities, the elements; what… Read more »

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you should check out my website there are a whol lot of helpfull members there that can help you in your quest good luck
http://www.wiccan-witch.com

yeaboy
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yeaboy

Wicca is kind of like a game you play to convince yourself that you are somehow worthwhile.

If wicca never mentioned the words spell or witch, no one would participate in it.

Go out into the sunlight and play some frisbee.

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If you are a solitary, you really are on your own as far as instincts and whatnot goes. If you are already studying, then I’d just count it as beginning in February like you said. Do a lot of reading and taking notes (the notes is optional, but it did help me a lot, and I ended up putting a lot of my notes into my Book of Shadows later). I recommend the book by Scott Cunningham called, Wicca, A Guide for the Solitary Practicioner.

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Enigma

Well, technically you already started your year and a day study. But, if you want to make it more official, theres nothing wrong with that. You don’t need to do any rituals or anything to start and finish your study. But you do want to spend a little time each day reading something new or meditating or whatever. Sabbat and Esbat rituals are a good place to start. Spells aren’t really necessary, but again whatever floats your boat. I would recommend looking into witchschool.com. They offer a year and a day study (although in many cases you can extend that… Read more »

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Traditonaly, you would do this with a coven. As an eclectic solitary, though, your options are wide open. I simply decided to do it and started on Samhain one year. I didn’t have a set guide or book to read, I simply decided to celebrate the wheel of the year and see how it worked out for me. Throughout that year, I studied what books I could when I had time and practiced occationally. I did a lot of contemplation and exploration on my own at my own pace. After a year and a day, I realized I wasn’t ready.… Read more »

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MSB

When you are a solitary, it doesn’t matter as much. Year-and-a-day is traditional in covens and having a time line helps keep postulants on track with the group while working toward initiation. For solitaries, there is no initiation (though you can do a self-dedication when you feel you are ready). There is no group whose time schedule you need to adhere to or teachers with lessons to teach. You can do this very informally… just decide today to start studying Wicca for a while (can be a year and a day if you like), before making up your mind whether… Read more »

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Rai A

The “Year & a Day” tradition is advisory and largely depends on how much studying one can manage during that period.

Being Solitary Eclectic means you’re basically are running on instinct. Meaning you have to be honest about your expectations/aims/intentions/etc.

What you study depends on your interests. It’s pointless to suggest (for example) studying stones if your interests is Hedge-witchery…

So what you do afterwards depends on if you feel ready to self-initiate or what…

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