Sunday, September 26, 2021

I want to solitarily devote to wicca, how do I initiate myself with out a big elaborate ritual?

I want to be wiccan but with out all of the elaborate rituals just to devote myself to the lord and lady. I love the elements and nature. I would like to practice magic, just in a way that feels right to me. I know my witch name, and my element. Plus I have begun to keep a Book Of Shadows. But the final step is to initiate myself. Please, help me.


  1. I used to be a solitary Wiccan. The thing is, it’s all very personal. I know some that took a cleansing bath while chanting, some that partook of the cakes and ale, etc. Do what you like and what works for you.

  2. Is there a specific reason why you want to devote to Wicca? There are other paths you could follow that are less structured than Wicca. Other than that, do you want to do a devotion or an initiation? They are two seperate things, but either way, make up your own. Say what feels right to you. Maybe take a ritual bath before hand. Go with what feels right.

  3. Sounds like your making it up as you go, so make up an initiation, as well.
    Rereading that, it sounds rather harsh but Wicca IS based on its rituals.

  4. You can write your own initiation ritual, and it doesn’t have to be anything big. Write what you feel and how you plan to practice, acknowledge the lord and lady. Do what feels right for you. The Inner Temple of Witchcraft has a nice initiation ritual, or go to you can find info there. Hope this helps. Email me for more info.

  5. wicca is very much a religion you must choose so i agree with TR do what fits you its a religion of many paths you must choose the path to fallow

  6. You would be wise to pick up a copy of The Soltiary Wiccan by Scott Cunningham…he had a wonderful style about him & his writing…motivates your own creative power…a must for good brain/spirit food!!!
    You are on a very personal adventure, but the above tid-bits of inspiration will prove very handy.
    Good Journey!!!

  7. MissE729 has got it right! That one book can easily meet all your Spiritual needs for the rest of your life. However, if you want to immerse yourself more deeply, read all books penned by Christopher Penzak.

  8. I am self-initiated. I couldn’t find a teacher or coven in my area, so I didn’t have a choice in the matter.
    You can make up your own by just doing what comes natural to you or use the self-initiation rituals found in Raymond Buckland’s ‘The Complete Guide to Witchcraft’ or Scott Cunningham’s ‘Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner’ or a modification of one of these rituals.
    If you haven’t already, you should write a “statement of purpose” of sorts (why you’ve chosen this path, why you want to be a witch, an expression of gratitude for being drawn to this path, vows that you will uphold, etc.) in your book of shadows and to be stated during your initiation ritual.
    Feel free to email me.

  9. Solitaries do dedication ceremonies. It’s purpose is you pledging your devotion and intention to your gods. How you do that is up to you.
    Initiation by definition is something that a group does to another person to welcome them into a group. You can’t invite yourself. That just doesn’t make any sense. As such, there’s no such thing as “self-initiation.” Covens initiate. Solitaries dedicate.

  10. Self-dedication is pretty straightforward for solitaries. Self-initiation usually involves forming your own coven, which is a horrible idea unless you’ve been practicing for a while.


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