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Term: skyclad


Skyclad: Naked, usually in ritual.
source: The Witch's Guide to Life, by Kala Trobe

Skyclad: A term used by Wiccans to indicate ritual nudity.
source: Modern Magick, by Donald Michael Kraig

Digambara: Literally “clothed with the directions of space; sky-clad” That is, wears nothing other than space; naked. The name of one of the two major sects of the Jain tradition wherein the males possess no property and wear no clothes. In some Tantric traditions, devotional or magickal rituals are performed digambara. It is theorized by some that Gerald Gardner may have used the term "skyclad" for ritual nudity in Wicca as a result of his years in India where he may have witnessed this.

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