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Term: Great Rite

DEFINITION:
Expression introduced in Gardnerian Witchcraft and now adopted by many magickal traditions. It describes ritualized and spiritualized sexual intercourse. Originally, the male would function as the God on earth while the Female would function as the Goddess, thus this was a mating of deities. Over the years, this expression has evolved to mean any form of spiritualized sexuality.
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The Great Rite
THE GREAT RITE is a term for a sexual union, either actual or symbolic, that is usually part of the third-degree initiation ceremony in many Wiccan/Witchcraft Traditions. The Great Rite is the wedding of the masculine and feminine, the God and Goddess. It is considered a sacred act wherein the ...
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