Sable Aradia
Diane Morrison, Writer

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The Witch's Eight Paths of Power #8 - Great Rite Add Video

Gerald Gardner's Book of Shadows delineates eight different methods of creating magick. The eighth path, "the Great Rite" is a ritual act of sexual intercourse between two people, usually the High Priestess & High Priest of the coven, representing the Goddess & God. The Great Rite can be enacting symbolically (usually with a chalice and athame) as well as "in Actual." This video covers the history and origins of the Great Rite, the Hieros Gamos "sacred marriage" archetype, Drawing Down the Moon & Sun (aspecting the Goddess or God through oneself, a form of trance channelling,) the "left hand path" of Tantra, the Gnostic Mass, Western sex magick, and sacred prostitution as a holy path of the Goddess. For more information, check out the "Workshops & Classes" page.

Music Credits: "Drawing Down the Moon" by Gaia Consort, "Fairy Dances" by Elven. The use of these songs is not intended to challenge copyright. I encourage you to check out the music of some of my favourite musical artists!

Posted by Sable Aradia on January 23, 2011 at 8:14 PM 2414 Views

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Reply fairy willow
4:54 AM on September 26, 2011 
Great video. The artwork and music really add to the explanation of the Great Rite.