Dedicant Path Week 2 – The First Oath

1 04 2013

The second week of the ADF Dedicant Path “Through the Wheel of the Year” Supplement asks us to do a ritual and to make an Oath. I chose to do use the one from the guide….

“I, before this assembly, declare myself to be a Pagan, a seeker of the Old Ways, a worshipper of the Elder Gods.

With this holy oath I set my foot upon the path, the Druid’s Way, and I vow to make my dedication plain.

I vow to seek virtue in my life, to do right by my kin, my friends and my community, I vow to make my Paganism real, by keeping the rites and works that call to me.

I vow to deepen my understanding of the Ways through study to fill my mind with the truth of the Elder Paths.

These things I swear to the Gods, with those gathered here as my witnesses. So be it.”

Русский: Чертово городище (Козельск)

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Afterwards I did a divination by pulling three tarot cards using the Wildwood Tarot. The three cards were: –

The World Tree (upside down) = Opposite of – Universal Mind, Primal Source of Creation, Natural Balance, Recognition, Ending Journey, Reward

The Wheel = Weaving Fate, Cycle of Life, Karma and Cosmic Law, Reincarnation, Wheel of Fortune

The Page of Stones (Lynx) (upside down) = Opposite of – Study/Scholarship, Starting Out, Carefulness, Reflection, Observing Others, Meditation.

My interpretation of the divination (as two cards are upside down so they mean their opposites) is – a journey is starting but its a natural progression, a fate that I got to based on what has come before in my life. I must be careful not to emphasise the scholarly to the detriment of actual practice though.

I have no idea if that’s a correct interpretation but it’ll do for a first attempt at this. I’m thinking of getting some runes or oghams to make things a bit simpler in taking omens.