Welcome to the world of Wikkjaz practices. These fun-loving rituals are for the purpose of spreading true, heartfelt love around the world. They are happy celebrations of spirit-dual awakening. Rituals as a rule are a fundamental part of the human experience, spanning across cultures and societies throughout history. They serve various purposes and are followed for a variety of reasons. Here are some words on why we follow our practices.
Rituals provide a sense of meaning and purpose to individuals and communities. They often mark important life events such as births, weddings, and deaths, giving significance to these transitions and fostering a sense of connection to something greater than ourselves. The practice of Wikkjaz rituals provides a shared experience that reinforces a desire for healing and change towards our mother earth, cultural values and norms, and traditions, creating a sense of unity and identity among the participants.
Rituals can have a profound impact on our emotional and psychological well-being and they are so much fun to do. They offer comfort, stability, and a sense of control in uncertain or challenging times. By providing a structured and predictable framework, rituals can help reduce anxiety, create a sense of order, and offer solace during times of grief or hardship. They can also give an individual the ability to reach the heart of many through a spirit-dual connection.
The practice of Wikkjaz rituals is for the purpose of transcendence and connection to the things that matter deeply within. Many rituals are rooted in spiritual beliefs, allowing individuals to connect with the sacred or divine. Wikkjaz rituals provide a channel for transcendental experiences, allowing people to access a deeper level of universal consciousness, find inner peace and explore their own unique spirit-duality.
Wikkjaz celebrates five rituals each year. This is done as a mark of gratitude to honour the passing of each season, and to strengthen our connection to four vital elements: earth, air, fire and water. The fifth ritual is solely for the purpose of giving back universal spirit for the benefit of all life forms on earth. This ritual is performed within a circle and an oath of light is taken (Wikkjaz Lore). All inner wisdom that has been gained through each element over the cycle of a year is then projected back to the universe as a powerful support system.
The oath of light is performed either on the 31st of October, or the first full moon of November. Both date markers represent the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. It is the time when the veil between the physical and spiritual realms are thinnest, allowing for spirit-dual connection to cross over into the human realm. Samhain, the 31st of October also symbolizes the Wiccan New Year, the cycle of life and death, representing a transition from the light half of the year to the dark half.
Before the spread of Christianity, many cultures across the world celebrated similar festivals during late October and early November, which had spiritual and seasonal significance. For example, the Roman festival of Feralia honored the spirits of the dead, and the Pomona festival in ancient Rome was associated with harvest and fertility. Additionally, the Gaelic festival of Samhain itself has similarities to other harvest festivals celebrated by various cultures.
In summary, while Samhain is a prominent celebration associated with October 31st, the historical and cultural significance of this date as a sacred spiritual day for rituals goes beyond Samhain. It has roots in ancient Celtic practices, as well as other cultural observances and it influences the rich tapestry of spiritual and supernatural associations surrounding this date.