This paper deals with the core of the Wiccan religion—the small group based practices which define Wicca as an initiatory Mystery religion practiced by clergy. The hieros gamos ritual, called by Wiccans The Great Rite , is a ritual of sexual magic involving intercourse between the Goddess of fertility, embodied by Her Priestess, and Her Consort, present in the Priest. It is an egalitarian erotic mystical path open to both genders and all sexual interests, most often expressed as heterosexual, valuing sexuality and the female body and challenging the sexual power dynamics in Western culture. The paper begins by outlining the theology and history of the Great Rite, Wiccan ritual in general and the Rite, then excerpts from primary documents of Priestesses and Priests reporting on their experiences of the Rite, before concluding.
Sex Magic or Sacred Marriage? Sexuality in Contemporary Wicca
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Rik Worth 20th November Witchcraft has always had a strong association with feminism. While most other religions work within a patriarchal structure and place women behind men, Wicca teaches a balance between male and female and even has Goddess sect with a specific focus on feminine divinity. No doubt millennial witches are influenced by pop culture milestones like the cult movie The Craft and TV shows like Charmed and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
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