Glossary of Magical Terms, Spells and Rituals


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By Morningbird

To consecrate something is to make it holy and dedicate it to the service of the divine. This may be done to an area as in creating sacred space, a ceremonial tool or offering or a person, such as clergy.

Often an item is cleansed using water or smoke first and then consecrated through a ceremony involving a declaration that this item (person, place or thing) is dedicated to the service of a specific God or group of Gods or a sacred purpose.

The word Consecrate is often used synonymously with the word Sanctify.

See: Gathering Your Magickal Toolkit

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