I'm new here, and I have a question, and its a dumb one but bear with me please. I've been studying Wicca for about 2 to 3 months, I'm not looking to dedicate myself just yet, since I am currently signing myself for the Air Force, I've been reading Scott Cunningham's "Wicca a Guide for the Solitary Practitioner". Now when I feel the time is right can I make up my own self dedication rite/ritual and it doesn't have to be all fancy? I was called ignorant and "transparent" by some guy and that I have to do it a way that was "passed down by generations etc etc.". I would appreciate the help, thank you for your time.
while it's nice to have a ritual that's been passed down it doesn't have to be. it's just a ceremony, what it needs is your faith and whole hearted belief that this is the right path for you, and Wicca completes you as a person. without it, you're just reading some words off a piece of paper. my first self dedication was very simple, i had a salt water bath to cleanse me, after casting the circle i then told the Lord and Lady in my own words, why i felt Wicca was right for me, and i asked for their guidance. that's it. you can do another one later down the road if you want it more fancy, but it's not needed.