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Glossary of Wiccan, Neo-Pagan and Occult Terminology

LIBATION

This is an act of honouring a deity by offering a portion of wine and other liquids.   In modern Witchcraft libations are usually given with wine following moon rituals.   Each member pours out a small portion of wine from a chalice upon the ground as they look upward toward the moon.   In some traditions remnants of the ritual meal, such as cookies, or pieces of cake, are tossed toward the moon as an additional offering.   In the closing, the members perform the custom of "kissing the hand" to the moon, which involves kissing the left hand and raising it to the moon.   A modern version of the older custom is "throwing a kiss" to the moon.

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One of the major problems with 'defining' Paganism and/or its beliefs and practices is that it is an 'organic' movement, in that it is undergoing constant change and re-evaluation from within, and as such any 'one-size-fits-all' approach to understanding Paganism will be found wanting.

Due to the very 'organic' nature of Paganism, and the many differing Paths and Traditions within it, in many cases no one definition may be universally accepted by all Pagans.   Therefore, where such cases of possible conflicting and/or contradictory meanings of certain terms occur I have endevoured to give not only the generally accepted meaning, but also any major 'variations' in belief and/or practice.

Christians who believe this difference in meaning of certain key terms, beliefs and practices to be unique to Paganism need to remember that such conflicts also arise within the Body of Christ - the Church.   Take for instance the differing practices amongst Christians concerning Baptism and the different attitudes towards women in the clergy.

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