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Can someone please explain what is a wiccaning and what the diff is from a baby blessing?

what is the difference? I am buying a Baby Blessing kit in a few months.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:51 PM on Oct. 25, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • a wiccaning is essentially the same as a Christianing

    a baby blessing is simply asking that the baby be blessed and welcomed to the new world.
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 10:54 PM on Oct. 25, 2009

  • Is a wiccaning hard to do and what do you need for it? Im a solitary wiccan. i dont want too or want to participate in a Coven.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:04 PM on Oct. 25, 2009

  • Google it.
    I'm not Wiccan and if i was to answer your question all i would do is google. There are things in many of the books that i have read, but again. I am not Wiccan so they did not hold much importance to me.

    Blessed Be.
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 11:21 PM on Oct. 25, 2009

  • Um okay lol. obviously i felt like asking here that is why i ASKED. i dont feel like googling at the moment. I will later but i wanted personal experiences from woman who did a wiccaning.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:27 PM on Oct. 25, 2009

  • wow so the stuff on the show charmed was real?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:35 PM on Oct. 25, 2009

  • We didn't do one because we feel that it's the child's place to choose their path. But I was present at the ones for my friends children. Here is a great basic paganing ritual...


    http://paganspath.com/magik/grimoire/paganrit.htm


    Of course you can personalize it any way you wish. Each one I have been to is a little bit different. But all in all it's fairly simple. Set up an alter, make a circle, enter the circle with the child, evoke, anoint, dedicate and present the child, close the ritual and release the circle...  Then enjoy your guests...

    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:40 PM on Oct. 25, 2009

  • Anon - SOME of what you saw on Charmed was pretty close to the real thing. But most of it was Hollywood at it best!
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:40 PM on Oct. 25, 2009

  • OP - Here are some other recources to check out...


    http://www.geocities.com/k_garber/wicpag.html - If you scroll down this has a link to a video as well... 


    http://www.babies.nhweddings.info/wiccaning.html


    http://www.herbalmusings.com/wiccaning-ritual.htm

    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:53 PM on Oct. 25, 2009

  • You don't have to belong to a coven to do a Wiccaning. You can present the child to the God and Goddess and have family and friends each give the child a blessing of their own.
    pnwmom

    Answer by pnwmom at 12:14 AM on Oct. 26, 2009

  • The thing is we have a small family and we live in separate states. it would just be me my husband and two daughters plus baby.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:32 AM on Oct. 26, 2009

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