Daemon: A Greek word for spirit.
Days of Power: Significant magical days around the year. Although usually referred to as Sabbats, there are other days throughout the year that can be considered days of power. These days can be triggered by astrological occurrences, your birthday, a woman’s menstrual cycle (also known as the Blood of the Moon), or your dedication/initiation anniversary.
Dedicant: A new witch in the period of study and apprenticeship before initiation. The traditional period for this is a year and a day.
Dedication: acceptance of Wicca /
paganism as a path and a vow to study and learn
the lore and information to become an adept.
Unlike the Initiation ceremony that brings one
into an order, the dedication of a Witch is that
process where the individual accepts the Craft
as their path, and vows to study and to learn
all that is necessary to reach adept-ship in a
Deity: a god or goddess (usually refers to the god and goddess pair in which a wiccan chooses to honor or call upon).
Degree: The level or status of a practitioner of magic. You must face various tests of knowledge and practical experience in order to progress to another degree within your tradition.
Deosil: Clockwise. Used often to describe movement in rituals. The opposite is Widdershins.
Deuterosophia: The term for ‘second sight’, derived from the Greek for ‘Second’ and ‘Wisdom.’
Dharma: The ultimate law, or doctrine, as taught by Buddha, which consists of the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.
Dirk: Ritual knife of the Scottish tradition.
Divination: The the art of using tools and/or symbols to gather information about the unknown by interpreting random patterns or symbols. Incorrectly referred to as "fortune telling". examples include: tarot cards, the I Ching, rune stones, staring (scrying) into water or fire, etc.