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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 given tradition.

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.

 

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Doctrine of Signatures: The theory that flowers, herbs, plants and other living things have a unique quality or vibration.

Dowsing: The act of using a pendulum, or stick to locate a person, place, thing, or element. Dowsing can also be used to answer yes or no questions.

Dracomancer: A practitioner of magic who uses dragons in their workings.

Drake: A dragon, generally refers to a young one.

Drawing Down the Moon: An ancient Pagan ritual enacted at the Esbats to draw the power of the full moon. Commonly to empower yourself and unite with a particular deity usually a moon Goddess.

Drawing Down the Sun: Lesser-known and lesser-used companion ritual to Drawing Down the Moon in which the essence of the Sun God is drawn into the body of a male witch.

Dreamtime: The Shamanic concept of a world which parallels this one.

Dream Changing: Form of visual therapy. Dream Changing is a technique that involves attempting to turn unsatisfactory dreams into satisfying daydreams.

Dreamwork: Any systematic inquiry into or use of dreams with the purpose of healing or self-development.

Druidism: An ancient Celtic order of priests which has undergone a modern revival into neo-paganism.

Duality: The opposite of polarity. When used as a religious term, it separates two opposites such as good and evil and places those characteristics into two completely separate God-forms.

   
             
 
 

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