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General Topics => General Chat => Topic started by: FairyMom on August 21, 2014, 03:38:57 PM

Title: Wiccaning?
Post by: FairyMom on August 21, 2014, 03:38:57 PM
So... I just had my baby boy 3 months ago. He is so magical. Very intuitive and responsive for his age!

Anyways, coming from Italian families, my fiance and I were being pressured into getting the baby baptized. Unfortunately,  my fiance's family is unaware of my wiccan/pagan beliefs as well as my fiancĂ©'s acceptance of it. My mother and I are both pagan/wiccan... so my family knows my beliefs.
My fiance and I canceled the baptism because I want my boy to grow and choose his religious path on his own. I also don't believe in the Christian reasoning behind baptisms.

I have heard of wiccanings, similar to a baptism, is anyone familiar with them? I know my fiancé's family will not approve of this but this is what we want for our child.
Title: Re: Wiccaning?
Post by: Ghost Wolf on August 21, 2014, 04:03:08 PM
Such ceremonies are more for the benefit of the parents, than the child. The Wiccaning is more benign than a Christening, in that you are not consigning the child's soul to a particular god, just presenting it to the Gods and to the community. I personally would not, but if it makes you feel better, go ahead.
Title: Re: Wiccaning?
Post by: dragonspring on August 21, 2014, 09:22:23 PM
GW might should have mentioned that he is not a Wiccan... :whistle:  I would think that if I were young enough to present him with a child, I would be likely to want to present him/her to our kindred and ask for the blessings of the gods and vaetter.  Nothing wrong with strengthening the childs haminja (luck) IMO.
Title: Re: Wiccaning?
Post by: FairyMom on August 22, 2014, 04:24:07 PM
I see what you mean GW... And dragonspring that was my intention. Just presenting him.  However, it truly isn't necessary. I guess I will look into it more and decide.  Seems like it would be more of a celebration than anything too serious! Anything to celebrate such a wonderful baby! :)