KIRAN ATMA: The Great Rite
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Paganism & Wicca - What Is The Great Rite?

The holy union of feminine and masculine energy is known as the Great Rite. 


  • In theory, every act of sexual intercourse might replicate the Great Rite, but the word generally refers to ceremonial sex for a specific goal, such as healing, fertility, or magic. 
  • To legitimate his claim to reign in several ancient civilizations (Sumeria, Celtic Ireland), the male monarch must yearly join with a certain Goddess, as channeled through the body of her priestess. 
  • Sacred prostitution and sex magic are both founded on this premise. 
  • The Great Rite is still practiced in certain contemporary spiritual groups, albeit it is now more typically represented symbolically than than literally—hence the ceremonial blade in the chalice.


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