o what is the Great Rite of the Witches? Much have been written on what exactly is the so called Great Rite of the Witches. Judging from the source of information we can actually understand why did – or still do – try to manipulate the public opinion of a very important and powerful Rite.
The Great Rite of Witchcraft
So although there were many who claimed to know the truth about the Great Rite describing very different versions of this core-Ritual, the truth is only one: The Great Rite of the Witchcraft is the actual or symbolic sexual intercourse of the Male and Female Divine powers.
The Great Rite is traditionally performed on the 1st of May for the Northern Hemisphere or 1st of November for the Southern Hemisphere (Beltane) or 30th of April/Northern – 31st of October/Southern (Beltane’s eve), a day of tremendous arcane Magical Power, utilised for Millenia by priests, priestesses, mages, witches and every day people by all over the world. The 1st of May (Beltane in the Celtic tradition and in WICCA) is a sacred Sabbath right in the middle of the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice. This is considered a Magical Day of intense sexuality. A day most appropriate for sex magic and fertility spells.
The two Principles of the Material World, the Male and the Female are celebrated in their divine marriage, the Hieros Gamos (Ιερός Γάμος). In some traditions the Male principle is identified as the Horned God who lusts for the Maiden Goddess longing to consummate the marriage. This sexual intercourse is often reproduced in fancy Sexual Magic rituals of actual sex (!!!) of the High Priest and the High Priestess, or even with the participation of members of the covens and worshippers.
The Great Rite of the Witchcraft is the actual or symbolic sexual intercourse of the Male and Female Divine powers.
If we try to “peel the onion” of this Ritual we will be amazed by the plurality of the symbolism. Male and Female, Yin and Yang, Light and Darkness, Life and Death. The Horned God is the World’s Libido,