|Homework: Begin by looking at the sample Dedicant Oath listed on page 133 of Our Own Druidry. It is possible that the Oath text on that page will be exactly what you’re looking for. More likely than not, though, it will be a source for good ideas and a starting point for your own. If you have a hearth culture, you might look up traditions in that culture for Oathing. If there is a deity who presides over oaths (such as Thor) or a tool that is often used for oaths (like a ring or a hammer), you might incorporate that into your rite. A quick search of the internet will doubtless turn up a great number of hits (and, of course, take those with a grain of salt).|
I am now working hard in writing my ADF Dedicant Oath. I have nothing to publish on this journal/blog at the moment, but I’ll post the text around Samhain, after I will have said my oath in the presence of members of the Red Maple Grove. I know that Druidry is indeed one of my spiritual paths and I feel truly connected with the ADF tradition. I have to problem making an oath to Druidry as I know this path will stay with me forever. I just choose to not be only dedicated to Druidry. Druidry is indeed my primary path when I celebrate the High Days, thus, I also choose to include folk magick (witchcraft) to my own practices, and I celebrate the full moons and the dark moons.
This week, I’m going to revise the sample ADF Dedicant Oath and surely reword it into my own words, or add/remove text. I prefer using a personal text that will resonate with me instead of an existing text that I only have to read.