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(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Meaning to make sacred, it is an act by which the profane is dedicated to the gods. It differs from a blessing in that it is irrevocable, constituting a transformation in the essence of the item or person. Repetition would be unnecessary. In this sense, any area used by Witches remains consecrated even after the ritual is over, the circle has been opened, and the participants have left.

Consecration is done with water to which salt has been added (making it "holy water") and with incense. It can also be done with holy oil, or chrism.

Witches consecrate all their working tools, such as the athamé, sword, wand, pentacle, the circle in which they meet and the participants within that circle. Anything and anyone so consecrated is dedicated to the service of the gods.

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Earlier the consecration of a new church on Katchathievu has been postponed by Jaffna Catholic diocese after the demise of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on the 5th night.
The consecration service at Coventry Cathedral on May 25, 1962
This new understanding of the moment of consecration cements the relationship between celebrant and community.
Robert Gahl, a moral theologian at the Pontifical Holy Cross University in Rome, said the planned consecration incurs automatic excommunication for both Williamson and Faure.
And so, in our act of consecration, we are telling God, 'You have made us Your own and we are totally Yours.
The consecration brought out four former Qu'Appelle bishops, two Church of England bishops, the Roman Catholic archbishop, 16 other Anglican bishops and representatives from other Christian denominations.
Although the ritual for consecration to a life of virginity lived in the world has similarities to the diaconal ordination ritual, I here focus on three monastic ceremonies: for consecration of a virgin combined with monastic profession (Benedictine), for monastic profession alone (Benedictine, Cistercian, Carthusian), and for consecration of a virgin performed some time after monastic profession (Carthusian).
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Our study on the topic of Rab gnas naturally prods us to look into the historical and teleological background to Buddhist consecration in general and its application within the Tibetan tradition.