In respect for the recent passing of Raymond Buckland, a prolific author and one of the first to write about Paganism within the USA, I began to read “The Tree” which was published in the 1970s.
Within I found a very nice history, which explained how the Saxon and Roman influences intertwined, and a very nice self-dedication ritual, which I feel is easily adapted for use when refocusing energies toward the drinking cup (cornucopia) instead of the blade (saex).
The ritual may then change to mention “the divine masculine, who is known as Woden and many other names and the divine feminine, who is known as Freya and many other names”.
As a protective warning, the shedding of tears, rather than the spilling of blood, and the pouring of water from the drinking cup as a ritual offering also seem appropriate, in my opinion.
Many thanks and blessings to Raymond Buckland for all he has willingly shared from the works which are approved for sharing with the public.
Peace and Rest, for one who has so well fulfilled his life’s purpose. We should all be so lucky.