invocation- The ritual "calling-in" of an entity (or energies) higher than human, either for communication with the caller through a medium or by visible manifestation or else to enter into a human body as in the Drawing Down the Moon. In some traditions, a Prayer.
lammas- August 1st. Witch Festival. The Old Celtic name for this festival is Lughnassadh. It is the Festival of the First Fruits, and is the first of the 3 harvests. This festival also marks the change of the Threefold Goddess energies from that of Mother to Crone.
maiden- An appointment held by one of the women of the coven. She is virtually the assistant High Priestess. This term is also the descriptive term used to describe the first of the aspects of the Threefold Goddess Energies (Maiden, Mother, and Crone). It is traditionally associated with the Waxing Moon, and the period from Imbolc (Candlemas) to Beltane (May eve) where the energies are those of initiating, beginning, and creation.
old religion- another name for the Craft.
paganing/ wiccaning- Presentation of an infant to the Circle and to the Gods.
pentacle- a disc shaped talisman; in particular, the metal disc which represents the earth element among the witch's working tools.
pentagram- The five-pointed star. With a single point uppermost, it represents the human being. Inverted, with two points uppermost, it can have Satanist associations; but not necessarily. Some traditions of Wicca use the inverted pentagram to signify an initiate of the second degree.
quarters- The North, East, South, and West parts of a magickal circle or other ritual area. (See also "Watchtowers")
rede- rule or law.
sabbath- one of the Eight festivals or high holy days of Wicca.
salamander- an entity that dwells in the realm of Fire.
samhain- The festival of remembrance for the dead, held on the eve of Nov. 1st. It is the last of the three harvests. This festival also marks the transition of rulership of the "Wheel of the Year from that of the Goddess to that of the God.
scrying- divination, usually using such methods as crystal gazing, or divination via incense smoke, or water as opposed to tarot or other manipulative means.
spell- a prayer, or verbal direction of magickal energies toward the accomplishment of some goal.
summoner- The male officer of the coven who corresponds to the Maiden. He is the assistant High Priest.
sylph- an "entity" or "elemental" that dwells in the plane of Air or is associated with the AIR Element.
tradition- any of the various "sects" of Wicca such as Gardnerian, Alexandrian, Georgian, Seax, etc.
undine- an "entity" or "elemental" that dwells in the plane of Water or is associated with the WATER Element.