Baa`wa is bowing in relation to Viadescioism. It is the act of lowering the torso and head in direction to another person or symbol. This bow is done at 30 degrees, and this is primarily used in order to show:

  • Respect
  • Deference
  • Veneration
  • Apology
  • Greeting
  • Saying goodbye
  • Expressing deep gratitude
  • Asking for a favor
  • Showing appreciation
  • Are used to begin and end practice
  • When entering or leaving sacred spaces
  • Thanking someone
  • Appreciation

Baa`wa is a technique that pushes out the kna of the individual towards a specific thing, connecting themselves to it, and giving that something kna. In rituals it can be used in order to give kna to specific things quickly, or can be a way of acknowledging the presence of another construct or entity. This is usually done at the beginning, and end of ritual, or while entering Sacred Space. It’s a physical technique that allows you to show humility and respect while giving kna, and is a technique that is never done without thinking about it, allowing it to always be a technique based in your will. This can be combined with the hand signs, or with chanting in order to make a form of practice which sends out kna of a specific type.

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