Initiation is a rite of passage ceremony marking entrance or acceptance into a group or society. An initiation or inauguration ceremony in a spiritual sense can mark a new beginning, the taking of new spirituality, perhaps Cosmic Responsibility. Often a ceremony is necessary to mark the fact that we have succeeded in one thing and can now move on, putting that knowledge to the test in the outside world. To be dreaming of such a ceremony indicates that we can be pleased with ourselves and what we have achieved, that we have literally inaugurated a different way of being, and can now move forward into the future. We have many opportunities to make new beginnings, and initiation in that it indicates a change of status is one such symbol. This may be important to us in terms of either personal growth or within the work situation. To dream that we are being given such an honour means we can receive acclaim for something that we have done, for our ability to make the transition from the lesser to the greater. Rites of passage often require a formal acknowledgement and this may well be reflected in dreams. By tradition, initiation for men is more overt and physical, whilst for women it is more intuitive.