Like many other spiritual traditions, the Ordo Aeternus Vovin uses initiation as the process for conferring a degree upon a candidate. Initiations are as old as humankind itself. They are rituals in their own rite and by going through an initiation, the candidate experiences a type of rebirth. The initiation sets them apart from the rest of their community, celebrates their achievement and passes onto the candidate the current of the order's energy.
Initiation also involves taking an oath. In the case of the OAV, the candidate oaths to respect the order and protect it and the order oaths to support and assist the candidate on his spiritual journey.
Initiation rituals are secret. This is by design as part of the purpose of an initiation is to jolt the consciousness into a new way of thinking. Other initiates will often share the thoughts and feeling that initiation stirred within them, but they do not share the details of the ritual itself.
Only initiates of 3rd degree or higher may perform initiations. As a result, candidates may need to travel until such a time that they attain the third degree or another initiate in their local body attains the third degree.