Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Oft asked questions answered


We often get emails from other pagans out there in our area who are interested in our circle and maybe wishes to join one day. As we often find out, many are simply just new to the craft and don't really have the knowledge yet to understand certain key wiccan terms. Lots of questions are always welcome but I wonder if I can't just list a few of the oft asked questions and answer them here so prospective students can have a better understanding of how our coven works and runs. Here goes...

1) We are a traditional-minded coven (think Gardnerian Wicca). YES, we do work skyclad during closed circles. If this offends you, then you are looking at the wrong circle to join.
2) We do have open circles if the need arises, we have no problem with eclectics or any of the newer wiccan fads, we just won't change ours.
3) Although the circle has their own god/dess that we use, you are encouraged to have your own personal deities if you wish.
4) We try and follow the year and a day calender for students but we don't see a need to work off some calender date exclusively.
5) We do have a priest and a priestess. They do not think they are god nor do they act like they are. An initiated witch is the same as any other. We don't do ego's here.
6) We only do one degree and one initiation. I just don't feel I am qualified to tell another what "degree" some witch is. We feel that once the basics are covered and trust is established, initiate and allow the witch to grow on their own. You can't degree experience...
7) If you have body image issues or christian baggage hanging off ya, then you are not ready for traditional witchcraft, sorry...
8) Yes, we laugh a lot in circle, you should to.
9) There is absolutely nothing to worry about, perfect love and perfect trust...
10) Learn the Charge of the Goddess, its a wealth of knowledge...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014