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Thursday, 15 March 2007

How Do I Form A Coven

How Do I Form A Coven Cover Just as you shouldn't be in a big rush to find a teacher, you probably shouldn't
set right out to form a coven. Most Witches believe the coven bond to be a very
intense and serious one, one that applies on the Karmic as well as mundane
levels. Think of it as getting married -- you wouldn't marry the first person
you met who are interested in getting married too, would you?

Forming a circle, or a magical study group, is perhaps a better first step. It
can be on a relatively informal basis, and you and the other participants can
get to know each other while learning about the Craft together (as a matter of
fact, many covens are formed from study groups). The fun of this is that you
can meet more people who are interested in what you're interested in, and you
can all learn together, and maybe even develop a Tradition from the results of
your studies. (You can do this as a solitary, of course, but some people do
take more enjoyment in working with others. Once again, do what's right for

The steps for Contacting people to form a coven are much the same as finding
other pagans and Witches in your area. A word of advice, though: You may want
to leave your last name off, or get a P.O. box. Don't give out your number
(unless you have an answering machine). Advertising Yourself as being
interested in this sort of thing might attract, shall we say, undesirables.
Try writing such a notice so that those who are probably interested in similar
ideals will know what you're talking about without attracting the attention of
people who aren't. Even though *we* know that we're perfectly ethical and
legitimate, not everyone else does.

Downloadable books (free):

Austin Osman Spare - The Book Of Pleasure Or Self Love
Ona - The Dark Forces
Aleister Crowley - Snowdrops From A Curate Garden