If You're interested throw me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org
alternatively reply here. We've decided to 'bend tradition' a bit and offer coven membership over the web + initiation (obviously this bit's in person) at the end of it.
We're going to be holding webcam based path working meditations, and demonstrations via the pagan central chat room moot - since the previous organizer has resigned and no one has stepped forward.
The Course includes a bookclub style discussion on all items of the reading list each month. It's completely free, we're doing it just for the love. Here's the first year 'syllabus':
Write a 3000 word essay into the personal History of Gerald B. Gardner and present to coven/LY in person or via Web Cam.
Write a 3000 word essay into the origins of Wicca (key founding figures, level of detail is optional) and present as above.
Find out who wrote the Charge of the Goddess.
Reading List (obviously these will help with essay)
Aradia: Gospel of the witches Charles Leyland
The Witch Cult In Western Europe a Study in Anthropology Margaret Alice Murray
The Golden Bough - Sir James Frazer (you probably wont finish it, but have a go)
The Lesser Key of Solomon
The Discovery of Witches In Answer to Several Queries Lately - Matthew Hopkins
The Malleus Malefactum - Heinrich Kramer
High Magicks Aide - G.B. Gardner
Witchcraft Today - G.B. Gardner
The Meaning of Witchcraft - G.B. Gardner
The White Goddess - Robert Graves
Etruscan Roman Remains in Popular Tradition - Charles Leyland
Letters on demonology and Witchcraft - Sir Walker Scott
Liber 777 - Alastair Crowley
Twin Pillars (5 to 20 minutes per day objective to do it for 20 minutes without a stop watch)
Witches Meditation (5 to 20 minutes per day objective to do it for 20 minutes without a stop watch, you need to find your inner/patron god + your magickal name the name you go by that only god and you know)
Lesser Banishing Ritual Pentagrams (perform once every day until you feel you have the vibrations correct essentially the best pitch, rhythm, volume of the vocal parts)
Magick, Ritual & Divination
Learn the calling and invoking of each quarter off by heart
Learn the Witchs Rune off by heart
Learn the Invoking and Banishing Pentagrams
Create your own Witches Tools and know what they do, symbolise etc
Learn how to dress a candle
Basics of Cord Magick
Basics of Scrying
Know the Wheel of the year
Know the properties and correspondences of 7 essential oils
Know the properties and correspondences of 7 crystals
Know the properties and correspondences of 7 Herbs
Talk about what the Four Elements mean to you (an innate personal cultural perspective)
Write and work a simple spell
Know 7 correspondences for each quarter
Learn Theban and Futhark (The roman alphabet equivalents, their meanings and reverse
meanings you will need to be able to read and write it) then finally choose a system of runes to be your primary divination tool