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PostSubject: Re: Young Coven?   Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:04 am

One cannot be Wiccan unless part of a Wiccan Coven Smile Judging by your age, I would say you were not Wiccan, but Wiccanesque Smile Sorry, just thought I'd mention that Smile lol Welcome to MM by the way cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Young Coven?   Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:27 am

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One cannot be Wiccan unless part of a Wiccan Coven Smile Judging by your age, I would say you were not Wiccan, but Wiccanesque Smile Sorry, just thought I'd mention that Smile lol Welcome to MM by the way cheers

Thank you for that (info and welcome)
i did try to form my own small coven when i was in year 7 with friends, had to move though No ... i had plans, found a nice forest circle and everything!
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PostSubject: Re: Young Coven?   Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:34 am

Setting up a coven at 11 years old??! I thought you weren't even that interested in it!? Sheesh! lol Well, lets hope your taste for magic comes back!

P.s. how can you set up a coven? Was anyone who was participating initiated?
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PostSubject: Re: Young Coven?   Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:50 am

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Setting up a coven at 11 years old??! I thought you weren't even that interested in it!? Sheesh! lol Well, lets hope your taste for magic comes back!

P.s. how can you set up a coven? Was anyone who was participating initiated?

well, there was me, and a couple of female friends in my year, then there was my friend who lived near me (9 at the time) and her sister(even younger) we wanted an age restriction, but of course made an exception to the sister. that would have been the core. then we could let anyone we found (and were able to be good friends with) about it.. but it didnt really get to that stage.
i was pretty interested in it, i just didnt know very much about the boundaries of magick, say alot of the terms used i had never heard of etc, even pagan i thought was the same as wicca (or never heard of it till i studied more on it)
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PostSubject: Re: Young Coven?   Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:59 am

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well, there was me, and a couple of female friends in my year

You were all initiated? P.s. I am making this a new thread Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Young Coven?   Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:05 am

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Jaska wrote:
well, there was me, and a couple of female friends in my year

You were all initiated? P.s. I am making this a new thread Smile

well, us three were the ones to start it up, if thats what you meant by the word 'initiated' Razz
here is the leaflet i made for it XD
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PostSubject: Re: Young Coven?   Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:11 am

Initiated by a full Wiccan: someone who is part of a coven. If you aren't an initiated witch, you can start a witch club or group that is Wiccanesque, but not a Wiccan Coven if you aren't initiated. No one would have the authority to lead, and Wicca is a very hierarchial (sic) religion

P.s. the leaflet is cool....20p entrance for a coven: I liked it!! lol
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PostSubject: Re: Young Coven?   Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:15 am

Logmadr wrote:
Initiated by a full Wiccan: someone who is part of a coven. If you aren't an initiated witch, you can start a witch club or group that is Wiccanesque, but not a Wiccan Coven if you aren't initiated. No one would have the authority to lead, and Wicca is a very hierarchial (sic) religion

P.s. the leaflet is cool....20p entrance for a coven: I liked it!! lol

agh, well! i think i did initiate myself and one of my friends, but that would only be in mind Razz I see what you mean about the authority and such - (and i wanted to be the high preistess of it as well) haha

kehe, and not the side note on the map: 'warning-map is not accurate!' XD that did make me laugh
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PostSubject: Re: Young Coven?   Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:22 am

Self-initiation counts for nothing in serious Wicca: sorry to tell you this but no-one sees it as a really initiation. You could know nothing and still be "initiated". Maybe, if you are serious about becoming Wiccan, you could read up on more about it and find a coven: there are quite a few in Weston that would probably be willing to teach you at least Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Young Coven?   Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:25 am

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Self-initiation counts for nothing in serious Wicca: sorry to tell you this but no-one sees it as a really initiation.
I do understand that, i did mention
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but that would only be in mind


the only problem with becoming part of a true coven, is that I have less free time now, with college and aikido and work (sometimes)

thanks for the input anyhow Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Young Coven?   Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:33 am

Your welcome, and if you aren't looking into joining a coven, how about The Charges? There's information on it here >> http://merrymoot.justboard.net/events-and-more-f26/teenage-esoteric-support-group-t206.htm

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PostSubject: Re: Young Coven?   Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:42 am

Logmadr wrote:
Your welcome, and if you aren't looking into joining a coven, how about The Charges? There's information on it here >> http://merrymoot.justboard.net/events-and-more-f26/teenage-esoteric-support-group-t206.htm

See ya Wink

sounds interesting, thanks Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Young Coven?   Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:58 pm

Just to explain what is actually meant by a Wiccan coven:

A coven following Gerald Gardner's teaching (Gardnerian Wicca) can only be created by a member of an existing coven who has reached the third degree of initiation, any coven claiming to Gardnerian must be able to demonstrate it’s linage back to Gerald Gardner himself.
Gardnerian Wicca is a mystery religion and any members are sworn to secrecy, very much like Freemasonry from which Gardner drew much of his inspiration. Gardnerian Wicca is highly ritualised and always requires the active participation of all the members, for that reason Gardnerians are very careful about vetting new members and will never advertise or offer to train people for a fee. Those wishing to join a Gardnerian coven are best advised to take an active part in Pagan life while making your wishes known, if you are lucky you will be approached by a coven member and invited to join. New coven members are expected to train for a year and a day before they become initiated, very few trainees make it this far hence there are few true Gardnerian covens in existence.

Alexandrian Wicca follows most of the tenants of Gardnerian except they do not have the same vow of secrecy, several books exist giving details of Alexandrian rituals and rituals, the most famous being Janet & Stewart Farrar’s “Witches Bible”. Like Gardnerian an Alexandrian coven will be run by a High Priest or Priestess trained in an existing coven and all covens will be able to trace their linage back to Alex Saunders who in turn was trained by Gerald Gardner. most Alexanderian covens are in America, but a few exist in Europe

In the 1990s Llewellyn Publishing recognising a gap in the market commissioned several authors to write books suggesting that it was possible to initiate yourself into the Wiccan religion, this is completely false, but has gained much popularity among the younger generations, later Llewellyn books have mixed New Age ideas and Self Initiation Wicca to create the modern interpretation that Wicca is all about Nature worship.
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PostSubject: Re: Young Coven?   Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:04 pm

That you very much for the clear definitions Amberlady! Much appreciated. x
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PostSubject: Re: Young Coven?   Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:17 pm

I forgot to add that Wiccan covens usualy have a minimun age of 21 although I understand some have now lowered this to 18 .
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PostSubject: Re: Young Coven?   Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:11 pm

Personally I prefer a less stuctured practise. Obviously this strict level of training and rules will help people greatly to further their knowledge and I think that can be great. However, this reminds me of why I don't like to stick to a singular religion, rather take what I can from all of them to develop my own set of beliefs.(All due respect to those who can commit themselves so fully to Wicca, or any other religion for that matter, just not for me). Smile
Also on a side note, I think that it so sweet about starting a coven at the age of nine! I thought I started practising magick when I was young!- 12/13yrs, but that was out of necessity rather than a particular interest (though obviously grew to this hence my presense here!) Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Young Coven?   Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:19 pm

Solvo Phasmatis wrote:

Also on a side note, I think that it so sweet about starting a coven at the age of nine! I thought I started practising magick when I was young!- 12/13yrs, but that was out of necessity rather than a particular interest (though obviously grew to this hence my presense here!) Very Happy

9? it was about 11/12 when i thought it up.. just that a friend of mine was 9 so i decided the restriction was there XD
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PostSubject: Re: Young Coven?   Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:36 pm

My mistake! Smile 11 is still very young though! What first got you interested?
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PostSubject: Re: Young Coven?   Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:51 pm

Solvo Phasmatis wrote:
My mistake! Smile 11 is still very young though! What first got you interested?

i cant remember exactly... i liked the idea of having powers, i beleived i could throw flames from my hand (still do:P) and acted like i worshipped the devil in primary school...
i think its one of those things of the imagination, like beleiving that the half frozen water you have is a healing potion, etc... i cant pinpoint an exact moment on becoming interested, as with anything, it graduaklly eases into your life Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Young Coven?   Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:02 pm

I have found that alot of people started to be interested in magick because of imagination and publised ideas of powers from the media. Of course due to this many people either lose interest or try but never get anywhere when it comes to the real thing. However, I personally found that the real power out there is far more wonderful and fulfilling than anything on tv. The simple beauty of meditation, the feeling of a spell coming together, the connection with your serounding and yourself..... I could ramble on for ages but I think you get the drift! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Young Coven?   Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:09 pm

Solvo Phasmatis wrote:
I have found that alot of people started to be interested in magick because of imagination and publised ideas of powers from the media. Of course due to this many people either lose interest or try but never get anywhere when it comes to the real thing.

i evry much agree, but me being me, i tend to research alot on anything that i pick an interest in, and from there my interest grows more...
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PostSubject: Re: Young Coven?   Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:07 pm

What was the goal of this coven? What did you hope to accomplish?
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PostSubject: Re: Young Coven?   Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:13 pm

At the age she was, probably some harmless imaginative fun. But things like that do stretch the knowledge of the unknown... You know; you get into something innocently at first, but when you start reading about it and researching into it you start taking it seriously. I know of loads of kids that did that (or at least similar). It pretty much makes sure you start adulthood with an open mind and an education that spands beyond what you can learn in school (which is exactly what's needed in the world today, to be honest).

- Not calling you a kid, Jaska (just refering to your younger days).
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PostSubject: Re: Young Coven?   Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:18 am

ironwolf wrote:
What was the goal of this coven? What did you hope to accomplish?

I dont remember what i wanted to accomplish, but from the motivation i had, i guess to expand my own interest along with everyone else's... meeting people i wouldnt normally know... hearing their ideas and experiences in conjunction with my own, and my friends...

and the fact i was on my way to becoming part of a successful grouping that was my/my friends idea.
watching our ideea becoming a reality i guess...

VII wrote:
It pretty much makes sure you start adulthood with an open mind and an education that spands beyond what you can learn in school (which is exactly what's needed in the world today, to be honest).

My primary school was a 'church of england' and of course, many would become christians as they live, and so, i guess i wanted to be different (as if i wasnt different enough anyway)
also, i agree with the open-mindedness... especially down in farnham - a large majority were so snobbish there
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