Study Group/ CovenIf you are in the arlington tx area or will be my fiance and i are going to be starting a pagan study group. the purpose of this group is for the member to eventually become a coven. Our foundation will be ba
The Representative Council
i. Priestess(Mother) - First and foremost she is the chief representative of the Goddess energies at rituals. She guides coven projects and activities, coordinates ritual leadership, counseling, teaching, and administration duties, in company with the High Priest. She does not necessarily do these jobs herself always, but has the responsibility to see that they are apportioned fairly and done effectively. Badge of office: crescent Moon crown or coronet of candles. Mother - Coordinates ritual leadership and administration,
ii. Priest(Father) – First and foremost he is the chief representative of the God energies at rituals. He alongside the High priestess coordinates ritual leadership, counseling, teaching, and administration duties. Badge of office: horned headdress or animal mask.
iii. Maiden - Understudy to the High Priestess, and substitutes for her when necessary. Main administrative deputy, passing out information, collecting dues, letting people know when to meet and what to bring, etc. Badge of office may be a simple silver circlet or tiara.
iv. Summoner - Understudy to the High Priest, who substitutes for him when necessary. Main administrative deputy, passing out information, collecting dues, letting people know when to meet and what to bring, etc. Badge of office may be a blackthorn staff.
v. Council of Elders - A gathering of all the higher-rank initiates in the coven. They may function as advisors to the coven leaders, or may actually set policy, establish the budget etc. In the latter case, coven leaders are essentially executives responsible to the Elders. These include:
a. Scribe (secretary) - Keeps minutes of business meetings, handles correspondence under the direction of coven leaders. Badge of Eldership: Quill
b. Archivist (historian) - Keeps the coven Book of Shadows up to date, keeps files of coven projects and activities, rituals. These functions may be combined with the Scribe's job. Badge of Eldership: Scroll
c. Crone - Chief counselor to the Mother, and does a large share of teaching and individual counseling. May perform divination on questions of concern to the coven. Possibly a former "Mother" or High Priestess, experienced and skilled in magick, herbalism, etc. Badge of Eldership: Crone
d. Pursewarden (treasurer) - collects dues, keeps accounts, makes purchases, coordinates fund-raising projects. Badge of Eldership: Coin
e. Guardians - Assists in initiation rituals; in charge of safety & security at meetings and rituals. Indoors, checks locks and closes curtains; outdoors, finds safe places for rituals and posts sentries to warn off strangers approaching. Sets wards and arranges other magickal protection. Knows laws regarding freedom of religion and assembly, trespass ordinances etc. Badge of Eldership: Triquerta
f. Mistress-of, Master-of- (resource persons and teachers) - Any individual who has achieved great competency in a magickal skill may earn this title. They serve as a resource for the coven, and teach others. An initiate may choose to apprentice with any Mistress or Master. Fields:
i. Divinatory Arts (or sub-category, such as Tarot, Astrology, Dreamcraft, Scrying, ect). Badge of Mistress/Mastership: Crystal ball
ii. Herbalism (for healing, amulets/talismans, oils, incense). Badge of Mistress/Mastership: Parsley
iii. Healing Arts (including herbal healing, psychic healing, aromatherapy, Bach remedies, polarity balancing, healing with stones, color therapy,chakras etc.). Badge of Mistress/Mastership: Aloe
iv. Familiar Arts (magickal work with animals, totems, elementals, shapeshifting). Badge of Mistress/Mastership: Familiar of persons choice
v. Talismanic Arts (designing & creating talismans & amulets). Badge of Mistress/Mastership: talisman of persons choice
vi. Ritual Toolcraft (designing & creating ritual tools). Badge of Mistress/Mastership: Athame
vii. Runecraft (use of magickal alphabets).
viii. Necromancy (communication with, or evocation of, the dead). Badge of Mistress/Mastership: Hectate
ix. Psychic Skills (astral travel, telepathy, telempathy, clairvoyance, clairaudience, telekinesis, teleportation). Badge of Mistress/Mastership: Elven star
x. Incantation (Words of Power, charms, chants, mantras). Badge of Mistress/Mastership: Book of Shadows
Contact me if you are interested .
Note:there may be poly relationships. if you don't accept them don't bother contacting me?