Novice Application and Expectations

Novice Application
Applications will be accepted anytime

You must be 18 years old to apply to be a student. Anyone under the age of 18 years old has to have a parent/guardian write to me from their own email address after they have read the application and/or want me to answer any questions about The Craft and/or myself they may have.
Before we accept anyone as a student we ask them to answer the following questions. Please scroll down to read what we expect from our novices and what they can expect from us before answering and emailing Lady Beltane your application. Send it to covenlifeascoven@gmail.com. The Novice Course is $30.00 USD payable upon your application being accepted.We do can the fee in three payments if you can not afford to pay the $30.00 at one time. This is on a person by person bases decided by LAdy Beltane. This fee covers all novice lessons, coven gatherings, 1 on 1 help from Lady Beltane and/or our coven Elders, helping to keep this website and chat room going. The $30.00 is nonrefundable in any part if you decide to quit lessons or are dropped for not meeting the expectations of a novice. Use DONATE button on Homepage to make you class fees payment, please. Thank you!

Novice Applicantion Questions:

What country or state you live in?

How old are you?

Why do you want to study The Craft with this coven?

Have you studied any tradition of The Craft before? If so, what tradition and for how long?

Have you ever been part of any type of Coven or Grove?

Have you read the rest of this post and understand what we expect from our novices?

Do you have any questions about the expectations of our novices?

If any of the expectations are not met you will be dropped from the novice course!

Email your answer to covenlifescoven@gmail.com One of the Elders will reply as soon as possible to let you know if you have been accepted or not.

We expect all lessons to be done in order and completed before sending them to us. One of the Elders will then review it and email you back with any corrections that need to be made and/or if further research is needed on any of the questions or we will email your next lesson out as soon as you can start on it. The lessons are like bricks in a foundation of a building if you miss putting a brick in somewhere or do not do it in the correct order the whole foundation is weak. When practicing magick there can be no weak spots in your foundation or your magick may hurt you or someone or something else somewhere in the universe. Email every lesson in its own email with the “Subject” line having the lesson number in it.

Even if you do not have a lesson ready to turn in we expect a short email every week from every student just so we can keep in contact all you really have to say is hi. If we do not hear from you for two weeks in a row we will believe you no longer wish to study with us and remove you from the class email list. We realize there are times health issues or emergencies happen for this reason we will keep your file for two more weeks for a total of 4 weeks before deleting you completely. If this happens please write to us or ask someone to write for you so we know you are still interested and if the coven can be of any help. If at any time during your 1 year and 1-day novice study period you chose to quit studying with us, we would appreciate an email letting us know you are exiting the classes and coven and if you want to give us a reason as to why you are exiting that would be great. The Elders are available by email or to meet in the chat room if you need help with a lesson or have any questions about The Craft. These meeting when at all possible should be set up a minimum of three days in advance.
We will try to answer all students emails within three days of receiving them.
Lady Beltane or one of the other Elders will hold meetings that all novices must attend. The meeting time and date will be announced on the Coven Life website a minimum of one week in advance. An email will also be sent to all novices announcing the meeting. This meeting is for you to meet other novices, ask questions, give answers if you know them, make comments on the study plan and/or lessons. If you or someone you care for is ill, you have to work or an emergency arises we ask that you let us know as soon as you can that you cannot attend or if it is after the meeting why you missed it. These meetings are important as topics can come up that are not covered in the study material.

There are online coven gatherings on every full or new Moon and Sabbat the usual starting time for socializing is at 6:45 PM CT with the Circle being cast at 7:15 PM CT. The ritual lasts about one-half hour for each gathering. You need to attend the monthly Esbat and 8 Sabbat gatherings. As the Esbats and Sabbats fall on different days of the week according to the Moon’s cycle and Wheel of the Year so we can not give a set date to hold them on every month, please check the Coven Life website for announcement of Esbat and Sabbath gatherings. The entire ritual will be posted a minimum of 1 week in advance of the gathering.
Please check the Coven Life website at least once a week for announcements for gatherings and new post that have been shared. The coven Elders expects at least one comment on one post every week so we know you are checking the website for posts that can further your education in The Craft or bring you closer to the pagan community you will be part of when you become a novice or sometimes just to get to know your mentor Lady Beltane or one of the Elders a bit better.

Before the sacred circle starts at 7:15 PM Central Time in the USA anyone entering the chat room is welcomed to socialize with anyone else that is there. Ask Lady Beltane questions about lessons or anything else.

Once the circle starts ALL SOCIALIZING AND COMMENTS unless asked for in the ritual must stop. You will get one warning if you break this guideline. If you do it a second you will be asked to and expected to leave the gathering immediately. There will be no exceptions to this guideline.

No one should enter or leave the chat room between 7:15 until the circle is finished. To enter or leave the chat room (computer knocking you out of the chat room during this time is the only exception for re-entering the circle) during this time breaks the circle and whoever is leading the circle needs to take their time and energy to close it up again.

All electronics in the room you are in during the gathering should be shut off except for the device you are using to access the chat room.

No one will be allowed to use foul and/or rude language in the chat room either before or after the sacred circle. Anyone not following this guideline will be blocked from the chat room and no second chance will be given to attend another gathering.

Anyone attending a gathering is welcome to stay after the circle is done to visit with the others and/or offer other ideas for the ritual performed at that gathering.

These are simple guidelines and show courtesy to all coven members and visitors. If you have any questions about them please write to Lady Beltane at covenlifescoven@gmail.com

Novice Course Lesson Outline

1 Making Your Book of Shadows

2 Definition of Common Words and Phrases used in The Craft

3 Define Moon Phases

4 Corresponding Days of the Week

5 Elemental Placements, Gods and Goddesses

6 What is a Witch’s Familiar

7 Set up Basic Altar

8 Meditation Basics

9 Do Your First Circle

10 Write A Spell

11 Write a Ritual to go with the Spell You Wrote

12 What are Esbats

13 Write an Esbat Ritual

14 Explain what a Sabbat is Including Dates They Are On and How they are Placed of the Wheel of The Year

15 Write a Sabbat Ritual

16 Write a Ritual for Your Personal Dedication to The Craft

17 13 Question You Should Now Be Able To Answer

18 Write a Review about Being a Novice Within Coven Life’s Coven

If you have any questions about any lessons please email us at covenlifescoven@gmail.com

All lesson answers should be sent to mail to:covenlifescoven@gmail.com

All emails will be answered within three days of us receiving them.

All lessons are Copyright 2015 by Lady Beltane. They can not be reprinted or reposted without authors express permission.

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