STUDENT/COVEN MEMBER HANDBOOK

You must be 18 years old to apply to be a student or coven member.

 Fees:

The Novice Course fee is $40.00 USD. $10.00 USD needs to be paid when you send in your application. If you are accepted this will go towards your course fee. If you are not accepted, you will receive a refund of $9.50 USD because of fees charged to us by PayPal

The Adept Course is $50.00 USD. $10.00 USD needs to be paid when you send in your application. If you are accepted this will go towards your course fee. If you are not accepted, you will receive a refund of $9.50 USD because of fees charged to us by PayPal

Payment Plans are available if you cannot pay your course fee all at once.

For Novice Course: The payment plan consists of 3 payments plus $2.00 surcharge. Your 1st payment of $10.00 USD must be paid when you send in your application and request for a payment plan. If your application and request for a payment plan is accepted your 2nd payment of $11.00 USD is due when you receive your 4th lesson and before we will send out your 5th lesson, and the 3rd payment of $11.00 USD is due when you receive your 8th lesson and before we will send out your 9th lesson. For a total course fee of $32.00 USD.

For Adept Course:  The payment plan consists of 3 payments plus $2.00 surcharge. Your 1st of $10.00 USD must be paid when you send in your application and request for a payment plan. If your application and request for a payment plan is accepted your 2nd payment of $16.00 USD is due when you receive your 3rd lesson and before we will send out your 4th lesson, and the 3rd  payment of $16.00 USD is due when you receive your 5th lesson and before we will sent out your 6th lesson . For a total course fee of $42.00 USD.

If payment plan is needed, follow the instructions below:

Write to us explaining in detail why you are requesting a payment plan. Payment plan explanation for both courses will be reviewed on a person by person basis by Lady Beltane and Coven Life’s School of Witchcraft Elders. The final decision to grant a payment plan will be made by Lady Beltane after she reads each Elders recommendation for granting the payment plan or not to. You will receive an email within 3 days telling you whether your request for a payment plan has been granted or not.

The fees for both novice and adept courses cover all lessons, Coven Gatherings, Open Chats, and 1 on 1 help from Lady Beltane and/or our coven Elders, helping to keep this website and chat room going. The Adept course is 2 years and 1 day long the course fee covers everything for the first year of study. Second year Adepts will be required to pay the $30.00 coven membership fee due on the date they began their Adepts studies. This amount will be prorated quarterly based on the annual coven membership fee that is due annually every November 1st

The course fee for novices or adepts is nonrefundable in any part if you decide to quit lessons or are dropped for not meeting the expectations of the study level you are at.

For Coven Members: $30.00 USD due annually on November 1st. For the first year of membership the fee will be prorated from November 1st with $23.00 USD due if joining between November 1st through February 28th , $15.00 USD due if joining between March 1st, through June 30th, and $8.00 USD if joining between July 1st, through October 31st.

The membership fee is nonrefundable if you decide to leave the coven.

Use DONATE button on Homepage to paid for your application payment, class fees or coven membership, please. Thank you!

Course Expectations: 

The lessons for all levels are like bricks in the foundation of a building if you miss putting a brick in somewhere or do not lay them in the correct order the whole foundation is weak. When practicing magick there can be no weak spots in your foundation if there is than your magick may not be being done safely and you could hurt yourself, someone or something else somewhere in the universe.

We expect all lessons to be done in order and completed before sending them to us by their due date. One of the Elders will then review your lesson 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 any comments they have about answers. If there are corrections to be made you will have to email these answers in for review by an Elder. After your current lesson is completely finished, we will email you the next lesson.

Email every lesson in its own email with the “Subject” line having the lesson number in it. Always remember the only rule of The Craft/The Old Ways/Witchcraft traditions is An’ ye harm none, do what ye will.”

All Adept lesson have a specific due date and will not be accepted for review by Lady Beltane or the Priestess or Priest of Heart’s Spirit Coven. If sent in before the lesson’s due date they will just sit in the school’s email inbox until their due date. After your lesson is reviewed and if any further information requested is also reviewed you will receive an email with comments from whomever reviewed your lesson. The next lesson will be emailed to you when your current lesson is finished.

Even if you do not have a lesson ready to turn in every week, which is fine, you have to send a short email every week you do not turn in a lesson no matter which course you are in.  Just so we know you are still interested in studying with Coven Life School of Witchcraft and Heart’s Spirit Coven. It can be very short, just a hi will do, but you must let us know.

If we do not hear from you for three weeks in a row, we will believe you no longer wish to study with us and remove your email address from the Coven Life email list. We realize there are times health issues or emergencies happen if possible, email us or have another person email us that you are sick, there has been a family emergency, or just had a baby, etc. For these reasons we will keep your email address for three more weeks for a total of six 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 study level you chose to quit studying with us, we would appreciate an email letting us know you are exiting the classes and coven. We will need an email telling us you no longer want to study with us and a reason as to why you are quitting. As it might be a simple reason and we might be able to work something out to keep you studying with us.

Remember course fees are nonrefundable.

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 meetings, 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 also has “office hours” four days a week when she is in the chatroom for anyone who needs help with a lesson or just wants to talk. To see the time and days please read “Lady Beltane’s Office Hours” post.

Lady Beltane or one of the other Elders will hold an Open Chat held in the Northern Hemisphere on the 3rd Sunday of every month 3:00 to 5:00 PM CT and in the Southern Hemisphere it will be held on the 3rd Monday of every month 8:00 to 10:00 AM AEDT. All students must attend no matter what level you are studying… Attendance Mandatory for at least 15 minutes sometime during the two hours.

If you cannot attend, you must send an email to covenlifescoven@gmail.com before the starting time of the Open Chat or in the case of an emergency as soon as possible. The meeting times and date can be found on Coven Life’s Homepage (covenlife.co) under Heart’s Spirit Coven Events. Important information on lessons and/or other topics can come up that are not covered in the study material.

The Esbats are held for the Northern Hemisphere the Sunday closest to the Esbat either before or after or on the full or new Moon. Northern Hemisphere – Social time starts at 3:00 PM CT with Circle cast at 4:00 PM CT, for the Southern Hemisphere – The Esbats are now held for the Southern Hemisphere the Monday closest to the Esbat either before or after or on the full or new Moon – Social time starts at 8:00 AM AEDT with Circle cast at 9:00 AM AEDT)

The Sabbat gatherings are on whatever day they fall on. If it is a weekday for the N. H. social time starts at 6:30 PM CT with Circle cast at 7:30 PM CT. If it is on a weekend social time starts at 3:00 PM CT with Circle cast at 4:00 PM CT. For the S. H. weekday social time starts at 11:30 AM AEDT with circle cast at 12:30 PM AEDT. If it is Sunday or Monday in the S. H. social time starts at 8:00 AM AEDT with Circle cast at 9:00 AM AEDT.

Any student missing any 2 open chats and/or Esbats, and/or Sabbats without notifying us why you cannot attend, will be given 1 chance to explain why you have missed them and start attending these if you still do not attend them all or have written to us why you cannot make it you will be dropped as a student of Coven Life’s School of Witchcraft.

All students have to check the Coven Life website at least once a week for a post you want to read. You must leave 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.

Before the sacred circle starts anyone entering the chat room is welcomed to socialize with anyone else that is there. You can ask questions about lessons or anything else. This is a great time to get to know your fellow coven members better.

To apply to only become a member of Heart’s Spirit Coven please email us at covenlifescoven@gmail.com asking for the questionnaire we ask all non-student perspective member to answer completely and honestly. Please put “Coven Membership” in the SUBJECT line of the email. Lady Beltane and the all the ELders will review your responses to the questions. If any of them feel you need a little more knowledge in any area to practice witchcraft safely within our coven you will be asked to do a lesson on the specific topic either at the novice or adept level. The fee for each lesson you may be asked to do is $3.00 USD.

GUIDELINES FOR ALL GATHERINGS AND OPEN CHATS

No matter what spiritual path you follow or the type of Witchcraft you practice, except dark practitioners, are welcome to join us for our Open Chats, Esbat and Sabbat gatherings. The Sabbat gatherings celebrate both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres Sabbat. Look at the banner on the right side of the page for information on upcoming Heart’s Spirit Coven’s events, They are all held in the same Heart’s Spirit Coven’s Chatroom.

The main guideline for when we are gathered in chatroom for any reason is the Wicce Rede “An’ ye harm none, do what ye will.”

No one will be allowed to use foul, rude, racist, hurtful, hateful, or gender bashing language in the chat room at any time while in this chatroom. Anyone not following this guideline will be banned from the chat room immediately and blocked forever.

This is not a dating site! If you attempt to hook up with someone or use sexually suggestive language towards anyone else in the chatroom, you will be kicked out and blocked from entering the chatroom again forever.

During Esbat and Sabbat gatherings all conversations will cease 1 minute before the sacred circle is cast until the sacred circle has been closed.

During Esbat and Sabbat gatherings no one may leave the circle without permission from the person leading it. If you leave the sacred circle for any reason, except if the electronic device you are using to attend disconnects you, we ask that you do not reenter the sacred circle.

When attending a Sabbat gathering, we ask that you stay for both hemispheres rituals. *

*FOR ESBAT AND SABBAT GATHERINGS

Once the circle starts all socializing and/or comments about the rituals must stop unless you see the word “EVERYONE” in the ritual.  You will get one warning if you break this guideline. If you break it a second time you will be asked to and expected to leave the gathering immediately. There will be no exceptions to this guideline as it is rude to the person or persons leading the ritual (s). If you do not leave you will be taken out of the chatroom by one of the Coven Elders. Then you will be blocked from ever reentering Heart’s Spirit Coven’s chatroom again By Lady Beltane.

No one should enter or leave the chat room from the time the sacred circle is cast until the sacred circle is closed. 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. As the energy raised during the circle can possibly do minor or major damage to the device.

Everyone 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. Not obeying all of the guidelines could get you banned from the Heart’s Spirit Coven’s chatroom for life.

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 time, you will be asked to and expected to leave the gathering immediately. There will be no exceptions to this guideline. If you do not leave willing Lady Beltane will block you from entering the chatroom again. If you leave willing you may email Lady Beltane asking to be allowed back for another open chat and/or gathering. The email needs to explain why you were disruptive at the gathering or open chat you had were asked to leave from. She will reply with either you can have another chance or that you are permanently blocked from all Heart’s Spirit Coven Gatherings and Coven Life’s School of Witchcraft’s Open Chats.

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.

Any questions about the guidelines and/or anything to do with Heart’s Spirit Coven, Open Chats, Coven Life’s School of Witchcraft, Esbat and/or Sabbat gatherings can be emailed to Lady Beltane at covenlifescoven@gmail.com All emails will be answered as soon as possible after receiving it.

If you are applying to be a student or coven member include this phrase “In perfect love and perfect trust.” in the application email so we know you have read the entire handbook.

All lessons and spells are Copyright 1980-2025© by Lady Beltane. They cannot be reprinted or reposted without authors expressed written permission.

We do not write spells or do spells or hexes or curses or rituals or any other type of magick for anyone so please do not email us asking us to do any of these. If you do your email will wind up in Spam and then deleted.

 

 

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