About Coven Life

Coven Life Mission Statement

The main purposes of the Coven Life website, School of Witchcraft, Heart’s Spirit Coven, High Priestess Lady Beltane, and the Coven Life’s Elders are to teach novice and adept level witches. To have an online coven where anyone that practices The Craft will feel welcome to join us for gatherings on Esbats and/or Sabbats and/or for our open chats.

GUIDELINES FOR ALL GATHERINGS AND OPEN CHATS 

The main guideline for when we are gathered in the chatroom for any reason is the Wicce or Wise One’s 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. 

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  

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. 

Comments, Suggestions, Guest Authors

Feel free at any time to make a comment on this post for more information about any Pagan topic and we will try to find information to answer your question.

If you have a suggestion for a topic for us to post more about please let us know. We will try to accommodate suggested topics when we can and if they are appropriate for this website. Email your suggestion to covenlifescoven@gmail.com

If you would like to write an article about witchcraft, any pagan path except dark magick, a spell, incantation, arts and crafts idea, etc. Or if you would like more information on a topic we have introduced on the Coven Life website previously please send an outline of what you want to write about or the topic you would like to read more information about to covenlifescoven@gmail.com. An Elder will read it and let you if it is within our guidelines for this website. The final decision for a guest author will be made by Lady Beltane. If the LAdy Beltane decides to post an article from a guest author, that author will get full recognition for it on the post.

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. 

 Remember spells, incantations, empowering or charming an object should not be done by anyone who has not yet learned the foundations of doing magick safely. This is not a game or movie or television show or a book this is real life with real-life consequences.

Who is Reverend Lady Beltane?

Merry meet, I am Reverend Lady Beltane. I am a legally ordained Pagan minister (which means talking privately to me about any topic, unless it is an illegal activity of any kind, I have to keep it confidential even if you are not a Coven member). I was Wiccan and became a High Priestess in that tradition. But, now practice as an eclectic High Priestess. My spirituality and magick have influences from different traditions of Wicca, as well as Ancient Egyptian, Celtic (both German and Irish) and Native American traditions, and others. I was the High Priestess for two covens which gave birth to hive-covens from my own and then hive-covens from these. (A hive-coven is one where a witch becomes a Priest or Priestess under the guidance of a High Priest and/or Priestess to then start their own coven.)

I am a hereditary witch from both sides of my family, although neither side practices witchcraft. I did learn about herbs for healing and other usages from my great-grandmothers on my father’s side. I learn not to be afraid of the ghosts I saw, heard, and could talk to them and feeling other people’s feelings (as an empath) from my mother who also had this ability.

I have been a practicing witch for over 40 years. I became a solitary witch over 20 years ago but still helped guide young novice witches on their path. Teaching them not only the magickal parts of The Craft such as potions, spells, and rituals but also help them along with the Old Ways a.k.a. a pagan spiritual path.

I started the website and school after being told by a mentor of mine, Lady of the Abyss, this was part of what I am supposed to do in this lifetime is to teach novices, adepts, priest, and priestess to help guide them along their magickal and spiritual path

To contact Lady Beltane directly write to her at covenlifescoven@gmail.com Put “For Lady B” in the subject line

Who is Priestess Hypatia?

I have been studying with Lady Beltane in Coven life all the way from Australia for a little over 4 years now and studying to be a Priestess. My fascination with knowledge, history, and love of nature has led me to this glorious path.
I don’t come from a long line of magikal people but I do come from a place of magick. One that has always been in my heart. The same one that has guided me instinctively all through my life. Helping me make decisions that have all led me to the right here and now.
Growing up in a conventional Greek Orthodox family where tradition and superstition have a blurred line. Where grandmothers would chant words to remove the evil eye and grandfathers would plant basil in the front of the house to keep out the evil spirits. They made teas that would soothe the soul, placing amulets under your pillow to see visions in the forms of dreams only to interpret them for you the next morning, and sweeping at the front of the house with an old broom when someone that just visited had a bad vibe. Now doesn’t that all sound familiar.
As far away as I thought that magick was not part of my life it was spun very intricately around me, over many generations throughout time. Each generation carefully ensuring to pass on the processes to the next generation, trickling down and making its way into my world. It has always been with me, just interpreted and practiced in a different way. Recognizing that magick is all around us is recognizing your history, traditions, beliefs, and religions.
Over the years I have versed and immersed my self in many ancient texts that range from Homers Iliad to ancient Sanskrit.
My thirst for knowledge has led me to this very path. A familiar path that has been paved stone by stone subconsciously by many generations before me.
So here I am, sitting in a place of wanting more, a thirst for knowledge that is difficult to quench with just the conventional. Delving into the Eleusinian mysteries of Dimitra and Kore (Persephone), studying formally about the ancient Greek Priesthoods and their Gods, the Delphi, Dodona and much more.
Life either makes you or breaks you, I have decided to allow life to make me into a life-loving human being. I know I am not the only one that has had pain in my life and acknowledges that it is still not done with me, but I do accept the gift of knowledge one that is accessible to anyone who chooses to use it. the knowledge to be able to deal with what life throws at you.
So I look forward to continuing learning and being connected with like-minded people. Dad always said you never stop learning and when you do life.

Who is Priest In Training Samhain?

Hi, I am Samhain, I am learning the ways of being a Priest. Before I became a Wiccan, I was raised as Christians. During this time, I started to get many questions and events that Christianity could not answer. It was not until what I called entering my walk in the Wiccan ways, they became clear. In the beginning, I would be considered as a book knowledge walking Wiccan. I went on a search to find a coven to improve myself and walk with better knowledge of the path that I chose to walk. It was not until I came across the “Witches of the Craft” web site, which has a link to this website “Coven Life” to start lessons so I could grow in the spiritual path I am now walking on. I have grown a great deal under the guidance of Lady Beltane. I have been away from the coven for some personal reasons. Now I feel that I a position to continue my path that has been set forth for me to travel.

Who is Dawn of the Day?

Merry meet and merry greet to any that want to read a short version of who I am. Let me by introducing myself my name in the Pagan community is Dawn of the Day.

Lady Beltane told me I am an inspiring member of the coven and should share my knowledge so she invited me to post on this website. I have been studying under Lady Beltane for almost a year.  I am a 53-year-old Transwoman living in Indiana.  I am divorced with 2 grown children. I teach social studies in a public high school, I graduated from a public university with a BS in social studies/education. I feel I am still fairly new to The Craft and also to the Wiccan path.  I left the Catholic church about a year ago and have been exploring my spiritual path ever since.  I am slowly learning the basics of The Craft and I seem to be drawn to the Wiccan traditions. I enjoy the rituals and conversations with other like-minded individuals and learning about The Craft. I am a voracious reader of Wiccan books including but not limited to those by Scott Cunnigham and Lisa Chamberlain and as my confidence and experience growth in the pagan community, I hope to be able to help others through posts and messages to find their direction and path within the community.

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. 

7 thoughts on “About Coven Life

  1. I am very interested in learning from and thru you. I have always believed in honoring the earth and all that surrounds us. It is now that I choose to learn more. I will answer the questions and get back to you. Blessed be Vicki

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  2. I need to let you know that I am working on the assignments. But have spent the last week with my mom. She has been having heart issues and we had to visit the ER once and then doctor appointment and she is now getting worked up for open heart. So I have a lot on my plate. I just want to let you know that I am still interested and working hard to find the time.

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    1. Please write to LAdy Beltane at covenlifescoven@gmail.com for more information. We also have a questioner to be filled out if you are all ready a practicing witch. If you are not then taking our Novice Course is required for joining our coven so we know you have the foundation to practice The Craft safely.

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