About Coven Life and Its Contributors

COVEN LIFE Mission Statement

The main purposes of Coven Life website and Lady Beltane are to teach novice witches and to have an online coven where anyone in that practices The Craft will feel welcome to join us, on the Sabbats.ion

Witchcraft School Information

Scroll over “Novice Class Info”, than click on the word “Classes” in the drop down box.

For a lesson outline click on the word “Lessons”

There is a $30.00 USD charge for novice lessons which includes all the novice lessons, coven gatherings, novice class meetings, and one on one chats if needed with one of the Coven’s Elders ( High Priestess Lady Beltane, or Priest Tharem or Priestess Hypatia).

Guidelines For Attending Coven Gatherings

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 time 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 during 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 for as long as you like.

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 ladybeltane@aol.com

Who’s Lady Carla Beltane

Merry meet, I am Lady Carla Beltane. I am a legally ordained Pagan minister. I as Wiccan and became a High Priestess but, now practice as an eclectic solitary witch. My spirituality has influences from different traditions of Wiccan, as well as Ancient Egyptian, Celtic (both German and Irish) and Native American traditions. 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 were practicing pagans 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 and heard from my mother who also had this ability.

I have been a practicing pagan for over 40 years. I became a solitary witch about 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 the Old Ways a.k.a. a pagan spiritual path.

In my personal life, I am the mother of five grown children who have blessed me a 8 grandchildren so far. I live with my husband of over 16 years and my two dog familiars, Cleopatra, a Miniature Pinscher and Starbabie, a Chihuahua. I enjoy many hobbies including but not limited to hiking, camping, crocheting, reading, playing computer games, coloring, and gardening. 

To contact me write to: ladybeltane@aol.com

Comments, Suggestions, Guest Authors

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

If you have a suggestion for a topic for me to post more about please let me know. I will try to accommodate suggestions topics when I can and if they are appropriate for this website.

If you would like to write an article about witchcraft, a pagan path, a spell, incantation, craft idea or more information on a topic I have introduced on the site for me to possibly post on the website please send it to my email ladybeltane@aol.com. I will read it and let it you if it is within my guidelines for this website. If I do decide to post an article from a guest author, that author will get full recognition for it include on the post.

Do not ask for me to do personal spells or charm objects for you because I will not do it. I will post spells for general use on a suggested subject.

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

 Who is Stregga?

Stregga (Raven)

Monique Marie Born Oct 19 1961

Shaman, Gypsy, Teacher, Stregan, Artist, Free spirited soul that refuses to let the Physical world stop her.

I have been a medium all my life. Born and raised into a very strong “Catholic Family”. I’m the middle child of 9 siblings. 4 Brothers and 4 Sisters. My father was a Veteran of the Korean War. He is and was my Hero who passed away on September 15 2014. My Mother is still with us, living a Private Life in Colorado.. *(due to the fact) this subject is very close to their hearts and they are my world, I choose not include their names! “If you know me then you Know who they are!

I discovered my gift at a very young age. “However,” I did not understand or except it well and in fact tried everything in my power to STOP it or destroy it. I had a bout w/ a medical illness and several traumatic experiences which included the Death of my Daughter and my Beloved. I cannot recall my child hood and several memories as of recent have escaped me… However, Spirit seeing and hearing has never left me. As a child my mother was very fearful of my gift and tried to take me to a priest, a witch and several healers (to Include Doctors) all to no avail. I was admitted into the State hospital after several failed suicide attempts. I was desperate not to be as odd, strange or weird as people called and taunted me with names, because I spoke with and saw DEAD PEOPLE!! (Imaginary friends). To soften the judgments I began by telling very creative stories that always ended with “To Be Continued…..

(Not all the kids), teased me, I have become very close with several of them. They are now as they were then some of my closest friends.

In 1980 MJ/ Stregga High Priestess and Elder of the Sicilian Strega line of the Craft of the Wise, Under the direction of the founder and Head Mother of Our Lord and Lady of the Trinacrian Rose Church, Inc., Hereditary Elder High Priestess — Lori Bruno… aka Nona based in the Commonwealth of Mass in Salem, MA.

I started practicing “witch craft” and soon found it could be evil” however guided by strong women I continued and became initiated as a witch. I shared my experiences thoughts and ideals with my Father, my Best Friend, he would offer comfort and tell me to walk softly and carry a BIG stick. (Follow the light).

In 1985 I started excepting my gift after the death of my 2nd child Michael (a little girl) Born on Nov 26 and died a few hours later in a car accident with my beloved. During my grief and loss, I started reading studying and developing my gifts.

In 1987 I became quite ill with cancer and had a  NDE (Near Death Experience) at that time I was directed to come back and complete my work… A near-death experience is a conscious experience in which the individual experiences a sense of being detached from the physical world during the process of physiological dying. Individuals may experience their own physiological dying’s and deaths and at the same time become aware of their disembodied existences in an altered state where they may experience a sense of peace, a separation of consciousness from the body, entering darkness, seeing a light, meeting spiritual entities, having a panoramic life review, and a sense of judging their lives (Moody, 1975; Morse, 1990, Ring, 1980).

Copyright 2015 by Stregga

Who is 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 sooth 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. Recognising that magick is all around us is recognising 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 acknowledge that it is still not done with me, but I do accept the gift of knowledge one that is accessible to anyone who choses to use it. the knowledge to be able to deal with what life throws at you.
So I look forward to continue learning and being connected with like minded people. Dad always said you never stop learning and when you do life

Who is Tharem?

Merry Meet, I am Tharem. I amt Priest student under Lady Beltane.

I been Practicing for a couple of years now. I been studying the craft since 2007. I was not until I came to Lady Beltane I started the practicing within a coven. Before I was a wiccan, I practiced Christianity with questions growing that that religion couldn’t answer. It was when I started considering wiccan life, these questions being answered and gave me stronger hold to Wicca. The first book I got was from D.J. Conway. Then my book collection grows from there.

I, then started looking for wiccan group online. It was not until I found a coven until I got here on CovenLife, I found CovenLife site through the Witches of the Craft site. I am pleased that Lady Beltane took me under her wing.


4 thoughts on “About Coven Life and Its Contributors

  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


  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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