Student Handbook

You must be 18 years old or the age the country you live in deems you an adult responsible for yourself to apply to be a student. Anyone under the age under that age has to have a parent/guardian write to us from their own email address after they have read the application and/or want is to answer any questions about The Craft and/or myself they may have before we review your application.
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. If you are entering the Adept course all the Novice expectations need to be met. Send it to covenlifeascoven@gmail.com. The Novice Course is $35.00 USDsnd the Adept Course is $45.00 USD payable upon your application being accepted before you receive your first lesson. We can set up a payment plan payments if you can not afford to pay your course fee all at one time. For Novice Course it breaks down to 3 payments plus $3.00- the 1st one due at the time your application is accepted, 2nd before we will send out your 5th lesson, and the 4th before you receive your 9th lesson. The payment plan for the Adept course breaks down to 4 payments plus $4.00  – 1st payment due before you receive your 1st lesson, 2nd payment due before you receive your 4th lesson, 3rd before you receive your 3rd lesson, and the 4th at the end of your first year of study as an adept. You will need to write to us explaining why you need 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 ELders The decision to grant a payment plan will be made by Lady Beltane and the Elders. You will receive an email within 72 hours telling you your payment plan has been granted or not. The fees 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 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. Use DONATE button on Homepage to make you class fees payment, please. Thank you!

 

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. All Adept lesson with a due date please do not send your lesson in earlier.

The lessons for all levels 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. Always remember the only rule of The Crat or The Old Ways is  “Do as ye will, lest it harms none.”

Even if you do not have a lesson ready to turn in every week, which is fine, we expect a short email every week you do not turn in a lesson from every student it does not whether you are a novice, an adept, a priest, or a preistess  just so we know you are still interested in studying with Coven Life. It can be very short like saying is. 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 emails. 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 in us a family emergency, just had a baby 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 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 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 an OPen Chat on the 3rd and 4 Saturdays every month that all student whatever level you are at must attend at least one of these Open Chat. The meeting times and date can be found on Coven Life’s Hompage under Coven Life Events on the Coven. Important information on lessons and/or other 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 have a socialization time from 6:00 to 7:00 PM CT with the Circle being cast at 7:01 PM CT. The ritual lasts about one-half hour for each gathering. You have 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 that we hold them on every month, please check the Coven Life website under Cove Life’s Events for the date of each Esbat and Sabbath gatherings. The entire ritual will be posted in advance of the gathering. If you cannot make it to a gathering or one of the Open Chats send us an email explaining why you will not be there.
Please 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 at 7:01 PM Central Time in the USA 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. Read the Guideline for the Chatroom in our Homepage before entering the chat room for the first time, please.

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.

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.

If you have any questions about any lessonsm or Anything about The Craft please email us at covenlifescoven@gmail.com

All lesson answers should be sent in the body of the email and mailed 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 cannot be reprinted or reposted without authors express permission.

Novice Application

Novice Application
Applications will be accepted anytime

You must be 18 years old or the age your country deems you responsible for yourself to apply to be a student. Anyone under that age will have to have a parent/guardian write to us from their own email address after they have read the application and/or want us to answer any questions about The Craft and/or Lady Beltane or any of the Coven Life Elders questions about you that they may have before we will review your application.

Before we accept anyone as a student we ask them to answer the following questions.

Novice Application 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?

Email your answer and/or questions to covenlifescoven@gmail.com. After Lady Beltane and the coven Elders review your application  We will reply as soon as possible to let you know if you have been accepted or not.

If any of the guidelines in the Student Handbook are not met you will be dropped from the novice course. Please read the entire handbook. When you are done send us an email stating “I have read the Student Handbook and understand what is expected of me as a Coven Life student.”

 

We expect all lessons to be done in order and completed before sending them to us in the body of an email. Except for lesson CL1, any other lessons sent in an attachment will not be opened to review it and you will be asked to send it the proper way. 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 3 more weeks for a total of 6 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 want an email letting us know you are exiting the classes and coven and the reason why. It may be an issue we can compromise on so you can continue your studies. 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. If you want to talk in the chat room it needs to be scheduled a minimum of one week 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 open chats all novices must attend one of the two per month. The meeting time and date will appear in  Coven Life’ Events which is on the right-hand side of the Hompage.  An email will also be sent to all coven members at the begging of every month containing the events and possibly other information for that month. Please save the monthly email so you can check dates of gatherings, open chats, and other coven related things.

There are online coven gatherings on every full or new Moon and Sabbat the usual starting time for socializing is between 6:00 to 7:00 PM Central Time with the Circle being cast at 7:01 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 or your monthly Coven Life announcements email for the dates of Esbat and Sabbath gatherings as well as the open chats. The entire ritual will be posted in advance of the gathering and also emailed to all coven members.

You have to 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.

Refer to the Student Handbook the simple guidelines for the chatroom are to show courtesy to all coven members and visitors. The Guidelines for the Chat Room are on our Hompage, please scroll down until you find them 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 cannot be reprinted or reposted without authors express permission.