Thank you all for your kind wishes and words, for the candles lit and healing energies and thoughts sent. I am still off duty by doctor’s orders until Monday around 10:00 AM CST. In the meantime, I have lots of loving to give my familiars and they have missed me and I them. They are some of the best things in my life to bring me happiness, joy, and unconditional love. I am truly grateful to Epona for bring them into my life. I also need to spend some much needed and overdue time with my beloved husband. WE need to talk to finish bring stress down in our individual lives that have been directly messing up our life as a loving couple who spend time together and talk about things besides dinner, shopping, work, and our girls. In other words, rekindle the spark that brought us together almost 19 years ago. I know I had begun take=ing him for granted for a few years now and it got worse with my fibromyalgia diagnoses about a year after he had a very traumatic thing happen in his life the drugged on for over 2 years. You might be asking why I am sharing some of my personal life with all of you. The reason is not only am I here to co-run the coven, school, and 2 websites with Priestess Hypatia and others. I am also here for you to talk to about anything you might need and ear to lesson too and to show you my life is not a bed full of beautiful flowers and wonderful positive things all the time. Just like you, I too go through rough patches with my children, husband, and friends. Becoming a High Priestess does not magickally change a person into a Zen Guru or anything. Next week I will be starting to be in the chatroom once every day for an hour or two for anyone who wants to chat. In the chatroom, we can even go into an area for a private discussion. During the time I am in there for you, I will be turning off the constant feed so if we stay in the main room no one else can see what we are talking about unless they log in at the same time we are there. This is something I have felt I should be doing for a while now but wanted to get some of my emotional problems worked out first. I have been talking the talk of a spiritual leader but I admit I have not been walking the walk for that I owe each and every one of you an apology. I promise you to start walking the walk better as your Spiritual Leader. I am an ordained minister meaning anything that I talk about with only you present is confidential and even if I am made to appear in court or have to give a deposition or to testify for or against you I do not by law have to say anything about what we discussed even by email whether you just read or follow the websites and are not a student or even a coven members these laws of us talking apply if you name me you spiritual leader either in the chatroom before we talk or in the email you may write me,. You will be noticing a Disclaimer in every email starting Monday basically stating it is a confidential email from Witches of The Craft and/or CovenLife.co and/or Heart’s Spirit Coven. On your lessons, it will also list me, Priestess Hypatia, and Dawn of the Day as we are the ones review lessons at the present time. This brings another layer of privacy for those still in the broom closet as anyone else reading an email for one of us is doing so illegally.
This is a questionnaire we ask all potential, non-students of our coven, coven members to fill out. Please take your time with the questions covering what you know about the magickal side of Witchcraft. Answer each question thoroughly and honestly.
How old are you?
Where do you live?
What is the main reason you want to join this coven? Please answer with a 500-word essay.
Is there a position you want to reach within the coven or/ and your spiritual practice?
Are you formally studying other paths at the moment and what is your motivation to do so?
Are you prepared to contribute to the well-being and up hold the integrity of the coven and if so how? (i.e respecting its members, it’s hierarchy and its privacy).
What is the main reason you study witchcraft? Please explain in a 500 word essay
Will you stick to the coven even if it gets bored and tiresome? Please explain your answer
If not will you keep the coven membership a secret after you move on? PLease explain your answer
How long have you been practicing witchcraft?
Do you follow a specific tradition?
Have you ever or do you now practice any type of dark magick?
Will you uphold the sanctity of Coven Life’s coven?
Do you promise to follow the direction of the High Priestess and/or Council of Elders?
Are you willing to question the High Priestess, Priestess and/or the other Elders if you feel they are doing and/or saying things that may hurt another coven member, a novice, and/or the coven as a whole? Please explain your answer
What is your feeling of the phrase ” In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust “?
Why did you choose this particular coven when there are so many on the Internet?
Would you report bullying or anything other negative things coven members might be engaged in?
What is a scared circle?
When casting a sacred circle should you walk clockwise or counterclockwise? Please explain your answer for both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres
When you open your circle which way should you walk? Please explain your answers for both hemispheres
Should you do a spell for or on anyone without their permission even if it is meant to help the other person?
What is an Esbat and when can they be celebrated?
What is the Wheel of the Year?
What are the names and dates of the Pagan Sabbats? Answer this for both hemispheres
Should you ground excess energy after doing a spell or rituals or just let it lose in your home?
Should you dismiss whatever gods, goddesses, angels, elements you have called upon to help you or just allow them the run of your home and family?
Which points on a pentagram correspond to which element? Start with the top point.
What are the different Moon Phases called? What type of spells or rituals are best to preform different types of spells. What Moon phase would be best to do each of these spells – protection, healing, income, sending someone or a bad habit away?
After I and the other coven elders have reviewed your answers and we state our point of view on whether you need to take a few lessons to fill in gaps of you safely doing the magickal side of The Craft or if we will initiate you as probationary coven members. I will let you know. Your probation in the coven would last 1 year and 1 day then on the next new Moon after that you will be initiated as a full coven member. Please send $10.00 USD with your application, If you are accepted it will go towards your yearly membership fee of $30,00 USD due every May First. If you become a member any time before the May 1st due date your fee for that year will be prorated from the date you are accepted until the next May 1st.