You must be 18 years old to apply to be a student. Anyone under the age of 18 years old has to have a parent/guardian write to me from their own email address after they have read the application and/or want me to answer any questions about The Craft and/or myself they may have.
Before I accept anyone as a student I ask them to answer the following questions. Please scroll down to read what I expect from my novices and what they can expect from me before answering and emailing Lady Beltane your application. The Novice Course is $30.00 USD payable upon your application being accepted. This covers all novice lessons, coven gatherings, 1 on 1 help from Lady Beltane, helping to keep this website and chat room going. The $30.00 is non refundable in any part if you decide to quit lessons or are dropped for not meeting the expectations of a novice.
What country or state you live in?
How old are you?
Why do you want to study The Craft with me?
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 Lady Beltane expects from her novices?
D0 you have any questions about my expectations of my novices?
If any of the expectations are not met you will be drop from the novice course!
Email your answer to me at email@example.com I will reply as soon as possible to let you know if you have been accepted or not.
I expect all lessons to be done in order and completed before sending them to me. I will then review them and email you back with any corrections needed. I 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 I 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 I do not hear from you for two weeks in a row I will believe you no longer wish to study with me and remove you from the class email list. I realize there are times health issues or emergencies happen for this reason I will keep your file for two more weeks for a total of 4 weeks before deleting you completely. If this happens write to me or ask someone to write for you so I know you are still interested and if the coven can be of any help. If at anytime during your year and 1 day novice study period you chose to quit studying with me I would appreciate an email letting me know you are exiting the classes and coven and if you want to give me a reason as to why you are exiting that would be great. I am 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. I am available Sunday through Friday 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM CT and 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM CT Sunday through Thursday.
Lady Beltane will try to answer all students emails within three days of receiving them. She has fibromyalgia which flares up sometimes which make it difficult for her to type. When this happens it may take longer for her to answer emails but there usually is a post on covenlife.co explaining this.
Lady Beltane will hold meetings that all novices must attend. The meeting time and date will be announced on the Coven Life website a minimum of one week in advance. An email will also be sent to all novices announcing the meeting. This meeting is for you to meet other novices, ask questions, give answers if you know them, make comments on the study plan and/or lessons. If you or someone you care for is ill, you have to work or an emergency arises I ask that you let me know as soon as you can that you cannot attend or if it is after the meeting why you missed it. These meetings are important as 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 at 7:00 PM CT the visiting and ritual last about one hour for each of them. 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 I can not give a set date to hold them on every month, please check the Coven Life website for announcement of Esbat and Sabbath gatherings. The entire ritual will be posted a minimum of 1 week in advance of the gathering.
Please check the Coven Life website at least once a week for announcements for gatherings and new post that have been shared. Lady Beltane expects at least one comment on one post every week so she knows 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 it be website staff members a bit better..
All emails should be sent to ladybeltane@aol.
All lessons are Copyright 2015 by Lady Beltane. They can not be reprinted or reposted without authors express permission.