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Georgian Traditionalists

Author: Rowan Salamandra
Posted: April 2nd. 2016
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History:
The Georgian Tradition was established in Bakersfield California on December 26, 1971 by Lord Scorpio (George "Pat" Patterson) , Lady Persephone (now known as Zanoni Silverknife) and Tanith. These three incorporated "The Church of Wicca of Bakersfield, " which was later reincorporated as "The Georgian Church". Following Pat’s death in 1984, the Tradition continued on through the many initiates and Covens now scattered all over the world, with known covens in California, Florida, Oklahoma, Kansa Washington, Colorado, Michigan and Australia. Many Military personnel have carried the Tradition with them to their far-flung posts in foreign countries. The largest membership is, however, in the United States and Canada.

Traditionalist Georgian Covens utilize many practices similar to British Traditional Wicca, such as Gardnerian and Alexandrian as well as some Etruscan practices. This Tradition is an initiatory line and oath-bound. Early on, Pagan Way material from Ed Fitch also influenced the Georgian BOS and teaching material. Georgian is a “blended” Tradition. Its Initiates have a light-hearted approach to the religious aspect as being Celebratory of the Life bestowed upon us, yet the Initiates are very serious in their approach to working for the help and healing of others…”let there be mirth and reverence…”

Core Beliefs:
Having the understanding of the Universe as Infinite and Unified – through the Lord and the Lady of all things, we worship* various Gods and Goddesses in diverse ways. It is our aim to assist the members of the Tradition in growth and progression of Spirituality, Knowledge and Experience in all aspects of the Craft and in their personal lives. We work for a better understanding of and a better relationship with Nature. We work to educate and enlighten others to the truth of what our practice is and to dispel the negative images that have promulgated fear and hatred through superstition and ignorance.

*show reverence for (a deity) ; honor with religious rites.

Role of Clergy:
It is the role of the High Priestess and High Priest to train and Initiate proper persons into the Craft as practiced by Traditional Georgians. They act as Ritualists, tutors, instructors and guides as they take care of the people in the Coven. They are responsible for seeing to it that all requirements are met for all Sabbats, Esbats and Moons – as well as special Rituals that may be done at need. They Officiate at Handfastings, Saining for infants, and the Rite of Passage for young men and women, Parting of the Ways, and Rite for the Dead. They must be “on call” for emergencies of whatever type. They encourage all to make the most of their training as well as taking disciplinary action if it is called for. They maintain a connection to their Upline and other Coven leaders and Elders.

Organization of Groups:
Our groups are organized into Covens, ideally with a High Priest and High Priestess who lead the Coven Members. The “ultimate” Coven would be of six (6) pairs of male-female, the first being the High Priest and High Priestess, the second being the Maiden and Summoner. In this do we diverge from many other Traditions who claim to thirteen (13) members for Coven – we have found that the 13th space is left for the Spirit of Unity of the God/dess. In general practice, each Coven is autonomous in its daily workings, but there is a chain of respectful authorities to whom anyone may apply to for instruction and aid in times of trouble, i.e. One’s Initiators, Elders from other Covens, and ultimately as far up line as one can go. No one of the Tradition is turned away if they truly need counsel. We have all manner of guidelines, lessons and applied ideas for lesson plans to assist the newly minted Coven and its High Priest and High Priestess.


Holidays (Holy Days) :
The 8 Wiccan Sabbats, The Wheel of the Year: Hallows, Yule, Candlemas, Spring Equinox, Beltane, Midsummer, Lammas, Autumn Equinox and an Esbat, Festival of Lights are standard in all our Traditional Covens. We also Circle for Full Moons and most of us work the New Moons, as well.

Standards of Conduct
We expect our people to abide by the Laws as organized by Zanoni Silverknife and approved of by Patterson – who subsequently published them in Green Egg vol. VI, No. 53 – we believe. We also have the guidelines of The Wiccan Rede from Lady Gwen of NECTW as well as other fine pieces to aid us, such as The Desiderata. We expect our people to be reasonably law-abiding citizens, who act responsibly in all matters of life.

There are ethical considerations for the use of Magick and we do not tolerate Left Hand Path, nor do we allow character assassination. We do, however, reserve the right to banish or shun persons who stir trouble for the Coven or put the Craft in general at risk – as is provided for in the Laws. We strive to maintain a balance of spiritual life with regular life and teach that all our actions and words are powerful and effect change upon the microcosm and in the macrocosm.

Ways of Worship:
We construct personal Altars upon which we each may give honor to the Gods with which we most particularly resonate. Many of us also have Ancestor Altars as it is from them whence we sprang and they are part of our magickal lineage as well as our bloodline.

We hold Rituals and Ceremonies in full Coven, casting the Circle and invoking the Deities that are appropriate to that particular Rite. There are Circles for Sabbats, Esbats and Eshbats. There are Circles for the specific purpose of working Magick. There are Circles for the marking of the milestones of Life (see Role of Clergy.) We dance, sing, make music in many forms; we use trance and meditation to deepen our understanding of the Cosmos and the workings thereof.

We educate ourselves in Occult Sciences such as Astrology and Divination and in Folk Magick, researching various methods of practice with which to broaden our scope of understanding and to give us a much larger Toolbox from which to work.





Footnotes:
Reading and other references
You will find us mentioned in many written and internet sources, beginning with Hans Holzer’s Witchcraft Report; “Green Egg”, vol. VI, No. 54*, Forum and previous issues and later issues you will find articles written by Zanoni Silverknife under Lady Persephone; The Eye of Horus, Number 1, Volume 1, November 1972; Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler – and so forth. There are many interviews on internet with Zanoni Silverknife; Keepers of the Flame TV has a YouTube interview with her; the book, Keepers of the Flame by Davies and Lynch. Raven Digitalis mentions the training he received in Georgian from Zanoni, as well. Under construction, but now available is the web page for Traditional Georgians at: http://www.traditionalgeorgians.net



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