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Coven of the Gloaming Crossroads
Age Range/Type: Adult
Located in: Redlands, California
Key Contact: Chelsea
Spiritual Path: Twilight Tradition of Wicca
Status: Group Forming
Community Support: Legal Clergy... Teaching Available
Group Overview: Coven of the Gloaming Crossroads is a newly forming coven practicing the Twilight Tradition of Wicca. It is a hierarchical somewhat eclectic tradition. This will be the second hive from the original coven called Coven of the Twilight Moon. After the first hive, the original coven changed its name to Twilight Spiral Coven (the first hived sister coven is Coven of Midnight's Flame) .
We honor both the God and Goddess in various forms from various pantheons, celebrate the Eight Sabbats and Full Moon Esbats and sometimes New Moon Esbats. The tradition has three degrees of initiation.
Having computer access is crucial as most of the communication between meetings is done via the internet. Dedicants attend a course every other week of 10+ dedicant classes, as well as our Sabbat and all-coven meetings/workshops.
If you are interested in joining us, we ask that you be a mature adult- 21+, be a ciswoman (women born) , free of illegal *chemical* drugs (pot OK, but not at events) , live within driving distance, are willing to make a commitment, and have some knowledge of Wiccan beliefs, values, and traditions- at least 6 months independent study time. Petitions are always accepted, but please make sure to read the bylaws before submitting your petition.
It's suggested that you do not rely on public transportation while being part of CGC, as punctuality is important to us. We respect each others' time and plan all events very much in advance. We don't charge for classes, but we do collect monthly dues which are $5-$20 sliding scale. We use this money, along with our fundraising money for rituals, and other coven needs.
If you have questions on why we are women-born-women online, feel free to contact us. We aren't anti-trans, but our focus right now includes things that women-born women (ciswomen) are born into, and as we are a family, we would never want to exclude any of our sisters. If you are a transwoman, and interested in future membership, feel free to petition and note that on your petition- we keep all petitions.
This is our website:
The Membership Process
1) Fill out the petition below and send on to Chelsea in a private message via this page. Copy and paste it into an email.
2) If we believe that you may make a good match with our coven, the High Priestess or officers will ask you some more questions and may schedule a meeting with you. After the initial meet, if you are still interested in our coven you may be invited to join our congregational group the Shadow Sisters. The Shadow Sisters are invited to most all-coven meetings and sabbat circles, and communicate on Facebook.
3) If you will be a good fit with our group, you’ll be invited to join our outer court and dedicate to the coven.
4) Outer Court members (Dedicants and Aspirants) will be expected to come to open esbats, sabbats, Wicca 101 classes, all coven meetings, and social functions. Outer Court members will not come to inner court meetings, working rituals, closed esbats and some in-coven trainings. Outer Court members will be invited to most camping trips and festivals. Outer Court members are expected to contribute dues (Sliding scale $5-20 a month) . Outer Court members will take part in a dedication ritual. Dedication to the coven does not lock one into coven membership in any way, and dedicants are free to leave if they feel the coven is not for them after all. Likewise, the coven is free to release dedicants at any time, if they feel as though the dedicant will not be a good fit.
5) Outer Court members may be invited to join the Inner Court, and if so, will be initiated into the coven, earning the first degree in the Twilight Tradition.
So, that’s a lot of words. What is the time commitment really look like?
As a dedicant, you’ll be required to attend dedicant classes (~2 hours each) , which are usually on a weeknight. Probably 2 classes per month- they tend to run every other week. You’ll be invited to our Sabbat celebrations (~4 hours) , which are every other month, as well as our monthly all-coven meetings (~2 hours) . As a dedicant, expect homework.
Our initiate priestesses attend esbat circles (~3 hours) once a month, inner court and all-coven monthly meetings (~4 hours) and sabbat circles (~5 hours) . Priestesses also work on their degree studies as well as their emphasis, a specialty they choose.
The schedule for the year is laid out no later than November of the previous year. Attendance is important to us; we schedule in advance so that you may be able to also schedule your activities around coven events whenever possible.
All coven members are encouraged to have a healthy personal practice and to take outside classes.
Petition for Outer Court Membership
Please fill out and send in a private message via this page.
[Which name do you want to go by?]:
Astrological (Sun) Sign:
Rising Sign (if you know it) :
ONLINE CONTACT INFORMATION:
NOW, THE QUESTIONS:
How did you find us?
How long have you been studying/practicing a form of Paganism? Wicca?
Have you ever been in a coven before?
What’s your previous religious/spiritual experience?
Why are you interested in joining our coven in particular?
What’s your support system for your spiritual path? Do you friends and family know of your path? Are you out of the broom closet?
What are your (personal and spiritual) goals?
Do you work and/or go to school?
What do you do for work (if you have a job outside the home) ?
Do you foresee any scheduling conflicts?
What are your strengths?
What are your weaknesses?
What do you feel you would be bringing to our group?
What are your expectations of our coven?
MORE QUESTIONS- WHAT DO YOU KNOW?:
Describe your knowledge of the following as learning, intermediate or advanced. (Advanced means that you could teach the subject in a coven class)
Herbs and their associations?
Candle and their associations?
The Sabbats, their associations and lore?
Crystalsand Stones and their associations?
Ritual crafting for groups?
Moon Phases and their associations?
Full moons and their associations?
Days of the week and their associations?
Astrological signs and their associations?
Aspecting the Goddess?
Do you have a specialized area of study?
What parts of Wicca and Witchcraft are you drawn to?
EVEN MORE QUESTIONS- ABOUT YOUR PRACTICES…
Do you use magickal tools? Which ones?
Do you cast a circle? How?
Do you use an altar? If so, describe it.
Do you celebrate the eight Wiccan Sabbats?
Which catalysts have you used in the past? (ie: crystals, candles, herbs, oils, etc.)
Do you use a divination method? If so, which one (s) ?
In your current practice, do you evoke the elemental quarters?
In your current practice, do you evoke the God/dess (es) ?
Which pantheon (s) are you drawn to the most?
Do you have a matron/patron deity?
Do you practice skyclad? What are your thoughts on it?
Have you used drugs or alcohol in your practices?
Do you foresee yourself eventually wanting to be a leader in a coven?
Do you have any daily practices?
TALENTS AND INTERESTS
Do you enjoy singing?
Do you play a musical instrument?
Do you like to craft?
Do you any other talents or interests?
AND STILL MORE RANDOM QUESTIONS…
What books would you recommend for someone starting out, brand new in the Craft? Or, if you are brand new to the Wiccan path, what books have you read and enjoyed?
Are you part of any meetup groups or other Pagan groups?
Are you involved in any local community service organizations?
Are you applying to join any other local covens (optional) ?
Tell us anything else you’d like here:
The bylaws specific to this coven are still being worked out, but to read the tradtion bylaws, please visit this web page. http://twilightspiral.twilightwicca.com/bylaws/
Most importantly is the spirit of support and sisterhood in this coven. Friendship, perfect love, and trust is what I would like to encourage and experience in a coven.
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