Weeks 46 - 47
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Week 46 - Solitary Witch part 1
I hope that all of you will be part of a Coven. But even when you are a member of a Coven, there will be times when you are a solitary Witch. The book you just read by Scott Cummingham is one of the more important books to read - in fact read as many books by Scott as you can find. Some really good information. Now a lot of people get the wrong idea when reading this book. For some reason they seem to think it tells them they can do what ever they want and be a Witch...NO - It tells you there are many different things you can do and still be a Witch. And if you are going to be solitary - the bounderies become even larger. Work within a Coven and they can become very small.
If you are going to be solitary, try to go to some open rituals given by Covens or Pagan organizations. This can open you up to other ways of doing something and some times a better way. (Remember - if its not broke don't fix it - but if it's not working it may be time for a change)
Class:. Are we all Solitary, even when we are part of a Coven
NEXT WEEK: Read pages 215 - 221 in Bucklands Complete Book of Witchcraft..
WEEK 47 - Solitary Witch part 2
Before books like Buckland and Cunninghams the only way to become a Witch was via a Coven or family trad. Because of this any solitary witch you would find woud be one between Covens or the last of the line of a family trad. Even today many trads do not fell that a self taught Witch is a Witch. The US is more accepting of the solitary than some other parts of the world. The Internet has entered the scene for both Bad and Good. Today we have Internet Witches, which are solitary Witches who have gotten all their teaching on the Internet. (These people don't even read the books - what we are doing is bad enought, but we are reading the four books that are part of the course plus at least four other books - hopefully more.) They learn mis-information and then they pass it on to others. This cause a large area of mis-information traveling around the net. Some of this information gets off the net - yuck! The Wicca via Witchcraft - we can thank the net for a lot of this. Most books will say they are the same. People who were around when Wicca was first used, will say it was just another name for Witchcraft. So how did we get people who say it isn't?? World Wide Web...
If you are going to be solitary beware the web. It can be a wonderful tool, but make sure you use other tools along with it. Remember anyone can go on the Internet and say "I am A WITCH" They can add degrees and titles and everythign else that sounds good to them. It can be a 13 year old who just finished watching the "Craft" and has an overactive mind. But it can also be a third degree Witch who has spent many years in the Craft and wants to pass on some of her knowledge to others.
Class:. Why do many traditions not allow solitary Witches?
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