In working to write out the concept and practice of a Pathseeker tradition I created a Spirituality Questionnaire. The purpose is for both myself to articulate my feelings and path as well as to give to those I practice with now (or possibly in the future) to see how their path looks and how to mesh that path into a group setting.
I feel you need an idea of Who/What/How before you can move forward with a project.
If you’re interested, please answer some or all of these questions. You can do it for yourself or if you’d like to share you can email me at maera (at) pathseeker.org.
I am typing up my answers now, and will be sharing them soon.
- Describe a time you felt a close connection with the Divine:
- Do you feel a closer connection to the Goddess or the God?
- Can you explain or describe why you have a closer connection to one or the other?
- Describe your view of the Goddess
- Describe your view of the God
- Do you have a patron deity? If yes how did you make that connection?
- How would you describe your current spiritual path?
- Explain the importance of initiation in you spiritual practice
- Explain the importance of the Moon in your spiritual practice
- Explain the importance of the Sun in your spiritual practice
- Do you hold solitary ritual or attend group ritual for the New Moon? Full Moon? Why or why not?
- Describe the place Sabbats hold in your spiritual practice
- Which Sabbat do you feel the closest connection to? Why?
- Describe the part tools play in your practice
- What place does spellworking hold in your spiritual practice?
- Does divination play a part in your practice? How? Which types?
- Do you have any connection to spirit guides, totem animals, or other helpers?
- Have you ever lead a group ritual? What type? If yes, describe the experience.
- How much time do you devote to solitary practice each month?
- If you are in a coven, or looking to join a coven, what part would you expect this group to play in your spiritual growth?
- How much time would you expect to devote to a spiritual group each month?
- How much time are you comfortable devoting to group practice?
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Our intent is to hold monthly Circles where each member will present on a topic they have researched over the previous month. This will be in addition to ritual and any magical workings the coven wishes to perform. Monthly Circles may also include crafts, divination, cooking or other activities, depending on the month’s theme and time constraints. The Coven may also gather more frequently for other activities as time and interest permits. The monthly Circles will be closed to the public. Read the rest of this entry »
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Our Intent is to build a Coven of like-minded Witches with a non-pantheon specific structure. This will allow members to fully develop their personal path to the Divine with assistance from their fellow Coven members. We feel that our purpose is to connect with the Divine through acts of learning, teaching and ritual. We understand that everyone’s path to the Divine is individual, however we can walk theses paths as parallels.
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I have always called myself a Wiccan. As time has gone by it seems that Wicca is becoming known to only encompasses Anglo-Celtic pantheons. I could swear it didn’t mean that 14 years ago. Or, maybe it did and I just never read those books.
So I guess as definitions have changed so have I.
I mostly pay direct honor to the Celtic Deities. But have never felt the need to exclude the Norse, Assyrian, Babylonian, Hindu, or Greek/Roman Pantheons from my worship.
Does this mean I am no longer allowed to call myself Wiccan?
Why does it matter to me? Read the rest of this entry »
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Before you go to circle, whether its this one or any of the future ones you should make sure you are clean and dressed nicely.
Circle Set Up:
When you set up you will want to put the alter in the center of the pillows. On the alter place the white pillar candle in the center and ring the tea lights around it.
In circle I prefer a lighter to matches for two reasons. If you use matches you will also need somewhere on the alter to put the finished matches, also I think they smell bad. But if you are lighting a lot of candles then matches are the way to go, as they wont get nearly as hot as a lighter.
For this circle you will defiantly want to have a good light source as everyone is going to be reading.
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