Oooh! When I walk into PantheaCon and see my Pagan brothers and sisters dressed in their sacred symbols, I know that I’ve returned to one of my homes. 2017 is my 11th year of attending PantheaCon.
What a joy it is to see the vendor room with the robes, pentacles, candles – and more! I admit it; I got some new necklaces. (I do like supporting the vendors.)
Sharing hugs with old friends and then enjoying the magic of making new friends – this nourishes my soul.
As a member of Covenant of the Goddess (CoG), I attended the annual CoG meeting.
I just had the thought that it would be good to introduce more people to CoG so the following material I’m sharing is visible on their website (cog.org):
An Overview of the Covenant of the Goddess
The Covenant of the Goddess is one of the largest and oldest Wiccan religious organizations. Wicca, or Witchcraft is the most popular expression of the religious movement known as Neo-Paganism. Wicca or Witchcraft is the fastest growing religion in the United States according to the Institute for the Study of American Religion. It’s practitioners are reviving ancient Pagan practices and beliefs of pre-Christian Europe and adapting them to contemporary life. The result is a religion that is both old and new, both traditional and creative. …
The Covenant of the Goddess was founded in 1975 to increase cooperation among Witches and to secure for Witches and covens the legal protection enjoyed by members of other religions.”
Hmmm. While I’m at it, this would be a good time to share material from another group I belong to—New Wiccan Church (NWC). The following material is visible at their website NewWiccanChurch.org.
About the New Wiccan Church International
The New Wiccan Church is neither a tradition nor a coven, but is a professional and service organization by and for members of all branches of the Traditional Craft. The goals of the New Wiccan Church are the preservation, protection, and promotion of British Traditional Wicca.
To fulfill these goals the NWC provides assistance, resources, and opportunities for communication to its members, the Wiccan Community, and the general public.
More specifically, the NWC provides:
- A public face and voice for Traditional Wicca, including websites and public presentations
- A point of contact to provide information and expertise to law enforcement concerning Wicca and paganism.
- A library of several thousand titles, of books, periodicals and other media relating to Wicca and related subjects
- A Code of Ethics, based on the traditional teachings, for practical use. This document codifies agreed-upon standards of conduct for NWC members and provides a framework which the NWC encourages for use by other Wicca, and pagans as applicable
- A framework within which members may apply for assistance, monetary or otherwise, in pursuing special projects, promoting events and acquiring ritual spaces and other physical property for the promotion of the Traditional Craft
- Certificates and other credentials to aid in Wiccans receiving their rights as legal members of the clergy….
When I was a solitary witch, I gained much from my studies and my actual practice with magick.
When I joined a coven, I learned of these organizations and joined.
Both CoG and NWC have added much to my life.
You may want to consider applying to join these organizations.
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