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I was thinking, maybe one day I could take a look at one of their courses. I just wondered if anyone had any experience with them.Why do you ask?
Well, that's sick... Is sex part of the initiation process?
So, is the only reason why you aren't in favor of the group because they condoned pedophilia all those decades ago or is there more?Wiccan covens do not initiate by sex. There is the Great Rite which is usually symbolic, typically plunging an athame into a chalice. At 3rd degree, there is the option, though commonly it's still symbolic. The option is decided by the two parties involved, no one else is present. E.g., such as in the case of one spouse officiating the elevation of the other.
But does this group of supposed Wiccans?Wiccan covens do not initiate by sex.
But does this group of supposed Wiccans?
Just goes to show people have no shame.(Why does this behavior sound so familiar....).
That's creepy. So, if you don't mind me asking, (since the church and school seem to be not what I need) how did you get started in Wicca?Oh, sorry. I thought you were asking a broader question. What they did or didn't do seemed to depend on who's asking and why, and whether Gavin was inclined to give a straight answer. They had over 35 years to recant the statements of their book and clarify their practices but instead of doing so opted to deflect.
That's creepy. So, if you don't mind me asking, (since the church and school seem to be not what I need) how did you get started in Wicca?
What are moots?Back in the pre-internet era, I lived in an area where there was a sizeable population of pagan and occult practitioners who, far more often than not, were part of some witchcraft or Wiccan tradition or magical order. There was an organization that hosted monthly events (long before pagan moots were a norm) and there was a great opportunity to network with area pagans and witches. Eventually, I connected with one of the Wiccan trads, went to their openings and things clicked.