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British Traditional Wicca

This is a group for Wiccans who are members or seekers of lineaged, initiatory, Wiccan mystery traditions such as Gardnerian, Alexandrian, CVW (Silver Crescent, Kingstone, Daoine Coire, Assembly of Wicca, and Majestic), Mohsian and many others.

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Latest Activity: Mar 26

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Seeker's List

Started by Shiori E Hatagawa. Last reply by Andrea Mar 2. 20 Replies

Hi! I just thought I'd start a thread where seekers can introduce themselves. Let us know who you are, what you are interested in and where you are located. Hopefully, we can help you make a…Continue

Some questions about BTW

Started by Stanislav. Last reply by Judith "Noe" Mariposa Apr 29, 2014. 4 Replies

Hello all. Can you, please, tell me: do traditional wiccans practice handfasting? And if they do, did Gardner wrote anout it anywhere? And one more question: why do wiccans often use pentagramm as…Continue

Outer courts?

Started by Shiori E Hatagawa. Last reply by Micheál Dec 24, 2011. 2 Replies

Hi! I was hoping to get some feedback from you about Outer Courts. My coven is considering starting one. As of yet, we have been doing just fine without it. However, there is a lot of misinformation…Continue

How many BTW's are there?

Started by Shiori E Hatagawa. Last reply by Valerie Voigt Nov 9, 2010. 2 Replies

Hi, All! My question arises from a discussion I had with some of my Elders. We were counting the numbers of folks in our tradition (Silver Crescent) and then the whole of CVW. From there, we tried to…Continue

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Comment by Arsenic & Old Lace-Vinnie Russo on February 24, 2017 at 10:23pm

We should all do re-introductions!  I'm Vinnie from MA and a 3rd Alexandrian (among other things).  :-)

Comment by Ragnell on February 24, 2017 at 7:20pm

I'm Ragnell, a Gard from Topeka, Ks. We are everywhere!

Comment by Lark on February 24, 2017 at 7:14pm

Greetings everyone. I am a Gardnerian 3*, first initiated in 2008. I am part of a Gard coven in Kentucky. Good to meet other BTW on here.

Comment by Judith "Noe" Mariposa on June 18, 2015 at 2:49pm

Welcome, Cai Oneach! :D 

Comment by Cai Oneach on June 17, 2015 at 1:34pm

Merry Meet! My name is Cai and I'm new to the website. Alexandrian, BTW initiate. 

Comment by Valerie Voigt on January 9, 2015 at 6:19am

Sorry for the short notice on this: it's been a busy time.

New Wicca Intensive class begins Saturday, January 17 in the South San Francisco Bay Area. This class is for those interested in the Gardnerian Tradition: there are a few spots still available.

Class will meet from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm one Saturday per month. It will last AT LEAST a year and a day. 

Enrollment is limited.

This class will cover Wicca as a whole, with primary focus on the Gardnerian Tradition. It will include traditional ethics and lore, related academic topics, and exercises. There will be some discussion of other Pagan and Wiccan paths--partly for context, and partly for ecumenical purposes.

There is no money being charged (though donations will be accepted to help cover costs of photocopying). Instead, as is the custom in traditional Wicca, students will help with class/coven/community-related projects and activities. These projects will typically average about than an hour per class meeting.

Homework will be assigned at each session. Students should plan to attend every class session and do all of the homework, which will consist, variously, of reading, research, papers, projects, and practice. Everyone will also participate in rituals outside of class time, such as community Sabbats with South Bay Circles and training rituals with Blackbirds Coven. Many varied opportunities for ritual will be available, to accommodate students' different personal schedules.

The class will be taught by the High Priestess of Blackbirds Coven, Valerie Voigt, who has approximately 40 years of experience as a Pagan priestess, including 27 as a Gardnerian. She will be assisted by other initiates. The class will culminate in presentation of a community Sabbat ritual.

Everyone must provide their phone number, plus a valid email address, which will be added to the class mailing list. All are responsible for keeping up with the list traffic, which will consist of class business and class-related discussion such as homework. (If participants desire, a Facebook group may be started for more personal conversations among classmates.)

As part of enrollment, everyone will sign an agreement that, to the best of their ability, they will attend all classes and do all the homework on time. (Life happens, however, and so in the rare case that a participant must miss a class, they should notify the instructors ASAP.)

Please note: it is possible to flunk out of this class! There will be a short quiz at the beginning of each class meeting. Anyone who slows the class down by repeated failure to be prepared will be asked to leave. Please register for this class only if you are committed to doing all the work. Homework will, for most people, take between 3 and 7 hours per class session.

Makeup classes will NOT be given; students are responsible for contacting classmates to get notes, discuss the material, etc. and for being prepared for the quiz.

All are expected to use the Internet and/or libraries as part of their studies, but not all books are available in libraries. Students will provide their own books. A collection of study links will also be provided.

Please have your lunch before arriving for class.

Please bring:

A journal-type notebook. A regular school notebook is fine.

A three-ring binder (you will need this for handouts and other materials)

Additional writing materials (notebook and pen/cil, tablet, or laptop)

A snack if desired

Wear comfortable clothes. Some class meetings will be outside; others will be inside.

For questions, please email valerie_voigt@yahoo.com.

Blessed Be!

Comment by Richard M Stricherz on August 7, 2013 at 10:42am

Good morning , hi my name is Richard and I have been interested in practicing,  im interested in wicca, and have been avidly researching the traditions and how to practice,  I live in north Carolina in the united states, and I was wondering if I could get some direction and guidance on practicing or if possible a group near me, thank you

Comment by Stephen Morgan on August 1, 2013 at 11:17pm
Wouldn't it just be a *perfect* time to send out a few of those old fashioned "Wish you were here!" postcards? :-O

Good for you, and quite glad to hear that you're happy :D

Don't forget to waive over the fence occasionally!
Comment by Jet Piston on July 22, 2013 at 7:46am

Congratulations, Ragnell!

Comment by Alder Lyncurium on July 12, 2013 at 8:07am

Lark, the problem is that some people play with ambiguity.
“Yes...we come from...” “Yes...we are...”
And, at the end, they were just “inspired by”, or were trained by that person but not initiated INTO Gardnerian Craft. And, of course, the problem is that Seeker won't know that... :(
But, meh....the neverending story.

 

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