Our Membership Process

Saturday, April 16, 2011

We are always accepting petitions for Outer Court membership, though we may not have any positions open.

To join us, you must first meet the following requirements:

1) You must be 18 years of age and older.
2) You must be free of chemical illegal drugs.
3) You must have at least a basic knowledge of Wicca and Witchcraft.
4) You must be of an open mind, kind hearted and unjudgmental. 
5) You must be within driving distance of the LA/NOC area
6) You must be able to attend at least 85% of all meetings, classes, events, rituals and workshops.
7) You must have internet access, for most correspondance will be online. 
8) If you have a mental illness, you need to be on medication.

Joining a coven is a big step and a commitment, and should not be taken lightly. Take some time to think about it, and make sure that it is the path you wish to take.

1) Download the petition, fill it out and send on to barefoot witch @ gmail dot com (eliminate the spaces and the dot should be an actual dot, and all that). Its in Microsoft Word, if you need it in a txt file, email Ivy, and she'll send it to you. 

2) If we believe that you may make a good match with our coven, the High Priestess or officers will ask you some more questions and may schedule a meeting with you. After the initial meet, if you are still interested in our coven you may be invited to join our congregational group the
Shadow Sisters. 

3)  If you will be a good fit with our group, you'll be invited to join our outer court and dedicate to the coven.

4) Outer Court members will be expected to come to open esbats, sabbats, Wicca 101 classes, all coven meetings, and social functions. Outer Court members will not come to inner court meetings, working rituals, closed esbats and some in-coven trainings. Outer Court members will be invited to most camping trips and festivals. Outer Court members are expected to contribute dues (Sliding scale $5-20 a month). Outer Court members will take part in a dedication ritual. Dedication to the coven does not lock one into coven membership in any way, and dedicants are free to leave if they feel the coven is not for them after all. Likewise, the coven is free to release dedicants, if they feel as though the dedicant will not be a good fit.
5) Outer Court members may be invited to join the Inner Court, and if so, will be initiated into the coven, earning the first degree in the Twilight Tradition.

Shadow Sisters

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Because I'm sure the question will come up at some point, I wanted to write a short note about our new congregational group, Shadow Sisters. This very small group of friends and aspirants will be joining us at some gatherings. We will still have our open events for everyone (guys included), but this group will enable us to sustain a close relationship with our aspirants (as well as some of our closest and oldest friends), without the commitment that dedication entails. The coven bylaws have been amended to reflect this group, as well as their place within the coven.

April Meeting

Sunday, April 10, 2011
We got a lot done during last night's meeting, as well as our usual snacking and sipping. 

We secured alternate plans for our Beltane retreat, figured out what we'd do during this retreat (and our Beltane ritual), and discussed plans for an invite-only "congregational" type group- like a casual OUTER outer court. We also approved corrections to the bylaws in order to create this group. After we took care of this business, Beth led her kitchen witchery workshop and we created a face/body scrub, a foot scrub and a body scrub to take home with us.