Notes About Initiation & The Witchcraft Course

There are many ways to reach your goals.To learn more about this course, please see this article.  This page is just a note about the classes and initiation concerns.  This class is an overall and very comprehensive approach to Witchcraft that will enable you to discover your own spiritual tradition.  You will learn about Witchcraft, energy work, and many Pagan Paths including a comprehensive study of Wicca.

Your path is unique to you and it is not our intention to present here any dogma which is to be strictly adhered to.  You will be presented with facts, viewpoints, historical information and our own opinions.  It is then up to you to experiment and practice to develop your own style.

No matter how complete and arduously thorough a class is, there are always those who would argue that the ideas presented here are not that of Wicca, Witchcraft, The Craft, The Old Religion, etc. However in our studies and experiences, we have discovered that there is no True and Right form of Witchcraft.  It is a path without orthodoxy, scripture or dogmatic doctrine.  However, this does not mean that it is a path without responsibility.

There are a few guidelines you may wish to adhere to if you intend to call yourself a Witch.  It is honorable to abide by at least some of the few widely accepted (but not holy writ) tenets of the path.  Every tradition is only a derivative of many elements, refined and distilled into a living spiritual tradition, but most traditions share some common tenets and ideas.

Although Wicca is regarded by many as a spiritual path, and Witchcraft is sometimes viewed as the "magickal" part of many paths, no differentiation is made here between Wicca and Witchcraft as it is felt to be unnecessary. Some will disagree with this, however nearly every aspect of the Craft could be argued into the ground until it no longer existed. Perhaps this is exactly what some who promote these arguments would desire. We will not participate in such self defeating battles. The term Witch and Wiccan may sometimes be used interchangeably in the course, but it is left up to you as to how you define your path, or even if you choose to use a label.

By participating in this class, reading books, experimenting, studying, researching, practicing and otherwise applying yourself to the pursuit of knowledge (self-knowledge, people-knowledge, world-knowledge, spiritual-knowledge, etc.) you will be undertaking an initiation on your own path.

Initiation is a process, not a single ritual or rite that gives you permission to perform more advanced work.  Initiation rituals are commemorative and celebratory, intended to mark outstanding progress and share your growth with others.  Taking this course is one way to embark on your own initiation

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Author: FridayWebsite: http://PaganPath.comEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Author & Academy Instructor
Friday is devoted to writing books and articles on a variety of Pagan subjects, and is the instructor of the online PaganPath Academy. She has studied and practiced the Craft since 1987, and worked as a professional tarot reader and vice president of a national psychic network for several decades. Currently, she is now a practicing herbalist and ordained minister. As a Master Gardener with a deep interest in permaculture, she is developing the PaganPath Sanctuary with her partner. This long term community project is an edible landscape demonstration, orchard and educational facility for future generations.

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