The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum (Archive Board)
May 06, 2021, 12:20:51 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: This is our Read Only Archive Board (closed to posting July 2011). Join our new vBulletin board!
 
  Portal   Forum   Help Rules Search Chat (Mux) Articles Login Register   *

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
May 06, 2021, 12:20:51 pm

Login with username, password and session length
Donate!
The Cauldron's server is expensive and requires monthly payments. Please become a Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor if you can. Donations are needed every month. Without member support, we can't afford the server.
TC Staff
Important Information about this Archive Board
This message board is The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum's SMF Archive Board. It is closed to new memberships and to posting, but there are over 250,000 messages here that you can still search and read -- many full of interesting and useful information. (This board was open from February 2007 through June 2011).

Our new vBulletin discussion board is located at http://www.ecauldron.com/forum/ -- if you would like to participate in discussions like those you see here, please visit our new vBulletin message board, register an account and join in our discussions. We hope you will find the information in this message archive useful and will consider joining us on our new board.
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Down
  Add bookmark  |  Print  
Author Topic: Creating your own tradition/coven...  (Read 9548 times)
Jenett
High Adept Member
******
Last Login:February 23, 2020, 06:56:44 pm
United States United States

Religion: Priestess in initiatory religious witchcraft tradition
Posts: 2506


Blog entries (1)

WWW

Ignore
« Reply #15: April 22, 2007, 12:17:03 am »

Your wise words are ever true, and definitely Goddess-spoken... Thanks.

*grin* Sometimes, I really am just the typist. I'm glad those words helped.

Reclaiming yourself can be incredibly hard. It's a slow process. I've been doing a lot of that in the last 18 months (post-separation from my now-exhusband, combined with my 2nd degree, which has been all about reclaiming myself.) Taking it steadily has produced so much healing and growth and wonderful stuff. I'd hate to rush that, and skimp on the job.

There's also a quote from one of my favorite fantasy novels, Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold. (Which has a really amazing take on interaction with deity). "You are the tool, not the work. Expect to be valued accordingly." On one hand, it sounds sort of horrible. On the other hand, a good craftsman takes *really* good care of their tools. Therefore, taking care of myself is the first step in being a useful tool to my Gods.  Taking joy in it is critical, too. I work better happy.

Logged

Blog: Thoughts from a threshold: http://gleewood.org/threshold
Info for seekers: http://gleewood.org/seeking
Pagan books and resources: http://gleewood.org/books

Welcome, Guest!
You will need to register and/or login to participate in our discussions.

Read our Rules and Policies and the Quoting Guidelines.

Help Fund Our Server? Donate to Lyricfox's Cancer Fund?

Thesaly
Journeyman
***
Last Login:May 13, 2008, 06:10:33 pm
United States United States

Religion: Ecclectic Wiccan (for now)
Posts: 133


Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #16: April 22, 2007, 08:18:33 pm »

There's also a quote from one of my favorite fantasy novels, Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold. (Which has a really amazing take on interaction with deity). "You are the tool, not the work. Expect to be valued accordingly." On one hand, it sounds sort of horrible. On the other hand, a good craftsman takes *really* good care of their tools. Therefore, taking care of myself is the first step in being a useful tool to my Gods.  Taking joy in it is critical, too. I work better happy.

Slightly OT - I just finished The Hallowed Hunt and have been having long conversations with my son about LMB's take on deity in that world.  I'm especially fond of The Bastard, as I suspect she is  Grin
Logged
Glenda
Apprentice
**
Last Login:October 02, 2015, 10:07:25 pm
United States United States

Religion: When I find out, you'll be the second to know
Posts: 17


Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #17: April 22, 2007, 08:58:34 pm »



I'm no where near ready to assume position as a teacher, I'm still a Witch learning his own self and his own Craft.

I just wanted to ask for future reference... I'm one of those who prefer to gather the facts first before jumping into something... except maybe when I'm having a brain fart (dumb moment).

It might be a good idea to find an area (not necessarily spiritually related) in which you have some expertise and could be comfortable working toward a leadership role in that area.  Then when you're more solid in your spiritual path, you can transfer those leadership and people skills to your teaching.
Logged
RandallS
Co-Host
Administrator
Grand Adept Member
*****
Last Login:October 30, 2020, 08:18:05 am
United States United States

Religion: Hellenic Pagan
TCN ID: ADMIN
Posts: 17181


Blog entries (0)


« Reply #18: April 22, 2007, 10:50:35 pm »


Welcome to The Cauldron!
Logged

Randall
RetroRoleplaying [Blog - Forum] -- Out Of Print & Out Of Style Tabletop Roleplaying Games
Software Gadgets Blog -- Interesting Software, Mostly Free
Cheap Web Hosting -- Find an Affordable Web Host
Star
Message Board Coordinator
Senior Staff
Grand Adept Member
****
Last Login:January 12, 2013, 08:36:08 am
United States United States

Religion: Hellenic Reconstructionist
TCN ID: star
Posts: 9033


Etcetera, Whatever

Blog entries (0)

ilaynay starcr
WWW
« Reply #19: April 23, 2007, 08:16:52 am »



Welcome to the Cauldron, Glenda.
Logged

"The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced."
-- Aart Van Der Leeuw

Main Blog:  Star's Journal of Random Thoughts
Religious Blog:  The Song and the Flame
I can also now be found on Goodreads.
Pythiana
Apprentice
**
Last Login:December 04, 2007, 03:22:01 pm
United States United States

Religion: Eclectic Pagan
Posts: 20


Under Construction

Blog entries (0)



Ignore
« Reply #20: June 20, 2007, 01:21:35 pm »

You could compromise by creating a study group with like minded friends.  My partner and I did this - no one acted as a teacher, but four or five of us would get together to discuss different topics we were learning about.  Occassionally someone would give a mini-lecture on a topic that they did have a lot of knowledge in. 

I'd be very, very hesitant about studying under someone with as little experience as you claim, but I'd be happy to study with that person, if you understand the difference.

As for magical principles - I'm not sure what those are.  Ethics vary widely from practitioner to practitioner. 

As Shadow said, however, it's always a good idea to know what you're talking about before attempting to teach.  I'd say the ethical thing to do, whatever you decide, would be to be totallly upfront about your credentials with all prospective students and let them make their own decisions.

My husband and I started doing this about a year ago, and it was amazing how much we learned from eachother.  You would be surprised at how someone else's views on something can clarify things for you, and make your own beliefs more solid.
Logged

"Not all who wander are lost" - J.R.R. Tolkien
Mandi
Adept Member
*****
Last Login:June 03, 2011, 01:52:13 am
United States United States

Religion: ergghhhmmmmnnnnn....
Posts: 1997


Did the big meanies break yer speshulness

Blog entries (48)



Ignore
« Reply #21: June 20, 2007, 04:36:42 pm »

Quote

Taking out entire response - replied to thread as if it were a new one instead of the same one coming back.

Nothing to see here.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2007, 04:39:25 pm by Mandi, Reason: redundancy » Logged

I'm gonna tell my son to join a circus so that death is cheap
And games are just another way of life
And I'm gonna tell my son to be a prophet of mistakes
Because for every truth there are half a million lies
And I'm gonna lock my son up in a tower
Till he learns to let his hair down far enough to climb outside.
-LIz Pahir

Donor Ad: Become a Silver or Gold Donor to get your ad here.

Tags:
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Up
  Add bookmark  |  Print  
 
Jump to:  
  Portal   Forum   Help Rules Search Chat (Mux) Articles Login Register   *

* Share this topic...
In a forum
(BBCode)
In a site/blog
(HTML)


Related Topics
Subject Started by Replies Views Last post
Coven astrologers...share your observations « 1 2 3 4 »
Paganism For Beginners
Sunny Dawn 45 12591 Last post June 20, 2007, 05:22:18 pm
by gayars
Coven experience? « 1 2 3 4 »
Paganism For Beginners
Allstar 53 19600 Last post October 05, 2007, 03:25:12 pm
by Jenett
Creating a new tradition
Miscellaneous Religious Discussions
Áine 2 2144 Last post November 11, 2008, 05:31:10 pm
by Dalaigh Eoghan
Locating A Coven
Social Discussion Boards
Icarus Revnant 9 4102 Last post March 17, 2009, 09:43:29 am
by savatage
Do you prefer coven or solitary? (wicca) « 1 2 3 »
Paganism For Beginners
fatalperfection 34 13556 Last post June 11, 2009, 12:02:34 pm
by Kittiann
EU Cookie Notice: This site uses cookies. By using this site you consent to their use.


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines
TinyPortal v0.9.8 © Bloc
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.06 seconds with 39 queries.