In April of 2004 I sat in a circle with three other women with a used copy of Ariadne’s Thread in my hands.
My heart was racing. I was excited. Nervous. Cautious.
I only knew one of these three women and I felt vulnerable. My novice self, certain everyone knew more about witchery than I did.
The plan was to work through this book chapter by chapter. In this way we would nourish our own spiritual practices, have space to reflect and share about what we learned and enact a suggested ritual to solidify what we learned.
We thought we had a plan.
But like with so many well laid plans we diverted from the path. Over time, we began to insert our own topics into our gatherings. We started creating our own rituals and exploring our own curiosities.
In time we each began to bring more and more of our own magic to the group.
At the end of the first year, one of our members moved away. The remaining three of us, enacted an initiation ritual and our Circle was solidified.
In the 18 years since we have grown and shrunk. Shattered and reconfigured. We have changed our format and gone back to basics.
Two of us from that original 4 remain.
There has been lots of celebration, heartache, learning, practicing and making magic.
There have also been things that have flopped terribly or nights when we had to pivot because the plan did not align with the energy of the group.
We are always learning. Always changing.
I still have that now well annotated copy of Ariadne’s Thread.
But the truth is I never finished the book.
Instead I co-created a Coven.
Are curious to discover the way bringing energies together can amplify your magic
Are open to learning, listening and growing your practice
Coven Crafting may just be the class for you.
This class has been designed to help you vision the collective you want to be a part of, give you the nuts and bolts considerations in crafting a Circle and teach you some of the important strategies for maintaining health in a group over time.
18 years is a looong time and I want to share with you what I have learned.
We come together June 25th 9-11 am PT and will delve into all of this and more!
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Emily Morrison MA, MFT