[3] Maxine Sanders notes that Alexandrians take the attitude "If it works use it". We have an obligation to maintain the privacy of fellow Initiates. After about two years of study (overkill I know) I fully embraced Wicca as my way of life and performed a self-initiation. I can remember befriending abstract companions such as the wind, which I imagined to be a female entity I so cleverly named “Windy.” I would imagine with my brother and friends that we were warriors of great magical prowess, having the power to manipulate energy to my will. Similar to the Gardnerian tradition, Alexandrian covens initiate members into a degree system. Your donations help keep the WOTC & Coven Life meet their daily operating expenses and most importantly spreading the word of our Goddess. Both showed me basic principles of Wicca and magick, which fully absorbed me and my need for spiritual growth. Both traditions are similar in ritual practice, theology, and coven structure. Training has always been strongly emphasised in our tradition second only to service to the Gods. A person who is generally suitable for initiation may not be accepted into one group but may mesh well with another. You watch NASCAR for its karmic revelation. [14][15], "Priestess of the Goddess: TWPT talks with Maxine Sanders", "Home Again: An Introduction To Blue Star Wicca", "A Brief History of the WCC and the Odyssean Tradition", "The Ordine Della Luna/Nova: The Work of Alex Sanders and Derek Taylor", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Alexandrian_Wicca&oldid=983311235, Religious organizations established in the 1960s, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 13 October 2020, at 14:29. Who are they, and what do they do? There is simply no way that any person can go through life without causing something or someone else harm. Alexandrian Wicca is an initatory, oathbound, orthopraxic mystery tradition whose practice is … It has a direct lineage to Alex and Maxine Sanders. You enter a skyclad circle with the words, In Perfect Love and Perfect Lust. A person who is generally suitable for initiation may not be accepted into one group but may mesh well with another. Wicca has changed me in many positive and progressive ways, making my life happier, my lifestyle more meaningful. A candidate will be of adult age and able to demonstrate self-care, personal integrity and commitment. Neophytes are working and studying, preparing themselves for their dedication to first degree. But who are they, and why are they important? A group or solitary may use a blend of beliefs and practices from several different pantheons and traditions. Founded by Alex Sanders and his wife Maxine, Alexandrian Wicca became a popular tradition during the resurgence of modern Paganism. Many solitary Wiccans follow an eclectic path, but there are also covens that consider themselves eclectic. [8] Chthonioi Alexandrian Wicca [10] and the "Starkindler Line" are derived from Alexandrian Wicca,[11] and Alexandrian Wicca was a major influence on Blue Star Wicca[12] and Odyssean Wicca. Even as a young boy in elementary school I was a recluse, preferring the company of few friends and more often than not I was alone at recess in a field of grass playing with my imagination. We do not traditionally work with the cycles of the Oak and Holly Kings as written by the Farrars in their book, Initiation into and elevation within Wicca, In short, the Elders must rely on their fair and balanced judgement and intuition. Traditionally the word of the High Priest/ess is law within the coven, although the authority of coven leaders does not extend beyond Craft matters. Formed by Alex Sanders and his wife Maxine, Alexandrian Wicca is very similar to the Gardnerian tradition. I have been truly blessed by the divine powers of the universe and for that I am thankful, for I have felt the Love of the Lord and Lady and it is beautiful. I hope to take my training in the tradition all the way to my third degree and from there I want to open a Temple for the tradition here in California. Eclectic Wicca is an all-purpose term applied to NeoWiccan traditions that don’t fit into any specific definitive category. Doing so challenged the societal roles and Christian morals that had limited my perspective of life. Ostara – September 21st/22nd Ye seek for them, whose eyes have lost the light. However, it is odd that the primary spokespersons for both traditions have been men. As in Gardnerian Wicca, there are three levels, or "degrees", of initiation, commonly referred to as "first", "second", and "third" degree. Those unwilling or unable to do so will be asked to leave the coven. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Heavily influenced by Gardner and his tradition, Alexandrian Wicca uses a degree system and has ties to ceremonial magic systems. To be initiated into Wicca as a Priest or Priestess one must first be a “proper person.” The Elders of a coven determine this with input from those already in the group. Thank you in advance for your generosity. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~, Imbolc – August 1st British Traditional Wicca, or BTW, is an all-purpose category used to describe some of the New Forest traditions of Wicca. There are numerous Alexandrian groups in the United States and Britain, most of which maintain some degree of secrecy, and continue to keep their practices and other information oathbound. I hope to one day meet and possibly work with Rev. From here I will continue to grow and study, to apply my spirituality into my every day and to be able to help others find their way in the Craft as well. The Farrars themselves make this very clear in their book yet this misinformation still persists. We also meet for Esbats on the full Moon for workings, training and celebration of our Lady. Our tradition is matrifocal. Harmlessness is a worthy ideal but it is not to be taken literally.