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Wiccans, Covens


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Are there any wiccans/covens from newbury berkshire on this site.

i have read a lot about covens which i find I am drawn to for learning.

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First, relax and don't rush into anything. It won't happen quickly. This is normal. Second, be aware that if anyone invites you to join a coven, especially if you've only recently met them, they're dodgy.

 

There are several moots nearby and whilst I don't know the people in the area as well as I used to, there's quite a good 'scene' around there. Find out about moots, contact the organisers and go along. Don't announce to everyone that you're looking for a coven. Just go and meet people and have fun and get to know people and be a good listener.

 

Meanwhile, do some reading. I don't know how much experience you've got, but have a look on some of the other threads on here about good Wiccan books. There aren't many, so it's a fairly easy start. Doreen Valiente and Ron Hutton are the best authors, but start with Doreen, maybe. Witchcraft for Tomorrow is an excellent book. The other good book for beginners that I recommend is Lauren Manoy's Where to Park Your Broomstick. It's marketed at the 'teen witch' sector, but it's much, much better than appearances may suggest.

 

Having done some reading will give you something to talk about with people at the moots, and over time you'll find out about what's going on in the region, and maybe get an idea about who is running covens and groups and whether you'd get on with them or not.

 

That's about the best advice I can offer for now. Good luck.

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First, relax and don't rush into anything. It won't happen quickly. This is normal. Second, be aware that if anyone invites you to join a coven, especially if you've only recently met them, they're dodgy.

 

There are several moots nearby and whilst I don't know the people in the area as well as I used to, there's quite a good 'scene' around there. Find out about moots, contact the organisers and go along. Don't announce to everyone that you're looking for a coven. Just go and meet people and have fun and get to know people and be a good listener.

 

Meanwhile, do some reading. I don't know how much experience you've got, but have a look on some of the other threads on here about good Wiccan books. There aren't many, so it's a fairly easy start. Doreen Valiente and Ron Hutton are the best authors, but start with Doreen, maybe. Witchcraft for Tomorrow is an excellent book. The other good book for beginners that I recommend is Lauren Manoy's Where to Park Your Broomstick. It's marketed at the 'teen witch' sector, but it's much, much better than appearances may suggest.

 

Having done some reading will give you something to talk about with people at the moots, and over time you'll find out about what's going on in the region, and maybe get an idea about who is running covens and groups and whether you'd get on with them or not.

 

That's about the best advice I can offer for now. Good luck.

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Thank you so much. This has been a big help, am certainly going to pick up the books.

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What Alistair said. Do the moot thing as well, and there is so much you can pick up from doing stuff yourself. You'll get to know the sceen pretty quick - and determine who is who. If it doesn't feel right - then question it or walk. If you meet evasion, excuses, or blather - walk. Legitimate crafters will answer your questions and may even give you some tips to help you along.

 

 

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