"Merry Meet and Blessed Be!"

"Bide the Wiccan law ye must,
In perfect love and perfect trust..."

A Coven of Eclectic Witches?

There are covens of eclectic witches! No one person can learn everything on their own. I like to think of us as a family of different personalities. But I hear many people say how can a coven be formed by "eclectic" witches? Well, I look at it like this, it give others the freedom to find their personal path and the connections to make sure they are growing the right way. How does it work? Simple, you have a family with several members. Each person has their own thoughts and feelings. No one person is exactly the same as another, there may be similarities. Everyone gets along because they are a family. You have the freedom to worship as you please, to attend meetings as you may want, and to contribute how you feel the need to. Grievances are handled through mediation and settled so that both parties are satisfied as best as they can. The fact that we are eclectic means that we are open to the ideas and thoughts of other "like" minded people. Our meetings are more like a family reunion than a strict sworn to secrecy ritual that never deviates from a set pattern. They are places where individuals can come to meet with other people who share similar ideas, non members can get information, pagan parents can meet and let their children play with the children of other pagan parents and people can just be themselves.
An eclectic coven isn't really a new idea. In times when people lived farther apart covens met less frequently than we can now. It's just in the time of the internet and online forums many people think you either have to be a member of a coven or eclectic. The internet has put an end to word of mouth guides.
Blessed Be,
Lady Alice