As an initiation tradition, only another Gardnerian coven can bring in a new practitioner. 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.  Skyclad practice, or ritual nudity, is optional within the tradition, training is emphasized, and ceremonial magic practices, such as those derived from Hermetic Qabalah and Enochian magic may be part of ritual. Every Initiate of our tradition is a trained Priest or Priestess of our Gods. A typical Alexandrian coven has a hierarchical structure and usually meets every week or at least on the full moon, new moon and main holidays. Hermes to this day is my patron God. However, it is odd that the primary spokespersons for both traditions have been men. I will do my best as my words and my ability in writing can allow. I was struggling with roles presented by society and the supposed morals of the Christian religion I thought were missing within me. It has a direct lineage to Alex and Maxine Sanders.  Alex's work on his Book of Shadows continued up until his death resulting, like the Gardnerian in several different versions. 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. Before this time we were very happy to be called Witches". Beltane – Oct 31st/Nov 1st Similar to the Gardnerian tradition, Alexandrian covens initiate members into a degree system. We do not claim to have the secrets to the universe. , "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. back to the late Alex Sanders and his High Priestesses, such as Maxine. , Alexandrian Wicca shares with other traditional Wicca systems the belief that "only a witch can make another witch". Founded by Alexander Sanders, Alexandrian Wicca is a tradition that is closely related to, and greatly resembles Gardnerian Wicca. 30/May 1 It was to the full moon, Diana that I prayed and asked to find true love, to meet my soul mate. Alexandrian Wicca is the creation of Alex Sanders (with his then wife Maxine) who claimed to have been initiated by his grandmother in 1933. Alexandrian tradition uses the same tools as Gardnerian tradition and the rituals are alike, but there is an emphasis on the ceremonial magic practices, which derive from Hermetic Qabalah and Enochian magic. © 2020 PaganGate. Alex Sanders was initiated into Wicca in the early 1960s and was also well known as a Ceremonial Magician. I explored other religions and spiritual concepts. For a suggested reading list please click. Contrary to popular belief, the name Alexandrian refers not to Alex Sanders, but to Ancient Alexandria. In addition, the Alexandrian Wiccan tradition holds that all participants are priests and priestesses; everyone is able to commune with the Divine, therefore there is no laity. As with Gardnerians, the High Priestess is supposedly the highest authority. Come at our call and show thyself to thy kin, Come to thy flock, from Darkness unto Day. , Janet and Stewart Farrar, both of whom were initiated into the Alexandrian tradition by the Sanderses, describe themselves as having left the tradition after the release of Eight Sabbats for Witches. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Patricia and her husband Arnold had a Gardnerian Coven named ?Sheffield Coven?, to which Alex was initiated to First Degree by a High Priestess named Medea. It is also a polarized tradition and the sexuality of that female/male polarity is emphasized. Alexandrian Wicca celebrates the eight Sabbats of the Wheel of the Year. We also meet for Esbats on the full Moon for workings, training and celebration of our Lady. It is a tenet of Wicca that money is, The ethical guide of the Alexandrian Tradition is the Wiccan Rede: “, A Seeker can expect a lengthy meet and greet process prior to a decision on acceptance for training. 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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~, Imbolc – August 1st Your altar is made from the hood of an old Chevy pick-up. Alexandrian Wicca celebrates the eight Sabbats of the Wheel of the Year. In these Alexandrian covens, a neophyte is not bound by the oaths taken by initiates, and thus has an opportunity to examine the tradition before committing to it. CONTACT NAME: Kore and Nicanthiel. Alexandrians maintain that privacy of sanctity through secrecy. O Lost Seeker, Return to us again, Come at our call and show thyself to thy kin, Wanderer upon the wild hills way Come to thy flock TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Gardnerian Wicca. STARFALL GROVE. All Rights Reserved. It is a tenet of Wicca that money is never charged for initiating or teaching our religion. A group or solitary may use a blend of beliefs and practices from several different pantheons and traditions. From his original coven, Bricket Wood, he passed on his interpretation of Witchcraft. I have found a purpose within my religion and I am working towards my initiation. Founded by Alex Sanders and his wife Maxine, Alexandrian Wicca became a popular tradition during the resurgence of modern Paganism. The only way to obtain a complete Alexandrian Book of Shadows is to be initiated in the time honoured way. (SeeMagick Spells: Free Tips And Tools for info on how to do this in a way that gets you what you actually want, rather than an unpleasant surprise.) I learned a lot about myself as a person, as a magician I learned my strengths and weaknesses; I built my power of Will to change the world within me and without. Covens são a utónomos na Tradição Alexandrina da Wicca. 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. Alexandrian Wicca or Alexandrian Witchcraft is a tradition of the Neopagan religion of Wicca, founded by Alex Sanders (also known as "King of the Witches") who, with his wife Maxine Sanders, established the tradition in the United Kingdom in the 1960s.
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