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A Witches' Canon Part 2
The Adventure & Exploration of Coven Witchcraft
by Roy H. Blunden

An Exploration of the Traditional Witchcraft Coven, its Organization and Rituals, including Initiations, Rites of Passage, Magical and Social practices. The truth is, “Old” Gerald B. Gardner had little interest in how the Traditional Witchcraft Coven had been organized and structured. So apart from an example of how it should not be done, he passed on little information about how it was meant to be organized. That knowledge of how best to organize and structure a modern Coven has had to be reclaimed from the old records and by trial and error. So too the social Rites of Passage; those of birth, marriage and death that were all long since appropriated by the religious authorities have likewise needed to be restored. As too the traditional forms of Coven Magic and Healings, whilst still keeping Witchcraft ever the religion of Dance, Fun and Mirth. After all, who said that religion is not to be enjoyed? A Witches’ Canon, Part 1, provides a fact-based referenced guide for those wishing to further explore the Religion and Celebratory Rituals of Traditional Wicca. A Witches’ Canon, Part 2, has been written to provide a practical, referenced guide to the social aspects of Traditional Wicca; of Coven Organization, Initiations, Rites and Rituals. A Witches’ Canon, Part 3, is a fact-based referenced guide to the practice of Magical Witchcraft, both nice and naughty. If it isn’t fun, then it ain’t worth doing.

Roy H. Blunden – 60 years of Wicca ROY H. BLUNDEN grew up in Britain during WW II, surviving the London-area Blitz, V-1 flying bombs and V-2 Rockets. Caught up in the revival of modern Wicca, he has been deeply absorbed in the search for the origins and meanings of the complex symbolism used to express Wicca as a transcendental religious faith. Roy practices the Craft as originally taught by “Old” Gerald Gardner, with emphasis on the spiritual and operative aspects of Wicca, and of the history of Witchcraft. Roy has practised as a solitary Witch and also has belonged to various Wiccan Covens; carefully observing their organizational strengths and weaknesses. Moreover learning what actually worked and what didn’t. Together with his wife, Roy taught and initiated many students of the Craft, stressing a pragmatic approach to Wicca in seeking to always understand the why’s and wherefores of what one is doing. Until his retirement, he was a consultant geoscientist. Roy has abiding interests in history and the study of ancient coinages. He currently resides in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Roy H. Blunden, describes himself as one of the surviving relics of that first wave of British converts to “Old” Gerald Gardner’s newly revived ‘Wica’ — as it was then spelled more than a half Century ago. A time when in his disastrous press interviews our inestimable leader was still describing us as cultists, and when simply being a Wiccan was considered justification for instant dismissal from your employment and children being taken into care for their moral protection. So he was one of the heroic foot-soldiers who quickly learned to keep his head down, for well nigh on a quarter Century, particularly while the big-wigs of the Craft – all half dozen or so at a time — were raising havoc in the world’s press. Together with his wife, an American Witch of the second wave when the fratricidal furor was at its’ height, they conducted many public and private rituals. In addition Roy lectured widely concerning the practice, mystery and symbolism of Witchcraft in all its aspects of religious celebration, group and magical workings.


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