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coven

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 2:02 pm
by raventears
can there be a two person coven

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 3:05 pm
by Crazy Healer Lady
I'm not a Wiccan, so understand that this doesn't come from a Wiccan standpoint...

...but anyone can form a tight group which supports each other spiritually. I'm not hardcore on rules, but I'd say any number of people can make a coven, although that word is strange to me.

You may find, as you go along, others will join your circle, and others will leave. Life is in constant motion.

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 4:11 pm
by Kystar
Well, from what I understand, and I'm not Wiccan either, a Coven is a formal gathering with a High Priest and Priestess. I think they usually try to keep a coven to Thirteen members. It's a hierarchical system that has everyone ranked according to some criteria...with the top being the High Priest/Priestess and the bottom being the people trying to join the coven...or those who JUST joined (Initiates?)

So, if you're just a few, without the structure, I don't think you'd be an "official" coven.

But, if that's the word that best describes your grouping to you...go for it.

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:34 am
by lacielonestar
I would probably just call that a magickal partner. Three I might consider a circle, and four or more a coven. I don't know why. I'm a solitary and that's just my opinion. Although, why do you need to label yourselves?

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:30 pm
by Willow
That is a good question, but I think labels have power and can be used positively, just as well as negatively. I don't see a problem with labelling your group as a coven as long as it doesn't occur to the exclusion of other understnadings of the term.

Re: coven

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:58 am
by Seawitch
raventears wrote:can there be a two person coven
A Coven is an initary group that pertains to Wicca, idealy 13 people of mixed gender, this is because it's a practical sort of number, however it isn't always like that and sometimes a few more will be there or rather less, a Coven could fall to two people or briefly start there as it forms but if it's to stay there by intent you just don't have a coven but a couple, even if both are 3rd degree initiates as those in the appointment of High Priest/Priestess are.