As stated by many different contributors at WitchVox (RiP), Facebook, and other places across the internet; many who are new to the Craft begin to learn about Witchcraft/Wicca by reading a few books. It doesn’t take long to discover that each author has a different slant on the subject. Information about the most basic elements such as history, circle casting or spellwork, can sometimes be not only different but often conflicting. At this point, one may throw up their hands and start looking for a real live person to help straighten all this out. And who can blame them?
At times like this one will ask a hundred questions, and are quite often taken aback by the response if they receive any response at all to their inquiry. They are told to read more books, check out various websites, and practice working on their own. This classic ‘brush off” to the seekers leaves most more frustrated than before. So how can the new seeker find some help – and perhaps eventually meet other Pagans?
The thing is, when you’re learning Witchcraft, it can be overwhelming. Your first job is to try to sort through mountains of information to try and figure out which sources are good, which are bad, and which are simply ugly, most of the time you do this with very little help. Once you do find decent sources, there are tons of things to read and it may leave you with many questions. When beginning Witchcraft in practice, you may hesitate or feel uneasy because it’s new and you’re not really sure if you’re doing it right. So the search for a mentor is a logical step. However, not every Witch you meet is ready to mentor; there are some very good reasons that Gardnerians don’t teach before reaching the second degree. And many you meet through sources like WitchVox aren’t much further along than you are.
Well, you’re off to a good start, by now you have probably read at least one book or several articles on the subject, maybe even been to a public ritual, tried your hand at candle magick, or had a Tarot reading. Not that these are requirements or even small feats, each step takes a great deal of courage, however with each advance they make learning new things a little easier.
You want to be a Witch. Many people hope to find a mentor or teacher to help put them on the solid road to success in the Craft. It can be really great to have a guide—provided you find a good one. Unfortunately, not all those who offer services as ‘teachers’ are worthy of the title. They’re either not what they claim to be, or have failed to learn the lessons themselves. but reading doesn’t sound like it will actually teach you anything, that’s perfectly alright most people do not learn by books alone, some have to hear it (Auditory Learners), some have to see it (Visual Learners), and others have to do it (Kinesthetic Learners). No matter which kind of learner you are, we encourage you to be hands-on, where we can we have placed visual aids or videos to help you on your journey and you have the choice of clicking on a link and running with it, or going to our Wicca 101 page if you really want structure.
The Silver Moon Crow Coven, upon general consensus, has decided to make some of our experiences available for the general public to learn from. Rituals, Spells, Science of Magick (Cord, Candle, or Encantation) and Life Lessons. It is our hope that by sharing our experiences and expertise we will be aiding the development of our community. We have time for anyone who needs questions answered or council, please enjoy our humble electronic offerings.
We know that after six months of being offline from May to October 2014 as well as continuous growing pains as technology has changed. We may not have the frequent guests we used to. But in the past 15 years, this website has helped nearly five million users as of between February 22nd, 2007 and January 10th, 2022, we do sincerely hope that you enjoy our humble offerings.