The Wellspring Coven blog, often about general pagan life. Occasionally also integrating specific Blue Star traditions. It's about how our lives as people, pagans, and covenmates are all intertwined into our unique spiritual paths.
Small, but growing coven, focused on the teaching of BlueStar Wicca and the worship of the Gods. Our Trad is very similar to most British Traditional Wicca groups. We have a highly structured elevation path focusing on personal growth and development.
We are adults with families and work commitments who live full and well rounded lives. We are open to working with other similar adults and possibly their children. We allow and even encourage family participation once children are old enough to understand and not interfere with rituals.
Wellspring is highly focused on Personal Development and Personal Responsibility. Growth is a continuous path for us and we expect the same from others. Stagnation is not living.
BlueStar and Wellspring have several different ranks. We begin with visitors, then move on to student once the person is ready to begin learning more in depth. Then we have Dedicant, Neophyte, Initiate, Second Degree and Third Degree. At or after Third Degree, there is an additional Ordination Rite for those who want it. We expect that beginning at Dedicant, the person will spend a Year and A Day minimum at each level.
We believe strongly in the presence of mirth and reverence. We like to have fun in ritual. We don't take ourselves too seriously. Even the gods like to play!
Blue Star is a Teaching Tradition and has a hierarchical learning structure, but with none of the "holier than thou" - the structure exists to facilitate learning and growth, not authoritarianism. Each Coven is autonomous, though all are connected through a "family bond" - we call our bi-annual get-togethers: Family Gatherings.