Requesting initiation Into the Derby Coven.

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Please note that the following is the protocol for requesting initiation into the Queensberry line of the Alexandrian Tradition of Witchcraft only. This is the only lineage of valid Alexandrian initiation in South Africa at present, and is the lineage of the Derby Coven in Johannesburg.

By the time an individual requests initiation and subsequent training in the Alexandrian Tradition, contact with a prospective coven and teacher would have been made, either through one of the Soirees held regularly, or through whatever means. (Email contact ext)

Please forward any enquiries to johannesburgcoven@gmail.com

Once you decide to formally request initiation and subsequent training you will have to send a letter to the prospective coven, containing the history of your own path up to the time of the application. This letter must include which groups you attended and of what tradition, if any. It needs to include what your experiences have been within paganism or witchcraft or Wicca, including any teachers or mentors who assisted you in your training, if any.

Please also state why you wish to be part of The Alexandrian Tradition – given that there are other forms of witchcraft, paganism and wicca available in South Africa. The letter will also have to include what it is you think that the Craft can give you, and also what you think you can bring to the Craft

Finally, it has to clearly state in the letter that you wish to be initiated and trained within the Alexandrian Tradition of Witchcraft.

**Also note that if you are accepted for the pre-initiatory preparation sessions, you will have to cease any and all magickal or religious practices and activities including participation in other Traditions, Orders and groups, Open or closed rituals, or any other type of occult or witchcraft-related training, with the exception of certain personal devotional practices. **

Once the request is made, the candidate must be aware that he or she will have to devote themselves exclusively to training within the Alexandrian Tradition for the period of training within the First Degree.

Any candidate who is accepted for Initiation will have to travel to the coven at least 4 times per month, unless in a different province, in which case there will be different protocols. As such, please consider travel plans and the feasibility of them before applying for initiation.

The Derby Coven will not consider to initiate any individual whose profession puts them into contact with death regularly, such as grave diggers, abattoir workers and butchers, and morticians. This regulation does not include medical Doctors. We do not initiate the severely disabled, either inflicted by accident or by birth.

Brightest Blessings

Adapted from an Original article by Karagan Griffith on http://www.wiccaalexandrina.com/contacto/

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