***Please note that the following is the process for requesting initiation into the Derby Coven of the Alexandrian Tradition of Witchcraft only. This is the only Alexandrian coven and lineage in South Africa at present.***
By the time an individual requests initiation and training in the Alexandrian Tradition, contact with a prospective coven and teacher would have been made, either through one of the Soirees that we hold every now and then, or through whatever other means. (Email contact etc.). Any enquiries can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you have decided 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, if any, 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. If you are accepted for the pre-initiatory preparation sessions, we request that you cease any and all magical 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. Training takes dedication, devotion and commitment. 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.