Mystic Star Coven hereby decrees and declares that these Principles are part of the root of our practice as a Feycraft Wiccan Coven, and agrees to uphold them as part of our Faith.
Ours is an oathbound, initiatory, mystery tradition. We have vetted lineage from two different Traditions, which are, together, the foundation of Feycraft as taught in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
Feycraft Wicca is a mystery tradition and can only be entered into by means of a Traditional Initiation performed by a Third Degree Priest/ess and Witch of Feycraft.
Autonomy is important to us a Tradition with many (previous) Covens and more to come. However, there is secret core lore that is taught and passed on in order for a Coven to be a Feycraft Wicca Coven.
We will not divulge the names of our Initiators or the names of our Students to anyone outside of Feycraft Wicca. This applies to both legal identities and Craft identities. Anyone, Student or otherwise, may reveal his/her own legal or Craft identity if s/he chooses to do so.
We are oathed to defend, protect and preserve our brothers and sisters, as well as the Tradition itself.
Feycraft Wicca is experiential. The Tradition can be taught in a limited fashion, but the Mysteries must be experienced, as they cannot be expressed in word.
Our liturgy, and the lore specific thereto, are not intended for mass consumption – nor should it be.
Only Initiates can teach the tradition and only Third Degrees may Initiate others.
We prefer to teach in small groups called “Covens.” Direct contact between Teacher and Student are essential and requisite to passing on the Tradition. It cannot be taught online, nor can anyone be Initiated online. The Internet is a tool for communication, but definitely not a tool for Initiation.
When we teach Feycraft, we do so intending that our Students will Initiate. (But there is no guarantee that every Student will gain Initiation.)
We do not proselytize. Coercing or baiting or forcing people into our Faith is strictly prohibited. Individual Covens may advertise that they are taking on new Students, but no one is cajoled into becoming a part of Feycraft.
We do not charge in money or goods for teaching Feycraft, or for Initiation into Feycraft, or for Membership in a Feycraft Coven. Commercial services (like reading the Tarot [“divination”] for friends, family or clients) are not within the purview of our Faith – meaning: though related in some ways to the practice of our Faith, these services do not (and are not intended to) lead to Initiation into the Tradition; thus, these do not fall under the rule of not charging in money or goods.
In short: We don’t tell, we don’t sell, we don’t coerce, and we don’t teach, train or Initiate those who would; but if you’re sincere and sincerely ready, we will teach you (in person) and bring you into the Family. But know, too, that those who are not ready, or not willing, to do the Work, soon find other things with which to engage their time and energy.
- Prospective Initiates must be willing to set aside the usual beliefs of western culture. As a basic foundation of our Faith, we are polytheists and animists. These two beliefs are essential to the effective practice of Feycraft Wicca. Spirits, deities, etc, are not psychological constructs to help you feel better. It takes work to fully accept these two foundational truths because our western culture has taught us that everything is a figment of our imaginations – spirits, deities, etc., are not figments of your imagination or “personifications of your subconscious.”
- Prospective Initiates must be willing to make Coven activities a high priority. It takes time and commitment to make it through Dedicant classes, and then when those are done, you still have to participate in regular Coven life. We become a chosen family. Participation by every individual is of high importance. This isn’t a church where you can come and go as you please – your presence is extremely important. We realize that some folks may have children who sometimes get ill and need to be tended, or anniversaries they need to spend with their significant other – we get it. We just ask that you don’t lie about emergencies when there really are none – you never know if the Gods are going to take what you say as a request.
- Prospective Initiates should be emotionally stable. While the Coven Leadership can provide spiritual counseling/coaching to Members, none of us are trained psychologists or therapists. We do not intend to discriminate against individuals with illnesses such as bipolar disorder or depression, but realize that the current of power with which we work may substantially cause you more harm than good. Depending upon the severity of the emotional/mental illness, we may or may not refuse Membership. We are not mental/emotional/medical support professionals and may not be able to deal with the kinds of issues that the current of power brings up while these ailments are present.
- Prospective Initiates must be real people. You must be willing to drop the societal masks. We are not prone to being “fake” with one another. While we recognize that a facade is sometimes necessary to properly exist in modern western society, we cast that facade aside when we are with one another.
- Prospective Initiates should have their mundane lives in somewhat decent shape, or at least pursuing that as a goal. You don’t have to be independently wealthy or plan to stay at your current job forever. You should be doing your best for you, for now. None of us are perfect people, but we try to be reasonably stable, so have a job, pay your bills as best you can and have reliable transportation to and from meetings. As long as you have made peace with where you’re at and are moving forward if you so desire, this should not be a difficult requirement to meet. Despite what that other religion tries to teach you, poverty and spirituality do not make good bedfellows.
Please note: Our Application for Dedicant Status has been taken offline for the time being. Mystic Star is not taking on new Dedicants for the 2018 Cycle.
We will re-activate the link to the Application in August, 2018, so that you can apply for the 2019 Cycle of classes if you so choose. Get on the WaitList at the top of this page if you’d like to be notified by email when the application goes live. The first class of this Cycle will be in October, 2018, and your first ritual with us will be the annual Samhain Sabbat.
Thanks for understanding. Peace, and blessed be!