Mystic Star Coven
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Mystic Star Coven is a practicing, teaching and training Coven in Louisville, Kentucky.
We were founded in 2005, by our current High Priest, and practiced together until 2008. In 2008, we went on hiatus due to various life issues among the Membership. In early 2014, the High Priest re-opened Mystic Star for it’s second incarnation.
Mystic Star practices The Feycraft Tradition.
Feycraft is an amalgamation of two different Traditions, and was begun in the 1980’s by the High Priest’s Initiator. Our High Priest learned Feycraft from his Initiator throughout the first half of the 1990’s.
Today, Mystic Star boasts a good amount of training material and exercises for Dedicants that is specifically relevant to Feycraft.
Our mission is to obliterate the status quo of yesteryear’s infighting, prejudice, and immaturity that exists in the Pagan community. And we do this by producing happy, well-adjusted Witches who are consistently progressing in their Craft.
Mystic Star annually attends Beltane festivities at Our Haven, in French Lick, Indiana.
Mystic Star is open to Members of any gender identity.
Most decisions are made by consensus of Coven Council.
We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, social or financial background, gender or gender identity, or sexual orientation.
We consider the Rede to be good advice, but in reality we practice a Warrior's Ethic.
We don’t have an issue with same-gender initiations. Our Tradition teaches that the Primary Force of Creation is sometimes both genders, sometimes no gender, sometimes either male or female. The underlying current of power of Feycraft has no specific gender requirements.
While we utilize an agricultural theme to our Sabbat celebrations, our primary focus and concern is not on fertility, like other Traditions. Rather, our ultimate goal is the ecstatic experience of the realm of spirit that surrounds us, and a feeling of oneness with nature and the universe. (In case you're wondering, ecstasy isn't about sex.)
For the same reasons, we do not keep a male/female ratio in our group. There is no need. A good Witch can work with the energies of either gender, or no gender, or both. Likewise, we do not believe in the necessity of having both a male and a female leader at the same time. Coven Leaders can be single individuals, or a pair of individuals, of any gender identity.
Mystic Star Coven hereby decrees and declares that these Principles are part of the root of our practice as a Coven of the Feycraft Tradition, 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 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 Coven.
We will not divulge the names of our Initiators or the names of our Students to anyone outside of Feycraft. 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 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 work 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.
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