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What are the pros and cons to eclectic witchcraft versus joining a tradition? How do you know what’s right for you, especially when you’re just starting out? How do you even go about finding a tradition or coven? And if you decide to build your own practice, where do you even start? We’ll cover all the basics and more in today’s episode.

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Show Notes

Source for color associations
Source for forming habits

There is a great Reddit thread that covers other red flags to look out for when searching for a witchcraft teacher. Can you add anything else to the list?

Book Recommendations:
“Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells” by Judika Illes
“The Power of the Witch” by Laurie Cabot
“Witchery: Embrace the Witch Within” by Juliet Diaz

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Discord New Moon Circle details:
On or just around the new moon each month, we come together in a dedicated channel to talk about the moon, manifestation, or whatever else strikes our fancy. It’s casual and fun and usually only runs for an hour, so it won’t take up your whole evening. You’re welcome to participate as little or as much as you want, and there’s no pressure to join in. We plan to do them every month! You have to be a member of the Discord to join, but luckily, both the Discord and the monthly circles are 100% free. Plus, this falls into Tip #3!

Join us on Discord!

Time Stamps

00:00:00 Episode Intro
00:00:16 Show Intro
00:00:39 Welcome notes
00:01:12 The Pros of Traditional Witchcraft & Group Work
00:03:59 The Cons of Eclectic Witchcraft & Solitary Work
00:07:14 The Benefits to Eclectic Work 
00:08:16 4 Tips to Building Your Own Effective Eclectic Practice
00:09:13 Tip #1: Read A Book (and book recs!)
00:14:24 Tip #2: Keep A Journal
00:16:26 Tip #3: Talk to Other Witches
00:19:36 Tip #4: Learn from someone else
00:20:54 An Example Teacher Shares Their Structure (also maybe definitely a self promo plug)
00:22:58 Safety tips for seeking a teacher or coven
00:27:12 Discord Q: What’s a High Priestess, anyway?
00:28:19 A Tip about self-initiation
00:30:04 Wrap up & a special event announcement!

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