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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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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