So, you meet the required standard and find yourself a member of Coven of the Scales. This leads me to my first point, What do I do now? A question that crops up with annoying regularity. Until recently the answer has been, revisit your lessons, practice what you have been taught, and get on with it! Live it! Most of you will know that the Dame has been developing workings for the Solstices and Equinox's, the next to be posted very soon. These have proved very popular in providing focus and guidance. I have also asked Phillip and Carrie if they could assist by providing additional exercises and workings for the Coven. They have kindly agreed, so members of the Coven will be hearing from them on occasion throughout the year.
My next point is Initiation. Traditional Old Craft Covens have always worked with an elitist structure of hierarchy and merit: we in CoS are no different and like it or lump it, it`s here to stay. We are a Coven of solitary witches located all around the world, in many different time zones and working with many different energies, not easy to be Magister over I hear you say, and you would be right. Students enter the Coven as a witch, and over time, an experienced witch having shown loyalty to the Coven may be invited to become an Elder. So, what of initiation? Well, we get many enquires from students and Coven witches alike asking “when will I be initiated?” Initiates are only chosen from Elders who are considered worthy and ready to take the next step. So, Initiation is not entry into the Coven, it is to something far greater and important.
My view is, if you have got to ask, you`re not ready!