Annual Coven Interest Meeting

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Join us in the auditorium of Arlington Central Library for our annual interest meeting for the two covens of Firefly! We usually only have this meeting once per year so don’t miss your chance!

Coven of the Spiral Moon:
CSM was founded in 2007 to form a core committee for deeper spiritual practice within the Firefly tradition. This is the “Mother Coven” which comprises most of our tradition’s leadership.

Coven of the Wandering Crow:
CWC is the second Firefly coven, hived in 2014. Most candidates will be directed to this coven for consideration. (note: CWC will be accepting petitions for dedicancy by Summer of 2015 at the earliest).

Even though covens may or may not be accepting petitions around this time, this is the only annual interest meeting so if you think you may ever be interested in joining a coven, you should strive to make it.

Firefly’s two covens form the “inner court” of the tradition whereas The Firefly House meetup members and initiates make up the “outer court.” Covens are a committed and highly involved group of individuals who participate in a deep clan-based coven operation. Think of it this way: Firefly meetup is a “drop in” group where all are welcome to participate as frequently or infrequently as they like. The Covens are closed, initiatory lines that have certain demands and expectations on members, as we will outline and explain in the meeting.

What is the purpose of this meeting? 
This meeting has a twofold goal: 
a. To explain to the outer court who we are and how we influence the tradition. 
b. To give our experience of what life in a coven is like, to see if you may be interested in future membership.

What happens after the meeting? 
After the meeting you will hopefully have a good understanding of what a clan-based coven is like within this tradition. If how we work speaks to you, you will have the option of “petitioning” (applying) for dedicancy. Dedicancy awards full trial membership to a coven for a year and a day. After that time, if all still think of it as a good fit, the dedicant may initiate into the 1st degree and become a full priest/ess.  All are welcome to apply for dedicancy at any time and any petitioners will be able to meet with individual coven members throughout this process. Please note that acceptance to the dedicant grade requires a full unanimous vote from the entire coven.

Please look through the Firefly website for more information, particularly this page about our coven’s structure:

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