Maiden's Circle: Wicca for Newbies
What you'll learn
- The History of Wicca
- What It Means To Be Witch, Wiccan, or Pagan
- The Beliefs of the Wiccan Practice
- Why We Practice Wicca
- Students will engage in fun crafts and activities to further enhance their learning experience!
- Have a notebook, an inquisitive mind, and a desire to grow!
- You'll also need access to Patricia Telesco's "A Charmed Life" and Raymond Buckland's "Complete Book of Witchcraft"
This lesson is a brief introduction to Wicca as a religion in the Western world. It’s one of our most academic lessons.
We believe it’s important to have a strong foundation and to know the history of our practice. So in this lesson, we’ll discuss Wicca’s origins, the beliefs that hold many Wiccans together, and the practices most important to Maiden's Circle Coven.
In this lesson, we'll discuss the one lovingly nicknamed the "King of the Witches," Gerald Gardner. We'll enjoy a documentary about the founder of Wicca the religion and look into the ways modern Wiccans practice this not-so-ancient system of belief.
This course is perfect for those interested in the basic history of Wicca, as well as the texts and tenets beloved by many Wiccans (such as the Wiccan Rede), and for those who wish to take a deeper look into their own spiritual beliefs.
Lessons are in simple video format for your listening ease. Within this course you'll find (descriptive list, these are not the titles of each section):
1. A Welcome Video
2. A Lesson On Labels
3. A Bit Of Poetry And Other Fancy Words
4. A Video About Those Crazy Guys Who Get All The Credit
5. A Chance To Really Look At Yourself
6. A Bit Of A Refresher And A Bonus
7. A Moment To Reflect And Test What You Learned
Thank you for sharing your path with Maiden's Circle.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner Wiccans or those looking to refresh their faith.
- Curious Folk
- Spiritual Practioners
- Spiritual Interest
- Wicca Newbies
Lady Morgana Brighid (Pronounced: Brid) began her journey in early adolescence. She had always been fascinated by the occult, but was raised in a Christian Baptist home in a small town in Mississippi where fear of the craft ran rampant. At around 12 years old, she worked up the nerve to tell her mother she no longer wanted to attend church, who (surprisingly) agreed without argument.
Having only heard of true magick once or twice in her young life, and receiving the bulk of her “knowledge” from television, her introduction to the craft was mostly based on fantasy. The first thing she did was try to write and do a love spell on her crush, which back-fired and the target of her spell moved away soon after.
She decided to change her approach and headed to her local library, which had no occult resources, but provided access to the internet. The mall a few towns north had a bit more of a secular book selection, and these books were her first introduction to real magick and witchcraft. After two years of study, she dedicated herself in a Wiccan solitary ritual and has never looked back.
Now, after over two decades, Lady Morgana knows she chose her path well. She lives a life in which she is able and willing to be her most authentic self. That isn’t common for everyone. Her focus has shifted from spellcraft to growth, wisdom, joy, truth, and love. She’s much more interested in inner healing these days. While her practice has mostly been solitary, she has met and worked with many covens and study groups throughout the years.
In 2014, during a private ritual, she heard a calling to reach out to the pagan community in her new home of New York. She couldn’t ignore it and, over time, Maiden’s Circle evolved into its present form.
Lady Morgana’s sun sign is Gemini with a moon in Aquarius. She is an ordained minister with ULC. When not tending to MCCA matters, she keeps busy writing, reading, finding ways to stay healthy, singing, spending time with friends, working, creating art or watching cartoons. She takes great joy in helping others and bringing happiness whenever and however she can. MCCA was created out of love and that very joy, and Lady Morgana will continue to put her heart and spirit into its growth.