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About A Gardnerian

A Gardnerian blogs at gardnerians.wordpress.com, and can be found on Twitter as @Gardnerians.

When a coven comes to its natural end

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Fall leaves, photo by Andreina SchoeberleinAs popular Wiccan opinion goes, the number one coven killer in existence is a dreadful little thing called divorce. We’ve all heard the stories; the High Priest’s and High Priestess’ relationship devolves, the marriage unravels, the trust is shattered and people inevitably pick sides. Much can be said about divorce and its effects on a coven and on an entire line by Gardnerians in the USA. But this article isn’t about the number one coven killer in America. This article is about another way that covens end; this article is about life. Continue reading


Tarot for teenagers

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Tarot, photo by aquarian_insightDivination is a fascinating art. No, not the art of fascination, that’s completely different. We’re talking about seeing the truth here, and I don’t just mean the future. Divination can be used for all sorts of information. It can give advice, explain a situation, and, of course, tell the future.

Divination is an age-old art. At least that’s what my books tell me, but I’ve only been at it for a year. Personally, I use tarot. Continue reading


Coven warning

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Coven, photo by Barry LewisListen up kiddies, ’cause this is serious. Being a teenage witch, I can relate to many problems that are being discovered by the many younger members of our religion. I know that as teenagers, we are indeed very inquisitive and very social people. This is absolutely normal for human beings, and we are expected to be this way.

If a teenager is practicing witchcraft, a religion that is still being frowned upon and persecuted in too many parts of the nation, they may feel an extra sense of isolation. Along with the usual feelings of rejection, fear, inequality, low self-esteem, and various other emotional problems that afflict today’s teens, this can be a real kicker. A teenager may want to seek out people who share their beliefs or interests. This is completely normal, for it is how we chose our friends during those formidable high school years and beyond, but when it involves an alternative religion, one must tread lightly. Continue reading