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Sunday, March 18 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Birthing Healthy Covens: Thriving with Purpose

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Forming a healthy, vibrant coven (or any spiritual group) that promotes growth and evolution of individuals and the group is never as easy as people think it is going to be. The proper preparation - on all levels - can truly increase the odds that your group will thrive long-term. Lasting only matters, though, if the purpose and practice of the group is meaningful and serves to evolve its members - and that has to be developed from the very beginning.

We will discuss creation of the thought-form, seeding the group mind, developing guiding principles and practices, creating core traditions, successful leadership structures, calling for patrons, and what to expect in the first couple years (the good, bad, and ugly). You will learn a structured approach that works - from the beginning or as 'rehab' for a struggling group - while fostering the creativity needed to grow spiritual development.

While I will present from the context of a wiccan coven (a consistent framework helps every presentation), most of what is going to be shared truly can be adapted to nearly any kind of group with a spiritual focus. And I'm more than happy to help you do that, if desired.

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James Dickinson

High Priest/3rd Degree Initiate, Assembly of the Sacred Wheel
Jim Dickinson (Gaelan) is a 3rd Degree initiate and a founding member of Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, serving as a High Priest for 25 years. He founded Coven of the Rowan Star (1992) and Guardians of the Windsword (2002) - both still vibrant, healthy covens. He is particularly valued... Read More →

Sunday March 18, 2018 2:45pm - 4:15pm CDT
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