About these notes
These notes are intended for use by Pagan Elders and by those who are in active training to become Elders. They present some of what we have learned up until now, but they are hardly the final word on the subject. They are not intended to become the basis for the next Pagan fad, nor do they replace what you learn from your own Tradition, your Elders, and your Circle.
As usual with this series, this is a work
in progress. We hope to receive advice, corrections,
inspirations, great ideas, criticisms and manifestos
concerning this notebook from its readers. Please email Judy
to let us know what you think should be different in
the next version. We appreciate your feedback.
dedicate these notes to all those who seek to learn
how to better serve their Gods, their People, and
About the authors:
is High Priestess of Proteus Coven, a liberal
Gardnerian Wiccan coven in the suburbs of
is a clinical member of the
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, an
Associate Chaplain (Pagan) at the
As you might expect from Wiccan High Priestesses, our primary religious vocabulary is Wiccan. But these notes are intended for Pagans of all Paths, and for anybody else who may find them useful. We hope that our Druid, Heathen, and Reconstructionist (and anybody else we may have missed) readers will not feel left out, and will make any translation that is necessary to suit their own Paths.
We have a long-term passion for sharing skills and information we learned in our secular training as counselors with Elders and Elders-in-training of every Pagan path. Since we consider this a major part of our calling as priestesses, we do not charge fees for these workshops, but do ask for carfare and crash space.
Many thanks to all who shared ideas and
insights in the preparation of this workshop and these
notes. Kudos to Misha Dutka and Rhea Paniesin, and to
the members of our households and covens.