Our By-laws


Mission Statement

1.1 Sylvan Circle [The Coven] is a Wiccan coven which derives its power from the diversity and strength of each individual member, and exists to provide for its members a safe space in which to express their spirituality.

1.2 The Coven exists as an open forum for the members to share knowledge, wisdom, and ideas.

1.3 In all administrative matters, The Coven is egalitarian and reaches decisions by consensus of the members.

1.3.1 The founding High Priestess will facilitate decision making sessions/meetings. Everyone who is a member of the coven shall act as an advisor. If consensus can not be quickly achieved, the High Priestess will make the final decision.

1.3.2 In an emergency situation, the High Priestess may make a decision without council, or with council as she chooses. Emergency decisions made by the High Priestess without council will be brought to the coven at a later date with the option for approval or adjustment.

1.4 In all matters of spiritual training, a three degree system is honored and employed.

1.5 The Coven agrees to follow a common body of laws which protect the rights and well being of the coven as a whole and the individuals that compose it. The Laws apply equally to all, and is applied equally to all, regardless of position or degree.


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