Statement of Purpose
The Arthurian Tradition is based upon the Practices and Elder Knowledge of
BTW, ( British Traditional Wicca ), as practiced by those of the Age of
Gerald Gardner, combined with the accumulated research of Modern Craft. The
basic premise is one of a Tradition of like trained Solitaires, who having
full autonomy, can chose to come together to celebrate, do work or healing
as a group, but who can work alone with the full knowledge and
understanding of a solid, Foundational Craft education. The Arthurian
Tradition has Lineage, and a working communication network to compliment and
share ideas and learning between Practitioners.
There are no limitations as to whom may practice. There will never be a
restriction based upon gender, sexual orientation, politics, race or age.
Since the beginning we have been a Fam-Trad, with the children of students
becoming students as well. Participation in circles must follow the Local
and State Laws concerning age, parental consent, etc.
Students of the Arthurian work with a Mentor/Teacher/Initiate, to seek their
own understanding of the Mysteries, and to Master themselves through the
study of Magick and other related fields, ( including but not limited to
Reiki, Martial Arts, various Zen disciplines, Yoga, Science etc. ). The Path
that the Arthurians take all bring us back to the Original Source. There are
no secrets in the Arthurians, only Mysteries to be explored.
In The Arthurian Tradition, an individual may work up to their own personal
level of willingness and comfort. We practice Skyclad, as was always the
way. We do not water down nor do we alter the Practice to accommodate the
"Politically Correct". Students may practice as their lives and Familial
obligations allow. A Student who has felt the calling to teach may study
intensely for a period of time, ( A >>MINIMUM<< of a Year and a Day ), and
after fulfilling the necessary requirements, may Teach as an Initiate of the
Faith. Elders are those Initiates who have proven their dedication to the
Tradition after several years of teaching and participating in the
Craft. Elders come together to vote upon the Laws, changing them as time and
advancements in the Craft warrant such decisions. The
practices may look rigid, but the teachings are flexible enough to accept
new understandings through research, experimentation, and inspirations, as
they may apply.
Group circles are non-gender specific as to who shall officiate.
Responsibilities are shared, and Students possess all the necessary
information to run any given celebration or working. We are a Tradition of
Equals, with no one individual any greater or less than any other. We are
Witches. Some of these Witches may be Wiccan as well. A Practitioner or
Student, may belong to other groups, and participate in other faiths and or
spiritual organizations. Free Will via your mind's ability and
potential, is the single greatest tool of an Arthurian Witch. We seek
personal enlightenment, and respect and worship the Divine Duality of Male
and Female in the Universe. We seek balance in all things, believing that we
are all born neutral, with the ability to do great good or Evil, each being
a mirror of the other. Choice is the key to the next potential. You learn
to see that you will always have options, and a choice.
Arthurians take personal responsibility for their actions, and their
decisions. We have no one else to blame, ( No God or Devil ). We each
decide what our lives will be, and what we shall do as individuals. We seek
knowledge and understanding of the nature of Reality, and we teach others
how to control the "Laws of Chance and Circumstance" via our own Free Will,
for the "Best Possible Outcome"... this being our definition of "Magick"
with the "K". The God and Goddess are the Divine filters of the All that is
the Universe. We speak to them, and through them, as Archetypes of and
from our collective Unconscious.
We keep the Rede, that " an it Harm None,
Do what Ye will".