Views and Ideals
NorthWind is a small group with a dream with certain
- Our primary focus is service to the
of the Stone Peoples,
the general Wiccan and neoPagan community in the U.S, by teaching Wicca, training clergy, leading public rituals, and attempting to increase networking among
- We seek to form ties with the land
and to communicate with the entities native to it.
- We are dedicated to to the ideal
of personal choice and personal responsibility. An attitude of respect for all that
is within each of us permeates all of our activities.
- We do not tell anyone what to do
or how to do it. NorthWind exists to help all of the Members achieve his or her goals
in life and in the Craft.
NorthWind is both a cohesive Craft group, teaching and practicing
Wicca with an agreed-upon set of rituals and classes, and an umbrella
group supporting the individual members' personal preferences and tastes. Members
of NorthWind include those who practice solitary Wicca and others who focus on group
work. NorthWind has a set of rituals for most occasions which are available either
routinely or in an emergency.
There is no requirement that to be NorthWind the frame of ritual
provided in NorthWind must be followed. Most of the time we retain the basic casting
and invocations from the NorthWind frame of ritual in order to establish a sense
of continuity and community. All initiates learn the materials contained in those
A very few items seem integral to NorthWind. We usually have only one knife - athame
- which may have any color handle. However, the knife MUST have a cutting edge. Within
reason, razor sharp isn't particularly comfortable in circle. We have no rules about
what this knife may be used for and, indeed, many of us have in emergency used them
for mundane purposes without any reduction in magickal usefulness.
We favor working with a three-point balance rather than the two-point dichotomy common
to most Wiccan traditions. We honor the God and the Goddess under many names and
faces. We add to them the Community - the Stone People -- those people world-wide
(and throughout time) who, like us, are committed to the Earth and the natural universe
and the concept of divinity in all things. We, therefore, usually do our rituals
with three people as High Priests/esses and we invoke all three Powers at the beginning
of our rituals. Many of our rituals will involve several more individuals than three
as we find this a further aid to our goal of doing powerful ritual.
P.l.C., Pagan Identification Code: A name, such as Grey Cat, which isn't an identifying
name to the mundane public nor a birth certificate name; and also isn't more or less
a secret magickal or circle name. Pick a PIC which can be lived with as it's extremely
confusing when these change all the time.
Degree: Ritually conveyed recognition of accomplishment within
the Craft and way of expressing indescribable experiences in personal growth.
Frame of Ritual: A basic format for ritual with standard
invocations of quarters, diety, and closing. Almost "modular" because a
person can insert the body of a ritual into the frame and have a ready-made script.
It also provides a familiar format for ritual which is an invaluable teaching tool.
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