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Sunday, 26 April 2009

Setting The Magic Foundation

Setting The Magic Foundation Cover You will have to face all the management issues of running an organization. To a coven leader a gathering is also a business, with business issues and demands. The biggest thing that destroys new organizations isn't lack of membership, but rather lack of leadership and planning. Being able to handle the leadership role, conflicts, dramas and responsibilities of a group are all key talents that will be utilized and needed.

Here are a few things you will need to think about.

1. You must set the Foundation of your coven. That starts with the basics.
* A business plan.
* A business license or other legal licenses for your county or state.
* A checking account separate from your personal account.
* You will have to prepare accounting documents for all donations and or money you take in.
* You will also have to prepare federal and state tax returns.

2. Even if you don't bring financial services into your group, you will need to define a Charter for your organization. This will include (and it's not limited to these):
* Principles Of The Coven
* Principles Of Belief
* Clan Troth
* Dedication and Initiations
* Code Of Ethics
* Press Releases

3. As the leader of a group such as this, you will still face other management issues.
* Do you have the skills to handle conflict?
* Do you have the knowledge to execute conflict resolutions between members?
* Do you have the wisdom to handle conflict when it arises against you as the leader of the group?
* Do you have the strength to put down discord and help balance or resolve issues or mini-dramas?
* Do you have the strength to ask someone to leave your group if necessary?
* Do you have the strength and wisdom to squash petty fights that unjustly become directed at one member of your group?
* Can you remain above the personal Relationships or friendships that can create favoritism from you and create unfairness within your group?

Books in PDF format to read:

John Dee - The Practice Of Enochian Evocation
Aubrey Bell - The Magic Of Spain
Malcolm Mcgrath - Practical Magickal Evocation
Konstantinos - Summoning Spirits The Art Of Magical Evocation
Jarl Fossum - Seth In The Magical Texts