Book: Path Of Initiation The Fivefold Pattern Of The Witching Way by Robin ArtissonMost people have the understanding that to claim to belong to a traditional witch “group”, one must go through a period of learning, join a group, be vouched for, and be initiated. This is how many modern groups do work.
I think this is a very problematic formula, however, because most people fail to see beyond it. They seek out groups or join them for the sake of membership- but groups don’t make witches or mystics; Fate makes witches and mystics.
This standard formula of “joining the group” fails to take into account that the true purpose of "Traditional Groups" is not to build membership and share rituals. The purpose of a serious spiritual grouping is to achieve Wisdom and Illumination. No wise, thinking person would ever make the claim that Illumination and Wisdom ONLY come from membership in a special group. (Robin Artisson)
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Robin Artisson - Path Of Initiation The Fivefold Pattern Of The Witching Way