2008-12-25 19:36:57 UTC
In other words, Self-Initiation is valid. Upon initiating yourself,
you become a Solitaire Wiccan Priest or a Solitaire Wiccan Priestess.
If you join a Wiccan coven, and there is need for a clergy member
(members who organize Gatherings, Sabbats and Esbats) you will
probably be asked to undergo a Coven initiation whereby you become an
active member of the Wiccan Clergy.
There are Wiccan clergy members called Priests and Priestesses of the
Clergy. However, this does not mean that non-clergy members are not
Priests and Priestesses in their own right.
If you would like to know, I am an initiated Wiccan priest. I am an
inactive member of several covens in
and Seattle as of 3 years ago,
I am known as Coyote among them.
I am currently not an active member of any Wiccan coven in Tokyo, of
course. But I am a part of an eclectic group studying magick and
spiritism with some of the most famous people in Japan. We also do
energy work. But this is more like ceremonial practice than adhering
to ethnic Wiccan rituals. Tokyo is a truly international city. I have
Syrian friends, African friends, Welsh friends, etc. Because we meet
in groups dedicated to metaphysical studies, I can learn a lot from
them. I am a personal friend of the 2nd highest ranking Shinto priest
in all of Japan. Japanese Shinto and Edo Period Onmyoudou is very
similar in belief and practice to Wicca in many ways. I was a computer
person. Now I am a full-time script writer and English editor. I also
privately teach English. That is why I am a grammarian. I do forgive
mistakes because of tiredness or quickness. But the same mistakes over
and over, I should not forgive. It makes you a more effective poster.
I have lived in Germany for over 7 years. I often travel from the
U.S.A. to Germany to my home all the time as I have relatives there. I
often attend Wiccan gatherings yearly in Germany and the U.S. Because
I can travel, I will leave it to you to decide just how affluent I am
at this time.