JaguarMoon Coven is inclusive.
We utterly reject racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia, ableism, sizeism, jingoism, classism, and transphobia.
We believe diversity strengthens us as individuals and as witches; we embrace all facets of the human condition. Our students and members are different in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religion of origin, and age, as well as in cultural backgrounds, life experiences, economic status, thoughts and ideas.
We welcome and respect the stranger, the so-called other. We believe that gender (in all of its variations), sex, skin color, religion of origin, preference in partner, or biological status are facets of an individual's overall being, and all are welcome here: no requirement for participation in our class or coven is based on any biological facet.
Shame has no place in the circle. We believe that any act that takes place between consenting adults is beautiful. There is no shame in any body type, physical expression, disability, or adornment.
Our tradition is based on the idea that witchcraft empowers the individual and imbues each practitioner with complete sovereignty. No teacher, priest/ess, member, or student of JaguarMoon will ever violate the sovereignty of another.
We honor honesty and compassion as the foundations for an atmosphere of trust.
Ritual and magic require our full attention in the Circle. Illness -- physical, mental, or spiritual -- is not a moral failing and there is a place in the Circle for those who are sick and trying to get well. For our sake as well as theirs, those who by reason of addiction or mental illness do not have the ability to be fully present are still loved by us, but may be asked to get help before they return to the Circle.
Violation of these standards will result in dismissal from the Class or Coven.
Created in 2000 as a system of magickal training and personal development, we are a cyber coven formed from the now-defunct ShadowMoon. Our existence is entirely virtual and our primary purpose is to teach Witchcraft in a non-threatening manner.
We do not believe witchcraft has a 'One True Way' and so our lessons, while explaining and exploring various aspects of Witchcraft, provide the student with a broad variety of information and perspectives. We expect our students to draw his or her own conclusions as to what works best for them. At the very least, the student will end their year with us feeling comfortable with every aspect of basic Witchcraft. Hopefully, s/he will also be able to discern the difference between someone who knows what they are talking about and a BS artist.
(Click here to see our annual Lesson Plan and here to learn more about the Art of Ritual Class.)
Our secondary purpose is to expand the understanding and acceptance of virtual religious groups, specifically those with a pagan focus. We do this in a variety of ways, including creating a stable, healthy, online coven. Under her mundane name, Lisa Mc Sherry, Maat has written several books about cyber magick and creating magickal groups online. The first was CyberCoven.Org: Creating and Maintaining Magickal Groups Online (now out of print and unavailable) the second was The Virtual Pagan: Exploring Wicca and Paganism Through The Internet (out of print but available by contacting Lisa directly). In 2007 her third book, Magickal Connections: Creating a Lasting and Healthy Spiritual Group was released.
Please feel free to email Lady Maat for more information at hps at jaguarmoon dot org.