Looking for Initiation?
Through the process of dedication and initiation into Witchcraft, Gay men are provided with support through their journeys of self-improvement and creative expression.
Advice from an Elder
Initiation means to begin, with the implication of into the Mysteries. However, initiations begin nothing, they confirm the level of spiritual awareness an Initiate has already gained by study and induction into the esoteric Wisdom Lore of the Ancients.
An Initiation Ceremony is not undergone until the Ordeal of Mastery has been successfully experienced. It must be earned and shows the Initiate to be qualified to be considered an Initiate of a specific Level or Grade in the Craft.
If one is asked to undergo a Ceremony, first, before one may study the Craft, or Wicca, the process is being worked backwards. When one studies first and attains a certain body of knowledge and then is given the Initiation Ceremony, as a Confirmation of that level of lessons, one can be assured the true Occult Wisdom Tradition is being worked.
~ The Sacred Pentagraph: A Craft Work In Five Volumes: Books I, II, & III, Tarostar, p.77.
We, in Gala Witchcraft, have always found this wisdom from Tarostar, our beloved Craft Elder, to hold us in good stead. That is why we have created Uncrossing Your Roads, a publicly available self-paced year-and-a-day style course designed to get Seekers ready for initiation. Whether you're ready for initiation or you just want to deepen your own personal study of the Craft, click here to start your journey.
Gala covens don't hive. Instead, we unite.
Each year, all the covens within the Covendom get together at a secluded location for a week-long retreat.
During that time, we celebrate our shared love of the Craft, bond within our Circles of Companionship, and expand our understanding of the occult wisdom that underlies the Gay Mysteries.
Uncrossing Your Roads
Uncrossing Your Roads is a primer on the material that we, in Gala Witchcraft, think every Seeker should know before he asks to initiate into our tradition. It is a self-paced program, so while this course is written to be done in a year-and-a-day format, you can take it at your own pace.
Though this course is written for cisgender Gay men who wish to explore the idea of initiation into Gala Witchcraft, we believe that it has a lot to offer other members of the Rainbow communities and our Straight Allies as well. So, it will be open to anyone who is interested in the topic of Witchcraft or the Male Mysteries.
Keys, Power, Myth, and Magic
During this course, we take the theme of the Crossroads (a symbol of the Male Mysteries) and the concept of the hedge witch to help Gay male witches explore the unique Mysteries connected to their Craft.
On this journey, we address some fundamental witchcraft practices, like psychic development, the basics of magic, seasonal rites, and the esbat cycle, which we hope everyone can benefit from.
We also address some topics that are specific to the unique path of the cisgender Gay male witch. We talk about things like the power of Gay sex, the unique value of Gay relationships throughout history, the role of the Gay male witch within the Craft, and so much more.