The Seax Tradition believes strongly in the practicality of the craft.
Each Gesith (initiated witch) has equal status among their brothers and sisters; but also the equal amount of personal
and coven responsibility. The journey of the Seax Gesith requires hard work,
commitment, passion and the absolute belief in oneself.
Without this self-belief one can rely too heavily on others. A
great teacher of mine once said “loyalty is measured by the company in your shadow, but greatness is found in the creator
of the shadow”. From this comes the question:
Q) Do you stand in the shadow or do you create the
For the Seax Gesith there can only be one answer and that is to create the shadow. In other words; allow our teachers and wise ones to guide us on our journey but never must we become dependant
on their advice to the extent that our journey is mapped out by the teacher. Whether
you are a solitary practitioner or a coven member; your journey begins from the moment you make your decision.
Unlike most other traditions of the craft; the Seax Tradition believes in the validity of Self Dedication
as an option in the event that an existing coven can not be located for initiation.
The Seax do encourage the open and constant communication between all Gesiths (solitary and covens) however you are
neither advantaged or disadvantaged by choosing the solitary path. In fact there
is another section of the Seax tradition designed for enhancing the Solitary Practitioner – the Seax Lyblác.
There are a few
stages of development that one completes before becoming a Seax Gesith. The structure
is much like most other traditions and it is as follows:
Theow (pronounced Tho).
These are people who don’t actually belong to the Seax craft. Think
of them as ‘friends of the Seax’. They are permitted to attend ritual
meetings but only by invitation.
Ceorl (pronounced Cawl). This is the seeker or neophyte
stage. When the Theow has been to one or two meetings and wishes to learn more about the Seax Tradition, they are contemplating
the possibility of becoming a member of the Seax Tradition. They are encouraged to question and to seek answers and is also
trained in the use of the Witch Tools, the Hierarchy of the Coven, Herbal Lore and Divination.
sufficient training by a teacher has been completed the Ceorl would be experienced enough to undertake initiation. It is important to note that that the Seax Tradition does not have a degree system. We do not believe in such a process of title or succession of power. All Gesiths are equal in the eyes
of the gods and coven members.
If you are unable to find an existing coven for such
a journey or initiation you can become a Gesith by the Self Dedication Ritual.
If you wish to
learn more about the Seax Tradition or wish to become a Seax Gesith then please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.