Spell Circle Initiation Requirements


Requirements for Spell Circle Initiation

I.Candidate must be an initiate of the Sean Ciall Line. There is no time requirement between Line Initiation and Circle initiation.
II.Active participation in no less than 70% of regularly scheduled Spell Circle meetings for no fewer than 12 months.

III.Active participation in at least one Sean Ciall Intensive/Fires of Brigid and at least one Fires of Belaine, and Fires of Samhain (when offered).

IV.Active participation in at least one Fires of Lughnasadh ritual as a member of Spell circle.

V.Active and disciplined adherence to an approved daily magickal regimen for not less than one year. (May be tailored to the individual needs of the candidate)

VI.Completion of the following required reading list; these are in addition to the required reading list for the Sean Ciall Line initiation:
    1. Liber ABA by Aleister Crowley
    2. Modern Magick: 11 Lessons in the High Magickal Arts by Donald Michael Kraig
    3. A Witch's Bible Compleat by Janet and Stewart Farrar
    4. Aradia, the Gospel of the Witches by Charles Godfrey Leyland
    5. The White Goddess by Robert Graves
    6. The Wise Wound by Penelope Shuttle and Peter Redgrove
    7. Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castenada
    8. Your Psychic Powers and How to Develop Them by Hereward Carrington
    9. The Basic Experiments in Parapsychology by K.R. Rao
    10. The Herb Book by John Lust
    11. Exploring Natural Mystery (Kamana One) by Jon Young
    12. The Spiral Dance by Starhawk
    13. The Mystical Qabalah by Dion Fortune
    14. Initiation into Hermetics by Franz Bardon
    15. Sexual Magic by Paschal Beverly Randolph
    16. The Art of Sexual Ecstasy by Margo Anand
    17. The Faerie Faith in Celtic Britain by A.E. Evans-Wenzt
    18. Natural Magic by Doreen Valiente
    19. Malleus Mallificarum by Kramer and Sprenger
    20. The Golden Bough by James Frazer
    21. The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage tr. MacGregor Mathers
    22. The Greater Key of Solomon the King tr. MacGregor Mathers
    23. The Goetia tr. Aleister Crowley
    24. Illusions, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, and One, by Richard Bach
    25. The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson

Also highly recommended are any 100-level textbooks in biology, anatomy, physics, astronomy, atmospherics, oceanography, geology and any other sciences.

VII. Core Competencies:
The following basic competencies must be demonstrated by the candidate. Generally it is expected that the following competencies will be fulfilled during the regularly scheduled Spell Circle meetings, the level of proficiency requisite for completion being commensurate with the level taught at a Spell Circle meeting.
A qualifications card for each of the core competencies will be provided for new dedicants to the Circle, to be dated and initialed by the instructor teaching the specific competency. A candidate with previous magickal training may elect to "challenge" all or part of the core competency card.
    1. Circle casting techniques
       a. Sean Ciall
       b. General
       c. Pentagram/Hexagram
    2. Intermediate divination and scrying
    3. Advanced theories of magick
    4. Weapons, Tools, and Altar Arrangement
    5. Tree and Plant Identification
    6. Correspondences of Ogham tree alphabet
    7. Other Magickal Alphabets and Tables of Correspondence
    8. Beginner's Gaelic
    9. Intermediate Breathing, Trance Induction and Altered States of consciousness
    10. Intermediate Chakra Work
    11. Hermetic Energy Work
       a. comparative techniques of grounding and centering
       b. short-lived elementals
       c. energy streamer
       d. intermediate energy sharing and polarity
       e. intermediate shielding and psychic self-defense
    12 .Beginning Sean Ciall Energy Work
       a. Spindle
       b. London Bridge
    13. Bodies of Light (Astral and Etheric)
    14. Astral Travel and Astral Projection
    15. Pathworking and Fundamentals of QBL
    16. Past Life Regression
    17. Intermediate Healing
    18. Intermediate Psychic First Aid
    19. Herbalism
    20. Weather Magick
    21. Spellcraft
    22. Intermediate spell construction
    23. Intermediate sound, scent and movement
    24. Advanced cord/knot magick
    25. Amulets and talismans
    26. Comparative techniques of sympathetic magick
    27. Intermediate Evocation, Banishing, and Intro to KoS/Goetia
    28. Invocation and God form Assumption
    29. Timeline Magick
    30. Rudiments of Sex Magick

VIII. Perisher:
Once the candidate has completed the core competencies in item VII, s/he will sit before a board of ideally not less than three Spell initiates. The initiates will each select at least one core competency from the above list to demonstrate; which core competencies will be tested will not be briefed with the candidate beforehand. As it is presumed that a basic circle casting will need to be performed prior to the execution of many of these core competencies, the board should presume that the candidate's "perisher" will always begin with a demonstration of the "Basic Circle Casting" proficiency, and hence this will not be considered an appropriate choice for the initiate's competency selection. Thus, at a minimum, the candidate will be expected to perform a total of four core competencies.

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