​Silver Willow Grove

Membership Guidelines
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As a Grove highly dedicated to our studies within the Craft as well as our lives outside of it, these guidelines have been created to summarize our expectations of our students and what our students can expect from growing with the Grove. The relationships we aspire to kindle with each member are highly valued as we grow in trust, loyalty, and dedication to one another. Each member is to be treated with respect regardless of nationality, experience, age, disabilities, or sexual orientation.
 
In order to become an official member of the Silver Willow Grove, each student must have thoroughly completed the application and the three month introductory course. Each course will be sent out by email after each section has been completed and reviewed. Members will also be granted access to the Membership Forum where they will receive community support, invitations to private events and social outings, and will be able to participate in group discussion.
  
  
Members will also be able to attend initiatory courses with the Grove which include crafting sessions. These sessions provide members with the opportunity to learn how to create their own ritual tools such as candles, oils, incense, robes, and more. We believe these classes are instrumental to the growth of our students. Classes will meet once a month to enjoy this opportunity.
 
We appreciate the balance between family life, careers, and the Craft. Because of this, we understand that members will not be able to attend every class, Sabbat, and Esbat. We do expect our members to come to as many as possible and show the Grove the courtesy of informing us if these events cannot be attended. Our Grove allows members to take sabbaticals from their studies as long as they have informed their instructor.

For a complete outline of our membership bylaws, please click upon the link below. Each student will receive these bylaws after they have completed their introductory courses to be signed for understanding and compliance.
  
Membership Manual
“The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers & cities; but to know someone who thinks & feels with us, & who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.”
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe