If you're like me, you've probably been feeling a little disconnected from the community as of late; you're likely missing the togetherness that comes with rituals, the craft, and covens in general. So what can you do? are there ways to gather safely? Are their events that can be successfully socially distanced? Is there an option for virtual attendance? Can we even do that?
The answer to at least two of those questions is... Yes! In the interest of public safety and social consciousness, Covenant of the Rose has moved all of its events and classes online for the foreseeable future! Now, this is not to say that we don't miss all of your beautiful faces, we do, but we quarantine and social distance now so that when we gather again, no one is missing.
So you might be wondering, "what does that mean? How will this work?", and there are several answers. At this time we plan to host our major rituals via Second Life, a computer program similar to the sims, but interactive. After downloading it onto your computer, you create an avatar that can be customized to the hearts content. From there, you will want to follow the following link to join the Covenant of the Rose Second Life group.(secondlife:///app/group/3c29856d-3f2b-415b-0c9c-961e2c989c15/about) Joining the group will send you the notifications about our upcoming events, and allow you to "teleport" to the event in world.
Our next event will take place this coming Saturday at 7pm PST, and will be hosted by Sacred Cauldron, who after the ritual, are putting on an after party where people can come and chat, hangout, dance, and get to know others in attendance! The ritual, will take you on a journey through a symbolic death, and decent into the underworld where Persephone will be invoked through a Priestess and will be available for questions and guidance. Like our in person rituals, this ritual and after party are come as you are, but please be clothed as this will be a family friendly event.
More information will be included below, but please feel free to email us at CovenantoftheRose@gmail.com with specific questions!
"The Covenant of the Rose invites you to join us on Saturday Oct. 24th @ 7pm SLT on the Sacred Cauldron Sim (Second Life), for our annual Samhain ritual, celebrating the witch's new year & the decent of Persephone. Though she descends to Hades at Mabon, Persephone's journey into the underworld truly ramps up at Samhain when the veil is at it's thinnest. Our Priestess will invoke the holy daughter & deliver her wisdom to each attendee. Come see what messages she has for YOU!"
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Lady Wynnie is the ArchPriestess and founder of Covenant of the Rose. She is also a talented writer who will be blogging about the coven and it's happenings!