Wicca Revealed Research
I decided to do my research on the Georgian Tradition.
The Georgian tradition was created in California, in the home of George Patterson in the year 1970. It was here that he had been teaching his students Zanoni Silverknife and Tanith. Together the three of them formed a coven.
In the beginning, George Patterson recieved much of his early teachings from members of a celtic coven in the city of Boston. This continued for some time until the second world war, in which he enlisted. He spent four years in the army. Upon returning home he discovered that his family, had destroyed his book of shadows and all of his ritual items. He began a quest to search for the family from the celtic coven, who had taught him everything he knew but, to no avail. The only thing left for Patterson to do was to start all over again. He began learning about various traditions through lore/folklore. Eventually he found others who could help him gather more information. They were Doris and Sylvester Stuart of England, Lady Gwen Thompson of The New England Coven of traditional witches (N.E.C.T.W), The New York Coven Of Traditional Witches (N.Y.C.T.W), Lord Hermes (Edmund Buczynski) and Lady Sioban (order of the silver wheel)
Once Patterson recieved as much information as he felt he needed, he went to the Universal Life Church in order to become an ordained minister. Which he and Silverknife both did in the year 1971.
The Universal Life Church believe that anybody regardless of their faith can become a minister of any religion. Not only because they believe in the freedom of religion but also because they beleive that from the moment we are born, we are already ministers, ordained by God.
The Georgain tradition does have some similarities with the Gardnerian and Alexandian tradition in regards to some of their rites and practices. They also have a degree system and their practices are oath bound.
The Goddess and God are seen as dual godheads , equal and are worshipped as such in all of their phases. For example the Goddess rules the summer and spring and is worshipped as a crone, madien and mother. The same rule applies for the God who is regarded as ruler of the winter and autumn. Even though the Georgian tradition has a specific way of worshipping, many still incorporate other Gods into their belief system. As it is believed by many that other Deities are important in their own right and should be respected as such.
Although most covens have their own specific traditions and rites. There are many websites, books and newsletters dedicated to Georgains. To help them better understand their craft and interact with others on the same path as themselves. "The Georgian Newsletter" was a newsletter filled with tips, book reviews e.t.c. There is even a church called, "The Georgian Church" located in Baskerfield, where members can meet.
In modern times we have seen the advancement of many things with technology being a big one. It is through all of these things, that the Georgian tradition has been able to survive and exist in many areas of the world today.
Book :-The Craft By Dorothy Morrisionwww.GeorgianWicca.comWWW.Jollellesscaredgrove.com