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Im Wicca, how old should u be to be a Wiccan Elder??

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Hi Kevin,

This is a very interesting question. To begin let us define what an Elder IS.

An elder is one who has been in the craft long enough to have a really good understanding of the workings, mechanics, and nature of Wicca.  The second aspect of being an elder is that onr hsd led there own group for a time. The third aspect and probably the most important is one's COMMUNITY recognizes that the individual has this level of understanding and serves their community! They are recognized as a parent type individual in their community.

Please note the third aspect. It is not about age, or a level to be desired. It is about SERVICE and recognition from those in your community. In fact, I did not acknowledge myself as an elder until other elders in the community that were not part of my particular group but worked with us actually told me "You know, you ARE an elder of this community even if you do not think so!"

To extend this question a bit there is a common misconception that the stages of life are somehow granted to an individual when they reach a certain age. While age does play SOME part, after all an individual who is 19 yrs old and has been in the craft for 2 years in  most cases would not be an elder, neither is an individual who is 40 years old and has been in the craft for 15 years automatically an elder.

Bright Blessing,

Alfred Willowhawk
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I am a full Professor at Woolston-Steen Theological Seminary and the Sr. Pastor of the Wite Rayvn Metaphysical Church ATC,a Gardnarian 3rd Degree and am also ordained through the International Metaphysical Ministry. I have previously been ordained as an Orthodox Rabbi, and Christian Minister. I am a Registered Spiritual Counselor, Metaphysical Practitioner and have been a Licensed Spiritual Coach, (2007) and a Reiki Master since 1995. I am the High Priest of the Family Tradition mentioned above. As I learned each technique, I realized the benefits and the shortcomings of each one. As I continued to search, study, learn, and incorporate these into my own growth I became a more balanced, happy, satisfied person, for myself. As I become more satisfied with myself, I attracted more balanced, happy, satisfied people into my own life. I realized that these techniques combined together, can be used by ANYONE. Therefore. I became a Spiritual Coach to be able to share this with anyone who wanted to - Be ALL that they ALREADY Are. I am a published author, and have many articles on alternative healing techniques, including Reiki,meditations, shamanic practices, training courses, and articles on following your own life and spiritual path. I have earned a Doctorate of Metaphysical Science (DMsc) from the University of Sedona. Currently, I teach the following courses: Celtic Transformational Healing, The Warrior Within, Intuitive Tarot Reading, Soul Retrieval for Shamanic practitioners, and Shamanic Soul: Path to the Sacred Self,(Core Metaphysical Shamanism), Tree of Life in YOUR Daily Walk as well as all three levels of traditional Usui Reiki.

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