Application to receive Certification as a Mistress/Master of the Aiirts can be made at any stage or level of membership to the Coven, it is not restricted by Initiation.
Applications are made to the Council ofElders and a unanimous vote follows with the presentation of the applicable Certification.
Applicants must be able to show:
a) Any Relevent Courses and Training completed.
b) Certification from sources outside of the Coven Structure.
c) Contactable Referees
d) Be able to demonstrate examples of your skills (eg Facination - Demonstrate a Past Life Regression and Trance State)
e) Relevent employment history (eg. Warrior - Armed Services Records, Mothercraft - Childcarer)
f) Present a Workshop/Lecture on your speciality either to the Coven or to the Coven- open to non-Coveners.
g) Bibliography of Recommended Reading on their speciality.
h) Write & Perform a Rite or Ritual, involving the Gods/Goddesses associated with your speciality (eg. MotherCraft - Cybele)
i) Write a 500 word essay on why you feel you deserve to be recognised as a Mistress/Master of the Airts.
h) Be prepared to teach and instruct others in your speciality, as a recognition within the Coven as a Mistress/Master of the Arts is recognition of one's abilities in the specialitie/s, the ability and desire to teach these skills to others.
Recognition of A Mistress/Master of the Arts outside of the Coven membership, for recognition of services rendered (eg. a First Aid officer who volunteers at a Festival may be made an Honorary Master of the Healing Arts - only Council of Elders can nominate an non-member for Certification and must be unanimously agreed upon by the Council)
Please Note: Members are not required to hold experience in ALL the areas presented for their Airt, and recognition will show what areas they are specialists at, for example:
Lady Rohanna - One of the qualifications I hold within the Coven is... "Mistress of the Airts - MotherCraft :Swimming, Education/Teaching, and Childcare/special needs" - my qualifications stem from the fact that I am a certified Special needs education assistant and children's swimming teacher.
Practitioners who have achieved a mastery of an Airtmay choose a charm to wear on a special white cord to symbolise the Airt they have gained, and each new charm is added as the practitioner gains more knowledge, some practitioners choose instead to wear their charms on a Ritual bracelet - this is entirely optional.
The following is an example we presented to the Coven of how one might go about obtaining a Mastery over one of the particular Airts.
Mistress/Master of Folk Art:
This Airt might include any of the following examples: Weaving; Spinning; Sewing of Robes and Ritual Attire; Making of Altar Cloths or Ritual Assessories; Crafts; etc.
Steps to Obtaining Matery of An Airt: