Ancient Cauldron was
founded by our Elder, Gail Dettmar, aka Lady MoonRaven, aka Lady WinterSky, on June 27th, 1995, in El Dorado Hills,
The Coven was birthed during the Dark Moon,
in ritual, as The Silver Circle (The Silver
Wheel and/or The Silver Circle). The ritual was lead by
our High Priestess Lady WinterSky and three members: Lady
Mayia, Lady Silvered Bear and Lady Oski.
In October of 1998, our computer internet
club was formed through the Yahoo clubs/groups section
and named Ancient Cauldron. This club allowed us to communicate
online, to share our wisdom, knowledge, and life experiences
and members were able to use our chat room where we held
discussions on many topics of the Craft. Within just a
few short months our online club grew to close to 1000
members, many of which were very active. We had members
from all over the world.
Qualities and meaning of our coven's
Ancient: representing the ways of old
and the wisdom brought forth through the ages by our
"Wise Ones". We provide and preserve our ways
Cauldron: representing the cauldron of
wisdom and knowledge and the magickal cauldron of Cerridwen,
a Welsh Goddess of Moon, Mother and Initiation. We strive
to keep those who seek nourishment, that they may find
sustenance in our cauldron when they are in need.
Our coven's mission
To preserve and educate seekers on the ancient ways,
providing both individual and group classes for those
who seek knowledge of "the craft of the wise"
and wish to walk this life path.
To help each individual develop at their
own pace, yet be able to share and work in groups, be
it in classes, rituals, or other events, as they so
To hold, open to public, educational seminars
and events of the ancient ways, and to preserve our
religious freedom. We do not try to convert others to
our beliefs; we only seek to keep ourselves available
to those who seek to communicate and learn about our
To hold open gatherings, rituals, celebrations,
festivals, and more, to both educate and provide a way
for others of like interests to meet.
Since its beginning
Ancient Cauldron has held many open events,
from weekly or monthly "Pagans
Night Out" events, to major festivals. Ancient
Cauldron has also been there to assist other groups and
covens with events.
Ancient Cauldron is well known in our Pagan
community for its openness and hospitality in greeting
everyone to this path, as well as to events. Be it a seeker
or just someone passing by the event, members of Ancient
Cauldron make people feel comfortable and "at home"
Ancient Cauldron offers teachings, through
fact and life experiences, and those teaching continue
only as long as the student is willing to learn or until
the teachers no longer have anything to teach that student.
When a member or student wishes to leave our coven, it
is of his or her own free will and no one tries to hold
that student back. Everyone must learn to grow, to leave
the nest and fly on their own. While some people choose
to leave a coven or group to work as a solitary, others
wish to go forth and lead their own, and still others
are comfortable just staying in the nest.
Four new covens have hived from Ancient Cauldron:
"Ancient Cauldron Covenant of Hecate" - High Priest Aryel Greencraft
"Circle of the Nine Sisters" - High Priestess Jade
"Cauldron of the Sacred Sisters" - High Priestess Tracie
"The Practical Cauldron" - High Priestess Teresa
Ancient Cauldron continues today under the
leadership of our Elder, High Priestess Lady WinterSky.
April 8, 2012
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