Our new website which is more user friendly than webs is up and running. If you would like to join the site, please click on this link. http://valraventemple.hoop.la/home
The page located on webs (where you are now) is just an information site. The link I just gave you is a group site with discussions, forums and all the lessons available.
We are a group that celebrates open and honest pagan sexuality, intellectual discussions on spirituality of the human body, dance, drumming, meditation, some Zen aspects of spirituality, ritual sacred sexuality, rites, witchcraft and spell casting. We are open to all pagans of any tradition.
Historically, there are many aspects of sacred sexuality in ancient texts, writings, drawings and temple practices, including many Deities such as Ishtar, Bacchus, Dionysus and many others from various cultures. There are many modern books also available, such as Sexy Witch, Sexual Sorcery, Eros; The Modern History of Sexual Magick, Modern Sex Magick, Sacred Sexuality, celebrating our Oneness, The Red Lotus Temple, and The Society for Sacred Sexuality.
We seek to openly discuss the practice of the Sacred Courtesan and the sensual aspects of the Sacred Sexuality Priestesses as described and practiced today, This is the sum of our spiritual existence in the blending of the physical, emotional, and heart path.
This coven consists of a cyber coven and a physical coven. The cyber coven is on this site here,in Yahoo Groups and on our and anyone can post discussions to the group. The physical coven are members within this cyber coven, one does not have to be a member of the physical coven to be a member of the cyber coven, but to be a member of the phystical coven you must be a member of the cyber coven as well.
A Chartered Coven is an autonomous congregation of the Valraven Temple with all the rights, privileges and responsibilities of a legal Church as stated in our Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. Chartered Covens will be covered by our IRS Group Exemption Letter, and may accept tax-deductible donations when we are fully covered under the 501©3 status. Each Coven must report quarterly to the Council of Elders, both a financial statement and other items of interest. A person of at least 3rd level status may serve as Coven Coordinator. Every Coven must have at least one ordained clergy. (High Priestess or High Priest) You cannot be a high priestess without being ordained through the main Temple.
Neo-Covens are a beginning form designed to give new members a framework on which to build into a full-fledged Coven. At least three people must be VTI members, and they must get together at least once a month. A Neo-Coven cannot purchase property, borrow money or otherwise indemnify VTI. They may open a bank account with which to carry on activities. Neo-Covens may become chartered Covens when they have been in existence for a year and have 13 members and all 6 levels of memberships.The details of functioning, emphasis and orientation will always vary somewhat from Coven to Coven and we encourage this. Valraven Temple wants each Coven to form its own personality, evolving in diverse directions.