In the past, finding a group of like-minded people to share in Wiccan worship and celebration was both difficult and time consuming. Thankfully, as religious tolerance spreads throughout the nation, finding a group near you becomes easier.
For those of you who are searching for a Wiccan group in Charlotte, there are numerous avenues for you to follow. Websites such as Meetup.com, Yahoo Groups, and Facebook make finding open covens or circles as simple as a few keystrokes and a click of the mouse. You can also find information on WitchVox.com for not only Charlotte but nationwide.
A few things to remember when approaching a new group are:
- Be yourself! The vast majority of people in the Pagan community are kind and welcoming; entering into their groups is simple.
- In most cases, you will have to take the first step. After you find a group, find out who the leader of the group is and get in contact with them.
- When introducing yourself and meeting others, remember that many people within the Pagan community use special names that are often different from their legal names in the interests of varying levels of anonymity and/or ceremony.
- Remember, finding a circle within the community may not be difficult, but finding the right group for you may take some time. Be open to the possibility of visiting multiple groups before you formally join one.