Northern Cougars Coven and Clan
Northern Cougars is one of the chartered Canadian Clans of the Black Forest Tradition. It was formed in 2003 and earned its charter in 2005. We train clergy who will serve their coven, the clan and the community at large.
Black Forest was founded by Silver Ravenwolf in 1990. It is a Euro-Celtic traditional coven which combines Gardnerian Wicca, British Traditional, Caledonii, Druidry, Dutch Powwow and Celtic Shamanism. The clergy seminary program in the Black Forest Tradition is a three degree system like the traditional Gardnerian system from which it claims lineage.
Northern Cougars incorporates the following influences into its practice: East Asian Philosophies (Buddhism, Taoism, Shinto, and Zen), Chakra exploration, and Tea Meditations of the Far East.
Membership in Northern Cougars is through invitation only. As our focus is clergy training, we do not train individuals new to the craft. We only consider candidates who already have a strong background in Wicca and paganism and who demonstrate leadership potential, as well as excellent communication and organizational skills.
The clergy training process is a commitment of approximately four intensive years. Northern Cougars meets twice a month for lessons, readings and practices both private and public.
This year, we feel ready to step beyond our coven and offer our service to the pagan community.
TO TEACH, TO SERVE, TO PROTECT
HONOR IS THE LAW, LOVE IS THE BOND