Texas Local Council Covenant of the Goddess
Welcome to the Web Page of the Texas Local Council Covenant of the Goddess, the local WWW home page of the Covenant of the Goddess, an international organization of cooperating, autonomous Wiccan congregations and solo practitioners. We are just one of the Local Councils of COG in the United States. We have been incorporated in Texas since 1994 and are working to serve the Wiccan community in Texas. We hope you enjoy your visit and that you will find some useful information here; just click on any of the highlighted (this takes you to our "Content Page") areas to move around the website.
Here, you'll find information about the COG organization, as well as the religious beliefs and practices which comprise Wicca.
The Covenant of the Goddess was founded in 1975 to increase cooperation
among Witches and to secure for Witches and covens the legal protection
enjoyed by members of other religions.
- An ye harm none, do as ye will.
- Since our religion and the arts and practices peculiar to it are the
gift of the Goddess, membership and training in a local coven or
tradition are bestowed free, as gifts, and only on those persons who
are deemed worthy to receive them. However, a coven may expect each
of its members to bear a fair share of its ordinary operating expenses.
- All persons have the right to charge reasonable fees for the services
by which they earn a living, so long as our religion is not thereby
- Every person associated with this Covenant shall respect the autonomy
and sovereignty of each coven, as well as the right of each coven to
oversee the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical development of its
members and students in its own way, and shall exercise reasonable
caution against infringing upon that right in any way.
- All persons associated with this Covenant shall respect the
traditional secrecy of our religion.
- Members of this Covenant should ever keep in mind the underlying
unity of our religion as well as the diversity of its manifestations.
- These ethics shall be understood and interpreted in light of one
another, and especially in light of the traditional laws of our religion.
Membership Officer. If the coven or solitaire is in
an area near a Local
Council, the National Officer will forward the
inquiry to the local Membership Officer, who will respond.
- Generally focus thealogy and ritual, etc., around the worship of
the Goddess and the Old Gods (or the Goddess alone).
- Believe in and follow a code of ethics
compatible with that of the Covenant.
- Have been meeting monthly or oftener for at least six months.
- Have three or more members who have been formally accepted into
- Be a cohesive, self-perpetuating group
Provisional Membership: The applicant may be recommended by one member, and then has a year and a day to obtain the required second recommendation to achieve Full Membership status.
The appropriate Membership Officer (National or Local) shall verify information regarding the criteria and requirements.
An Assembly of Solitaries is entitled to one vote if, and only if, three individuals are physically present at council and unanimous in their choice of vote.
- Be an active member of a coven which is a Full Member of the Covenant.
- Have been "confirmed" to taking on the full commitment to the requirements of that coven's Tradition of our religion.
- Have undergone at least a full year of active training for the ministry of that Tradition.
In order to be eligible to receive Ministerial Credentials as an Elder, a person shall:
- Satisfy 2) and 3) above.
- Have undergone an additional full year of active training for the ministry.
- Be fully able to form a coven, admit members, and train them in the tenets and practices of that Tradition.
MerryMeet, our annual national festival, which is open to the whole membership as well as Pagans and Witches who are not part of the Covenant. The festival is usually held at a secluded campground or resort, and moves to a different area of the country each summer. In addition to the council meeting, the program includes workshops on aspects of the Craft, concerts, a potluck feast, a talent show, and the opportunity to purchase (or barter for) art, crafts, and ritual tools by Pagan artisans. Registration information is available from the Second Officer.
Contact Page. If you are interested in our Local Council then email us at Texas@cog.org. Or you can write to us at: Texas Local Council, 4020 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 122-191, Irving, TX 75038. Please be sure and visit our Content Page.
This information reprinted with permission by the National Net Coordinator, Covenant of the Goddess and is copyrighted in the United States of America. Please ask permission if you want to use any of the information or logos contained herein. All rights reserved. These pages were created on March 16, 1998.
This website is maintained by Chuck Peart, Texas Local Council Covenant of the Goddess. Last updated December 29, 1999.