The Objectives of Witchfest and Children of Artemis
Children of Artemis and Witchfest are UK non-profit organisations for those involved in, or interested in Alternative Spirituality, especially those that are Nature-based. It is entirely run by volunteers. The organisation welcomes a wide range of alternative, pagan or heathen believers, and anyone with an open mind that would like to know more. We expect members to treat others with respect, even if they have different views, this is especially important at our events. CoA and Witchfest organise events throughout the year such as Artemis Gathering and Witchfest International. Its twice-yearly digital magazine is called Witchcraft&Wicca.
These are our aims:
- Promote genuine Pagan and Nature-based spiritual paths including Wicca/Witchcraft/Paganism/Heathenry/Druidry/Shamanism/Reconstructionists.
- Provide a welcoming & safe environment for anyone interested or seeking.
- Present an accurate view of all Pagan paths to the media & general public.
- We are an inclusive Pagan community, so all who treat others with respect are welcome regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation or chosen path
Promote an understanding of the beliefs of Pagan paths including Wicca / Witchcraft / Paganism / Heathenry / Druidry / Shamanism / Reconstructionists / Nature-based Paths, which while diverse may include:
- Attempting to live by the Wiccan rede, not harming anyone or anything by our actions (or lack of them).
- Taking personal responsibility for our actions.
- To respect and live in harmony with nature.
- View divinity as both male and female, in the form of the Goddess and God, extending this equality to our everyday lives.
- Viewing magic as a completely natural and neutral force.
- Always attempting to fulfil your word.
- Never seeking to convert others, only providing information and assistance if people actively seek it.
- All beliefs are a spiritual path chosen by some, other religions being equally valid for those that choose them. Hence always attempt to practice tolerance of others’ beliefs.
Benefits of Membership of Witchfest VIP
- Members will receive our digital Witchcraft & Wicca magazine giving information on Wicca/Witchcraft, forthcoming events, and news on relevant subjects twice a year.
- Early bird offers will be sent before they are released to the public
- Discount prices on occasional Children of Artemis events and workshops
- All personal details you provide will be kept strictly confidential unless you specifically authorise their release
- Unlike many email lists you will only get a maximum one email a month unless something massive happens, we all hate spam and you will not get too many emails from us.
- News and views in our monthly email, will help you keep up to date with our community
By joining Witchfest VIP you will be supporting our events, our magazine, online and real-world communities, and the many projects Witchfest and CoA get involved in to benefit our community. We have helped film crews to create documentaries that show our community’s alternative beliefs in the proper light, and we have sponsored events all over the country and abroad. There is still plenty to achieve and a lot more work to do, and we hope that you can help us carry on. For more details click here.
If you wish to donate to Witchfest and Children of Artemis, you can click Donate here without joining the email list.