The Sylvan Forest
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The Sylvan Forest is a dualistically oriented eclectic Wiccan grove located in Smyrna, Georgia. We celebrate the eight Sabbats of the year as well as New and Full Moons. Sabbats and New Moons are open to all members and invited guests, while Full Moon circles are reserved for initiates.

We have an organized system of classes with topics ranging from the basics of Wicca for new students to in-depth initiate topics and projects for advanced students. We offer an opportunity for dedication, and for three different levels of initiation. Our third degree initiates are legal Wiccan ministers and are able to perform initiations, marriage ceremonies, and other rites of passage.

At the Sylvan Forest we feel that is important for every individual to develop a close personal connection with the God and Goddess. Therefore we strive to offer people guidance toward making that connection and the tools with which to go about the process. We offer people a group with which to share their talents and ideas as well a safe place in which to worship and learn.

We are an established group and we are accepting new students for an upcoming set of classes. Taking classes with the Sylvan Forest does not commit you to, nor does it promise you a dedication or initiation. The Sylvan Forest does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, or sexual orientation. However, people under the age of eighteen must obtain permission from their parents or guardians prior to attending any Sylvan Forest function.

Interested people should:

  • Be open-minded and willing to learn.
  • Realize that Wicca is an active path, and what you put into it is what you will get out in reward. Therefore this is not the path for someone who is unwilling to put any effort into his or her spirituality. This does not mean that you have to put your life on hold, but it does mean that if you want to get anything out of it, you have to do more than just show up.
  • Keep in mind that there are take home assignments in all classes. Most of these assignments are very short and do not require much effort (about 15-30 minutes per week). It is important, however, that they are done.
  • Be willing to agree to the rules of the group such as not harming others, and not giving out disseminated information—including things like names, addresses, phone numbers, class handouts, and other information without specific permission.

For more information please e-mail Lady Arden: priestess@sylvanforest.org