Witch Hat Society
Oklahoma City Chapter
The Witch Hat Society (WHS) is a pagan-based group that meets monthly for discussion and education. This is a place for us to share our knowledge, experience and ideas with other like-minded individuals. We will focus on a different subject each month and will draw on the knowledge of our members. This group is open to both men and women.
The WHS has no hierarchy. We have organizers and facilitators. We feel it is important that anyone who has something to contribute and is interested be encouraged to do so. Each meeting’s program will be led by different members of the group.
The WHS encourages an environment of equality and respect. Each member, no matter where they are on their path, has something to teach and something to learn. Members should also understand that we are all on different paths and each path is worthy of respect. Please do what you can to make your fellow members feel comfortable.
The WHS understands that not everyone is “out of the broom closet”. As a group, we respect the privacy of our members and will not do anything to jeopardize that privacy. Each member should also be respectful of the privacy of other members. It is up to each individual with whom they share their spirituality, please do not do anything that would endanger that.
The WHS encourages a drama free environment. If there is a conflict between members, please keep it away from the group. If an issue cannot be worked out privately, it should be brought to the organizers for mediation. If the issue still cannot be resolved and it becomes a disruption for the group, we reserve the right to ask that the person or persons involved not return to the group. The Witch Hat Society is a place for people to come and feel comfortable and we will not tolerate anyone who disrupts that.
The Witch Hat Society is not a coven. The group will focus on fellowship, education and support - just getting together as like-minded people who enjoy spending time together. If members want to form a separate group for ritual work, that is always an option. This does not mean that there will never be any type of ritual work as a group, but that is not the focus of the group.
During WHS meetings, presenters or members may bring books or tools to share with the group. We also encourage members to share items outside of the group – it is a great way to try out books or tools before you purchase them. Please be respectful of the property of others.
One goal of the WHS is to foster a strong pagan community in the Oklahoma City area. One of the ways to do that is to share information. We strongly encourage members to inform each other of activities, groups or businesses in the area that might be of interest to everyone. Members may bring handouts, make announcements to the group or post on our social media sites. Our pagan community is small and we should do what we can to support it any way that we can!
Another goal of the WHS is to encourage connections between members. We understand that there are members who are willing to teach and members who are eager to find a teacher. We encourage these relationships but do not endorse anyone as a teacher or a student. Please be cautious when agreeing to such a relationship: both parties should be very clear of their expectations.
WHS meetings are held in borrowed space. We are grateful to have nice places to meet and ask that members be respectful of the space. The meeting areas should be left as it was before each meeting, if not cleaner.
The WHS does not allow members under the age of 18. Guidelines for Program Leaders:
At least two people should be responsible for preparing and presenting a program. We do not want anyone to have to take on too much of the workload. This is an opportunity to share your knowledge or interest and it should be fun!
When doing any type of spell or energy work, please plan to create a protective circle to protect each of our members. If you are not comfortable creating a circle, inform the organizers and they can recruit someone to do it.
When preparing the program, please keep in mind that our members have varied levels of experience. If you feel what you are presenting is somewhat advanced, please provide some supplemental information.
The organizers are always available to help with the preparation or presentation of a program.
Leslie Stevens (405) 923-0515 email@example.com
Angela Brown (405) 206-7852 firstname.lastname@example.org