“The chief duties of the ancient Priesthood were first, to find out the points of contact or unity between man and higher existences than himself; next, to discover the laws of man’s being, and teach him to adjust his actions to the will of those higher existences; and finally, to invoke or solicit their aid for man in the performance of his earthly mission.”
-“Art Magic, or Mundane, Sub-Mundane and Super Mundane Spiritism,” William Britten & Emma Hardinge Britten; published by Progressive Thinker. Copy pictured printed 1898
In a coven setting, all Initiates are of the Priesthood and the Priesthood of witchcraft attempts to carry out the above description in many different ways, depending on(and according to)the tradition each initiate represents combined with the personal understanding of occult work they’ve arrived at after years of knowledge has solidified into wisdom.
In the first duty listed, the Priesthood is…