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Dragon Moon Temple

As You Enter, We Bid You Merry Meet!

 

The Welcome and Introduction Letter

BELOW IS THE WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION LETTER 
TO
DRAGON MOON TEMPLE OF GEORGIA!

Hello and Welcome to Dragon Moon Temple.  Your interest in our Organization is welcomed with a warm heart.  The first thing that you have to do to become a member is to sit and talk with us so that you have a basic idea as to what we do and why we do it.  By being here today, you are showing an interest in the possibility of Dedicating and becoming a Priest or Priestess of our Group.  Please keep in mind that this is just an introduction.  There are no fees or exchanges of money, products, services, or anything else to be a part of our group.  The only thing we ask is that you come into this with a solid mind and a willingness to not only be a member of the group, but one who is willing to work towards their goals and desires within our Organization.  With that being said, there may come a time in the future when we ask that you help contribute things like food and such for class or events.  We will never charge you for our services. 

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If you are ready and interested in understanding the path you feel you should be walking on, then we are ready to assist you in taking that first step.  On your journey, much will be expected of you with regards to achieving wisdom and applying it to get knowledge.  With the support of everyone in the group, we are confident that you will find our Organization nurturing, safe, and comfortable.  We want to help you learn and grow both with us, and within yourself.

A Brief Bit of History!

Dragon Moon Temple Coven was founded by Reverend Stormy FireDragon in 1995.  We changed our name from Dragon Moon Coven in 2005 to make is a more safer sounding option for people to come and see what we are about.  Those that are new to what the Pagan or Wiccan Religions are about find it less scary to come to Temple than to Coven. 

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To date, Dragon Moon Temple has 4 locations.  All locations are open to new members who wish to belong to a group that is dedicated to; the God and Goddess, the Craft as a whole, and to the group itself.  We grow and shrink in size constantly.  We never bind anyone to us if they feel they need to be on their own, start their own group, or even start another branch of Dragon Moon Temple.  There just comes a time when a person learns all they can or want from us and they move on to where they need to be. 

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Each Branch, or Chapter, grows daily in knowledge and skills.  Our goal is to pass both on to you.  We are always learning something new.  I have been practicing for over 20 years now and I still learn many and wondrous things about the Old Ways.  One can never learn it all because there is just so much to learn and something new is always popping up.  We are proud to call ourselves a learning Temple that continually strives for truth, wisdom, dedication, love, and support.

A Bit of What We Do!

When able, we meet at as many of the Sabbats and Esbats that we can.  When we are unable to meet as a group, many of us have our own little gatherings so that we may still pay homage to the Lord and Lady.  We also hold classes where we meet, study, learn, and council each other and our guests.  Learning new ways and different bits of information on different topics allows us to grow all the time.  We offer the same chances and opportunities that we had when we took our first step onto the path to you.  Please be assured that you will never be in any danger.  We will not ask you to do something that will make you uncomfortable, or that we have not done ourselves.  That just isn't our way.  We strive to provide a safe, sane, and healthy place for you to learn and worship.


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We work hard, whether as a group, or in our solo moments.  We expect the same of you.  We do NOT want, nor do we tolerate game players and those that wish to harm or upset the flow of our ways.  Like I tell all of my new students, "This is NOT an episode of Charmed!"  This is real life and your actions have consequences both to you and the rest of us.  Your actions can positively or negatively affect the other members and students of the group.  Therefore, we ask that you carry yourself with poise and decorum.  We aren't trying to be harsh, but sometimes we have to be so that we can protect everyone from those that would see us harmed.  This includes you.  While we want you to carry yourself in a certain way, we expect ALL of our members to do the same.


Final Note!

We welcome your ideas and perspectives, as well as, your thirst for knowledge.  We will never say anything negative about your desire for learning.  All advice and opinions are openly welcomed so long as they are presented with respect.  All members of Dragon Moon Temple, whether Initiate or High Priest/ess, are valued by us and deserve to be heard.  What we do NOT value is disrespect and malicious intent.  Basically, we will respect you and listen to you with full interest and intention.  We just expect the same thing from you.


The Welcome and Introduction Packet Documents!

The following list of documents should be in the packet given to you. 
Should one of them be missing, please contact us as soon as possible and we will provide you with it.

INTRODUCTION PACKET
01.  A LETTER OF WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION TO DRAGON MOON TEMPLE 
02.  A LETTER OF INTRODUCTION OF OUR HIGH PRIESTS AND PREIESTESSES
03.  A NOTICE OF EXPECTATIONS OF THE INTERESTED PARTY
04.  AN OPEN LINEOF COMMUNICATION LETTER 
05.  THE LADDER OF SUCCESS NOTICCE ABOUT OUR RANKS 
06.   A LIST OF DEDICATED POSITIONS WITHIN OUR ORGANIZATION 
07.  THE TEMPLE RULES AND REGULATIONS:  A LIST OF DO'S AND DON'TS 
08.  THE TRAINING MANUAL:  WICCA 101 AND WICCA 202 ONLY
09.  THE REWARDS DOCUMENT
10.  THE MENTOR EXPLANATION LETTER 
11.  THE CHART OF ACHIEVEMENT

Information for After the Meeting!

As a per-requisite of dedication, we ask that you attend the following:

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A Full Moon Esbat

A Holy Day
A Class


By attending all three, you will have an idea of what we do and what you can expect to happen.  Your safety and comfort is a paramount to us.  We want you to know and feel like you are in a safe and harmonious environment for your learning and worshiping ideals.  We also want you to feel like we are the group for you.


Once you DO dedicate, we will strive to give you as much aid and assistance as we can to ensure that you not only don’t stray from you path, but you are able to understand what is being presented to you. 


During your time with us we have different Ranks and Positions in the group that you can earn or step into.  The Ranks are due to your hard work and perseverance.  They are part of the Reward system that every group has.  The Positions are based off of your personality.  These two topics will be explained fully in later pages.

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If at any time during your voyage with Dragon Moon Temple, you feel that you have learned all you can with us, let us know and we can help you find another way to fulfill your needs.  If you decide you want to leave us, we can either help you find another group to work with, or we can assist you in starting your own group. The other option would be for you to go solo for a while.  Please know that you would be missed and you would always be welcomed back.  Any Rank you earned will still be there if and when you return.


We will not force you to do anything that we ourselves didn’t do when we first started.  To do so would put us out of our policy of:
In perfect love! In perfect trust! And In Perfect Friendship!


We hope that this letter helps you in understanding a little about what we are looking for in a member.  The following pages of this welcoming packet will give you more information about us and those that we take into our care.


Blessed Be!
Reverend Stormy FireDragon
High Priest, Elder, Founder

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