Sunday, 24 May 2015
THE ORDER OF PUTTING THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE
Members of the 1734 and initiated Wiccans (the Wica) in the London area are voicing concern, which is becoming increasingly public, with regard the links below, representing the alleged activities of a group known as the Order of the Horse and Moon, who claim to practise Cochranian Wicca.
The Wica/Wiccans are concerned because the group does not have a recognised and official lineage. This is a polite way of saying that the lineage is non-existent.
1734 (the Wilson Stream) and CTC (The Cochrane Tradition) and also Traditions inspired by the works of Robert Cochrane (which remain quite distinct from Cochrane's actual Tradition), equally voice concern as the prefix 'Cochranian' is a modern appellation, used in order to suggest certain preferred aspects of praxis that are wholly at odds with those of Wicca. Therefore, the usage is incorrect and to be blunt, rubbish.
It is to quote the words of another, an oxymoron. Even allowing for a degree of cross pollination during the last half century and dual initiation, the streams of Cochrane and Gardner remain totally separate; their distinctly unique ethos, secures absolute diversity, one from the other.
It is not possible be a Cochranian Wiccan and unlikely that a network of Cochranian Wiccan covens should exist, outside of the imagination. Perusal of the websites show there to be very little mention of Cochrane or Wilson, the content is predominately pop-wicca (lower case c). It appears that the use of various names such as those mentioned, is a marketing ploy to ensnare and confuse the gullible.
The above statement is made with the full knowledge of and the content has been approved by, members of the CTC and 1734. Readers are advised to be vigilant.
THE ORDER OF THE PUTTING THE HORSE BEFORE THE CART
OFFICIAL CTC WEBSITES FOR COMPARISON (RECOMMENDED)
OFFICIAL 1734 WEBSITES FOR COMPARISON (RECOMMENDED)