As our Order began to grow, we decided that some guidelines were needed
for the unity of the Order, and we formalized what we were already practicing.
The resulting "traditions" below, were approved by the High Priestesses
and by our general membership in March of 2003.
The traditions apply to all members (Initiates/Level I Graduates) of
The Order of The White Moon and to all students currently undergoing
Level I White Moon teachings. All White Moon students and members should
be given a copy of these traditions.
purpose of the order is twofold: to help restore spiritual balance
on earth by restoring the Divine Feminine to her rightful place, and
to assist female-seekers in their personal and spiritual development.
It is the position of the order that all spiritual paths and belief
systems can benefit by incorporating the Divine Feminine.
member is her own authority, sovereign over her own life. She is not
asked to bow before anyone. However, she is bound to conduct herself
in accordance with these traditions in matters that affect the order
or reflect upon it.
members will be treated with respect regardless of race, class, age,
size, ability, sexual orientation, nationality, personal beliefs,
background, or any other attribute. Above all else, we honor the Goddess
in every woman.
events associated with the Order should feel safe and welcoming to
all members. Therefore it is strongly recommended that all events
are drug and alcohol free to protect members in recovery and to promote
responsible conduct. Members' physical and emotional challenges and
dietary needs should also be given serious consideration when planning
events. No member should feel pressured to disregard her needs at
member has the right to remain anonymous at the public level. A member's
identity should never be revealed to anyone outside the order, although
she may choose to reveal her affiliation herself. Personal details
revealed between members should not be shared with anyone else without
none" is a central teaching of the Order. Energy should not be sent
out in times of anger, fear, or emotional upheaval. While each member
has the right to set spiritual boundaries to protect herself or another,
she is constrained from raising energy to cause harm, except in the
legal definition of "self defense," when her life is in immediate
giving" is a central principle of the order, and members are encouraged
to work alone or with each other in providing services to their spiritual
and/or local communities, keeping in mind Tradition 8 below. Members
are also encouraged to become active in their branches or in the order
as a whole as opportunities become available.
Order acknowledges the diverse religious and political backgrounds
of our members and seeks to avoid controversy. When any member speaks
out publicly for a cause, she should do so as an individual rather
than as a member of our Order, unless she has express permission from
the head of the Order. Similarly, we seek to avoid controversial religious
and political discussions within the order, except when internal circumstances
make such discussions absolutely necessary.
are encouraged to meet with each other for spiritual events, regardless
of branch affiliations. All members and current students are welcome
at general events. However, if initiations, White Moon teachings,
or other business of the Order is being conducted at these events,
the events should not be open to non-members.
High Priestesses (Level IV Graduates) of the Order are authorized
to formally pass on White Moon teachings, and when they do so, they
must follow the Order's "Guidelines for High Priestesses" available
from the Head of the Order. (To ascertain that your teacher has been
authorized by the Order, contact us at the address below.) All members,
however, are free to pass on teachings learned elsewhere.
Priestesses are required to ask for modest payment for White Moon
teachings by donation, sliding scale, barter, OR set fee. This exchange
is spiritually important, showing that the student values the teachings
and is serious in her intentions. However, the requested payment should
not be far above average for similar teachings elsewhere.
High Priestess and branch of the Order is autonomous except in matters
that affect the order as a whole or reflect upon it. Each member will
remain a member for life unless she requests otherwise in writing
or, in extreme circumstances, when her conduct causes her membership
to be revoked.
decisions affecting the Order as a whole will be made by the Head
of the Order in consultation with the current High Priestesses. Such
decisions are binding and final.