Solitary -vs- Coven
Traditionally, belonging to a coven was the only way to learn the Craft of Wicca. Thankfully that is no longer the case. Thanks to a large number of people who have published their book of shadows, tutorials, etc., it is now possible to learn the arts alone.
That being said, let's compare the two...
Covens are not to be found everywhere, and finding one can be difficult. There is a saying in Wicca "When the student is ready, a teacher will find them". There's a lot of truth in this. If you truly want to join a coven, chances are you'll find one. Visit local New Age, Metaphysical or Occult stores and take classes on Wicca or similar subjects offered through these centers. More than likely, these classes will be taught by a priest or priestess of Wicca. At the very least, attending such classes will enable the student to meet others of like minds, which could be the basis for founding a new coven or for finding contacts in established groups.
In the end, only you can make the decision to be solitary or to belong to a coven. Don't let anyone else pressure you. If someone tries to pressure you into joining their group, run the other way fast! Good Wiccans would never do this. Wiccans don't recruit. We can encourage, but never pressure or push someone into believing as we do. Enjoy the journey, the path may be difficult but is always rewarding.
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