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How do I find a teacher or group?

There are a number of sites out there offering contact listings for people looking to meet other Wiccans in their area. Probably the biggest is Witches of the World, at the Witches' Voice web site. The Wiccan Church of Canada is also working on a contact database for Canadian Wiccans.

Please note that Wicca is a very diverse religion, and not every teacher, coven or temple out there is going to be appropriate for every potential student or seeker. Be sure to find out as much as you can about a prospective teacher or group before making a commitment — their tradition, background, level of experience, philosophy, ethics, approach to teaching, expectations of a student or member, etc. And expect them to want to find out just as much about you. It's also a very good idea to do some reading on your own first, before seeking out a teacher or group, so that you have a better idea of your own interests and what you're looking for.

Also, please exercise caution and common sense, as when meeting any new people, particularly if your only contact with them has been over the Internet. Be aware that people can misrepresent themselves and their intentions, and that while Wiccans in general tend to be highly ethical people, there is no way of controlling who calls themselves Wiccan, especially online. If possible, try to have any initial meeting be in a neutral public place like a restaurant or coffee shop.

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