Ours is an initiatory tradition formulated from the backgrounds of our founders, and combining aspects and traditions of Church liturgy, folk magic, western esoteric ritual, and other influences into a unique blend of “Folk” Witchcraft.
How does this fit in with what we might normally think of as “Church” – or even as “Coven” for that matter?
Think of your local LuxUmbrian group as a Folk Witchcraft Coven whose practice and lore is heavily influenced by sacramental Christianity, and who also meet regularly to partake of the Church sacraments.
OR…Maybe think of your local LuxUmbrian group as a “special interest” group in your local parish, whose members just so happen to get together to study, discuss, and practice Folk Witchcraft!
Why “Folk Witchcraft”?
Because the term “Witchcraft” on its own is pretty vague these days. “Traditional Witchcraft” is also an acceptable term (just because it makes clear we’re not talking about Wicca) but can also often imply a number of specific traditions that have become near synonymous with the term – and we’re not them.
Our praxis is certainly influenced by the founders, popularizers, and inheritors of these and other traditions… people like Robert Cochrane, the Nigels (Pennick and Jackson), Gemma Gary, Paul Huson and others – as well as the teachings and practices of Jason Miller, the grimoire revival tradition, Catholic folklore, British cunning folk practices, as well as the mystical and magical exploration/experimentation and practice by clergy members throughout the whole of Christian history.
And that brings us to… well, us. So, you can find us making a Witch’s Ladder, or praying the Rosary, or conjuring and making a pact with a “demon,” or praying a Saint’s novena, or cooking up a special “brew” in the kitchen, and conversing with our Ancestors, and going to weekly Mass, and leaving offerings for the local spirits of the land… and more!
It’s this special blending of Liturgical/Sacramental Christianity and Folk Witchcraft that we term “Sacramental Witchcraft.”