Susan B. Anthony Coven Number 1 Membership
- Open to women born-women
- Dues $50 yearly through PayPal subscription
- Members receive special discounts
- Member's-only area in Dianic University
- All dues are tax deductible as donations
Support the Women's Spirituality Forum's efforts to advance the Women's Spirituality Movement with your membership to the world's best known coven. This is the coven that started the whole Movement, and continues to advance it's mission and goals.
Memberships are screened and added by hand. After you register, we will begin processing your application with you.
This is not a teaching coven. Our educational offerings happen through the courses at the Dianic University. We expect you to already on the Dianic path, not just exploring it.
We'd like to see coven members successfully complete the Holy Book of Women's Mysteries class. Initiations into the Susan B. Anthony Coven Number One (a unique virtual aspect of this coven), are done only in-person and only by Z. All conditions must be met. Initiation is not ordination.
Susan B. Anthony Coven Number 1 Manifesto
We believe that feminist witches are women who search within themselves for the female principle of the universe and who relate as daughters to the Creatrix.
We believe that, just as it is time to fight for the right to control our bodies, it is also time to fight for our sweet woman souls.
We believe that in order to fight and win a revolution that will stretch for generations into the future, we must find reliable ways to replenish our energies. We believe that without a secure grounding in women's spiritual strength there will be no victory for us.
We believe that we are part of a changing universal consciousness that has long been feared and prophesied by the patriarchs.
We believe that Goddess-consciousness gave humanity a workable, long-lasting, peaceful period during which Earth was treated as Mother and women were treated as Her priestesses.
We believe that women lost supremacy through the aggressions of males who were exiled from the matriarchies and formed the patriarchal hordes responsible for the invention of rape and the subjugation of women.
We believe that female control of the death principle yields human evolution.
We are committed to winning, to surviving, to struggling against patriarchal oppression.
We are committed to defending our interests and those of our sisters through the knowledge of witchcraft: to blessings, to cursing, to healing, and to binding with power rooted in women-identified wisdom.
We are equally committed to political, communal, and personal solutions.
We are committee to teaching women how to organize themselves as witches and to sharing our traditions with all women.
We are opposed to teaching our magic and our craft to men until the equality of the sexes is a reality.
Our immediate goal is to congregate with each other according to our ancient woman-made laws and to remember our past, renew our powers, and affirm our Goddess of the Ten Thousand Names.
Susan B. Anthony Coven Number 1 Terms and Conditions
- Members are expected to be active in the promotions and activities of the coven.
- Members should attend the events and gatherings sponsored by the coven as often as is possible.
- Members should be active in the furthering of causes associated with women's rights and equality, following in the footsteps of our matriarch Susan B. Anthony.
- According to Z Budapest, Susan B. Anthony was chosen as the coven's guardian spirit because Anthony said, When I die, I shall go neither to heaven nor to hell, but stay right here and finish the Women's Revolution. Budapest says fine, let her stay here with us then and continue on the work of the cause.
- We reserve the right to revoke or refuse membership.
Susan B. Anthony Coven Number One Goddess Blog
Susan B. Anthony
Woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself.
- Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony dedicated her life to the cause, ... the woman suffrage movement. The accomplishments of Susan B. Anthony paved the way for the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920 (14 years after her death) which gave women the right to vote.
Her accomplishments include the following:
Elizabeth Cady Stanton openly criticized her good friend Anthony for her stance, writing that Anthony and AWSA leader Lucy Stone, "... see suffrage only. They do not see woman's religious and social bondage." We of the Susan B. Anthony Coven Number 1 do see woman's religious and social oppressions. It's our intention to honor both these great women by bringing to the women's movement a strong spiritual foundation through philosophy and action.
- Founded the National Woman's Suffrage Association in 1869 with life-long friend Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Together they worked for women's suffrage for over 50 years.
- Published "The Revolution" from 1868-1870, a weekly paper about the woman suffrage movement whose motto read, "Men their rights and nothing more, women their rights and nothing less."
- First person arrested, put on trial and fined for voting on November 5, 1872. Unable to speak in her defense she refuse to pay "a dollar of your unjust penalty."
- Wrote the Susan B. Anthony Amendment in 1878, which later became the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.
- Helped found the National American Woman's Suffrage Association in 1890 which focused on a national amendment to secure women the vote. She served as president until 1900.
- Compiled and published The History of Woman Suffrage (4 vols. 1881-1902) with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Matilda Joslyn Gage.
- Founded the International Council of Women (1888) and the International Woman Suffrage Council (1904) which brought international attention to suffrage.
- An organizational genius -- her canvassing plan is still used today by grassroot and political organizations.
- Gave 75-100 speeches a year for 45 years, traveling throughout the the United States by stage coach, wagon, carriage and train.
- Led the only non-violent revolution in our country's history -- the 72 year struggle to win women the right to vote.
Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry.
- Susan B. Anthony