Most covens I am aware of requires training before initiation. I would be very careful.
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I agree, to be initiated is a big step, and not to be taken lightly. It is a major spiritual undertaking, with a lot of study and research that should be done. My parent coven used to hold 'semi-open' rituals where some of our Sabats would be open to invited guests only. There would also be summer camps and other completely open 'with some restrictions' rituals where more or less anyone could come along, like one run in west Wales called Earth Healing Day. You really should spend time together both socially and in ritual with all of the coven members before deciding if you would like to petition the coven HPS for membership. It is pretty much always the HPS running the show, not a male Priest.
When I began my life as a Wiccan, I spent 2 years studying in "semi-open" rituals without participation and one on one instruction from members of the coven including the High Priestess and High Priest. I was only 16 and my Alexandrian coven would not even start to consider me to begin my year and a day initiation until I both studied thoroughly and knew what Wicca truly was and before I turned 18. Both
are very important. After I had studied and knew that I was truly on the right path, and had turned 18, my actual initiation process began. This is how it should be no matter what age you are though. My High Priestess was a kind and motherly woman and her husband was our High Priest and while he was otherwise a rather "in charge" man, she was the driving force in our coven.
And if it is only a High Priest without a High Priestess or a quiet and submissive High Priestess, that should raise not just a red flag, but red lights and sirens! There are unscrupulous and even predatory men who use the name of Wicca without any hesitation, but are only interested in finding people to take advantage of, usually young women, and generally have an interest in using so-called "sex magic" in order to take advantage of the naive or inexperienced people searching for a coven and knowledge. It is a horrible thing, but I have heard of it happening quite a few times, once specifically here in Houston about 10 years ago. He wound up being arrested on multiple counts of statutory rape,, after "initiating" members as young as 14!
There is no such thing as too much research into a coven before joining. Checking out the lineage of the coven is a very good thing, and study into both Wicca itself and the ideals of the lineage you are thinking of joining is a really, really good thing.
I know the particular situation in question is well past, but I think this warning should be considered by anyone in the same situation in the future. Being aware of what you are getting yourself into in a particular coven as well as being sure you are following the right path for you. There is no such thing as too much knowledge. I also hope that things worked out well for Edorian.