Coven of the Whispering Oak
By Rick Johnson
A special thanks to Rick Johnson for the use of this wonderfully written article!!!/
Even though some Witches work skyclad, it is necessary to be clothed at times. If in public or when outdoors in winter it may be necessary to be clothed to allow the mind to concentrate on the goal and not to be thinking that the body is slowly freezing to death. When this is necessary, it is best to wear a plain robe that is exactly the same as all others. To make a personal robe will introduce ego and class or sexual differences into the rite. Though nudity is rarely sexual, (after ten minutes the naked Witch becomes bored with seeing bare breasts and genitals and is then free to work) for a woman to wear a robe that cuts low in the front and is slit up the side to her hips will introduce into the Coven an attitude of sexual desire to the men as they try to see a nipple or thigh that, by being hidden, is desirable but when revealed by nudity is simply another body part. The men, in this situation may have difficulty concentrating on the work in an effort to see what is barely hidden. Similar things occur in the female mind when the situation is reversed, though women are often trained to deny these thoughts to others and even to themselves. Thus the robe must be sexless and plain to behold.
The robe must also be of a natural material such as cotton or wool since synthetics
cause a great deal of interference with the power. A simple list of materials which will
interfere with magickal power when worn from the least to the greatest effect is as
follows: cotton, wool, conductive metals from silver, gold, copper, iron, synthetic
materials such as nylon, rayon, orlon and then silk (which though a natural material is a
strong magickal insulator).