…to Reverend Carolina Gonzalez, ordained minister of the Universal Life Church!
This morning I received my confirmation email for my ordination, and in a few days I will receive my credentials. The Universal Life Church is a REAL Church based in Modesto, California, which is open to all faiths and where all priesthoods are accepted without questions. I found their website through a member of one of my Witchcraft groups and applied for ordination, as only your personal data is asked for their records.
This Church is giving a chance to priests of all non-official churches in the world to belong to a real organization and provides real credentials that can be purchased at their site, though this is optional as ordination is completely free. They also provide an online forum for priests of all churches to meet online and speak freely of their work, life, and the complexity and responsibility of clergy.
Why did I do this, you may ask? First, because I doubt I will ever belong to a Church as Hoodoo is not an organized cult. The only church I would belong to is one that accepts my word and work as enough reference to ordain me.
Second, because I AM a full-time Witch, have been for 20 years, and I can stand for the word that I am a spiritual counsellor, a healer and in most ways my life is exactly the same than the life of any other Reverend of any other organized church.
Third, because this will be the only real credential that I will ever get as there is nothing like this in Spain. And let’s be honest – my clients will feel reassured by this credentials, as they are completely legal and allow me to perform ceremonies in their name.
This definitely won’t change MY life, as I will keep doing the same things, the same way. But definitely it will change the way I am perceived by others, and that is not a small thing! Who knows what changes this may bring! If you are interested in applying for ordination, just visit their website because as I have said above ordination is completely FREE, no questions asked. BUT be honest! Credentials don’t make a priest/ess of you.