A wiccan high priestess with a master's degree in counseling offers real-life case studies and examples of what has worked--and what hasn't--in forming a coven.
Harrow gives us an excellent overview of what a coven member should expect in terms of ethics, and well-functioning group dynamics. It should be mandatory reading for every HP and HPS, and equally so for every wannabe.
If things aren't working for you in your Pagan circle or coven, read this book, and you can find tools to help it run better. Or to raise your consciousness about when it's time to hit the road.
You won't find practical magic or spells in this book. But you will find a well thought-out analysis of what makes Pagan groups work well together.
Seriously, Judy's contributions to the pagan community are many. She has a counseling website that is amazing, but this book is hands-down the best on this subject. She has absolutely "been there, done that" and I am sure her T-shirt is old, too.
Running any group is difficult, but when you throw religion into the mix... it is threetimes as difficult. It hits you mentally, spiritually and physically. Harrow's book is like having an elder friend to turn to when times get rough. She goes into group dynamics and interpersonal relating as well.
My copy will probably have to be replaced because I know I am wearing it out.