I used to belong to a circle. I was in classes, did group rituals, and got to know a lot of different people. Then I caught the teacher/leader in a couple of lies and realized I was being used and not getting the help I needed. I was always told I was not ready. It wasn't time.
We were all solitaries, but came together in group for rituals. Which was fine....but after a while I noticed the group dynamic was changing and it was leaning more toward a coven type thing. However, when I voiced my concern I was told to shut up, what I said hurt their feelings, and I had no idea what I was talking about. WOW!
I eventually quit going. I called the teacher up one day and told her I wouldn't be back. She cried and told me I was making a big mistake and we needed to talk. After a few days I went to see her and listened to what she had to say. And listened. And listened.
When I got a chance to say my piece it was shot down, I was wrong, I wasn't ready, and she knew way more than I did.
BUT SHE LIED TO ME
After she was done crying and ranting I told her it was okay and left.
Now I'm banned from attending rituals. LOL My oh my, tis a shame when your ego takes over and your human side over powers your spirituality.
But sometimes it's just over. And that's okay.