I got a response back from the other group (see last post). Where the first group welcomed me to visit them with open arms, this one sent a list of questions about why I wanted to be allowed to study with them. They said that they needed know more about me and then if I passed they would set up a meeting at a public place before deciding if I could be invited to their main meeting place. The reason? Because wiccans are so persecuted. This is exactly the kind of freaky behavior I was afraid I was going to find when I started looking for a group.