INITIATORY WICCA

Welcome to the Initiatory Wicca groups page. Here you will find both training groups and active covens. You can browse listings by clicking directly on the state listed below, or use the search bar to narrow down results by group name, type or tradition.

 

 

Disclaimer: Groups listed here are not vetted by Darksome Moon LLC and the legitimacy of those running the groups are not under our direct knowledge or control. Our purpose is to offer an online space that facilitates connection between groups and seekers. We advise all seekers to be cautious and careful whenever reaching out to those they have not met or do not know.  Where possible, we will list Facebook groups or other sites/contacts that can be used to vet a listing.  

To learn more about what one might expect from a legitimate group, take a look at our Seeker's Guide.

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California

DarkStar Coven - Gardnerian


Group Details Group Name: DarkStar Coven Location: Sacramento, California (CA) Tradition/Spiritual Path: Gardnerian Wicca Contact Info Contact: Kalisha Email: kalishazahr@yahoo.com Group Description: DarkStar is an autonomous Gardnerian coven located in the greater Sacramento area of Northern California. Gardnerian Wicca is an initiatory, oath-bound, orthopraxic, Witchcraft tradition that traces its roots to and through Gerald Gardner - who was the father of modern Wicca. In DarkStar we worship the Old Gods and practice the Art of Witchcraft. There are many misconceptions about traditional covens. Suffice to say here that being in a tradition does not mean that we are rigid or consider ourselves better than other Witches. We may have some ritual liturgy in common with other Gardnerians, but many of us are innovative as well. As a group, our focus in DarkStar is experiential - we do not do things exactly the same way at all times. We acknowledge that there are many other forms of Witchcraft - we are simply called to this particular path for personal, spiritual, and magical growth. DarkStar is led by Kalisha Zahr and was founded in 2001. The coven leaders have had decades of experience in the Craft prior to forming the current coven. Our Gardnerian ancestry goes back to Eleanor Bone, one of Gerald Gardner's High Priestesses in England. Our credentials can be readily confirmed via our extensive worldwide community upon request. DarkStar Coven is an inclusive group that embraces diversity. We are open to seekers of any race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. We believe in equal rights for all. Otherwise, we tend to leave most politics at the door. We will consider Seekers who are the right fit for us - if we are the right fit for them. You must be over 18 years of age, of good character, have reliable transportation, be able to meet 2-3 times a month, and be willing to make a serious commitment as a member of our chosen family. (We welcome other Witches to network with us!) The following words of the late Gardnerian Michael Thorn express our views on what Wicca is: "Witchcraft is a life-affirming, earth-and-nature-oriented religion which sees all of life as sacred and interconnected, honors the natural world as the embodiment of divinity, immanent as well as transcendent, and experiences the divine as feminine and often as masculine, as well. Like the spiritual world view and practices of Native Americans and Taoists, Wiccan spiritual practices are intended to attune humanity to the natural rhythms and cycles of the universe as a means of personally experiencing divinity. Rituals, therefore, coincide with the phases of the moon, the change of the seasons, solstices and equinoxes and days which fall in between these such as May Day and Halloween. This calendar of celebrations is referred to as the Wheel of the Year. Most Witches consider their practice a priest/esshood, akin to the Mystery Schools of classical Greece and Rome, involving years of training and passage through life-transforming initiatory rituals. In Wicca, we have very strong ethical standards and beliefs...We feel that anything that you do, whether it be good or evil, will eventually return to you."





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Enchanted Starlight Coven - Gardnerian


Group Details Group Name: Enchanted Starlight Coven Location: Hollywood, Florida (FL) Tradition: Gardnerian Contact Info Contact: Patricia Website: Enchanted Starlight Coven Group Description: Enchanted Starlight Coven is a Traditional Gardnerian Coven based in Hollywood, Florida established in October of 1999 when we hived from our Mother Coven Starfire Flight of Cooper City, Florida. See our website for more info.




Greymoon Woods Coven - Gardnerian


Group Details Group Name: Greymoon Woods Coven Location: North Port, Florida (FL) Tradition or Spiritual Path: Gardnerian Contact Info Contact Name: Vika Contact Email: vikagardtrad@outlook.com Group Description: We are an established coven dedicated to the Old Ways. Sincere seekers are welcome to contact us.




The Marion Coven - Gardnerian


Group Details Group Name: The Marion Coven Location: Ocala, Florida (FL) Tradition/Spiritual Path: Gardnerian Contact Info Contact Name: Brythwen 3' Email: Brythwen@yahoo.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/groups/69203597964567 Group Description: Facebook Outer Cour - Cobalt Springs Grove We are a Gardnerian coven located in Marion County. We are open to seekers and run a Wicca 101 class at Crows Crossroads Shop in Ocala the first Thursday of every month.





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Illinois

Coven of the Healing Well - Living Tapestry Tradition


Group Details Group Name: Coven of the Healing Well Location: Grayslake, Illinois (IL) Tradition/Spiritual Path: Initiatory Wicca/Living Tapestry Tradition Contact Info Contact Name: Lady Autumn Kitsune Email: covenofthehealingwell@gmail.com Group Description: We are a teaching coven with an emphasis on training Clergy. We offer a degree-based program for beginners as well as those with experience looking for formal training. We place a strong emphasis on ethical practice and tolerance for other beliefs as well as personal choice and personal responsibility. Our goal is to be a spiritual family, as well as a place to learn, grow, and challenge ourselves. We honor and encourage diversity among our members. As a group, we expect openness, trust, and integrity from our members. We desire commitment of time and reliability. We also expect you to have a good life/work balance and be willing to do the deep, personal work that is required for true growth. We honor both the Goddess and God, as well as Androgyny and non-gendered aspects of deity. We are LGBTQ+ inclusive and expect anyone who joins us to be LGBTQ+ friendly as well. CHW is an adult coven; our members must be at least 21 years old. We use a private interview process to meet with you and get to know you, and to let you get to know us. If we think you will be compatible with us, and you think you would like to work with us, there is then a "trial" period of candidacy lasting a minimum of one year and one day. We look forward to hearing from you. Blessed Be!





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Riverwood Grove - Gardnerian


Group Details Group Name: Riverwood Grove Location: Frederick, Maryland (MD) Tradition: Gardnerian Contact Info Contact: Aeowyn, Long Island Line Email: riverwoodgrove@gmail.com Group Description: Riverwood Grove is a Gardnerian outer court training group located in Frederick, Md, open to serious seekers of all skill levels considering initiation into the Gardnerian Tradition and looking to join a working coven. Considering students on an ongoing basis. Contact Aeowyn via email at riverwoodgrove@gmail.com if interested.




Starfall Grove - Gardnerian


Group Details Group Name: Starfall Grove Location: Woodbine, Maryland (MD) Tradition: Gardnerian Contact Info Contact Name: Kore and Nicanthiel Contact Email: ravenseamd@gmail.com Group Description: Kore and Nicanthiel: 3* HPS and HP, Long Island Line. Starfall Grove is a Gardnerian outer court training group located in North Western Maryland, about 30 minutes west of Baltimore. We are currently accepting seekers for outer court training on an ongoing basis. At the end of training, a traditional year and a day, seekers may petition to join the inner court. We are LGBTQ friendly and parent-friendly group. We are interested in talking to seekers at all levels, considering initiation into the Gardnerian Tradition. Contact us at: ravenseamd@gmail.com We welcome seekers from all over the DMV area. Blessed Be.




Fellowship of the Ancient White Stag - Assembly of the Sacred Wheel


Group Details Group Name: Fellowship of the Ancient White Stag Location: Kensington, Maryland (MD) Tradition/Spiritual Path: Assembly of the Sacred Wheel (Wicca) Contact Info Contact Name: Annie Email: faws@sacredwheel.org Website: asw.faws@gmail.com Group Description: Our emphasis is on self-development and connection with deity through guided meditations, pathworkings and embodiment of the divine. We are devoted to service - to the community, to the land, and to the divine. We follow a code of ethics, which includes the Wiccan Rede, a willingness to teach others, and the importance of honoring the Earth and its inhabitants.





Massachusetts

Path of the Phoenix Coven - Gardnerian


Group Details Group Name; Path of the Phoenix Coven Location: Sandown, New Hampshire (NH) Tradition/Spiritual Path: Gardnerian Wicca Contact Info Contact Name: Lady Morgaine and Melechai Email: gbgandfriends@yahoo.com Group Description: Seeking in New Hampshire or Massachusetts? Path of the Phoenix is a traditional Gardnerian coven dedicated to the Goddess and God. Our coven is currently willing to talk to seekers, as well as initiates who have recently relocated. You must be 18 years of age, have reliable transportation, and the ability to meet at least two Saturday nights a month. A candidate needs also to have read at least 3 of the following: Witchcraft Today, By: Gerald Gardner The Meaning of Witchcraft, By: Gerald Gardner Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft, By: Ray Buckland The Truth About Witchcraft Today, By: Scott Cunningham Witchcraft For Tomorrow, By: Doreen Valiente Having met these simple requirements we will set up an initial interview. This is a time for us to meet and answer any questions that you have, as well as an opportunity to get to know you. Bring your questions, your interest, and an open mind. Traditional Wicca is free but it does come with a price: dedication and hard work! You will get as much out of it as you put in, and each person's journey is their own. Blessings! Lady Morgaine and Melechai





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New Hampshire

Path of the Phoenix Coven - Gardnerian


Group Details Group Name: Path of the Phoenix Coven Location: Sandown, New Hampshire (NH) Tradition/Spiritual Path: Gardnerian Wicca Contact Info Contact Name: Lady Morgaine and Melechai Email: gbgandfriends@yahoo.com Group Description: Seeking in New Hampshire or Massachusetts? Path of the Phoenix is a traditional Gardnerian coven dedicated to the Goddess and God. Our coven is currently willing to talk to seekers, as well as initiates who have recently relocated. You must be 18 years of age, have reliable transportation, and the ability to meet at least two Saturday nights a month. A candidate needs also to have read at least 3 of the following: Witchcraft Today, By: Gerald Gardner The Meaning of Witchcraft, By: Gerald Gardner Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft, By: Ray Buckland The Truth About Witchcraft Today, By: Scott Cunningham Witchcraft for Tomorrow, By: Doreen Valiente Having met these simple requirements we will set up an initial interview. This is a time for us to meet and answer any questions that you have, as well as an opportunity to get to know you. Bring your questions, your interest, and an open mind. Traditional Wicca is free but it does come with a price: dedication and hard work! You will get as much out of it as you put in, and each person's journey is their own. Blessings! Lady Morgaine and Melechai





New Jersey

Songs of the Woode - Celtic Traditionalist Gwyddonaid


Group Details: Group Name: Songs of the Woode Location: New York City (NYC) / Northern New Jersey (NJ) based Tradition/Spiritual Path: Celtic Traditionalist Gwyddonaid (Initatory Wicca) Contact Info Contact Name: Ciaran Email: ciaran.woode@gmail.com Group Description: The Celtic Traditionalist Gwyddonaid (CTG) is a tradition which stems from the hereditary family lore of Lady Gwen (Gwynne) Thompson (1928 - 1986) and subsequent research and writings of Edmund M. Buczynski (Lord Gwydion) (1947-1989), founder of the Brooklyn Heights Coven with Lady Vivienne. The Celtic Traditionalist Gwyddonaid is based upon two textual sources. The first source is the Book of Shadows and other teachings of the New York Welsh Traditionalist Gwyddonaid (NYWTG or "Welsh Tradition"), as founded by Lord Gwydion. The second source is the Book of Shadows and other teachings of the Welsh Rite Traditionalist Gwyddonaid (WRTG), as founded by Lord Gwion. Our coven is about self-transformation through a relationship with nature following the cycles of the Moon and honoring the Goddess and God at the Sabbats. We celebrate our connection to the Gods and nature with teachings of the Celtic Traditional Gwyddonaid and lessons of nature lore. Most of all, initiates become part of our coven family. Practicing in an enviornment of love and trust is very important to us. Our mythological pantheon is derived from Celtic and Welsh folklore. Songs of the Woode Coven has an active Outer Court which is open to sincere seekers. We do not discriminate based on race, sexual orientation, or gender identity. You must be at least 18 years of age to apply.




Sacred Sunstone - Gardnerian


Group Details Group Name: Sacred Sunstone Coven Location: Gloucester County, New Jersey (NJ) Tradition/Spiritual Path: Gardnerian Wicca Contact Info Contact Name: Rhea Sunstone Contact Email: sacredsunstonecoven@gmail.com Alternate Email (Outer Court): outergatewaygrove@gmail.com Group Description: Our coven follows the traditions passed down through our lineage. We worship the Lord and Lady through ritual at full moons. We celebrate eight Sabbats a year, honoring the changing of the seasons, and change within ourselves. Sacred Sunstone is an initatory coven, which means all members need to be initiated into the Gardnerian Tradition in order to circle in our Inner Court. We offer Outer Court rituals for those who do not wish to be initiated into the Gardnerian Line. Our mission is to embrace Wicca throughout our area, and bring confidence through knowledge to seekers of the Craft. Sacred Sunstone is a daughter coven of Sacred Crossroads in Wayne, PA. If you have an interest in learning more about our coven, please contact us at: sacredsunstonecoven@gmail.com.





New Mexico


New York

Acorn Garden - Gardnerian


Group Details Group Name: Acorn Garden Location: Nyack, New York (NY) Tradition or Spirtual Path: Gardnerian Contact Info Contact: William Seligman Email: acorn.garden@gmail.com Website: https://acorn.garden Group Description: Acorn Garden Grove meets primarily in Nyack, New York, USA. This is in Rockland County, within a reasonable driving distance of Westchester and Orange counties in New York, and Bergen and Passaic Counties in New Jersey. Acorn Garden has taught British Traditional Gardnerian Witchcraft for over twenty years. The teacher is a 3* Gardnerian Initiate. We're currently accepting seekers who are interested in the eventual goal of becoming a priestess or a priest of the Wicca. Those without a sense of ethics or a sense of humor need not apply. Also, there are cats and occasional puppies. We welcome all regardless of gender identity, sexual preference, or relationship style. For more information, some definitions, a book list, and a contact link, please visit our website at https://acorn.garden.




Songs of the Woode - Celtic Traditionalist Gwyddonaid


Group Details Group Name: Songs of the Woode Location: New York City (NYC) / New Jersey (NJ) based Tradition/Spiritual Path: Celtic Traditionalist Gwyddonaid (Initiatory Wicca) Contact Info Contact Name: Ciaran Email: ciaran.woode@gmail.com Group Description: The Celtic Traditionalist Gwyddonaid (CTG) is a tradition which stems from the hereditary family lore of Lady Gwen (Gwynne) Thompson (1928 - 1986) and subsequent research and writings of Edmund M. Buczynski (Lord Gwydion) (1947-1989), founder of the Brooklyn Heights Coven with Lady Vivienne. The Celtic Traditionalist Gwyddonaid is based upon two textual sources. The first source is the Book of Shadows and other teachings of the New York Welsh Traditionalist Gwyddonaid (NYWTG or "Welsh Tradition"), as founded by Lord Gwydion. The second source is the Book of Shadows and other teachings of the Welsh Rite Traditionalist Gwyddonaid (WRTG), as founded by Lord Gwion. Our coven is about self-transformation through a relationship with nature following the cycles of the Moon and honoring the Goddess and God at the Sabbats. We celebrate our connection to the Gods and nature with teachings of the Celtic Traditional Gwyddonaid and lessons of nature lore. Most of all, initiates become part of our coven family. Practicing in an environment of love and trust is very important to us. Our mythological pantheon is derived from Celtic and Welsh folklore. Songs of the Woode Coven has an active Outer Court which is open to sincere seekers. We do not discriminate based on race, sexual orientation, or gender identity. You must be at least 18 years of age to apply.





North Carolina

Corvinian Coven - Gardnerian


Group Details Group Name: Corvinian Coven Location: Charlotte, North Carolina (NC) Tradition/Spirtual Path: Gardnerian Wicca Contact Info Contact: Corvus Email: CorvusOfTheWica@gmail.com Website: CorvinianCoven.com Group Description: Corvinian Coven is a Gardnerian outer court operating in the Charlotte, NC area. We adhere to the tradition as passed to us by our Long Island elders. We are open to sincere seekers. Before contacting us, read "Traditional Wicca: A Seeker's Guide" by Thorn Mooney.




Circle of the Awakened Forest - Gardnerian


Group Details Group Name: Circle of the Awaened Forest Location: Raleigh/Wake Forest, North Carolina (NC) Tradition/Spiritual Path: Gardnerian Wicca Contact Info Contact: Kylia Heartsong Email: Hearts333@aol.com Group Description: "And thou who thinkest to seek Her, know thy seeking and yearning shall avail thee not unless thou knowest the mystery; that if that which though seekest thou findest not within thee, then thou will never find it without thee." Merry Meet! We are an established British Traditional Gardnerian Witchcraft teaching group located in the Raleigh/Wake Forest area. We are 3* Initiates of the same. We are open to seekers SPECIFICALLY interested in the possibility of being initiated into a formal Gardnerian Coven, if mutually desired. Our training is NOT based on a "year and a day" model, as a Seeker's journey progresses differently and in their own time. This is a commitment of time and patience. If you seek training in British Traditional Gardnerian Witchcraft it is important that you thoroughly research this Tradition as all Traditions are different, and not suited to every seeker. We highly recommend reading, Traditional Wicca: A Seeker's Guide by Thorn Mooney and Stewart Farrar's "What Witches Do". We will email you a short application and once completed, we can set up a face to face meeting (in a public venue, of course). Our application is NOT optional. It is important for us to determine if our teachings and your expectations are one in the same. That said, there are no right or wrong andwers, we just want to learn more about you. We are open to individuals of ALL orientations and gender identifications. Our ties are based on love, trust and respect. If you come to us, we expect nothing less from you. Drama and prejudice has no place in Sacred Space. In Darkness, Light!





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Dragon Tryst Coven - Gardnerian


Group Details Group Name: Dragon Tryst Coven Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania Tradition/Spiritual Path: Gardnerian Wicca Contact Info Contact: Lady Aima Email: DragonWiseWitch@gmail.com Group Description: We are a Gardnerian Coven in the Long Island line. We work in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We are an initiatory group with outer court affiliations for training and workshops.




Wolfa Coven - Horsa


Group Details Group Name: Wolfa Coven Location: South-Central Pennsylvania (PA) Tradition/Spiritual Path: Horsa Tradition Contact Info Contact: Adonis Merlin Email: adonismerlin@gmail.com Website: covenofthewolfa.wordpress.com Group Description: The Wolfa Coven is part of the Horsa Tradition & Sacred Pentagraph Tradition. Our line in Horsa Tradition was brought to the US by Sybil Leek in the mid 1960s from the New Forest. Sacred Pentagraph was also later established by Sybil Leek, Charmaine Dey & Tarostar in the late 1960s. More information on our practices can be found on our blog or on our social media. We welcome inquiries from seekers and covens looking to practice in either or both related traditions and happy to network with other who are interested in our unique path, and also working with seekers who are seeking initiation. Blessed Be!




Sacred Crossroads Coven - Gardnerian


Group Details Group Name: Sacred Crossroads Coven Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania (PA) Tradition/Spiritual Path: Contact Info Contact Name: Lady Kaleah, HPS, 3*; Dagda, HP, 3* Email: magickman1@yahoo.com Group Description: Serving the Greater Philadelphia and Delaware County, PA Community. Currently accepting students.




Coven of the Alpha Wolf - Initiatory Male Mysteries


Group Details Group Name: Coven of the Alpha Wolf Location: Carlisle, Pennsylvania (PA) Tradition/Spiritual Path: Male Mysteries/Gay Witchcraft/Initiatory Wicca Contact Info Contact Name: Dorian Contact Email: covenalphawolf@gmail.com Website: galawitchcraft.com Group Description: We are a coven of Gay and Bisexual cisgendered men practicing in The Gala Tradition of Witchcraft. We follow a standard three-degree initiatory system, and we explore the gay male mysteries. We are a fun-loving, hard-working group who meet regularly for Sabbat, Esbat, and informal classes. We are located in Carlisle, PA and we embrace those seeking for a home in the craft, and those who seek to "Know Thyself."




Coven of the Sacred Scarab - The Sacred Pentagraph Tradition


Group Details Group Name: Coven of the Sacred Scarab Location: Carlisle, Pennsylvania (PA) Tradition/Spiritual Path: The Sacred Pentagraph Tradition Contact Info Contact Name: Dorian & Benu Contact Email: covensacredscarab@gmail.com Website: witchworld109.com Group Description: We are a chill group of practitioners in The Sacred Pentagraph Tradition. Although we like to have fun, we work hard and study the tradition materials on our own and in a group setting. We meet regularly for classes on craft lore and practice, as well as, for Sabbat and Esbat. We are located in Carlisle, PA. We offer an open and engaging space for those seeking a home within the craft. We are a standard initiatory tradition, following the guiding principles set down by our elders. We look forward to meeting you!





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The Bishop Creek Coven - Gardnerian


Group Details Group Name: The Bishop Creek Coven Location: Virginia (VA) Tradition/Spiritual Path: Gardnerian Wicca Contact Info Contact Name: Evanora Email: Evanora13@protonmail.com Group Description: We're an adult-only group of serious minded witches who dare to drink deeply of magick and revel in our acts of worship. We meet regularly on the Esbats and Sabbats, and for other purposes. We're a traditional Gardnerian coven, so we focus our practice through that particular lens. Initiation through us connects one to the larger Gardnerian community. For more information, contact the HPS, Evanora.




The Blackwater Coven - Gardnerian


Group Details Group Name: The Blackwater Coven Location: Lynchburg, Virginia (VA) Tradition/Spiritual Path: Gardnerian Wicca Contact Info Contact Name: Selena Email: blackwatercovenva@gmail.com Group Description: The Blackwater Coven is a traditional Gardnerian Wiccan coven open to Seekers 21 years and older. Initiates of the tradition are also welcome to inquire. Traditional training leading up to initiation typically lasts a year and a day, though initiation is never guaranteed. Training includes exploring traditional Wiccan practices, spellwork, meditation, energy work, psychic development, celebration of the sabbats and esbats, and more. Contact us with information regarding your spiritual background, why you are interested in Gardnerian Wicca, and why are seeking traditional training. I am happy to answer questions as well.





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Hawkfire Coven - Gardnerian


Group Details Group Name: Hawkfire Coven Location: Online/Other Tradition/Spirital Path: Gardnerian Wicca Contact Info Contact: Wren Robin Email: hawkfirecoven@gmail.com Website: https://hawkfirecoven.wixsite.com/home Group Description: Hawkfire Coven is an online Gardnerian outer court, dedicated to sincere Seekers of diverse backgrounds who, for equally diverse reasons (including economic, geographic, etc.), cannot pursue Gardnerian Witchcraft in a traditional coven. Since the egregore formed in a physical coven is a truly unique and exceptional experience, Hawkfire Coven will also help sincere Seekers locate covens within their geographic region before admiting them to its own outer court. FAQs 1) This is an inclusive and intersectional coven. 2) It's an on-line coven, but initiations/elevations will be in person. 3) If Seekers simply need help finding physical covens near them, I will help, because I love this craft and it's the least I can do. 4) If a Sincere Seeker can't join a traditional coven due to distance, income, physical reasons, non-inclusivity, etc., then Hawkfire Coven may be a good option. 5) Hawkfire Coven is open to different time-zones, experience levels, and beliefs, but is a traditional Gardnerian Coven. 6) For International Seekers, Coven meetings are run in English. For more details visit https://hawkfirecoven.wixsite.com/home/blog. To learn more about HPS Wren Robin, visit https://hawkfirecoven.wixsite.com/home/blog.




Gala Witchcraft - Initiatory Male Mysteries


Group Details Group Name: Gala Witchcraft Location: Online/Other - USA includes Covens in New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Arizona (check the website for updates on locations) Tradition/Spiritual Path: Wicca/Male Mysteries/Gay Witchcraft
Contact Info Website: www.galawitchcraft.com Group Description: Gala Witchcraft is not just Wicca for Gay men. With the addition of the Male Mysteries to modern Wicca, Gala Witchcraft is the re-emergence of a Gay priesthood. We do not claim to be a continuation of those august and ancient orders of Gay male priests that populated the ancient world, but a modern incarnation of their same energetic current. Operating from the premise that Gay men were viewed as magical in every culture and that there are magical and spiritual practices exclusive to Gay men in every culture, Gala endeavors to transcend culture, pantheon, or system. The foundations of our tradition are European Witchcraft, specifically Wicca, but, like Gay men, we believe that the witch was also universal. Oshun and Yemaya are both credited with being witches within the African Diaspora Religions (ADRs). The Native American tribes had their medicine men. Several aboriginal cultures speak of witch doctors. Even Taoism has a "witchy" practitioner. No one culture owns the archetypal concept of the witch. In Gala, we actively encourage our members to explore the rich history of what it means to be a Gay male witch within their own ancestral framework. Initiates of Gala are fro all ethnicities, races, and backgrounds. Gala uses the Theosophical idea that every religion has a spark of truth within it, and we encourage each other to explore those universal occult truths. The men who participate in our tradition just happen to practice witchcraft as well as contribute to the re-awakening of the Gay Mystery Traditions.





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