FIND COVENS, GROUPS & ORGANIZATIONS
A Networking Resource for Finding Covens, Pagans,
Spiritual Groups or Like-Minded Individuals in Arizona
ARE YOU A SEEKER LOOKING FOR A COVEN, GROUP, MEET UP? WITCHES AND PAGANS DO NOT PROSELYTIZE SO IT'S UP TO THE SEEKER TO SEARCH, CONTACT AND FIND TEACHERS. THIS IS JUST A RESOURCE FOR YOU TO REACH OUT.
We are happy to present this page for covens, groups and organizations in the locations listed below. This information on these pages is presented as submitted, we do not know many of the groups that are represented here and only remove groups if serious verifiable allegations are brought to our attention. We encourage you to please use your discretion when meeting strangers, and due diligence in researching the tradition and reputation of the leaders. We suggest you read this BLOG post prior to meeting possible teachers, as well as the DISCLAIMER page.
Hail and welcome Witches, Pagans, Wiccans and Heathens to the Mandragora Magika home page for Arizona!
CITY: North Phoenix
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Avalonian Witchcraft
CONTACT NAME: Annwyn Avalon
Triskele Rose Witchcraft is an Avalonian Witchcraft Tradition. Our teachings are heavily influenced by Traditional Witchcraft, Modern Witchcraft, Western Mystery, Oracular Spirit work, and Folk Magic.
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Wicca/Gala Tradition of Witchcraft
CONTACT NAME: Edwin Sequeira
WEBSITE: COVEN OF THE DESERT SUN
Merry Meet! We are a established group of like minded gay/bisexual men who meet and celebrate the Wheel of the Year through magical workings, dedication, classes and ritual.
Coven of the Desert Sun is a group of gay/bisexual men who come together to learn and practice magic as taught in the Gala Tradition of Witchcraft. The Gala tradition operates 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. 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 is also universal. 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. Our coven practices a similar version of British Traditional Witchcraft. We are not and do not claim to be BTW.
We meet for Esbats and Sabbats, holding both rituals for Dedicants/Seekers and rituals for Initiates.
We are an active coven and meet frequently outside of sacred space enjoying each other's company to create a stronger bond between members.
Our coven provides training to gay/bisexual men seeking a place to learn the Art Magical within a traditional Wiccan degree structure.
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Eclectic
CONTACT NAME: Aradia Pellegrina Wolf
WEBSITE: HOUSE OF INDIGO WOLF
What we're about: To learn, to teach to become together.
La Vecchia Religione, is Italian for Old Religion. We are an eclectic group welcoming all paths, new, old, or in discovery and come together in respect, honor, and love to support each other. Teachers will always be students, and students will always be teachers throughout our lifetimes as we journey fearlessly with patience, understanding, acceptance for all with Love leading our way.
IndigoWolf Tradition brings together those who are answering the call to follow their life's path and we encourage each student, initiate, and teacher to recognize the uniqueness of your covenmates and their use of different tools to develop their own personal calling. While we strive to align with the IndigoWolf Tradition personal expression is welcomed, nurtured, and shared. Life is fluid, magicks are fluid, to succeed we must be fluid, supportive, and non judgmental while adhering to certain tenets and protocols. Our core classes are intended to give the student the tools they need to articulate and develop their own specific journey in the art of witchcraft. Involvement with mentors within the group are imperative for success in understanding your needs and supplying the specific guidance needed for your journey.
While we do not charge for classes or rituals we do ask that all members support this founding church through monetary donations for necessities and such, your time so as to build a strong family bond, and supplies as needed by the High Priestess/High Priest to help us grow. Money for profit is not accepted.
COVEN OF THE MOON LIT BLACK CATS
CITY: Three Points
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Traditional Witchcraft
CONTACT NAME: Lewis "Salem" Spellman
FACEBOOK MESSENGER: https://m.me/Moon.Lit.Black.Cats
Paganism. When people first hear the words Pagan or Paganism they tend to think, “devil worshipper”, or they picture some wild, orgiastic, way-out individual with no regard for what is sacred or for “God”; a cult member who sacrifices babies.
What is Paganism? It’s simply an umbrella term covering many different religions and belief systems. Paganism is a spiritual way of life and its origins are rooted in the ancient nature religions of the world. Paganism has absolutely nothing to do with Satan, demons, or devils. Paganism, sometimes referred to as The Old Religion, pre-dates Christianity. Pagans do not believe in the entity Satan, a Christian concept.
Many standard dictionaries define the word “pagan” as being a person who is not a Christian, Jew, or Muslim. This is far too broad a definition and many people who fall outside of these mainstream religions may not consider themselves to be Pagan, moreover, this definition conveys practically nothing about Paganism itself.
The word “Pagan” comes from the Latin words paganus and pagana meaning “country dweller or villager”. After the Romans adopted Christianity as their official religion, the older religions continued to be practiced only outside of the city, in the countryside. The word “pagan” signified people who were thought to be uncivilized bumpkins who practiced an earth-based religion native to their land. Modern day Pagans are people who have retained the wisdom and values of their ancestors and modified these ancient practices to suit their contemporary lifestyles.
Pagans may practice different religions based upon their geographical location or cultural background. Or they may practice based upon a spiritual affinity for a specific tradition. For example, in Africa pagan practice includes tribal religions; in Europe, some traditions include Norse, Celtic, Greek and various traditions of Witchcraft, Wicca, Druidism and Shamanism; in the Americas, Native tribal religions and offshoots may include or combine beliefs such as Brujeria, the Medicine Societies, etc. Likewise, for example, a Chinese-American may feel an affinity for and practice a Celtic religion or may combine the Celtic practice with a Native American tradition. For every pagan it is different and highly personalized.
Some common beliefs and practices between the differing pagan religions include:
Polytheism- the belief in more than one god.
Pantheism- any religious belief or philosophical doctrine that identifies God with the Universe. Pagans may or may not worship within a pantheon, that is a realm or group of gods and goddesses of all different creeds. These gods may be seen as aspects of a single Divine Principle.
Animism- the belief that natural objects and phenomena possess souls. Animists believe that all things are alive and animated with spirit.
Belief in the immortality of the spirit and in the unending cycles of the Seasons and life itself: birth, death, and rebirth.
Although some Pagan religions are inherited and may not be practiced by outsiders except by invitation, most traditions welcome new members but do not proselytize or seek to convert anyone. Eclectic Pagans may follow several traditions, in addition to one of the other major religions as well.
How Do Pagans Define “God”? Pagans celebrate the sanctity of Nature, honouring the divinity present in all things. From a pagan perspective Earth is the mother of us all. We are all relations. All life is One. Pagans believe that within the Universe there is a holy continuum of consciousness, which exists in everything from inanimate objects to the pantheons of gods. Pagans revere the sacred whole in all its guises and often depict the Divine Energy as both male and female, the God and Goddess. Mother and Father.
To a Pagan every person is a wondrous, sacred, creation. Every plant, rock, tree, everything seen and unseen, is unique and beautiful. The purpose of life as seen through a Pagan’s eyes might be best described as:
To live in harmony with nature
To develop our personal and spiritual potential
To be aware of and to manifest the inherent divinity within us all
To help all people to do the same
What Do Pagans Do? Pagans are dedicated to spiritual growth and personal development. One way we achieve these things is by communing with nature, attuning ourselves to its cycles, it’s continual ebb and flow. A Pagan can encounter Divinity within him or herself simply by taking a walk on the beach or through the woods or by visiting a favourite spot outdoors. Observing the natural forces at work in the world around us is a way for pagans to explore the innerself. It helps us to remember the beautiful and delicate harmony that exists between humanity, nature and the Divine.
Most Pagan religions revere the God and Goddess (or some aspect of the Divine in whatever form it is perceived as) through ritual or ceremonies of various kinds. During these rites we seek to experience the harmony spoken of earlier, between the natural cycles of ourselves and the world.
Pagan Holidays are known as Esbats and Sabbats. Esbats are observances based on the phases of the moon. Sabbats are seasonal festivals based on the astronomical and agricultural year: the solstices, the equinoxes, and the cross-quarter days.
Something all Pagans take very seriously is planet Earth. We are all aware of the dire environmental issues facing the human race today. Many Pagans’ deep respect for the Environment has led to our participation in eco-aware causes, as we strive to responsibly develop a safe and fruitful existence for all of Earth’s creatures.
In short, Pagans are peaceful people who hold nature in high esteem. They seek to enhance the quality of life by bettering themselves and the world around them through dedication to their chosen spiritual path.
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Kingstone via Central Valley Wicca/BTW
CONTACT NAME: Jude
We are an LGBT inclusive circle in the Kingstone Tradition of British Tradition Wicca.
Our original Outer Court Year and a day has now ended, but we will accept new students on a case-by-case basis for a workshop and ritual series. Please join the Canyon View Facebook Community for more information and to join the discussion.
You must attend a one-on-one interview prior to being accepted into the Outer Court.
We are also a part of the Central Valley Wicca Seekers & Initiates community on Facebook.
Outer Court, by tradition, run a Year and a Day, and there is no guarantee they will end in Initiation. We meet once monthly Sunday afternoon/evenings to foster community within the Outer Court Seekers, to share your talents and ensure "Right Fit" for everyone. We teach by doing; you learn by participating.
The Outer Court will require time, energy and monthly assignments of reading, practical energy work and practical ritual (both group and/or solitary) . As a Seeker, you may be asked to purchase or borrow books from the BTW Recommended Reading List (link below) . Other materials may be required, divinatory tools such as a tarot deck, candles, incense, etc.
The Kingstone Tradition by Kalisha Zahr HERE
It is important that anyone interested in becoming a student of any group do three things:
1) Read and familiarize yourself with Isaac Bonewits' "Advanced Bonewits Cult Danger Evaluation Frame".
2) Read and familiarize yourself with "The Seekers' Bill of Rights"
3) Our credentials are readily confirmed and verifiable, but we *HIGHLY RECOMMEND* that you run a vouch on *ANYONE* claiming credentials in a Tradition from multiple sources. We recommend the following to verify the credentials of anyone claiming to be British Tradition Wicca. This is incredibly important generally and most specifically in the United States, which has an unfortunate reputation as a haven for fraudulent practitioners.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns on the above or would like to discuss British Tradition Wicca, the Outer Court, etc. I'm available most days via Facebook (Judith L. Mariposa) . The email on this account is rarely checked (maybe once per month) . If you email this account, be prepared to be patient.