FIND COVENS, GROUPS & ORGANIZATIONS
A Networking Resource for Finding Covens, Pagans,
Spiritual Groups or Like-Minded Individuals in California
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 California!
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA BLACK HAT SOCIETY
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Coexist
CONTACT NAME: Silver Mage
We are a secret society to protect our members, not to hide our practices. We do NOT have a single practice therefore there are few rituals. We are a group of metaphysical, spiritual and magical practitioners in the Fresno area. We are Witches by practice and/or religion, including, but not limited to , Witchcraft as a religion. Witchcraft as a practice and not religion, Hoodoo, Christian Witches, Wiccan Witchcraft, Metaphysical workers, Lightworkers, Druids, atheist and many, many more! Some of us are Pagan some are not and NO ONE is expected to be an expert in ANY practice, weather that’s the practice of their choosing or the practice of another in this group. We are a spiritually inclusive group who bind together to make the craft stronger and richer as a culture. Find our public page on Facebook Central California Black Hat Society. Message us there to start the process of joining our private group in the California Central Valley.
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Ecclasian Tradition
CONTACT NAME: Usul
I have been offering Wicca classes for over 30 years. The last two years the classes have been primarily online due to covid. Classes are offered on a non-profit basis. Instruction is mainstream traditional Wicca through the Ecclasian Tradition. Two classes are offered a year, a beginning (6 week) and advanced (32 week).
CRIMSON MOONIVY COVEN
CITY: Lake Elsinore
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Eclectic Wicca / Correllian Nativist Tradition
CONTACT NAME: Moonravenn ( HP )
The C.M.I. Coven was founded by moonravenn ( with two "N" 's) and a friend from high school, "Ivy" we had been practicing eclectic practitioners that decided to create a small circle of like minded pagans to celebrate and learn wicca and witchcraft . The circle has grown online and is more of a learning online basic knowledge on the craft in a eclectic fashion with Correllian over tones to highlight the structure of the teaching system I've been using to help guide and educate young and old practitioners on there individual paths.
CITY: Los Angeles
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: British Traditional Witchcraft; Gardnerian
CONTACT NAME: Kérberos Beta
WEBSITE: THE WEHO COVEN
The WeHo Coven is the only Gardnerian coven operating in Los Angeles.
We meet regularly to engage in the various activities of Traditional Wiccan praxis, including worship of the gods, the celebration of the Sabbats, and ritual work during the Esbats.
Studying the occult arts and sciences form the strong undercurrent that flows throughout our group dynamic.
As a working coven, we are deeply committed to advancing our access, appreciation, and application of the Mysteries of the Craft. Thus, it is one's experience as a witch, not necessarily their eagerness to be one, that determines our coven membership.
However, we do have an Outer Court, where we offer educational events and training opportunities. To the earnest and sincere seeker interested in practicing Traditional Wicca, we warmly welcome your emails.
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Eclectic
CONTACT NAME: Tavaras Koonce
Watchtower was founded in 2013, as a coven for young adults coming together for the shared goal of growth and protection because we believe that we are stronger together than apart. As the group has grown much like its founders and key members so has our scope of spirituality. Watchtower's goal of gathering like-minded individuals to share their experiences while also being able to learn from others in a safe & sacred space.
As a group, we're looking to foster a sense of community through communication and education. We offer a course that delves deeply into various fields of mysticism including, Spell-working, Psychic abilities, Spirit guides, Matron/Patron Deities from a scholarly point of view. For those who wish, we also allow new members to become initiates within the coven in the traditional sense; there is no obligation if you so choose to join.
FEMALE MINDS ALINE
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Goddess
CONTACT NAME: Josette
Looking to start a coven here on the Central Coast including San Luis Obispo, 5 Cities and Santa Maria CA
CITY: Orange County
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Eclectic
CONTACT NAME: Zelda Twinkletoes
We are a group who gather to share their paths over coffee, or maybe more. NB we are a vaccinated group.
CITY: Paso Robles
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Druidism
CONTACT NAME: Rev. Joel Schonbrunn
WEBSITE: FoDLA GROVES
A FoDLA grove covering California's central coast.
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Gardnerian
CONTACT NAME: Kalisha Zahr
DarkStar is an autonomous Gardnerian coven located in the metropolitan area of Sacramento, California. Gardnerian Wicca is an initiatory, oath-bound, orthopraxic, Witchcraft tradition that traces its roots directly to Gerald Gardner – who was the father of modern Wicca. In DarkStar we worship the Old Gods and practice the Art of Witchcraft for personal, spiritual, and magical growth. Gardnerian Wicca is a Priesthood of the Old Pagan Gods – but we do not have a congregation like a church.
Generally speaking, Wicca in its myriad forms is the only major religion that England has given to the world! Gardnerian Wicca is a branch of what is sometimes called initiatory or traditional Wicca. There are many misconceptions about our tradition. Suffice to say, being in the tradition does not mean that we are rigid or consider ourselves better than other Witches. We acknowledge that there are many other forms of Witchcraft - we are simply called to this particular path because it resonates with us.
DarkStar was founded in 2001. Some coven members have decades of experience in the Craft. Our Gardnerian lineage is through both Eleanor Bone and Patricia Crowther – two of Gerald Gardner's High Priestesses in England. Our credentials can be readily confirmed via our contacts with other Gardnerians worldwide. DarkStar is a private group and we do not hold open public meetings.
DarkStar Coven is an inclusive group of adults that embrace diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, gender, or sexual orientation. We believe in equal rights for all. As a group, our focus in DarkStar is experiential – we do not do everything exactly the same way at all times – but we do have a certain amount of ritual structure.
If you are a beginner, we suggest that you do some preliminary research in order to figure out what sort of Pagan or Witchcraft group you are looking for before approaching anyone to ask about training or membership. (Wikipedia has some fairly decent pages on Modern Paganism and Witchcraft traditions). It’s important to be informed before contacting a group because there is a great deal of variety.
Once you have done some research, if you are *specifically* drawn to the Gardnerian tradition, you must meet the following criteria: You are over 18 years of age (we prefer 21+); you are of good character; you have reliable transportation; you are able to meet 2-3 times a month on weekends. If you are outside of our commuting area, some travel will definitely be required. If we decide to work with you, some training *may* be done via Zoom but initiations cannot be done online. Our coven’s Circles are in person.
Before contacting us, we strongly suggest that you read the following books first:
Thorn Mooney: “Traditional Wicca: A Seekers Guide” (2018) –written by a Gardnerian High Priestess. (Helpful hints for finding a group).
Thea Sabin: “Wicca for Beginners: Fundamentals of Philosophy & Practice” (1983, 2006) (An overview and introduction to traditional Wicca that includes basic philosophy and some exercises for beginners.)
If you wish to be considered for training, you must have sound ethics and be able to take responsibility for your words and deeds. You need to exhibit a serious desire towards personal growth and learning. You must be able and willing to work as part of the coven for around 5-7 years. Please be mindful that any previous experience you have does not necessarily put you on a fast track towards initiation or advancing in the coven - but it may count towards some of our requirements. This is a lifetime commitment for most people.
Do note that we take whatever time is necessary to get to know potential candidates. We will only consider those who we feel are the right fit for us – which also means that we need to be the right fit for you! Everyone in the group is expected to work together towards the greater good under the guidance of the coven leaders. Please be advised that there is no guarantee that if you begin to work with us that you will be initiated. Honestly, sometimes it simply does not work out. If that happens, we will try to refer you to another group.
It is your responsibility when contacting us to send a Letter of Introduction that includes your age, occupation, and the town you live in or nearby. Please indicate where you heard about us. Also, include a paragraph or two stating why you are interested in the Gardnerian tradition. We do not respond to requests asking to join our coven with no personal content – so please introduce yourself. Thank you!
CITY: Greater Sacramento/Roseville Area
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Energist
CONTACT NAME: S. M. W. M. Mah
I am looking to establish a new Energist Gathering.
Energists come from all paths and faiths, but understand that the single unifier to all things is that we are connected by the energy that is never created, nor destroyed.
I am one of the original founders of this perspective. There are maybe four or five of us active right now. I am hoping to change that.
PHOENIX WICCAN ASSEMBLY
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: British Traditional Wicca
CONTACT NAME: Magda
We are a British Traditional coven of Central Valley Wicca, including the traditions of Myjestic and Silver Crescent. Est. 1986 and later incorporated as a non profit 501(c)3, we are a teaching coven. All members must be of full legal age and deemed a proper person.We will want to know who you are, why us, why now, and why Wicca. Please read some general books on wicca, show a willingness to learn,and have the disposition of a priest or priestess. There is never any charge for teaching or initiation. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
TRAD WITCH COVEN
CITY: Sacramento, Citrus Heights area
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Traditional Witchcraft
CONTACT NAME: Samantha
This coven is about learning and sharing traditional and folk magic witch each other. We are open to all forms of witchcraft and this is a group for learning. We will schedule meet ups and hopefully have rituals when it is safe.
I believe that witchcraft is a deep subject and we as practitioners can spend our whole lives studying and never learn everything but it’s worth a try. I hope this group can grow into a community where we can learn from each other and share this knowledge. Have study sessions, witch crafting meet ups, book sharing/ trades and much more.
There are many traditions to work with and this is a safe space for all races, genders and LGBTQ. Feel free the contact me and join the Facebook group so we can get to know each other and share our magic.
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Pagan
CONTACT NAME: Brewjita
Merry Meet and Welcome to the San Diego North County Pagans!
We’re a community that supports those who walk all paths, from Shamans, Druids, Witches and Wiccans, to Buddhists, Hindus, Occultists, and Neo-Pagans. We welcome a wide variety, from solitaries to covens and informal groups to anyone with an open mind.
We are not an online group. We encourage our members to be active and contribute!
The organization team, or Guardians, and other local groups and circles contribute to help us celebrate the Sabbats, or the turning of the wheel, and a yearly camping retreat. Some of the other types of meetups we have offered are healing circles, divination parties, classes and day trip adventures.
We welcome all experience levels from newbie to High Priest/ess. We are family friendly but we also recognize that adults need some fun too, so we'll have multiple kinds of meetups to accommodate.
All of our meetups are free with a few exceptions of donation for supplies or the annual camp-out reservation cost.
We will be implementing a membership cap in October 2019 as our direction shifts. For the security and privacy of our meetup, we have implemented in-person vetting before membership will be granted. What this means is that a Guardian will contact you and coordinate meeting up with you in a public space. You must be vetted to gain access to the group. We are willing to work with you if none of the dates work with your schedule.
This is an eclectic community, recognizing that no one single approach to the Divine is the "right" or "true" way. We all have things to teach, inspire and share with each other. Please have patience, tolerance, respect and compassion for your fellow members. We're all here to learn and grow.
We're based in Southern California, North County San Diego, approximately from Oceanside to Escondido and south towards Encinitas and Poway.