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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!

CHINO

 

GREENWOOD GLEN

CITY: Chino

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Eclectic Wicca

CONTACT NAME: Camille

EMAIL: wichwitch56@yahoo.com

UPDATED: 5/23/2022

 

Orange County teaching coven members of Orange County Local Council of Covenant of the Goddess.

EAST BAY AREA

 

ORDER OF THE SACRED GROVE

CITY: East Bay Area

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Eclectic Witchcraft

CONTACT NAME: OSG Mentors

EMAIL: osgmentors@gmail.com

WEBSITE: http://orderofthesacredgrove.org/menu.html

UPDATED: 7/11/2022

 

The Order of the Sacred Grove is dedicated to the practice of witchcraft and the worship of the Goddess in all Her forms. We are open to all who seek training and initiation. OSG consists of independent but cooperative covens or groves within the larger order. Each coven develops its own patron gods and may follow an independent, but harmonious magickal current. We believe that witchcraft must remain a living tradition, and although traditional structure is essential, we allow for a free expression of dynamic and fluid energy to express itself through a working group.

 

We are an initiatory tradition and apprentices are taught by mentors within the Order. We are open to all genders, however, it must be recognized that this is a Goddess oriented group.

EUREKA

 

GROVE OF HECATE

CITY: Eureka

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Hekatean

CONTACT NAME: Jennifer

WEBSITE: www.therootcutter.com

UPDATED: 3/29/2022

 

Inclusive Ritual for all followers and curious seekers of the Goddess Hekate located in California's Lost Coast.

FRESNO

 

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA BLACK HAT SOCIETY

CITY: Fresno

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Coexist

CONTACT NAME: Silver Mage

EMAIL: Cencalbhs@gmail.com

 

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.

HIGHLAND

 

INLAND EMPIRE WICCAN TRAINING

CITY: Highland

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Ecclasian Tradition

CONTACT NAME: Usul

WEBSITE: MEETUP

UPDATED: 1/17/2022

 

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).

LAKE ELSINORE

 
CRIMSON MOONIVY COVEN

CITY: Lake Elsinore

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Eclectic Wicca / Correllian Nativist Tradition

CONTACT NAME: Moonravenn ( HP )

EMAIL: Jbadar30@gmail.com

WEBSITE: FACEBOOK

UPDATED: 11/27/2020

 

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.

LODI

 
HECATE'S TEMPLE

CITY: Lodi

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Greco-Roman with a focus on Hecate

CONTACT NAME: MJ Jones

EMAIL: mjjones0308@gmail.com

UPDATED: 6/13/2022

 

This is a new group and the first members can help setup what they would like and establish what it'll be. I'm looking to follow Greek and Roman deities, but with most of the focus on Hecate.

LOS ANGELES

 
THE WEHO COVEN

CITY: Los Angeles

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: British Traditional Witchcraft; Gardnerian

CONTACT NAME: Kérberos Beta

EMAIL: seekers@thewehocoven.org

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.

 

Coven Membership

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.

MENIFEE

WATCHTOWER

CITY: Menifee

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Eclectic

CONTACT NAME: Tavaras Koonce

EMAIL: watchtower246@gmail.com

UPDATED: 9/19/2022

 

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 have our scope of spirituality. Watchtower's goal is to gather like-minded individuals to share their experiences while learning from others in a safe & sacred space. As a group, we want to foster a sense of community through communication and education. We offer a course that delves deeply into various mysticism fields, including Spell-working, Psychic abilities, Spirit guides, and 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. At this moment, The group is going to be purely remote.

NIPOMO

FEMALE MINDS ALINE

CITY: Nipomo

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Goddess

CONTACT NAME: Josette

EMAIL: lodatojosette@gmail.com

UPDATED: 7/13/2021

 

Looking to start a coven here on the Central Coast including San Luis Obispo, 5 Cities and Santa Maria CA

ORANGE COUNTY

BEWITCHED OC

CITY: Orange County

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Eclectic

CONTACT NAME: Zelda Twinkletoes

EMAIL: Zeldatwinkletoes@gmail.com

WEBSITE: FACEBOOK

UPDATED: 10/29/2021

 

We are a group who gather to share their paths over coffee, or maybe more. NB we are a vaccinated group.

 

 

PASO ROBLES

GROVE OF THE OAKS

CITY: Paso Robles

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Druidism

CONTACT NAME: Rev. Joel Schonbrunn

EMAIL: joel@schonbrunn.com

WEBSITE: FoDLA GROVES

 

A FoDLA grove covering California's central coast.

SACRAMENTO

DARKSTAR COVEN

CITY: Sacramento

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Gardnerian

CONTACT NAME: Kalisha Zahr

EMAIL: kalishazahr@yahoo.com

UPDATED: 5/11/2022

 

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 – and 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 heritage 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 or provide classes to the general public.

 

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 information 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 find that you are drawn to traditional Wicca, you must meet the following criteria for consideration by DarkStar coven: You are over 18 years of age (we prefer 21+); you are of good character; and you have reliable transportation. If you are outside of our commuting area, some travel will 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, so the ability to attend in-person meetings and Circles is very important.

 

If you are interested in working with DarkStar coven, 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 always a good idea to send a Letter of Introduction when contacting a group that you are interested in. Many groups will not respond to requests asking to join a coven without some idea about who you are and what you are seeking.

 

When contacting DarkStar, please introduce yourself. We’d like to know a little bit more about you – not just that you are interested – so be sure to mention your age, occupation, the town you live in or nearby – and any other relevant details you wish to share about yourself. Please also indicate where you heard about us. Including a paragraph or two stating why you are interested in traditional Wicca and DarkStar coven is also helpful.

 

DarkStar Coven can be reached at: kalishazahr@yahoo.com

ENERGIST'S GATHERING

CITY: Greater Sacramento/Roseville Area

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Energist

CONTACT NAME: S. M. W. M. Mah

EMAIL: stmah1075@yahoo.com

UPDATED: 11/17/2020

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

CITY: Sacramento

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: British Traditional Wicca

CONTACT NAME: Magda

EMAIL: pwa.sacramento@gmsil.com

UPDATED: 7/26/2021

 

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 pwa.sacramento@gmail.com

SAN DIEGO

CAULDRON OF THE GROWING VINE

CITY: San Diego

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Eclectic Pagan

CONTACT NAME: Cauldron of the Growing Vine

EMAIL: cauldronofthegrowingvine@gmail.com

WEBSITE: www.cauldronofthegrowingvine.com

UPDATED: 9/8/2022

 

Founded by a group of queer pagan witches, the Cauldron of the Growing Vine is an eclectic pagan collective that exists to offer a space for magical practitioners, worshippers of nature, and community-minded witchy folks to gather. Together we celebrate holidays, learn, deepen our spiritual practices, make magic, and share food and laughter. We strive to support one another as we explore the varied paths that we each travel on our way to a better understanding of our world and of ourselves.

THE SACRED RITE COVEN

CITY: San Diego

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Eclectic

CONTACT NAME: Santiago

WEBSITE: https://sacredritecoven.wordpress.com

UPDATED: 4/25/2022

 

The Sacred Rite Coven is an eclectic pagan coven that draws from Gardnerian Wicca, Norse principles and shamanic spiritualism. We work skyclad, practice sex magick, cast binding spells, perform ritual scourging and invoke the sexual power-dynamic of BDSM for optimal energy work.

SUNNYVALE

OAK'S SHADOW

CITY: Sunnyvale

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Gardnerian/British Traditional Witchcraft

CONTACT NAME: Jason Mankey

EMAIL: panmankey@gmail.com

UPDATED: 6/21/2022

 

Oak's Shadow is an inclusive Gardnerian coven in the heart of Silicon Valley.

 

THE OAK COURT

CITY: Sunnyvale

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Wiccan-Witchcraft

CONTACT NAME: Jason Mankey

EMAIL: panmankey@gmail.com

UPDATED: 6/21/2022

 

The Oak Court is a Wiccan-Witchcraft coven operating in the heart of Silicon Valley. We have been together for over ten years!

 

The Oak Court practices an eclectic brand of Wiccan-Witchcraft, highly influenced by writers such as Doreen Valiente, Janet and Stewart Farrar, and Gerald Gardner. We are an inclusive coven. There's a place for everybody in the Craft!

 

VISTA

 

SAN DIEGO NORTH COUNTY PAGANS (MEETUP)

CITY: Vista

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Pagan

CONTACT NAME: Brewjita

WEBSITE: SAN DIEGO NORTH COUNTY PAGANS (MEETUP)

 

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.