FIND COVENS, GROUPS & ORGANIZATIONS
A Networking Resource for Finding Covens, Pagans,
Spiritual Groups or Like-Minded Individuals in Louisiana
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 Louisiana!
SOUTHERN LOUISIANA WITCHES AND PAGANS
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Eclectic
CONTACT NAME: Dixie
A place for people in Southern Louisiana who identify with a path like (but not limited to) paganism, wicca, witchcraft etc.
We interact daily through a private Facebook group. Posts and discussion are only able to be seen by other group members, because your privacy is important to us. Seekers welcome and encouraged to join!
We discuss topics such as astrology, herbs, deities, questions, talk about what books we're reading, discuss moon phases, share spells and tools, and just chat! This is a safe space to let your thoughts and ideas flow. We don't have a formal in-person meet up, but many members know each other from places such as Gryphon's Nest, Pagan Pride Day, and the various events, shops, and circles nearby. We also use this group as a tool to spread awareness about local pagan events and celebrations.
We'd love to hear from you and grow our local community!
ACADIANA SPIRITUAL ASSOCIATION
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Interfaith Charity
CONTACT NAME: Jarred
The Acadiana Spiritual Association (ASA) is a group of individuals who practice alternative spiritualities which ascribe to common values and goals for the betterment of themselves and their local religious, social, political, familial, and work communities. Acadiana Spiritual Association defines alternative spirituality as inclusive of reconstruction of classical polytheistic religions, neo-pagan paths, new age movements, magical systems, syncretic religions, eastern philosophies, and indigenous or tribal traditions. The Acadiana Spiritual Association embraces and celebrates diversity and inclusiveness of all minority faiths within the Acadiana community; we endeavor to raise awareness of Acadiana's diverse spiritual beliefs.
Acadiana Spiritual Association is a non-profit multi-religious organization which conducts workshops, seminars, and charity events. ASA hosts Sharing Circle, D.I.V.E.R.S.I.T.Y. Night Social, the Brew Review, and Triviae Theologia. Along with reoccurring events, such as quarterly workshops, yearly retreats, and an annual picnic, we also have several community service projects, such as an annual fundraiser benefiting cancer victims and an annual cemetery clean-up day. We also travel to attend regional spiritual conventions. One day we hope to host a multi-religious spiritual convention in Lafayette, Louisiana as well as expand our community service projects. We build community through shared experiences and positive social interactions.
KEEPERS OF THE HEARTH
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Eclectic Wiccan
CONTACT NAME: Annette Breaux
I found the goddess in 2001 and have never looked back. My sister and I founded our coven, Keepers of the Hearth in 2007 as a way to connect since we live in different states. Since then we have had members come and go. We celebrate sabbats and esbats. I am a legal "reverend" and can perform legal handfastings and any other life altering events-marriages, divorce, birth, death, womanhood, etc. We are an eclectic wiccan coven. Our members all have different paths but we find common ground to work with. My personal path is mostly Egyptian influenced with some Greek influences as well. The patron of our coven is Hestia, Goddess of the Hearth and we believe in the practice of family, whether that family is blood related or heart chosen (those you choose to be your family!), We welcome new members or those just curious about the Wiccan Path.
PAGANS OF THE LAKE
CITY: Lake Charles
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Eclectic Pagan/Wicca
CONTACT NAME: Chase
Pagans of the Lake is a eclectic pagan/wiccan group based out of Southwest Louisiana. Our main goal is fellowship and community. We will hold gatherings that are completely based on learning from each other and about each other. There will be no specific ritual or practice, we shall let the goddess decide what specific worship the group needs.
Our main goal will be in the community. We will be meeting once per month. Sometimes we will be cleaning up beaches and parks, volunteering, giving care packages to the homeless, and much more. We will do this only to spread love and light to others and the natural/cosmic worlds.
We will not be covering ourselves with propaganda for the group, but only the unity of humankind. Although, if asked, we will proudly identify ourselves as the Pagans of the Lake. I pour my love and light into you
CITY: Livingston Parish
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Alexandrian Wicca (Dutch/Greencraft Line)
CONTACT NAME: Laterre
WEBSITE: TAURË ALCARIN
Taurë Alcarin is a coven practicing the Alexandrian tradition of Wicca. We descend from the Dutch/Greencraft line, and are one of only three covens from this branch within the US.
We remain open to inquiries, though only take new Seekers on a couple of times a year.
It is recommended that those not familiar with British Traditional Wicca read "Traditional Wicca: a Seekers Guide" by Thorn Mooney. This book is an outstanding primer for what British Traditional Wicca is like, what the Seeker process is like, why one might be interested in British Traditional Wicca, and what one might do should British Traditional Wicca turn out to not be for them.
BAYOU OAKS GROVE
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Druidic
CONTACT NAME: Christopher Wallace
Independent, Polytheistic, Animist, kid-friendly, open to all genders / races / orientations, actively engaged in humanitarian & conservation initiatives, close-knit family vibe.
CITY: New Iberia
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: All Paths Welcome
CONTACT NAME: Rachel
We are an active group of Iberia Parish-area witches. The purpose of this group is to form friendships, share information, and practice together. All paths are welcome!
NEW ORLEANS LAMPLIGHT CIRCLE
CITY: New Orleans
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Eclectic Pagan
CONTACT NAME: Ty Siddiqui
We are a Pagan social, educational, and activism forum established in 2007. We meet at least once a month to provide fellowship opportunities for Pagans and spiritual seekers looking to connect with others. Respect for personal spiritual experience is the only dogma we adhere to, but we provide opportunities for each of us to share, and learn from one another. Our gatherings include movie nights, field trips, camping trips, workshops, feast days, bonfire nights, Sabbat celebrations, volunteering in the greater community, and more. We also host the Wyld Fire Beltane Hunt, an annual festival in Springfield, LA (www.WyldFireHunt.com). We are welcoming of families. We encourage women, LGBTQ, and BIPOC Pagans to seek us out.
OUR LADY OF SHADOWS
CITY: New Orleans
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: LuxUmbrian Witchcraft
CONTACT NAME: Yuri McGlinchey
WEBSITE: OUR LADY OF SHADOWS
The Church of Light and Shadow exists to forward the work of the Morning Star in the world under both his guises – the Christ and Lucifer. It is an independent and autonomous Apostolic and Sacramental body, in no way dependent upon the See of Rome, or upon any other See or authority outside its own administration. It synthesizes Christian Mysticism and Traditional Witchcraft. Offering the sacraments Sponsoring and facilitating group celebrations and functions on the Liturgical Holy Days, Sabbats and Esbats and other special occasions, in order to celebrate the seasons, learn and work magic, and recognize rites of passage.
TEMENOS SILYBOS, GROVE OF THE BLESSED THISTLE
CITY: New Orleans
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Minoan Brotherhood
CONTACT NAME: Typhaeus
WEBSITE: TEMENOS SILYBOS
We are a grove of the Minoan Brotherhood located in the greater New Orleans metro area. We serve southeastern Louisiana and Mississippi.
The Brotherhood is a mystery tradition founded by Eddie Buczynski in 1975 and based on British witchcraft. The tradition is primarily gay and bisexual men. However, it is open to any male of legal age who is free to pursue his own interests.
For more information above the tradition, our grove, and our Minos, see our website.
COVEN OF THE EMERALD SERPENT
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: New York Wica Tradition
CONTACT NAME: Lucian
We are a coven of the New York WICA Tradition, a tradition established by Eddie Buczynski when he branched off the Kentucky Line of the Gardnerians. We remain rooted in our British Traditional Wicca foundation; however, we have adapted different times and cultural milieu.
We are a three degree, oathbound tradition. We celebrate the Mysteries, Full Moons, and the Turning of the Wheel of the Year. Seekers are welcome to contact us.
TEMENOS TA MEGALEI PHEREI
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Minoan Brotherhood
CONTACT NAME: Pelagios
Our grove is part of the Minoan Brotherhood, a traditional witchcraft tradition established by Eddie Buczynski.
The Brotherhood was established to give place for men who love men a sacred place and a sacred way to celebrate our Mysteries and our deities apart from a heteronormative bias.
We are an oathbound, three degree system present in the US, Canada, and Europe. All seekers welcomed.