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FIND COVENS, GROUPS & ORGANIZATIONS

 

A Networking Resource for Finding Covens, Pagans,

Spiritual Groups or Like-Minded Individuals in Maryland

 

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 Maryland!

BALTIMORE

BATULA CONVENIO

CITY: Baltimore

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Traditional Witchcraft and Folk Witchcraft

CONTACT NAME: Birch

EMAIL: batula.convenio"at"gmail.com

UPDATED: 7/5/2023

 

We are a queer, multi-racial, non-hierarchical group based in Baltimore working together to study and grow in our magical skillset from a variety of traditions and backgrounds. Most of our members work with English, German, and Scandinavian folk magic traditions with strong roots in ceremonial magic, and gather informally to share our knowledge and more formally to perform group rites when needed and appropriate. We meet once a month whenever possible. All traditions and people are welcome, though we require all members to be 18+.

CRESCENT MOON COVEN

CITY: Baltimore

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Traditional Witchcraft

CONTACT NAME: Jupiter Crescent

EMAIL: Crescentmooncoven@yahoo.com

 

The crescent moon coven is a traditional witchcraft coven. Our coven also practice other traditions such as Vodou, Shamanism, and much Hoodoo folk magic. While secular, our coven do participate in holidays and rituals for certain gods. Our coven is located in Baltimore city, and we are open to serious seekers who are interested. We accept all levels of skill to be considered for initiation, though we’d appreciate some knowledge of the basics of witchcraft.

BETHESDA

 

ANDREDSWEALD

CITY: Bethesda

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: .K.A.M.

CONTACT NAME: Robin Culain

EMAIL: contacts@andredsweald.org

WEBSITE: ANDREDSWEALD

 

AndredsWeald is a Wiccan Coven in the .K.A.M. Tradition. .K.A.M. is a nearly fifty year old tradition with Gardnerian, Alexandrian and Celtic lineage. We do occasional teaching and writing -- our website is andredsweald.org.

 

COLUMBIA

 

SYLVAN CIRCLE

CITY: Columbia

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Reformed Celtic Tradition

CONTACT NAME: Coven Scribe

EMAIL: scribe@sylvancircle.org

WEBSITE: www.sylvancircle.org

UPDATED: 11/21/2023

 

Sylvan Circle is a Traditional Wiccan coven of equals. Formed in 1998 by several clergy with a strict hierarchical Celtic background, Sylvan Circle established its structure to be egalitarian, and operates on consensus. Each initiated member makes a commitment to assisting each other to our highest and best, as humans and as witches. Our coven is a spiritual family, dedicated to growing together, worshipping together, and Crafting spelles together. For those whose highest potential entails the development of leadership into the clergy, we offer traditional degree training. We occasionally offer an Introduction to Wicca-- a free, in-person training course.

 
FREDERICK

 

FREDERICK CUUPs

CITY: Frederick

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Eclectic - Unitarian Universalist Pagan

CONTACT NAME: Irene

EMAIL: FCUUPS@gmail.com

WEBSITE: www.FrederickCUUPs.com

UPDATED: 11/7/2022

 

Frederick CUUPS is an official member of the national Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS), an organization dedicated to networking Pagan-identified Unitarian Universalists, educating people about Paganism, promoting interfaith dialogue, developing Pagan liturgies and theologies, and supporting Pagan-identified UU religious professionals. We offer open, family-friendly High Holiday Rituals throughout the year, a Pagan scouting group for kids, monthly Earth Centered Spirituality Services and Full Moon Labyrinth Walks.

RIVERWOOD GROVE

CITY: Frederick

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Gardnerian

CONTACT NAME: Aeowyn

EMAIL: riverwoodgrove@gmail.com

UPDATED: 2/28/2022

 

Riverwood Grove is a Traditional 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. We offer education for a year and a day and cover such topics as The Wheel of the Year, divination, magick, and mythology, among other topics.

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HARFORD COUNTY

 

KEEPERS OF THE HOLLY CHALICE

CITY: Harford County

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a 501c3 Wiccan organization

CONTACT NAME: Leanne

EMAIL: hc@sacredwheel.org

WEBSITE: https://www.sacredwheel.org/keepers/

UPDATED: 1/16/2023

 

Keepers of the Holly Chalice is the original coven of the ASW, beginning 39 years ago. We work to re-enchant the world, beginning with ourselves. Our magick combines Wiccan and western Magickal tradition elements. We hold sabbats, esbats and classes in Harford County, advertised on our website and Facebook. Membership is open to seekers over 21 who have reliable transportation and can commit to regular meetings. Please ask if you are interested. Guests are always welcome to our events.

LAUREL

 

RISING SUN OUTREACH MINISTRY

CITY: Laurel

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Wicca, Voudoun, Umbanda, Norse, Santeria, Chaplaincy

CONTACT NAME: Charles Redden Butler Neto

EMAIL: charles.butler.333@gmail.com

WEBSITE: RISING SUN OUTREACH MINISTRY

 

Rising Sun Outreach Ministry is a multi-faith outreach connecting to Pagans of several traditions including Wiccans, Druids, Voudoun, Yoruba, Umbanda, Santeria, Christian and Jewish mystics, working in chaplaincy in hospital, hospice, prison, and related outreaches, including social service organizations and public activism. We reach out to caregivers with a word of welcome and seek to help them. We visit prisons, work with hospital counselors, and connect with local businesses.

 

MOUNT AIRY

 

VELA GROVE

CITY: Mount Airy

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Blue Star

CONTACT NAME: Teazel

WEBSITE: VELA GROVE

 

Vela is a Grove/Coven in the Blue Star Tradition. We are a teaching group with an emphasis on worshiping the Gods. Vela began in 2010 as a sponsored Grove. Vela regularly holds New Moon Esbats and Sabbats. We are currently accepting new students.

 

We serve the DC Metro Area, and welcome members from Northern VA, DC and Maryland.

 

Vela places an emphasis on grove learning with many classes available both in person and online for those who are dedicated. With Blue Star’s tradition of a laity/congregation, we realize that not everyone wants or is suited for initiation and clergy, and have created many classes for those who choose to stay as dedicants as well as those who choose to continue on the path towards initiation.

 

Please visit our website for more information. There is a form to fill out if you are interested in joining us.

NATIONAL HARBOR

 

TEMENOS TRITON

CITY: National Harbor

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Minoan Brotherhood

CONTACT NAME: Leonidas

EMAIL: minoanbrothers@gmail.com

WEBSITE: https://minoanbrothers.wordpress.com

UPDATED: 9/5/2023

 

We are an all male coven located in Old Town Alexandria, VA. Our tradition is initiatory, oathbound, skyclad, homoerotic, and for male witches only. We are open to local seekers in the DC area over the age of 21 with time to commit to regular meetings. We are also open to other seekers who are willing and able to travel on a case-by-case basis. Our outer court is usually held only once per year in person and has limited space. Please read about our grove (what we call a coven), the Minoan Brotherhood, and the Kommos Line on our website before contacting us. We are open to ALL men and are left-leaning and anti-racist. Thank you.

ROCKVILLE

 

CIRCLE OF THE AMALTHAI

CITY: Rockville

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Gardnerian

CONTACT NAME: Ashley & Azaizall

EMAIL: amalthai.circle@gmail.com

UPDATED: 8/24/2022

 

Ashley & Azaizall: HPS & HP of Circle of the Amalthai. We are an initiatory Gardnerian coven that traces our lineage back to Gerald Gardner via the Long Island Line. We are welcoming of any DMV area seekers of all ages, identities, orientations, races/ethnicities, and any level of background knowledge or experience in witchcraft and/or Wicca. Our outer court, Amalthai Grove, will re-open in 2023. We are always happy to talk to seekers! Interested seekers can send us an email at amalthai.circle@gmail.com.

SILVER SPRING

 

FELLOWSHIP OF THE ANCIENT WHITE STAG / ASSEMBLY OF THE SACRED WHEEL

CITY: Silver Spring

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Wicca, Ceremonial Magick

CONTACT NAME: FAWS contact

EMAIL: asw.faws@gmail.com

WEBSITE: FAWS-ASW

 

The Fellowship of the Ancient White Stag (FAWS) is a coven of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel based in the northern Washington, D.C. suburbs.

 

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.

 

In our circle, we celebrate the Wheel of the Year and include the teachings of the Eastern and Western traditions such as Qabala, astrology, Tarot, meditation, Shamanic journeying, divination, chant, and more.

THURMONT

 

RAVENSEA COVEN/STARFALL GROVE

CITY: Thurmont (Greater Fredrick Area)

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Gardnerian Wicca

CONTACT NAME: Kore and Nicanthiel

EMAIL: ravenseamd@gmail.com

UPDATED: 4/16/2023

 

Kore and Nicanthiel: 3* HPS and HP of RavenSea coven, Long Island Line. StarFall Grove is a Gardnerian outer court training group for RavenSea coven located in the Greater Fredrick area of Maryland, about an hour 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 an LGBTQ+ inclusive group. We are also inclusive to parents, the differently abled, all races, all cultures, and all genders. We are interested in talking to seekers at all levels, considering initiation into the Gardnerian Tradition. Our group is accessible from many areas, including western Maryland, Baltimore, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania. As of summer, 2023, our coven will be full, but we are still open to talking to seekers about training on an ongoing basis.

 

Contact us at: ravenseamd@gmail.com We welcome seekers from all over the DMV area. Blessed be.

WESTMINSTER

 

KEEPERS OF THE CAULDRON

CITY: Westminster

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Eclectic Pagan

CONTACT NAME: Robin

EMAIL: robinaofwinona "at" aol.com

UPDATED: 9/12/2022

 

We are building a community of like-minded people who follow an earth based path of spirituality, who see the divine manifest in all creation. The cycles of nature are our Holy Days, the earth is our Temple, its plants and creatures our partners and teachers. We honor the Divine Energy in its many forms, we respect all life, cherish the free will of sentient beings and accept the sacredness of all creation. If you have followed the path of a pagan, Wiccan, Druid, Witch, energy healer, shaman, etc. and are looking for a spiritual community (or coven) with which to learn, grow, and develop your spiritual path, we might be the right fit for you. Our regular meetings will be in the Westminster area, with other events/ ceremonies/rituals happening mostly in Carroll County. All sentient beings of any persuasion are welcome.

Baltimore
Laurel
Mount Airy
Rockville
Silver Spring
Bethesda
National Harbor
Frederick
Thurmont
Westminster
Harford County
Columbia
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