FIND COVENS, GROUPS & ORGANIZATIONS
A Networking Resource for Finding Covens, Pagans,
Spiritual Groups or Like-Minded Individuals in Massachusetts
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 Massachusetts!
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Initiatory religious witchcraft
CONTACT NAME: Jenett
WEBSITE: PHOENIX SONG
Phoenix Song is a small coven in the Omphalos-Tri-Cellan tradition established in Minnesota in the late 1990s. After several moves, Jenett (the High Priestess) has ended up back in the Boston area, where she grew up.
We focus on:
Work with and service of our Gods (both communal and personal) in polytheistic practice.
Patterns and cycles that lead to understanding and self-transformation.
Music, rhythm, and movement in ritual and personal practice.
Development of ourselves as competent and well-rounded witches and priests/priestesses including a development of personal practice in daily life.
Our tradition has a three-degree initiatory system as well as tradition-specific practices and mysteries, but much of our practice is similar to common Wiccan practice - we work in a ritual circle, celebrate the Esbats and Sabbats, and so on.
We gather for ritual, for discussion, for music and other creative arts, for crafts, and for good food and drink. Our ritual work is often reflective and introspective (divination, guided meditation, and interaction with deity are common) but we also do magical work together at times.
We value ongoing connections and relationships, mature commitment to religious practice, clear communication, and a willingness to learn new things. We have an ethic of intentional simplicity and at looking at how we do things as well as why.
Jenett is also glad to connect and chat with people in the area looking for resources or additional information, and maintains an extensive website of additional information about religious witchcraft, Seeking, at http://gleewood.org/seeking.
SAPPHIRE COVEN AND GROVE
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Blue Star Wicca
CONTACT NAME: River
We are a fledgling but growing coven located in the Boston suburbs. We are focused on the teaching of Blue Star Wicca and the worship of the Old Gods. This branch of the Wiccan tree acknowledges all genders and orientations. We believe in jobs not genders. We have female Priests, male Priestesses, non-binary Priestx, and trans folk as well as aro and ace folk amongst us as well as many other members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Mysticism and Tradition
CONTACT NAME: William
We following the teachings of the kybalion, The Four Agreements, and the Havamal. We are a startup Fraternity. Honest people, Honest Intentions and good growth.
TEMPLUM AETERNAE MATRIS
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Alexandrian
CONTACT NAME: Diane Champigny
WEBSITE: TEMPLUM AETERNAE MATRIS
Templum Aeternae Matris (Temple of the Eternal Mother) was duly founded and consecrated to the Work of the Elder Gods in Barre, Massachusetts on June 19, 2010 teaching esoteric science and Craft in the Alexandrian Tradition. Lineage is one person removed from Alex and Maxine Sanders themselves. We are now accepting new students. Space is limited. Serious Seekers may contact us for an initial interview.
BEACON HILL COVEN
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Gardnerian
CONTACT NAME: Aria (HPS) and Dylan (HP)
EMAIL: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
WEBSITE: BEACON HILL COVEN
The Beacon Hill Coven is a traditional Gardnerian coven practicing in Boston, Massachusetts. Visit our website to learn more about us and our practice. The Beacon Hill Coven is currently not accepting new
CITY: Boston Metro West
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Wicca: Black Forest Clan
CONTACT NAME: Perseus
The Coven of the Moonlit Merloun is a young coven working primarily with the Norse pantheon.
We are a part of the larger Clan of the Snow Lion, along with two sister covens, and all three covens frequently gather together for Sabbats and initiations. When we are all together as the Snow Lions, we primarily work with The Morrigan Triskele and the Celtic pantheon.
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Minoan Brotherhood
CONTACT NAME: Boreas
Temenos Dekatheon is a Grove of the Minoan Brotherhood that is currently forming. We celebrate the eight festivals of the year, and work magick at monthly meetings. We are a teaching Grove that passes the rich and diverse tapestry of the Minoan Brotherhood, with a focus on developing magickal talent, and building community. The Minoan Brotherhood was founded as a space for gay and bisexual men to celebrate their unique mysteries with the Gods. We are accepting students, and all interested men are encouraged to reach out.
CANI DI ARTIMI
CITY: Fall River
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Stregoneria (Wolfheart Line)
CONTACT NAME: Nemesis
We are a small coven working within the Society of Diana's Wolfheart current. Our teachings places emphasis on the arts, on cultivation of ecstasy without mind altering substances, and on community service. We are progressive and inclusive, provided seekers are proper persons.
The Society of Diana is a magical order approaching Traditional Initiatory Witchcraft through an Italian cultural matrix. We have roots in La Religione Vecchia of Sicilia and Southern Italia.
Our Wolfheart lineage places emphasis jointly on Hellenistic mysteries and the body of lore surrounding the Sicilian Fairy Witch Trials of Palermo. We also acknowledge influence from Graeco-Roman Polytheism, Neopythagoreanism, and Traditional Wica upon our liturgy and philosophy. We place precedence on oral lore and mastering the traditional Arts of the Wise.
SOCIETY OF ELDER FAITHS
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: NeoPagan/Wiccan
CONTACT NAME: Heather
An open church holding events throughout Massachusetts since 1996. The SEF exists to worship the Goddess and the Old Gods, to teach the principles of our faith, to celebrate the rites of our religion, to realize fellowship and unity within our membership and among the elder faiths, to render loving service to the Earth and all Her inhabitants, and to promote the understanding of our faith.
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Traditional Wicca
CONTACT NAME: Taliesin
SilverWood Coven is a Traditionalist Wiccan coven with a progressive outlook. Our primary purpose is to serve the Lady and Lord of the Wicca and to help teach others who are called to become their Priestess or Priest. We observe and celebrate the New and Full Moons as well as the eight Sabbats of the wheel of the year. New members must be 18 years of age or older and begin by participating in discussions about Wicca and attending at least two open Sabbat circles over the course of a year. Laughter and good food appear regularly at discussions and Circles.
We strive for diversity in race/ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression in our membership. We utilize a four-degree system (Neophyte, First, Second and Third). Taliesin, High Priest of SilverWood Coven, is a gay Third Degree High Priest who first trained for several years within a Traditionalist coven structure first with the Blue Star Tradition and then later became co-leader of SilverWood Coven. (Please note that SilverWood Coven is not part of the Blue Star Tradition) .
THE COVEN OF KING'S LYNN
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Traditional Gardnerian
CONTACT NAME: Bonnie Tedesco
We are currently on hiatus, and will be relocating further North in 2021. When we reopen, we will be a sober coven, open to sincere seekers who can respect this requirement, and who are dedicated to learning and growing within the Gardnerian Tradition. Please be over 18, and realize that there is a time commitment of at least two nights per month for lessons.
CORON NADROEDD COVEN AND OUTER COURT
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Celtic Traditionalist Gwyddonaid
CONTACT NAME: Linda
Bendith mae! Coron Nadroedd Coven is lead by Rev. High Priestess Lady Faolan who is a HPS in the CTG and Welsh Trad and her husband Rev. HP Lord Corvid.
We are proud to teach and carry on our Tradition to seekers on the celtic path. We are a non-discriminating coven of the Celtic Traditionalist Gwyddonaid. We are a Family tradition that follows the core teachings of Lady Gwen. The Celtic Traditionalist Gwyddonaid (CTG) is a tradition which stems from the hereditary family lore of Lady Gwen (Gwynne) Thompson (1928-1986) and subsequent research and writings of Edmund M. Buczynski (Lord Gwydion) (1947-1989), founder of the Brooklyn Heights Coven with Lady Vivienne.
The Celtic Traditionalist Gwyddonaid is based upon two textual sources. The first source is the Book of Shadows and other teachings of the New York Welsh Traditionalist Gwyddonaid (NYWTG or "Welsh Tradition") , as founded by Lord Gwydion. The Welsh Tradition was not and is not acknowledged as a member of the New England Covens of Traditionalist Witches (NECTW) family of traditions. The essential form or outline of the CTG Book of Shadows is that which derived from the reorganization of the Welsh Tradition materials by Lord Taliesin. By 1986, Taliesin had,with the help of Welsh Tradition Elders in the New York City area, reorganized the Welsh Tradition book into its current, widely disseminated form. As is traditional, no materials were removed from the book as received by Taliesin; rather, an attempt was made to logically organize the material to better suit both teacher and student. The second source is the Book of Shadows and other teachings of the Welsh Rite Traditionalist Gwyddonaid (WRTG) , as founded by Lord Gwion. Lord Gwion commingled the Welsh Tradition materials (as received from both Lady Vivienne and Taliesin) and the NECTW materials, the latter which were made made available to him susbequent to his initiation and elevation in that line. This commingling led to the founding of the WRTG. The WRTG line is accepted by the NECTW family of Traditions. These two sources, and our beloved ancestors of the blood, Lady Gwen and Lord Gwydion, are the cherished life's blood of the CTG, for it is by the Goddess' and Gods' hands we are guided and continue to thrive.
Guided by the Gods, we have brought the bloodlines fully together. We vow to ever reveal the mysteries, but we also remember that those who cannot put the Gods before their own prejudices are but the onceborn masquerading as the wise. Learn and teach of true love and compassion and laughter; learn and teach too of darkness and death and rebirth, for it is only through this balance that we may serve the path of light truly. Coron Nadroedd Coven formed our grove at Summer Solstice 2006 and are a fully functioning coven. Our mythology mainly stems from the Mabinogian and other welsh tales. We are a FAMILY and treat each other as such. We are accepting new students, with at least two years of Craft experience, basic knowledge, etc..
Sincere Seekers only.. Y gwyr yn erbyn y byd! Blessed Be!!
If You have any questions about our tradition. Please feel free contact us..
CROWN LIGHT OF THE RAVEN
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Celtic Traditionalist Gwyddonaid
CONTACT NAME: Christine
We are proud to teach and carry on our Tradition to seekers on the Celtic path. We are a non-discriminating coven of the Celtic Traditionalist Gwyddonaid. We are a Family tradition that follows the core teachings of Lady Gwen.
The Celtic Traditionalist Gwyddonaid (CTG) is a tradition which stems from the hereditary family lore of Lady Gwen (Gwynne) Thompson (1928-1986) and subsequent research and writings of Edmund M. Buczynski (Lord Gwydion) (1947-1989), founder of the Brooklyn Heights Coven with Lady Vivienne. The Celtic Traditionalist Gwyddonaid is based upon two textual sources. The first source is the Book of Shadows and other teachings of the New York Welsh Traditionalist Gwyddonaid (NYWTG or "Welsh Tradition"), as founded by Lord Gwydion.
The Welsh Tradition was not and is not acknowledged as a member of the New England Covens of Traditionalist Witches (NECTW) family of traditions. The essential form or outline of the CTG Book of Shadows is that which derived from the reorganization of the Welsh Tradition materials by Lord Taliesin. By 1986, Lord Taliesin had, with the help of Welsh Tradition Elders in the New York City area, reorganized the Welsh Tradition book into its current, widely disseminated form. As is traditional, no materials were removed from the book as received by Lord Taliesin; rather, an attempt was made to logically organize the material to better suit both teacher and student.
The second source is the Book of Shadows and other teachings of the Welsh Rite Traditionalist Gwyddonaid (WRTG), as founded by Lord Gwion. Lord Gwion commingled the Welsh Tradition materials (as received from both Lady Vivienne and Lord Taliesin) and the NECTW materials, the latter which were made available to him subject to his initiation and elevation in that line. This commingling led to the founding of the WRTG. The WRTG line is accepted by the NECTW family of Traditions. These two sources, and our beloved ancestors of the blood, Lady Gwen and Lord Gwydion, are the cherished life's blood of the CTG, for it is by the Goddess' and God's hands we are guided and continue to thrive. Guided by the Gods, we have brought the bloodlines fully together. We vow to ever reveal the mysteries, but we also remember that those who cannot put the Gods before their own prejudices are but the once-born masquerading as the wise. Learn and teach of true love and compassion and laughter; learn and teach too of darkness and death and rebirth, for it is only through this balance that we may serve the path of light truly.
Our mythology mainly stems from the Mabinogian and other Welsh tales. We are a FAMILY and treat each other as such. We are accepting new students, with serious intentions of learning this Tradition. Basic knowledge of the craft is a plus.
Sincere Seekers Only Y gwyr yn erbyn y byd! Blessed Be! If you have any questions about our tradition, please feel free to contact at 978-645-1535 or email at email@example.com.
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Silver Crescent, BTW
CONTACT NAME: Judith Mariposa
We are an LGBT Inclusive circle in the Silver Crescent Tradition of British Tradition Wicca. We are also a part of the Central Valley Wicca Seekers & Initiates community on Facebook. We meet monthly 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 . Other materials may be required, divinatory tools such as a tarot deck, candles, incense, etc.
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Gardnerian
CONTACT NAME: Lilith
HearthStone Coven meets regularly to travel the Wheel-of-the-Year together in which we will experience the Sabbats, Esbats, and discussion nights. We will also create and share sacred space and experience elemental pathworkings, energy working, craft history, as well as discuss the relationship between ourselves, the God and Goddess and more.
Through this training we hope to help Seekers along a path of personal / spiritual / magickal growth, creating a solid foundation on which to build upon.
We welcome serious students seeking to follow a Traditional path and who are able/willing to commit to study and practice. We are part of a long line of active groups and look to continue this Tradition. If you are interested, please contact us for more information.
ALSOS TOU KRYMMENOU ASTERA
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Minoan Sisterhood
CONTACT NAME: Lady Zoe x
The Grove of the Hidden Star, ‘Alsos Tou Krymmenou Astera, is a newly formed Grove of the Minoan Sisterhood. The Minoan Sisterhood was first formed by Lady Rhea and Lady Miw-Sekhmet in the 1976. We are an oathbound initiatory tradition. We welcome those who are interested in working with gay, bi, and queer adult women at least 21 years of age. The Minoan Sisterhood emphasizes women's mystery rites.
There will be 13 Full Moons and 8 Festivals we celebrate. These Festivals are rooted in Aegean myths. The Sisterhood will be thrilled to meet with any serious students hoping to learn and grow. Prior knowledge is not required but dedication is of the utmost importance.
Currently we are beginning to meet with potential new members. If you wish to learn more information or please contact us with a detailed message stating the city you reside in, your age, your magical background, and a statement of why you are interested in the Sisterhood.
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Minoan Brotherhood
CONTACT NAME: Zephyros AKA Tim
WEBSITE: TEMENOS STEMMAPHAEDE
Temenos Stemmaphaede is a Grove within The Minoan Brotherhood, located in Salem Massachusetts.
The Minoan Brotherhood was founded by Edmund Buczynski in the 1970's. The Brotherhood is a gay and bisexual mens initiatory cult and tradition of Witchcraft. The focus of the Minoan Brotherhood is based on Cretan myths and mysteries.
As a Grove, we celebrate 8 seasonal Festivals and the 13 moons of the year. We are a teaching Grove. We help to develop the apprentice in the building of a relationship with Our Lady and Her Son through study of ritual, Kabbalah, herbalism, astrology, divination, magick, and other folk customs.
Temenos Stemmaphaede is open to new apprentices who are interested in exploring gay/bisexual male spirituality and mysteries. Blessed Be, Minos Zephyros S.P. x
PATH OF THE PHOENIX SONG
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Traditional Gardnerian
CONTACT NAME: Morgaine
Seeking in New Hampshire or Massachusetts? Path of the Phoenix Song is a traditional Gardnerian coven dedicated to the Goddess and God. Our coven is currently willing to talk to seekers, as well as initiates who have recently relocated.
You must be 18 years of age, have reliable transportation, and the ability to meet at least two Saturday nights a month.
A candidate needs also to have read at least 3 of the following:
Witchcraft Today, By: Gerald Gardner
The Meaning of Witchcraft, By: Gerald Gardner
Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft, By: Ray Buckland
The Truth About Witchcraft Today, By: Scott Cunningham
Witchcraft For Tomorrow, By: Doreen Valiente
Having met these simple requirements we will set up an initial interview. This is a time for us to meet and answer any questions that you have, as well as an opportunity to get to know you. Bring your questions, your interest, and an open mind.
Traditional Wicca is free but it does come with a price; dedication and hard work! You will get as much out of it as you put in, and each person's journey is their own. Blessings! Lady Morgaine and Melechai
CHILDREN OF THE FLAME (Shirley Coven, Outer Court)
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Gardnerian Witchcraft
CONTACT NAME: Saoirse
Children of the Flame is the Shirley Coven's Outer Court Training group, also known as a Pagan Group, of the Gardnerian Tradition of British Traditional Witchcraft, tracing through the Olwen Line. We are open to new students who are seeking initiation with sincerity and looking for a true connection to the Gods of Witchcraft. We meet in Shirley, MA about 40 minutes west of Boston and 20 minutes south of NH. All interested seekers feel free to reach out by email.
COVEN OF ILDANACH
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Alexandrian Wicca
CONTACT NAME: T Komar
The group is a mature adult group from middle aged to elderly. We have been together since 1990 and are currently looking for new members. We are one of the direct down lines of the original Alexandrian covens in New England from the 1970s.
WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS GARDNERIAN COVEN
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: British Traditional Witchcraft: Gardnerian
CONTACT NAME: Harmony
WHO WE ARE Circulus Serpentem Ignis (CSI) is a traditional Gardnerian coven located near Springfield, Massachusetts (close to the Connecticut border). We are an actively practicing, properly lineaged coven of the Gardnerian Tradition which is currently accepting students. We descend from Lady Olwen and the Long Island Line of Gardnerian Craft within the US. Please see our website for more information: https://gardnerian-wicca.org/
COVEN LIFE Our coven places a strong emphasis on Perfect Love and Perfect Trust, and we cultivate our relationships between members by spending time with one another inside and outside of the Circle. We host social events and meet regularly in person or digitally for mundane activities as well as magical practice and studies. We are happy to add like-minded people to our family.
STUDENT LIFE CSI runs both an Inner and Outer Court, which meets 1-2 times per month. Being a student requires self-discipline and one needs to be able to prioritize monthly meetings/gatherings, as well as complete some at-home reading, research, and assignments. Our studies are designed to be challenging but not overwhelming.
Inquiries can be made through the “contact us” form at: https://gardnerian-wicca.org/contact-us/