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FIND COVENS, GROUPS & ORGANIZATIONS

 

A Networking Resource for Finding Covens, Pagans,

Spiritual Groups or Like-Minded Individuals in North Carolina

 

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 North Carolina!

 

ASHEVILLE

 

MOTHER GROVE GODDESS TEMPLE

CITY: Asheville

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Divine Feminine

CONTACT NAME: Byron Ballard

EMAIL: mothergrovetemple8@gmail.com

WEBSITE: MOTHER GROVE GODDESS TEMPLE

 

The purpose of the Mother Grove is to maintain a permanent sanctuary where people of all faith traditions may openly and safely celebrate the Divine Feminine, the Goddess of a Thousand Names, the Mother of All.

 

We celebrate in a small urban Temple where we welcome our babies, marry our lovers, and bury our dead. This sanctuary holds the dreams and practices of a richly diverse community whose needs include a place of worship, programs for religious education of children and adults, a base for outreach into the larger community and many other religious activities.

 

What if there was a community of people who believe as you do? Who see the Divine as Female, a Mother, as Earth? What if there was a place, a sanctuary where you could celebrate the Goddess as you see Her in all her many names and faces...

 

We are open to all who seek the Divine Feminine.

 

 

CHARLOTTE

 

CORVINIAN COVEN

CITY: Charlotte

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Gardnerian Wicca

CONTACT NAME: Corvus

EMAIL: corvusofthewica@gmail.com

WEBSITE: CORVINIAN COVEN

 

Corvinian Coven is a traditional, initiatory Wiccan coven operating in the Charlotte, NC area. We adhere to the tradition as passed to us by our Long Island elders.

COVEN OF THE CRIMSON SERPENT

CITY: Charlotte

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Traditional Gardnerian

CONTACT NAME: Faol Làn

EMAIL: clt_wc_gards@yahoo.com

UPDATED: 7/27/2023

 

We are a traditional Gardnerian coven of the Whitecroft line, accepting new seekers. Our coven line goes back directly to Gerald B.Gardner thru his priestess Eleanor Bone. We are an active, vouchable, British Traditional coven.

Of Coven of the Crystal Serpent, our Outer Court currently is scattered through western N.C., Eastern Tennessee, and Roswell N.M., with initiates spreading from Charlotte, to Roswell, to Seattle. Our HPS is in Roswell, and our HP is in Charlotte. 25 Years or older, preferably with prior Craft experience.

COVEN OF THE CROSSROADS

CITY: Charlotte

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Progressive Wicca

CONTACT NAME: Wyntyr Pyr

EMAIL: wynter@wyvernmoon.com

UPDATED: 2/5/2024

 

Not currently accepting Seekers. We are an initiatory Wiccan tradition combining elements of the Hermeticism, British Traditional Wicca, and the Progressive Witchcraft movement. Our practice emphasizes the inner journey, personal practice, and spiritual enlightenment.

LIFE TEMPLE AND SEMINARY

CITY: Charlotte

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Old Guard Paganism

CONTACT NAME: Oswyn

EMAIL: lifetemple@lifetempleseminary.org

WEBSITE: https://www.puuc.org/CUUP/

 

We are an Old Guard Pagan temple located in the Charlotte, NC area; serving Charlotte, Huntersville, Belmont, Mount Holly, Gastonia, Dallas, Lincolnton. At Life Temple we practice, honor and live traditional Crafte. We are an active temple that gathers for all major and minor Sabbats as well as monthly Full Moon rituals. We are a federally recognized, non-profit (501-c3) religious institution teaching witchcraft and the ways of the Old Religion. We do not believe our way is “the right way”, only that it is a way and it will be right for some, but not all. For that matter, Pagan faiths, including Wicca and Witchcraft, are not for everyone.

PIEDMONT UU CHURCH CUUPs

CITY: Charlotte

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Pagan and Earth-centered Spirituality

CONTACT NAME: Ali

EMAIL: cuups@puuc.org

WEBSITE: https://www.puuc.org/CUUP/

 

Piedmont UU Church CUUPs (Covenant of UU Pagans) is open to everyone interested in paganism, earth-centered spirituality, polytheism, and magic. CUUPs Bookclub & Discussion — The 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Sabbat Rituals — We meet on or around each sabbat on the Piedmont UU Church campus.

TEMENOS OF THE STARRY SUNSET

CITY: Charlotte

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Minoan Brotherhood Gay Mens’ Witchcraft

CONTACT NAME: Aster

EMAIL: groveofthestarrysunset@yahoo.com

UPDATED: 3/27/2023

 

I am High Priest Aster H. A. X, Minos of Témenos of The Starry Sunset. This Grove/Circle is for gay men looking to practice and experience Gay Men‘s Mysteries in an established witchcraft tradition . There will be a lot to study and learn in the arts of magick of all sorts, ranging from natural magick to ceremonial magick. My job as High Priest will always be to help my seekers find their path, whether that means practicing with me in the long term, or for a short period helping you on your way. We follow a 3 degree system and make decisions democratically, though the High Priest along with elder members have last say. The Minoan Brotherhood is a men's initiatory tradition of the Craft celebrating Life, Men Loving Men, and Magic in a primarily Cretan context. It is primarily a tradition for gay and bisexual men. However, is open to all men. The tradition was founded by Edmund M. Buczynski in 1975 in New York City. To learn more about the Minoan Brotherhood visit: https://minoan-brotherhood.org

TEMENOS TIS SELENIAS

CITY: Charlotte

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Artemisian – Moondancers Covenstead

CONTACT NAME: Faol

EMAIL: temenos_selenias@yahoo.com

UPDATED: 1/17/2023

 

Temenos tis Selenías is a traditional coven in Charlotte, NC. Our coven functions as a lifestyle, we bring forward traditions and lore from our Dianic Mother Coven in Dallas, Tx. from which we hived and evolved in the late 1980s. As we help guide you on your witchcraft and magickal path, only you become a witch through your own work and growth. We give you our Tradition’s rich lore, love and worship of the Goddess and God, and we cover many topics and perspectives of magick and witchcraft. No dues, so we expect our members to help with the necessary supplies to support our mutual journey. We hold all information to be sacred, and oathbound, from the beginning. We study a lot, learn a lot, and grow a lot. We will consider applications from dedicated, well-grounded women and men age 26 and above. Prior Craft experience preferred, but we are open to those with rich personal experience. All such serious seekers will be considered. First meetings occur in a public venue. Please utilize the provided email, stating your Craft name, age/attestation that you are age 27 or above, your Craft background, your Craft goals, and why you would be interested in working in a long-term traditional coven setting.

TEMENOS IERON PETRON

CITY: Charlotte

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Minoan Brotherhood - Eleutheria Line

CONTACT NAME: Artemisios V.V. X

EMAIL: temenos_ieron_petron@yahoo.com

UPDATED: 7/27/2023

 

Témenos Iéron Petrón is a gay men’s Grove of the Minoan Brotherhood, located in Charlotte, NC. We look for growth in spirit and vision of this Mystery Tradition founded upon British Witchcraft by Eddie Buczynski. We are a three-degree initiatory tradition that applies rigor and sincerity to the pursuit of veneration of our Gods, and the Mysteries of our Tradition. We recognize that our Tradition is not appropriate for every man, and in particular, Témenos Iéron Petrón is geared toward men who are 50+.

We will consider applications from dedicated, well-grounded 50+men. Witchcraft experience is expected; all serious seekers will be considered. First meetings occur in a mutually determined public venue. Please utilize the provided email, stating your Craft name, age/attestation that you are over the age of 50+, your Craft background, your Craft goals, and why you would be interested in working in a gay male coven setting.

CONCORD

 

THE WITCHETARIA

CITY: Concord

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Eclectic, Open to all

CONTACT NAME: Ivy Laine

EMAIL: thewitchetaria@gmail.com

WEBSITE: FACEBOOK

UPDATED: 10/23/2023

 

The Witchetaria comprises three witches with more than 85 years experience. We welcome all to join us and share info about your path, meet like-minded people, and get together (we're planning in-person meet ups for 2024). Everyone is welcome!

DALLAS

 

LIFE TEMPLE AND SEMINARY

CITY: Dallas

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Old Guard Paganism

CONTACT NAME: Oswyn

EMAIL: lifetemple@lifetempleseminary.org

WEBSITE: www.lifetempleseminary.org

UPDATED: 9/30/2021

 

We are an Old Guard Pagan temple located in the Charlotte, NC area; serving the surrounding areas.

 

At Life Temple we practice, honor and live traditional Crafte. We are an active temple that gathers for all major and minor Sabbats as well as monthly Full Moon rituals. We are a federally recognized, non-profit (501-c3) religious institution teaching witchcraft and the ways of the Old Religion.

 

We do not believe our way is “the right way”, only that it is a way and it will be right for some, but not all. For that matter, Pagan faiths, including Wicca and Witchcraft, are not for everyone.

 

 

DURHAM

 

COVEN OF THE COILED THICKET

CITY: Durham

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Gala Tradition of Witchcraft

CONTACT NAME: Fen Ci

EMAIL: fen.ci@icloud.com

CONTACT: INSTAGRAM

 

This is a group for gay or bisexual men in and surrounding the Durham, NC area who are seekers of the spiritual growth found in pagan spirituality and witchcraft.

 

Though we are not accepting new coveners, we are open to correspondence about what we do. You can be friends of the coven, attend any open events we host, and walk your spiritual path alongside us at times. All of us are enriched by the people we meet.

 
FUQUAY VARINA

 

SOUL INTENT ARTS

CITY: Fuquay Varina

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Animistic

CONTACT NAME: Kelley Harrell

EMAIL: kelley@soulintentarts.com

WEBSITE: SOUL INTENT ARTS

 

Soul Intent Arts offers embodied soul tending though Nature, so that you leave the planet better than you found it. Classes, personal mentoring, and intensive training in runes, soul healing and tending, and animistic life so that you can elder well, die well, and ancestor well.

 
 
GREENSBORO

 

 

COVEN MELLONA

CITY: Greensboro

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Gala Tradition of Witchcraft

CONTACT NAME: Lucian - High Priest

EMAIL: seeker@galawitchcraft.com

WEBSITE: https://www.galawitchcraft.com

UPDATED: 5/16/2024

 

Active community of Gay male witches within the Gala Tradition of Witchcraft. Through mentorship in our training course (Uncrossing Your Roads), Coven Mellona helps seekers explore initiation into Gala and start land-based covens.

While ideally, we would love for everyone to have access to an established land-based coven in their local area, we know that is sometimes difficult. This group operates as a long-distance training coven, available to both USA based and international seekers, who are interested in exploring initiation into Gala. We also help train Gay male witches who are interested in setting up new Gala Witchcraft covens in their local areas.

Are you interested in exploring initiation into Gala Witchcraft? Reach out to us via Email, Social Media (@covenmellona on IG, FB, or TikTok), or on the tradition website (https://www.galawitchcraft.com). We would love to get to know you.

Visit our public Facebook seeker page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/horsaseekers

You can also access our online training course here: "Uncrossing Your Roads - The Keys to Gay Witchcraft" https://www.uncrossingyourroads.com

COVEN OF THE STRIXA

CITY: Greensboro / Winston Salem

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Gala Tradition of Witchcraft

CONTACT NAME: Lucian - High Priest

EMAIL: seeker@galawitchcraft.com

WEBSITE: https://www.galawitchcraft.com

UPDATED: 5/16/2024

 

Coven of Gay male witches within the Gala Tradition of Witchcraft, actively taking new seekers in the Greensboro / Winston Salem area.

Working in a coven within Gala is a deeply enriching experience that emphasizes the healing and empowerment of Gay men through the practice of Witchcraft. The reason is because Gay men were meant to be witches.

When this magical purpose was acknowledged, we were embraced by society. However, the centuries of homophobia have taken that calling from us, leaving many of us feeling isolated and alone. The simple fact is that the current incarnation of the Gay Community has forgotten its magic, and it’s time to remember. Through the process of dedication and initiation into Witchcraft, Gay men are provided with support through their journeys of self-improvement and creative expression.

Our covens work to foster an environment where members can explore their unique spiritual paths, develop robust and meaningful hedge witch practices, engage in rituals on a recurring basis with their covens, and reclaim their ancestral magical purpose.

Covens in Gala Witchcraft do not operate in isolation; instead, we come together annually for a retreat (Grand Coven) to celebrate our shared love of the craft, strengthen our bonds, and deepen our understanding of the universal occult wisdom that underlies the Gay male mysteries.

Are you a Gay male seeker in the Greensboro / Winston Salem area? Reach out to us via Email, Social Media (@covenofthestrixa on IG, FB, or TikTok), or on the tradition website (https://www.galawitchcraft.com). We would love to get to know you.

Visit our public Facebook seeker page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/horsaseekers You can also access our online training course here: "Uncrossing Your Roads - The Keys to Gay Witchcraft" https://www.uncrossingyourroads.com

W.C.C. / WOLF CLAN COVONET

CITY: Greensboro

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Neo-pathic

CONTACT NAME: Red Eyes Wolf

EMAIL: lapurge195@gmail.com

UPDATED: 10/18/2021

 

We're all about wicca/pagan it's a way of life

WITCHES AND PAGANS AND SHAMANS OH MY! SOCIAL GROUP

CITY: Greensboro and Surrounding Area

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: N/A

CONTACT NAME: Chuck (Onyx) Chapman

WEBSITE: MEETUP

 

Feel like coming out of the broom closet? Do you feel like it just doesn't pay to cook up the cauldron for one? Well, there are a lot of us out there. From the seasoned to the newbies, from the solitary to the coven goer..... all are welcome. Share some stories, some knowledge, some appetizers, and drinks ...... or cakes and ale. Get to know others into the Craft and the curious alike. Bring your books, crystals, cards, and questions if you like.

 

It is a policy of Meetup that all Meetup members have to be 18 years of age or older. Membership to this group will be terminated if this policy is violated. We host local meets and virtual meets.

 

 

 

LEXINGTON

 
MYSTIC MOONS

CITY: Lexington

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Neo Pagan/Eclectic

CONTACT NAME: Tori Ann

EMAIL: copperhair23@gmail.com

 

Merry Meet. If you have found yourself here and now reading this, and it resonates with you, then you have found your place. This is an ALL Female coven group I am organizing. I am only 20 years old but my soul is much older. I am looking for females no older than 25 to join me. If you have felt lonely or longed for that companionship, that sister bond to connect on a deeper level and to relate with your spiritual beliefs, then I say fate has guided you here and Welcome. I began my path at 13 years old but I am by no means an expert nor a high priestess. In this coven, I will of course be the organizer, but we are all equals here. Id Love to meet up and share our experiences with eachother and become close as sisters to worship nature and build upon eachother and see where it takes us.

RALEIGH

 
FOXFIRE COVEN

CITY: Raleigh

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Gardnerian Wicca

CONTACT NAME: Gus

WEBSITE: www.foxfirecoven.com

UPDATED: 4/13/2022

 

Foxfire is an initiatory coven within the Gardnerian tradition of witchcraft, operating in Raleigh, NC. Established in 2014, Foxfire is a descendant of the Long Island line.

Foxfire strives to be an inclusive group that welcomes seekers of myriad backgrounds and experiences. Race, gender, sexuality, education level, mental health history, and socioeconomic background should not preclude one’s involvement in the Craft.

KNOWLEDGEXCHANGE

CITY: Raleigh

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Magic in all its forms

CONTACT NAME: Manny

EMAIL: gambit9881@gmail.com

UPDATED: 10/10/2021

 

This group is meant to bring all practitioners of magic together to make friends and share what we know. This group is meant for 21-28 year olds as I see a lack of opportunities for people my age to connect over our magical practices. This group is about supporting each other and learning and has no room for hate or prejudice. I can't wait to bring people from the area together and share our magical journeys.

TRIANGLE AREA PAGAN ALLIANCE

CITY: Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Inclusive

CONTACT NAME: Triangle Area Pagan Alliance

EMAIL: triangleareapagans@gmail.com

WEBSITE: http://triangleareapaganalliance.weebly.com/

UPDATED: 2/7/2022

 

Triangle Area Pagan Alliance (TAPA) is a community network for practitioners of earth-centered and polytheistic faiths. We create opportunities for local Pagans to know more about each other and to support each other's work, and we provide a point of contact for people new to Paganism or new to the Triangle area to receive the best possible information on who we in the Triangle Pagan community are. All of our events are public and open, and we are organized by collaboration, not membership; no one “joins” TAPA, but anyone who shares our vision of a community woven together by friendship and generosity is welcome to participate.

 

RESEARCH TRIANGLE

GAIA'S CIRCLE

CITY: Research Triangle Park Area

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Eclectic Pagan

CONTACT NAME: Jessica

EMAIL: gaiacircle@gmail.com

WEBSITE: FACEBOOK

UPDATED: 2/15/2024

 

Gaia's Circle--our final ritual took place on 2/10/2024. The circle is now closed; however, please reach out to the Triangle Area Pagan Alliance if you are looking to be connected with active groups in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel-Hill area.

 

SCOTLAND COUNTY

 
RED HILLS COVEN

CITY: Scotland County

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Celtic

CONTACT NAME: Ashley

EMAIL: redhillscoven@gmail.com

UPDATED: 7/24/2023

 

We follow the traditional Celtic path, centered on nature and the god/goddess balance of nature. Members are of Celtic lineage or heritage. Focus on lifestyle and daily magic. Group spells, in person, but solitary spell casting and meditation allowed. *currently not accepting seekers*

 

 

WAKE FOREST

 

CIRCLE OF THE AWAKENED FOREST / SHADOW OF THE VEIL COVEN

CITY: Wake Forest

TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Traditional Gardnerian Witchcraft

CONTACT NAME: Kylia Heartsong

EMAIL: Hearts333@aol.com

UPDATED: 9/11/2023

 

"And thou who thinkest to seek Her, know thy seeking and yearning shall avail thee not unless thou knowest the mystery; that if that which thou seekest thou findest not within thee, then thou wilt never find it without thee" Merry Meet!

 

We are an established British Traditional Gardnerian Witchcraft teaching group located in the Raleigh/Wake Forest area. We are 3* Initiates of the same. We are open to seekers SPECIFICALLY interested in the possibility of being initiated into a formal Gardnerian Coven, if mutually desired. Our training is NOT based on a "year and a day" model, as a Seeker's journey progresses differently and in their own time. This is a commitment of time and patience. If you seek training in British Traditional Gardnerian Witchcraft it is important that you thoroughly research this Tradition as all Traditions are different, and not suited to every seeker. We highly recommend reading, Traditional Wicca: A Seeker's Guide by Thorn Mooney and Stewart Farrar's "What Witches Do".

 

We will email you a short application and once completed, we can set up a face to face meeting (in a public venue, of course) . Our application is NOT optional. It is important for us to determine if our teachings and your expectations are one in the same. That said, there are no right or wrong answers, we just want to learn more about you!

 

We are open to individuals of ALL orientations and gender identifications. Our ties are based on love, trust and respect. If you come to us, we expect nothing less from you. Drama and prejudice has no place in Sacred Space. In Darkness, Light!

 

Some Covens practice “Skyclad” or nude during their rituals and this is true of our Coven as well.

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