ARE YOU A SEEKER LOOKING FOR A COVEN, GROUP, MEET UP?
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!
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Divine Feminine
CONTACT NAME: Byron Ballard
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.
CITY: Chapel Hill
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Gala Tradition of Witchcraft
CONTACT NAME: Fen Ci
CONTACT: Facebook Page
This is a group for gay or bisexual men in and surrounding the Durham/Chapel Hill, 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.
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Gardnerian Wicca
CONTACT NAME: Corvus
Corvinian Coven is a Gardnerian outer court operating in the Charlotte, NC area. We adhere to the tradition as passed to us by our Long Island elders. Corvinian Coven is open to sincere seekers. Before contacting us, please read "Traditional Wicca: A Seeker's Guide by Thorn Mooney".
TEMENOS TIS SELENIAS
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Artemisian – Moondancers Covenstead
CONTACT NAME: Faol
Moondancers Covenstead is based in Roswell, NM, and Charlotte, NC, and we share the Star Grove. The Grove is our teaching space, much like an “outer Court” in Gardnerian and Alexandrian traditions. We are not Wicca, nor are we British Traditional. We are a traditional Witchcraft Trad that comes from the McFarland Dallas Dianic/Faerie Faith background, trained through Osmara of Temenos Matrix in the mid late 70's thru the mid 1980s. We bring forward a lot of lore and tradition from these roots.
We look for seekers who have dedicated their lives to the Craft. We feel that our Artemisian Craft has a lot to give a dedicated seeker in spirituality, animism, energy work, magick, tarot, herbology and most of all – working with others and growing together. Within our structure, Priestess and Priest function as equals, with the High Priestess having the last word on serious matters within the Circle. We follow a three degree system, which includes five Elemental intensives to reach the 2nd degree, and five solar passages to attain the 3rd degree. Our three-degree system is actually 13 degrees.
We are starting anew in Charlotte, and are looking to consider applications from dedicated, well grounded men and women over the age of 21. All witchcraft experience levels welcomed, 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 21, Craft background, Craft goals, and why you would be interested in working in a coven setting. Blessed Be.
TEMENOS TON IERON PETRON
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Minoan Brotherhood - Eleutheria Line
CONTACT NAME: Artemisios V.V. X
Temenos Iéron Petrón is a Grove of the Minoan Brotherhood, located in Charlotte, NC. We are a new Grove and are looking forward to growth in the 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.
We are looking to consider applications from dedicated, well-grounded men. All witchcraft experience levels welcomed; 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 21, Craft background, Craft goals, and why you would be interested in working in a gay male coven setting.
CITY: Fuquay Varina
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Animistic
CONTACT NAME: Kelley Harrell
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.
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Gala Witchcraft
CONTACT NAME: Casey Giovinco
WEBSITE: COVEN BLACK ROCK
Coven Black Rock is the hearthstone coven of Gala Witchcraft. We are a male mystery tradition, which explores the role that Gay men have played as magical workers for their tribes throughout history. Our purpose is to help Gay (and Bisexual) men reclaim a sense of pride in their heritage as witches, while helping them uncover their unique place within the cycles of fertility.
Aside from the fact that we are an all-male coven of gay and bisexual male witches, we are also a traditional coven. We work within the standard 3 degree system that has become so commonplace today. We do recognize and honor the innate polarity that exists within each individual, and we work with the Horned God of Witches and the Goddess of Fertility. While we are a living tradition that recognizes the need for new wisdom, we are also constantly striving to maintain the integrity of the original material and traditions that have been handed down to us.
Much of our training is taught orally and through practice in the style of the old guard, British Traditional Witchcraft (BTW) methodology, but we do not claim to be BTW ourselves.
Our coven occasionally has room to add serious Gay male adult seekers who self-identify as male. In general, we ask that seekers be at least 25 years of age before seeking initiation.
RALEIGH PAGANS, WITCHES, CORRELLIAN WICCA
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Paganism, Wicca, and Witchcraft
CONTACT NAME: Raven Ric
The three Meetup Groups meet as one and have done so for the last 17 years. Three groups because not every one identifies as the same, though our paths are all similar. Our goal has always been to provide a safe causal meeting place for like minded people, either new to their path, looking for help to find one, or old to their path, but new to the area, to be able to talk with like minded people and find out about groups, events, and resources in the Raleigh area. When asked why I've been doing this for the last 17 years, my first response is to give back to the Pagan Community, but it's also getting to meet such a wonderful, interesting group of people. No matter what anyone can say about us, it's never that we're boring. So whatever your path is, or going to be, stop by Meetup.com, join the group that most applies to you, and stop on by one of our meetups where there's always interesting people and conversation.
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Gardnerian
CONTACT NAME: Mortellus
WEBSITE: COVEN OF LEAVES
Coven of Leaves is a Gardnerian coven operating in Rutherfordton NC. We adhere to the tradition as passed to us by our Long Island elders, and are open to individuals of all ages, races, sexual orientations, identities, and backgrounds. We are open to seekers of all skill levels, as well as initiates seeking a new home. Interested individuals can message us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CIRCLE OF THE AWAKENED FOREST
CITY: Wake Forest
TRADITION OR SPIRITUAL PATH: Traditional Gardnerian Witchcraft
CONTACT NAME: Kylia Heartsong
"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!