Benefit for New Orleans Pagan Pride Day

Hey all! If you live in the New Orleans area, come down on June 7th for a benefit being held by my very own Blue Star Iron and Cypress Coven to help with the New Orleans Pagan Pride Day! Here’s a link to the invite on Facebook.

Join us at the beautiful Alombrados Oasis temple for a night of music, dancing and drinks!

Can’t come and still want to donate to help? Go to our Indiegogo fundraiser and give there! There are a lot of awesome benefits available: Greater New Orleans Pagan Pride Day presents “Spritiual Gumbo”

Also be sure to check out the website to read about everything that we’re doing with our Pagan Pride Day. It’s going to be a lot of awesome fun!

And for those of you searching for “Wiccan pussy”, here you go!

Wiccan Groups in New Orleans

I keep getting a lot of hits from people looking for Wiccan groups in New Orleans.

Witchvox is generally the best site to use to find local groups. It provides group listings and contact points for the United States, Canada, the U.K. and Australia. Most established groups have listings here. Make sure to read the ads carefully though and vet the group. I’ve come across several listings from teenagers that say they are high priests and priestesses, even though they admit to no actual training. Use your common sense, it’s still the internet.

As far as I know, in New Orleans itself, there are only two actual Wiccan groups.

My own, Iron and Cypress, which is a coven that practices the tradition Blue Star. We teach traditional, initiatory Wicca. We are a closed group, so you do need to contact us and ask for an invite if you’re interested. We’re open to newcomers, but ritual is held in my home and we do like to meet you before inviting you into such personal space. Many groups will request that you meet with them before being invited to ritual. Don’t be offended if you contact a group and they ask to meet up for coffee first.

And there is The Covenant of the Pentacle Wiccan Church as well, which practices Eclectic Wicca (according to their website). This is a much larger group than my own coven and it is a much more open group. As far as I understand it, they are an actual recognized “church” within the state of Louisiana and because of this, they hold public Circles. You should still contact them before showing up.

If you’re interested in Wiccan groups in New Orleans, these are pretty much your choices. You can also join meetup.com and find The New Orleans Lamplight Circle. This is a local Pagan group with members of various traditions and backgrounds. (There are also several solitary Wiccans in this group). They are an excellent source of the various Pagan groups in New Orleans. Wicca is certainly not your only choice in New Orleans!

I hope that helps!

Update 1/29/14

The Covenant of the Pentacle has split and there is a new Eclectic Wiccan Coven in New Orleans. They are the Bee Hive Coven and they are on both Witchvox and Facebook.

Update 9/19/14

I’ve heard rumors that there is going to be a new Gardnerian group here in NOLA. As I am rather understandably not participating in the community currently, I can’t give you the details, but they are supposedly around.