Central New York Groups and Organizations
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Blue Moon Circle
Eclectic Witchcraft coven. Current membership is closed, but we do sometimes have open rituals by invitation only (and will consider new members after they have attended a year’s worth of Sabbat rituals). Located outside of Oneonta, NY. Deborah Blake, HPS Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central New York Pagan Association (CNYPA)
The Central New York Pagan Association was founded in August, 1998 by several members of the local pagan community as an umbrella organization to serve the Central New York area as a database and contact point. Purpose: CNYPA will serve primarily as a database. A central database will help students to find teachers, pagans new to the area to find others, pagans to keep in touch with each other, and serve as a contact point for the media and other members of the public who need accurate information about paganry in Central New York. Membership in CNYPA is free. Mailing address CNYPA PO Box 15184 Syracuse, NY 13215-0184. Phone number: 315/469-1622. Secretary: Christine M Keenan.
CNY Chapter of the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans: Pagans from the three Central New York UU congregations (First UU Society of Syracuse, May Memorial UU Society of Syracuse, and First Universalist Church of Central Square) have joined together to form the Central New York chapter of the National CUUPS organization. This group is currently on hiatus.
CUUPS is Unitarian Universalist Pagan group in Watertown, NY associated with All Souls UU Church. We welcome all who are on a positive journey. Our group is very eclectic and has folks from beginers to experienced. It’s a fun place to learn and share.
Church of the Greenwood was formed in 2003 to parent the Central New York Pagan Pride Project and to provide trained clergy to perform rites of passage to pagans in the Central New York area. In the spring of 2006, Church of the Greenwood formed the New York State Pagan Prison Ministry, ministering to incarcerated pagans in state facilities. In that same year, the church extended its campus ministry efforts (see also SPIRAL) to include the coordination of student volunteer efforts in support of CNY PPD. For more information, contact us at email@example.com or at Church of the Greenwood, P.O. Box 5323, Syracuse, New York 13220. Church of the Greenwood is a federally recognized 501c3 charitable organization.
Circle of the Rising Phoenix
Circle of the Rising Phoenix is an eclectic Wiccan coven of women, in existence since 1994. We honor the Lord and the Lady and the Earth as we celebrate the Sabbats and gather at esbats for the Lunar Mysteries.
We have embraced the symbol of the Phoenix to reflect our dedication to change and transformation. The women of Circle of the Rising Phoenix strive to live by the Wiccan Rede, in doing no harm and in working together in perfect love and perfect trust, for personal growth and healing.
The Circle of the Rising Phoenix is a semi-closed coven. We do invite friends, and past students, women and men, to join us for open Sabbats. Children are welcome to most open Sabbats.
Our coven has been a member of the Covenant of the Goddess, (COG) since April of 1996. Each year we teach the 11 week introductory course, “The Philosophy Magick & Ritual of Wicca” You may contact us for information on the next class, beginning September 19th.
Clergy is available for Handfastings, and all rites of passage. Reiki Masters are also available. Contact: Terra@twcny.rr.com
Coven of the Four Elements
We are an eclectic pagan group working with Green Witchcraft. We are basically a closed group, but we do allow guests to join us when possible. Occasionally when we have an opening we take a new member. We are located in Canandaigua. Contact info: Lady white Raven HP email firstname.lastname@example.org
Coven of the Mystic Moon
We all strive to serve our community…
We are an eclectic group incorporating many traditions. We observe the turning of the wheel celebrating the Sabbats and Esbats. We are a teaching coven continuously learning and growing. We are open to working with new people and helping them on their spiritual path..
All those wanting the possibility of working with our group are required to take our Wicca 101 class. We acknowledge and honor each of our members personal gifts..
Under the MYSTIC MOON we unite as one in honor of the god and goddess!
Please contact us at the Mystic Side Gift & Book store for further information on the coven or in joining one of our classes..
Our phone is 315-214-0200, our fax is 315-214-0201.
Grove of the Golden Horse
The Grove of the Golden Horse (Garrán an Eich Órbhuí) is a gathering of like-minded individuals focused on Irish-based Druidism for the 21st Century. We are based near Syracuse, NY. Our mission is to follow and to share the path of the Druids in a manner appropriate to our time and to our individual beliefs in order to better the expression and experience of our dignity and that of all people. We are a Chartered Grove with the international Druid order known as The Henge of Keltria. As such, we follow Keltrian ritual in our celebrations of the High Feasts and other rites.
As Keltrian Initiates and Dedicants, members of the Grove strive to:
1.- honor our Ancestors
2. – revere the Spirits of Nature
3.- celebrate the Gods and Goddesses of our Irish heritage
These are the 3 Foundations of Keltrian Druidism.
Fayetteville, NY – (ASTra, affiliated with New Aeon Church International, Trinacian Rose, dedicated to the memory of John Dewey Allee)
This lodge is in its beginning phases to become a local center for classes, workshops, study groups, and a place and store for readers. We will be having speakers from around the area and will have a core group of people involved as the project grows. Trained legal members of clergy are available for all life transitional rites from birth to marriage to burial. Clergy are also trained as free spiritual counselors for a variety of concerns from path work to grief work. Grand opening is planned for Spring 2015, there are already two bathrooms, a loft for retreats, and full kitchen and laundry. Current work will include converting interior from a home to a center. Included is one of the largest occult libraries in Central New York for scholars and writers. Please contact if interested. Lillee Allee 315-447-0690. The word given to John Allee during his time with Temple of Set was “Unity” as such this a place for diversity and acceptance. I will be starting a study group which will be based on a middle path philosophy. Look forward to hearing from you.
The Inner Circle
Muin Mound Grove, ADF is an open Druid group which has been chartered since June of 1991. Muin (pronounced moon) is a Gaelic word meaning Vine, which grows plentifully in this area. Mound honors the burial mounds recognized in many cultures to celebrate the Ancestors. Celebratory rituals of Indo-European origin (mainly Celtic and Norse) are held on or near the eight Great Days in a country setting near Bridgeport NY on land owned by Skip & Sharon Ellison. Chartered with the national Druid organization, Ár nDraíocht Féin, the group promotes scholarly excellence and personal development through study courses, guilds, community service, networking, fellowship, and active participation in ritual. Contact the Grove at email@example.com, check out their website at MuinMound.org, or explore ADF at ADF.org. Contact Skip at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mystic Circle traces its roots back to Beltane 1999, when we were founded as CNY Circle. Very much an “un-coven”, we are a group of pagans who follow very individual spiritual paths, but who continuously learn from one another and celebrate our common ground together. At times eclectic and at times chaotic, we learn and grow, individually and as a group, encouraging and supporting each other while constantly stretching our spiritual boundaries. We come together for celebration, for healing, and to learn from one another. Many of us are active in the local and wider pagan community, helping to sponsor Pagan Pride Day and other events. While Mystic Circle is a closed group, you can contact us via email at email@example.com.
Northern Rivers Protogrove
Northern Rivers Protogrove is a group for people in the Watertown, Thousand Islands, Adams, and Carthage areas of Northern NY who have an interest in Druidism, a polytheistic nature-based religion that honors the nature spirits, ancestors, and Indo-European Gods. We are part of the Ár nDraíocht Féin (ADF) Druidic tradition (www.adf.org) and our protogrove’s emphasis is on Celtic traditions such as Irish, Scottish, Welsh, etc. We offer open rituals for each of the eight High Days, and strive to offer numerous workshops and social outings throughout the year. For more information, please visit our website: http://northcountrydruids.wordpress.com/
Oswego State Pagan Association is an organization that was formed in response to the Pagan spiritual needs on campus. The goals of the club are to create a judgment free-zone and to provide an academic and research based community. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pagan Chaplaincy at Syracuse University is the campus outreach of the Chruch of the Greenwood. Established in 2010, the Chaplaincy works with students, staff and faculty of all Pagan and Heathen faith traditions to create a welcoming and open environment for ritual practice, faith learning and interfaith relations. The Chaplaincy offers a full range of services to the members of the University community including life rites of passage, pastoral care, spiritual advising and directing, interfaith representation and much more. SPIRAL, the student pagan group listed below falls under the umbrella and leadership of the Pagan Chaplaincy. Celebration of the Great Days are held as open ritual
Ritual celebrations of the Neo-Pagan Wheel of the Year are performed by the Chaplaincy. Ritual for Pagan/Heathen faith traditions that follow other celebration calendars are done as requested and as time/space will allow. All rituals are open to the public.
For more information regarding this organization or how to join the email list, contact Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University or Mary Hudson at email@example.com.
Paths in Nature Circle (PIN)
PIN is a recently formed group here in CNY, started by several close friends who all share a love of the Earth and a connection of the soul. We are each kindred spirits with various backgrounds and a shared path to Divine. We believe that no matter where you are on your journey, we can help one another gain the wisdom and skills necessary to do good for ourselves, our community, and the world. Laughter is prominent at each of our gatherings, for we come together to celebrate our lives with light hearts and open minds. Most importantly, we gather in circle to help heal and improve each other’s lives through friendship, trust, and above all else…magic… Paths in Nature is a semi-open circle. We welcome anyone who is interested in becoming a member to contact us via e-mail at PINCircle@crescentmoonmagic.com.
The RavenMyst Circle was born at Yule 2001 and follows the path of traditional Wicca. There are six covens in the Tradition in three different states; three of them in Central New York. We recognize that every Witch is equal in the eyes of our Gods. We see the Gods both as real individuals and as parts of a greater whole. We celebrate the Wheel of the Year and the Esbats. RavenMyst is a 5-tier tradition consisting of Dedicant, First Degree, Second Degree, Third Degree and Elder levels. All members enter at the Dedicant level; and all covens share curriculum, circle casts, quarter calls, totems, Dedication and Elevation rituals. Each coven is autonomous, under the direction of their High Priestess and/or High Priest. For more information please contact the High Priestesses of the covens located in New York.
Coven of the Redtail Hawk is officiated by LadyHawke the Mythmaker and is closed to new members.
Coven of the Heron near Ithaca is officiated by Lady Blaze, Gail Wood, at (607) 838-3542 or firstname.lastname@example.org P.O. Box 15, McLean, NY 13102.
Coven of the Night Owl in Lansing is officiated by Lady Thia and Lord Kaseekaa at email@example.com.
Coven of the Nightingale in Munnsville is officiated by Lady Songbird at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reclaiming the Radiant Wild
Reclaiming the Radiant Wild is a circle in the Reclaiming Tradition of Witchcraft practicing in Syracuse, New York. Reclaiming is an international community and tradition of feminist Witchcraft, weaving together ecstatic community ritual and social justice activism. Reclaiming the Radiant Wild was formed by members of the Vermont Witch Camp community and includes individuals who have also practiced within Dianic, Gardnerian, and Druidic traditions. Our group is circular in power and open to all genders. We take turns facilitating and making decisions with a consensus process. Every year we open up to new members. We would love to welcome experienced and beginning practitioners to join us in creating magical space.
Beginning in September, we are offering a six-week Elements of Magic course. Open to both beginners and advanced practitioners, we will work to cultivate skills such as creating sacred space, trance, invocation, chanting, spellwork, sensing and projecting energy, and ritual creation. This October, we will also host A Night of Spirit Remembering, a public Samhain ritual to honor the beloved dead.
Runhamr Asatru Kindred
Runhamr Asatru Kindred is an independent Asatru kindred based in Cortland NY. Runhamr Kindred exists to provide a safe and open environment for anyone seeking to learn more about Asatru as a living religion. Membership is always open as are our rituals to any who are interested and are courteous and respectful. Families with children are also welcome. For more information contact Tim Hubbard
Our goal is to provide a place in the Rochester, NY/Genesee Valley Region where a pagan/druidic community can develop that offers nurturing fellowship, open ritual, and the opportunity to grow as pagans. Even though our focus is on Celtic and Norse paths especially in the context of Ár nDraíocht Féin, we welcome pagans, seekers and friends from all paths.
We are a diverse and inclusive group encouraging mutual compassion and respect as well as working to have a positive impact on our local and global communities. Ultimately, as we state when opening every ritual, “We are here to honor the Gods!”
Contact us through our Facebook Page.
SPIRAL – Syracuse University: Student Pagan Information, Relations, and Learning
Syracuse University’s SPIRAL is a place for pagans of all paths to turn to for information as well as a place of community. SPIRAL is a fully recognized religious organization through Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University and was created in the spirit of diversity, tolerance, education, and enlightenment for all people. There are no experts but there are those willing to listen to those with questions in an effort to help dispel the myths regarding pagans that breed intolerance and hatred. SPIRAL is open to all members of the University community who wish to participate and aid in reaching this goal. Weekly meetings are held on Mondays at 7:00 pm in the Strates Room of Hendricks Chapel during the academic year, and all participate as both teachers and students.
For more information regarding this organization or how to join the email list, contact Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University or Mary Hudson at email@example.com.
Úthellingu Kindred (pronounced ‘oot-het-link-uh’) began as a monthly meet-up for the purpose of discussing the concepts and lore of Asatru. Over the course of the past three years, we have practiced ritual, paid honor to our gods and ancestors, and helped one another grow in our spiritual quests. We look forward to continuing the exchange of ideas and the deepening of our camaraderie over the occasional horn of mead. We’re open to honorable folks regardless of race, ethnic origin, gender or sexual orientation. All who honor the Aesir and Vanir or are interested in learning more are welcome to join us at our open-to-the-public Heathen Happy Hour, held at Earthbound Metaphysical at 436 S Main St, North Syracuse on the third Wednesday of every month. Contact Kurt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web Path Center, a Pagan Church
Yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WebPATHCenter/
Willow Hill Circle
Willow Hill Circle provides a haven for individuals seeking to explore the Wiccan way as an alternative to traditional spiritual paths. In addition to deepening their connection with the Gods, students will learn basic circle etiquette, the different aspects of ritual, altar set up, totems, energy, divination and the healing arts. They will also develop a thorough understanding of Esbats, as well as the Sabbats that comprise the Wheel of the Year.
If Seekers choose to dedicate, as Dedicants they have the opportunity to Initiate after they have completed their year and a day. Initiated students may then continue their education through a 3-degree program of learning, after which they may hive off and birth a coven or pursue a path as member of the clergy, or both.
Our tradition, Willow Hill Circle, currently consists of three covens and one outer grove.
- Willow Hill Grove – Outer Circle, Herkimer, NY
- Coven of the Crow – Herkimer, NY – Lady Awen and Lord Teiwaz
- Coven of the Falcon – Smyrna, NY – Lady Sky
- Coven of the Vulture – Westmoreland, NY – Lady Kiana and Lord Azuran
For more information about Willow Hill Circle, the grove or Coven of the Crow, please write Lady Awen and Lord Teiwaz at email@example.com
For more information about Coven of the Vulture you may write Lady Kiana and Lord Azuran at firstname.lastname@example.org.