CNY Groups & Organizations
The Brook: A shamanic witch’s group celebrating Sabbats as a closed circle of Matriarchs and Crones. This is a closed working circle but available for public pagan consultation and networking. We explore consciousness across dimensions to accelerate greater awareness of who we are and why are we here. We extend this into the creative arts. Yep! Looking for epiphanies! Contact Dorothy L. Abrams on our Facebook group: The Brookside Witches.
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.
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 beginners to experienced. It’s a fun place to learn and share. Contact us via Facebook or Email.
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 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 to include the coordination of student volunteer efforts in support of CNY PPD. In 2016, the church also began offering occasional celebratory public ritual services and meetups.
For more information, visit us on Facebook or Email Us. 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.
Clergy is available for Handfastings, and all rites of passage. Reiki Masters are also available. Contact: Terra@twcny.rr.com
Coven of the Black Stag
The Coven of the Black Stag is a coven in the Hawthorn Hollow Tradition, the coven was established in 2018. We are a teaching coven dedicated to honoring God and Goddess. The Coven of the Black Stag was formerly the coven of the Vulture that was birthed from the Mother coven, Coven of the Crow a part of Willow Hill Circle, in August of 2014. We separated from WHC in 2018.
The Coven of the Black Stag is led by Lady Kiana and Lord Azuran, both having the combined experience of over twenty years in Witchcraft and readily provide spiritual life counseling. The coven stead, Moonhaven, is located in Waterville, NY. Coven of the Black Stag recognizes lunar and solar cycles as Esbats and Sabbats, occasionally holding open circle for invited members.
As part of Hawthorn Hollow Tradition, the Coven follows a 3-tier degree system of learning; The Initiate, the Adept, and the Third Degree. It is the decision of the Initiate whether or not to continue their studies to earn their certification as minister. By third degree, the High Priest/ High Priestess may decide to hive off and form their own Coven within the Hawthorn Hollow.
Although all witches will have their own individual paths, the Coven of the Black Stag exists more as a chosen family of witches. Though our personalities may differ, we gather to honor the Gods in perfect love and perfect trust. Through this, we teach the mysteries of the Priesthood, and the rites performed to our Gods.
Contact us at email@example.com
Coven of the Four Elements
The Coven Of The Four Elements. We are a small eclectic group in the Finger Lakes area. We are currently accepting a few new members. And guests are welcome most rituals. Contact our HP Lady White Raven via email
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.
The Inner Circle
Formed at Beltane in 2006, the group was founded out of the need for Pagans, and other like minded individuals, to get together for ritual, meditation, drum circle and other metaphysical doings & teachings. Based in Oswego, we hold Sabbats from Ostara through Samhain outdoors in our Grove and move indoors at our home, depending on the temperatures. (Because we know how Oswego Winters can be.)
Our rituals are not only fully Celtic based, they are also a learning Circle for those that are just starting where they can comfortably ask questions, void of intimidation or embarrassment. Regardless of experience, there is ALWAYS a new message, something we forgot, changing the energy, or a different point of view to learn; we all collectively have something to offer the group. This helps us ALL to learn, grow and knit the Circle even closer. For more information please contact John Shaman-Myrddin firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern Rivers Grove 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 grove’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/
This is an online space to gather a community and share beliefs and knowledge. Its also a place to make new friends and maybe even plan gatherings. Find us on FaceBook
A safe place for all, no matter gender or sexual orientation. This group will hopefully be a community for people seeking a monogamous, polyamorous, or purely platonic relationship(s). Find us on FaceBook
The RavenMyst Circle was born at Yule 2001 and follows the path of traditional Wicca. There are fourteen covens in the Tradition in four different states; eight 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 4-tier tradition consisting of Dedicant, First Degree, Second Degree and Third Degree. The honor of Elder status level is conferred to those leaders within the Trad who have gone above and beyond in service to RavenMyst Circle Tradition. 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 Night Owl in Lansing is officiated by Lady Thia and Lord Kaseekaa. They are also closed to new members. Coven of the Nightingale in Munnsville is officiated by Lady Songbird at email@example.com and is accepting seekers. Coven of the Heron officiated by Lady Blaze has recently moved to Maryland.
The following covens are also located in various towns in Central New York, but are not taking students and have no contact information at this time; Coven of the Loon (Lady Rosewycke), Swan (Lady Rowan), Red Winged Blackbird (Lady Emmialle), Dragonfly (Lady Shadow Healer), and Sparrow Hawk (Lady Onna Grey).
Upstate Witches and Pagans
A Network of Witches, Pagans, Heathens, Druids, Asatru, Cunnings Folk, Thelemites, and everything in-between, geared toward the unity of Pagan fellowship within Upstate New York. Find us on FaceBook
Úthellingu Kindred (pronounced ‘oot-het-link-uh’) began as a monthly meet-up for the purpose of discussing the stories and virtues of Heathenry and Asatru. Over the course of ten years, we have practiced ritual, paid honor to our deities 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. We’re open to honorable people regardless of race, ethnic origin, gender, or sexual orientation. All who honor the Heathen path, or who are interested in learning more, are welcome to join us at our public meet-ups or lore chats, each held monthly. For more details, find us on Facebook or via Email.
An all inclusive group for those looking for a safe space within the community to learn and grow in our individual paths as well as within a community.
For those of us that are above the Mason Dixon Line and practice or are interested in Conjure/Hoodoo/Rootwork, this is a place to share ideas, workings and to learn more about Conjure and the Occult, and the North East Chapter of The House Of The Wicked.
Our goals for this group are:
1. To share our knowledge of Conjure and the history behind it here in the Northeast
2. To foster growth, mutual understanding, and service among the community (both online and locally)
3. To help Northeastern practitioners connect and grow
4. To share best practices for our respective ritual traditions.
Willow Hill Circle
Willow Hill Circle provides a haven for individuals walking a Pagan Path as we dedicate our journey to healing the name of Goddess and Witch, with a healthy dose of self-transformation and healing. In addition to deepening our connection with the Gods and our Ancestors, our students will learn about basic circle etiquette, the different aspects of ritual, altar set up, totems, energy, divination, and the healing arts as we gather to celebrate Esbats and Sabbats throughout the Wheel of the Year.
We offer a five-tier platform of learning, beginning as Dedicants, where they study for a year and a day before Initiating into a coven. Once students complete 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Degree studies they have the option to hive off and birth a coven, pursue Clergy studies, or both.
Our tradition, Willow Hill Circle, currently consists of six covens and one outer grove.
For more information, you can reach out with the contact information listed below or email Willow Hill directly.
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 Peacock – Delhi, NY – Lady Cirrus
Coven of the Raven – St. Johnsville, NY — Lady Ari
Coven of the Woodpecker — Mohawk, NY — Lord Picus
Coven of the Hawk — Auburn, NY — Lady Satya
Witches and Heathens of CNY
Central New York area witches and many other spiritual paths are starting to connect now more than ever before. Established on June 15th 2018, Our group has created a platform to have a safe haven learning environment with our very own neighbors. We are connecting to more and more people each day. Our purpose is to help our community grow and learn together. Find us at witchesandheathens.org, on Facebook @WitchesandHeathensCNY or email us WitchesandHeathensofCNY@gmail.com