Welcome to The
Temple of the Spiral Path
Perfect Love and Perfect Trust
Welcome to the home of the Temple of the Spiral Path. Founded in 1995, our family of covens - Stranger's Gate and North Wyldewood - practice the Shadowfolk Tradition of Witchcraft. We are dedicated to serving our community through ritual, education, and celebration.
Whether you’re new to Wicca, have practiced for many years, or are looking for a new beginning, you’re welcome here. Our hope is to give you a place where you can experience the joy of connection to the Gods and Nature in a supportive community.
Our tradition honors the artistic and magical soul of the Old Religion through ritual music, transformative storytelling, poetry and the visual arts. We facilitate open Sabbat rituals throughout the year, and run classes exploring Wicca and the Western Mystery Traditions.
As we move through these times of change, join host JoAnna Farrer (High Priestess on NWC) and take a closer look at the arts of divination that can help guide our paths.
Coffee & Divination is a podcast that takes place LIVE on Zoom each month - and you're invited to take part! Each month, JoAnna Live chats with prominent members of the magical world (teachers, practitioners, authors) about practicing divination, magic, and much more.
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While COVID has caused our public Open Rituals to be "on hold" we have new online ritual ideas, mythology, meditations and more, released each week!
We worship and celebrate the Gods of the Norse, Celtic, Greco-Roman and Egyptian pantheons, and develop relationships with the Gods though study, service, and expressing the inherent magical, creative abilities inherent in everyone. Whether you have been a practitioner for years, or are new to the Craft, our events are a welcoming place to learn about the Gods and celebrate together.
“Let my worship be within the heart that rejoices,
for behold, all acts of love and pleasure are my rituals.
Therefore, let there be beauty and strength,
power and compassion, honor and humility,
mirth and reverence within you.”
-- Doreen Valiente, "Charge of the Goddess"
New York Times article featuring members of the Temple
"The Temple of the Spiral Path, which includes the North Wyldewood and Stranger’s Gate covens, has performed rituals in this clearing, known among the witches as the green cathedral, for 20 years.
The worshipers sat cross-legged around a circle of flowers — dried calendula, chamomile, lavender and rose petals — carefully arranged in a spiral. Ms. Cruci led them through a meditation. Then they slowly joined hands and began singing, and one by one, they entered the spiral. Their dancing grew increasingly raucous as they intoned, “We are a circle moving, one with another we are, moving together we are one.”