The Temple of the Spiral Path practices the Shadowfolk Tradition of Wicca, which emphasizes a deep, personal connection to the spirits and forces of Nature and the Gods. There are two Covens within the Temple: Stranger's Gate Coven, and the North Wyldewood Coven. Members of both Covens work together to facilitate public rituals, host workshops, and teach our Grove and Hearthfire study programs as members of our Teaching Collective. (See our Grove and Joining pages for more.) Elders in both Covens include some who have been practicing together for more than 15 years. Each Coven has its own unique blend of magic, expressed through service to fellow Temple members, our wider communities, and the Craft.
North Wyldewood Coven
Denise Cruci, High Priestess
JoAnna Farrer, High Priestess
Founded in 2003, North Wyldewood Coven (NWC) has developed a focus on healing the Earth and her inhabitants, including ourselves. We strive to apply our healing gifts for the greatest good of all, while deepening our connections to our spiritual traditions, and the Earth.
We heal through the arts (music and dance, visual arts, writing, etc.), through volunteering for animal rights and welfare, and through ecological regeneration of the Earth using Permaculture and other cooperative practices. We provide healing experiences for our fellow pathwalkers through the use of meditation, journey work, and trance, done within the Shadowfolk Tradition's ritual format.
We strengthen and heal ourselves by attunting to the rhythms of nature, the moon and seasonal cycles, and we worship the energies and spirits of our Ancestors, the Nature Spirits, the Good Folk, and the Gods. We have a deep love of learning, and are constantly working to further our scholarly and experiential knowledge.
We believe that a fundamental purpose of our practice is to offer spiritual service and community to others. We strive to lead by example, and to nurture love and respect for Nature, while fostering greater understanding of our Wiccan faith in the modern world.