My name is Thorn Mooney and I’m a a witch living in Raleigh, North Carolina. I began studying and practicing various forms of witchcraft as a young teenager. Now in my thirties, I find myself a working Gardnerian priestess with a strong solitary practice that relies on techniques culled from as assortment of Western esoteric traditions and what is sometimes called “traditional” witchcraft. I’m also heavily influenced by an extensive academic background, having specialized in American religions, evangelical Christianity, and contemporary Paganism. Professionally, I work in academic publishing, after serving several years in the classroom. I’m also pursuing a PhD in religious studies, with a focus on religion and social media, children and religion, and ethnography.
I’m the high priestess of Foxfire Coven, which is a traditional Gardnerian inner and outer court operating in Raleigh. I’m active in the public community in the Triangle, aside from my private coven pursuits.
Other interests include historical fencing, vintage guitars, long-distance hiking, traditional archery and bowhunting, and running.
My first book, Traditional Wicca: A Seeker’s Guide is available from Llewellyn Worldwide. My second release, The Witch’s Path: Advancing Your Craft at Every Level, was published in September of 2021. You can also find me on Youtube, TikTok, and on Instagram. I also have a dormant blog over on Patheos Pagan.
I also post exclusive essays, blogs, short stories, art, and monthly witchcraft book study materials on Patreon.