IMG_6245My name is Thorn Mooney and I’m a a witch living in Charlotte, 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 at the MA level.  I moonlight as a lecturer and independent scholar, but professionally I now work as a public high school teacher.

I’m the high priestess of Foxfire Coven, which is a traditional Gardnerian inner and outer court operating in the University area of Charlotte.

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. You can also find me on Patheos Pagan and in Witches&Pagans Magazine.