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 at the MA level. Professionally, I work in academic publishing, after serving several years in the classroom.
I’m the high priestess of Foxfire Coven, which is a traditional Gardnerian inner and outer court operating in Raleigh.
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, is due in 2021. You can also find me on Patheos Pagan, in Witches & Pagans Magazine, on Youtube, and on Instagram.
I also post exclusive essays, blogs, short stories, art, and monthly witchcraft book study materials on Patreon.