**Because Bergen Wiccan's events are customarily enjoyed in person, for everyone's health and safety during this time of Covid-19 we have temporarily suspended most of them. We are holding very few classes, the monthly meetings and the monthly meditation classes. A perusal of our past events will give you an idea of what to look forward to when we can safely start up again. We are slowly restarting our Foundations of Wicca & Elements of Magick (or simply Wicca 101) classes as well as our rituals to celebrate the Sabbats and other events with strict limitations on the number of people who can attend. As the Covid restrictions are lifted, we will adjust our events accordingly until we return in full force. We thank you for your patience and understanding. In the meantime, please stay healthy and well!**
While only a part of Meetup Groups since 2011, we previously operated via Yahoo Groups since 2007. We are a Coven run high magick Wiccan group that offers teaching and training. We meet monthly (2nd Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m., Fratelli's Pizza & Coffee (coffee side) 127, Mountainview Boulevard, Wayne, NJ 07470 (just around the bend from Mother's Ale House). Come and join us in a relaxed atmosphere to get to know us. In addition to the monthly meetings, we offer classes in Foundations of Wicca & Elements of Magick (or simply, Wicca 101!), meditation, tarot card reading, astrology, past life regression, herbs and crystals, etc. We hold rituals for each Sabbat (which includes the annual Moonlight Masquerade held at Samhain, a charitable dinner dance/costume party to benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital and get together for group trips and other activities to advance our growth on our spiritual journey, as well as to get to know each other better, thereby making our rituals truly special. Our members are diverse and talented and willing to assist you in your spiritual journey by providing tarot card readings, energy healing, past life regression, emotional cord cutting, house blessing/cleansing and many other services.
Once you're accepted into our group, please ask for a copy of our documents, "Ritual Etiquette" to help you integrate better into our group, as well as "A Word About our Coven" which will provide you with additional information about us and "5 Reasons to NOT Join a Coven (Or Other Magickal Group) which is an excellent article to help you understand what a Coven or Magickal group is NOT.
This group is open ONLY TO THOSE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. This age requirement is enforced.
**PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE A SPIRITUAL GROUP - NOT A SINGLES GROUP OR DATING SERVICE. ANY BEHAVIOR THAT SUGGESTS A MEMBER IS INTERESTED IN MEETING OTHER MEMBERS WITHIN THIS GROUP FOR DATING OR OTHER SIMILAR PURPOSES IS HIGHLY DISCOURAGED AND WILL BE CAUSE FOR DISMISSAL FROM THE GROUP. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT YOU MOVE ON TO ANOTHER GROUP THAT IS MORE SUITED FOR MEETING SINGLES IF THAT IS YOUR PURPOSE. If you receive any unwanted messages from someone from our group, please let us know immediately so we can take the appropriate actions. Your privacy will be respected, and your comfort and safety are our priority. Please do not respond to senders of unwanted messages.**
Regarding ritual attendance, in order to attend your first one, you must have previously attended at least one of the following: 1. A meeting; 2. Group trip or other event or class; or 3. Make an appointment to meet with one of the organizers. The only exception to this is our annual Moonlight Masquerade fundraiser held at Samhain which is open to all.
About your High Priestess:
Niki Somers is a Third Degree High Priestess and Ordained Spiritualist, able to perform life event services (handfastings, legal marriages, wiccanings, etc.) as well as many other spiritual services, such as emotional cord-cutting, energy healing, house cleansings/blessings, spiritual counseling, etc. As a former state-certified high school English teacher, Niki incorporates her training in both the mundane and magickal worlds, enabling her to guide you in the mastery of your personal, mental, and energetic development. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in English and an Associates' Degree in Psychology. In addition to teaching, her experience includes the counseling and socialization of the schizophrenic, having assisted Dr. Donald Springer of the Friendship House in Hackensack in his group counseling and social activities program. She is the founder/leader of Bergen Wiccan & Pagan Group (created in 2007), which is the open circle of the Coven that operates it. As the High Priestess, she runs the Coven and is responsible for the Coven training of all new members as well as overseeing Bergen Wiccan. BW&PG provides spiritual guidance to those who seek the Light by providing many services such as spiritual counseling, energy/Reiki healing, meditation, soul retrieval, Tarot readings, and runs open classes on various subjects such as Wicca, Astrology, Tarot card reading, and Past Life regression, just to name a few.