What we're about

We are an active group of Witches opening our sacred fire to other Witch folks.


The Witches Cottage is a place for folks who are Witches or who like Witches!!

We are a Crossroads Witchcraft Coven celebrating the balance of dark and light. We are Hoodoo Witchery. We are Individuals responsible for our own actions. Our Tradition is not Wiccan. We work with both the dark and the light.

The Tradition embraces diversity and the global magickal crossroads that lead us to the deep spiritual paths that the Universe has to offer. Through the land we stand on, connections with Ancestral realms, and a personal relationship with Divinity, we embrace all the magick that the world has to offer. From all regions of the world, we are a land of many paths that now walk hand in hand.

Join us to experience the magick that is already within you. Once a Witch, always a Witch. It matters not the land you stand upon or the family born into, but your spirit. If you feel Witchy then you are Witchy.

Events scheduled for the Cottage will include open opportunities for Witches to come together each month. This activities may include but are not limited to: New Moons, Dark Moons, Full Moons, Goddess/God Feast Days, Workshops, Casual Witches' chat sessions (with wine), Traveling to Festivals & Gatherings throughout the USA (if you desire), Field trips to graveyards, wineries, garden centers and of course, afternoon tea!

Join Taren and other members of the House of Witchcraft in New Orleans for Hexfest 2021, Aug 7-10,2021

An open teaching circle welcoming all paths to Divinity in honor and reverence. We encourage and facilitate the finding/discovering of your personal magickal path. Come as you are and so will we.

Legalities of an Open Circle

Must be over 18 years old or have a parent present to participate in any coven activity or event.

No underage drinking. You will be asked to leave and not allowed to return.

No green bean casseroles for potluck.


Where are we located?

Valley Center, Ca. 7 minutes from I-15 off Gopher Canyon exit. Our circle is located on 2 acres, secure and gated. We are directly across from Lilac Elem. School. We will be outside regardless of the weather so dress accordingly.

What do I wear to a full moon circle?

Clothes please. Whatever makes you feel special and is your comfort level. Most dress in black, some in white or red. Many have special ritual wear like a cloak or gown. Don’t stress your first time, jeans and a t-shirt are just fine.

What do I need to know to come to a full moon circle?

How to listen, share and write. No, seriously we are not expecting you to have studied long dusty texts and memorized verses in Latin. This is a teaching/learning circle and everybody involved is both a teacher and a student.

What should I bring to a cottage activity?

A positive attitude. Leave your mundane worries behind. A notebook or journal to record your experience. You can also contribute to the meal share after circle with light healthy type foods.

Does it cost? Is there a charge?

To cover cost of an open teaching circle we ask for a contribution of $20.00. All folks are expected to donate according to their personal situation -PUT A DOLLAR IN THE BOX so Spirit knows that you are not expecting anything for free!

Proceeds help to pay for supplies, meet-up listing, and all the cool magickal items and knowledge that you get to take home.

We will never turn any sincere seeker away.

About Taren S-

High Priestess, Author of "Hoodoo in the Psalms", Moon Book Publishing, "Dedicant's Handbook to Coven Life", "Bag Yo' Mojo" and "Crossroads Witchcraft; The Ingredients", 4 Black Chicken Publishing, LCC, available at Amazon.com. Written articles for Magickal Times Magazine, Wiccans & Witchcraft Magazine, Paranormal Chronicles, Witchology and several independent e-zines.

She has been for almost 40 years an active member of the Pagan community at-large. Stood in first magickal circle-1982. Initiated as High Priestess within Traditional Witchcraft-1995. Hive-off-Circle in the Willows first full moon-Feb. 1997. Stood as Raymond Buckland’s HPS in New Orleans-2000. HPS at various gatherings and festivals-1999 to present. Worked at Haitian Voodoo Priest’s botanica for 12+ yrs. Initiated as Mama Bridget within American Voodoo/Hoodoo Traditions-2011. Pilgrimage to Brigit’s Sacred Wells in Ireland-2012. Professional Spiritual Counselor/Tarot Readings-2001 to present. Member of St. Brigid’s Order-2014

Want more? Check out houseofwitchcraft.com and YouTube house of witchcraft. Taren uploads new Witchy videos twice a week. Subscribe and enjoy!

Remember you are never alone when you stand under a full moon. For at that moment all around the world, other magickal folks too stand under that same moon with you.

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