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 rapidly approaching forty, 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 also available for pre-order wherever books are sold. You can also find me in Witches & Pagans Magazine, on Youtube, on Instagram, and on my personal website.
I also post exclusive essays, blogs, short stories, art, and monthly witchcraft book study materials on Patreon. If you like what you read, please consider supporting me. I operate on a sliding scale, beginning at only $1, with all tiers having equal access to all content.