We are European Witches who come from Gaelic, Germanic and Slavic cultures. We are Initiates of European and American traditions of Wicca and Witchcraft and our coven is located in Ireland.

We welcome contact from sincere Seekers. You can find information about our traditions in the above menu.

You can read more about Paganism by scrolling further down. While we are open to respectful curiosity from the media we generally decline requests from artists or academics to participate in projects.

We offer Tarot consultation as a means of providing insight and understanding around personal situations and life events.

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Pagan

The term “Pagan” is an overarching descriptor for adherents of a variety of non-Abrahamic and pre-Abrahamic religious traditions. Just as there are many Christianities, Judaisms, and Islams so too are there many Paganisms such as Witchcraft, Druidry, Heathenry, and Shamanism. And within each of these, there are many diverse Traditions just as there are a plethora of denominations in said Abrahamic religions. The terms “Pagan” and “Paganism” are acceptable general descriptors for these religious traditions and their community members.

As it migrated from the Middle East, Christianity became a politically endorsed religion in various regions at different times and eventually became state religion. The term “Pagan” originates from the Latin paganus which referred to those who lived beyond the influence of organised walled towns and cities and therefore held to the indigenous religions of what we now call Europe. The term “Heathen” referred to those also living remotely upon heath lands where indigenous religious traditions survived and adherents were less likely to experience persecution. Propaganda from some institutional religions ensured that large populations came to understand both terms to incorrectly refer to a person as atheistic, ergo evil.

The notion that those of Pagan faith do not subscribe to a belief in Divinity is the result of cultural conditioning driven by historical and current misinformation by dominant cultural forces against native religious traditions of the West and other regions of our world. Although Abrahamic religions were born out of Pagan / polytheistic heritage, such discrimination and opposition is still encouraged today by some figures of institutional Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

Those of Pagan faith may perceive Divinity through the deities of initiatory traditions, or those of one’s homeland and the ancestral lands one may connect to through culture and ethnicity. Divinity may be seen as either immanent or transcendent in relation to our world and may be viewed through a monotheistic, polytheistic, pantheist, panentheist, or animist understanding.

Pagan traditions do not operate by way of the same mechanisms as institutional religions such as Christianity. Paganism does not have a pope, or single magisterial voice, nor does it have descending multi-tiered administrative structures. The Pagan community is a collaborative lateral network of diverse strands and this trait is shared by other congregational religions such as Islam and Judaism. As our religious traditions are nature orientated there are almost no temples or churches. Sacred space is created outdoors through ritual at places of natural beauty or sites sacred to our ancestors such as Tara, Loughcrew, and Stonehenge etc.

Our Pagan communities are large and diverse, often involved in equality and environmental activism. Our clergy are Witches, Druids, and Shamans. Despite the peripheral image these words conjure, our clergy tend to be far more socially integrated into their local communities, quietly ministering to those in need and providing ceremonies to mark their rites of passage in life.

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Eight Sabbats are celebrated throughout the ritual year, four of which are the Spring and Autumn Equinoxes and the Winter and Summer Solstices. The dates for these Sabbats will vary a little from year to year as they are subject to astronomical alignments. Between these Sabbats are Imbolg (2nd February), Bealtaine (30th April), Lughnasadh (1st August) and Samhain (31st October). The ritual year commences and ends with Samhain and each Sabbat in between celebrate a signficant point in the turning of the seasons and agricultural cycle.

Between these Sabbats people also gather for Esbats when the Moon is full. Such occasions may be celebrated publicly in large groups or privately in small Tradition-specific groups such as covens, groves, or lodges. Some Traditions may observe other festivals in addition to or distinct from the above.

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Tarot

Tarot reading is often confused for fortune telling, to predict what the future has in store for a client. However, Tarot consultation is a method of divination offering a client the opportunity to gain additional insight about themselves or a situation in their life. A Tarot spread can be seen as a map of the mind, body and spirit which offers the reader a bird’s eye view of a client’s situation or life path. Most often clients come with questions relating to concerns of the mundane world such as love, health and prosperity, however, readings can provide information that may aid a client in moving past mental or emotional blockages and guide them on their spiritual journey.

Every Tarot card is a world in itself with each serving as a piece in the story-board of a reading. The cards serve to tell the story in much the same way a brush serves to bring forth into this world the insights of the artist from the inner worlds. The occult symbolism of the cards is a language that is interpreted by a skilled reader to answer a client’s questions.

A reading is subject to what a client is inquiring about and may verify past events up to that point. A reading may shed light on potential future events based on the current trajectory of the situation and energetic influences. However, what transpires in the future may depend upon how a client chooses to respond to their situation following a reading. That choice may be informed by the additional insight offered up by a reading.

For our Tarot readings we may use the beautiful Wildwood deck, a collaborative work by Mark Ryan, John Matthews and Will Worthington, or the classic Rider-Waite-Smith deck created by Arthur Edward Waite, Rider & Son publishers and Pamela Colman Smith. We use a variety of spreads for different types of readings and will choose one which we feel best fits the nature of the client’s query.

We do not visit the homes of clients to provide readings. These are offered either at our home or a mutually agreeable venue conducive to readings.

We do not provide readings through the internet or by telephone. Readings are offered in person and one-to-one only. We do not offer readings to groups, companies or any individual seeking entertainment. We do not accept requests for general readings; clients must have a specific question or situation in mind for a reading.

A maximum of two readings per year will be available for each client with the second reading being provided at least three months after the initial reading. This is to allow enough time to pass between readings and dissuade some people from depending on Tarot to navigate their lives.

The fee is paid on arrival and the reading will last approximately one hour. The fee is of a reasonable rate and is payment for the time and skill provided. If you would like to book a reading please submit your request to temenostacarman@gmail.com Only direct requests for Tarot consultations or Craft training will be considered for response.