***Introduction to Wicca class starts on 6 September 2015. Info under the TBA page!***
Welcome to the website for Desert Henge Coven, located in Tucson, Arizona. Our coven practices British Traditional Witchcraft, more commonly known as Gardnerianism. Our coveners take pride in their Tradition and are always happy to help seekers along their path. Go to the Desert Henge information page for a little more about our coven, classes, and members.
We do not hold online classes, but our site has an extensive selection of articles that may help you along your path. If you are looking for hands-on training, Desert Henge welcomes all seekers who wish to attend our weekly classes at our covenstead in Tucson, Arizona. Click here for our contact information!
May the Gracious Lady and Her most Noble Consort ever be your guide on your chosen path. Blessed Be!
The contents of this site are loosely grouped by topic. Our articles don't contain "How To" information, such as spells or rituals, because we teach those lessons in our weekly coven meetings. They are simply informational pieces on the topics outlined below.
If you would like to submit your work to be posted on our site, feel free to contact us!
DESERT HENGE COVEN These are papers concerning the members and activities of Desert Henge Coven. We invite any current and former members to submit their bios and opinions and experiences for this page, but won't force anyone to do so as everyone has the right to remain in or come out of the Broom Closet.
GARDNERIAN WICCA Gardnerianism, like all Traditions, has certain beliefs and ritual actions that make it different from other Traditions. Much of Gardnerianism has been developed and is followed simply because it works well! Although our theology is not as rigid as are some of the monotheistic religions, still we have a set theology that guides us in our lives.
If you are a Gardnerian Witch or even knowledgeable about us, please feel free to submit your own papers for inclusion.
THEOLOGY OF WITCHCRAFT Although not specifically Gardnerian, these papers do not counter Gardnerian belief and help to explain much of what British Traditional Witches do and believe.
Updated 3 Sept 2013
CONTACTS Here is where we list people seeking groups or groups open to seekers.
It includes a Warning and a Link to what to expect. Check the Theology page for pepers on how to seek a group and be prepared to go slow.
ART Here is where pagan artists can show off their work.
MYTHS AND LEGENDS Every religion has Myths and legends that seek to explain ’First Causes’. We are no different. However, those Myths that are within the Gardnerian Book of Shadows will NOT be found here. Instead, I will offer myths written by Traditional Witches or culled from published works that seek to fit the framework of Wicca.
Updated 3 Sept 2013.
These are some puzzles, crosswords, logic, etc that I have collected over the decades. Feel free to print them up and enjoy them. Also, feel free to clean them up, identify the author return them to me in a nicer format and also submit your own for inclusion
HUMOR The Goddess tells us to perform our Rites in Mirth and Reverence. We take that to include our mundane lives as well. The Theology is the Reverence, here is the mirth part.
EROTICA Wicca is a religion of sexual freedom. This means that so long as your partner(s) are a) consenting and b) adults, anything goes. It’s when that partner is coerced or forced that the act becomes a crime
LINKS TO OTHER SITES Links to other Gardnerian and pagan sites, along with our favorite pagan-friendly comics!
POETRY Submissions from various people. Updated 17 July 2013!
WHO ARE YOU? Pics of our readers and members. Not always serious.
NEWS | Old News
Information of varying importance, as determined by our High Priest and Priestess.
MISCELLANY All the material that doesn't fit anywhere else.
Includes the Frequently Asked Questions. updated 18 Dec 2013
The Stained glass candle protectors we use are made by by Kostya who is a member of Desert Henge Coven and carves wood and fossil ivory as well as stained glass.
His work can be found at Stans Carvings
For more information on joining Desert Henge coven or attending our classes, to report issues with the website, or to send outpourings of joy and/or hatred, just send an e-mail to:
Desert Henge: Desert.Henge@gmail.com Note the "dot" between 'Desert' and 'Henge', some hardGards have been sending out hate-mail under a similar address.
You can also send snail mail to: Desert Henge, PO Box 40451, Tucson, AZ 85717
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A lot of love and time has been invested in our site and we thank you for visiting. Feel free to nominate us for various awards if you feel so inclined.