Texas has never been considered a hot stop for witch activity, but
New Age Shops that stock Wiccan supplies are plentiful.There is also a quite vibrant pagan community in existence here. Look around and ye shall find.
"I arrived in Denton two days later. Texas Woman's University
was a lovely little school situated on low rolling green hills with
vine-covered brick buildings, and neatly tended lawns. It was quite
impossible to believe that it was a state institution."A. Lightner,
Former brother in the Talamasca.(excerpt from The Witching Hour
by Anne Rice).
What is the significance of this quote? First of all, it is evidence
that the Talamasca of Rice came to Denton, but they were there to find
Deidre Mayfair, a powerful witch, who later turns catatonic at the
age of eighteen. The Mayfair family is known for its supernatural
power, often thanks to the family spirit, Lasher. When Deidre finally
dies, the remaining Mayfairs remember to notify the Denton, Texas Mayfairs.
Anne Rice grew up in Richardson, where she met her husband, Stan Rice.
She also attended TWU for a while. Thus the reference.
Another Wiccan site in the area was located on I-20 in Arlington.
It was a full scale replica of Stone Hedge. It was actually used as a
pagan site for ceremonies and festivals, until protests from angry
citizens led to its destruction in 1997.
What is Wicca?
"Wicca is a contemporary Pagan religion with spiritual roots in Shamanism, nature worship
and Renaissance Ceremonial Magic. The religion worships both a god
and goddess as well as acknowledging the many spiritual forces which,
though not visible nevertheless exist. Philosophy through magic, Wicca
teaches the individual how to reclaim their personal power to bring love, money,
protection and harmony into their daily lives."-From Our Lady of Enchantment
- Local stores, and free catalogs on Wicca
- A complete list of pagan newletters.
- Pagan music and books
- The Dragonlight Newsletter:, serving NE Texas Pagans.
- Garden of Life Pagan Group, based out of Flower Mound, TX.
- Witches League for Public Awareness
- Texas Pagan Awareness Network
- Covenant of the Goddess (Irving, TX)
- A link
to a coven out of Austin, Texas.
- A pagan search engine
Pagan Directory(for all your Wiccan needs).
- Anne Rice's Witch
Arachne's Web: Paganism and Wiccan Pages
Visit Betwixt and Between: Pagan Community Center
4219 Bryan Street
Dallas, TX 75204
or visit their web page.
More courses in Wiccan and nature studies:
Our Lady of Enchantment Seminary of Wicca
The Number One School of Witchcraft,
Magic and Arcan Arts
Worship is held at the school, first three Fridays of the month, at 7:00 and 10:00pm.