The Circle of the Stag’s purposes are to:
1. Develop meaningful relationships and grow into a spiritual family.
2. Teach and Learn the Craft of the Wise drawing from traditions as the coven sees fit.
3. Celebrate the Wheel of the Year.
4. Develop and grow as individuals on a spiritual and mundane level as well as to develop our magical and psychic abilities.
5. Practice self-care and care of the environment.
HPS B’Aylana F.G.
I’m B’Aylana, the coven head of Circle of the Stag located in the grassy plains of Wichita, Kansas. I’ve been practicing various forms of witchery since the tender age of 13 and teaching the Craft for nearly ten years. Holding close to my heart the Charge, “let there be… mirth and reverence with thee…” my teaching style alternates from intensely serious to silly and irreverent. My specialty in the craft is putting the body back into an “embodied religion.” I’m also pretty darned good at magic on the fly. For my coven mates and students, I search for their special talents to feed their growth. I have also been known to challenge comfort zones with assignments and give the feedback that isn’t easy to hear. In coven we are family, yet it is not for the faint of heart.
At 12 years of age, I read a series of books by Jean Auel that introduced me to the idea of a goddess. I found the Craft the next year and began reading and clumsily experimenting with ritual and magic based on my books. I found my teacher and mentor, Grandmother Willow, while in college and was eventually initiated into third degree in 2005. Since then I have also participated in women’s mysteries group, Reclaiming Tradition Witchcamps, and worked a little with Feri initiate, T. Thorn Coyle.
May your spiritual adventure bring you wonderment and joy, obstacles and opportunities, and knowledge and connection with the Divine.
HPS & Coven Head of the Circle of the Stag
Second Degree Priestess, Colleen
I’m Colleen, assistant coven head of Circle of the Stag and also your friendly webmistress. I am originally from Massachusetts but Moved to Kansas in October 2010. I’ve been a practicing eclectic Wiccan (for lack of better terminology) for over 20 years. I have a mix of experience ranging from most of your British Traditional Witchcrafts to Celtic. I’ve been with Circle of the Stag since its inception in 2014 and have loved every minute of it!
I’ve always been interested in the occult. From a young age, I had a fascination with Tarot cards. My mother had a friend who used to read. Little did I know then that the interest would stay with me for all time. My mother gave me her Tarot deck when I was in my early teens as she had no use for it. Yes! More recently I’ve picked back up Tarot and relearning it over again.
So I grew up and was raised Catholic. My freshman year of College I went to Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I. where I started my self-discovery. No longer was I bound to what my parents wanted me to do. I started talking with people online and in chat rooms and found that Wicca was a religion. Mind blown! I couldn’t get enough info. I was a sponge. What does this mean, what do I need to know, what can I learn. It was a very exciting time in my life and all while I’m attending a Catholic College, how ironic!
Since then I’ve practiced off and on, with groups and solitary, always learning as I go and finding where I fit in.
I am quite sarcastic and love to joke around. I hope you find your stay at our small humble website enjoyable!
Assistant coven head
First Degree Priest, Orin Hart
Merry Meet Cyber Witches and Warlocks!!
I am Orin Hart, Wiccan Priest in the First Degree of the Circle of the Stag. I am a jack of many trades in my magical life. I belly dance with Tribe Atomic an American Tribal Style Bellydance troupe. I am a Keyholder of the Face the Mirror Program, a part of the New Pink Order, a fortune teller and bearded lady of the New Pink Circus. A Reiki I practitioner and a Scorpio. Therefore I am mysterious, so. . . you’ll have to inquire with me about my many hats and how you can join me in Greatness. Muha ha ha
When I was 22 working at a summer camp, I met a magical fairly woman who took me under her wing and showed me the ropes. That fall I began to study the old ways and by the spring with the power, the fairy taught me and my studies gave me I mustered up enough confidence to go to a public workshop. I sat in my car outside with anxiety about going into a new place where I didn’t know anyone, then I remembered that my life wouldn’t change if I didn’t take it into my own hands. So I gathered my strength and to my surprise, I was just fine. I met a couple of very important people to me that night and I have never looked back. B’Aylana and Colleen approached me just before Beltane and asked if I would be interested in starting a coven with them. That summer the Circle of the Stag was born. In about a year and a day I was initiated into the Spiral Tree Tradition. Although I have had some growing pains I have been learning, teaching and growing ever since.
Side note: I identify as Queer gender and Pansexual. I have no pronoun preference because I believe I fit well in the middle. I also identify as a Warlock instead of Witch. If you are interested or would like more info regarding any of my identifying words, I would be more than happy to explain.
I am forever Grateful to the lord Cernunnos and the Lady in all her many faces for leading me to the path I now walk! Blessed be the old ones!!
Orin Hart Queer Pan Warlock
Summoner of the Circle of the Stag
Social Media Mystic
First Degree Priestess,
Pronoia Candestra Godileive
Welcome Sisters and Brothers!
My name is Pronoia. I am a first degree priestess of the Circle of the Stag. I have been following the Wiccan path since my late high school years. There were a lot of factors that led to that decision, but the main two were the consideration Wicca shows to other spiritualities and its acceptance of LGBTQIA individuals. My wife is very supportive of my path and has attended many of the coven’s public events.
If you are just starting out on this journey, my first piece of advice to you would be to find your community. Learning from personal experience and books is wonderful. If you want to be a solitary that is an entirely valid choice. But for me personally, finding local wiccans, witches, druids and pagans to talk to was a life changer. I was able to debate with and bounce ideas off them, and it made me question what I’d read then redefine my approach to my deities. It helped me develop my own rituals and beliefs. Once I knew what I needed, I had a better idea of what/who to seek out. I was invited to Circle of the Stag through Colleen, and the family I’ve found there brings me incredible joy.
I wish you the same luck on your path.
Pronoia Candestra Godileive
1st Degree Priestess
Social Media Mystic
My name is Krisgina here is just a little bit about myself. I am a single mother of 5 Amazing children ages 5, 9, 14, 18 and 20. My current profession is as a Bachelors of Science Degree Registered Nurse. I currently work for an LTC facility as an MDS Coordinator. I have worked in LTC facilities for many years to improve the quality of care our elderly population receives. My 2 oldest children serve in the military, both army one a reserve and heading to college and one career military.
I have always had an interest in spirituality. My mother was somewhat psychic but would relay stories through a Christian mindset and my Aunt began taking me to church at a very young age. My Aunt was quite Zealous in her beliefs of which I did not agree but highly respected her for living her beliefs and her passion for doing so no matter what others thought.
So what brought me to this spiritual path? I have been very interested in psychic abilities, spirits and the beyond since I was 10 years old and have always been sensitive to energy and had the gift to be able to connect and have an intuitive nature. I have always been interested in ancient civilizations. Egyptian, Inca, Aztec, etc. I then began reading about Salem and witchcraft but was living in a very Christian environment so I shelved my interest until I was about 28 years old. I began to learn healing energy techniques and obtained my Reiki level one and two and went to an in-depth healing touch seminar conducted over several months in a convent that encouraged the use of pendulums to detect energy blockages. I then studied massage and essential oils, crystals and tarot cards. I had absolutely no idea of what to read or study. Therefore, I began with books on Reiki, energy healing and personal growth. I was going to massage therapy school and connected with an individual who called himself a “witch” and was highly intrigued and wanted to know what was being a “witch”? I participated in a simple Samhain ritual not understanding the profound impact, even at the time of participation, that it would have on shaping my spiritual journey. When he moved to California he left me two of Scott Cunningham’s books that began my journey. In 2012 I read the books and searched out a pagan meet up group where I met B’Aylana, Orin and Colleen. I participated with them in many public events until the meetup group resolved and then I moved to Greensburg, KS. I knew that COS was formed but did not apply until I felt I could make the commitment to drive 2 hours one way 2 Saturdays a month and then submitted my application in June 2016. I then was accepted and became a Dedicant Yule of 2016. This summer, I have since moved to Wichita and continue my spiritual journey with COS. I love my Coven family and hope that you continue your journey wherever it may lead.
Follow your heart to follow your path!!
My name is Jack Trades. I was born during the new moon in the solar ecliptic of Pisces ♓, I have been called an Eclectic, spouting from a past of many types of study. My rooting in Martial Arts lead me down a mystical path which expanded into a Wiccan solitary practice in my teens.
I am a proud father of a beautiful daughter. In my profession I have been a trades instructor for 16 years now, as well as a Martial Art instructor and a survivalist/ bushcrafter. I was introduced to the Circle of the Stag by Pronoia Candestra Godileive who was once a co-worker of mine.
I consider myself a student of life itself. My solitary research and practice lead me to the outer edges of this circle and now a member of the family within it.
I am Crystal. I became a Dedicant to the Circle of the Stag Yule 2017. While my mother’s family are Southern Baptist, I was never comfortable with any of the Christian stories or traditions. My Aunt, on my father’s side, had taught me Native American traditions as far back as I can remember. Mostly little things like crystals.
I married at 18, right out of high school, and moved from Arkansas to Louisiana. With my first computer I discovered a multitude of faiths and began looking into each, gathering bits & pieces to create my own patchwork style.
I am a collector (quasi-hoarder) of many things, but stories are my favorite. I love history! I want to know the story behind everything & the story that gave birth to that story: my own family genealogy, crystals, herbs, the Deities, everything.
I met B’Aylana, Colleen, Orin, Alisha & Krisgina at an event there were giving Tarot Readings. For the 1st time I realized I could be with others so I applied to the coven. Finally, I have found the comradery I didn’t even know I so badly needed.
I look forward to every meeting and event, more so the interchange with my coven-mates and the things I learn than anything.
Through all learning comes communication & through all communication comes learning!