About

The Circle of Stag is a coven of the Spiral Tree Tradition.

We are based in Wichita, Kansas, founded July 2014. Our roots are Alexandrian and we primarily worship in a British Traditional style, but we also draw inspiration from the Anderson Feri tradition, the experience and the unique talents our coven-mates, and allow Divine inspiration and spontaneity to play a large part in our ceremonies.

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.


Members Bio


baylana

 

HPS B’Aylana F.G.

Greetings!

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 feint 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.

Blessings!
B’Aylana
HPS & Coven Head of the Circle of the Stag


 

Colleen at Open Samhain 2018

Second Degree Priestess, Colleen

Merry Meet!

I’m Colleen, assistant coven head of Circle of the Stag and also your friendly web mistress.  I am originally from Massachusetts but Moved to Kansas 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 Witchcraft’s 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 you stay at our small humble website enjoyable!

Colleen Judge
Assistant coven head
Web mistress extraordinaire


Orin Hart Bio PictureFirst 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 bellydance 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 Pan sexual. 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!!

Merry Part!
Orin Hart Queer Pan Warlock
Summoner of the Circle of the Stag
Social Media Mystic


Dedicant, Alisha (Uh-lih-sha)

Welcome Sisters and Brothers!

My name is Alisha. I am a recent dedicant of the Circle of the Stag, though I have been following the Wiccan path since my late high school years. I’m nearly thirty years old now, and have zero regrets about leaving the church I was raised in to follow the footsteps of the Goddess. There were a lot of factors that led to me deciding to explore other spiritual paths, but the main two were the acceptance Wicca shows to other religions and its acceptance of LGBTQIA individuals. My wife is very supportive of my path and has attended many of the coven’s public events.

I personally believe in the scientific method. Make a hypothesis, test it, record your findings, repeat. I am very logically minded. If you tell me that rose quartz brings love into your life, I need to know the mythology behind it and the reasons. Beyond the fact that it’s pink. Science will always be the easiest way in my mind to prove or disprove something, but I recognized in myself a need for spirituality. I needed to believe that there was something beyond death besides the physical decay of the body. Wicca appealed to me because of the history behind it. So many aspects of modern Christianity have been taken from mythologies and traditions from the ancient world. Why not cut out the middle man? I think I can sum it up in the words of my favorite quote, “Don’t laugh at us for worshiping nature. We can prove it exists.”

I am excited to hear your stories, and learn why you have chosen the path you’re on.

Blessed be!

Alisha
Dedicant
Social Media Mystic