Hey. I’m Courtney.
Wiccan Priestess. Writer. Tarot Adviser. Metaphysical Teacher.
I believe in the deep magic that the modern world has forgotten – the inexplicable, the mystical, the beyond comprehension. My passion is making it more accessible to anyone who wants to learn.
I’ve been a practicing Witch since my teens, but if you want to know the truth, I’ve always been one.
I’m a published author, of Brigid: History, Mystery, and Magick of the Celtic Goddess; Tarot for One: The Art of Reading for Yourself and the forthcoming The Morrigan: Celtic Goddess of Magick and Might (Nov. 2019) and Hekate: Goddess of Witches (2021).
I’m also the creator of my very own Tarot deck – Tarot of the Boroughs, a contemporary photographic Tarot deck set in New York City.
I am available for Tarot readings by phone or Skype. I can also come to your party and read for your group! Please see my Tarot reading page for more information.
As I said, I have been a practicing Witch since my late teens. Wicca, known to many as “A Religion for Witches,” or “The Craft” is a nature-centered faith which accepts the Divine as a blessed mix of genders, not just a “guy in the sky with a big, white beard.” Wicca’s spiritual practices focus on aligning with the changing of the seasons, as well as the solar and lunar cycles.
A common creed spoken among Wiccans reads, “An Harm Ye None, Do What Thou Wilt.” While it it is impossible to live one’s life without causing some harm in some way (I had chicken at lunch, after all!), Wiccans believe in following one’s own personal path all the while respecting the paths of others and to do the best we can to live in harmony and balance with other living creatures and our Great Mother Earth.
While I dabbled with the Craft in my teens, on my twentieth birthday, I had a powerful awakening that encouraged me to reach out to a local Grove in my hometown of Portland, OR where I learned the basics of the Craft in a Celtic format with Greek influences.
After college, I moved to New York City to pursue a career in theatre. Just before I left, another powerful sign signaled to my High Priestess, Rev. Cyn deFay, that I ought to pursue Priestesshood. I joined Lady Cyn’s Cluan-Feart Mystery School, and received ordination as a Priestess of Pan from in 2005. Through the Mystery School, I learned “The Path of the Votary,” an intense format of training for would-be Priests and Priestesses, as well as the finite work of Men’s and Women’s Mysteries.
In 2005, I met Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone. Under these two, I have studied Trance Prophecy, chakra work, ecstatic ritual, and the philosophy of Progressive Witchcraft. In 2008, I received initiation as a Priestess of Brid from Janet and Gavin.
I believe Magick is present in all existence. It’s not something we must seek to find outside of ourselves, but rather unlock from within.
For more information on my work as a teacher, see my Classes and Appearances page!