about the coven of leaves

Despite Gardnerian Wicca's reputation for rigidity, we affirm that we are orthopraxic rather than orthodoxic, focusing on the practice and ethical use of the Craft itself, rather prescribing a specific belief system or lifestyle. We teach the mysteries of the Craft 
in phases, as the knowledge is earned, to be observed at rituals and otherwise appropriated into individual practice.

Our members have diverse ages and backgrounds, ranging from long-standing pillars of the local Pagan community to novices with little background in witchcraft at all. All that is required of a seeker to The Coven of Leaves is a curious mind, a willingness to learn, and a sincere heart.

We currently serve the community with both an Inner and Outer Court, in addition to providing pastoral counseling and performing rites for hand-fastings, weddings, funerals, and other occasions.


Coven of Leaves is a Gardnerian coven operating in Western North Carolina, and we adhere to the tradition as passed to us by our Long Island elders, and are open to individuals of all ages, races, sexual orientations, identities, and backgrounds. We are accepting long distance students. Interested seekers may apply by filling out the application below, followed by sending a hand written letter of introduction and intent to Mortellus via the provided address.

For information regarding vouches, credentials, and Gardnerian lineage for The Coven of Leaves and other area groups, please reach out through the contact link below.

To Apply, please fill out our application, followed by sending a hand written letter to Mortellus.


Seeker letters may be sent to:


2143 Wooddale Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125-2989

For questions, comments, requests for magic, or to request an officiant for rites of passage such as funerals or hand-fastings, please reach out via the contact form and someone will be in touch with you shortly.

  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Facebook

Thanks for submitting!