Thorn Mooney - A Featured Presenter with HexFest 2019
August 9 to 11, 2019 at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel Presented by Brian Cain, Christian Day, and the Witches of New Orleans

Thorn Mooney

Workshops for 2019

Keeping a Magical Book
Saturday, Aug 10, 10:45am
St Ann Cottage 2 [map]

Talking Traditional Witchcraft
Saturday, Aug 10, 5:00pm
St Mary Salon 1 [map]

The Magic of Jazz and Blues Multimedia
Sunday, Aug 11, 1:30pm
St Joseph Salon [map]

Panel Discussion
Stepping Away from the Circle: Sacred Sabbaticals for Sanity

Sunday, Aug 11, 5:00pm
St Mary Salon 2 [map]

Multimedia = Multipedia Workshop

Full Schedule

Thorn Mooney is the high priestess of Foxfire Coven, in the Gardnerian tradition of Wicca. Active in witchcraft and Pagan communities since the late nineties, Thorn takes a scholarly approach to her practice of the Craft. With graduate degrees in religious studies and English literature, Thorn has spent her career teaching religious history, critical theory, literature, and writing to students of all ages, at both the university and grade school level. She is interested in how witchcraft communities construct authenticity, establish boundaries, and interact with other traditions in an increasingly diverse religious landscape, particularly in the American South. She runs a popular YouTube channel and is an active blogger. Her publications include Traditional Wicca: A Seekers Guide, with more in the works. Thorn’s work has appeared in Witches & Pagans Magazine, on Patheos Pagan, and in assorted Llewellyn annuals. Visit her at and follow her on Instagram @thornthewitch.

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