North Western Circles Association (NWCA) knows that choosing a magical working group can be challenging and even unsettling. When we offer our energy to a group, we open our spirits to those around us. Our mission is to provide a listing of safe, vetted groups in the Sacramento area for newcomers to explore. When you contact a group recommended by NWCA, you know that we have personally met with the leaders and even shared ritual time with the participants of that group. If you see a group listed here, you know they have NWCA endorsement. We do not endorse all groups in the area or all groups that apply.
Do you want to submit your group for NWCA consideration? Please note that you must be an open group welcoming new members and work within commuting distance to the Sacramento, California area to apply. Fill out this form and a representative will contact you.
Family of the Goddess – Eclectic Paganism – meets once a month with some exceptions, Rancho Cordova, CA
Leaders: Wren Perucci and Tammy Smith
Leaders: Katrina & Eric Rasbold
Sierra Madrone Grove – ADF (Ár nDraíocht Féin) – meets each sabbat and other times, Sacramento, CA – Ár nDraíocht Féin (ADF) is an international organization devoted to creating a public tradition of Neopagan Druidry. Sierra Madrone Grove, founded in March 2004, is an ADF Grove that gathers to study Druidry and to celebrate the eight Neopagan High Days with a focus on the traditional Celtic and Norse pantheons. All of our eight rituals are open to the public and all but Fall Equinox include a potluck. We meet at other times, as well, for study and community, and we provide a number of services including house blessings, legal handfastings, funerals, etc. Contact us for more information.
Leadership: An elected Board of Directors, Current Senior Druid is Michael Riley, Sean Harbaugh is our priest and the Vice Arch Druid of ADF.
LightWeavers Academy – Various – meets for moon rituals and sabbats, Citrus Heights, CA.
Leaders: Susan, Langley, Evan Whitney Nance, and Liam Meader
Sacramento Heathen Fellowship – Various – The Sacramento Heathen Fellowship is a pan-Germanic Heathen collective focused on building a diverse and inclusive Heathen presence in the greater Sacramento area. Monthly meetings (and the occasional shared meal) bring together a variety of like-minded people to study and explore Norse, Anglo-Saxon, and other Germanic mythology, folklore, and runelore.
Leader: Robert Livingston
418 Lodge OTO – We are a community of men and women united in our pursuit of the knowledge and accomplishment of our “True Will”. True Will is defined as the one perfect and unique path for each individual. To this end, we regularly celebrate the Gnostic Mass, our central public ritual, and we conduct initiations into the various degrees of the OTO. We also sponsor classes and other opportunities for learning and fellowship among the initiates. http://418lodge.org/
Leader: (Voted – Lodge Leader change periodically)