Patti first discovered contemporary Paganism in 1987, and has studied a number of different magical and occult systems, including Wicca. She got her first Tarot deck as a gift in 1988, and has been reading cards ever since. She is an initiated third-degree High Priestess, and is the founder of the Stone Circle tradition, a Neo-Celtic coven. Patti is an advanced-level Reiki practitioner, and is licensed Pagan clergy in the state of Ohio. She is also active in the planning of her local Pagan Pride Day. Her freelance work has appeared in a number of Pagan publications, including Gaea's Cauldron, Llewellyn's 2007 and 2008 Herbal Almanacs and 2012 Sabbat Almanac, and Pagan Parenting. Patti is the author of several books, including a middle-grade novel about teenage witches, Summer's Ashes (2007 Keene Publishing).
Patti Wigington has over twenty years of experience in studying modern Pagan belief systems. She works as an educator in the Pagan community, and in 2008, formed her own group, Clan of the Stone Circle.
Q: I'd really like to find Pagans in my area. Can you help me out?
A: Sure! Check out our Pagan Group Listings to search for people in your community.
Q: I'm new to Paganism. Tell me what I need to do to get started.
A: Start here, at our Info For Beginners page.
Q: I'd like to take private Wicca lessons from you. Can you teach me? I'll pay.
A: Sorry, but the whole point of this site is to share information with everyone. Thanks for asking, though.
Let's Get Social!
Still Have Questions?
Email Patti - she's pretty busy and gets hundreds of emails each week, but she'll try to get back to you. Keep in mind that due to volume, it is not possible for her to answer every question personally.
By Patti Wigington:
Want to Post My Articles On Your Website?
If you operate a small website or blog, and would like to share my articles with your readers at no charge, you may do the following: post the first one or two paragraphs of the article, followed by a link that says, "Read More", which must link to the original url of the article. Be sure to include the title of the article and name of the author (Patti Wigington). Please do not copy photos without asking for permission first.
To cite articles on this page for a report or paper, use the following attribution: "Patti Wigington, http://paganwiccan.about.com/[COMPLETE_URL]".
For other questions regarding reprints, email me.