|PAGAN RESOURCE DIRECTORY
for the Madison Area
Prepared by: Mimosa Books & Gifts
260 W. Gilman, Madison, 608/256-5432, mimosaspirit.com
and: Madison Area Pagan Pride Day
Websites & Online Classes
WitchVox publishes a spectrum of articles and informational essays, and also keeps local listings of pagan individuals and groups who want to get in touch with others.
Reformed Congregation of the Goddess has online course. This is a multi-tradition women’s path fostering “belief in female divinity and a commitment to positive spiritual practice.”
Witchschool.com: International online academy founded by the Correllian tradition, with a huge selection of courses, as well as opportunities for mentoring and group activities.
Related classes & schools:
Madison Area Pagan Pride Day A free one-day gathering open to everyone, with rituals, workshops, vendors, kids’ activities, food and more.
Pagan Spirit Gathering A regional midsummer gathering that features workshops, music and ritual for a week in the woods.
Groups, both In-person and Online
Elemental: a Madison group which offers local gatherings to the Pagan community that are open, affordable, and accessible to everyone. They host sabbats, rituals, workshops, discussions, and potlucks which anyone is welcome to join. Their Facebook group is Elemental in Madison, and their email is [email protected]
Madison Area Pagan Discussion Group: A group that meets monthly at a restaurant in Madison to chat, organized via Facebook.
Pagan Announcement List shares information, and announcements about events in Wisconsin, Illinois & Indiana (from what I’ve seen, mostly Illinois)
Circle Sanctuary: Wiccan church and nature preserve, with regular rituals, classes, workshops and many other activities. In Barneveld. They present an annual Winter Solstice celebration at the First Unitarian Society.
Sweetwood Temenos is an outdoor space set aside for ritual use by members. They also host events.
Reformed Congregation of the Goddess is a multi-tradition women’s path fostering “belief in female divinity and a commitment to positive spiritual practice,” with both online classes and in-person meetings.
CUUPS (Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans) is a group in many Unitarian churches that hosts events and meetings, including the First Unitarian Society in Madison.
Deeply Rooted Pagan Church, 7021 Bungaloo Road, Athens, WI 54411, 715/574-5288 715-613-7727
Ancient Mother Moon Lodge, 6020 Kristi Circle, Monona WI, 53716, 608-279-5225, Dianné Aldrich. This sacred space hosts classes, events, ecological projects, and a monthly moon lodge. It’s mostly a women’s space, but some events also welcome men.
Earth Traditions, Deerfield, IL, 847–456-4833, [email protected]. This group specializes in psychopomp training and services, though they hold other rites of passage as well. They describe themselves as a place where pagans go to connect.
Milwaukee Pagan Unity Council, facebook.com/milwpuc. This organization supports pagans in the Milwaukee area, promoting education and understanding among people of all paths. They support or host various get-togethers in the Milwaukee area, and post related events hosted by others on their Facebook page.
Retail: At Mimosa, we try to stock things most pagans use for their practices, but we don’t have everything. Check out these shops too:
Sovrinapparel.com: clothing with pagan themes, handpainted by Kayla Garland.
Poison Apple Printshop: Original designs in art, jewelry, altarpieces, clothing & patches.
Karner Blue Candle & Supply, 1915 Monroe St., Madison 53711, 608-258-2558.. Candle-making supplies & classes.
There are lots of great books out there. Here we’ll just list a few of the ones that have been especially helpful to us and our customers.
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions, by Joyce & River Higginbotham. A basic book for those exploring various traditions, whether they believe this is their path or just want to learn about it out of curiosity. Includes exercises.
Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner, Scott Cunningham. A classic for those practicing outside a coven.
Wicca for Beginners, Thea Sabin. A clear introduction to the basics of the Wiccan path.
Essential Asatru, Diana Paxson. An introduction to northern traditions.
Green Witchcraft, Ann Moura. This is a series of books focusing on folk magic, fairy lore, and connecting with nature.
A Witch Alone, Marian Green. An experiential guide to self-discovery via the pagan path.
The Spiral Dance, Starhawk. This classic was key to introducing the Goddess tradition to modern America, helping spark the birth of neopaganism.
Drawing Down the Moon, Margot Adler. Another classic, focusing on the history of the neopagan movement.
Spero Publishing, a local publisher, produces “A Child’s Eye View” series on a number of topics that give a great overview for adults, teens and older children. Topics covered include Wicca, Heathenry, Irish Paganism, Fairy Faith, and Druidism. These books are compact and inexpensive.
Circle Magazine: A publication of Circle Sanctuary, with articles centered around a quarterly theme.