Hollow Hills Coven & Grove

an independent coven dedicated to teaching wicca and magic in hearth & home, coven & craft, tribe & tradition

   Mar 14

Our Focus

Hollow Hills Coven & Grove

To put it simply, the purpose of the Hollow Hills Coven & Grove is to explore and practice Wiccan beliefs and traditions, with a primary focus on the traditions of the Sky Stone Ring era and the Faery Faith. We accomplish this as a group of witches by supporting one another within the coven in our healing, growth, and aspirations.

Together, we hold Wiccan rituals on the Sabbats and Esbats and other special occasions in order to celebrate the seasons, work magick, recognize rites of passage, and honor the Goddess and God. As a Wiccan Coven in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul Minnesota, we Honor the Earth and all Her creatures as sacred. We are a practical group that works to heal and protect the environment within hearth and home, coven and craft, tribe and tradition, throughout our nation, and across the world.

Part of that is the work to teach Wiccan beliefs and traditional skills to members and students, and sisters and brothers in the Craft and those of kindred spiritual paths. Where appropriate, we also look for opportunities to educate the general public about Wicca.

Skystone Traditions: The Faery Ring Era

Jack Green has long been a student of the great stone rings found around the world and the cultures that built them. It is clear to Jack that many of the foundational structures of the Fairy Faith, British Traditional Wicca and Arthurian Mythos all stem from this deep, 3000 year long, cultural layer in British and Western European pre-history. Any pagan tradition that reveres to Old Stone Rings is a Skystone Tradition.

The Arthurian Mythos

It is a well-known historical and archeological fact that the Romans built a string of fortresses along the East Coast of Roman Britania to fight off Germanic raiders. They called this the ‘Saxon Shore’. When Rome left in 410 AD something kept off the Saxon raiders for one hundred and fifty years. Archeologists call this the ‘Arthurian Fact’. The Anglo-Saxons finally successfully invaded Britania and put it on the road to becoming England. So, after all that, is the classic Arthurian symbol of the Sword in the Stone Celtic or pre-Celtic? Come and find out!

The Faery Faith

Cultures all around the world have legends of otherworldly beings that have contact with humans from time to time. This coven get’s it’s name from their dwellings, known for centuries as the Hollow Hills. We take the Faeries very seriously, as did the Reverend Robert Kirk.

The Reverend Robert Kirk, Minister of the Parish of Aberfoyle, Stirling, Scotland, wrote in 1691:

“These Siths or Fairies they call Sleagh Maith or the Good People…are said to be of middle nature between Man and Angel, as were Daemons thought to be of old; of intelligent fluidous Spirits, and light changeable bodies (lyke those called Astral) somewhat of the nature of a condensed cloud, and best seen in twilight. These bodies be so pliable through the sublety of Spirits that agitate them, that they can make them appear or disappear at pleasure” – from The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies

Both our founders, Jenny & Jack Green, have had personal experiences with these otherworldly beings, and work with them as part of their dedication to Nature.

British Traditional Witchcraft & Wicca

Many people claim old Gerald Gardner “…made it all up in the 50s!” We will go back and discover whether Modern Wicca has any connection to Old Hwicca. It is an indisputable fact of history that from the Fall of the Roman Empire to well beyond the Norman Conquest of England there existed the mysterious province of the ‘Hwicce Country’ in Western Britain. Are the Old Hwiccaens connected to the Wicca Gardner talked about fifty years ago? Come and find out!

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