Blackberry Circle is a Pagan group located in Conroe, Texas. We celebrate the Turning of the Wheel by offering open rituals for those who follow the Pagan paths, but we focus on the Wiccan spirituality.
We currently have seven acres of land in Conroe that we are developing for ritual uses. On March 20, 2007 we received our non-profit corporation status from the state of Texas making us an official Pagan church. We are now working to eventually obtain our federal 501(c)(3) status.
Below are some of our founding members, coven members and clergy with a little information about them:
Jon "Athrawon" Edens
Jon has been practicing since 1984 and is considered an Elder in the Houston Pagan community. He has taught classes in the Houston area and around Texas much of that time has has been the High Priest of several covens over the years. He has lectured various groups including writer groups, teachers, emergency workers and public officials as to the true belief and practices of Paganism, Wicca and Witchcraft. He is also a director of The Pagan Online Campus which provides free, online education for those seeking to further their knowledge of Pagan and metaphysical practices. He is considered "official" clergy according to the bylaws of Blackberry Circle and is able to perform various Rites of Passage such as handfastings, funerary rites, Wiccanings, et cetera. Jon is also a founding member of Blackberry Circle.
Terri has been practicing for more than 15 years and has recently began teaching classes in Wicca, Sabbats, and magick as well as leading public rituals outside of Blackberry Circle. She is the leading force behind Blackberry Circle with new ideas and approaches to public events. Terri is a founding member of Blackberry Circle.
Ben, just Ben
Ben started attending Blackberry Circle events back in the day... You know, Saturday (16 December 2006). Through diligent work and study he was finally initiated and brought into the coven on 17 November 2012. Because of his background he is able to call forth the quarter elements effectively through his loud, commanding voice.
If you attend any Blackberry Circle events you may also see various imps and ogres running around helping out. These would be our students and while they are not members of the Blackberry Circle coven, they are very important to us and help out in many ways. We only ask that you please do not feed them as they will probably follow you home.