The group personality of Coven of the Tangled Pines would probably best be described as modern, practical, and no-nonsense. We value a straightforward approach that is spiritually-centered, and avoid a lot of the pomp and circumstance that can be found in many other groups. In fact, many of us have lovingly and jokingly adopted the slogan, "When in coven, be fucking real!"
Our path is about spirituality and a way of life. It isn't about fluff and fantasy. We're focused on a real world path for real world people. Our members bring to the table an eclectic mix of Pagan theological perspectives, and we find unity in the shared notions that all Gods are valid, and that the Divine can be found all around us.
Together, we follow a path that is a little bit wild, a little bit chaotic, and that incorporates everything from rural to urban perspectives. Though we may keep an eye to the past for inspiration, we approach our spirituality from a very modern and living place, and we seek to bring all of this into balance.
If there is anything that over a decade of history has taught us, it is that our future as a coven will always be evolving and re-shaping itself. While maintaining our primary focus of serving as a closely connected spiritual family for our members, we recognize and embrace the fact that our continued growth will be shaped by the voices and the passions of our members. This openness to evolution is part of what has sustained us up to this point, and we hope it is part of what will make us even stronger in the future.
Our future holds plans for actively seeking out new members of like mind, and for a new cycle of increased involvement in the public Pagan community. Moving forward, our goals are to continue to develop our unique group style, and our bond of membership, making a continued mark on the greater community.
Coven of the Tangled Pines was founded in the summer of 2006, and is lead by its founding High Priestess. Through our many evolutionary stages, we have always tried to make a positive impact on our local Pagan community. We have taken part in the birthing of three traditions, and multiple new covens. In the past, we have been actively involved in Nashville Pagan Pride Day, have hosted open meetups for the Pagan community, and have organized large scale workshops, open rituals, and Pagan community events.
In our recent past, Coven of the Tangled Pines has been putting a lot of its attention into the development of our tradition - Wild Thorn Hollow - and helping to continue its growth and development.