About High Priestess Lady Gwen

Lady Gwen Gardner

Gwen Gardner is the High Priestess of the Garden of the Crescent Moon Coven in Kalispell, Montana.











Gwen Gardner discovered Witchcraft through a college course in
1988 and studied with the Sylvan Grove in Seattle in 1993-94. She became a solitary practitioner for several years and attended numerous open Sabbats, Circles and Festivals throughout the northwest.

When she moved to Montana in 2001, Gwen began her formal Craft studies and became a Third Degree High Priestess in the Fellowship of the Elder Path Tradition in 2006.
 
Lady Gwen has taught First, Second and Third Degree classes in the Correllian Nativist Tradition of Wicca, which the Garden of the Crescent Moon Coven uses as their primary training format. She also teaches many informal Introductory type classes for the community as well as more advanced classes for those with training. 
Lady Gwen is extremely interested in the Norse Pantheon and has been studying the Mythology of the Norse as well as the use of the Runes for many years. Through reading the Prose and Poetic Edda's and the Saga's as well as the works of many leading Asatru and Norse Studies writers including Kveldulf Gundarsson, Freya Aswynn, Patricia Layfayllve, Diana Paxson and Maria Kvilhaug she has been exposed to a variety of beliefs, insights and practices of those who follow this Path.  Lady Gwen started practicing Seidth in 2018 and is working on developing her talents in this area (Journey Working and Galdr or Rune Singing in particular). She has also developed her own system of reading the Runes, concentrating on the Elder Futhark and does offer Rune Readings in person or online/phone.  Gwen uses a lot of Norse and Celtic influences in her Rituals and Spellwork. 

Gwen also studied Ceremonial Magick for three years using material from The Golden Dawn by Israel Regardie as well as Christopher Penzack, Donald Michael Kraig, David Rankin and Sorita d'Este's works. She incorporates some of the material learned from these works into her classes.  

Gwen has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Boise State University, a Bachelor's Degree in Wiccan
Ministry from the Woolston-Steen Theological Seminary and has taken the Master's Degree Courses from the Seminary in Interfaith Ministry. 
She enjoys gardening, walking in the woods with her dogs, reading, singing and teaching.

About High Priest Shawn Forsyth

Lord Shawn Forsyth 

Shawn Forsyth is the High Priest of the Garden of the Crescent Moon Coven in Kalispell, Montana.












Shawn was born in 1967 and has always had an interest in all things mysterious and occult. He first became interested in Pagan religions after seeing the word “Druid” for the first time in 1979 in a Dungeons and Dragons manual. Though his interest in D&D faded within a year, his interest in various Pagan paths continued.


Shawn has completed the Bard studies of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD), is a Third Degree High Priest in the Fellowship of the Elder Path and the Founding Priest of the Garden of the Crescent Moon Coven.


Shawn is an avid Sci-Fi reader and doesn’t consider it a good story unless it’s over 1500 pages and/or spans several books (the longer the better). He is a professional cook, a hobby gardener and a collector of all things copper. Shawn currently lives in northwest Montana with a reformed feral cat named Mumford.

About Priestess Luna Blue

Lady Luna Blue
is a Second Degree Priestess in the Garden of the Crescent Moon Coven in Kalispell, Montana.
I am Lady Luna Blue.  I'm a first year priestess in the Garden of the Crescent Moon (GCMC), having completed first year studies in October of 2014.  I had a very strict religious upbringing with my grandma in Belgium, where I was born. Ever since she passed when I was just 10 years old, I have been looking for answers. Wicca has been calling to me for many years, and in September of 2013 at Pagan Pride Day in Kalispell, I met the Coven, High Priestess Gwen and High Priest Shawn. I felt an immediate "coming home " and joined the classes.
I am a nurse by profession, and healing and caring is in my nature. I have a deep love for all creatures and nature. I look forward to furthering my studies and integrating what I learn in my practice and in my Craft. Merry Meet!
Update: Lady Luna Blue is finishing up her Second Degree studies as of the Fall of 2018 and will be elevated sometime this Fall/Winter to a Second Degree Witch. 

About Priest Todd Kintz

Lord Todd Kintz
Lord Todd Kintz is a Third Degree Priest of The Circle of the Phoenix Rising in Billings, Montana, the sister coven of the Garden of the Crescent Moon Coven in Kalispell, Montana.

Todd Kintz grew up in Glendive, MT with a life long interest in esoteric things. His first paranormal experience was at 3 years old when he saw a ghost in his bedroom. In 1999 a friend introduced him to Wicca and he decided to dedicate his life to this Path. At Mabon 2014 he was Elevated to Third Degree Priesthood in the Garden of the Crescent Moon Coven and in 2017 he became an accredited Medium through the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment in Montgomery Co., New York.


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About Lady Peggy 

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About Lord Gwydion

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About Lady Mallory 

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About the Correllian Nativist Tradition

The Correllian Nativist Tradition is based upon the teachings of members of the High-Correll family. The High-Correll family are descended from a line of Cherokee Didanvwisgi who intermarried with a line of Scottish Traditional Witches, whose descendants were further influenced by Aradian Witchcraft and by the Spiritualist Church.

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