Order of the Dark Rose – The Order of the Dark Rose is an Eclectic Witchcraft Coven based in Murfreesboro, TN. 18+ and drama free! Please visit our website to see the next Seeker Event and join us!!
We welcome all Witches, Wiccans, and Pagans. We embrace creativity, and honor and support each other. We celebrate life, honor our ancestors, pay tribute to nature, and the bounty it provides to our life, as we show homage to the Gods during our rituals. It is our goal within The Order of the Dark Rose, to provide a safe, and enjoyable atmosphere in which we all can gather, learn, and celebrate together as we learn, work, and grow within the Craft. You can find out more on our website.
Nashville Heathens – We are a relatively new group. So far we just have the Facebook group, but it’s actively growing. We have had some events at Honeytree meadery in the past. Our goal in the community is to provide a safe space for Heathens from ALL walks of life to come and learn and honor the gods. Norse paganism and heathenry be a slippery slope, and we believe there are certain organizations in the wider Nashville community that are harmful to others because they exclude people based on their sexuality and race. As the group founders, we’ve been studying, actively with Lars Enoksen in Sweden, who has written over 30 books about runes, galdrs, the primordial ways of life in Scandinavia, etc. Our group aims to teach people, the runes, heathery magic, safe practices, and lore. Nashville Heathens is a safe place for people to be themselves and learn! Check us out on Facebook.
Crooked Crossroads Society – The Crooked Crossroads Society is an initiatory, oath, and blood-bound coven consisting of both initiates and other members. We believe in honor & service to our Ancestors, our community, and to one another. Primitive Witchery is a tradition rooted in animism that primarily involves working in cooperation with natural allies – plants, roots, bones, stones, and most importantly, our Ancestors, to affect change in the world around us. As we move with the earth, we walk a “crooked path,” neither solely left-hand nor right. It’s the admixture of several “Old World” practices (Scottish, Irish, & Scandinavian/Germanic) that were brought to America by our ancestors and adapted for the environment in the New World, combining those old European practices and Native American herbalism, along with Spiritism, into one cohesive spiritual tradition, incorporating all forms of American Folk Magic, such as Hoodoo/Rootwork, Appalachian (Granny) Magic, and Braucherei, plus divination, Otherworld journeying, homeopathy (folk medicine), kitchen witchery, hearth & home witchery, spirit communications, and practical “country” work into our practices. Our tradition is not for everyone, but it’s quite rewarding for the few who are called to the path. Check us out on Facebook.
Metro Nashville Office of Family Safety – The mission of the Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Office of Family Safety is to increase victim safety and offender accountability by providing vital crisis intervention services to victims of interpersonal violence while maintaining the emotional wellness of service providers. This Mission is accomplished in our court and community-based Family Safety Centers through client advocacy, training, outreach, multi-disciplinary teams, and Family Safety Center collaboration.
The Office of Family Safety was created as a response to recommendations from the Nashville-Davidson County Domestic Violence Safety and Accountability Assessment released in 2013 (read here: 2013 Assessment Report). The report indicated a lack of attention directed toward domestic violence in Davidson County. To address this deficiency, mayor Karl Dean initiated the creation of the Office of Family Safety in July 2015, which oversees two Family Safety Centers: the Jean Crowe Advocacy Center and the Family Safety Center.
The Family Safety Center, which opened in March 2019, serves anyone in Nashville who has experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse or human trafficking. A variety of organizations are co-located at the center so that people seeking support can access needed services in one place. You can find out more on our website.
Dragon Haven – Dragon Haven is a family-friendly, all-path inclusive pagan sanctuary. We offer a beautiful site for groups to gather, funerals, weddings, etc. We don’t charge for people to use the venue and have volunteers who are ordained in various paths that perform ceremonies without charge.
We get together every 6-7 weeks to have gatherings of a few hundred people to celebrate where we celebrate the wheel of the year. We have a teen program that encourages learning and service to our community. We also have a child’s tent with toys, and a fantastic program to provide age-appropriate learning about various holidays, as well as a kids’ craft.
Our gatherings usually run Thursday through Sunday and include a community potluck, bardic stories, rituals, drumming, and free workshops. We do have vending for our larger events. We have cleared campsites since our last visit to NPPD and offer those to people at no charge.
We are working on building dedicated features including a permanent pavilion and a shower house. We have a large open field, wooded areas, fish ponds, and a 60ft. monolithic-type circle for our rituals and socializing. This is a labor of love in order to provide a safe space for the community to grow. Visit our website for more information
Gnarled Oak Oasis, O.T.O. – The letters O.T.O. stand for Ordo Templi Orientis, the Order of Oriental Templars, or Order of the Temple of the East. O.T.O. is dedicated to the high purpose of securing the Liberty of the Individual and his or her advancement in Light, Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, and Power through Beauty, Courage, and Wit, on the Foundation of Universal Brotherhood.
Ordo Templi Orientis is the first of the great Old Æon orders to accept The Book of the Law, received by Aleister Crowley in 1904 EV. This book proclaims a New Æon in human thought, culture and religion. The Æon arises from a single supreme injunction: the Law of Thelema, which is Do what thou wilt.
We facilitate individual development and spiritual evolution by initiating into the rites of Mysteria Mystica Maxima (M∴M∴M∴), conducting the ceremonies of the Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica (E.G.C.), and through cultivating an environment of modern Thelemic thought. We also make it our goal to maintain a positive community presence and we invite seekers without regards to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual preference, or age. We provide opportunities for safe social networking, classes on related topics, and celebrations in observance of holy days. Visit our website for more information.