The Jolean Tradition was founded in Los Angles, CA in 1981, by Lady Teara Wolfrose. It was a culmination of her studies and teachings within several different traditions of Wiccan and Witchcraft. The Jolean tradition was also been brought to Washington State, with Coven and Grove founded, and to Orlando, Florida in 1995.
The tradition itself as handed down by Lady Teara is an amalgam of the Welsh and Irish Celtic, Gardnerian and 1734 traditions, with the traditions of the Tuatha de Danaan added into the Inner Court.
The High Priestess Nyt, also merged into the tradition teachings from her own studies in Welsh Celtic, Alexandrian, Draconian, and Ceremonial Magick. As with any tradition, growth of tradition is imperative, lest it stagnates. With the merging of the Jolian tradition and Nyt's teachings together with High Priest Lord Onyx The Blackthorn Tradition was founded.
The focus of the Blackthorn Tradition is on honoring and venerating the divine, seeking personal growth; mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and dynamically through our studies, and the expression of our work. Our ritual and magickal work is expressed through both the systems of low and high magick. Ceremonial Magick being taught later in Coven training.
In working for the community, The Wild Blackthorn has also been active in environmental issues, leaving the extent of the involvement up to the individual. Men's and Women's Mystery groups, as well as All festivals of the Wheel of the Year, are open to the community at large and members are active in the construction and set up of ritual celebration.
High Priestess and Founder Nyt leads the Orlando, Florida branch of the Blackthorn Tradition. Lady Eseme leads The Spiral Ash, Bethel, Connecticut. Eyeris is currently teaching in our Blackthorn Academy. The Priestess as well as any other members of The Wild Blackthorn, are available to discuss any questions a person interested in the Grove, may have.