Community Service

Coven Oldenwilde in service to our Asheville/Buncombe County/North Carolina/U.S./world community

Beltane Rite with a College Class

Queen Lady Passion and *Diuvei often host groups of college and university students who want to experience traditional Witchcraft. In this capacity Coven Oldenwilde hosted a circle for eight students from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and their professor … Continue reading
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Open letter to Lady Passion

Dear Queen Lady Passion, For 20 years of outdoor public Samhains, I was privileged to witness up close your always-astonishing versatility and skill reach new heights every October. I want to offer you in this open letter my thanks, praise, … Continue reading
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Police videotaping revealed

Actual police video of Samhain 1996 and activist video of police videotaping cannabis activists in Asheville City Council meeting, 1998, released here for the first time. See articles about our video release: Asheville Citizen-Times, “Wiccans release internal police video of … Continue reading
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Asheville Women Fight “Big Power” to Save a Foothills Wilderness

An article by *Diuvei (Steve Rasmussen) is the Verve Magazine cover story for October 2013: The Box Creek Brockoviches When electricity came to Brackett Town in 1948, the men who wired the church in the onetime gold-mining village near the … Continue reading
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Bele Chere 2013: Going Out With Style

For the third year in a row, Coven Oldenwilde manned a “beer bracelet” booth during Asheville’s annual street fair held on the last weekend in July. This year was heartrending since weeks before, City Council voted to discontinue the event … Continue reading
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Whistleblowers Unite!

by Lady Passion Recent near-daily T.V. news reports have revealed the extremes that the U.S. government is willing go to in order to demonize domestic whistle-blowers — those who act as oversight to benefit citizens by exposing an organization’s wrongdoing. … Continue reading
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Bele Chere 2012: The Rule of Two

Slideshow of Coven Oldenwilde’s wristband booth and volunteers at Bele Chere 2012. First time’s beginners’ luck; second time’s a challenge. That’s the “Rule of Two” we wrote about in The Goodly Spellbook, and our second year running a nonprofit wristband … Continue reading
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Bele Chere 2011

Good company! Bele Chere is the Southeast’s biggest annual street festival, and for the first time ever the city of Asheville invited us Witches to help out. On Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30, 2011, volunteers from Coven Oldenwilde … Continue reading
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