The Church of the Eternal Circle is a Celtic Fellowship, located at 180 Main St in New Paltz, NY, behind The Awareness Shop. We follow The Stewart Tradition, which is steeped in the Welsh Mysteries, and honor the Celtic Lunar Zodiac.
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We offer a welcoming, safe, and sacred space for community to gather, honor and celebrate our Holy Days. Typically, we hold 4 -5 gatherings per month.
We also provide pastoral services and rites of passage for the members of our congregation.
We seek to educate, inspire and involve our community in order to promote spiritual growth and preserve the Craft of the Wise.
For over 20 years we have held teaching circles for the Sabbats and many of the Esbats. Our gatherings honor a Celtic Pantheon.
In March, 2008, our Circle was officially recognized as a church in New York State and has since gone on to achieve Federal recognition by attaining 501[c](3) status.
Our membership is growing all the time and we would love to welcome you into our circle. Whether you are a ‘crusty old witch’, a solitary looking for a group, or are completely new to the path, we invite you to join our gatherings and share in our magickal energy.
As preservers of the path, we are dedicated to growing our Priesthood from within our congregation through many years of dedication and handwork.
As a non-profit organization, we are entirely dependent upon charitable support. Please help keep our church growing by making a donation, it doesn’t matter how small, every dollar helps – Thank you!
Board of Directors & Our Founders:
Lisa Stewart is the founder of the Stewart tradition and HPS of the CEC. She is considered a knowledgeable craft elder and has taught classes and workshops on over 30 different esoteric subjects both in the US and internationally.
She opened the Awareness Shop in 1993. In addition to being the Shop’s owner for over 25 years, she is a working psychic, singer/songwriter and author (recently published by Llewellyn Worldwide), who has dedicated her life to The Craft of The Wise. As well as those listed above, Lisa also holds many more responsibilities in the business, including buyer, marketer, merchandiser, bookkeeper, scheduler and social media oversight. As President of the Church’s Board of Directors, she also manages the day to day operation of the Fellowship.
Lisa is co-author of Simply Wicca , published by Llewellyn Worldwide. https://www.llewellyn.com/product.php?ean=9780738762043
Anton Stewart is the co-founder of the Stewart Tradition and the High Priest of the Church of the Eternal Circle. He came to the Craft in 1998 and has served as a Brenin (High Priest/Clergy) since 2004.
A practicing Psychic, Healer and Spiritual Counselor, Anton is intimately involved in the day to day operations of the Church and The Awareness Shop.
He serves as Chief Technical Officer and Accountant for both organizations.
Anton is a musician, songwriter and author with a deep love of nature. He considers his life to be immeasurably enriched by serving the Fellowship’s community and Craft of the Wise.
Anton is co-author of Simply Wicca, published by Llewellyn Worldwide. https://www.llewellyn.com/product.php?ean=9780738762043
Avalon Dawn is a psychic tarot reader, spiritual counselor, and practicing Reiki Master-Teacher. She has been with the Church of the Eternal Circle since 2009, is a Brenin (Priestess/Clergy), and serves on the Church’s Board of Directors.
She is a certified Crystal Energy Clinician and is skilled in many forms of divination; believing that the signs are all around us, if we have the eyes to see. As a mother, friend, student, and teacher, an Aquarian, an animal and nature lover, and a believer in Magick, Priestess Avalon understands the importance of community and the meaning of the phrase “Love is the Law”.
Dr. Davis Sprague has been a long-term supporter of the Awareness Shop community, its circles and classes from the time before the Church of the Eternal Circle was officially founded.
He was one of the original circle drummers for many years and in 2004 began teaching classes.
He has a history of work in ceremonial magick, chaos magick and western qabalah groups, as well as a western mystery tradition, and reclaiming tradition witchcraft.
Davis has worked as a healer and is a Reiki master. Currently, he is a Brenin (Priest/Clergy) in the CEC, serves on our Board of Directors and continues to teach and officiate at circles for the Church.
Carol Ebel has been an integral part of the CEC community since 2005 and has served on the Church’s Board of Directors since 2010. As a Brenin (Priestess/Clergy), she has led over 100 rituals and participated in hundreds more. Carol serves in the capacity of Official Scribe, aka Secretary. She is a well-respected elder in the craft and continues to be a much-needed source of counsel and voice of reason.
List of Instructors for Classes and Workshops:
The Awareness Shop and Church of the Eternal Circle have hosted guest speakers and presenters for over 25 years. Lisa and Anton have come to know many, many people with diverse knowledge and skill sets, including
authors, herbalists, farmers, druids, language teachers, astrologer/ astronomers, healers, weavers, chefs, conservationists, craft elders, Celtic Reconstructionists, artisans, actors and directors, they are also very blessed with a large spiritual community of volunteers and people willing to give of themselves to educate and support others.
Lisa & Anton Stewart http://www.awarenessshop.com
Kristoffer Hughes – Druid, Author and Native Welsh Speaker
As an aside https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwssniF-wPY
Jhennah Telyndru – Founder of the Avalonian Sisterhood, Academic Dean of the Avalonian Thealogical Seminary and Author
Ellen Evert Hopman – Herbalist and Author
Haylana Shepko – Shawngunk Ridge Farm – Herbalist, Weaver and Artisan
Star Douglas – Artist, Cob House builder, Gardener, Potter Bee Keeper and Naturalist
Joe Laudati – Sculptor and Author
Priestess Avalon – Reiki Master Teacher
Dr. Davis Sprague – Craft of the Wise Educator and Craft Artisan