Our mission is to represent and
expand the presence of the Covenant of the Goddess, in the state of
Florida, provide a sense of community, and encourage communication between
the various groups and individuals of our religion.
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First of all, what is Everglades Moon Local Council? It is a local
council of the Covenant of the Goddess (CoG) that serves all of Florida.* Local councils have been a part of CoG since its early days.
These were formed to provide a local presence for the organization and a way to facilitate community networking amongst Wiccans and Witches.
There are stories that a flamingo delivered Everglades Moon already
born, or that it sprung fully formed from a fifteen foot alligator.
While these might not be entirely ruled out, a different tale is told by
those who lived it.
Prior to Everglades Moon, Florida was included in Dogwood Local Council.
However, Dogwood was a huge council, covering Georgia, Alabama and
Florida, challenging the "local" in local council.
Everglades Moon Local Council was formed by a consensual hiving from
Dogwood Local Council, ratified by CoG's National Board during its July
14, 2002 meeting. In September, 2002 our delegates to CoG's annual
meeting received the affirmation of the whole membership and loads of
good feedback for a relatively smooth creation. We also reputedly made
a splash as our delegates made a name for Everglades Moon with the rest
of CoG by participating fully in the annual meeting, helping with
off-site runs for food and beverages, ensuring that the hot-tub didn't
get to be a lonely place to network and bringing some extra Florida
sunshine to the Tea Dance.
The CoG members of Florida deserve a huge amount of credit for
envisioning and tending the creation of our Local Council, as it was
truly a group effort. Here's who we started with, but please look
around the rest of the website to see what we're becoming!
Church of Iron Oak
& Canu Ardren Owens
Coven Lia Fail
Garden of the Faerie Faith
Moondrake Coven and Grove
Spiraling Heart Coven
Witch & Famous Coven
* CoG is a consensus-based group of Wiccan and Witchcraft groups and
solitaries formed on October 31, 1975, to foster and practice the
spiritual teachings of its member groups, to facilitate communication
between its member groups, to train clergy and to educate the public
about Wicca and Witchcraft. Since its formation, it has also taken an
active and prominent role in interfaith work. For more about CoG, see
the main CoG website at www.cog.org