Nemed Cuculatii is led by Raven and Ashleigh McSidhe, both of whom are Elders within the New England Covens of Traditionalist Witches. Married since 1981 (handfasted since 1984), they are parents of three adult children, all of whom have followed them into the Craft, returning a sense of “family tradition” to what was, in origin, an ancestral Tradition of Witchcraft.
While the Coven was originally established in California’s Central Valley in 1981 under the name “StarMist Cuveen”, we relocated to Washington state in 1987 and, in 1990, formally changed the name of the coven to Nemed Cuculatii, reflecting changes in our coven practice from a generalised Celtic semi-eclectic practice to exclusively that of the NECTW, as we re-connected with our parent Tradition.
We remain family-focused, and are family-oriented and small-group based.
When we accept new apprentices, it is only after an extensive period of “getting to know one another” and interactions with the larger community. If you are interested in working with us, you must be located in the Puget Sound region of Washington State, and be willing to travel to the Snoqualmie Valley for meetings and rituals. See the additional information on Working With Us and basic information about Nemed Cuculatii and the NECTW. [Nota bene: we are NOT currently accepting new students.]
We are often asked the significance of our name, and the robed figures shown prominently on our web pages. Our name (which is grammatically incorrect, we know) refers to several images from Celtic Europe, collectively known as the genii cucullatus. Follow this link for additional information on this iconography; as to the derivation of our name, we refer you to The Clannada na Gadelica article posted here. (Links are to archived pages in the event that the site goes off line.)
To contact us, see the information posted on the page “How to Contact Us.”