Nemed Cuculatii is a coven within the New England Covens of Traditionalist Witches (NECTW). This coven is led by Raven and Ashleigh McSidhe, who are recognized as Elders within the NECTW. They have been married since 1981 (handfasted since 1984) and have three adult children who have also followed them into the Craft, creating a sense of “family tradition” within their practice.
The coven, originally established in California’s Central Valley in 1981 under the name “StarMist Cuveen,” later relocated to Washington state in 1987. In 1990, they formally changed the name of the coven to Nemed Cuculatii, reflecting a shift in their practice from a general Celtic semi-eclectic approach to exclusively following the NECTW tradition, which is deeply rooted in traditional witchcraft.
Nemed Cuculatii is known for its family-focused and small-group-based approach to witchcraft. When they accept new apprentices, it is only after an extensive period of getting to know one another and interactions with the larger community. They require interested individuals to be located in the Puget Sound region of Washington State and be willing to travel to the Snoqualmie Valley for meetings and rituals.
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) “Nemed Cuculatii” is derived from Celtic imagery known as the genii cucullatus, which is associated with protective entities often depicted as three hooded figures. 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.”
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