T. Thorn Coyle

T. Thorn Coyle

T. Thorn Coyle is a San Francisco-based author and teacher in the Feri Tradition. She also teaches in the Reclaiming tradition.

Coyle is author of "Evolutionary Witchcraft", published by Tarcher/Penguin, 2004. The book offers exercises and meditations from the Feri Tradition as tools for personal growth and empowerment. She has also recorded two Pagan rock CDs, "Face of a New Day" and "Give us a Kiss!", as well as an instructional DVD, "Devotional Dance".


Thorn Coyle was born September 24, 1965 and was raised Catholic in Whittier, California. She first learned of paganism when she was 13, and later had her first training as a witch when she went to college at 16. She dropped out of college at age 18 and moved to San Francisco. She studied in the Feri tradition of witchcraft with Cora and Victor Anderson and has also studied in the Sufi and Gurdjieff traditions. She cites the punk and anarchist movements as important influences.Coyle, T. Thorn. Interview. "Thorn." "Modern Pagans: An Investigation of Contemporary Pagan Practices." By John Sulak and V. Vale. San Francisco: RE/Search Publications, 2002. 62-69.]


Thorn Coyle has many tattoos, and wrote this of them in 1997: "Tattoos are spiritual markers for me. When I started getting them ten years ago, it came from a need to have rites of passage that included spiritual reminders and physical markers. All my tattoos have a spiritual meaning to me, and layers of meaning that shift over time." [Coyle, Thorn. "Thorn." "Women Called to the Path of Rumi." ed. Shakina Reinhertz. Prescott, AZ: Hohm Press, 1997. 165.]


Further reading

* Coyle, T. Thorn. "Evolutionary Witchcraft." New York : J.P. Tarcher/Penguin, c2004.

External links

*http://www.thorncoyle.com - classes, writings, travel schedule, and more
*http://www.reclaimingquarterly.org - website includes writings and music by T. Thorn Coyle
*Audio recording of interview with Thorn Coyle by Al Billings at [http://www.extemplo.org/ Ex Templo: Out of the Temple] , July-August 2007: [http://www.extemplo.org/?p=10 Part 1] , [http://www.extemplo.org/?p=11 Part 2] , [http://www.extemplo.org/?p=12 Part 3]

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