Kore Peaceweaver is a graduate of NYC Academy of Pagan Studies, ordained Reverend of the Wiccan Family Temple (NYC) and HPS/founder of the Wiccan Family Temple of San Francisco. She also serves on the WFT Board of Council.
I was drawn to Wicca because of it’s reverance for both the male & female divinity within the universe. It also encompases my beliefs in Astrology, divination and the spirit world. I practiced as a Solitary for about 3 years, yet I needed more focused study, and pointed answers to my philosophical & practical questions. This is what brought me to the Wiccan Family Temple, where I have enjoyed my study.
I was born into a Jewish household, but never truly embraced the religion. As a child I was always interested in spiritual pursuits and used to pretend I had magical powers, and was even drawn into being a stage magician. In fact, Harry Houdini was an idol of mine. I first discovered the occult and true magickal things when I was in Junior High School and High School. After going to college, I discovered witchcraft. After being in the Chasidic world and orthodox Jewry for about 10 years, I started to yearn for true magickal things again. This was 7 years ago.
I then met my present husband, who has been my rock and support. Through him I was able to discover where I truly belonged. I found Raymond Buckland’s book and did some learning with that, but found I didn’t learn very much. My next discovery was Witchschool.com and where I learned even more. I became solitary for a while and felt I needed to join a coven. I discovered one nearby me in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and worshiped with them for just over a year. While with them, I met my best friend Rose. Approximately 1 year later my friend Rose introduced me to the Wiccan FamilyTemple, which is where I am today. I have plans on continuing my learning and worshipping with them, and eventually becoming an elder with the temple and taking my knowledge and learning into the future. Becoming ordained and performing marriages and such.
I began practicing witchcraft & Wicca at the age of 12, and have always held a deep interest in learning about different religions, science, magic, and attaining personal fulfillment. After practicing solitary for years, I felt a strong and sudden pull to practice and study with other like-minded individuals, and made a commitment to myself to draw to me those who could help on this deeper, more concentrated journey of knowledge. My ideology is extremely eclectic and I draw on not only wiccan paths, but on the studies, beliefs, theories, and knowledge of other religions and paths. After my year and a day studying with the Wiccan Family Temple, I am deeply thankful to Starr, Athena, Luna, and all of the witches I’ve come to know and love for their wisdom.