The Fellowship of the Ancient White Stag (FAWS) is a Wiccan coven based in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.
FAWS is the sixth coven of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel tradition.
It is the mission of the Assembly as well as FAWS to foster an environment of great learning, spiritual evolution, and celebration through the Sabbats and ritual, as well as the support and understanding one can receive from peers.
Our emphasis is on self-development and connection with deity through guided meditations, pathworkings and embodiment of the divine. We follow a code of ethics, which includes the Wiccan Rede, a willingness to teach others, and the importance of honoring the Earth and its inhabitants. Our particular coven is also devoted to service to the community, to the land, and to the Divine.
The Divine is acknowledged by many names and cultures, and all of them are honored in our circle. Though we work with deities from a wide array of pantheons, FAWS primarily honors the Celtic pantheon. We include the teachings of the Eastern and Western traditions such as Qabala, astrology, meditation, Shamanic journeying, divination, chant, and more.
Most FAWS rituals and classes are open to the public.
Get to know the leaders of FAWS.
Learn about FAWS membership.
The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel (ASW) is a legally recognized Wiccan non-profit religious organization based in the Mid-Atlantic region. The Assembly was founded in 1984 by a unique group of individuals who came together from their own spiritual paths to form a group of great diversity and openness of spirit to learning and faith. The Sacred Wheel is a series of covens within 12 Zodiacal circles, which form a larger single unit. Learn more about the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel.