I don’t know about elsewhere in the world, but here in England there are probably more Solitaries than there are Covens. Covens tend to be selective and secretive and they are very difficult to find – especially here in the rural south.
Yes I know; with so many sites such as Tintagel, Stonehenge, Glastonbury Tor, The Cerne Giant, Belas Knap and stone circles everywhere you might think it were easy to stumble across a Coven, but they’re more elusive than saffron.
There are probably hundreds of Pagan social groups for knitting, sewing, pickling etc. but not where I live that I’m aware of. I know of one other Solitary living near me and I have never spoken to her (when I saw her she was gathering rowan berries and I didn’t want to disturb her while she was Working).
With that said, Pagans like to meet fellow Pagans to learn and share and make friends. Some may join together and form Covens, others are happy to remain Solitary but to have Pagan friends to contact when advice is needed (I am one such Solitary).
A gentleman by the name of Paul was thinking about the isolation that some of us feel one day. He created a community and advertised it on Facebook – which is how I stumbled across Pagan Friends.
Paul has had more success with this than he thought he would; I am not sure how many members there are now but the numbers are climbing steadily. I have met some wonderful people, and there is even a community for my area (The Essex Chapter). I have now come into contact with quite a number of Essex-based Witches and other groups are springing up all the time.
Paul was very happy with my offer to publicise his venture, and he would love more members to come and say hello – as would I. You can find me there as RoseBlossom4 and I would love to chat to you there.
Disclaimer: I have not been paid to promote this site, and actually offered to do so of my own volition.