Community Resources

Greater Chicagoland Pagan Pride wants to be a resource year round for people to find groups, shops, clergy, and information.

 

Local Shops:

 

Alchemy Arts

Address: 1203 W Bryn Mawr Ave Chicago, Illinois
Contact:(773)769-4970
About: Chicago’s most complete occult bookstore!

Crystal Earth Rock Shop:

Address: 1125 S. Main st. Unit J, Lombard, IL 60148
Contact: crystalearthrockshop@yahoo.com
Website: www.CrystalEarthRockShop.com
About: We are a genuine rock shop, with over 100 different types of stones available for purchase every day. Our owners mine for our supply of Clear Quartz in Arkansas, which means theres always a big supply of clusters and points to look through. We also have fossils, books, candles, incense, jewelry and many more things to keep you looking for hours!

Elevated Delights:

Address: 1701 Quincy Ave #30 Naperville Il 60540
Contact: elevated.delights@gmail.com    630.717.4569
Website: www.elevateddelights.com
About: We are an Intuitive Arts Training Center. We host speakers, parties, Authors and classes of the metaphysical, spiritual & paranormal Kind. We also have Tarot, Psychic Medium, Intuitive, Reiki, Cranial Sacral, Vortex, advisers available for appt or walk in! We also are available for parties! We also host a Paranormal Metaphysical Spiritua radio show called A Gang of Girls on Monday Night 8pm Live and we are always looking for guests and sponsors, this is the website – http://spiritual.247thestream.com/

Life Force Arts Center:

Address: 1609 W Belmont Ave Chicago, Illinois
Contact: (773)327-7224
Website: http://www.lifeforcearts.org/
About: The mission of Life Force Arts Foundation (LFA) is to advance the field of spiritual art through artistically excellent exhibits, events and publications that explore the art-spirituality connection. We focus on the arts as a common ground of human expression, where artists and audiences of diverse spiritual traditions can honor each other, and share their personal and collective experiences of the spiritual aspect of life through the arts.The Foundation operates Life Force Arts Center (LFAC), Chicago’s spiritual art gallery and performance space, which presents artistically excellent, spiritually based visual art exhibits, dance, theater and music performances, author book signings and workshops with artists who are experts in spiritual artmaking.

Oakmoon Crafts:

Address: 356 Sherwood Ct Bolingbrook, Illinois
Contact:  Oakmooncoen@comcast.net
Website: http://thespiralofoblivion.com/OakmoonCrafts/index.html
About: We create a variety of embroidered textiles and craft items. We can also be found on face book at : https://www.facebook.com/OakmoonCrafts

Occult Bookstore:

Address: 1164 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, Illinois
Contact: (773)292-0995
Webiste: http://occultbookstore.com/
About: We’ve made it our mission to immerse ourselves in the study and practical applications of metaphysics and occult practices.Our specialty lies in Rare / Antique Artifacts (inc. books, tribal fetishes, relics, occult art, ancient rites, and living stones).Each of us at the Occult Bookstore is a skilled practitioner of the spiritual arts and are a pan-traditional team focused on preserving ancient wisdom.

Witchy Wearables:

Address: 15530 Cicero Ave Oak Forest, Illinois
Contact: (708)687-1333
Website: http://www.witchywearablesonline.com/
About: Fully stocked Metaphysical Pagan Shop! We offer classes in such topics as Tarot, Reiki, Wicca, Spell classes, stone classes, Scrying, Dragon Magick, Voodoo, Hoodoo, Ancestor Worship, Fairy Lore, Goddess and God Studies, angels and much, much more! WE HAVE A PSYCHIC FAIRE ONCE A MONTH USUALLY ON THE 2ND WEEKEND OF THE MONTH NEW! Psychic Faire rates are only $1.00 a minute!

Artisan Stores:

 

 

Groups/Covens/Organizations:

Center for the Elemental Spirit:

Location: Chicago, IL
Contact: mcouch.meetup@gmail.com
Webiste: http://www.meetup.com/ElementalSpirit/
About: What we have created with this meet up is  “Congregational Wicca”, a place where people can join together, learn and grow as individual spiritual beings while understanding the basics to build their own foundation. We hope that this idea will find others with a similar interest in joining in a spiritual community. The discussions are founded in Wiccan teachings of many traditions as well as some philosophy and theology from Buddhism, Shamanism, Transcendentalism and wherever else we may find inspiration.

Circle Sanctuary:

Location: Barneveld, WI
Contact: circle@circlesanctuary.org
Website: http://www.circlesanctuary.org/
About: Founded in 1974 by Selena Fox, Circle Sanctuary is a non-profit organization dedicated to networking, research, spiritual healing, community celebrations, and education.

Covenant of Earth and Sky – CUPS Chapter

Location: Chicago, IL
Contact: office@secondunitarian.org
Website: http://www.secondunitarian.org/
About: Covenant of Earth and Sky is a pagan based CUUPS Chapter at the Second Unitarian Church of Chicago and we celebrate earth based traditions with rituals from the Wheel of the Year. You may find dates and times of these rituals on our page or on the Second Unitarian website. We also host book groups, films and other events at the church. Please contact us for more information about involvement or attendance.

Earth Traditions:

Location: Deerfield, IL
Contact: Info@EarthTraditions.org
Website: www.earthtraditions.org
About: To provide a centralized place for the greater Pagan Community to connect, network, experience spiritual community, celebrate holy days, attend seminars and retreats. To be a source of reference for essential Pagan Rites of Passage such as: Baby Namings and Baby Blessings,Coming of Age, Handfastings and Weddings, Mother Blessings and Birth Rites, Cronings, Wailings, and Funerals. Will also provide spiritual counseling, hospital and prison chaplaincies and training for Pagan Clergy interested in becoming involved in these types of ministries.

Oakmoon Crafts:

Location: Bolingbrook IL 60440
Contact: Oakmooncoven@comcast.net
Website: http://thespiralofoblivion.com/OakmoonCoven/index.html
Bio: Founded in 1996, we have been a small and quite group in the Bolingbrook area. As a group teaching the Old Ways, we generally hold a Spring and Fall semester (Paganism 101).

Sacred Order of The Black Cat:

Location: Aurora IL
Yahoo Group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FoxRiverValleyWiccanSocial/info?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma
Contact: Green Spiral Dragon ghostlly@yahoo.com
About: We hold monthly social meet and greets and hold circles on the major holidays with an occasional full moon. We are an Eclectic group with Wiccan based rituals that honors the Egyptian Cat Goddess Bast

 Wild Onion Grove:

Location: Chicago, IL
Contact: http://wildoniongrove.org/contact.shtml  (312)489-8610
Website: http://www.wildoniongrove.org/
About: Wild Onion Grove ADF is an eclectic Druid Grove of Ár nDraíocht Féin (http://www.adf.org/) serving the Chicagoland area, holding public rituals and committed to serving the Gods, Ancestors and Nature Spirits within a modern context. We are currently in our 17th year as a Grove, and keep the High Days, working strictly with Indo-European Gods and Goddesses, finding new and creative ways to approach the Divine. We would love to have you join your voice to ours as we seek out the wisdom They share with us.

 

 Radio / Podcast:

Magick Radio Chicago:

Time:  Every Saturday night from 7-9PM

Where to Listen: 1680AM & www.que4.org

Join us for Magick Radio Chicago! Streaming live every Saturday from 7-9PM on 1680AM & www.que4.org . Where we explore Chicago’s alternative scene for Religion, Art, Metaphysics, Paranormal and Occult matters. We hold discussions on various Occult an Pagan topics and consult with special guests, including authors, local coven leaders and solitary practitioners. Listeners who wish to call in with comments or to share their experiences should call us during the program at 312.985.7834.

 

Lunatic Mondays – Lunes Lunáticos

Time: Every Monday from 9:00-10pm pm

Where to Listen: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/witchschool

Lunatic Mondays – Lunes Lunáticos is the only bilingual pagan radio podcast, alternating  every other Monday from English to Spanish. Lunes Lunáticos is hosted by Mexican Witch and bilingual pagan radio host Laura Gonzalez.
Go crazy on Mondays with Laura Gonzalez on ‘Lunatic Mondays’….. Anything can happen!!!  Whether in English o en Español we’re under the same moon en Lunes Lunáticos ~ Lunatic Mondays

 

 

 

Community Non-Profits:

 

Friends of Scales

Friends of Scales

“Friends of Scales Reptile Rescue (FoS) is an Illinois based 501(c)3 reptile, amphibian, and invertebrate not for profit rescue dedicated to the care of ill, injured, neglected, and relinquished herpetiles.  FoS is a foster based rescue with a strong drive for education and prevention of abuse and neglect.  We have NO paid staff, all their time is being donated out of their own generosity!  FoS wouldn’t exist without volunteers from the President down to our fosters!”

 

CatVando TNR

CatVando

We work toward the humane management and reduction of street cats, stray and feral, through a Trap Neuter Return (TNR) program. We work with communities to address the issue of street cats, provide support to cat care givers and use the opportunity to teach respect for all of life and can help to counteract violence at it’s core. A Cook County Sponsoring Agency.

gypsy-cats

Gypsy Cat

If you love cats and kittens and want to help them have better lives, this is the place for you. We are always looking for adopters, fosters and volunteers.

 

 

If you have a community resource that you wish to share please e-mail it to paganpridechicago@yahoo.com