T. Thorn Coyle


T. Thorn Coyle is an internationally respected visionary and teacher of the magical and esoteric arts. The author of Kissing the Limitless: Deep Magic and the Great Work of Transforming Yourself and the World (Red Wheel/Weiser, 2009) and Evolutionary Witchcraft (Tarcher/Penguin, 2004),she hosts the Elemental Castings podcast series, writes a popular weblog, Know Thyself, and has produced several CDs of sacred music.

Founder and head of Solar Cross Temple and Morningstar Mystery School, Thorn is a member of Spiritual Directors International and has a spiritual direction practice that serves members of the LGBTIQ communities, and welcomes all seekers, regardless of gender or sexual expression. Working with the mutability of polarity, she believes in the powerful teaching of diversity as expression of a larger whole. Her practice seeks to bring the self back into wholeness within the unfolding Cosmos.

Thorn engages with Buddhists, Christians, Muslims and Jews on peace and social justice issues and has presented alongside Daniel Berrigan S.J., and actor Martin Sheen. She has spoken on homelessness and the death penalty in Catholic churches and led services at Sojourner Truth, the first African American Unitarian congregation in Washington DC. Thorn presented at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in 2009 and the National Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans in 2001. She speaks at conferences and teaches workshops worldwide.

Anthology publications include “Celebrating the Pagan Soul” (Citadel, 2005), “Circle Round”  (Bantam, 2000) and “The Pagan Book of Living and Dying” (Harper, 1997). She is profiled in “Modern Pagans” (Re/Search, 2001), “Women Called to the Path of Rumi”  (Hohm, 2001) and many newspapers, magazines, and on radio.

She lives in Queer Mecca,  by the beautiful San Francisco Bay.

(This biographical statement provided by Thorn Coyle.)

Biography Date: July, 2005

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