About the Coven of the White Wolf
The Coven of the White Wolf was officially born on July 1, 2012. The Coven is led by Lady Kaltem and is based in North Tonawanda, New York. The wolf is known in many cultures around the world, and each culture says similar things about wolf wisdom. Wolf wisdom teaches you to know who you are and to have confidence in who you are. The coven is not accepting new members at this time.
About Lady Kaltem
Lady Kaltem grew up without a fixed religion, and her parents were patient and understanding whenever she would ask them to drive her to services and Vacation Bible School at various churches in her tiny hometown. None of the churches she occasionally attended really gave her the answers she sought, so she continued to search into her adult life. Lady Kaltem had always been fascinated with the witches and witchcraft of Hollywood’s making, and it was a simple Internet search in the fall of 1997 where she first discovered Wicca.
After her discovery, she located a local occult shop that held Wicca 101 classes. She took her first Wicca 101 class in 2000 with Lady Breid Foxsong and learned much about witchcraft and its history. She practiced the Craft mostly solitary over the next couple of years until a friend asked her to go with her to another Wicca 101 class in January of 2002, where Lady Kaltem met Lord Eldraun. She continued her studies with Lord Eldraun under the teachings of his former group, lead by Lady Ivy. It was through these teachings that she finally found a religion that resonated with her.
When Lord Eldraun and Lady Ivy left their group to start a new tradition, Lady Kaltem would not be left behind. She had the honor of Dedication to this new tradition bestowed upon her by Lord Eldraun and Lady Ivy on January 12, 2005. Within this tradition, she has learned much more about the Craft of the Wise than she ever dreamed existed and has attained the status of Third Degree High Priestess and Elder within the Knotted Ash Tradition.
As a member of the Knotted Ash Tradition, Lady Kaltem has been introduced to new people and experiences, including assisting in Buffalo Niagara Pagan Pride Day events. She teaches Wicca 101 classes and conducts Wicca 201 mentoring, and she has been actively involved with the Boy Scouts of America since 2004. Her goal is to work in both the magickal and mundane communities, dispelling the myths and changing people’s opinions of Pagans and Witches.
Lady Kaltem has volunteered at several Pagan Pride Days in the Western New York area since 2005, serving on a few of the planning committees in different capacities:
2006 Secretary - Buffalo Niagara Pagan Pride Day
2007 Assistant Local Coordinator, Erie County - Buffalo Niagara Pagan Pride Day
2014 Committee Member - Greater Buffalo Pagan Pride Day
2015 Committee Member - Greater Buffalo Pagan Pride Day
2016 Co-Local Coordinator - Greater Buffalo Pagan Pride Day
2017 Co-Local Coordinator - Greater Buffalo Pagan Pride Day
While the Coven of the White Wolf resides in the Western New York area, we believe in helping whenever there is a need. Lady Kaltem and her coven members have actively participated in Fertile Ground Gathering, a Beltane festival in the Northern Virginia area where our brethren in the Coven of the Black Vulture thrive.
2012 Children's Workshop Presenter (with husband Stephen)
2013 Children's Workshop Presenter (with husband Stephen)
2014 Workshop Presenter (Don't Drink the Kool-Aid), May Couple (with husband Stephen)
2016 Workshop Presenter (Invoking, Evoking & Aspecting; Nature Walk/Scavenger Hunt with husband Stephen)
2017 Workshop Presenter (Wiccan Altar Tools)
When one stops learning, one stops growing. Lady Kaltem continues to increase her knowledge by learning various things along the Path of the Wise. Some of the knowledge she has acquired is recognized publicly as certifications. She practices Usui Reiki and Practical Reiki as well as aromatherapy. For more information on Lady Kaltem's experience using energy for healing or to schedule an appointment for a Reiki session with her, please visit White Wolf Reiki & Wellness.
Atka and Wolf Conservation Center*
When looking for the white wolf who continuously came to her in visions, Lady Kaltem stumbled upon Atka, an ambassador wolf at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York. Atka holds many attributes similar to and embraced by Lady Kaltem, which is why Atka is linked here on this page. The Wolf Conservation Center cares for these wolves, keeping them in as close to a natural habitat as possible while educating the community about wolf life and wolf wisdom. WCC has an Adopt a Wolf program and also sells various products with the wolves' pictures and likeness to raise money to defray the costs of feeding and maintaining their environment. (If you're going to buy something with a wolf on it, why not send the money to a great cause?)
* Wolf Conservation Center has no affiliation or direct association with Lady Kaltem, the Coven of the White Wolf, or the Church of the Knotted Ash. Mention of and links to Atka and Wolf Conservation Center are included here by Lady Kaltem as a means of raising awareness of wolf conservation and the need to keep wolves on the endangered species list. The mention and/or endorsement of Wolf Conservation Center and Atka do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Church of the Knotted Ash or its associates or affiliates.