In the Media

Phyllis Curott and members of the Ara Tradition have been extensively interviewed by the world media, including the New York Times, She has been widely profiled in the national and international media including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Marie Claire, New York Magazine NPR Talk of the Nation, The View, The O’Reilly Factor, Lifetime, AC 360, The Roseanne Show, CNN & Company, PBS, The London Times, The Sydney Times, the BBC, Oggi, and many more.


Representing European indigenous religions in Beliefnet’s ongoing Preachers and Teachers video series, Elder and High Priestess Phyllis Curott offers advice on dealing with life’s trials, learning to forgive yourself, celebrating the Divine Feminine, encountering the Divine within us, and seeking lessons from Nature.

In June, 2011, Elder and High Priestess Phyllis Curott was interviewed and our community was filmed celebrating Beltaine for The Calling, a four-hour PBS documentary miniseries that explores purpose, leadership, and service in the U.S. in its “What’s Your Calling” exciting online format.

On June 15, 2001 PBS’ Religion and Ethics Newsweekly aired an interview with Phyllis Curott and film of a Temple of Ara celebration.

In May, 1999, Fox 5’s “Good Day New York” aired an interview with Phyllis Curott and Kirsten Rostedt.

On October 31, 1998, Fox 5 News (NY) aired an interview with Phyllis Curott and film of a Temple of Ara celebration.

On October 31,. 1998, Phyllis Curott and Kirsten Rostedt were interviewd on ABC’s “The View”

On October 31, 1998, Phyllis Curott appeared on “The Roseanne Show”

On October 31, 1994, Phyllis Curott appeared on CNN’s “Talk Back Live”


On July 21, 2011, Kirsten Rostedt was interviewed on Over to Oberon and Ariel show on Pagans Tonight.

On March 30, 2011, Phyllis Curott was interviewed on Keltoi Radio.

On June 6, 2010, Phyllis Curott was interviewed on Progressive News Radio.

On February 28, 2008, Phyllis Curott was interviewed on Coast to Coast AM

On October 27, 2007, Phyllis Curott was interviewed on CFRB AM (Toronto, ON).

On January 1, 2005, Phyllis Curott was interviewed on Pathways Radio.

On December 31, 2003, Phyllis Curott was interviewed on the CBS Radio’s The Osgood File

On August 15, 2003, Phyllis Curott was interviewed on the CBS Radio’s The Osgood File

On October 27, 2002, Phyllis Curott was interviewed on Northwestern Exposure on KKNW-AM (Seattle, WA).

On October 27, 2002, Phyllis Curott was interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio’s To the Best of Our Knowledge

On October 27, 2001, Phyllis Curott was a guest on the Danielle Lin Show.

On October 29, 1998, Phyllis Curott was interviewed on NPR’s Talk of the Nation .


March 2, 2008: The Wild Hunt, Interview with Phyllis Curott

August 30, 2006: ABC, Witches Send Blessing to ‘Wicker Man’

October 6, 2005: Daytona Beach News Journal (FL),Wiccan Priestess to Speak Tonight

September 21, 2005: New York Times , Lens: Observance

August, 2005: The Wiccan Pagan Times, The Love Spell: TWPT Talks to Phyllis Curott

July 2005, New Witch Magazine, Queen of Hearts

February 13, 2005: Newsday (NY), What a Life: This Author Knows How to Spell Love

January 23, 2005: New York Times, State of Unions

July 23, 2003: Fort Wayne News Sentinel (IN), Misunderstood: Local Pagans are out to Educate People about Their Religion

November 29, 2002: St. Paul Pioneer Press (MN), Do You Believe In Magic? Thousands of Conventioneers Appear To reported on a talk given by Phyllis Curott.

October 27, 2002: New York Times, County Lines: It’s Tough to Be a Witch in the Suburbs

October 28, 2001: Chicago Sun Times, For Wicca, it’s Always Season of Witch

October 26, 2001: The Day (New London, CT, As Halloween Nears, Wiccans Fight Stereotypes

‎September 2001: Montly Aspectarian, A Conversation with Phyllis Curott

June 22, 2001; Star Press (Muncie, IN), Women’s Music Festival Offers More Than Music

June 18, 2001, Indianapolis Star, Festival Will Explore Women’s Interests

July 1, 2000: ABC, Witches Rejoice for Harry Potter.

February 26, 2000: Lakeland Ledger (FL) Out of the Broom Closet: Teen-age Girls Turning to Modern Witchcraft and They Don’t Care Who Knows About Faith

1999: Bliss, New Age and Beyond, Interview with Phyllis Curott

October 1999: Witchcraft Magazine (AUS), Phyllis Curott Interview

October 31, 1999: New York Post, The Fair Witch Project : High Priestess Out To Clean Up Frightful Image about correcting misconceptions about Witchcraft.

October 31, 1999: New York Daily News, Big Weekend for Witches & Wanna-bes

October 30, 1999: Baltimore Sun, Every Witch Way; Inspired By Popular Culture and Informed By Academia, the Ancient Practice of Witchcraft Works Its Magic into the Mainstream

October 25, 1999: Washington Times, Wicca Casts Spell on Teen-Age Girls

October 3, 1999: New York Times, Doreen Valiente, 77, Dies; Advocated Positive Witchcraft

October, 1999: Spotlight Magazine, The Witches of New York

September 21, 1999: Akron Beacon Journal (OH), Out Of The Broom Closet, Witches Don’t Worship Devil, But Do Cherish Earth, Priestess Says

May 22, 1999: Toronto Star, Wiccan Leader Flies Out Of Broom Closet; High Priestess Says Many Other Witches Are Going Public

April 19, 1999: Daily Mail (UK), What Makes a Pretty, Clever, Well-Heeled, Young Lawyer Give It All Up to Become … A Witch

March 19, 1999: The Times (UK), Why I Gave It All Up to be a Witch

March 6, 1999: The Independent (UK), Spirit of the Age: A Post-Modern Witch’s Brew

November 15, 1998: The Tennessean, Blessings, Not Curses, In This Witch’s Craft

November 12, 1998: Chicago Tribune, Bewitching Hour: Late ’90s See A Revival In Goddess Worship

November 1, 1998: The Guardian (UK), American Graffiti: Upmarket Witches Cast a Spell on Nation’s Wallets

November, 1998: Marie Claire, Women of the World: Lawyer By Day, Witch By Night

October 31, 1998: New York Daily News, A Witch Explains Her Craft

October 31, 1998: Hamilton Spectator (ON), Rite Night: Goddess Spirituality Is Bewitching Us and Hollywood Must Take Some Credit … Or Blame

October 31, 1998: Arizona Republic, Witchcraft Stakes Place in Culture

October 30, 1998: Entertainment Weekly, Hex Rated: We Ask a Wiccan to Rank “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch,” “Charmed,” and “Practical Magic”

October 30, 1998: Entertainment Weekly, Rhymes With Rich: “Practical Magic,” “Charmed,” and “Sabrina” Are Only a Few of the Latest Projects Featuring Witches

October 30, 1998: South Bend Tribune (IN), Forget the Broom: Modern Wiccan Practitioners Are Publishing Books, Casting Computer-Age Spells and Raising a New Generation of ‘Hip’ Witches

October 29, 1998: Sonoma County Independent (CA), Spell Bound: Wiccan priestess Phyllis Curott conjures up some ‘Practical Magic’

October 29, 1998: USA Today, The New Face of Witches: After All the Toil and Trouble, Media Have Fallen Under the Spell of Powerful, Sexy Women

October 27, 1998: San Antonio Express-News, Modern Wiccans Not The Old Crones Of Yesteryear

October 26, 1998, New York Times, Better Living Through Sorcery; New Broom Sweeps Witches’ World

October 23, 1998: Herald-Journal (SC), How About Some Real Witchery?

October 17, 1998: Sarasota Herald-Tribune (FL), Bubbling Up In Books, Movies, Television And Music, Interest In Witchcraft Is Warming.

October 17, 1998: Stuart News/Port St. Lucie News (FL), Pop Culture Helps Bring Witchcraft Out of the Broom Closet

October 17, 1998: San Antonio Express-News, Wicca, ‘Witchy’ Religion Finding Followers

October 13, 1998: South Florida Sun Sentinel, To A Witch, It’s That Old-Time Religion

September 19, 1998: The Vindicator (OH), Witch, Trains, Teaches Others Wiccan Ways

September 3, 1998: Los Angeles Times, She’s Got That Old-Time Religion: Witchcraft; A Premonition Led a Lawyer to Find Her Calling as a High Priestess of Witchcraft

March 14, 1996: Washington Times, Wizardry, witches losing evil image
Author: People seek `magical forces’ in lives

September 29, 1994: Ridgefield Press (CT), Wiccan High Priestess Will Speak at Center for Earth, Women, Divine

December 21, 1993: Houston Chronicle, Disenchanted Seek Solace in Solstice

December 19, 1993: New York Times, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Solstice

November 10, 1993: Spokesman-Review (WA), Ancient Beliefs: Forget the Brooms and Warts, Modern Witches Break Sterotypes

September 25, 1993: St. Petersberg Times, Religion Untarnished By Cults, Experts Say

September 24, 1993: Daily News (TN), Religion Untarnished By Cults, Experts Believe

September 11, 1993: South Florida Sun Sentinel, Parliament Abounds In Chaos, Color

September 5, 1993: Toronto Star, Diverse Faiths End Meetings Without ‘God’

September 5, 1993: Dallas Morning News, Struggle For Goals Evident as Interfaith Session Ends

September 5, 1993: Orlando Sentinel, Religion Parley Closes As Leaders Praise Openness Thousands Came To Downtown Chicago For A Concert At The End Of The Eight-Day Meeting.

September 4, 1993: Dallas Morning News, Pagans Finding Place in Interfaith Movement But Some Conservatives Disapprove

September 4, 1993: Washington Post, Priests, Prophets And Pagans; Far-Flung Faiths Meet To Promote Tolerance

September 3, 1993: Spartanburg Herald-Journal (SC), ‘Pagans’ At Parliament Irk Orthodox

September 1, 1993: Chicago Tribune, Diversity Too Great For 1 Religion Orthodox Christian Group Leaves Parliament

October 10, 1991: Newsday (NY), That Old Time Religion With A Drop Of Oil And A Kiss On The Cheek, A Coven Of New Yorkers Regularly Enters The `Sacred Space’ Of Modern Witchery

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