For some Pagans, especially those who follow Wicca, veiling or wearing a head covering is something they feel like incorporating into their craft. Some of these Pagans do it because they feel that their Matron and/or Patron have called them to do it. For some, it is a way to set themselves apart. Others follow a specific type of Witchcraft, such as Jewitchery (Semitic Neopaganism), in which wearing a head covering is more common place. A few do it as a way to protect their crown chakra. And for others, wearing a head covering is simply something they enjoy doing.
Several deities are often portrayed being veiled, but three of the more common ones are Hestia, Hera, and Persephone. The majority of the veiling Pagans that I have encountered usually have one of these Goddesses as their matron, or they are actively working with them.
If you have been a blog reader of mine all the way back when I was blogging under the name ‘The Crunchy Pagan Mom’, you’ll know that I have been a veiling Pagan for several years. Wearing a veil isn’t something that I do all the time, but it is something that I do most days. My reasons for veiling are numerous, but mainly because my matron is Persephone and I feel led to veiling through her guidance. I also feel more confident when I veil, as odd as that may sound.
Regardless of your reasons for choosing to be a Pagan who veils, there are resources out there for those of you who are looking for help and guidance. Below are a few of the Pagan veiling resources I have come across over the years. If you have written a blog post on the topic, done a YouTube video about it, or if you have a Pinterest board dedicated to Pagan veiling, please drop a link in the comment section and I’ll add it to the list!
My Personal Experience with Pagan Veiling (Made by me over 2 years ago!)
Why Would Pagan’s Veil? Lilith’s Embers
Lilith’s Embers (The majority of her videos focus on Pagan veiling)
Wiccan/Pagan Veiling Tutorial Lunar Paiges AWESOME VIDEO!!!
Wiccan Veiling (My board)
Pagan Headcovering (A Shared Board)
Pagan Veiling December Fields-Bryant (A lovely blog reader. Check out her Pinterest page for more goodies!)
Pagan Veiling Grace Kellerman-McLean
Pagan Veiling Charise Clarke
Veiling/Headcovering (A Shared Board)
Pagan Head Covering Kathleen Mezgar
Covered Head Pagan Women’s Movement! Michele Smith-Martin
Pagan Monastic Garb Inspiration Danica Swanson
A Veil to Mark the Veil: Pagan Headcovering Antoinette Johnson
Pagan Veiling and Head Covering The Solitary Eclectic Pagan
Covered: The Pagan Veiling Controversy Beth Wodandis
Veiled Pagans Ria Bridges
Veiling: A Different Take on Pagan Womanhood Star Foster I LOVE THIS ARTICLE!
Occulta Femina (Pagan Covered Women Support Group)