About Cyndi

Cyndi Brannen

Modern Hekatean Witchcraft

Cyndi teaches and writes from the crossroads of personal development, spirituality and witchcraft. Founder of the Keeping Her Keys Tradition of Modern Hekatean Witchcraft, she teaches and writes about progressive witchcraft of healing and personal power. She teaches Hekate’s Modern Witchcraft and The Sacred Seven in the Keeping Her Keys School of Witchcraft. The #1 New Release in Witchcraft and Paganism on Amazon for two months, Keeping Her Keys: An Introduction to Hekate’s Modern Witchcraft explores Hekate from her ancient origins to our modern understanding through magic and personal development. True Magic: Unleashing Your Inner Witch based on the sacred seven principles of witchcraft will be available this October. 


Connect with her on Facebook or at keepingherkeys.com to learn more about her teaching and writing. Keeping her Keys, Cyndi’s blog on Patheos Pagan explores modern witchcraft, including spells, rituals, personal development, and the Witch Goddess Hekate. In 2018, 13 Types of Toxic Witches: How to Recognize and Deal With Them was the most read article on Patheos Pagan. Cyndi lives in rural coastal Nova Scotia with her two sons where she can often be found wandering the cliffs or wild foraging plants. She lives what she teaches: fierce love, emotional courage and true magic. Keep up with Keeping Her Keys on Patheos Pagan where Cyndi often takes on controversial topics from the meaning of witchcraft to cultural appropriation. 


Cyndi's has been developing her witchy skills since she was sneaking occult books home from the library when she was in the fifth grade. She's taken courses on witchcraft, herbalism, tarot, Reiki, Quantum Touch, psychic development, and mediumship to name a few. 


Cyndi holds an earned doctorate in applied social psychology. Her former career in health research and academia brings to her teaching and writing her expertise in evidenced based self-help programs in maternal depression, PTSD, and various childhood vulnerabilities. Her doctoral training explored personality characteristics, interpersonal relationships and well-being. Her expertise in areas of well-being include loneliness, attachment, romantic relationships, social skills, and coping skills. Her training in Cognitive Behavioral Techniques (including Mindfulness Based CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and other evidence-based approaches is woven throughout the courses she teaches. 


For the past decade, Cyndi has been teaching courses on spiritual development, mindfulness and meditation . She's expanded her practice to include intuitive healing and distance energy work. At present, she focuses on teaching and writing about Modern Hekatean Witchcraft, although she can occasionally be coaxed to throw the bones if you ask very nicely. 


Cyndi can usually be found online in The Witches’ Realm, a collective led by a council of experts from diverse paths of witchery with over 6,000 members that she founded in 2018. Connect with The Realm on Facebook.