Our Story

 
 

Our Story

Founded by Hayley Elisabeth Kaufman and Whitney Huhmann in 2016, The Sphinx and the Priestess was conceived out of a mutual affinity for magic and manifestation. Advertising professionals by trade, Hayley and Whitney, a writer and creative director respectively, met as senior creatives and formed a fast friendship, which evolved into clandestine ritual and candle magic. While searching for a way to bring deeper meaning and a greater sense of purpose to their lives, they began crafting the ultimate ritual candle. What humbly began as a proof of concept in Whitney’s tiny kitchen evolved into a collection of powerful candles inspired by the divine insight of the Tarot and classical occult principles. With luxurious, all-natural ingredients and the power of intention, each candle is handcrafted in ceremony during the new and full moons in their studio in Brooklyn, New York. Today, Hayley and Whitney offer manifestation workshops, Tarot readings and reiki by appointment for notable clients near and far.

 
With luxurious, all-natural ingredients and the power of intention, each candle is handcrafted in ceremony during the new and full moons in their studio in Brooklyn, New York.

Mission

The mission of The Sphinx and the Priestess is to empower others through manifestation and ritual. We believe everyone holds the power to co-create the life they want—it’s just up to them to make it happen. Self-actualization is a constant journey of revelation, release, and renewal. Our candles, readings, energy clearing services, and manifestation workshops bring clarity and comfort to people on this infinite quest for understanding of the true self and our greater purpose.