Founded by Hayley Elisabeth Kaufman and Whitney Huhmann in 2014, The Sphinx and the Priestess was conceived out of a mutual affinity for witchcraft, magic and the occult.

Branding professionals by trade, Kaufman and Huhmann, a writer and creative director respectively, met as senior creative professionals at a well-known hospitality brand and quickly formed a fast friendship, which evolved into clandestine ritual, study and occult worship. Today, Kaufman and Huhmann perform readings by appointment and craft each ritual candle by hand at their studio/coven in Brooklyn, New York.