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 and branding 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.