Our list of presenters
Green and Healing Magic
Many of us are bombarded these days with requests for healing in body, mind and spirit. This class offers ways for the healer to cope–and even thrive—and be helpful whether the healing is needed for kith, kindred, colleagues or self. Gather and use the material in the world around you as you consider the “magic” of intention and other energy work. Learn deep relaxation techniques & spend time with the Seven Sovereign Sisters of the Appalachian mountains.
Healing with Songs and Stories
Biog Animist, Druid, author and bard. Nimue Brown comes from Gloucestershire in the UK, between the beechwoods on the limestone hills, and the magical Severn River. She writes fiction and non-fiction. Much of her Pagan writing is published by Moon Books and she blogs at druidlife.wordpress.com She’s the author of graphic novel series Hopeless Maine, and a longtime participant in the folk tradition. .
Beyond Gender Essentialism in Wicca
Jack Chanek is the author of the forthcoming book “Qabalah for Wiccans” (Llewellyn, December 2021). He is a 3rdº Gardnerian Priest, a Slavic polytheist, and a Tarot reader. Outside of Paganism and the occult, he is an academic philosopher working on a Ph.D in the history of philosophy, specializing in Immanuel Kant’s philosophy of science.
Krista Chapman Green
Concert Friday 8pm
A native Texan, I finally found my forever home 12 years ago, in the foothills of Arkansas. With that move, a huge shift started within myself that there was no escaping. And I am thankful for those changes everyday of my life. As a long time solitary practitioner of a very eclectic but nature based path, I found the spaces and places that fit the pieces of my soul back together like a puzzle in my new surroundings. My two greatest loves, writing and music began to flow together in the climate of the perpetual beauty of this place I know is the home of my heart.
I often picture the history of my life like a shattered mirror, and these songs are the stories of every broken facet. Every memory is a shard in the whole. And just like a kaleidoscope, all of those bits and pieces work together to create one beautiful complete image. My life and the lives of so many others that have touched me along are hidden here in the words and melodies of my music. Stories of hope, despair , joy and love. Of my relationships with those I follow and those I am still learning so much about.
Thank you, for joining me on my journey. May you find comfort , or laughter, tears or strength in my words somewhere.
Grief Circle Omnibus
Claire / Luminous – Witch, Geek, MaMa Bear Claire; Reiki Master Teacher, Priestess, Minister, Counselor, Coach, Healer, Author; Cook, Performer, Dreamer, Creatrix, Druid’s Wife, Cat Momma, Detroit and Jersey, Music and Mayhem, Above and Below. Blessed Be.
Weaving the Paths of Power: Layering Techniques in Ritual
Gabby is a 3rd Degree Wiccan HPS from Sydney, Australia. Since 1995 she has presented at events across Australia, produced a pagan radio show, written many articles and chapters for Wiccan and pagan publications and is the lead singer and composer for pagan band, the Hearthfyre Ensemble. Gabby has also convened 3 Australian Wiccan Conferences (both online and in person events) as well as over 20 pagan gatherings. She specialises in teaching elements of ritual writing and performance utilising music, storytelling, meditation, dance and sacred words.
The Return of the Dead – Ancestor Veneration and Work With the Dead in Neopaganism
Ian Corrigan has been working, playing and teaching in the Neopagan movement since 1975. He is a founding member of the Chameleon Club and of the Starwood Festival, a Senior Priest and former Archdruid of A.D.F., and an initiate of a branch of traditional Witchcraft. Well-known as a teacher and performer at festivals and gatherings, he is the author of several books on Pagan occultism topics, including “Sacred Fire, Holy Well”, “The Book of Summoning” and “The Portal Book”. He is also known as a bard and singer, and the creator of popular bonfire-chants such as ‘Hoof and Horn’ and ‘We Will Kindle a Fire’. Together with Liafal they have created the Tredara Shrine at their home in NE Ohio. A Pagan stead that serves the local community, Tredara provides an outdoor temple and shrines, with worship and community space for local Pagans.
Meeting the Fair folk
Morgan Daimler is a witch who follows a path inspired by the Irish Fairy Faith and teaches classes on Irish myth and magical practices, fairies, and related subjects. Their writing has appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies including Witches & Pagans and Pagan Dawn. Morgan is also the author of a variety of books including the urban fantasy series Between the Worlds, and through Moon Books Pagan Portals: Fairy Witchcraft, Pagan Portals: The Morrigan, Fairycraft, Fairies, and A New Dictionary of Fairies.
Ivo Dominguez Jr
Divine Embodiment: Assumption, Drawing Down, Aspecting, Possession
Ivo Dominguez, Jr. has been active in Wicca and the Pagan community since 1978 and has been teaching since 1982. Ivo is a founding member and High Priest of Keepers of the Holly Chalice, the first ASW coven, for which he currently serves as an Elder. Ivo has been published in numerous periodicals and is the author of several books. His newest title is The Four Elements of the Wise: Working with the Magickal Powers of Earth, Air, Water, Fire. www.ivodominguezjr.com
Lon Milo DuQuette
The Magical World of Lon Milo DuQuette
Author of 20 critically acclaimed books (translated in 12 languages) on Magick and the Occult, Lon Milo DuQuette is one of the most respected and entertaining writers and lecturers in the field of the Western Mystery Traditions. He is also gifted singer-songwriter and recording artist whose career has spanned over 50 years. He is an internationally recognized authority on tarot and western ceremonial magick. Since 1975 Lon been a national and international governing officer of Ordo Templi Orientis, and since 1996 has been the order’s Deputy National Grandmaster. He lives in Costa Mesa, California with Constance, his wife of 53 years.
Inner Alchemy of Wintering
Taylor Ellwood is a magical experimenter and occult author of numerous books including The Process of Magic, Inner Alchemy and Pop Culture Magick. When Taylor isn’t experimenting with magic or writing his next occult book, he’s either writing fiction or playing board and video games. To find out more about Taylor and his work please visit http://www.magicalexperiments.com
Apotropaics, Go-Bags, and What To Keep in the Cabinet
Irene Glasse is a Mystic Witch based in Western Maryland. She is President of the Frederick Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans, organizing and offering Pagan events, rituals, classes and workshops to a large, vibrant community. Irene also performs readings, healings, pastoral counseling services, magickal and ritual work, guided study and more both in person and remotely through her website, www.GlasseWitchCottage.com
John Halstead, author of Godless Paganism: Voices of Non-Theistic Pagans and Editor-at-Large of NaturalisticPaganism.org
Ellen Evert Hopman
Ellen Evert Hopman is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG) and the author of a number of books; herbals, novels, and other volumes. Ellen Evert Hopman has been a teacher of herbalism since 1983 and is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild. She has been a teacher of Druidism since 1990. She is the author of a number of books; The Sacred Herbs of Spring, The Sacred Herbs of Samhain, The Real Witches of New England, Tree Medicine Tree Magic, Scottish Herbs and Fairy Lore, the Priestess of the Forest Druid trilogy of novels, A Druid’s Herbal of Sacred Tree Medicine, and other volumes. She has presented at schools and workshops across the United States and Europe. A Druidic initiate since 1984, she is the Arch Druid of Tribe of the Oak www.tribeoftheoak.com , a founding member and former co-Chief of The Order of the White Oak (Ord Na Darach Gile), a Bard of the Gorsedd of Caer Abiri, an ArchDruidess of the Druid Clan of Dana, and was Vice President of the Henge of Keltria for nine years. She is a member of the Grey Council of Mages and Sages and taught at the Grey School of Wizardry for several years. Find her books and blog at www.elleneverthopman.com
Aeptha J. Jennette
Lions and Serpents
Aeptha is a teacher, ceremonialist and cosmic mediator, Her current work includes being the Magus of a Magickal Lodge, teaching, consulting and counseling. Throughout the years Aeptha has taught at conferences that include Between the Worlds, Sacred Space, Pantheacon, Convocation and Paganicon.
Crafting Spell Candles for everyday Intentions
June Jennings is an Alexandrian Priestess, Wiccan Witch, Proprietress of Wicked Wax Candles, and Event Manager at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA WickedWax.org
Retired President of the Pagan Federation (UK) and author of 25 books of esoteric interest. (Best known is ‘Pagan Paths’) Heathen by path and regular speaker at major conferences and events across the UK and parts of Europe for 30+ years. Retired social worker and psychotherapist. Presented a folk radio show for 20 years and was singer in various folk and rock bands.
Miss Nikki Kirby
The Spirit of the Creative Altar
Nikki is the Head and High Phoenix (Priestess) of the Evermoving We Rise, and the Young Phoenixes. She is the Founder, Organizer, and Host of the 2020 Authentic Leadership. She owns two businesses – Magickal Myst Entertainment and Moonlight Potions & Charms. Magickal Myst Entertainment produces quality entertainment that educations and enlightens the mind. Moonlight Potions & Charms is an online provider of spiritual items design to connect one with their spirituality, and services dedicated to helping people finds their purpose and passion while in alignment with their Soul’s journey. As the Executive Producer, Nikki hosts Witch Hat Chats, a show by pagans for pagans discussing the issues pagans face in their daily lives, and spirituality. Surrounded by magick all her life, Nikki’s magical background consists of European, American South (Appalachian), Native American, and Asian magic with Hoodoo, Rootwork, and family ancestry.
The Witch’s Wheel of the Year
Jason Mankey read his first book on Witchcraft in the seventh grade, and at age 22 dedicated his life to the Craft. Today, Jason is a third degree Gardnerian High Priest and helps run two Witchcraft covens in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Ari. Jason is a popular speaker at Pagan and Witchcraft events across North American and Great Britain, and has been recognized by his peers as an authority on the Horned God, Wiccan history, and occult influences in rock and roll and heavy metal music. He writes online at “Raise the Horns.” His latest book is “The Horned God of the Witches.”
Salem Witches Spill the Tea
Leanne Marrama is a renowned Salem Witch and co-owner of the Pentagram Shoppe in Salem, Massachusetts. She is a High Priestess in the Celtic Traditional Gwyddonaid as well The Minoan Sisterhood and teaches classes and presents at festivals around the country. Among her many media appearances, she has been featured on TLC’s What Not to Wear, Beyond Belief with George Noory, and the History Channel.
Sophia Kelly Shultz
The Right Fit: Creating Ritual Clothing That Reflects You and Your Spirituality Without Costing an Arm and a Leg and a Body Part
A Clean Slate
The daughter of a commercial artist, Philadelphia native Sophia Kelly Shultz was fortunate enough to be raised in a household where art was something that you did every day. Encouraged by her mother, who provided art supplies and who never, ever said “Oh no, honey, you can’t do that,” she spent her early years drawing up the proverbial storm. While a student in Egyptology at the University of Pennsylvania, she began drawing portraits featuring a fantasy or science fiction spin (and was proud to have been called a sell out by art students.)
Mark the Druid
The Wonders of the Universe
Mark the Druid has been a practicing pagan since 1996, with a background in Celtic, Wicca and Norse traditions. He has been a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates, & Druids since 2004. He is the Earth & Environmental Sciences Lab Technician at New Jersey City University. He is past president of North Jersey Astronomical Group still conducting public astronomy outreach, and contributes his work to David Levy’s Sharing the Sky Foundation. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Educational Technology.
Kitchen Witchcraft & Magical Food
Witch, Published Author (with Moon Books & Llewellyn), High Priestess of the Kitchen Witch Coven, Elder of the Kitchen Witch Online School of Witchcraft, speaker at Pagan events, blogger with Patheos Pagan & Witches and Pagans.
Building a successful esoteric business
Scarlet Ravenswood is a Tarot Reader, Deck Creator, and Pagan content creator. She has built up an online community of over 50K and and uses her background in digital marketing and web design to help others achieve their own business goals.
Osiris, Horus, Set: The Eternal Struggle
Michael Smith has been practicing Wicca, Magick, and various esoteric disciplines since 1989. He has been active in the pagan community since 1993 when he became a member of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a Wiccan organization in the Mid-Atlantic region. He is an Elder of the ASW and and formally served as High Priest of Coven of the Rowan Star and is currently serving as the High Priest of Bearers of the Earth Flame. He lives in southern Delaware and is one of the stewards of Seelie Court, 102 acres of pagan-owned land dedicated to the pagan paths.
License to Depart & The Hangover
Stephanie is a professional physical medium, and practicing occultist.
Not a Peaceful Warrior: The Place of Martial Philosophy, Aesthetic, and Practice in Modern Paganism
Frank Stormcatcher watches and learns. He then applies what he learns in doing his part to keep the Pagan and Magical communities safe and free to follow their stars, with a firm resolve that sometimes it takes more than a lullaby to keep the nightmares away. Having practiced for the better part of 30 years, Frank has a degree in Anthropology of Religion (specializing in ritual studies) and the History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Pittsburgh. When not teaching, Frank’s practice centers on metaphysical protection and exorcism, investigating new methods concurrently with refining existing ones. He also oversees physical security for several regional events, and in his spare time enjoys reading, leatherworking, and historical swordsmanship.
The Myths of Avalon: Reclaiming Morgan le Fay
Jhenah Telyndru is an author, speaker, and educator. She is the founder of the Sisterhood of Avalon, and is the academic dean of the Avalonian Thealogical Seminary. Jhenah holds a master’s degree in Celtic Studies from the University of Wales, Trinity St. David. She presents workshops internationally and facilitates pilgrimages to sacred sites in the British Isles and Ireland. A priestess in the Avalonian Tradition for over 30 years, Jhenah has been following a Pagan path since 1986. http://www.ynysafallon.com/ , https://www.sisterhoodofavalon.org/
The Universal Temple of Spirits is a celebratory group practicing in the Global Spirits tradition. The celebrations welcome all Spirits from around the globe. Rituals are theme-based, rather than pantheon-based, and incorporate what we have in common as humans: shared food, dance, song, drumming, art, and possession trance. Global Spirits is a harm-none tradition. www.globalspirits.org
The Spirits of the Underground Railroad
Living in St. Catharines Ontario where Harriet Tubman brought her particular track of the Underground Railroad (U.G.R.R.) to its end, he has spent the last fifteen years immersed in the community, history, lore, spiritual legacies of the movement and lectured about the U.G.R.R. across the North American Continent.
Utu is clergy in traditional witchcraft and has been an advocate and activist for both the pagan and North American conjure communities.
Stories from our Ancestors
Laura (Spellweaver) Wildman-Hanlon is a Priestess, Witch, author, teacher and mother. She is the author of three books: What’s Your Wicca I.Q? (Citadel Press 2002), Wiccan Meditations (Citadel Press 2003), and Celebrating the Pagan Soul (Citadel Press 2005).
5D Magic – A Wicca for the New Age
Prosperity for Pagans
A founding member of Hands of Change Coven in central New Jersey, Amara Willey is an ordained Wiccan minister, miracle healer, and spiritual thought leader. She has been practicing Wicca since 1994 and shamanism since 1992. Her mission is to ignite the Light in healers, creators, dreamers and artists so that they can reconnect to the Sacred. In the words of Jewish Kabbalist Isaac Luria, her job on planet Earth is to raise holy sparks and to lure the light out from beneath the husks. For more information, see her website: www.amarawilley.com.
Building a Pagan Prayer Practice
Stephanie Woodfield (Orlando, FL) has been a practicing Pagan for the past twenty years. A devotional polytheist, author, teacher, and Priestess of the Morrigan, she is one of the founding members of Morrigu’s Daughters and is an organizer for several Pagan gatherings. Stephanie teaches classes on devotional work and magical practice in the US and internationally. In her spare time she enjoys creating art out of skulls and other dead things. She is called to helping others forge meaningful experiences with the Morrigan, as well as the Gods and land of Ireland. Visit her online at https://www.stephaniewoodfield.com.
Sandra Mariah Wright
Salem Witches Spill the Tea
Sandra Mariah Wright is a prominent Salem Witch and the High Priestess of Elphame, an Alexandrian coven. She and Leanne Marrama co-wrote Reading the Leaves and Lighting the Wick (Penguin|Random House). She owns a jewelry and occult supply company, Gallows Hill Witchery, and hosts live crystal and jewelry sales (to the delight of her “Crystal Coven”). She also owns an events business, Spirit Beacon Psychic Fair and Mystical Marketplace and manages the largest annual psychic fair in the country. She has appeared on the Travel Channel and Showtime and has been featured on Chronicle and Dish Network’s Magnificent Obsessions.