Kathryn has been a student of the esoteric in various forms since the mid 1980’s, and began studying with R. J. Stewart in 1996. Since then she been exploring both the Western esoteric traditions and fairy lore. She’s currently pursuing advanced studies in teaching esoteric topics with R. J. Stewart and Anastacia Nutt. Under the pen name Kathryn Scannell, she has published several short stories and a novel.
Kabbalah: Concepts and Historical Overview
Publish your Own Tarot or Oracle Deck
Using Tarot in Fiction Writing
Publish your Own Tarot Deck
Cleansing – Not Just for Sacred Spaces
Crafting a Guided Meditation
Basic Grounding and Centering
Finding the Right Teacher-
Speaking and Presentation Tricks for Teaching and Ritual
Deathwork and Animal Companions
Ancestors of Spirit: Ancestorwork for the Disconnected
Hidden Magic: Esoteric teachings from traditional Ballads and Folktales
Introduction to work with the Inner Convocation and Inner Temples
A Visit to the Crossroads – contacting Faery allies for sacromagical work
Ariel Malachi Sirocco is an Integrative Hermeticist following the Corpus Hermetica and related writings; as such, he is a hardcore Panentheist. He frequently teaches ancient Hermetic history and traditions and has taught at several esoteric conventions along the Northeast and at countless private gatherings. Ariel has an academic background in biology (Q.C.) and 15 years with the American Museum of Natural History. To this day, he weaves his scientific knowledge with his ritual.
Ariel has been a practicing occultist since 1983. He was initiated as a High Priest of the Minoan Temple, Inc. of New York in 1998 and The Temple of the Spiral Path-NYC in 2004. During this time, he realized that the scientific and the esoteric were two sides of a coin named “Ritual” and, thus, began his true pursuit and calling: Hermetics.
He moved to Connecticut for several years where he started Coven Quiddity (2006). It grew into the Akashic Temple (2009) and ran monthly meetings and a few major events during the year. In 2007, he joined the Masonic fraternity and his attentiveness quickly raised him through the ranks reaching Master Mason in 2008. In 2012, he became a 32-Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and Washington Council Princes of Jerusalem, Master of Ceremonies (2012-2013) of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Bridgeport, Ct. In 2017, Ariel became the Worshipful Master of Union Lodge No.5 in Stamford, Ct.
During this time, his passion with Hermetics led him to reach out across the United States and abroad to Amsterdam, NE in search of Elders. In Amsterdam, he reached out to and visited the world-renounced University of Hermetics (@ U.o.A.). However, he found his teacher on the West Coast – in California and in 2015, Ariel was granted an encampment charter from the Ordo Templi Astartes (OTA) for New York City area.
It is Ariel’s belief that this “New Age of Esotericism” deserves academic exploration without sacrosanct or circular defenses. If this does not happen, the entire family of “pagan and esoteric traditions” will fall into disrepair, ill repute, and eventually dismissed as merely fanciful.
Past Classes: (all classes are at least 90 minutes) Contact at: email@example.com
Some, but not all, of these classes have been offered in prior years at Changing Times, Changing Worlds. (check the archives)
- Alchemy: History of the Stone
- Candle Magick
- The Chaldean Oracles: Who, What, Where, and Why
- The Chaldean Oracles: Hecate
- The Chakras: for Novices
- Elemental: Air
- Elemental: Crystal Mediation
- Elemental: Fire
- Elemental: Water
- Elemental Callings of Solomon: Ritual and Hermetic
- Elements of Ritual
- Eros and Thanatos
- Frequency Lecture: Schumann, Frequencies, and Energy healing
- The Hermetic Creation Myth
- Heretical Witchcraft: Roots and Fruit
- Iconography and the Masonic Temple (Greek and Roman Symbols)
- Lugh, Lughnasadh, and Lunatics: Irish and Roman Perspectives
- Manifestation 101
- The Measure of Magick: Sacred Geometry, 101
- The OCR: Observer Created Reality (Quantum and Perception)
- Mid-Summer Magic!
- The Nature of Magick: Intention and Will
- Personal Protection, Level One
- The Primacy of Paganism: Historical Hermetics in Egypt and the Near East,
- Pseudo-Dionysius and 10 Letters (Interpreting Pagan History)
- Sacred Sexuality and Sex Magick
- The Seven: Astrological and Alchemical Sisters
- Symbolism 101: Creating Change
- The 36 and Divine Creation!
- Which Witch is Which? And, Witch are You?
Christopher LaFond is a Master Astrologer in the Society of Astrologers, and works, teaches, and lectures throughout the Eastern USA. He has lectured at local, national and international astrology conventions. He specializes in classical and medieval astrological method of prediction and is available for private readings and for private or group classes.
Also do not miss his concert! As a performer on harp and guitar, Chris both delights and rouses the spirit with a mix of traditional and modern Celtic music. Jigs, reels, airs, ballads and folks songs reconnect us both to Celtic heritage and to the Earth. Chris performs on Cape Cod as part of the Pilgrim Celtic Harp Trio, whose CD “Garden Concert” is available from Chris or at cdbaby.com; he mainly performs solo at pagan and folk events throughout the region. Chris is the music director of MotherTongue, the ritual performance troupe of the EarthSpirit community. Their CDs are also available through Chris or at cdbaby.com.
Chris has been a speaker and performer at CTCW several times
Astrology as Divination: An Introduction to Horary Astrology. &
Traditional Astrology: the Foundations of Western Magic and Divination
Introduction to Planetary Magic &
Time is On My Side, Yes it is
Mansions of the Moon
Rebecca Hamilton-Oubouzar is an artist, writer, and Kabyle-by-marriage. She has been a practicing pagan for more than 15 years, and has studied and worked with Kabyle culture and symbology for more than a decade. As the co-founder of Raven’s Own, a unique collectibles shop, Rebecca helps to create unique jewelry, tools, and figurines that reflect her eclectic quirkiness. Irreverent and sarcastic, especially with her deities, she spends most of her time herding cats.
This year she’ll be doing two classes:
Walking the Liminal Spaces
As our path unwinds, sometimes we find ourselves in the shoes of Robert Frost, taking “the one less traveled by.” These less-worn avenues often take us between the well-drawn lines of society. We will briefly explore the in-between places in which we walk. (This class will include guided meditation; passing familiarity with pagan and queer terminologies will help, but is not required.).
Get Action Rebecca Oubouzar
Life is beyond demanding, and “wine-and-bubble-bath” method of self-care is a booming business. But all the STUFF is still lurking outside your candle-lit soaking sanctuary. How do we handle it? How do we do so mindfully, without burning ourselves out? How do we do it when we’re overwhelmed, exhausted, depressed? Let’s find out together. (This class will include guided meditation.)