Aidan Kelly, author and Elder, who was there for the creation of much of the modern Wicca/ Neo-Pagan Movement. In the 60’s he started the New Reformed Orthodox Order of the Golden Dawn
In the 70’s he was one of the founders of the Covenant of the Goddess, and was also involved in Gardnerianism and Feri. A bit more academic than most, he has written many books on the history of the early years of this community or group of communities.
Archonstone’s journey started when he was very young. He started Meditation at 13, did a progressive fast for the wisdom of god and got 32 years of trials and ordeals. He has facilitated classes in Albany, NY with the Wizard’s Workshop twice a month for years and ran a BBS with the same Name in the late 80’s. He has been a professional psychic, and worked with Shirley Tabatnack Psychic fair then also. He has taught classes at Ecumenicon, Darkover, Dragon Hills in Georgia, and at Mystic South recently. Classes have been on meditation, energy accumulation and management, Lucid Dreaming, Astral travel and Plane walking. He taught Psychic Self Defense and Defense
Brandon E. Hardy
Brandon is a queer fish who took some vows years ago and spends most of his time in transit. He swims along with Jesus as much as he is able through a polytheistic river of puns and madness. Sometimes he even writes about it.
Catherine Kane is a professional psychic, a Reiki Master, a bard, a metaphysical Christian, a New Age chick and a delighted student of the Universe (amongst other things.) She specializes in practical magick and brings creativity, an eclectic body of knowledge, and an attitude of fun to empowering people to find and live their best and brightest dreams.
She’s just published her 10th book, “the Swans of War”, and is hard at work on her 11th , “The Sound of Dreams and Shadows”. She is also the author of “Adventures in Palmistry”, “The Practical Empath”, “Manifesting Something Better”, “The Lands That Lie Between”, “Magic for Pennies”, Living in Interesting Times”, and “The Psychic Power of Your Dreams”. Her writing has also been seen in magazines such as Thorn, the Door Opener, and Helix.
You can also find Foresight on Facebook Foresight
And find Catherine at Catherine Kane Writes and at her Amazon page Catherine Kane
CoyoteSkyWoman has been a member of the NH and Mass pagan communities for over 30 years. During this time, she helped run New Hampshire Pagan Pride Day on multiple occasions,ran an annual Beltane festival at Greeley Park in Nashua for several years, and from 2000-2005 was the editor of The Crow’s Calling magazine. She is still active in New Hampshire circles, andteaches high school and college English classes often focusing on mythology and folklore fromvarious world religions.
Rev. Christopher LaFond is a Master Astrologer in the Society of Astrologers; he has lectured at local, national and international astrology conventions. He specializes in classical and medieval astrological methods of prediction and is available for private readings and for private or group classes.
Chris is a ritualist who has designed and led Earth-centered rituals and gatherings as the Coordinator of Western MA Pagan Pride Day and as part of the EarthSpirit Community. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the EarthSpirit Community.
As a performer on harp and guitar, Chris both delights and rouses the spirit with a mix of traditional and modern Celtic and American folk music that reconnect us both to Celtic heritage and to the Earth. “Garden Concert” by his group the Pilgrim Celtic Harp Trio, is available from Chris at https://celticharper.net. Chris is also an ordained pagan clergy member, a certified Death Midwife, a homesteader, and beekeeper. He lives in the woods of western MA with his wife and two children. https://lafond.us
Rev. Gretchen A.L. Schork OCL:AL
Rev. Gretchen A.L. Schork, OCL:AL is an international speaker on ceremonial magic and creator of the Abcedrian System, a planetary approach to the magics of the American alphabet. Drawing on 40 years of experience in esoterica, she has worked beside the Aurum Solis, Golden Dawn, OTO, Correllian and runic traditions.
Raised on Roman Catholic ceremony, she found her own practice through the 20th century explosion of hermetic literature. She is supported by academic degrees in education, adult training, and a Masters in Organizational Leadership. Her writing is characterized by targeted exercises that assure all activities are purposeful, achievable, and yield measurable progress. This encourages students through a methodical approach to the learning process.
GriffonMagik has practiced magic and art all her life and it is part of her daily living. She sees the world around us and recognizes the beauty therein.
She breathes it in every day. Yes, there are ugly parts but we can all work to change things.
GriffonMagik has a background in psychology, research, and the sciences. This shapes her world and sees it through that lens. It keeps her grounded. She has been teaching to diverse audiences for decades and continues to teach. Her ongoing research provides her an opportunity to create new rituals and reclaim older ones. She continues to host one-on-one classes and larger group workshops. These classes are diverse and range from Tarot, healing modalities, crafting rituals and tools, magical dance, magical herbal gardens, and much more. She has hosted the Griffon’s Gate women’s study group sessions. She has taught at many venues both magical and mundane, including Ecumenicon, Evecon, Changing Time Changing Worlds, and many SCA events. GriffonMagik is an active member of her local coven which is a Wiccan syncretic tradition.
Jane T. Sibley, one of the founders of CTCW, also created the New England Conference on Mithraic Studies (Mithracon), happening in New Haven this weekend. Jane and Tchipakkan met in the Society for Creative Anachronism,
a medieval recreation group, where Jane’s persona is that of a
Norsewoman from the pre-Viking period, Arwen ferch Rhys (Tchipakkan’s
is an Anglo-Saxon, also from the 7th century). That was where Jane
created Auntie Arwen’s Spices,
where she sells herbs and herb mixes both culinary and healing. If you
can’t wait until the conference check them out on line. In the SCA she
worked with Lois Fitzpatrick in the Soothsayer’s Guild,
being awarded the Order of the Laurel for historical divination. Among
the techniques she shared in this medievalist group were reading
runes, casting seeds, and her work in utsetta (oracular seidhr).
She was taught a lot of this by her Norwegian grandmother, and, being
an historian, is hesitant to claim that these techniques go back
farther than can be documented; however, these are traditional
techniques, and really work. Jane passes them along outside the family
because they shouldn’t be lost, and none of the next generation has
shown interest. Among these is the very intense Norseworking healing ritual, which she’s done for a few years. (If you come, be sure you know how to ground your energy!)
Jane’s degree was in folklore (her PhD in runes), and her work was
with an electron microscope- as with much of CTCW, she combines mind and
spirit, history and science, healing, divination, myth and humor, each
informing our understanding of the others.
Her books are:, “Norse Mythology…According to Uncle Einar”, “The Hammer of the Smith”, “The Divine Thunderbolt: Missile of the Gods”, and “A Different Dragon” and The Way of the Wise (Traditional Norse Folk Medicine and Magic.)
Larry Obern is a third generation Family Traditionalist. He has worked with Ecumenicon as a teacher for several years. He was ordained as a priest by the following Organizations: ULC, Nomadic Chantry of the Gramarye, and Ecumenicon Fellowship. He continues his clergy under the auspices of the ULC, and Nomadic chantry of the Gramarye. He has taught basic level classes, as well as the more advanced forms of the same classes. He offers a wide variety of classes usually at each conference he attends, and allows the Organizers to fit his classes into their Conference.
Orion Foxwood is a traditional witch, conjure-man and faery seer; author of “The Faery Teachings” (RJ Stewart Books), “The Tree of Enchantment”, “Mountain Conjure and Southern Rootwork (Formerly, “The Candle and the Crossroads”), “The Flame in the Cauldron” (Weiser Books); founder of the House of Brigh Faery Seership Institute; and, a co-founder of Conjure-Craft; and, Witches in the Woods gatherings in CA. Lover of cats, rocks, plants, trees, faeries, creeks, ancestors, graveyards, earth, life!!
Raven Kaldera is a Northern Tradition shaman, herbalist, astrologer, polyamorous transgendered intersexual, homesteader, and founding member of the First Kingdom Church of Asphodel. He has been a practicing shaman for almost two decades now, and is an activist for everything he
believes in. He is the author of 44 books, including the Northern-Tradition Shamanism series, MythAstrology, Pagan Astrology, Dealing With Deities: Practical Polytheistic Theology, and Hermaphrodeities: The Transgender Spirituality Workbook. ‘Tis an ill wind that blows no minds.
Sara Mastros, author of Orphic Hymns Grimoire and Big Book of Magical Incense, is Pittsburgh’s leading Witch for Hire. She teaches tarot, witchcraft, Greek and Near Eastern mythology, Pan-Levantine folk magic, and practical sorcery online and at festivals all over the east coast. Additionally, she’s a co-owner of The Fool’s Dog Tarot, a leading tarot app for Apple and Android devices. You can download a free sampler app at www.FoolsDog.com, check out courses and lessons at www.WitchLessons.com, sign up for her newsletter at www.MastrosZealot.com, or follow all her witchy shenanigans on facebook at Facebook.com/Sara.Mastros
Sidney Eileen is a nonbinary, transgender, asexual, animistic, polytheist witch, and an artist, blogger, writer, and teacher. They acknowledge divinity and unique natures in not just deities, but in all manner of ephemeral and supernatural beings, spirits, living beings, and the souls that embody the physical objects and spaces around us. Their practice is lifelong and of an intuitive nature, seeking fulfillment through mutable asymmetrical balance. Their perspective as a witch and an artist influences everything they do.
Tchipakkan is an artist, writer, healer, and eclectic pagan-heathen-rustic, worshipping openly since my teens. I live in NH with 3 of my children, assorted cats, and occasional farm animals). I’ve written many cookie cook books including Divine Cookies, the Rune article series in the Blessed Bee Pagan Family Magazine. With Jane Sibley I started the Changing Times-Changing Worlds Conference and did the podcast The New Normal for 6 years.
My skills are autodidactic, although I studied at BU in the theater, English, History, & Psychology departments. I practice and teach RunValdr, Reiki, Huna healing, herbalism, soothsaying with runes, palmistry, tarot, numerology, and other systems. Over 40 years in the Society for Creative Anachronism have brought me many friends, and many historically based skills, as well as more knowledge of early Anglo-Saxon culture than is conceivably useful. I love to teach useful skills from cooking, sewing, and herb use to divination and other more esoteric activities to participating in endless discussions of everything from healing to folklore.
Tom Blaschko has training in Shamanic Practices including soul retrieval, ancestral healing, compassionate depossession, curse and thought-form unraveling, and shamanic past life regression. He combines shamanic work with Inca Medicine practices, Incarnational Spirituality, Yew Mysteries, and Stone Circle work to offer training related to shamanic work from many different soul reality perspectives.