Author of 16 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 former Epic Records recording artist whose material continues to inspire and provoke. Since 1975 he as been a national and international governing officer of Ordo Templi Orientis, one of the most influential magical societies of the 20th Century.
Ariel Malachi Sirocco is a teacher of Western esoteric history and traditions, a Hermetic alchemist, a 32 Degree Freemason of the Scottish Rite, and a High Priest of Wicca. He is the founder of The Akashic Temple, School of Magickal Arts and Ritual, and a teacher of Western mysticism and magickal manifestation for the school. Ariel has an academic background in biology and 15 years with the American Museum of Natural History; from these studies and experiences, Ariel evolved his understanding of science into a philosophical and spiritual pursuit.
John has been a practicing witch for over twenty years. He has practiced within both an eclectic and a traditional format. He is a Thelemite, and an initiate of the Caliphate OTO. He is a 32nd degree initiate of Freemasonry, as well as being a Past Master. John is the Ipsissimus, and one of the founders of Temple Of The Serpent Flame (a Thelemic organization currently located in New York). John is also one of the founders and Co-Chair of Harvest Home Gathering. John has appeared as a guest speaker on the television show Sacred Circles.
James Stone has been a student and practitioner of the occult arts and sciences for more than 25 years, and is the co-founder of C.R.O.W. the Ceremonial and Ritual Order of Witches. His personal practices include elements of witchcraft, shamanism, music, martial arts, ceremonial magic, and Thelema. He has spent a lifetime exploring subjects that complement and illuminate his path such as comparative religion/mythology, Jungian psychology, postmodernism, Qabala, and symbology.
Morgan Daimler has been an Irish Reconstructionist since 1994 and a member of the Druid Order of the White Oak since 2008, where she serves as an Elder and Cainte. In 2010 Morgan published the book By Land, Sea, and Sky that paganizes prayers and charms from the first two volumes of the Carmina Gadelica, and she has a strong interest in traditional magic and divination.
Tchipakkan is an artist, writer, healer, and eclectic pagan-heathen-rustic. Openly pagan since the 60s, she’s currently living on a small farm in NH aimed at self sufficiency and sustainability, with 3 adult children- all artists and writers, and a varying assortment of animals- friends and livestock. On weekends Tchipakkan teaches, while her daughters sell the family’s art through Cabochons, and they write, paint, sculpt, etc. the rest of the week. Author of Divine Cookies, and other cookbooks, sculpts votive and altar images in ceramics, and paints book covers and portraits. Currently organizing the Changing Times-Changing Worlds interfaith Esoteric Conference
Dr. Claire Fitzpatrick was raised in the Roman Catholic tradition, which she later abandoned in 1987. In 1988 she discovered the works of Starhawk and Raymond Buckland. She pursued studies in Wicca, which led to her participation in The Minoan Temple, in the same spiritual lineage of Lady Rhea and Phyllis Curott. She obtained the highest order, 4th (sublime) degree, in 1996.
Tinker is a Member of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Usui Reiki Master, Certified Spiritual Healer, Certified Bioenergy Healer, NeoShamanic Practitioner, Justice of the Peace, Ordained Minister (in a Universalist denomination). Holds a BS in Education and has taught at Ecumenical conferences and workshops on the East Coast from Poughkeepsie to Washington D.C. & New Hampshire
Christopher Kimball is a National Council of Geocosmic Research certified level 1 Astrologer, published fantasy author of "Battle Priest and Succession Wars" and member of the Connecticut Pagan community for more than twenty years. Currently he is a Heathen, an Anglo-Saxon Theodish reconstructionist. He has lived a varied and geminian life, having fought in the SCA, learned equestrianism and fencing, white-water canoed the Pine River in Michigan, Piloted a research vessel in the Atlantic, hiked the Grand Canyon and the lower Colorado River and grown up in the woods and fields of rural New England. Chris has also hiked the farms and undeveloped land of Connecticut for the better part of the last 40 years and is currently the Hike Master for the CWPN's monthly hikes.
Rob made his first drum in 1986, in the very early days of the hand drum phenomenon in this country. His love for percussion and people grew, and soon he was exploring every aspect of ethnic percussion. Now, he makes and sells drums, teaches, gives seminars, runs drum building workshops, and owns Primal Beat Percussion, a 20+ year old drum company, as well as Imagicka, an eclectic shop in Binghamton , NY.
Laura Lenhard has been reading tarot and palms for over twenty years, and believes that validation via a psychic reading can be wonderful evidence of Divine oversight within our daily lives. Raised in Southern California, she brought with her to Connecticut her lifelong fascination with the metaphysical world, along with a deep-rooted belief in the concept of Universal Spirituality. A deep respect for all spiritual paths and love for the natural world combined with her vision for a unique shop filled with all things mystical, magical and natural.
Bill Warford is an initiate to the runic mysteries. He completed shamanic dreamwork studies under Connie Caldes, a listed practitioner and teacher at Sandra Ingerman's website, shamanicteachers.com. His other teachers include Laurie Cabot and R. J. Stewart. Bill is an independent recording and performing artist, experienced woodsman, and personal trainer. His grounding and belief in the healing power of the natural universe guides his healing work and artistic vision. SONGS FROM THE OTHERWORLD examines and provokes the exploration of the limitlessness of being through sound meditation. To find out more, visit www.songsfromtheotherworld.org.
Gayle Nogas M H is the founder and proprietor of Gayle's Thyme & Herbal Apothecary in Enfield, CT since 1995. Gayle's Thyme carries a wide variety of metaphysical and spiritual supplies, as well as essential oils, candles, incense, jewelry teas and spices. Gayle's Thyme also offers classes, demonstrations and workshops using herbs and aromatherapy for healing your mind, body and spirit.
Courtney Weber is a Priestess, writer, Tarot Advisor, performer and activist originally from Portland, OR. She received ordination as a Priestess of Pan from Rev. Cyn DeFay of the Cluan-Feart Mystery School in 2005 and a Third Degree Initiation as a Priestess of Brid from Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone in 2009. She is the HPS of Novices of the Old Ways, a Progressive Wiccan and Pagan group based in New York City and Portland, Oregon.
Born and raised in suburban Philadelphia, Sophia Kelly Shultz has been working professionally as an artist for 29 years, at first specializing in “fantasy” portraits in which customers could order portraits as, for example, centaurs or fairies, etc.--and more recently in the spiritual and mythological paintings for which she is now widely known. In 2005, she took up watercolor painting and produced “Hollie’s Green Man”, arguably her most recognizable work.
Kirk White, M.A., L.Ac., is a healer, teacher and author. He has been a practicing Witch since 1973, a psychotherapist for 16 years, and a licensed oriental medical practitioner for 17 years. A past president of Covenant of the Goddess (North America’s oldest and largest association of Witches and Wiccans), and past director of the University of Vermont’s Parapsychology Program, he also founded Cherry Hill Seminary, a professional Pagan ministry program with faculty and students worldwide, and co-founded the National Association of Pagan Schools and Seminaries.
Jane T. Sibley, Ph.D., is a traditional Norse practitioner and a specialist in Norse folklore and runes. She has taught at many Pagan events for decades, and also hosts MithraCon, which focuses on Mithraism and other cults in the Roman Empire. And along with Tchipakkan, she co-chairs “Changing Times - Changing Worlds”, in it's third year, this conference with classes from Astrology to Zen (we’re aiming at over 100 classes), to be held in Amherst, MA this coming fall (9-11 Nov). Her books, “Norse Mythology...According to Uncle Einar”, “The Hammer of the Smith”, and “The Divine Thunderbolt: Missile of the Gods” are available in the hucksters’ room.