Claire FitzpatrickDr. 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.

She acted as minister-at-large for The Minoan Temple from 1995-1999, performing ritual, weddings, workshops, and classes in the NYC metropolitan and tri-state areas. In 2000, she broke with the Minoan Temple to work exclusively with Rev. Ariel Sirocco, who founded The Akashic Temple. As high priestess for The Akashic Temple, Dr. Fitzpatrick continues to educate herself in all forms of Eastern and Western mysticism, and has most recently been incorporating many Hermetic and ceremonial magical traditions into her approach to Wicca. She performs public rituals, workshops and classes throughout Connecticut and New York City to the present day. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2005, and was attuned to third degree Reiki in 2006 by Grandmaster Shabani of the Usui System of Natural Healing, New Delhi, India. She is currently working on a publication that shows the connection between magickal and energetic practices with recent scientific discoveries in biology, chemistry, and physics. She has a chiropractic practice in Mamaroneck, NY and New York City, and is a weight-loss health care provider for Take Shape For Life.