Soror Alecto is a member of Aleister Crowley's Ordo Templi Orientis and master of Tahuti Lodge, O.T.O., in New York City since 2007. e.v. She is a chartered initiator in O.T.O. and an ordained Priestess of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica. Soror Alecto lives in New York City.
James Strain is a member of Aleister Crowley's Ordo Tempi Orientis and is the past master of Tahuti Lodge, OTO in New York City. He is a Bishop of the Gnostic Catholic Church and a High Priest in the Gardnerian Tradition of Witchcraft.
Cori Burke has always believed in reincarnation and the principal that you get back what you give. As a newborn, she was dedicated to the Monk's Order of Eternal Enlightenment (yes, her mom was a cool hippie), and when she finally found Paganism during her high school years, she felt like she had finally come home. Since then, Cori has studied everything she could get her hands on about the Gods, the Mysteries, Paganism, Wicca, and more.
BillieJo has been a student, practitioner, and teacher of the metaphysical and spiritual arts for 21 years. After decades of walking her chosen pathways she became adept in arts such as tarot, ritual construction and spell work, gem and mineral vibrational work, New Thought/Science of Mind motivational techniques and strategies for living, and Usui Reiki (2nd Degree). She is also well versed in the areas of naturopathic and homeopathic health care.
Patricia Lafayllve is a published author whose works include "Freyja, Lady, Vanadis: An Introduction to the Goddess" and the forthcoming "A Practical Heathen's Guide to Asatru." She has been pagan since 1987, a trance worker for nineteen years, and a heathen for fourteen years. Patricia is a long-time member and leader in an organization called The Troth, which is a resource for heathenry.
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.
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
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.
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.
Hopman is the author of a number of books and has been a teacher of Herbalism since 1983 and of Druidism since 1990. She is a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild and has presented on Druidism, herbal lore, tree lore, Paganism and magic at conferences, festivals, and events in Northern Ireland, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and in the United States.
Rev. Karen is the 3rd Degree Keeper of the Correllian Witan Shrine of the Universal Dance serving mid-state Connecticut. With her clergy specialization in Sacred Dance she has danced at Sabbats, Esbats, festivals, gatherings, celebrations, coffee houses, entertainment venues and private functions all over the state.