Ronald Hutton is a British academic, the senior Professor of History at Bristol University, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Society of Antiquaries, the Learned Society of Wales and the British Academy, and the Chair of the National Blue Plaques Panel, which decides which historical personalities get awarded plaques on their former homes. He has published fifteen books, and eighty-seven essays in peer-reviewed journals and collections.
Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor-Grimassi
Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor-Grimassi are a well-established and popular teaching team in the ways of Old World Witchcraft. They are frequent return guest speakers and workshop presenters at conventions and festivals all across the United States.
Raven is an award winning author of seventeen+ books on Witchcraft, Wicca, and Inner Mystery Traditions. He is a practitioner and teacher with over 40 years of experience. Raven’s newest title, published by Red Wheel Weiser, isGrimoire of the Thorn-Blooded Witch, released August 2014 . Raven has dedicated his life to the research, writing and preservation of the ancient Pre-Christian European ways of that are our ancestral roots.
Stephanie is a practitioner of Witchcraft with over 20 years’ experience, and is a third degree Priestess of Irish Celtic Wicca, and Stregheria (Italian Witchraft). She is currently the co-directing Elder of the Ash, Birch and Willow tradition. In addition, Stephanie is a long-experienced Astrologer, Tarot reader, and co-creator & co-author of two Oracles decks: The Well Worn Path, and The Hidden Path.
In 2006, Raven and Stephanie formed the Ash, Birch and Willow system of Witchcraft, and together they co-direct and co-teach the ABW Tradition through the Fellowship of the Pentacle (a Mystery School devoted to preserving pre-Christian European traditions). In addition, Raven and Stephanie offer home study courses on older forms of Witchcraft ( with students around the globe) through the Fellowship website and have an internet store, www.RavensLoft.biz , which has been dedicated to providing items for your spiritual and magical practice for over 15 years. To find out more information please visit https://www.HouseofGrimassi.com
Stephanie Woodfield has been a practicing Witch and Priestess of the Morrigan for over seventeen years. She is one of the founding members of Morrigu’s Daughters, an online sisterhood dedicated to the Morrigan, the Irish goddess of sovereignty and battle. She is the author of Celtic Lore and Spellcraft of the Dark Goddess: Invoking the Morrigan and Drawing Down the Sun: Rekindle the Magick of the Solar Goddesses. Her articles have appeared in SageWoman magazine and on the Witches Voice website. You can find her on her blog Dark Goddess Musingshttp://darkgoddessmusings.blogspot.com
Bernadette Montana has been teaching and practicing Wicca, the Tarot and Native American practices for over 30 years. She is a 3rd degree priestess in the Alexandrian tradition and Progressive ways under Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone, a tribal member and pipe carrier of the Sun Bear tribe (an all nations tribe), and a tribal member of the Baramaya tribe (Taino bloodline). Currently a 3rd degree Reiki practitioner, Bernadette has given classes in the Tarot, and in Wicca, in shops all over Orange County NY. These shops include The Sugar Loaf Inn, Windows to the Sky, Sunshine Studios and others. She currently owns her own metaphysical shop in Cornwall, NY called Brid's Closet. Bernadette also facilitates events and festivals in Orange County NY, such as The Beltane Festival in Cornwall and The Yule Celebration in New Windsor, and organizes The Newburgh and Cornwall Witches Meet-Up (the largest meet-up group in the lower Hudson Valley area).
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. She has served The Troth as the Connecticut and New England Steward, the High Steward, a Redeswoman, Assistant Steerswoman and Steerswoman. She founded The Troth's Lore Program, was its first Provost, and is currently serving as a Dean. She is a Troth-certified Godwoman, or member of the Clergy. Patricia is a Freyjasgythja and a proud member of Two Ravens Kindred.
Courtney Weber is a Priestess, writer, Tarot advisor, activist and practicing Witch in New York City. Her writing has appeared in several publications and she blogs at www.thecocowitch.comand on Witchesandpagans.com ("Behind the Broom: What the Books Don't Tell You"). She is the designer and producer of Tarot of the Boroughs, a photographic Tarot deck set in New York City. Courtney lecturers regularly around the United States and is super-stoked to be back home at Harvest Gathering.
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.
It is his calling, and he gave up a job as an electrical engineer to focus on bringing percussion to the people, and feeding the growing drum circles in the U.S. The drum circle is empowering, as everyone has a place, everyone is a musician. His goal: to help break the paradigm that music, spirit, and magickal experience are for a very few, and that the rest of us are destined to be the audience.This illusion must end. Step up, participate, and get involved with the creation of your own life.
Morgan has been a pagan since 1991 and studying Druidism and Celtic Reconstructionism since '94. She is a Druid in the Order of the White Oak and is also a member of Ar nDraiocht Fein (ADF) and the heathen organization the Troth. She has taught classes on Druidism, fairies, and Celtic magic at different events and conferences throughout the northeast United States and has appeared as a guest on the podshows, the New Normal and Raven Radio. She has been published in multiple anthologies as well as in Circle magazine, Witches and Pagans magazine, and the CR journal Air n-Aithesc. Additionally she has self-published books called By Land, Sea, and Sky, a book of poetry called Shadow, Light, and Spirit, an urban fantasy series called Between the Worlds and through Spero publishing a children's book called A Child's Eye View of the Fairy Faith. Through Moon Books she has written Where the Hawthorn Grows, Fairy Witchcraft, and Pagan Portals: the Morrigan Connecticut, USA.
Skywalker’s spiritual journey started with Wicca over 25 years ago and has led her down a path which includes other traditions such as Voodoo, Thelema, and Druidry, with a good dose of science fiction and theoretical physics. She is a member of The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD) and an initiate of OTO (Ordo Templi Orientis). She currently serves as the Vice President of the Connecticut Wiccan and Pagan Network. She is an avid reader of mythology, history and scholarship of all kinds regarding Pagan religious beliefs and practices. She loves to attend festivals and gatherings and is an experienced priestess, ritualist and ritual drummer, as well as a seeress in the Norse shamanic trance prophecy tradition known as seidhr. Look for her in the woods or by the fire. (You may have to peek beneath the bear skin.)
Jessica Hunter is a Shamanic Practitioner and Shamanic Medium. She is an Ordained Minister with Circle of the Sacred Earth, Certified Crystal Therapy Practitioner, Certified Reiki Master Teacher, Spiritual & Metaphysical Teacher, and Empath Intuitive. She has a holistic healing practice in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Her focus is to enable clients and students to find their personal connection to spirit and discover their own light within. web: www.hunterhealinghands.com
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. She is still learning. For 10 years, she was the High Priestess of, and co-ran, a very active coven in Connecticut. She also trained in the Gardnerian and Alexandrian Traditions of Wicca where she was initiated to 3rd Degree High Priestess. She is active in the pagan community and loves to teach. She specializes in creating theatrical ritual that moves people to have a spiritual experience and discover more about themselves. She has a BS Graphic Design with a Minor in Art and Focus in Psychology. Currently she is President of the CWPN, Inc., the designer for Harvest Gathering and the CWPN Wiccan Read Quarterly Newsletter, a henna artist, a jewelry maker, a mom, and an Assistant Art Director.