Our Honored Teachers & Performers

 

Featured Presenters:


Aeptha   •   Anaar   •   Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki

T. Thorn Coyle   •   Ivo Dominguez  Jr.

John Michael Greer  •  Katrina Messenger

Jason Miller   •   Christopher Penczak   •   Jacki Smith 

   Michael G. Smith   •   Sam Webster


And Other Fine Teachers Listed Here ...

Bios Of Featured Presenters Are In Alphabetical Order

Aeptha: After many years of self-exploration, healing, growth and study she found that her physical, emotional, mental and spiritual consciousness had the unique capacity to be a mediator for very powerful and loving cosmic consciousness. She balanced her inner life work with outer level achievements which included a Masters in Human Development and Learning and a very successful private practice in counseling. She also studied the connections between illness and the body while working as a massage therapist. During that time she studied the effects of sound, touch and other healing alternatives to support the integration of mind, body and spirit into wholeness.

In 1991 Aeptha and Eushahn married, drawn together by their commitment to the spiritual path and a deep and abiding love. Light Haven was born into the earth plane and established in Charlotte, NC in 1993. Shortly thereafter, Shakmah Winddrum became Eushahn and Aeptha’s physical plane teacher. They have studied extensively with this powerful and gifted master teacher.  Their primary focus is at Light Haven on the ever expanding work which includes ceremonial services, teaching and individual private work supported by an extensively trained staff of initiates.  www.lighthaven.org

Anaar is an initiate of the Anderson Feri tradition and has a Masters degree in Arts and Consciousness.   She has spent over two decades studying the relationship between Feri and its expression through the Arts.  Greatly influenced by the mad poesy of Victor Anderson, she seeks to create works of great mystery and power.  Anaar is currently the only known grandmaster of the tradition.

www.anaar.info

Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki is one of the most respected and experienced esoteric practitioners currently at work in the British Isles. Dolores was born in Channel Island of Jersey off the coast of France. She was trained in the Fraternity of the Inner Light and worked as a Cosmic Mediator with Walter Ernest Butler, the Grand Maistre of British Occultism. Dolores is a third degree adept and Qabbalist. She not only teaches the Craft but also is the current director of the Servants of the Light, a Hermetic order descended from Dion Fortune's Society of the Inner Light. She travels extensively, teaching a wide range of occult subjects to pupils in both the U.K. and United States. Ashcroft-Nowicki lives in Channel Island of Jersey with her Husband.

www.servantsofthelight.org

T. Thorn Coyle is a magic worker, activist, musician, and internationally respected teacher of the esoteric spiritual arts, she has trained in both non-violent intervention and Krav Maga. Thorn experiences the power To Dare as a vital force in her life, tempering it with the powers To Know, To Will, and To Keep Silent. Author of the forthcoming Make Magic of Your Life: Purpose, Passion, and the Power of Desire, as well as Kissing the Limitless, Evolutionary Witchcraft, and Crafting a Daily Practice, she has been called a Master Teacher. Thorn hosts Elemental Castings and Fiat LVX! video series, writes a popular weblog, Know Thyself, has produced several CDs of sacred music, and appeared in many anthologies. Her spiritual direction practice – which includes soul reading, and body/spirit coaching – reaches people all over the world. She is founder and head of Solar Cross Temple and Morningstar Mystery School and lives by the San Francisco Bay. Thorn’s unique body of work has touched the lives of many. Her clients include ministers, professional athletes, coaches, artists, activists, parents, and business owners. www.thorncoyle.com

Ivo Domínguez, Jr. is a visionary, and a practitioner of a variety of esoteric disciplines. He has been active in Wicca and the Pagan community since 1978, has been teaching since 1982. Ivo was a founding member, of the first coven of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel a Wiccan Tradition where he currently serves as one of its Elders. The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel is a Wiccan syncretic tradition that draws inspiration from Astrology, Qabala, the Western Magickal Tradition and the folk religions of Europe. His

techniques and insights are rooted in a synthesis of traditional metaphysical teachings, modern science, and memories from past lives. Ivo is also a professional astrologer who has studied astrology since 1980 and has been offering consultations and readings since 1988. Ivo is the author of Casting Sacred Space: The Core Of All Magickal Work;

Spirit Speak: Knowing and Understanding Spirit Guides, Ancestors, Ghosts, Angels, and the Divine; Beneath the Skins .  Along with James C. Welch he is one of the owners of Bell, Book, &

Candle (www.bellbookandcandle.biz), Delaware’s largest metaphysical shop.  www.ivodominguezjr.com

Katrina Messenger, a radical feminist of African, Cherokee & Irish descent, is a refugee from the communist, labor, feminist, and black nationalist movements of old. A founding member of Dark Flame Coven, she finds inner peace and solace by sharing her hard won lessons with others who care to listen. Katrina, a Wiccan mystic, is the founder of the Reflections Mystery School. Reflections is a contacted mystery school based in Washington DC. Reflections offers two full time programs including a long distance option plus classes for the general public. Katrina works extensively with mythology, dreamwork, ritual and trance as a means of self exploration, self healing and self evolution.  Katrina uses myth, magick and mystery to lead her students to greater well being and greater awareness of their unique gifts, abilities and talents. As a healer, teacher and priestess, she believes that everyone has a unique purpose and can walk the path of sacred vocation. Katrina is also a poet, singer/songwriter, author, teacher, speaker and priestess. She has studied mythology, esoteric sciences and human development for over twenty five years. Katrina is the author of Descent: A Journey for Women and Dark Beauty. She has published articles in the Reclaiming Quarterly, contributed to the highly successful Twelve Wild Swans, and taught at Reclaiming witch camps from 1997 to 2003. www.katrinamessenger.com

Jason Miller’s (Inominandum) interest in the occult was sparked by a series of psychic experiences he had when he was just five years old. He took up the practice of both High Magick and Hoodoo Rootworking while still a teenager, learning how ceremonial and folk magick can work together and compliment each other. He has been involved with a number of orders and groups over the years, always seeking the quintessence of the arte. He has traveled to New Orleans to study Hoodoo, Europe to study Witchcraft and Ceremonial Magick, and Nepal to study Tantra. Miller is a member of the Chthonic Ouranian Temple and the Sangreal Sodality, as well as an initiated Tantrika in the Nyingma and Bon lineages of Tibet. He is the author of Financial Sorcery: Magical Strategies to Create Real and Lasting Wealth, Protection & Reversal Magick: A Witch's Defense Manual and the Strategic Sorcery blog. He is also a regular contributor to Behutet magazine. Miller lives with his wife and on the New Jersey shore, where he practices and teaches magick professionally. www.inominandum.com

Christopher Penczak is a Witch, teacher, writer and healing practitioner. His practice draws upon the foundation of both modern and traditional Witchcraft blended with the wisdom of mystical traditions from across the globe as a practitioner and teacher of shamanism, tarot, Reiki healing, herbalism, astrology and Qabalah. He is the founder of the Temple of Witchcraft tradition and system of magickal training based upon the material of his books and classes. He is an ordained minister primarily serving the New Hampshire and Massachusetts pagan and metaphysical communities through public rituals, private counsel and teaching, though he travels extensively teaching throughout the United States. Christopher has penned over fifteen books on spirituality, witchcraft, healing and magick and has won multiple awards, most notably from the Coalition of Visionary Resources. He continues to write books and articles while holding a full time teaching and healing practice in New Hampshire, where he lives with his partners, science fiction/fantasy/RPG author Stephen Kenson and psychic Adam Sartwell. www.christopherpenczak.com

Jacki Smith has been a witch, healer and magical practitioner since 1988 and Jacki's company, Coventry Creations makes magically charged candles, oils and incense that is a staple throughout the spiritual community and in 2012 will be celebrating 20 years in business. Never one to stand still or take the safe road, Jacki started her retail store, Candle Wick Shop in 2008.  Quickly following that began co-hosting on HD and internet radio shows and in 2010 she became the permanent Tuesday co-host with Storm Cestavani on Psychic Friends Live. In Sept 2011 Jacki started up Keep it Magic, her own internet radio show and informational web site and in October 2011 her first book, Coventry Magic, was released through Red Wheel Weiser.  Jacki's journey in always evolving, yet remaining centered on one thing, personal evolution through magic. Everyone asks how Jacki got started on her magical path and start her business and the answer is, she just did it.   Coventry Creations, Jacki's first child, was started in 1992, on a budget of $100.00. Since she didn't believe it when people tell her that this was not possible, it was on Jacki Smith's kitchen stove that the original Blessed Herbal Candles were born. Jacki had been studying Herbalism, Theology, Ancient Religions and New Age Philosophies when the idea of the Herbal Candles came about.  It is her intention for the Coventry products to be a gathering of beliefs, traditions and philosophies that revolve around self-empowerment.  www.coventrycreations.com

Michael G. Smith, Gwydion Stormcrow, has been practicing Wicca, Magick, and various esoteric disciplines since 1989. He has been active in the pagan community since 1993 when he became a member of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel (ASW), a Wiccan organization in the Mid-Atlantic region. He is an Elder of the ASW and is currently serving as High Priest of Coven of the Rowan Star, a coven in that Tradition. He is a Priest of both Horus and Bast, and works extensively with the Egyptian deities in his personal practices where he uses a syncretic array of esoteric disciplines from Wicca and the Western magickal and shamanic traditions, and is inspired and sustained by his studies of Astrology, Qabalah, Ritual, and Natural Magick. He was trained as a Water Pourer by Shiverah Stonewater, and since 1995 has led sweat lodge ceremonies, and is finishing a book on the sweat lodge ceremony from a pagan perspective. He is on the Board of Directors of Cherry Hill Seminary, an organization that is taking an important step in providing distance education for professional Pagan Ministry. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Sacred Space Conference a conference in the Mid-Atlantic region serving to provide a stage for the interaction and sharing of the rich variety of traditions, beliefs, paths and organizations. He lives in southern Delaware where he works, loves, and teaches, and is one of the stewards of Seelie Court, 100 acres of pagan-owned land dedicated to the growth and evolution of the pagan paths.  www.michaelgsmith.net

Sam Webster, Sam Webster, M. Div., Mage, has taught magick publicly since 1984. He graduated from Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley in 1993.

He is now a PhD candidate at the University of Bristol, UK, studying Pagan history under Prof. Ronald Hutton. He is an Adept of the Golden Dawn, and an initiate of Wiccan, Druidic, Buddhist, Hindu and Masonic

traditions, publisher at Concrescent Press, author of "Tantric Thelema" and the blog "Arkadian Anvil". He founded the Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn in 2001 (www.OSOGD.org), and serves the Pagan community

principally as a priest of Hermes.

http://hermetic.com/webster

John Michael Greer is among today's most widely respected authors in the fields of occultism, nature spirituality, and the future of industrial society. The author of more than thirty books, including the bestselling The Druidry Handbook, he is also the author of the weekly peak oil blog The Archdruid Report. He serves as Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA), a religious order of contemporary Druid nature spirituality, and he is also active in the Golden Dawn tradition and in a variety of other magical paths ranging from old-fashioned Southern conjure to classical Renaissance astrological magic. He lives in Cumberland, MD, with his wife Sara.