Lady Oxannamoon - When the Goddess dreamed the her into existence, the lights of inspiration, transformation, and clear and gentle communication were set into the constellation of her soul. She was born a second generation shamanic witch, and raised in the rich culture of Appalachian Folk Magic. Spirit taught from the cradle, and led by the hand of her mother, Lady Oxannamoon, also known as Rev. Angela, has dedicated her life to the study of spiritual, religious and esoteric philosophies, psychology, anthropology, hypnosis, music, yoga, dance, poetry, personal gnosis and the Magickal arts, seeking always, the impetus behind the wonder! Grateful for every teacher and oasis along the ever crooked path, Lady Oxannamoon is inspired to and exceptionally practiced in awakening each of us to our unique Magickal gifts! Rev. Angela has been teaching Magickal philosophy and practice throughout the United States for more than a decade. She is an ordained minister, a spiritual counselor and healer, a Certified Hypnotherapist, a published author, the founder and High Priestess of The Inner Temple, and is thrilled to be the newest faculty member of The International Metaphysical University!
Orion Foxwood was born with the veil; (an Appalachian term for second sight), into the rural Shenandoah River Valley in 1963, where his world was rife with folklore, ghost stories, superstition and magical customs! His father was part Lakota Native and his mother was born in the slave quarters of a Virginia plantation called The Hollingsworth Place, where she was midwifed and spiritually fostered by a freed slave affectionately known as Miss Granny - it was this distinctive combination of elements that formed the foundations of Orion's unique spirituality and magical practices. Orion is a Conjurer in Southern Root Doctoring Practices, A Traditional Witch, An Alexandrian Wiccan High Priest, An Elder and Mantle Carrier for an Old Religionist Craft Line, and a Faery Seer. He is a founding elder of the Foxwood Temple of the Old Religion, co-founder of The House of Brigh, and co-organizer for the Folk Magic Festival in New Orleans. For more than twenty years, Orion has lectured extensively on magical practice and spiritual development throughout the United States and abroad. He is the author of The Faery Teachings and The Tree of Enchantment, and the subject of three DVD sets published through Pendraig Publishing entitled Intro to Faery Seership, Orion and the Goddess, and Intro to Southern Conjure. Orion also holds a masters degree in Human Services.
Griffin ap Ced is Witchfather and Virtue holder for the Ced Tradition. British born and bred, Griffin hails from an old Hertfordshire Village family, with a blood line mix of country yokel and Romany gypsy. The Gifts were passed onto him across the veil from his Great-GrandMother, who, having decided it was time to move on, drowned herself in a bucket a year before his birth. Nurtured in the Craft Arts at a young age by both his grandmother and mother, he studied spiritualism, healing and various occultist based arts in association with a British Traditional Craft House based in Essex, where he was initiated in 1975. Griffin escaped the soggy isles for the snowy climate of Norway, where he lived for a decade, studying the classic arts. After working in Africa, France, Canada and throughout the United States, Griffin finally settled in California, where he's been for the last twenty years. Griffin has raised or grandfathered seven covens over the years. He has been the Magister of EarthHaven Coven, an occult-based Craft Temple, for the past 18 years. He has also taught public classes in British Traditional Craft and led rituals throughout the United States for over a decade. These days, he is often to be found drinking cups of tea at The Green Man in North Hollywood.
Carrie Wolf is a practicing witch and initiate of the Ced Tradition. She has been a Horsewoman most of her life and has been working with her soul mate, White Magic (pictured), for over ten years. Whether on broom or saddle, Carrie is an expert rider who is always seeking new ways to weave her love and kinship with animals into her Craft. A devotee of the plant kingdom as well, Carrie can often be found mixing oils and blending incenses behind the counter of the Apothecary at The Green Man, where she is one of three owners working hard to manifest their vision of a brick and mortar gathering place for our community.
Cheryl Janecky learned from Mother Nature from the time she was a child, the art of living in ordinary and non-ordinary reality simultaneously. Through playing in the Creative Field of potentials, she discovered that nothing in ordinary reality could interfere with heart-felt Focus and Intention. Blessed with a magical childhood in rural Puget Sound, and many adventures manifesting abundance, she teaches the experience of shifting into non-ordinary reality as a practice. Why? Heart-resonance is the power of creation, the connection to Source and Tribal Soul. Cheryl has counseled and led people from disappointment, grief, fear and frustration into the ease and grace of creating a life of choice. Through Clan Grandmother Wisdom, shamanic journeying, soul memory work, clairvoyance, and wisdom teachings from many traditions, she's assisted thousands in releasing genetic or ancestral limits and trauma. Cheryl is a published writer, editor, speaker, and teaches a variety of shamanic practices (over 35+ years). Her website, Quick-Good-Fortune, is a practical guide to end poverty, illness and ignorance. She offers a free 21-day home-study course and bi-weekly e-zine on living healthy, wealthy, and wise. On-going workshops through her group Malibu Medicine Wheel Shamanic Wisdom focus on the Medicine Wheel, Tribal Soul, Solar Seasons, Ancient Wisdom teachings, newest sciences, and the Shamanic Beauty Way. The work is based on heart-centered wisdom and inspiration, and is a practice to live mindfully!
Tony Mierzwicki is the author of "Graeco-Egyptian Magick: Everyday Empowerment" and a forthcoming primer, reconstructing Classical Greek religion, as well as a contributing writer to various anthologies and magazines. For more than twenty years, Tony has been dazzling the masses throughout the United States and Australia with magickal workshops and ancient rites loving recreated by drawing on the practices of ceremonial magick that he began in 1990. At the University of Sydney, Tony Earned an MA, a BE and a BSc. He is a regular presenter at Pantheacon as well as the Claremont College Conference on Current Pagan Studies and TheurgiCon. http://www.hermeticmagick.com/
Jo-Ann Byers-Mierzwicki began her journey into Magick in 1979, exploring her own family's traditions of mysticism and witchcraft. After practicing her familial tradition as a solitary for many years, she was initiated and coven trained in 2001 through The Wiccan Order of Bast. Jo-Ann was a dedicated student, and in 2006 received her Priesthood degree through The Hermetic Order of the Wiccan Mysteries. Both of these coven lines hail from the Druidic Craft of the Wise of America (DCWA), based in Long Beach, California, at the Eye of the Cat. The DCWA coven lineage emanates from the Druidic Craft of the Wise (DCW) in England. Jo-Ann has been co-facilitating Tony's workshops in Australia and the United States since 2004, and in 2010 she began working with Pendraig Publishing as a cover, interior layout, and design artist. Jo-Ann lives in Huntington Beach, California, with her husband, Tony, her daughter and their black Labrador, Anubis.
Julie James has a long-standing love affair with the healing herbs, particularly those native to our region. After many years of formal study, apprenticeship to amazing healers, and hands-on work from medicine making to certification as a Master Gardener, she now heads the highly regarded Green Wisdom Herbal Studies group. Julie teaches classes in traditional herbalism, medicine-making techniques and holistic nutrition throughout the Southland.
Ren Zatopek has been spirit taught from a young age and has been blessed as an adult to know many powerful teachers in this world as well! Rev. Ren blesses her community in turn as a clergyperson, spiritworker, healer, and ritualist. She is proud to be a temple keeper for The Inner Temple to serve as an Elder of Raven's Cry Grove, ADF, to be an apprentice with The House of Brigh and to be a healer and teacher at The Green Man Store. Ren is a licensed bodyworker whose encyclopedic knowledge of anatomy and divine intuition combine to make a truly unique and unifying healing experience. She has developed a profound and poetic method for understanding the physical body through animist practices, which she calls The Hallowed Healer. She teaches healing theory and technique in small groups, at festivals, with private clients, in public classes, in prison ministry, in her journal, and in a book-in-progress. Ren is also a published writer, a martial artist, and one of Tribe’s dancing and singing goddesses! For more about Ren or for information on booking a healing session, reading, or spiritworking please visit her site The Hallowed Healer.
Laurel Airica is the "Metaphysical Mother Goose" and creator of Word Magic. Laurel began writing poetry at the age of seven. Many years later, in her first public recitation of her work, she attracted the attention of Matthew Marshall, president/co-founder of Higher Octave Music, an award-winning, independent ‘New Age’ music label that was later acquired by Virgin Records. Through Mr. Marshall’s generous patronage – in addition to a grant from Marion Weber, founder of the Flow Fund Circle and of www.artheals.org – Laurel was inspired to take everything she’d discovered about letters and words and to turn it into the performance art she now calls, WordMagic: An Enchanted Literary Entertainment. Laurel also holds a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology and has taught WordMagic in the classroom – from kindergarten to graduate school. In 2007, she published Horsing Around: The Inside Word on Marriage and Horses, which explores the link in English between marriage and horses. In 2009, she released her first CD: The wRites of Passion of Philomela Nightingale – A Faerie’s Tale.
Jeanne “The Feather Lady” Delaney, also known as Lady-Lion, has been called to Mother Nature in all of her forms since she was a child. Although raised in a traditional Christian household, the idea of a male Higher Power never felt quite right to her, so she fully embraced the Goddess and the Wiccan path almost twelve years ago. Now, along with her beloved canine companion, Odin’s Pride, it is the most important thing in her life! Lady-Lion has been designing and creating feather art for over 30 years, and the only thing she loves more than feather art is sharing the gift with others! Dream-catchers remain her favorite creation, but she also delights in masks, hatbands, earrings and hair pieces. Although Jeanne considers herself to be a solitary practitioner, she is considered a community treasure by the rest of us!
Devon Kouadio will be offering children's programming. She is a temple keeper for The Inner Temple as well as a mother, jazz singer, and teacher of dance and healing arts.
Nate Stimmel has been studying majick since 1998, with an emphasis on Ceremonial Majick, reconstructionism, and Wicca. He is a High Priest in Dragon’s Weyr Circle, a British Traditional Coven, and is active in the local Pagan community in the Antelope Valley.
High Priestess Regan - Whether creating cutting edge theatre, scoring for main stream media, or releasing sumptuous solo albums, High Priestess Regan and High Priestess Productions is dedicated to creating media that elevates the viewer and the word! Her captivating music has been featured on National Geographic, The Discovery Channel and many other networks, she has been a contributing artist to The Labyrinth of Jareth, Faerie Worlds, and several Lucent Dossier productions, and she is a co-creator of the "Astra von Berlifizting" - a waltz ballet based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe, that thrilled West Coast audiences during its maiden run! High Priestess Regan is the founder of The Society for the Preservation of Faerie Arts. Through The Society she released a fascinating album of authentic Faerie music, upon which is captured an enchanted harp, recorded on location at the uncanny House of Bliss! This magickal recording features music to both sooth the soul and chill the spine - practically guaranteed to open portals to the Faerie Realms! Regan is also a teacher and a healer, employing yoga and harp to quiet the mind and ease the surrender to deep relaxation - allowing seekers to gain communion with the Self, the Nature Spirits and the Faeries.
Tribe - From the dark, from the deep, from the ancient, sacred keeps, comes the primal pulse of drum and dance, and voices raised in jubilation: Tribe is here! The lovechild of Lady Oxannamoon and The Inner Temple, Tribe is Southern California's first all Pagan Bellydance and Drum Troupe! Tribe is calling you home - and we invite you to join us, as we let our inner gods and goddesses out to sing, dance, play, and embrace all the joys that this life affords us in an ecstatic celebration of life, love and community! Awaken your divinity and revel with Tribe! ~