Kanyon Sayers-Roods is Costanoan Ohlone-Mutsun and Chumash; she also goes by her given Native name, “Coyote Woman”. She is proud of her heritage and her native name (though it comes with its own back story), and is very active in the Native Community. She is an Artist, Poet, Published Author, Activist, Student and Teacher. The daughter of Ann-Marie Sayers, she was raised in Indian Canyon, trust land of her family, which currently is one of the few spaces in Central California available for the Indigenous community for ceremony. Kanyon’s art has been featured at the De Young Museum, The Somarts Gallery, Gathering Tribes, Snag Magazine, and numerous Powwows and Indigenous Gatherings. She is a recent graduate of the Art Institute of California, Sunnyvale, obtaining her Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees in Web Design and Interactive Media. She is motivated to learn, teach, start conversations around decolonization and reinidgenization, permaculture and to continue doing what she loves, Art.
Jeanine DeOya is a continual student of the universal mysteries. She was called to her Earth-based path at a young age. While she grew up in a Christian family, she continued to seek for further truths. Jeanine began practicing Paganism in 1992, and began practicing Wicca in 1995. Presently Jeanine holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is ordained. She has been a Priestess in the Correllian tradition since 2001, which gives her the title of Reverend. In 1999 she created a form online to network with other Pagans of color and watched it grow exponentially. Jeanine is presently on a Correllian board, which was formed to discuss ways of positive change towards racial and other equalities within The Correllian Tradition, as well as across the wider scope of the community at large. Included in her practice Jeanine has been doing prison telephony ministry for 7 years, and presently teaches a course on her African American Wiccan Society Online School. Jeanine is a blog writer, administrator of black Pagan online forms, reader of the tarot, natural empathic intuitive and spiritual counselor.
Jeanine DeOya has a new book out:
Portal of Light: An Extensive Study of Wicca and Magick from an African American Perspective
Sidney Eileen is a nonbinary, transgender, asexual, animistic, polytheist witch, and an artist, blogger, writer, and teacher. They acknowledge divinity and unique natures in not just deities, but in all manner of ephemeral and supernatural beings, spirits, living beings, and the souls that embody the physical objects and spaces around us. Their practice is lifelong and of an intuitive nature, seeking fulfillment through mutable asymmetrical balance. Their perspective as a witch and an artist influences everything they do.
Lasara Firefox Allen (they/them/theirs) Lasara Firefox Allen (they/them/theirs) is a writer, Witch, and gritty academic. Having grown up in the wilds of Mendocino County, Lasara currently resides in Oakland, with/in the ancestral and contemporary lands of the Ohlone people. Lasara is a peer and a social work practitioner who practices from an intersectional and anti-oppression-focused feminist framework. They are a co-conspirator for our collective liberation.
Carmela is a 1st-generation Afro-Filipina, 3rd-generation Albularya. Her creative disposition and adolescent awareness of alchemy and metaphysics have guided her through successful ventures in dance, pastry arts, nutrition and herbalism.
These acquisitions were later integrated as platforms to fulfill her purpose as an embodied healer.
Thus far in the path, she earned mastery in Reiki, certified herbalism, deepened the connection in spirit consultation, breathwork facilitation, entheogens guide and an alchemical sound bath musician.
Gregg Castro [t'rowt'raahl Salinan/rumsien-ramaytush Ohlone], has been involved in preservation of his cultural heritage for over three decades, for both his late Mother’s rumsien Ohlone heritage, and on his late Father’s side, the since ended ‘Salinan Nation Tribal Council’ (serving two terms as Tribal Chair) and currently the non-profit organization, Salinan T’rowt’raahl. Gregg is a member of the Society for California Archaeology (SCA). He serves on SCA’s Native American Programs Committee (NAPC) as Chairperson. Gregg is a Co- Facilitator for the annual California Indian Conference. He is now the Culture Director of the Association of Ramaytush Ohlone; within that role he is on the Advisory Board of the San Francisco American Indian Cultural District. Gregg is a writer and activist within the California indigenous community, on issues regarding cultural preservation, protection, education and traditional practices.
Irisanya Moon is an author, priestess, and teacher in the Reclaiming Witchcraft tradition, facilitating classes and camps the US, Canada, UK, and Australia. She was initiated into the tradition in 2014. She contributes to Moon Books anthologies, including Ancestral Healing, Weathering the Storm, Paganism 101, Naming the Goddess, Pagan Planet, and The Goddess in America, as well as Witches&Pagans magazine, “Elements of Magic” (Llewellyn) and "The New Aradia" by Revelore Press. She is a current blogger for Patheos Pagan. Irisanya has published Pagan Portals - Reclaiming Witchcraft; Pagan Portals - Aphrodite; Practically Pagan: An Alternative Guide to Health and Well-being; and Pagan Portals - Iris: Goddess of the Rainbow and Messenger of the Godds, with more coming. Her magick focuses on cultivating resilience through trance, aspecting, writing, and embodiment, offering safe containers for exploration and witnessing each other. Learn more at www.irisanyamoon.com
MistressPrime is an Elder HPs trained in three different Wiccan traditions, a Faery Seer Apprentice with Orion Foxwood, and a few other magical traditions.
Over the last 20 years, they've been the Organizer for the Orange County Pagans, Witches, & Heathens Meetup group.
For more than a decade they also served as entertainment coordinator and stage manager for Pagan Pride LA/OC. They were also the first POC elected as National First Officer in the 40+ year history of Covenant of the Goddess and held many other board positions for CoG at both national and local council levels.
As a public figure they have spent many years working with the media, with appearances on WE TV’s “The Secret Lives of Women -Occult”, on the cover of the O.C. Register newspaper, featured on CBS News and KCAL news, Buzzfeed’s “We Practiced Magic with a Real Witch” and many more radio, TV, online articles and podcast interviews.
With credentials from Harvard University, MistressPrime spends weekdays consulting with clients about cybersecurity risk management and privacy.
However, when not cleansing a ritual space or sanitizing a client’s online presence, they can be heard interviewing fascinating magical people alongside their co-host Tyler Matthews on their podcast, Ravens at the Crossroads.
Those first drums were crude, lopsided, a bit askew, but… That sound. No, I stand corrected. Not sound. Feeling. It went clear to my bones, unlocking memories of past lives, visions of unknown places and peoples, connecting me with Spirit in a way I’d never experienced before. The simplicity of nothing more than wood and hide, intertwined in such a way that it transcended itself was actually, well, spiritual. So I listened to the drums. I communed with them. I asked them what they wanted. Oh, the visions they gave me! I spoke with drum makers in my dreams and in the ethereal and a single, simple command came back. Let the drums be what they want to be. Don’t force them. Let each have its own voice, its own personality. I’m no longer a maker of drums. I’m a guide. Join me on my journey.
Jenay Marontate created Kitchen Witch Gourmet Tea company 12 years ago. A delicious adventure into edible magic that will elevate your tea drinking and dining experience. Recently signed to Llewellyn to write a book on the topic of Tea Magic Jenay is over joyed to share this passion of tea with you.
L. Phaedrus Hreóchor is a trans, genderfluid, queer magician, polytheist, diviner, and spirit worker currently living in New England. They work with a range of Gods and Spirits, though much of their practice is focused on anonymous Beings, local city spirits, and their dead. Hreóchor is a journeyman mage in clan Tashrisketlin/Tashlin. You can find Hreóchor on their blog: seekerphaedrus.wordpress.com.
Morgana RavenTree has been a practicing witch since 1978 and an Egyptian Priestess since 1993. A former anthropologist, she has always had a strong interest in studying non-North American cultures. As a member of Avaz International Dance Theatre since 1987, she has had the opportunity to study the cultures of the Balkans, Central Asia, the Middle East and Persia. A serious student of Silk Road cultures since 1991, she has studied with Honored Artists of Uzbekistan Viktoria Akilova and Qizlarkhon Dustmukhemedova, as well as Carolyn Krueger of Gulistan Dance Company and Dr. Robyn Friend. She is also the current President of Pagan Pride Los Angeles, Inc. and First Officer of the Orange County Local Council of Covenant of the Goddess, and teaches traditional Wicca in Southern California.
Angus is a carbon-based, bipedal, ape-descended life form who has evolved his thumb-laden hands into two specialities: Writing stuff and whapping on things in a rhythmical manner. Verified examples of the former skill can be found at: www.Patreon.com/AngusMcMahan - Field recordings of the latter tendency can be made at many of the pagan rituals that tend to pop up in this area.
Maureen Atkins has been teaching Sacred Circle Dance since 1995. Over the years she has taught at past pagan gatherings, dance camps, dance retreats and collaborated with other presenters. The dances taught are fine for beginners and embody the Wheel of the Year and the rhythms of the earth.
Margaret & Kristoph create magical music -- an original fusion of Celtic and Early music flavors that touches the heart through the interweaving of soaring vocals with Celtic harp, guitars, octave mandolin, recorders, flute, and whistle.Their lyrics, including some in Gaelic, Medieval French, and Provencal, speak of love and longing, quests and revels, magic and transformation in a language that transports and enchants the listener. Margaret Davis and Kristoph Klover are respectively the leaders of Celtic/Medieval band Broceliande and Celtic rock band Avalon Rising, in addition to their work as a duo. They have recorded 15 CDs on the Flowinglass Music label, and in 2008 they performed in the Disney movie Bedtime Stories. In 2018 they won the Lost Chord Award, presented by the Society for Ritual Arts. Find out more about them at https://flowinglass.com/margaret-kristoph
Author of ATHEOPAGANISM: An Earth-Honoring Path Rooted in Science, and a Pagan for 35 years, Mark Green is a writer, poet, thinker, ritualist, singer and activist. He is best known in his local area as the founder of Sonoma County Conservation Action, the largest environmental organization on the North Coast of California. He works in the nonprofit sector, lives in the exquisite watershed of the Russian River (Coast Miwok/Southern Pomo land) with his partner Nemea and Kiki, the Circus Cat, and seeks to eat this magnificent life with both hands. He is a proud member of the 30-year-old Pagan circle Dark Sun.
Ceridwen is a fiber artist and has been for many years. Fiber covers a lot of territory. She felts, needles and wets. She dyes, indigo dyes, ice dyes, tie dyes, eco prints, sun prints and vat dyes. She makes clothing. She upcycles clothing to make old things usable again. She has made hats, bags, scarves, and masks for sale. Mostly at cons. She admits to making a bit of jewelry on the side, but fiber is really her passion.
Born and raised in San Diego CA, Marcus is a queer, Mexican-American, practicing witch with more than a decade’s worth of presenting, teaching, and providing spiritual counsel as a professional Spirit Worker making key talismans, candles, providing tarot readings, and more. Not only does he unlock the magic for his community, he also has a popular TikTok channel where he gives a weekly readings, discussions on the current trends with magical practices, and a few silly skits to keep the magic going. Currently, Marcus is a dedicate student of the Anderson Feri Witchcraft tradition in the Hell's Mare branch of the Elenkin line with his teacher Tommie Starchild.
Pandemos is a San Francisco Bay area collective of practitioners from diverse backgrounds, approaches and communities, united for the purpose of honoring the Hellenic gods and celebrating Hellenic culture.
Unkle Blacktalon Destiny is a member of American Umbanda House (AMUH), and has been practing with them for the 8+ years in the Orisa Faith(African-Diaspora). Uncle Destiny has also studied Hoodoo, Eclectic spirituality, Spiritualism, and Wicca. A devotee of Anansi, and the Power of Stories. Which adds to his work as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Phoenix LeFae (she/her) is a restless seeker of knowledge and beauty. Her journey on the path of Witchcraft started in 1993 when her athame was a wooden-handled butter knife stolen from her mom’s kitchen. Her love of magick and mystery has led her down many paths, lineages, and traditions. She is an initiate in the Reclaiming Tradition of Witchcraft, the Avalon Druid Order, and Gardnerian Wicca. She has had the pleasure of teaching and leading ritual across the United States, Canada, and Australia. Phoenix has written several books including What Is Remembered Lives, Walking in Beauty, and Witches, Heretics, and Warrior Women. She is a folk magick practitioner, professional Witch and reader, and the owner of the esoteric Goddess shop, Milk & Honey, (www.Milk-and-Honey.com).
Priestess Sabrina Moon is Founder and Presiding High Priestess of Solar Tribe and The Hive Pagan Youth Group Sisterhood of the Moon Communities where all hearts are welcome. Healer, Artist, Ritualist, Mother, and Lover of the Earth. Sabrina has been practicing Goddess-centered Spirituality and Witchcraft for over 25 years. Her personal magick is based in the transformative powers of love, the cosmic expansion of the soul through art, trance, and movement, and in providing sacred service to all beings in search of the loving embrace of the Great Cosmic Mother. She was Initiated as a Witch by Lady Jesamyn Angelica in 2009 and again in 2014, the same year she was Initiated into the Sisterhood of the Moon Tradition as a Priestess. Priestess Sabrina received her Ordination from Lady Jesamyn Angelica in 2016 and is currently in sacred service at Sisterhood of the Moon.
Rose is a diviner, teacher, tantrika and witch, initiated in both the Feri and Sharanya traditions. She has particular divination experience with tarot, playing card cartomancy and I Ching. She lives in San Francisco, California.
Ryan Smith has over a decade of experience organizing Pagan and Norse Pagan groups. Ryan has facilitated workshops, talks, and rituals at PantheaCon and Many Gods West along with group and solitary ritual work in local communities. He is one of the founders of Heathens United Against Racism (HUAR). His other works can be found online at onblackwings.com and at the Wayward Wanderer on Soundcloud.
S.A. Bradley is the host of the 4-time Rondo Award-nominated podcast, "Hellbent for Horror", which explores all things horror across books, film, comics, and music and how the genre not only reinvents itself to reflect each generation’s anxieties but can also be healing as well as thrilling. The podcast was described by director Guillermo Del Toro as "well researched, articulate and entirely absorbing." Bradley is the author of the Rondo-nominated book, "Screaming for Pleasure: How Horror Makes You Happy and Healthy”. He has lectured at Webster University and The College of Idaho and performed his live show, “My Horror Manifesto” in NYC and various horror conventions across the USA. Bradley is a Druid who can be found in the Oakland Hills.
Sharon Knight is a lifelong musician and artist with a deep love of this beautiful jewel of a planet we live on. She creates from an animistic worldview, and loves to sing to the sea and the wind and the trees. She also loves to sing with you, and hear your beautiful voices woven in harmony!
Wintersong Tashlin (WinterTashlin.com) is a spirit worker, magician, educator, and activist who runs rituals and teaches classes on topics such as magic, spirituality, alternative sexuality, and relationships. His ritual work largely focuses on rites of personal transformation and ordeal; while his magical work is focused on a systematic approach to the interactions between people and the energies around us. As a spirit worker, Winter works with the wandering Dead, along with a diverse range of gods and spirits; offers divination service; and facilitates rituals for both individuals and communities on his own and with Clan Tashlin/Tashrisketlin, of which he is one of the founders. Wintersong has presented workshops and/or run rituals at events throughout the northeast and across the USA. His writing and photography has been featured in NewWitch Magazine, HUGGIN, and books by leading pagan authors.
Today’s pagans and polytheists love engaging with religious imagery, and we do so in many ways. How do these forms of engagement connect with the past, and how are they distinct to our specific modern contexts? How can we individually and collectively engage with religious images in responsible and respectful ways? What implications do these images have for our modern spiritual practices? Join us in exploring this rich topic with other iconophiles
This group of Radically Inclusive Norse Pagan practitioners come together as a group for the first time to collectively bring their oracular, trance, and divination skills to the community. Join Ryan Smith, Sophia Fate-Changer, Dave "Hobbit" Shultz, Riana Edwards, Maia Debono, and Alex Rosales as they invoke the Powers of Yggdrasil. Each person with years of experience in Norse traditions and Seidr (magic) under their belt, they are dedicated to serve the needs of the community by being a conduit through which the divine can be accessed.
Evelie Delfino Såles Posch is a sacred song singer/writer, culture bearer & music educator. She is a devoted chantress (in 34 languages); Certified Sound Therapist & Pranic Healer, and ritualist. She has roots in her indigenous Babaylan (witch doctor) tradition from the Philippines as well as with Reclaiming. Evelie has been singing all her life according to her mother and first teacher, Divinia. Evelie's music ministry brings her to assisted living & rehab centers, hospitals, retirement homes, & even prisons. She can be found on social media avenues such as:
Hailing from Monterey, CA, Tequila Joe is a solitary practitioner with a passion for science fiction and a taste for the macabre. A former teacher, and paranormal investigator, Joe shares a passion for history, legend and the origins of both. When not walking the path of historical figures, writing rituals or dishing up culinary delights as a present day chef, Joe spends his time collecting science fiction and Hollywood memorabilia, with a particular focus on a galaxy far, far away.
Timotha is a lifelong torch bearer on Hekate’s path. She is also a Vajrayana practitioner and Chodpa. In the 60’s she began to work with Kenneth Anger. She has a background in Thelema. She has worked with the prison and death penalty abolition movement. She is a poet, and she is queer.
Gwion Raven is a tattooed Pagan, writer, traveler, musician, cook, kitchen witch, occult shop owner, and teacher. Although initiated in three magickal traditions, Gwion describes his practice as virtually anything that celebrates the wild, sensuous, living, breathing, dancing, ecstatic, divine experiences of this lifetime.
Born and raised in London, England, he now resides in Northern California and shares space with redwood trees, the Pacific Ocean, and his beloved partner.
Patricia Miller is a theatre professional and professor, ritualist and Priestess in the Reclaiming tradition. She is interested in building bridges and acts of transformation, whether in performance space or in ritual spaces including Spiral Dance, Pantheacon, Witchcamps, Free camp, Many Gods West. In her professional life, she works in many genres as a producer and theatre director with professional credits across UK and Northern California.
Andrew Ferren is a musician, producer and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A lifelong student of the occult, Andrew has dedicated his focus of study on Qabalah, Thelema and the Hermetic arts for over a decade. He’s an initiate of Temple of Thelema, OTO, and is an ordained Deacon of the E.G.C. He’s currently serving as Dean of Temple of Thelema, Burning Hearts Pronaos, based in Oakland, California.
Father, ceremonial magician, phenomenologist, technologist, and artist Chad Augur has a very pragmatic and experiential approach to Magick; holding firmly to the axiom “The method of Science, the aim of Religion.” The awareness of universal patterns practiced and observed in the microcosm of ritual brought into daily life and applied to our actions is the particular focus of Chad’s work. First introduced to Occultism in the late 90’s, he initiated into the Temple of Thelema in 1998, and has been blessed to have both Phyllis Seckler (Soror Meral) and James A. Eshleman as teachers. Chad has been most honored to serve his community in many capacities: as an initiate, Temple Chief and Pronaos Governor, and currently as Grand Cancelarius of Temple of Thelema and Secretary of the College of Thelema.
Hannah Bender is a student of anthropology and religion with an emphasis on rituals, death and dying. In addition to her undergraduate work, she is also a certified death doula and permaculture designer. For almost a decade, she has studied ceremonial magick, qabalah, astrology, tarot and Thelema. Presently, she lives near Los Angeles and is an active member of Temple of Thelema. She is particularly fascinated in the ways in which our physical interactions and conditions give access points into the depths of subconsciousness and its archetypal energies.
Zeph Bender has been a student of Thelema and the Western Mystery Tradition since 1989, and an initiate since 1997. He regularly teaches students in both private and public settings on such subjects as initiation, qabalah, alchemy, astrology, and tarot. He is the Prolocutor of Temple of Thelema.
Temple of Thelema is a true Outer Order of the Greater Mysteries, providing ceremonial initiation; structured training; and regular group work, all in conformity with the principles of The Book of the Law.
Babalon Salon is a Thelemic woman’s group that hosts events for all who are interested in learning about the Western Hermetic Tradition. Our studies include Thelema, Golden Dawn, Qabalah, Tarot (primarily the Thoth deck), Ritual Magick, and other Occult topics.
Daniel Gautier is a painter, composer, and author whose books, music, and art is showcased in the vendors' space of Blue Rose Metaphysics. Mr. Gautier offers lectures on the subjects of art history, comparative religion, literature, and philosophy. Mr. Gautier's art has roots in the traditions of Hermetic and Platonic philosophy, Symbolist art, Jungian psychology, and the gnostic/mystic disciplines, East and West.
To learn more about my work, you can visit my website at: dgautier.com