Kirk White, M.A., L.Ac., is a healer, teacher and author. He has been a practicing Witch since 1973, a psychotherapist for 16 years, and a licensed oriental medical practitioner for 17 years. A past president of Covenant of the Goddess (North America’s oldest and largest association of Witches and Wiccans), and past director of the University of Vermont’s Parapsychology Program, he also founded Cherry Hill Seminary, a professional Pagan ministry program with faculty and students worldwide, and co-founded the National Association of Pagan Schools and Seminaries.
Ivo Dominguez, 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 Keepers of the Holly Chalice, the first coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel a Wiccan Tradition.
GWAERON views his three core roles as that of Warrior/Mage, Seer, and Healer/Priest. These practices encompass a broad five fold weave of a myriad of skills and trainings, including: Celtic Witchcraft and Wicca, Northern European Magicks, Martial Arts and Tibetan Bön Buddhism/Sorcery, Wilderness focused Shamanism, and Western Mysteries/Ceremonial Magick.
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.
John has been a practicing witch for over twenty years. He has practiced within both an eclectic and a traditional format. He is a Thelemite, and an initiate of the Caliphate OTO. He is a 32nd degree initiate of Freemasonry, as well as being a Past Master. John is the Ipsissimus, and one of the founders of Temple Of The Serpent Flame (a Thelemic organization currently located in New York).
Lilith Dorsey M.A. , hails from many different magickal traditions, including Celtic, Afro-Caribbean, and Native American spirituality. Her traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I., New York University and the University of London, and her magickal training includes numerous iniations in Santeria, Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo .
Christopher Kimball is a National Council of Geocosmic Research certified level 1 Astrologer, published fantasy author of "Battle Priest and Succession Wars" and member of the Connecticut Pagan community for more than twenty years. Currently he is a Heathen, an Anglo-Saxon Theodish reconstructionist. He has lived a varied and geminian life, having fought in the SCA, learned equestrianism and fencing, white-water canoed the Pine River in Michigan, Piloted a research vessel in the Atlantic, hiked the Grand Canyon and the lower Colorado River and grown up in the woods and fields of rural New England. Chris has also hiked the farms and undeveloped land of Connecticut for the better part of the last 40 years and is currently the Hike Master for the CWPN's monthly hikes.
Philip H. Farber is the author of "Futureritual: Magick for the 21st Century", a manual of neurological exploration, and "Meta-Magick:The Book of Atem" (Weiser Books, 2008). His articles on magick and popular culture have appeared in Green Egg Magazine, The Journal of Hypnotism, Hypnosis Today, Mondo 2000, High Times, Paradigm Shift, and other unique publications and web sites. He has produced several DVD packages on magical topics, including Magick and Entheogens Vol. 1: Cannabis, Magick for the 21st Century, and Meta-Magick Invocation. Phil is an instructor for Maybe Logic Academy, a Certified Hypnotist and a Licensed Trainer of Neuro-linguistic Programming, with a private practice in New York's Mid-Hudson Valley. Visit Phil at http://www.hawkridgeproductions.com.
Jane T. Sibley, Ph.D., is a traditional Norse practitioner and a specialist in Norse folklore and runes. She has taught at many Pagan events for decades, and also hosts MithraCon, which focuses on Mithraism and other cults in the Roman Empire. And along with Tchipakkan, she co-chairs “Changing Times - Changing Worlds”, in it's third year, this conference with classes from Astrology to Zen (we’re aiming at over 100 classes), to be held in Amherst, MA this coming fall (9-11 Nov). Her books, “Norse Mythology...According to Uncle Einar”, “The Hammer of the Smith”, and “The Divine Thunderbolt: Missile of the Gods” are available in the hucksters’ room.
Ariel Malachi Sirocco is a teacher of Western esoteric history and traditions, a Hermetic alchemist, a 32 Degree Freemason of the Scottish Rite, and a High Priest of Wicca. He is the founder of The Akashic Temple, School of Magickal Arts and Ritual, and a teacher of Western mysticism and magickal manifestation for the school. Ariel has an academic background in biology and 15 years with the American Museum of Natural History; from these studies and experiences, Ariel evolved his understanding of science into a philosophical and spiritual pursuit.
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.