As an empath and intuitive Wendy began a career in social work acquiring her Masters degree in 1996. Deciding that her psychic gifts would be better used when combined with her spirituality she now works towards strengthening both her empathic and intuitive nature. Tarot is a tool she uses to exercise her gifts along with journal writing and meditation. She has been working with Tarot since 1993 and every day discovers something new!
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.
Maggi Setti is a third degree initiate of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a Wiccan Tradition, (www.sacredwheel.org) and is the High Priestess of their newest coven, Order of the World Tree, which founded in 2011. She is mainly interested in the Celtic and Norse pantheons. She has relationships with Brigid, Herne, Freya, Odin, Artio (Celtic Artemis), and the Morrigan but is dedicated to none.
Bill Warford is an initiate to the runic mysteries. He completed shamanic dreamwork studies under Connie Caldes, a listed practitioner and teacher at Sandra Ingerman's website, shamanicteachers.com. His other teachers include Laurie Cabot and R. J. Stewart. Bill is an independent recording and performing artist, experienced woodsman, and personal trainer. His grounding and belief in the healing power of the natural universe guides his healing work and artistic vision. SONGS FROM THE OTHERWORLD examines and provokes the exploration of the limitlessness of being through sound meditation. To find out more, visit www.songsfromtheotherworld.org.
Gina Grasso has been a working pagan since 1986. Since then she has expanded her studies and workings to include various systems of Wicca and European Witchcraft, Neo-Druidism, Ceremonial and Ritual magic, Kabbalah, Thelema, Mongolian Shamanism, various forms of Wisewoman/Medicinewoman works, trance and ritual dance, Buddhism, Norse and Astru, Christianity, Judaism and nature worship/reverence. From her vast background she has developed her own form of paganism, Walking in Magic. She still confesses to know no thing…
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.
Mary Kimball, better known as MaMa Kimball, has been a practicing pagan for over 20 years, following an eclectic heathen spiritual path. Mary has been involved with the CWPN from the time of its conception by participating on the Board of Directors as well as doing public rituals. Mary has also been an adult educator in both Danbury and New Milford and volunteers on many community projects.
With her late husband, Stewart Farrar, Janet has written some of the most influential books on modern witchcraft and paganism. These books include Eight Sabbats For Witches’, The Witches’ Way (one of the first books to suggest the southern hemisphere turn for festivals in Australia), The Witches’ Goddess, The Witches God, Spells and How They Work. Janet has also had one book published jointly with Virginia Russel, The Magical History of the Horse, and with her current partner Gavin Bone, three books; The Pagan Path, The Healing Craft, The Dictionary of European Gods and Goddesses, and their latest work Progressive Witchcraft soon to be re-released as The Inner Mysteries.
James Stone has been a student and practitioner of the occult arts and sciences for more than 25 years, and is the co-founder of C.R.O.W. the Ceremonial and Ritual Order of Witches. His personal practices include elements of witchcraft, shamanism, music, martial arts, ceremonial magic, and Thelema. He has spent a lifetime exploring subjects that complement and illuminate his path such as comparative religion/mythology, Jungian psychology, postmodernism, Qabala, and symbology.
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. He currently serves as one of the Elders of the Assembly of The Sacred Wheel, 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.
Gayle Nogas M H is the founder and proprietor of Gayle's Thyme & Herbal Apothecary in Enfield, CT since 1995. Gayle's Thyme carries a wide variety of metaphysical and spiritual supplies, as well as essential oils, candles, incense, jewelry teas and spices. Gayle's Thyme also offers classes, demonstrations and workshops using herbs and aromatherapy for healing your mind, body and spirit.
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.
Tinker is a Member of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Usui Reiki Master, Certified Spiritual Healer, Certified Bioenergy Healer, NeoShamanic Practitioner, Justice of the Peace, Ordained Minister (in a Universalist denomination). Holds a BS in Education and has taught at Ecumenical conferences and workshops on the East Coast from Poughkeepsie to Washington D.C. & New Hampshire
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 .
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.
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.