A Virtual Samhain Celebration
October 24th & 25th, 2020
Celebrations Starts on October 24, 2020
Gather the Witches is proud to offer an ever growing list of witchy talent and wisdom to our event.
The individuals below are some of the best and brightest minds in witchcraft today and we encourage you to get to know them and their messages.
Meet the presenters
Presenting Topic: Goddesses of Death
Author of Intuitive Witchcraft
Astrea Taylor is an eclectic/intuitive pagan witch whose life goals include empowering other witches and encouraging them to use intuition in their witchcraft. She’s the author of Intuitive Witchcraft and the forthcoming book Air Magic (Llewellyn 2021). Astrea has presented workshops and rituals at various gatherings across the country. She blogs about the otherworld and pagan pop culture as Starlight Witch on Patheos Pagan, and she also writes rituals and new moon astrology for the Blessed Be Box. Her main message? “Your witchcraft is valid.” For more about Astrea visit her website at www.astreataylor.com
Presenting Topic: Cooking With the Dead: Dumb Suppers and Ancestor Offerings
Lilith Dorsey M.A., hails from many magickal traditions, including Afro Caribbean, Celtic, and Indigenous American spirituality. Their traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I, New York University, and the University of London, and their magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria also known as Lucumi, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo. Lilith Dorsey is also a Voodoo Priestess and in that capacity has been doing successful magick since 1991 for patrons, is editor/publisher of Oshun-African Magickal Quarterly, filmmaker of the experimental documentary Bodies of Water :Voodoo Identity and Tranceformation,’ and choreographer/performer for jazz legend Dr. John’s “Night Tripper” Voodoo Show. They have long been committed to providing accurate and respectful information about the African Traditional Religions and are proud to be a published Black author of such titles as Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism, 55 Ways to Connect to Goddess, The African-American Ritual Cookbook, Love Magic, Orishas, Goddesses and Voodoo Queens, and the soon to be released Water Magic.
Presenting Topic: TBA
Author of Modern Witchcraft
Devin Hunter is the bestselling author of the Witch Power Series (Llewellyn 2016-2018), the creator of Modern Witch (Podcast, Blog, Magazine, ModernWitch.com), as well as a professional psychic medium and occultist. He is part owner of The Mystic Dream in Walnut Creek, CA, and an initiate of multiple occult orders, including his own, Sacred Fires and is the cofounder of the Black Rose Tradition of Witchcraft. He has been featured in multiple publications and is a frequent presenter and keynote at conferences, and festivals throughout the nation. His highly anticipated fourth book, Modern Witch: Spells, Recipes, and Workings(Llewellyn 2020), a pictorial spell book and grimoire, was released in February.
Presenting Topic: The Horned God of the Witches: Nature, Death, and the Devil
Jason Mankey read his first book on Witchcraft in the seventh grade, and dedicated his life to the Craft at age 22. Today, Jason is a third degree Gardnerian High Priest and helps to run two Witchcraft covens in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Ari. Jason is the author of several books including “Transformative Witchcraft” and “The Witch’s Wheel of the Year.”
Check out Jason’s thoughts on his Patheos blog Raise the Horns.
Presenting Topics – Saturday: Witching Herbs: Plants of Poison and Witchery | Sunday: Honoring our Ancestors of Land, Blood and Spirit
Annwyn Avalon is a Water Witch, Water Priestess, and the founder of Triskele Rose Witchcraft, an Avalonian witchcraft tradition. She has devoted her life to the study of art, witchcraft, and magic. She is an initiated Witch and Priestess, Reiki Master Teacher, award-winning Dancer, published author and has a BFA in sculpture, BA in Anthropology with emphasis on plant and human interactions and has received an apprentice certificate in Herbalism. She writes for the Magical Times Magazine in the UK and has contributed to other published works such as The New Aradia a Witches handbook for resistance. She is the author of Water Witchcraft: Magic and Lore from the Celtic Tradition and forthcoming Weiser book about Water (2020). Visit her at www.WaterWitchcraft.com,
Presenting Topic: The Astrology of Samhain
Tenae Stewart is a practicing cottage witch, an astrologer, a self-love and empowerment coach, and a published author located in Northern California. She is on a mission to embody simplicity in magick, ritual, self-love and self-care and to empower modern witches to create rituals that fit effortlessly into their real, daily lives. Tenae’s first book, The Modern Witch’s Guide to Magickal Self-Care, is out October 2020!
Laura Tempest Zakroff
Presenting Topic: Sigils, Spirits, & Signs: Crafting Symbols to Connect with the Other
Laura Tempest Zakroff is a professional artist, author, dancer, designer, and Modern Traditional Witch based in New England. She holds a BFA from RISD (The Rhode Island School of Design) and her artwork has received awards and honors worldwide. Her work embodies myth and the esoteric through her drawings and paintings, jewelry, talismans, and other designs.
Laura is the author of the best-selling books Weave the Liminal and Sigil Witchery, as well as The Witch’s Cauldron, and the co-author of The Witch’s Altar. She blogs for Patheos as A Modern Traditional Witch, Witches & Pagans as Fine Art Witchery, and contributes to The Witches’ Almanac, Ltd. Her first oracle deck, The Liminal Spirits Oracle, was released this past June from Llewellyn Worldwide and has been receiving much critical acclaim.
Learn more about Laura and all her projects at www.LauraTempestZakroff.com.
J. Allen Cross
Presenting Topic: The American Haunting
J. Allen Cross is a hereditary witch living in Northwest Oregon. He owns and operates a small apothecary business and serves as both Psychic-Medium and Occult Specialist for his local Paranormal Investigation team out of the greater Portland area. He enjoys bringing magic to his local community in the form of spells, house blessings, charms, and of course, his writing.
Presenting Topic: Divination and the Thinning Veil
Hana O’Neill is known as Hana the Suburban Witch and is an intuitive Tarot reader, Astrologer and Eclectic Witch located in Australia. Hana’s goal is to make Witchcraft and alternative spirituality fun, informative and accessible to all. She blogs about Astrology with pop culture references to fandoms such as Disney and Harry Potter. She also hosts a YouTube channel with content from Spellcrafting, Tarot tutorials, Witchcraft basics and even details her own journey from Pentecostal Christian to proud Witch.
To find out more about Hana visit her website http://www.suburbanwitchery.com
Presenting Topic: The Soul of Place
This course will explore how the physicality of terrain and ecology inform the personality of a place. This soul of the place includes Land Spirits, DNA memory and Terrapsychology, the emerging field that studies the interaction between psyche and place.
Jamie Della is the author of nine books, including The Book of Spells: The Magick of Witchcraft and the Herbal Journeys column for Witches and Pagan Magazine. Her writings have been featured in Rebelle Society, Witchology Magazine, Manifest Station and Sage Woman Magazine among others. She has studied magick and spirituality from around the world for more than twenty-five years, learning from a variety of teachers for a full scope of The Craft and spiritual lifestyle focused on self-empowerment. A member of the Crimson Dragon Druidic Craft of the Wise coven and Mt. Shasta Priestess Temple, she is a Reiki and bodywork healer, workshop and retreat leader and teacher of the Wise Ways. When not writing, Jamie is either in creative meditation at her potter’s wheel, backpacking the Eastern Sierra or creating hearth magick at her guesthouse in the Aspen trees. Discover the Magick Within at jamiedella.com
Presenting Topic: Working with Spirit Guides: Traveling to the Unseen Realms
With the thinning veil, our access to the unseen world is easier. Let’s use that to our advantage and take a trip to the Lower Realm to meet one of your guides.
In this workshop, you’ll not only be taken on a guided journey to meet a powerful spirit ally, but you’ll also learn:
- About the three realms of the unseen world: Lower, Middle & Upper
- A simple technique to energetically anchor yourself
- Why spiritual hygiene is important
- How to energetically protect yourself when traveling on psychic journeys
Angie Knight-Reiter (she/her) is a soul coach, Tarot reader and metaphysical educator. As a psychic witch, she is well-known for bringing hard-hitting truth bombs to her students and clients while cheerleading them on to their best. With an emphasis on honest assessment, radical compassion and unconditional support, along with a hefty dose of pragmatism, she helps clients understand their story and how to change it, so they can live their most authentic, empowered lives. Angie’s background includes event planning, marketing, project management and education, including a stint teaching English 101 to first-year university students. She has practiced witchcraft and read Tarot cards for more than 20 years. Angie is currently working on an Embodied Intuition 101 journal/workbook to bring her teachings to a greater audience, and she periodically produces Geology of the Soul, a show focusing on witchcraft, Tarot and astrology.
Presenting Topic: Glam-O-Ween: Honoring the Dead with Glamour Magic
"The Glam Witch"
Michael Herkes (Chicago), also known as “The Glam Witch”, has been
practicing modern witchcraft since he was a preteen. He is a devotee to
the goddess Lilith and focuses his practice on crystal, glamour, moon,
and sex magic. He is also an experienced tarot reader, nationwide
speaker, author of The GLAM Witch, The Complete Book of Moon Spells, and
a contributor to Witch Way Magazine. In 2021 Michael will be a featured
presenter at WitchCon and Hexfest. For more information visit
Sandra Mariah Wright
Leanne Marrama and Sandra Mariah Wright
Presenting Topic: Salem Witches Spill the Tea: Tea Leaf Reading
Want to know the real deal about Tea Leaf Reading? Sandra Mariah Wright and Leanne Marrama, authors of Reading the Leaves: An Intuitive Guide to the Ancient Art and Modern Magic of Tea Leaf Divination, demolish the stuffy image of Tasseomancy in a relaxed class designed to have you quickly reading your own tea leaves and anyone else's you care to know the 411 on.
* Explore some of the time-tested meanings of symbols
* Learn methods of determining timelines
* Read a few sample cups from photos
No hot water to get into—just a bit of back story, an easy-to-understand system, and some fun with two of Salem's most notoriously sassy Witches!
Sandra Mariah Wright is a prominent Salem Witch and a dedicated High Priestess of the Alexandrian Tradition of Witchcraft. She and her husband, HP Kevin Wright, run Elphame, a British Traditional training coven. Her book “Reading the Leaves: An Intuitive Guide to the Ancient Art and Modern Magic of Tea Leaf Divination,” co-authored with Leanne Marrama, was published by Penguin Random House in May. Sandra owns an events business (Spirit Beacon Psychic Fair & Mystical Marketplace), as well as a jewelry and occult supply company (Gallows Hill Witchery), and manages the largest annual psychic fair in the country (the Salem Psychic Fair & Witches' Market). She has appeared on the Travel Channel and NBC’s 1st Look, and has been featured on Showtime and Dish Network's Magnificent Obsessions.
Leanne Marrama has been working as a psychic medium for over 25 years. She co-owns Pentagram: Witchcraft and Magick Shoppe alongside Timothy Reagan, located on 282 Derby Street in Salem, Massachusetts. Leanne is the co-author of Reading the Leaves with Sandra Mariah Wright. She is a High Priestess in the Minoan Sisterhood and the Celtic Traditionalist Gwyddonaid. She teaches classes and presents at festivals around the country, and has been featured on TLC's What Not to Wear, George Noory’s Beyond Belief, National Geographic Television, Dish Network’s Magnificent Obsessions and The Syfy Network.
Sandra and Leanne co-authored the recently released Reading the Leaves: An Intuitive Guide to the Ancient Art and Modern Magic of Tea Leaf Divination.
Presenting Topic: Spirit Communication: an Introduction to Mediumship and Channeling
What you will learn on this topic:
- Learn what mediumship and channeling really is
- Learn various techniques to help you become a professional medium and channeler
- Learn what you can expect during and after spirited sessions with yourself and clients
Anielle Reid is the creator of the Magick and Mediums Oracle in addition to the Magick and Mediums podcast. She is a witch and psychic-medium,channel who is passionate about demystifying the occult. She has been featured on various pagan outlets and podcasts including Pathos, I am Goddess Collective Podcast and Charmed Life with Tricia Carr Podcast.
Reid is currently creating The Magick and Mediums Oracle Volume II in addition to The Slavic Oracle. When she is not creating oracle decks or providing readings she is songwriting and banjo playing in the folk duo Boy Girl Banjo. Reid has appeared on multiple outlets including WNYC and TED for her musical works.
Presenting Topic: Wormwood Magick
Wormwood, Artemisia absinthium, is a powerful and versatile magickal ally for any Witch, Magician, Healer, or Psychic, with a rich history in magick and medicine, starting with myths that connect it to the Garden of Eden and the beloved Green Fairy drink.
Wormwood can be used to call beneficial spirit guides and allies, but also protect us from harmful spirit and remove attached parasitic entities from our energy bodies. Learn to use it to both call and repel the spirits magickally.
As a healing essence, Wormwood helps us release our obsessions and paranoia, and helps us release from unhealthy situations and people, healing any bitterness that we hold on to, preventing the healing process. Learn how to use safely Wormwood in incense, teas, tinctures, essences, baths, and charms.
Christopher Penczak is the co-founder of the Temple of Witchcraft religious nonprofit organization and the creator of the Temple of Witchcraft Mystery School. Developed through his extensive work as an award winning author, ritualist and minister, the educational core of the program comes from his six book and CD set Temple of Witchcraft series. After many years independently teaching the program, he worked with the graduates to create a cooperative organization to expand and apply the teachings and serve the greater community with a wide range of ministries. With a current focus on expanding the culture of the Witchcraft community, he co-founded Copper Cauldron, an independent publishing company to support his own vision and that of the Temple of Witchcraft community. Today Christopher continues to teach internationally, write, see private clients, design jewelry and travel to sacred sites with small groups. For more information, please visit www.christopherpenczak.com and templeofwitchcraft.org
Josh McWilliams and Tamara Cunningham
What are and or is Hex-Files? Well, it all started as mini episodes for the breakout hit paranormal and witchcraft podcast, Cursed! (We know you probably haven’t heard of Cursed podcast but it’s good, trust us...but also, trust no one). When faced with the overwhelming amount of truth that’s out there, somewhere, Hex-Files was instated as its own entity. It’s the podcast that no one asked for and “they” don’t want you to know about. As witches, we know two fundamental things: 1. We are curious creatures and 2. our practice and craft can bring us face to face with the strange and unknown. Whether covering ghosts, demons, goblins, Bigfoot, or aliens, we are here to try to make sense of it all without crying ourselves to sleep. Josh and Tamara are often humorous, usually spooky, and always searching. So, pour a drink and join us as we uncover and investigate the stories, lore, and mysteries that you always wanted to know more about but were too afraid to google without turning on SafeSearch.
Instagram: @cursedcast @hexfilespod
Josh has been a practicing witch for over 10 years and a seeker of the strange for even longer. Growing up, they had many personal experiences with the odd and unexplainable, which only fueled their need for answers. After discovering and practicing witchcraft, they not only found some explanations but also learned that there is far more out there to explore.
Tamara is a human person who is magical and (obviously) not a gremlin. She also most definitely doesn’t want the Fae to come get her...nope, not at all.
Presenting Topic: Witchcraft within the Landscape
What you will learn on this topic:
I have loved working spells and honouring the spirits of the land for as long as I can remember. For the last 27 years I have been walking the ways of magic and witchcraft in Norfolk, in the UK. I love the old crafts which are so intricately connected with the natural magic of the land. So, I spin, weave, dye and make felt from local wool, stitch simple baskets from plant material in the garden, carve wooden wands, knives and spoons, and make spirit dolls from whatever I have around me. I love ritual too, alone or with friends, and have often run big open events for our local Pagan community. I am a qualified medical herbalist and a teacher, not only of crafts, herbal medicine and magic, but also of English. The enchantment of words has always appealed to me, and it is the spell they cast which prompted me to write my most recent book, Of Chalk and Flint: A Way of Norfolk Magic, published by Troy Books. Twenty years before that, I wrote a Witch’s Kitchen, published by Capall Bann, and in the intervening years I have written many articles for various occult publications, including Quest, Pagan Dawn and The Cauldron.
Troy Books website, for the Of Chalk and Flint Video and to buy the book https://www.troybooks.co.uk/
Presenting Topic: Samhain from the Folk Perspective
Learn modern ways to celebrate the traditional Samhain season.
Temperance Alden is the author of Year of the Witch (Weiser 2020), teacher, and folk witch based in South Florida. Temperance began her spiritual journey with family traditions in 2001,and has spent over nineteen years of practice devoted to growing and developing her personal path of witchcraft and paganism. Temperance is currently working towards a BA in Religion in South Florida. In her free time, she is most likely reading too many books and blogging her way through the internet.
Temperance runs the online community Wild Woman Witchcraft and loves teaching folk witchcraft to the next generation of witches! Temperance can be found on YouTube: www.youtube.com/wildwomanwitchcraft, ig: @wildwoman_witchcraft, twitter:@temperancealden, or www.wildwomanwitchcraft.com
Lisa Marie Basile
WRITING AS SHADOW WORK
- How we can write poems to identify the liminality of the self
- How we can establish a journaling ritual for self-exploration
- Easy writing rituals to confront shadow, banish self-judgment, and manifest creativity and self-support
Lisa Marie Basile — Lisa Marie Basile is a textbook Scorpio, word witch, poet, and the author of Light Magic for Dark Times and The Magical Writing Grimoire, as well as several books of poetry and the forthcoming City Witch (2021). She is the founding editor of Luna Luna Magazine, which is a dedicated space for literature, magical living, and idea. She also runs Ritual Poetica, a project that explores the intersection between sacredness and writing. Her work focuses on trauma recovery, self-care, accessibility, chronic illness and the body, shadow work, and ancestral exploration. Her work can be found in The New York Times, Sabat Magazine, Narratively, Best American Experimental Writing, and more. She has a Master's degree in writing from The New School in NYC.
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Jai Correa & Cyn Travieso
Presenting Topic: Day of the Dead and and All Saints Day in the Americas
What you will learn:
- Touching on
- Cultural Significance
- Roots of certain practices
- Modern ways these days are celebrated in today’s society.
- Practices to honor the departed.
Jai Correa and Cyn Travieso are two Modern Brujas, using their platform to take back their spiritual power and reclaim their Bruja ancestry. Jai is a spiritualist and tarot reader based out of upstate NY and her practice focuses on ancestor veneration and decolonization at the beginning of a spiritual journey. Cyn is a multi-generational curandera based out of the New York City Metropolitan Area, her practice focuses on creating space for those in need of energy healing and those seeking to learn the practice of indigenous healing modalities for well-being.
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Michelle Mari Elliott
Michelle Mari Elliott is a practicing West Country witch and seer who lives in the sacred heart of ancient Cornwall. Her personal magic is rooted in Celtic and Northern Tribal lore and she is a follower and teacher of the Old Ways who organises and facilitates workshops and retreats in elemental magic, runelore, and treelore throughout the UK. She is the founder of Wytch Wyse and has campaigned for many years to raise awareness and break the taboos associated with Old Ways witchcraft and bring reverence back to the word witch. Three years ago, she began The Cauldron of Changes global intention spell and now has people from all backgrounds and faiths working with her magically and spiritually each week and on every Full Moon to bring about a much needed positive change in the way people interact with one another and with the precious flora and fauna of our Blessed Earth. She can be found on her website, Facebook, and Instagram.
Presenting Topic: The Compass Round: Meeting with Spirits in the Otherworld
What you will learn:
- Learn about the ritual of laying a compass round.
- Explore methods for using the compass round to navigate the Otherworld.
- Discover how you can lay a compass round in order to meet with various spirits.
Kelden has been practicing Traditional Witchcraft for more than a decade. He is the author of The Crooked Path: An Introduction to Traditional Witchcraft. His writing has appeared in The Witch's Altar, The New Aradia: A Witch's Handbook to Magical Resistance, and This Witch magazine. Additionally, Kelden is the cocreator of The Traditional Witch's Deck and he authors a blog on the Patheos Pagan channel called By Athame and Stang.
Presenting Topic: The Foundations of Sanse: Puerto Rican Vodou
Jennifer Medway began practicing the occult and esoteric arts at a tender young age when her mother gave her a tarot deck. Rootwork and hoodoo run in Jennifer’s family in Louisiana. Her mother’s cousin, Maybelline, was a professional rootworker whom locals called The Swamp Witch. Jennifer carries on her family tradition and works as a rootworker, Reiki Master, witch, ceremonial magician, and Sancista at her company Serpentine Spiritual Arts. She has celebrity (including New York Times #1 bestselling novelists, award-winning musicians, models, artists, scientists, and drag queens who won RuPaul’s Drag Race), and international clients as far as Europe, Africa, and Thailand. She trained with some of the top occult professionals internationally and is a member of Ordo Templi Orientis. Jennifer presented working with La Santa Muerte during the Daisy L. Machado lecture at Vanderbilt University. She is researching the occult sciences and folklore while a master’s candidate. Jennifer attended Stanford, UCLA, and UC Berkeley, where she earned her BA in English. She has published spiritual poetry, fiction, and narrative nonfiction in several journals, including Cornell’s Rainy Day and Goddess and the Moon Metaphysical Journal. Jennifer is also a successful equestrian with many championships, and her students have won five state championships.
Sanse originated in Puerto Rico and is comprised of Espiritismo, 21 Divisiones, Taino practices, and brujeria. Sancistas serve the Lwa who bestow protection, prosperity, health, and many other blessings. This presentation explores the origins, history, basic tenets, practices, ceremonies, and seven divisions of Sanse. Participants learn about the Lwa, their feast days, altars, colors, offerings, lore, and how to begin a relationship with them before a Sanse initiation. We also explore working with ancestors and the commissions of spirit guides. During this presentation, Sancista Jennifer shows participants how to work with Papa Legba and make products for engaging with the spirits.
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Meet the entertainers
We are excited to showcase some of the very best performers and entertainers!
Falç de Metzerina
Falç de Metzerina have a unique style which moves between folk and doom, but above all focuses on the personal experience of traditional Catalan Witchcraft and the figure of the witch in Catalonia, particularly in woodland and high mountain areas.
The band is not only an artistic project but also based on the study of tradition and the history of “metzineria”.
Their music seeks to explore the traditions of the women -and also men- at the end of the Middle Ages who carried out magical or medicinal practices based on the use of herbs and plants from their environment, and who progressively acquired a diabolic and hermetic character.
Tempest & Nathaniel Johnstone
Tempest & Nathaniel Johnstone are a dance-&-music duo that craft dynamic ritual experiences. Tempest is a world-renowned mythic dance artist and Witch focusing on sacred and darkly inspired fusions that pull from the traditions of North Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. Nathaniel is a multi-instrumentalist virtuoso whose music pulls from myth, fantasy, and folklore with a vibrant sound crosses boundaries & borders. They can be found on their websites www.nathanieljohnstone.com
Elana Low is a dark folk composer based in New York City with a heavy harmonium and a slightly lighter heart. With a songbird’s voice, haunting lyrics, and melodies at once arcane and modern, she’ll lead you through the veil and back again. Her performance style has been described as having “a trance effect on the audience, inviting comparisons to Nico, Florence Welch, and Joni Mitchell on steroids” (Den of Geek). In her songwriting, she finds “a fascinating intersection between folk songs of long ago and the immediacy of text threads between friends and lovers,” making it easy to be “mesmerized by her harmonium and her honeyed, vibrato-free voice”. (An Earful). Her debut EP Loam is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, and Bandcamp.
Cachemira is a heavy psychedelic band based in Barcelona and formed by members of other bands of the scene (Brain Pyramid, The Mothercrow, Prisma Circus).
They draw influences from hard blues, fuzz sounds, and wah wah of the 1970s with a dash of space rock spirit, and they will guide you through the path of progressive songs and blues melodies.
Take a step out of reality and into the mystical world of Maevyn Stone: harpist, vocalist, and bardess. Maevyn weaves her ethereal melodies into a beautiful tapestry of curious legends and deep mythology. This American siren with Scottish roots practices her bardic tradition out in the rolling fields, sandstone caverns, and enchanting forests of Indiana. Join her weekly live-streaming journey on Instagram, as you sip your own witch’s brew from the coziness of your cottage. Her music can also be found on Spotify, iTunes, Facebook, and YouTube.
Wren La Fey
Wren is a Traditional Witch from the South of England, living on a cemetery, and enjoying the beautiful arable landscape around her as a source of inspiration. A Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner, and Clinical Aromatherapist; she is an accomplished fire spinner and keen tarot reader. She has modelled for Pagan-based artists such as Chris Down and Neil Geddes-Ward; appearing in 7 paintings, a tarot deck, and appearing on the front of Chris Down’s book “Otherworld: The Collected Works of Chris Down.” A lifelong student of the Craft, she is a forager, hobby herbalist, and is fascinated by the magic of colour. Wren can be found on Instagram and Facebook.
Thorne the Djinn
Thorne is a card slinging shadow working Djinn with an intuitive and original take on tarot. Their insightful readings captivate and enthral audiences, while their mesmerising gaze ensures that viewers stick around to find out more. Thorne can be found serving up their own brand of tarot truths on their Instagram page, as well as TikTok and Twitter.
Julia Halina Hadas
Author of WitchCraft Cocktails.
Julia Halina Hadas is a practicing witch, avid craft cocktail bartender, and magical mixologist. Having worked at a distillery and as a craft cocktail bartender in the San Francisco Bay Area for a number of years, she combined her love of the craft cocktail movement with her witchcraft practice in her blog and upcoming book WitchCraft Cocktails. She holds a BA in anthropology, and is a certified crystal healer, shamanic, and reiki practitioner, a tarot and crystal reader, and focuses her work in those areas on liberation and empowerment. In her free time, she sings rock music, enjoys wire wrapping pendants, and creating magical mixtures for her blog. You can learn more about her on her website, or Instagram, or more about magical mixology at Witchcraft Cocktails.
Annwyn Avalon is a Water Witch, Water Priestess, and the founder of Triskele Rose Witchcraft, an Avalonian witchcraft tradition. She has devoted her life to the study of art, witchcraft, and magic. She is an initiated Witch and Priestess, Reiki Master Teacher, award-winning Dancer, published author and has a BFA in sculpture, BA in Anthropology with emphasis on plant and human interactions and has received an apprentice certificate in Herbalism. She writes for the Magical Times Magazine in the UK and has contributed to other published works such as The New Aradia a Witches handbook for resistance. She is the author of Water Witchcraft: Magic and Lore from the Celtic Tradition and forthcoming Weiser book The Way of the Water Priestess (Winter – 2021). Visit her at www.WaterWitchcraft.com, www.WaterPriestess.com and www.TriskeleRose.com
Briana Starr Mikesell
Briana Starr Mikesell is a green witch and accomplished artist with a penchant for writing dark acoustic music. Her haunting vocals and evocative lyrics are reminiscent of a goth Lana Del Ray, while her songs conjure a delicious melancholy that continues to linger long after the music ends. She creates creepy horror-inspired videos to accompany her music which can be found on her YouTube channel. Her debut EP Salem can be found on Etsy, and she can also be found on Spotify, TikTok, and Instagram.
Tiana Powell is a skilled and accomplished fire performer who strives to always inspire & be inspired. Her creativity, hard work, passion, and sense of self all translate through her art. Tiana performs around the world and has made appearances on television and film. Through dance, fire performing, hula hoop dancing, and other forms of flow art, she hopes to create magic for the world to feel.
Keep up with Tiana & her journey on Instagram
In the mysterious vast lands of Scandinavia, where ancient monuments of stone erecting towards the sun, dark- and heavy rock quintet Nocturnalia resides. With thunderous and organic sounds of classic rock, ritualistic drum patterns and sinister yet beautiful storytelling they create a hypnotizing blend of music and impressions characterized by epic soundscapes and sublime winding melodies.
The eerie and cold yet peacefully quiet atmosphere of the harsh Scandinavian winter manifests itself clearly in the cultural heritage throughout history; the hostile conditions, the absence of daylight, famine and stagnation have put emphasis on humanity’s endless and determined struggle for survival. These occurrences have shaped the tradition of music, philosophy, poetry, art and folklore connected to our nature and it’s mysticism and has also been the primal source of inspiration for Nocturnalia.
The spiritual aspect of their music has also been an important part of the song writing as well as their intense and fiery live performances - to let go of habitual structures and allow the music to resonate with higher levels of the consciousness and deeper within unconsciousness. To let creativity take form on its own premises. To put meaning free from words into music.
The Dutch band Shireen released their first full-length album MATRIARCH in 2017. The album was well received and with the music video UMAI counting more than two and a half million views the band has claimed their spot in the alternative music scene.
Characterized by a vivacious and diverse sound, the band names their genre “Witchpop”. They effortlessly blend folk, pop, and rock with electronic samples and beats creating a raw, energetic sound to carry vocalist Annicke Shireen’s enthralling voice. Inspirations include artists such as Bjork, Kate Bush, Apocalyptica, and Tool.
Shireen has inspired many during their shows on various Dutch music festivals (including Castlefest main stage). Continuously striving to perfect their sound, the team of enthusiastic musicians is currently working towards a next album. They can be found on their website, Youtube, Instagram, Spotify, and Facebook.
Aurora Fire is a group of fire dancing witches who combine ballet, belly dance, and modern dance along with unique fire props and costumes to create a truly mesmerizing experience. Aurora Fire is co-led by Astrea Taylor, author of Intuitive Witchcraft and can be found on their Facebook page.
Lynx is a four-headed heavy rock band. Formed early 2020 in Gießen, Germany, they‘re tipping their hats to guitar music of the past while trying to create something new. In their upcoming rehearsal room session, they will perform two songs of their first demo 7“ releasing in October through Mortal Rites Records. They can be found on Facebook and Instagram.
Wanderlux is an American singer-songwriter and producer. Her tracks are a unique blend; Lofi/Bedroom-pop meets alternative, with horror film inspired lyrics and commercial flair all wrapped up in a little witch. A visual as well as sonic treat, Wanderlux creates a world of her own with her chill beats and mesmerizing performance. She can be found on her website, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify, Soundcloud, Facebook, and Twitter
The Wild And The Innocent
Clint Eastwood, Bob Dylan, and the ravishing power of the electric guitar! That was the concept, ingredients, and foundation for the fertile ground that made ”The Wild And The Innocent” to come alive.
The music was created, arranged, and produced by Sammy Ouirra, from the small town of Linköping, Sweden. Who also is the guitarist for Swedish rock band Night, with whom he had spent the latter years touring through Europe with, since the start in 2011.
With a love for western-themed scenery and cinema, together with a record collection that heavily relies on 60s folk, pop, and a variety of classic rock, a collection of songs started coming together that felt like it was in need of a new outfit. With the intention of dynamically incorporating the gentle feel and freedom to play acoustic, with equally outrageous electric guitars, drums and bass, the shape of The Wild And The Innocent came to be. Together with a collection of fine friends and musicians, the group is about to take the songs out on the road later this year, and with a record release following a horizon not too far away. The Wild And The Innocent can be found on Spotify, Instagram, and Facebook.
Thou Alone is a Musician, Artist, and Sound Healing Practitioner.
Drawing from ethereal improve layered vocals paired with a Fender Telecaster - Thou Alone presents an original and intimate soundscape.
Self-taught and self-produced, Thou Alone made her official debut in September 2019 and will be releasing the debut EP later in 2020 which will be available on all major streaming platforms.
Gabi Leone is an eclectic/cottage witch with her roots based in the nordic parts of Sweden where she lives today. She studied music from the age of 7 until graduation at 18 years old. She made herself a career in the car industry for many years until she decided to open up her shop, creating jewelry and altar accessories. She lives on a little farm with cats, dogs, chickens, and quails who all became a part of her experiments using the power of crystals and her witchcraft. Gabi has always been a singer and uses her song in her craft, both in the woods when calling on the spirits or when casting her spells. With an honest and open-hearted approach, she loves to inspire and to be inspired by others! You can find her on her Instagram @wiccawolfie.se and her shop www.wiccawolfie.com
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