She is a frequent contributor to the pagan literary magazine Eternal Haunted Summer. Her work has also appeared or is forthcoming in volumes from Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Prime Books, Idunna magazine, Witches and Pagans, Sagewoman, literary magazines, several galleries, and a launched computer game. Her current projects include an illustrated book of Northern European Goddesses encountered during the Heathen tradition of trance journey work, known as spae / seidhr.
More information about her work can be found at: shirlsazynski.com.
What type of earth magic exists where you are? What is the local nature of air, fire and water? How do you make magic with the living forces all around you – not as they appear in books, but as you see and experience them when you step outside your front door? Every locality has its own flavours, energies and secrets… and when we work our magic and ritual in alignment with our locality we enter deep into the earth’s living magic.
In 1986, Diotima began her study of Wicca and started reading Tarot, discovering that she is a gifted intuitive. In 1991, she began practicing both astrology and Tarot professionally.
She majored in plant and soil science both in college and grad school, and grows much of her own food and "materia magica" on her land in the mountains of western North Carolina.
Diotima’s personal spiritual path is rooted in the Western mystery traditions, the principles of Yoga, and a profound connection with the natural world. Wicca gives structure to her spiritual journey, and she utilizes shamanic practices for healing and to live in harmony with Nature. Over 15 years of studying Chinese martial arts has given her a deep appreciation of Taoist thought which has strongly influenced her magical and personal philosophy. You can find her at www.uraniaswell.com
I am married with two children and two cats. I have been pagan all of my life, but practicing since the age of 13. I am sometimes a nerd/geek, and enjoy a range of hobbies from writing to knitting to role playing games. I may also be a figment of your imagination - or so my husband says.
A co-founder of California's NROOGD trad and a 50-year veteran of the Pagan scene, Fritz Muntean has an MA in Religious Studies from the U of British Columbia. While a grad student, he founded "The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies" and edited it until 2003. Fritz continues to work promote Pagan scholarship and the academic study of Craft organization and theology. Now retired and living in Vancouver, he's surrounded by children and grandchildren, and has recently taken up knitting.
Carol P. Christ is a founding mother in the Goddess movement and author or editor of the much-loved books Rebirth of the Goddess, She Who Changes, Weaving the Visions, and Womanspirit Rising. She invites you to join her on the Goddess Pilgrimage to Crete this spring or fall. You will not be disappointed. Carol contributes on Mondays to the Feminism and Religion blog.
Cat Treadwell is a Druid Priest living in Derbyshire, England with her partner and animal family. She is a professional ritual celebrant and multifaith worker, travelling throughout the East Midlands and beyond. Her first book, 'A Druid's Tale', is out now. Cat is a Trustee of The Druid Network, as well as Regional Coordinator for the East Midlands Pagan Federation and member of OBOD. She is a regular speaker on BBC Radio, and has appeared on BBC News representing The Druid Network and East Midlands Ambulance Service. Cat welcomes questions and comments - please feel free to get in touch!
Taylor Ellwood is the author of Pop Culture Magick, Space/Time Magic, Magical Identity and a number of other occult books. He posts about his latest projects at Magical Experiments. He is also the managing non-fiction editor of Immanion Press. Taylor lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and two kids, as well as 7 cats.
Lori Dake is native Chicagoan, a wife and mother to one and works in real estate leasing apartments. Things she enjoys are heavy metal, being a foodie (mostly vegetarian), camping, writing and painting.
Gus diZerega is a Third Degree Elder in Gardnerian Wicca. He studied closely with Timothy White who later founded Shaman’s Drum magazine, and also studied Brazilian Umbanda for six years under Antonio Costa e Silva.
Dr. diZerega has published widely on the social sciences in the academic press as well as on spirituality. His second book Pagans and Christians: The Personal Spiritual Experience won the Best Nonfiction of 2001 award from The Coalition of Visionary Resources. His third, coauthored with Philip Johnson, is Beyond the Burning Times: A Pagan and a Christian in Dialogue. His art frequently appeared in Shaman’s Drum, and the ecological journals Wild Earth, and The Trumpeter.
DiZerega combines a formal academic training in Political Science with decades of work in Wicca and shamanic healing.
His next book, Faultlines: The Culture War and the Return of the Divine Feminine, will appear in 2013.
Paola Suarez is the founder of Goddess Spiral Health Coaching. She works with women who resonate with Goddess, either as an archetype or a spiritual path. Paola supports women in connecting with their Goddess selves and listening to their bodies-- Welcoming love and abundance to their lives! She is also an artist, dancer, avid reader and writer. Paola is currently working on a Goddess book featuring her art and writing to be self-published in 2014.