Kenny Klein is a Pagan musician, author and presenter. A virtuoso fiddler and skilled songwriter, he was one of the very first Pagan musicians to travel a circuit of festivals. He currently has a dozen CDs of music available that range in style from British to Blues. His newest CDs explore Pagan music in the styles of his home town of New Orleans: Bluegrass, Jugband, Cajun and Blues. Kenny is the author of Through The Faerie Glass and Fairy Tale Rituals (both Llewellyn), The Flowering Rod: Men and Their Role In Paganism (Immanion), and a new collection of poetry entitled Verses On Saint Marks Place (Siento Sordida). Kenny tours about half the year, performing and presenting at festivals and other Pagan venues, and plays fiddle in New Orleans the other half. He does this while writing books, and keeping a second blog about street life in New Orleans.
Biographical Info: Born and living in South Africa, Bronwyn first came to Paganism through Wicca in 2002 and has remained a solitary throughout her developing path. While no longer Wiccan, she honors the call of the Celtic Gods and is currently exploring Druidry .
Other than an explorer of Paganism and occult philosophies, Bronwyn is actively involved in Pagan rights issues and is a member of the South African Pagan Rights Alliance (SAPRA). She is also the editor of long standing, and now exclusively online, Pagan magazine Penton.
Taking her love of knitting, and together with other Pagan knitters, she formed Web of Love (WOL) - South Africa's first and only Pagan Prayer Shawl Ministry.
In the mundane world, Bronwyn is a passionate writer, happy wife and mother to two young children and an ever expanding fur-family of cats and dogs.
Lauren works full time at the library, buying all the university's books. She lives in New Orleans with a Bandsidhe cat and author/musician Kenny Klein. When she isn't acting piratical, she's usually found hanging out on Royal street, listening to traditional jazz with a drink in one hand and a book in another. She is also the author of The Pagan Household's column 'Sage and Scourge'.
Amarfa is the web handle of Candice Larrivee, who has been studying the occult, wicca, and paganism for 17 years and counting. She has been a musician since age 5, studying first guitar, then accordion for 10 years, placing 2nd in her division in the 1995 ATARI/ATAM New England Regional Competition, and has been studying voice for 9. She will be earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with Concentration in Voice from Rhode Island College in the 2012-2013 academic year. She has directed small early music ensembles, performed publicly, and starred in local theatre works, particularly the World Premiere of Nightsong, a musical theatre piece with direction and book by Jon Brennan and music by Kari Tieger and Kevin Campbell, as well as composing a musical of her own and writing music in her spare time.
Literata is a Wiccan priestess, poet, and theaologian. Her work has appeared in several anthologies and periodicals. She is writing her Ph.D. dissertation in history on the topic of magic and enjoys travel and spending time with her husband and cats.
Please note that all opinions expressed here are Literata's alone and do not reflect the positions of any organization with which she is affiliated.
Creator of the blog The Gratitude Journal of Ms. Lilypads, Amethyst Lilypads earned a BA in Arts and Entertainment Management at Chicago's Columbia College. In high school, she ran across "Witchcraft Today" by Gerald Gardner, and Sybil Leek's "Diary of a Witch," and lists them among her favorite reads.Currently she works as a video editor, and hopes future projects include videotaping and interviewing business people, artists, writers, and musicians while they go about their everyday, witchy lives.
Luke Hauser is an organizer, musician, and parajournalist in the service of the Goddess and global revolution.
Owner and content-provider of Tarot by Hilary, professional tarot reader with over fourteen years of experience slinging the cards, posts weekly on the Tarot by Hilary blog, and all around woman-about-town. My clients are awesome, and you should be one of them.
Beth Lynch is married to Odin--the Anglo-Scandinavian god of poetry, madness, death, inspiration, magic, altered states of consciousness, and many other things--and acts as a conduit for a tribe of spirits associated with Him. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she spins, knits, writes, and operates her handcrafts business, Fensalir Fiber on Etsy. Her two devotional books written for and about her Beloved are available on Amazon, and she offers oracular seidhr services to the general public on the ninth day of every lunar month, as well as rune and Tarot readings by appointment. (More information is available on her blog.)
Christiana Gaudet, an eclectic Pagan, has worked as a full-time tarot reader and teacher since the early 1990s. From her home in South Florida she offers readings and private instruction by Skype and telephone, as well as tarot and spiritual webinars. Christiana's first book, "Fortune Stellar: What Every Professional Tarot Reader Needs to Know" is designed to help each tarot professional build a unique and successful tarot business. Her new book, "Tarot Tour Guide: Tarot, the Four Elements and Your Spiritual Journey" explores ways of using and understanding tarot by understanding the Four Elements. Christiana is a popular speaker at festivals and conferences, and has done a great deal of psychic work on broadcast radio and television.
A temple priest, shaman, and spirit-worker in the Thracian tradition, Anomalous Thracian shares his home and practice with a den of sacred temple serpents and a crazed raven from Africa. He is an initiate priest and student of West African Ifa, and has academic degrees in the fields of sociology and psychology. He teaches foundational spiritual principles and results-oriented mysticism, with a focus on anchoring ancient nomadic wisdoms and values in contemporary reality. A Thracian mystic reconstructionist, he leads an initiatory tradition and facilitates rituals, traditional rites of passage, various methods of divination and temple functions appropriate to the needs of the community. In all of his doings, he attempts to honor the ancestors, the gods, and his living relations in this world and the rest of them, while focusing also on further understanding and addressing contemporary issues of race, gender, and sexuality.
Adelina St. Clair is the author of ‘The Path of a Christian Witch’ (Llewellyn Press) and is the founder of the Christian Pagan Fellowship on Facebook. She has been involved in the Pagan community for over 13 years and has studied fields as varied as Wicca, shamanism, microbiology, bioethics, reiki, theology, and herbalism. She works as an occupational therapist with the Cree communities of northern James Bay, Canada. She lives in Montreal with her husband and two children.
Known in the magickal community as 'the stonetalker,' Charlie will readily tell you that she is a perpetual student of all the lessons which life has to bring. A published author, recorded singer songwriter, intuitive artist, and extraordinary fudgemaker, she is happiest when she is creating something. She is a member of the American Tarot Association, is certified as a professional reader, and has worked as an intuitive adviser for several international companies. Charlie has a flair for recycling, by finding new uses for discarded items, and she is keenly interested in organic gardening and cooking. She feeds her creative muse with writing, pottery, soapmaking, knitting, and other inspired activities. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and special-needs Great Danes.
Holli Emore is Executive Director of Cherry Hill Seminary, the premiere educational resource for Pagan and other nature-based religions (www.cherryhillseminary.org). An Ambassador for the Parliament of the World’s Religions, and a member of the board of directors for the statewide Interfaith Partners of South Carolina, she is committed to building interfaith relationships as a means to grow peace in our world. Holli is founder of Osireion, which serves the spiritual community through ministry, resources, training and advocacy. Temple Osireion, sponsored by Osireion, is the congregation of Osireion members (www.osireion.com ). Holli often teaches public groups about Pagan religions and has served as a regional resource for S.C. law enforcement and victim services since 2004. She is co-founder of the original Pagan Round Table, www.paganroundtable.org, now in its fourth year, and author of "Pool of Lotus," available in print, or for Kindle or Nook, at http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/holli1032
Deborah Blake is the author of Everyday Witch Book of Rituals (Llewellyn 2012), Witchcraft on a Shoestring (Llewellyn, 2010) as well as The Everyday Witch A to Z Spellbook (2010) and several other books. She lives in a 100-year-old farmhouse in upstate New York with five cats who supervise all her activities, both magickal and mundane.
Colleen DuVall has written articles, plays, short films, and a novel. Most recently, her work was featured in Crone Magazine and the Marquette Journal online. She resides with a black cat named Bootsie, who always wants to keep her company at her computer.
Rebecca Buchanan is the editor of the Pagan literary ezine Eternal Haunted Summer. She is also the editor-in-chief of Bibliotheca Alexandrina. She thinks it is incredibly unfair that she must work for a living rather than being able to read all day. In her next life, she would like to be a library cat.
John discovered Jungianism and Neopaganism at the same time through the writings of Vivianne Crowley, Margot Adler, and Starhawk, and the two have remained intertwined for him ever since. John writes about his spiritual quest on his blog The Allergic Pagan (allergicpagan.wordpress.com), where he explores his personal religious history, Paganism, UUism, and Jungianism. John is also a contributor at the Humanistic Paganism community blog.
Sam Webster is a Pagan Mage, one of the very few who is also a Master of Divinity, and is also currently a Doctoral candidate in History at the University of Bristol, UK, under Prof. Ronald Hutton. He is an initiate of Wiccan, Druidic, Buddhist, Hindu and Masonic traditions and an Adept of the Golden Dawn founding the Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn in 2001. His work has been published in a number of journals such as Green Egg and Gnosis, and 2010 saw his first book, Tantric Thelema, establishing the publishing house Concrescent Press. Sam lives in the San Francisco East Bay and serves the Pagan community principally as a priest of Hermes.
Reading the cards since 1999, Machelle enjoys using her empathy and intuition to assist others gain insight into their lives, helping them on their path of personal development and enlightenment. Her specialty is working with shadows, where she helps others discover and heal the hidden shadows of self that have been tucked away for self preservation but have, in fact, limited each person’s ability to live to their fullest potential. Also a Reiki Practitioner, she is committed to helping others heal through her business Ray of Light Tarot & Reiki.