Read more about the presenters and panelists you'll meet at Mystical Minds!
Presenters and Panelists are subject to change as our event is being rescheduled and postponed till further notice.
Tommie StarChild is a spirit worker, witch, and an initiate in the Anderson Feri mystery tradition. He was born with faerie companions (Simms), gifted with spirit sight, and comes from a family of conjure workers. StarChild is also a teacher, presenter, published writer/artist, owner of My Authentic Self, and founder of Sacred Moon, Sacred Self – Temple of the Old Ways. He has over 28 years experience as a witch, over 15 years as a Feri initiate, professional spirit worker for the past 11 years, and has been an apprentice, for the past 9 years to present, at the House of Brigh Faery Seership Institute with Orion Foxwood. Tommie StarChild has worked for the past 11 years to present - as a spirit worker, reader/spiritual counselor, intuitive and Reiki healer, and performs services of conjure and witchcraft. For more information you can visit his website http://www.myauthenticself.com/.
Growing Right Relationship with Self
The art and craft of magic and witchery have become one of the fastest growing religious/spiritual practices over the last decade. Many books have been written on the subject of how to, and classes can be found all over the world. One thing that is often not found is the foundational practice vital to working the craft. “Growing Right Relationship with Self” will dip into this practice of fostering a relationship with self; who is self, and the difference between the ego-self and the authentic-self. We will take a look at the Spiritual, Mystical, and Magical steps of becoming a co-creator of one’s reality, and how growing right relationship with self is the Spiritual step that is the foundation on which a sound magical practice is built.
Magick Discussion panelist
Fredericka Turner was raised in the tradition of Hoodoo and New Orleans Vodou and has been doing it all of her life. She belongs to the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine, is an ATR shaman belonging to the Society for Shamanic Practices, is a certified Reiki master healer and is an Oblati of OMS. Conjuria Authentic Spiritual Supplies
Myth and Mystery--an Examination of Hoodoo, Voodoo and Hollywood
Join Fredericka Turner on an exploration of the myths surrounding Voodoo in Hollywood and the truth of the practice.
Magick Discussion panelist
Megan D’Amore and Charles Ho
Charles Ho is a second generation Chinese American and a fluent Cantonese speaker. Charles has third dan black belts in Tae Kwon Do and Karate, as well as a black belt in Chinese Wushu. As a person of mixed genetic heritage, Charles has always been concerned with issues of race and social justice.
Megan D'Amore is a sociocultural anthropologist and a long-time pagan. She specializes in studying human behavior and why we do the things we do in our own society, how that compares to other societies, and what aspects of human life are natural vs. cultural. Her degree included a concentration regarding social and environmental justice, including studies of gender, race, socioeconomic status, religion, and other cultural markers in modern societies, as well as a concentration in political anthropology. Meghan is currently offering Rune (Norse-elder futhark), and Ogham (celtic-tree oracle) readings over the phone, and can be reached via text at 510 953 6002.
Qi Wan: a Chinese Reconstructionist Rite (with Martial Arts!)
Megan D’Amore and Charles Ho will be presenting a ritual dedicated to Suu Mohung(Sun Wukong, the Monkey King) and Gun Yam (Kuan Yin, the Chinese Goddess of healing) in a Chinese reconstructionist style: “We will call upon the deities to use their powers for both the good of humanity and the planet, and to bring the two back into balance. The ritual will include poetry, song, and a wicked martial arts demonstration! Anyone from any culture or tradition is invited to attend, and members of the public will be able to take important roles in the ritual. We ask that children under 12 only attend with prior permission from the presenters as we want everyone at the ritual to be absolutely safe.”
Alameda Paranormal Researchers
Alameda Paranormal Researchers
Alameda Paranormal Researchers is a team that travels all over the globe to investigate paranormal phenomena. alamedaparanormal.com
The Haunted Bay
Discover the best haunted locations around Northern California that haven’t been on TV ghost hunting shows (yet). Learn about haunted locations APR has visited and see real raw honest evidence of the paranormal. Find out what happens when ghosts stop being polite and start getting real!
Jason Mankey read his first book on Witchcraft in the seventh grade, and at age 22 dedicated his life to the Craft. Today, Jason is a third degree Gardnerian High Priest and helps run two Witchcraft covens in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Ari. Jason is a popular speaker at Pagan and Witchcraft events across North American and Great Britain, and has been recognized by his peers as an authority on the Horned God, Wiccan history, and occult influences in rock and roll and heavy metal music. He is the channel manager at Patheos Pagan, the world’s most read Pagan blogging site, and writes there at Raise the Horns, and at the magazine “Witches and Pagans." PanMankey.com
Building the Cone of Power
Most Witchcraft books reference “building the cone of power” but what exactly is the cone of power and how do a group of Witches effectively build one together? Explore the ins and outs of raising energy, along with how to cast a powerful circle in order to create truly memorable and powerful ritual experiences. This workshop combines the history, theory, and the hands on building of a cone of power in one concise package. Come ready to raise some energy and learn some new tricks!
Magick Discussion panelist
Clifford Hartleigh Low
Clifford Hartleigh Low has been a practitioner and scholar of numerous schools of magic and divination for over forty years. He has lectured at events in CA, MI, NY and NJ for over a decade. He is an expert on astrological magic, wealth magic, healing magic, the magic of crystals and gems, love magic, weather magic, protection magic, political magic, curses and bindings, healing magic, and tarot. His influences include Medieval and Renaissance astrology, Hoodoo, Kabbalah, Hellenistic Magic, and many others. An NYU graduate, cinephile, and audiophile, he lives near NYC. Visit him at http://clifflow.com.
Pawn Takes King: Political Magic
Magic and politics have been intertwined throughout history. The metaphysics of magic are often expressed in political language or imagery, especially that of monarchy and feudalism. The Sforzas and Borgias launched a Renaissance arms race of astrological talismans. In America, slaves sought to magically destroy or gain power over their oppressors. Spiritualism had an essential role in the suffragist movement. Magic has played a role in modern political movements on both the Right and the Left. Discover how practitioners of magic are attempting to control elections and manipulate leaders in democratic governments today. Explore the rise of political radicalism in magic, and learn practical spellwork you can do to support the issues and people that matter most to you.
Big Money Magic
“I doubt that money is the root of all evil, but the lack of it certainly feels like hell.” As long as people have wished for more than they have, practical wealth magic has offered solutions. This class will be a broad survey of effective magical techniques to draw and keep money. Whether you’ve wanted to find buried treasure, win the lottery, get a raise, inherit a fortune, invest like a pro, sustain your lifestyle, or even beat the house in Vegas, learn powerful spells you won’t find anywhere else. Big money magic is real.
Magick Discussion panelist
Charlotte Sanchez-Kosa, of Sacramento, has been a paranormal investigator for 17 years. She is also the founder of the California Haunts Paranormal Investigation Team which has been serving Northern California clients for 15 years. She has led her team, which is based out of Sacramento, Ca., on more than 200 investigations in locations that include residential, commercial and other outdoor areas. Her team has grown to more than 40 members and serves all of Northern California, parts of Oregon, Nevada and parts of Washington. In California, team members are located in central areas like the gold country, bay area, central California and northern California. A journalist and photojournalist by trade, Sanchez-Kosa spent most of her career as a general assignment reporter with concentrations in covering crime and courts, water, county and education issues. She also spent three years as the assistant editor at the Woodland Daily Democrat and nearly a year as editor for the Suisun Patch. She has also held copy editing and page design positions as well. Sanchez-Kosa grew up in a haunted house and those early experiences are what drew her into investigating paranormal phenomena. Wearing several hats, Sanchez-Kosa is writing two books, one paranormal related and the other not. She also is the host of “California Haunts Radio” which airs weekly on Blogtalk Radio. She regularly teaches ghost hunting classes and psychic development classes. She also does presentations about the team's investigations for public events. CaliforniaHaunts.org
Ghost Investigation Tips and Techniques
Join Charlotte Sanchez-Kosa on an exploration of tips and techniques for investigating ghosts and hauntings, and hear about some of Charlotte’s experiences investigating haunted locations throughout California.
Nicholas Pearson: In addition to being a certified teacher and practitioner of Usui Reiki Ryoho, Nicholas Pearson is an avid researcher, prolific author, and widely respected expert in mineral science and crystal healing. He is an award-winning author of many books, including The Seven Archetypal Stones, Crystals for Karmic Healing and Foundations of Reiki Ryoho. Pearson teaches both Reiki and crystal-healing classes throughout the United States. TheLuminousPearl.com
Crystal Energy: The Magic and Mystery of Gemstones
Do you love crystals but wonder how to deepen your relationship with them? Are you looking for new and creative ways to harness their energy? Crystals and gemstones have beguiled humankind since the dawn of time, and the mineral kingdom is intricately woven into every aspect of our lives. Join author and crystal expert Nicholas Pearson for an exciting journey through the history of crystals.
Divination Discussion panelist
Hexeba Theaux is a Louisiana bred Cajun with a special interest in Hoodoo. She
has been a Rootworker for more than 40 years. Her business “Cajun Conjure” was
born of this passion. She began studying witchcraft and Wicca as a teenager,
learning from wonderful teachers (and a few bad ones); reading everything she
could get her hands on; working solitary and/or with groups for many years. She
has belonged to circles or covens in Spain, California, and Nevada; been initiated
into three Central Valley Wicca Traditions, and is a Gardnerian third degree.
Hexeba has taught Village Witchery and Hoodoo/Conjure at Pantheacon for
many years. Her Hoodoo/Conjure products can be found online at CajunConjure.com as well
as Infusion Playhouse in Stockton, California, Lightweavers Academy in Citrus
Heights, California, The Cult of Gemini in Grass Valley, California, The Dark Lady of
New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana, Enchantations in Campbell, California,
Crossroads in Shingle Springs, California and also at The Open Eye in Clovis,
Attraction and Abundance
Love and Money are two things you can never have too much of. Come learn how to put together works that will aid you in seeking all you could want. This class will focus on Conjure/Hoodoo for attracting love and money. Some workings combine the two while others focus on them separately.
Tiffany Turner is an elementary school teacher and an award-winning author of children’s fantasy books including The Lost Secret of Dragonfire and other titles in the Crystal Keeper Chronicles series. She is also an acclaimed author of paranormal romance books, writing under the pen name Marilyn Vix. She has recently started following her dream of becoming a paranormal investigator, working alongside Avalon Visions Paranormal Investigators, and taking an investigative tour of the Queen Mary with Nick Groff from the TV show “Paranormal Lockdown”. https://avalonvisions.com/
“Ghost Hunting” Basic Equipment
Want to get started in ghost hunting? Come to a presentation on the basic equipment utilized in the investigation of haunted places. See demonstrations of the actual equipment and hear about real life experiences using these items from a local ghost investigator.
Spirit Communication Discussion panelist
Katrina Rasbold is a published author with more than 37 books to her credit. Her latest book, The Sacred Art of Brujeria, will be released through Llewellyn in Summer 2020. The book Healing From Psychic Attack is a work in progress and releases through Llewellyn in 2021. Katrina is a professional “Witch For Hire” and does magical work, cleansings, and healings at Crossroads, the metaphysical shop in Shingle Springs, California that she and her husband, Eric, own and operate. She is a skilled tarotologist, astrologer, and intuitive healer who specializes in many forms or energetic restoration processes including complex limpias, chakra balancing, entity and curse removal, and Reiki. She offers online classes at www.crossroadsoccult.com/classroom and you can purchase her products and services at www.crossroadsoccult.com. She and Shannon Del Fiorentino McLearan host the popular broadcast “What’s Up, Witches!” that livestreams on Facebook most Thursday nights.
Oh My Stars
Oh My Stars is a fun and interesting workshop covering the primary aspects of astrology as it pertains to the natal chart and life in general. Find out how your sun sign, rising sign, and moon sign all work together to create the foundation on which you build your personality. Houses, planets, and signs, Oh My! There is so much about astrology that is easy to learn and can give you great insight into your motivations and natural instincts. This class provides a fundamental understanding of astrology basics.
Magick Discussion panelist
Shannon Del-Fiorentino McLeran
Shannon Del-Fiorentino McLeran is an accomplished medium, healer, Witch, numerologist, and Reiki Master Teacher. She specializes in departed soul healings, aura cleansing, and core wound healings, as well as numerological charting and card readings including tarot and oracle decks. She owns The Healing Tree (www.sacramentohealingtree.com), which works out of Crossroads Metaphysical Store in Shingle Springs, California. Shannon performs remote healings and readings, as well as working with clients in her office healing space. She and Katrina Rasbold host the popular broadcast “What’s Up, Witches!” that livestreams on Facebook most Thursday nights.
Got Your Number
Got Your Number is a workshop about the fascinating subject of numbers and how they affect your day to day life based on personal information such as your date of birth. Are you in a four year? Is your life path number a seven? See how this information can help you to tailor where your energy goes in a year and how to maximize the numerical flow of energy through your life. A basic knowledge of numerology helps you to make the most of the important patterns in your life and add greater understanding to why your life and experiences flow as they do.
Spirit Communication Discussion panelist
Beth Seilonen strives to create art that extends to the depths of humanity and back. Beth began her tarot journey during her formative years of college when her mother presented her sister with a tarot deck. Intrigued by the images and symbols therein, Beth spent the following decade studying tarot and how the symbols interacted to create a deeper understanding of the self. In 2006, Beth began to paint her own tarot deck, the Theban Tarot, which was followed by one watchful tarot collector, who then prompted her to print her work. In the following years, Beth explored the use of tarot to capture the human experience. Often disguised through humor, the layers to her images offer an unabashed level of honesty for one to meditate upon and develop themselves. Beth is closing in on 100 decks-- a mix of Arcana, Tarot, Lenormand, and Oracles. Her mass produced works to date include Tarot Leaves, Dream Ravens, Bleu Cat, Guardian Tarot and Tarot at the Crossroads (written by Shannon MacLeod). Her latest work Ravyness Drakon Tarot is currently slated for a 2021 release. This is a story of two unlikely souls finding themselves living their lives through the Tarot as inspiration to each other as they grow into the best version of themselves. BethSeilonen.com
Art of Actualization
Ever have that reading that has an amazing outcome, future potential? Join tarot illustrator and art educator, Beth Seilonen, as she walks us through a session using the tarot to create a three step plan to give your future desires structure for success.
Divination Discussion panelist
Rev. Victor Fuhrman, MSC
Rev. Victor Fuhrman, MSC, is a healer, spiritual counselor, and author whose deep and rich voice inspired the radio handle, Victor the Voice. With his soulful sound, he helps people heal. He also does this through energy work and ceremony and is the host and producer of Destination Unlimited, Wednesdays at 8PM EDT on OmTimes Radio as well as a contributing editor for OmTimes Magazine. He graduated from and was ordained through the New Seminary of New York in 1997. And he has been marrying couples in love–and counseling people challenged by love and loss for 22 years. Perhaps he is best known to audiences for his work with paranormal investigation teams where he specialized in sending earthbound spirits “into the light.” He has been featured on A&E’s “Unexplained” and Bravo’s “Pregnant in Heels.” As an ordained interfaith minister, he was asked to take on the role as spiritual counselor to the clients helped by the teams, including those no longer in physical bodies. He is often called upon by members of the paranormal community to bless their unions, and by many interfaith and intercultural couples to solemnize their vows in creative and loving personalized wedding ceremonies. In addition, he has also been called into the spotlight to perform televised weddings. For example, The Knot asked him to officiate a televised celebrity wedding and a horror convention hired him to lead a costumed, Halloween wedding on stage before hundreds of costumed guests. He is co-author of Pet Prayers and Blessings, a book to help pet owners bless their pets and also get through the loss of their beloved companions. He is a contributing writer and researcher to Your Interfaith Wedding, The Goddess Pages, Wedding Goddess and was a key researcher for the book Meta-Physician On-Call for Better Health. Victor is creator of EnerVision™, a curriculum designed to teach psychic self-empowerment and healing with the emphasis on these things being very natural, rather than supernatural. In support of the work of healers across the country, he’s been called upon to testify and share his expertise before the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine. He played an important role in helping his spiritual community find healing, spiritual security and feel peaceful in the new world of post 9-11 life in New York City. During that time, he offered meditation groups and spiritual survival counseling and he helped with disaster relief work as a volunteer chaplain for the Red Cross, serving families and rescue workers affected by the World Trade Center attacks. A former armed forces broadcast journalist, he is a storyteller by nature, and an inspiring public speaker. He brings unconditional love, compassion and a great sense of humor to his ministry. In addition to his spiritual work and service, he serves as Director of Sales Development and Marketing for a leading welding and industrial supply distributor in New York, his day job for more than 42 years. He is married to Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway, also a graduate of the New Seminary, and they reside in Jamaica Hills, New York. VictorTheVoice.com
Synchronicity: The Magic and Beauty of Meaningful Coincidence
Join Rev. Victor Fuhrman for an exploration of the idea of Synchronicity and how it can add meaning to your life.
Spirit Communication Discussion panelist
Michael Furie (Northern California) is the author of Supermarket Sabbats, Spellcasting for Beginners, Supermarket Magic, Spellcasting: Beyond the Basics and more, all from Llewellyn Worldwide. A practicing Witch for more than twenty years, he is a priest of the Cailleach. He can be found online at www.michaelfurie.com
Spellcasting 101: Working Effective Magic
Curious about the art and practice of casting spells? Worried that your spell-work may be missing an important step or two? Interested in learning different techniques and fixes to the most common spell mistakes? Join Michael Furie, author of Spellcasting for Beginners and Spellcasting: Beyond the Basics (and more) as he covers the essential steps in spell-casting (including the MOST crucial factor in successful magical manifestation) and offers a “spell check” service to review and refine ready-made spells for maximum effectiveness. At the end of the presentation there will be a question and answer session in which participants can gain solutions for their specific spell-related issues.
Spirit Communication Discussion panelist, Magick Discussion panelist
Drake Furie (Northern California) is an aspiring writer and has spent his academic career studying maladaptive behaviors and prejudices through psychology, social work, and counseling. He is currently an apprentice of Michael Furie (Llewellyn Worldwide), his partner, learning traditional witchcraft. Through experience, study, and practice, Drake has worked within the magical community for more than twenty-five years.
Psychic Spirit Communications
Hey you! Ever wonder how psychic communication is done? Whether or not you have experienced the presence of a spirit, you probably have met someone who has or even can do that on purpose with full intent on psychic interaction. I would be willing to bet you’ve seen the cards (tarot), crystal ball, runes, magic mirrors, and oujia boards at times possibly in pop culture even. If any of this sounds familiar, Drake Furie invites you to a brief introduction to psychic/spirit communication and some of the common items used. For those with questions, there will be time allowed at the end. All ages welcome. Please take care when handling items and please ask first.
Spirit Communication Discussion moderator
Nazar Muhammed Chohan
Nazar Muhammed Chohan: Born in Pakistan to parents who migrated from East Punjab now India, Nazar studied in a missionary school in Lahore , Pakistan. He later earned a Bachelor’s degree in Law, Literature, and Politics, and a diploma in International Law from the Hague in the Netherlands. Nazar remained part of the elite civil services of Pakistan for over two decades. He has practiced Law in Pakistan, served as a Trade Consultant with UNDP, and has founded businesses in Pakistan and in the USA. Nazar is an avid reader of books and a scholar of history, philosophy, and spirituality. His quest for Nirvana has taken him around the world. He maintains a popular blog written in his native language of Urdu.
How Spirituality Transcends Geographical and Cultural Borders
Explore the ways in which spirituality transcends geographical and cultural borders across the globe. Nazar will speak about spirituality as a domain that transcends religion, the soul as the core or light of all life, how spirituality links us with divinity, and the cosmic dance of Oneness. There will be time reserved for questions and answers.
Autumn Damiana is a Pagan/Wiccan/Witch and has been so for 15+ years. She is a regular contributor to Llewellyn's annuals and she teaches witchy craft workshops and makes magical tools. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently studying Sociology at San Jose State University. Find her online at autumndamiana.com.
We all need guidance in our lives and many of us find it through divination. This is easy to do at home with your trusty crystal ball or Tarot deck, but what happens when you are out and about? What do you do when you can't wait until you get home because you need answers NOW? This workshop will explore the different ways that you can divine information on just about anything quickly and discreetly, using little to no tools or ones that you create on the spot. There will be demonstrations, handouts, a prize raffle, and more.
Divination Discussion panelist
Susan Langley is the founder and co-owner LightWeavers Metaphysical Boutique in Citrus Heights, California, the founder of WitchyReiki, and a certified Reiki Master and teacher. Born into a family of clairvoyants and Witches, Susan was usually found in her favorite tree, singing with the wind. At age 10, Susan had learned astral projection from a copy FATE magazine. She grew up believing that everybody flew in their dreams, and spaceships in the night sky were normal. A friend of spiders as well as the Fae, she did not have a name for what she was; Susan now calls herself Healer, Teacher, and Witch. Susan was one of the first 600 people to be trained by William Rand in the new Reiki energy called Holy Fire. She has combined the energies of Usui Reiki, Karuna and Holy Fire with a love for Elemental Magic, and has created WitchyReiki. Susan says, “My work is with the Ascended Reiki Masters, Spirit Guides, and the Akashic Guardians. They gave me the Keys and showed me the Truth: Present, Past and Future exists all at the same ‘time.’ Let me show you how to work with these Beings, and to navigate the Akashic Landscape: bathe in the Holy Well, walk across the Time Bridge, and learn to use the healing powers of HolyFire, Karuna, and Witchcraft. Although I am trained in the International Center for Reiki Training, and use the manuals, WitchyReiki stands on its own.” WitchyReiki @ LightWeavers LightWeavers Metaphysical Boutique
WitchyReiki: TimeBridge Meditation: Many-World Visitation
Join Susan Langley, WitchyReiki Master Teacher, as we trek over the Time Bridge to the Astral Plane. Meet your guides and gods, let go of the losers in your life, and help create the future you want to live by healing the Past. In the Many Worlds interpretation of the Universe, a version of you exists on many other timelines. How does this happen? When you choose to observe critical moments in your life, a new world is created each time, causing a split. So, you exist both on this timeline, and the new timeline. Susan explains, “It is my belief that we can use that moment to change course, not on this timeline, but to have the life we want, and need, on that new timeline. And, understand that you are in contact, through your Higher Self and the Akashic Records, with that new version of You. And you can visit. The magick works both ways. The door is open. The TimeBridge awaits. What critical moment do you want to observe, and change for the better?”
Spirit Communication Discussion panelist
Robin Corak is the author of the forthcoming Moon Books Pagan Portals title Persephone: Practicing the Art of Personal Power. Robin has presented locally and at national conferences including Paganicon (2019), Pantheacon (2018), Ninefold Festival (2019) and Land, Sea, and Sky’s “A Year With Our Gods” conference (2018). A long time member of the Sisterhood of Avalon where she currently serves as the Board Secretary, Robin has also had her writing published in multiple anthologies and currently writes a blog for Agora Patheos titled “Phoenix Rising”. Robin has been drawn to dream work since she was a child and her own powerful experiences with dream magick have led her to share her knowledge with others. Passionate about helping others achieve their full potential, Robin is also the CEO of a large, non-profit social services organization in Washington state. In addition to teaching workshops on a diverse array of metaphysical topics, she also offers services including Reiki, coaching, and tarot reading. www.phoenixawenrising.com
Traversing the world of our dreams can bring levels of profound insight, healing, invaluable information and adventure if we can learn to work within these nightscapes with intent. This workshop will provide the adventurer with an overview of how to work effectively with our dreams. This workshop will cover topics including:
*How dreams have been viewed by scientists and ancient and indigenous cultures
*Pre-dream work rituals
*Methods such as making a dream doll, dream incense, dream altars, and creating a dream temple *Creating an effective dream journal
*Deities that can be helpful allies in dream work
*Techniques for remembering dreams and charging dreams with intent
All workshop attendees will receive a copy of a guided meditation for dream retention and a list of dream work aligned herbs and oils.
Dreams Discussion panelist
Marcus Keys: “Born and raised in San Diego CA, I have always been drawn to magic and keys. I would find stones and plants and would try to talk to them. I do my best every day to honor my ancestors, teachers, and myself from the places I've been in my life. As a professional Tarot Reader and Spirit Worker, I have been providing magical and spiritual services for more than a decade. I have presented Key Magic and other various topics on the work I do which is always growing with my education and the connections to teachers and other workers I meet. Currently, I am a dedicated student of Tommie Starchild in the Hell's Mare branch of the Elenkin line of Anderson Feri Witchcraft. Other professions include Trauma Informed Care Work, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Advocacy, and working in the Nonprofit world counseling homeless and trauma survivor clients.” https://marcusskeletonkeys.com/
For over a century, Keys have been associated with hidden knowledge and magic. From Ancient Greece to the late Victorian Era, come learn how to work with old and modern keys in your magical practice. From spirits and deities, daily work, and ritual practice, Keys can be applied in many fashions to create change.
Divination Discussion panelist
Amber Zeta is a healer, witch, and magickal being sent to Earth to reunite humans with their inner light and reconnect them to their planet while reigniting joy and pleasure. A practicing witch for the last 16 years, she has been studying as much as she can about consciousness raising, magick, metaphysics, kindness, trauma recovery, and ancient wisdom in order to enlighten herself and contribute to others. Ms. Zeta holds a Master’s Degree in Mythology with a Depth Psychology emphasis, studying the old myths alongside Jungian and post-Jungian psychology. She runs the Dark Goddess Festival in Denver, Colorado now for over a decade. A writer, poet and dreamer, Ms. Zeta came here to create a whole new reality. You can find her playing with cats and shadows, daydreaming under clouds, and in the deep dark forest, howling at the moon. Or online through her Facebook page, Zeta Moon. She can also be reached through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Healing with the Shadows: A Brief Journey into the Abyss
In this workshop, Amber Zeta will offer her insights on the realm of the shadows, from entities and ghosts to the demons within. So many people are freaked out by their personal shadow forms and tend to suppress them, ignore them, and actively fight them. What then happens is these shadows are projected out and attract maybe not so fun things, like spirits, people, and things that echo your shadow. It does not have to be that way! Our shadows are a collection of all the things we do not want to see about ourselves, bad AND good. This workshop is a chance to learn something new about your hidden aspects and introduce yourselves, maybe even find new allies and friends within yourself and your shadow. Through wisdom sharing, storytelling, meditation, and a tiny taste of ritual, allow Ms. Zeta to illuminate the shade and let you shine a little brighter.
Divination Discussion panelist, Dreams Discussion panelist
Rob Abbott is a conjure man, spiritual adviser, astrologer, psychic, palm reader, and tarot reader. He is the owner of Mystikal Mojo, which offers psychic services and conjure specialties. He currently resides in the eastern U.S. https://www.facebook.com/MystikalMojo/
Cleansing Rituals: What do you do when you feel that you’ve been “crossed,” or that you’re stuck in a streak of bad luck? Rob will discuss methods of cleansing our personal energy, including a traditional and powerful egg cleansing ritual.
Divination Discussion Panelist
Jennifer Medway began practicing the occult and esoteric arts at a tender young age. She graduated from the Lucky Mojo Correspondence Course, is an initiate of Ordo Templi Orientis, and works as a Sansista, Reiki Master, witch, and rootworker privately at Serpentine Spiritual Arts. Jennifer is also a Reiki Master and spellcaster for Life Spirits Society of Magic, a professional spellcasting coven with thousands of clients from all over the world. She trained under Houngan Hector, Yaya Maria, Tish Owen, and Christopher Penczak. Jennifer presented working with Santa Muerte during the Daisy L. Machado lecture at Vanderbilt University. She is researching the occult sciences while a master’s candidate. Jennifer attended Stanford and 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. serpentinespiritualarts.com
Sigils for Everyday Use
Sigils are often symbols that represent a desired outcome and spirits a practitioner petitions for a specific purpose. These symbols affect both our inner and outer world. This class explores a modern and innovative approach to creating sigils and includes an overview of the culture, art, and history of sigils and their many uses in spellwork or rituals. Participants will receive a handout showing examples of sigils from the Keys of Solomon, The Black Pullet, and those used in African diaspora religions. Participants will learn which existing sigils can be used for different purposes such as love, money, or health and how they can create their own. The class will culminate with students drawing their own created sigils.
Don Bierey is a student of ufology. His license plate reads UFO GUY, and he wears a “UFOs are real” button. He owns and has read many UFO and alien-themed books and has an extensive collection of DVDs from UFO conferences he’s attended. He is acquainted with top-flight ufology authors and researchers. He took a course in college called Intelligent Life in the Universe. He was a volunteer member of the MUFON MARRS team redacting 9000 archived records. He listens to paranormal radio stations. He regularly attends Northern California UFO meetings and is the host of a UFO / ET discussion Meet Up. Don doesn’t know everything, but he has a good “leg up” on what ufology is about. https://www.meetup.com/Rocklin-UFO/
Don Bierey’s presentation will be a primer on the many aspects of ufology – Ufology 101: Where do UFOs come from? Why are they here? What do ETs look like? What does the government know? Cryptozoology, Crop circles, ET and military abductions, underground and undersea bases and tunnels, Secret Space Program, Universal consciousness research and evidence, ancient aliens… And more!
Soror Mimm is an experienced rootworker, traditional witch, ceremonial magician, and clinical herbalist, possessing a Master’s Degree in Herbal Medicine. She finds magic in the mundane and uses these skills to enhance the lives of those around her using her skills in folk magic; charms, spells, and incantations of everyday sorcery. She is an initiate in the Golden Dawn tradition in the Temple of Thoth Amen-Ra, an independent Golden Dawn Temple located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Denver, Colorado. She serves as the Cancellarius of her Temple and is the Chief Adept of her Order. She is also a member of Covenant DeSavyok, a working body of sorcerous practitioners of faerie traditionalism.
Soror Mimm is the owner and operator of Ye Olde Magic Shoppe where she provides a variety of online and in-person professional services, consultations, classes, and workshops. She is also the owner of Peacock Publishing, an independent publisher of esoteric and occult subjects. Soror Mimm lives a nomadic lifestyle, traveling the countryside and sharing her wisdom with the world as she meets new plants and spirits of the land.
Throwing the Bones: The Arte of Cleromantic Divination
Bone reading - a form of sortilege using bones, shells, stones, and other curios – is an ancient divinatory practice with its roots in numerous cultures around the world. There are many different approaches, techniques, and materials used in bone divination with each culture lending its own flavor to the practice. It is not a divination method that belongs to any one particular culture or religion and as a result, the methodology used by individual readers may be as varied as the individual pieces themselves.Unlike reading tarot cards or runes, bone reading may appear a bit chaotic and unstructured at first. The process may all seem a bit daunting and overwhelming for the novice bone reader. In this presentation, Soror Mimm will deepen your understanding of this ancient practice. She will teach you the basics of this animistic divinatory arte, how to create your own bone reading kit, how to feed and care for your bones, and how to read common patterns and spreads for yourself and others!
Magick Discussion Panelist
Michael R. Gorman
Michael R. Gorman is a poet, author, speaker, artist, sculptor, musician, teacher, social justice
activist, and lifelong student. He has been an active leader in the Sacramento neo-Pagan
community for more than two decades and is the Chief Druid and Founder of the Sacramento
Grove of the Oak, Inc., an eclectic Pagan community that gathers regularly in the Land Park area of Sacramento, California. In 2004, he helped lead the first public, open Druid ritual on Ireland’s Tara Hill in over a millennium which led to his inclusion in a guide book to Ireland’s sacred sites titled Mysterious World: Ireland. He is the national Lambda Literary Award winning author of the innovative biography of Jose Sarria called The Empress Is A Man. His writing covers a range of genres: journalism, poetry, lyrics, playwriting, short stories, and non-fiction scholarship. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degrees from California State University, Sacramento, and since his formal studies, has become a student and teacher of Celtic History, Philosophy, and Spirituality. He has taught Creative Writing at both the high school and community college levels, and is a fellow of the California Writing Project, Area III. Although he left public school teaching to concentrate on his other work, he is still a frequent guest lecturer at colleges and universities. He is a Druid with the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids out of Lewes, England, and an ordained minister. He recently completed a play about Irish poet, revolutionary, and Druid Ella Young, and a book of Celtic philosophy. His Druid Stone Readings, a unique type of divination, are gaining a positive reputation at festivals and gatherings, a reflection of his deep love and affinity for the natural world and its wisdom. Michael R. Gorman Books
The Worldview of the Ancient Druids
Learn about ancient Druids and what their worldview and cultural perspective has to say about living in the modern world. The Celts and their tribal consciousness had a handle on how to live sustainably with the rest of the natural world, a message we desperately need today. The talk will explore cultural, philosophic, practical, naturalist, and spiritual dimensions, since the Druids tended to weave these things together rather than compartmentalize them. Spirit informed everything for them, even in the most mundane and practical parts of their daily lives.
James Black was born and raised in the deep country of East Texas and felt a profound connection with the Earth at a very young age. Driven by an unknown calling he began studying the ways of nature and its magic at the age of 14.
James relocated to California in 2000 and now resides in the Bay Area and has devoted his practice to deepening his connection with the Earth, the spirits of nature, his guides, and his ancestors. Fascinated by the messages received in dreams he has devoted much of his practice to lucid dreaming, prophetic dreaming, and dream journaling. As a practicing witch for 20 years James has gained knowledge of herbalism, fire magick, energy healing, and divination work. James has been a contributor to many online podcasts including “The Pagan Perspective” and “All Things Futhark”. James’ mundane professional history has been in Real Estate, but is now studying Addiction Medicine and Behavioral Health.
Dreams Discussion Panelist
WitchCat (Julia Rain)
WitchCat (a.k.a. Julia Rain) reads traditional tarot, intuitive tarot, and oracle cards. She also enjoys teaching Palmistry, Numerology and Astrology. She has recently added inner-dimensional dreamwalking.
She has been practicing tarot and oracle since she was 12. Julia has been lucky to learn from local teachers at Lightweavers, such as Hexeba Theaux and Mark Wexler, whose Multi-dimensional Tarot system she uses. She brings this knowledge and energy to her readings, making you excited about how the cards help you see life and yourself in a completely new way.
In addition, WitchCat identifies as a Starseed, an interdimensional soul who incarnated on Earth in order to help humanity raise the vibration of the planet. She is able to access this part of herself through dreamwork, connecting with her Other Selves, including Past Lives and Character Lives, those she has been, and those she has made) who in turn serve as guides for her here, in the waking world, bubbling up in many moments of recollection and insight.
Dreams Discussion Panelist