Alex & Shaina
The Drummer's Path 1: Instant Drumming
The Drummer's Path 2: The Drum Checkup
The Drummer's Path 3: The Drum Circle—Connecting the Senses
The Drummer's Path 4: West African Rhythms
Alex with Earth Rhythm Drums is a facilitator of self-healing and spiritual growth workshops that use the power of rhythm. He is a Master Drummaker, Drummer, Workshop Facilitator, and Craftsman who relates to a wide range of human experience. He connects with compassion and deep understanding to the struggles and challenges of everyday life with a proactive, simple solution-oriented methodology. In his workshops, he integrates the powerful methods of shamanism with ecstatic trance rhythms as well as rhythms for fun-fulfillment. In this process, which he calls "Rhythmical Attunement," Alex uses sound therapy (Cymatics) to help people shed their old patterns of ill health, dissatisfaction and dysfunction and realign their energy patterns to create a new healthy more complete self. "Our inner strengths and outer powers are directly related to how well we move through our lives in rhythm." Visit Alex online at www.EarthRhythm.com.
Magical Mystical Mead
Arakeane & Selene: Arakeane exploits the diversity of his religious, sexual, and spiritual background to bring a unique mix of talent to the pagan community. His Baptist, Methodist, Evangelical, Thalamic, and Mormon background from his early years intermingles with his vast experience in sadomasochism, liberal sexuality, and avant-garde spirituality tempered by his various Wiccan experiences and practices for the past 20 years. A Naval Officer, Engineer, Physicist, Computer Scientist, and Dungeon Master by trade, Arakeane interleaves his professional training into his quest for spiritual awareness and comprehension. The thrice sworn soul-mate of the High Priestess Selene, Arakeane has been in the public Pagan forum since the late 1980s. Most noted for his open work entwining diverse pagan practices with Wicca, Arakeane has been an embarrassment to fundamentalists from many Pagan traditions for well over a decade. A Distinguished Toastmaster, off-Broadway New York actor, trained in NLP, holistic healing, and a diverse set of other spiritual disciplines, Arakeane's spontaneous and entertaining presentation style typically delights his audience. Even if you've taken a previous year's workshop, you're sure to be delighted with the continuous changes introduced, and Arakeane's ability to spiritually immerse you in the subject matter. Namasté. I'm Selene. I Became a High Priestess in 1980. I have been a Starwood Elder for the past several years, and my husband Arakeane and I have taught at FSG since the mid 1990s. I am the mother of two rambunctious teenagers, and pagan mentor to several others. I hold a BA in Psychology, and an MBA in Management Information Systems. I have been exploring weaving, macrame, knotwork, jewelry-making, gemlore and herbalism as long as I can remember. I have 20 years' experience enjoying the exploration of alternative lifestyles. Arakeane and I have been involved in several successful long-term polyamorous relationships.
The Gift of Fear
Intuition, Blindsight, and Religious Experience
Ariana Lightningstorm has been studying and practicing various forms of energetic healing for over 25 years. She studied psychic healing, shiatsu and massage therapy, all before she was 20, and in the last several years, she has trained in Reiki, Healing Touch, Quantum Touch and Rebirthing Breathwork. She has also been reading Tarot and Palms for 26 years professionally at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, private parties and her home office. Her reading style is lighthearted and positive and focuses on personal development and maximizing awareness of options and helping her clients make great life choices. She is also the founding voice of the band KIVA. Visit KIVA at www.kivasong.com.
Sacred Decadence: A Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Tasting
Ariana Lightningstorm and John Madigan: John has been following a healing path for over 25 years. His primary focus is opening and clearing energy pathways using a variety of self-taught techniques. Every healing experience is unique and one's intuition is the best guide for the best results.
Psychic and Energetic Healing
Bill Seligman (Fàidh): William Seligman means 'strong-willed blessed man' in German, yet he is of Russian ancestry. He has a PhD in high-energy particle physics from Columbia University, and he has been Wiccan since 1991. He works as a UNIX systems administrator at a physics research lab, and reads Tarot and Runes at the New York Renaissance Festival. Further apparent paradoxes are available upon request.
Stargazing with a Telescope
What's in the Night Sky?
Blue Star Wicca has been called a British Traditionalist style Tradition of Wicca. It is practiced all across the United States.
Blue Star Litha
Bobbi and Kim: Bobbi Sheaffer has been pagan since she was introduced to the Greek pantheon in sixth grade. While festivals are relaxing and regenerative, she feels that it's also vital for people in recovery to have a structured 12-step meeting time and place. Bobbi makes her home at an old farmhouse in the beautiful mountains of Central PA, and she's been in the fields of psychotherapy and addictions for 16 years. Kim Waite-Williams is an eclectic Pagan and proud member of the Group W Bench. A festival-goer for many years, she's attended and facilitated sober space at gatherings for the past several. She lives in Northern Virginia with her mate Chris, two dogs, parrot Sam and two snakes, and tries to live life on life's terms, and have fun doing it.
Buffalo has been working with all aspects of the sweat lodge/circle since 1996. She pours nontraditional sweats that work with the four main elements and guidance from spirit with meditation. Prior to any sweat, she will spend time in meditation/prayer in order to ask for guidance from spirit for what specific service is needed for a particular sweat. Her spiritual teaching and background is primarily Buddhist/Pagan.
Elemental (Sweat Circle)
Caroline & Dee Dee & Danny
Building Faerie Houses
Caroline Kenner is a Washington Witchdoctor, trained as a shamanic healer for twelve years by Michael Harner, Sandra Ingerman and the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. Caroline began studying Witchcraft in 1983 with Andras Corban Arthen. She is initiated into two branches of Wicca: the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a Wiccan organization based in the Mid-Atlantic, and the magical family of Anglo-Irish Witches Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone. Caroline has received initiatory ceremonies in La Regla de Ocha de Lukumi, also known as Cuban Santeria, including the Elekes, the Warriors and two Orishas in the Santo Lavado ritual. Caroline has served for many years as a media spokesperson for the Washington, DC and Baltimore Pagan community. Currently, Caroline helps organize the Sacred Space conference, a hotel-based event held at Imbolc in the Washington, DC/Baltimore area annually in conjunction with Winterfest, a medieval-style banquet organized by the Maryland Faerie Festival. This is Caroline's 21st year performing ceremony at Camp Ramblewood during various Pagan gatherings and events. Caroline holds an A.B. in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College, and an M.S. in Communications from Boston University. Visit Caroline online at www.mythkenner.com.
Crystal Water Healing
Shamanic Extraction Ceremony
Cat Castells is a crazy visionary person, though you'd never know it to talk to her—or so she fancies. She is immersed in helping to create fantastic events for her community, while still balancing two businesses, a relationship with a delightful man, and parenting a wonderful little girl. And did I mention that she's working on yet another business in its infancy and runs a Wiccan coven? Yeah, she's crazy. She is a trained aromatherapist, third degree Blue Star priestess, hand-spinner and -weaver, gardener, birdwatcher, avid reader and website designer. Her current passion is physical fitness, and you will find her most mornings walking the site or swimming laps in the pool.
Fun with Scents and Sensuality
Cat Castells & Matthew Callahan: Matthew—Dr Matthew Callahan, as of May 15th— is a third degree initiate in the Blue Star Tradition. He was trained in musical theater at the Boston Conservatory of Music and was a member of the Pagan band Urban Myth. He is now a research psychologist who studies homophobia and sexism.
Claire M. Sagewell is a Priestess, a BA, a Reiki Master Teacher, an Interfaith Minister and Spiritual Counselor. She recently was published in the final issue of The Blessed Bee and is at work on several writing projects, including A Pagan Seder, as well as books of erotica and Pagan poetry. She has been an eclectic Witch for over 20 years, devoted to scholarship, creative expression and integrity throughout the Pagan Community.
Meeting Mother Earth
Staying on the Planet—How to Stay Grounded at Festivals
Danny Snook: At FSG he chooses to focus more of his energy towards working with the teens. Several years ago he noticed that there was a gap between children's programming and adult programming and grew concerned about the young adults in this age range. As father to two active children, Danny is accustomed to always being on-the-go, which helps him keep up with the teenagers. His wife, Dee Dee, is grateful that the teens keep her husband entertained and wear him out for her since she believes he has way too much energy for any one person to have. Most people who know Danny agree with her. Each year he strives to provide an enjoyable inclusive festival experience for all the teens at camp. He works to keep them occupied, supervised and entertained all at the same time.
Getting in Touch With the Air
Getting in Touch With The Earth
Getting in Touch With The Fire
Getting in Touch With the Water
Practical Use of Energy
Rock the Night Away
Daveed Korup sparks the imagination with his evocative synthesis of North African and Turko-Persian hand drumming traditions interwoven with contemporary Western percussion styles. Since 1983, Daveed has been on a journey of rhythmical discovery. Through school assembly performances, artist residency projects, camps, festivals and workshops, Daveed offers an extensive smörgåsbord of world percussion knowledge via DrumFest!, a hands-on, multi-cultural drumming experience for people of all ages. As a rhythm evangelist, Daveed is dedicated to the belief that "The world is a giant drum just waiting to be played!" Currently, he is the percussionist for the Eurasian folk ensemble Turku and author of hand drumming instructional series TAO TE DRUM.
Butt Drumming 101
Tao Te Drum: Eastern Drumming for Western Drummers
Tao Te Drum: Rhythmical Labyrinths
David's spiritual path has gone from growing up Lutheran to a decade of the Episcopal experience to embracing the theology of the Divine Within with a decidedly metaphysical slant. Now that he has a deeply satisfying spirituality and a way of being that would have been unthinkable not so long ago, David has developed one heck of an open mind about spiritual practices and beliefs, beginning with his own! His decades-long journey of exploring the relationship between our physical, spiritual, emotional and cognitive selves has led David to an ever-deeper connection and understanding of sacred sexuality and the completeness of the body/mind relationship.
David lives and works in an incredible, sacred 129-year-old Gothic building in Baltimore, with a large ballroom and fabulous ceremony garden which he makes available for wedding and commitment ceremonies and receptions. He is also a school-trained massage therapist, and he has been specializing in and teaching Deep Tissue Massage for the past for 14 years. He has led massage workshops of a half dozen to over a hundred people in a remarkably wide range of settings. His massage workshops are always hands-on and lots of fun! He will involve you in dynamic, participatory workshops laced with humor and genuine fun. All of his workshops go deep. They are safe, non-judgmental, conscious and consensual environments for touching your core energies, physical or spiritual, and coming away with a greater understanding of your needs and desires (not to mention feeling better!). You can visit him online at www.ChaseCourt.com and http://baltimoredeepmassage.com.
Deep Pleasure Massage
Getting the Wedding Ceremony You Want
Deborah Lipp is the author of five books: The Study of Witchcraft, Elements of Ritual, The Way of Four, The Way of Four Spellbook and The Ultimate James Bond Fan Book. One of these things is not like the others. Deborah became a Gardnerian Witch in 1982 and a High Priestess in 1986, and has been teaching Wicca and running Pagan circles ever since. She's been published in many Pagan publications, including newWitch, The Llewellyn Magical Almanac, Pangaia, Green Egg, and The Druid's Progress, as well as Mothering Magazine. She is also a lifetime member of Ár nDraíocht Féin (ADF) and was on the original Board of Directors of that organization. She has lectured at numerous Pagan festivals on a variety of topics. Visit Deborah online at www.deborahlipp.com/wordpress.
Festival as Community
Pagan Leadership Conclave
Preparing for Ritual
The Study of Witchcraft
DeeDee was born and raised in Appalachia. Her grandmother taught her many faerie practices that had been passed down to her by her mother. The basis of these traditions most likely originated from Irish and Scottish stories and practices which were able to be preserved within the family for several generations due to the relative isolation of the area. Due to an increased interest in the faerie traditions and as a result of many requests from friends, Dee Dee is working on a system of making the teachings and traditions she learned in her childhood accessible to anyone and everyone who wishes to develop a closer relationship to the faerie realms.
Developing Faerie Sight
Del: It has been said that Del is more of an experience than a person. As a full time spiritual counselor, spirit-worker, host of the "Suburban Shaman" podcast, and active member of Sacred Mark Sanctuary, she leads people through life's twists and turns. A pagan priestess since 2000, she especially enjoys exploring, teaching, and guiding people through experiences that combine their spirituality and sexuality. An avid gamer in all forms (video, board, and roleplaying), Del lives in suburban Maryland with her own personal Ninja and their roommate Lee.
Are You Chronically God-Bothered?
How To Cast a Spell in Five Minutes or Less
Your Orgasm Can Change Your Life: Sex Magick 101
Dianna is a poet and writer, a teacher and student, a feminist and pacifist. Drawn to a variety of pagan philosophical outlooks, Dianna has found a home within the Blue Star tradition. This is her seventh year attending Free Spirit events, at which she has presented workshops and priestessed main rituals. When classes are over, she is most likely to be found at the sacred fire circle, dancing until morning.
Coming Out of the Broom Closet
Healing through Feeling: Sex After Trauma
Priest/ess and Poet: Writing Better Rituals
What Kind of Pagan Am I?
Elspeth of Haven: Teacher, pastoral Counselor, irrepressible storyteller, Elspeth is an honored Elder in the spiritual community. She is co-founder of The Haven Way: an eco-spiritual path of personal and planetary transformation. Her workshops reflect her primary concerns: healing as a multi-dimensional spiritual path, the unrecognized value of the older woman, and the integral relationship between humans and other beings. Elspeth is a living example of the messages she brings: a 78-year-old great-grandmother who travels the country in Harvey the RV to teach her lessons. She carries native blood and is a member of the Echota Cherokee Tribe. Elspeth holds the Certificate of Shamanic Practitioner from The Church of Earth Healing. All her other training is experiential, and her learning received directly from the Source.
Finding Your Right Livelihood
Flimsy Relationships and Raging Hormones
Healing Your Relationship With Money
Shadowing Inanna—A Death Journey
What's a Body To Do?
Eric S comes to pagan/heathen practice after being raised in Methodist and Southern Baptist traditions, and then spending over 20 years as an atheist. When he first encountered Norse practice, he was surprised to find out that it fit most of what he already did and believed in life, minus the deities. Eric now follows a Norse path influenced by classical philosophy, pragmatism and scholarship. He has always felt most strongly tied to Heimdall, even when he didn't really realize why or what that meant. Eric is drawn to forms of guardianship at many levels.
Heimdall: Guardian of the Bifrost Bridge
The Nature of Submission
Firesong (aka Cat, aka Cathleen, aka Firesong) is a professional artist and singer, gardener, certified art teacher, and Vodou practitioner. She has a master's degree in education and has been working with the Spirits of the African Diaspora and leading creative rituals for 17 years. She is a Sanba (traditional song mistress), with a background in Haitian and New Orleans Vodoun and Dianic Wicca. Cathleen conducts regular chant sessions and Global Spirits services with the Universal Temple of Spirits. Her work with the Spirits is concentrated in art and music, and she has put out several teaching CDs of Orisha, Lwa, and Hindu chants. She started the Starry Night Sweat Circle, an eclectic Pagan sweat lodge heated with wheel-thrown pottery hot out of the kiln that meets among the cedars in Gettysburg PA. Her art can be viewed online at www.purringbanshee.com.
Songs of the Lwa
Spirit of the Plants Sweat (Sweat Circle)
Firesong and Laffing Frog: Cosette Blackmer, also known as LaffingFrog, is a Reiki Master, Shamanic practitioner and eclectic Goddess worshipper. She has helped develop and lead rituals for over 10 years. She speaks to stones and performs crystal healings. She is currently active in her local Unitarian Universalist church where she leads worship services, teaches classes and holds monthly open circles.
Women's Summer Solstice
Fr. Ausharrenwille, aka Hank of Miki and Hank, is a member of the William Blake Lodge of the Ordo Templi Orientis, and has been consulting on Tarot for nearly 15 years. He lives in Northern Virginia and likes pecan pie. He is also an instructor with the Ice and Fire USA Stav Club, and teaches Stav on The National Mall in the summer.
Tarot Thumbscrews 1: Extracting More from Your Tarot Readings
Tarot Thumbscrews 2: Extracting More from Your Tarot Readings
Hillary Blue Moon & Marcus Sims: Hillary Blue Moon is a visionary artist with a background in Social Work, Women's Work, Art, Deep Ecology and Reiki. Through her leadership and experience in sacred circles, she brings her love of ritual to the work of healing our world. Hillary also facilitates "playshops" (a blend of intuitive creativity and self exploration). Her Lunachic clothing line and original artwork can be found at shops /shows around the MD/DC/VA area.
The Work That Reconnects
Hobbit & Charlie: Hobbit has been spinning poi since fire was first brought down from the mountain that is FSG lo these several years ago. Since then he has taught classes at FSG, spun like a maniac during festival, and helped out anyone who asked. Charlie is a long-time festival goer and all around nice guy. He has been spinning with Hobbit for a number of years now. They are bringing their questionable expertise to FSG once again, to help you (yes, you) learn the art of fire spinning.
Intro to the Intro to Fire Spinning: Fun with Fire
An Introduction to Fire Spinning
Revenge of the Intro to Fire Spinning: Intermediate
Son of Intermediate Fire Spinning: Advanced
Ishanti33 holds a Doctorate in Pastoral Counseling, which includes a study of many religions and practices, is a Reiki Master, and she is ordained in the order of Melchezadek and Church of God Chapel. She has presented workshops on HIV, Shamanic Reiki, and Visualization at the University of DE, Borders, and FSG. She was trained in sound vibration healing Tuning forks by Christopher Timms. She is also a Sunday school teacher for Christian and Wiccan students.
Hindu Healing Sweat (Sweat Circle)
Ivo Domínguez, Jr. is a visionary, and a practitioner of a variety of esoteric disciplines. He has been active in Wicca and the Pagan community since 1978, and teaching since 1982. Ivo was a founding member, and a past High Priest, of Keepers of the Holly Chalice, the first coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a Wiccan Tradition. He currently serves as one of the Elders of the Assembly of The Sacred Wheel, a Wiccan syncretic tradition that draws inspiration from Astrology, Qabala, the Western Magickal Tradition and the folk religions of Europe. His techniques and insights are rooted in a synthesis of traditional metaphysical teachings, modern science, and memories from past lives. He has taught at many gatherings, conferences, and venues across the United States. Ivo is also a professional astrologer who has studied astrology since 1980 and has been offering consultations and readings since 1988. He has been published in numerous periodicals and is the author of Castings: The Creation Of Sacred Space, Beneath The Skins, and his Book Of Spirits has been reissued by New Page Books with additional material and a new title of Spirit Speak in April of 2008. There are several other books in the pipeline including his long awaited book on the fae and nature spirits. He is also one of the creative forces behind 'A Dream Whose Time Is Coming,' a chant CD that is a fundraiser for the New Alexandrian Library Project. He has written over 55 chants and maintains an online pagan chant resource at www.ivodominguezjr.com. He is one of the owners and stewards of Seelie Court—102 acres of wooded land in Southern Delaware. The land at Seelie Court is filled with magick and has been consecrated to the purpose of deepening all pagan paths.
Between The Pillars Of Belief And Disbelief
Designing Effective Rituals 1
Designing Effective Rituals 2
The Many Meanings Of Initiation
Izolda Trakhtenberg, born in Moldova in the former Soviet Union, Izolda grew up steeped in the rich heritage of Eastern Europe. She spent her first few years listening to her great-grandmother speak about subjects as diverse as plants, stones, the weather, people, and music. As Izolda progressed in her chosen fields of environmental education (she traveled the world for NASA teaching environmental education workshops), musical and tarot reading goals, she additionally began study of the energy workings of Reiki and Chi energy and yoga. She has been a T'ai Chi practitioner and teacher for over 13 years, and she is a certified Reiki practitioner. She is also a yoga practitioner and facilitates yoga study groups at local Maryland community centers as well providing individual and class instruction. At the Healer's Arts Wellness Center she has also incorporated Holistic Life Coaching and Therapeutic Creativity. She is also author of the book Life Elements: Transform Your Life With Earth, Air, Fire, and Water and the founder of the Life Elements System—a process that helps people gain deep insights about their own lives and primary behaviors and then helps them take control of the their lives and live consciously and fully. After teaching privately for over eleven years, in the autumn of 2001, she began teaching a series of 'Learn to Sing' classes and 'Workin' Harmony' corporate workshops and has incorporated an inquiry-based teaching style with traditional vocal technique, aesthetics and mechanics all accomplished in a fun, relaxed, and confidence-inspiring atmosphere. These classes are intended to help participants discover and develop their voices and find joy in singing. After the classes are over, the students then put their knowledge into practice by performing a class recital at a local cafe. This allows the students to apply the vocal techniques and to get a taste of performing. Now in its seventh year, the 'Learn to Sing' classes have garnered rave reviews and increasing success. Izolda resides in Greenbelt, MD with her husband Rich and their three cats in house full of musical instruments and juggling clubs.
Find Your Sacred Voice—Advanced
Find Your Sacred Voice—Beginning
Introduction to T'ai Chi
Transform Your Life Elementally!
Jaqui MacMillan found her passion for African drumming in the early 1980s. She has since studied with many Masters, including Babatunde Olatunji, Mamady Keita, Sam Turner and at the Tam Tam Mandingue School in Washington, DC. Having performed and recorded with some of the top names in the business, she began sharing her joy of drumming with others by teaching classes and facilitating community drum circles. Jaqui has taught privately and given workshops around the country for over 15 years through her Drum For Joy! program. She attended the 1999 Drum Circle Facilitators Playshop and the 2001 Drum Facilitators Mentor Training in Hawaii with Arthur Hull. Jaqui has facilitated drum circles for corporate team building events, conferences, elementary and high schools, hospitals, programs for at-risk children, juvenile detention centers and programs for homeless and battered women. She is a founding board member of the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild (DCFG), a non-profit organization dedicated to professionalism in the field of drum circle facilitation throughout the world. The Washington Area Music Association awarded Jaqui the "World Music Instrumentalist Award" every year from 1995 through 2002 and she was featured in the November 2000 issue of DRUM! Magazine. You can visit her online at Drum for Joy.
Drum for Joy! 1
Drum for Joy! 2
Joshua Levin & Michael Wall: In addition to hosting scores of community music-making events, Michael Wall has taught and performed on djembe, dundun, conga, frame drum and percussion for many years. He is committed to reminding the fire circle community that the frame drum, conga, and other sacred sounds and instruments play a valuable role in the all night journey. Michael is the co-founder of the Hawaii Fire Tribe Gatherings and Oahu's Sacred Arts Circles—inspired by the power of drum, dance and song as portals to heart-filled magick and sheer ecstasy! He currently teaches a weekly frame drumming class, and is an Artist Teaching Partner for the Hawaii Department of Education. Visit him online at www.firetribehawaii.org. Joshua Levin, PhD has served as resident artist with Firedance during its founding four years, as musical director for Fires Rising, and as a faculty member at the McBride School of Magic. He has performed in a range of contexts and configurations from the traditional Middle-Eastern music ensemble Sherefe, to the eclectic Seeds of Time. Along the way, he has traveled the world following the mysteries of drum, dance, and chant. He is regularly invited to share the rhythmic arts at community events around the country, and has had the opportuntity to learn, work, and play with many bright lights in this growing fellowship. Together with Deborah Nervig, he is the co-founder of Sacred Arts Circles and New World Rhythmatism, which are ongoing collaborative community-based art forms. Joshua plays doumbek/darbouka and he is an endorsee for Cooperman Framedrums. He is also student of the South Asian tabla and its associated rhythmic sensibilities. Joshua is a cultural anthropologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, and is a full professor in the Department of Human Behavior at the Community College of Southern Nevada. Best of all, he is the proud father of his and Deborah's young son, Jazz!
Kellianna is a singer/songwriter who performs powerful Goddess- & Mythology-inspired Folk Music and Chant at venues such as The Goddess Conference in Glastonbury, England (2003, 2004, 2005, and 2008), the Women of Wisdom Conference in Seattle, Washington (2004, 2005, 2006, and 2008 ), The Everyday Goddess Conference (2006, 2007, and 2008), The Jack in the Green Festival, Hastings, England (May 2006), Janet Farrar and Gavin Bones's Samhain Processional, Athboy, Ireland (October 2006), the Pagan Spirit Gathering, Ohio (2007 and 2008), the Enchanted Mountain Goddess Conference, New York, (2007 and 2008), Free Spirit Gathering, Maryland (2008), Witchfest, NY (2008), Spirits of the Earth Fest, Ontario (2008), The 4th Annual Goddess Fair, Massachusetts (2008), and Earthspirit's Rites of Spring, Massachutsets (2008).
MidSummer Chant Circle
Write Your Own Medicine Chant
Kenaz is the author of The Haitian Vodou Handbook and the forthcoming Vodou Love Magic and Wild Horses: Spirit Possession in the Neo-Pagan World (with Raven Kaldera); sie is also the managing editor of newWitch magazine. Kenaz was initiated as Houngan Si Pwen Coquille du Mer in March 2003 by Mambo Azan Taye (Edeline St.-Amand) and Houngan Si Gan Temps (Hugue Pierre) of Societé la Belle Venus #2, Brooklyn, New York. Kenaz resides with hir partner Kathy in the New York metropolitan area.
So, You Want to Write for the Pagan Press
Kenaz & Kathy: Kathleen Latzoni has been studying Haitian Vodou for the past eight years, and was initiated as a mambo si pwen (roughly, "second degree") in August of 2004. She has presented workshops on Afro-Caribbean spirituality at a number of conferences and festivals on the East Coast, and she moderates the forums Tristatevodou and the Vodou Tribe. You may also know her as the "Cargo Cult" columnist for NewWitch magazine.
Initiation in Vodou and Other Traditions
Vodou Love Magic
Kenaz & Raven
The Possession Experience
Kenaz, Kathy, and Firesong
Fet for the Sea Lwa
Kenny and Anna Klein: Anna is a Blue Star Priestess and a member of Blue Star's Rose and Antler Coven. She is also a nurse, a flute player, and a student of Tarot, Runes and Ogham. Anna lives in Los Angeles.
Sex in the Wiccan Coven Structure
Kenny Klein is a well-known musician, author, and lecturer in the Pagan community. Kenny has recorded many CDs geared toward Pagan and Renaissance Festival audiences. He is the author of The Flowering Rod, Men, Sex and Spirituality, (Delphi, 1993), a book about men's Wicca, and has been a workshop presenter and musical performer at festivals that include PSG, Free Spirit Gathering, Heartland, Starwood, Ancient Ways, Florida Pagan Fest, Goddess Gathering, and many others. Kenny is a co-founder of the Blue Star tradition of Wicca, and has been a Wiccan priest and teacher for over twenty years. He is currently working on a book about Fairy lore. Visit Kenny online at www.kennyklein.net.
An Opinionated History of Pagan Music
The Pagan Lore of Birds
Kitsa is a fiber artist and writer who lives in Brooklyn with her partners, their basset hound, and 2 spoiled cats.
Sit and Knit (or Crochet or...)
Kitty Bronson - Vanadisflame is a daughter of Freyja, a Witch, a Fire Tender for Sweat Lodge and a worker of Runes and Seidhr. She is a member of Frost Fyre Kindred and HPS of Guardians of the Windsword, a coven of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel. Her religious interests and her anthropology studies have lead her into explorations of the Norse and Celtic worlds, their history, folklore and magick.
Orkney's Hidden Folk
Kris Johnson became a wiccan high priestess in 1971. This progressed into interests in the Hermetics, Kabbalah, Egyptian Magic and Sumerian Magic. Her recent interests have included practical Kabbalah and Alchemy, and she is currently a member of the Alchemical Order of Metratron. She has taught at various venues through out the United States.
Sacred Magic of Angels
Lord Fairy Bottom is the Master of Sol and Clanhead of the Blue Ridge Mountain Clan in south-central PA, registered thru WitchVox.com since 2004. He leads the subsequent Coven of the Mighty Oak through Rituals, Esbats and Sabbats throughout the Wheel of the Year. He teaches various forms of Divination, including Tarot, Runes, Astrology, Palmistry, I Ching, Tea Leaf Reading, and other forms as well. He teaches his students how to set up and devote a basic Altar, create Sacred Space, Cast Magic Circles and call the Quarters, et cetera. He has been practicing the craft for about 20 years with the majority of it over the last twelve or so. He also runs SweatLodges and Drum Circles at the Covenstead in PA.
Kybalion: 7 Sacred Secrets of Manifestations
Magnus, named Magician of the Year by The Magic Castle in Los Angeles, is recognized as a foremost innovator in contemporary magic. His magic performance art combines mime, masks, Kabuki Theatre, world-class sleight of hand and grand illusion to create a completely unique performance experience. New York Times columnist Glenn Collins writes, "What Mr. McBride gives his audiences is a mesmerizing performance... a magic show that is at once a celebration of mystery and a struggle to understand powerful forces."
McBride is a regular headliner at casino showrooms in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, and has been seen on every major US television network. Jeff played the role of Joran on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Most recently, he has been a special guest on A&E's Mindfreak, and the subject of the Canadian TV documentary "Jeff McBride—A Magickal Life" on the Enigma series. He runs the McBride Magic & Mystery School in Las Vegas, and has created some of the best-selling teaching videos in the world of magic. In addition he is a popular lecture and workshop leader for both magicians and corporate audiences around the world. With his wife, Abbi, he hosts transformational fire circle events around the world. Visit them online at www.mcbridemagic.com.
From Shaman to Showman
McBride's Magic & Mystery School: Magic for All!
Magnus & Spinner: Abbi Spinner McBride is a renowned musician, priestess, and teacher of percussion, hand-drumming, dance and magic. For the past 20 years, her creative abilities in music, poetry, dance and choreography have brought her to conferences across the country. In the last twelve years, Abbi has worked with her husband Jeff McBride, traveling through the United States, Europe, Asia, Indonesia, Africa, and South America as a dynamic part of his performance as live music director, and lead assistant. Currently she is a vocalist and co-writer with Zingaia, a top selling world fusion group operating out of Las Vegas. She also has released three CDs of original music: Songs from the Center, Enter the Center, and Fire of Creation!!
Abracadazzle! Grand Illusions and Mysteries from Around the Globe
The Magic of the Alchemical Fire Circle
Magnus, Spinner, Michael, and Joshua
Alchemical Fire Circle
Mandrake Windwillow is a 3rd degree priestess of a small local coven based in York, PA. She is wife to Wolffire, mother, partner, author and student. She writes and speaks frequently on polyamory, paganism, culture and practices of various traditions.
Sacred Sexcersize: Exotic Dancing For Couples
Sacred Sexcersize: Exotic Dancing for Individuals
Marcus Sims has been working, learning, and teaching for 30 years to help create a life-sustaining culture on Planet Earth. He has extensive experience and training in music, organic farming, woodworking, Men's Work, and Deep Ecology. He continues to study with Reinhard Flatischler, the Austrian master drummer who developed Taketina, and is certified as an Advanced Taketina Rhythm Teacher. All of these disciplines work together to create a uniquely grounded approach to his work. You see his woordworking at at www.treincarnation.com and learn more about Taketina at www.taketina.com
The Healing Power of Rhythm with Taketina
Michael Smith, Gwydion Stormcrow, has been practicing Wicca since 1988. He is an Elder of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel (ASW), a Wiccan organization in the DE/PA/MD area and is currently serving as High Priest of Coven of the Rowan Star, a coven in the ASW. He has taught at a variety of events, including Between The Worlds, Sacred Space, Free Spirit Gathering, Etherecon, MPA Beltaine, and numerous ASW and coven events. He practices a variety of esoteric disciplines from Wicca and the Western magickal and shamanic traditions, including Astrology, Qabalah, Ritual, and Journeying. He is currently dividing his spiritual practice between Ancient Egyptian Studies and balancing the Magick, Religion, and Spirituality of Wicca, and is pursuing a degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Delaware. He lives in southern Delaware where he works, loves, and teaches, and is one of the stewards of Seelie Court, 102 acres of pagan owned land dedicated to the pagan paths. Visit him online at rowanstar.org.
Ancient Egyptian Myth and Magick
Sweat Lodge for Pagans
The Triangle of Stillness
Wicca: Magick, Religion, and Spirituality
Miki and Hank: Miki is the National Administrator of Ice and Fire USA, a foundation started in the UK by Graham Butcher to forward the teachings of Hafskjold Stav. She is a certified practitioner/instructor for the group and group leader of the dcstavclub with Hank. She is also co-host of the "Living Stav" podcast. Her experiences range through several mind/body/spirit systems including both Korean and Hatha Yoga as well as a smidgen of T'ai Chi. These systems are all incorporated into her energy rhythms class. Hank is also known as Fr Ausharrenwille.
Stav Rune Reading: Divination with the Younger Futhork
Stav Warrior Daily Training
Stav Warrior Training
Stav Warrior Training with Staff
molly owns a holistic private practice on the Eastern Shore of MD. She is a Master Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, Usui Reiki Master, SomaEnergetics practitioner, certified Ondamed practitioner and a masters prepared mental health RN. She developed Tandem Healing—a method of energy healing that uses two or more practitioners simultaneously. She is currently studying under a Jungian analyst in preparation for application to one of the Jungian Institutes. She has recently completed advanced training in Past Life Regression and Spirit Releasement. She has been practicing magick in the Western Esoteric tradition for 20 years. She has been a member of FSA and one of Geoff's medical minions since 2000. Her goal is to facilitate your Return to Joy.
Past Life Regression: Integration of Ourselves
Trance and Self-Hypnosis
Morghan is a thirty-something spiritual pagan sort from the southern section of Maine. There in the not-quite back woods, she lives with two housemates, a pair of cats, one elderly beagle, and a barn full of critters. Rather than having a specific tradition, she follows a pragmatic, earth-centered philosophy of life.
Embracing the Magic
Embracing the Magic Part 2
Naraya started her Middle Eastern dance training over ten years in Oregon, where she first glimpsed the beautiful and powerful tribal style of Gypsy Caravan. After performing cabaret professionally for over seven years, the draw of tribal's trademark improvisational group style as well as the funk of new fusion styles proved too much for her, and she began her tribal dance training in earnest. To date, Naraya has performed at some of the most sought after venues and events in NYC including: Lincoln Center, the UN, the Egyptian Embassy, on the sets of popular independent movies such as "Copsa Mica," and the hit TV show Rescue Me with Dennis Leary, as well as many others. Artistic Director and Founder of Vadalna Tribal Dance Company, Naraya has been taking her company on the road throughout the United States performing tribal-fusion as well as offering sold-out workshops on tribal improvisation, balancing and fusion techniques. Currently based out of Boston, MA, Naraya is focusing on teaching a weekly class and working closely with the powerful vocals and dreamscape composition of Incus. Other current projects include working on the set of the movie "Top Secret International Pictures" (otherwise known as "Code Name Pike"), due for release nation-wide in 2009. Naraya, also an avid researcher of the history of Middle Eastern dance, hosts regular lectures and demonstrations throughout the United States and is currently in the process of completing her MA at Brandeis University. Naraya will soon embark on the creation of The Tribal Bible, Vol. 2 in collaboration with well-known author and performer Kajira Djoumahna of Black Sheep Belly Dance.
Dancing Our Grandmother's Dance
Nybor is an artist, healer, teacher, pastoral counselor, theorist, self-taught ritual magician and, with Elspeth, co-founder of the Haven Community. His art has appeared in Science Fiction and Pagan publications. He has been named Pagan Artist of the Year several times. He has recently completed the Nybor Tarot Deck, a 30-plus year project to produce a divination deck more in line with modern society and thought. His next project is an illustrated book of Goddesses.
As a ritual magician he is working on a theory of spiritually, revealing a new way of looking at the world that incorporates all systems of Magick. He has been named Elder in several communities as well as for the various Guardian groups, and as such is available to the community as a resource. He lives in West Virginia with his wife and soul mate Elspeth and two furry entities.
Changing the Form
Sacred Space as a Template
Tarot Majors Conversations
Nybor and Elspeth of Haven
Haven Family Circle
Patricia Althouse has been a member of the Community of Service at Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary of EarthReligion for six years. She has been studying and practicing Wicca with Stone Circle Wicca for four years. In 2006, after three years of involvement with the Cuban Santerian/Lucumi Ile Orula Oturo Nico Eggun in Washington DC, Patricia traveled to Cuba to receive her Ocha initiation. She is an Apetabi and Santera of Obatala. After four years as a hobbyist mead maker, during which she won a silver medal in the mead category in the amateur Wine Maker International Wine competition, Patricia started Four Quarters Winery, a non-profit winery which helps support Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary in its mission of providing Sacred Space and Sanctuary for the diverse peoples of all the world's religions.
Ancestor Reverence: The Etenna Eggun
Introduction to Santeria
Pyro Sadist, aka Brian, has been in the scene for nearly a decade. He has been with his collared slave dottie (slutress) since he entered the scene. Brian and dottie founded The Gate (one of the largest munch groups in the Philadelphia area) as well as The Gate in Massachusetts. His leather family consists of himself, his alpha slave dottie and their femsub caroline, and his boy rain... along with some nieces & nephews along the way. Brian's main passion is fire. He has never been known to pass up an opportunity to set someone on fire or how to teach someone how to set someone on fire. Brian and dottie own Needle Play Designs, their custom embroidering company. The two of them have traveled as far north as ME, as far south as VA, and as far west as MO to play and teach. They have given instruction in Fireplay, Needleplay, and Singletails at various venues for various groups including The Society (CT), Behind The Scenes (PA), Camp Crucible, Leather Retreat and TES. Currently they live in NJ, much closer to their leather family.
Raven Kaldera is a shaman, diviner, homesteader, transgender activist, prolific pagan author, and founder of the First Kingdom Church of Asphodel. His works include co-authoring The Urban Primitive: Paganism in the Concrete Jungle and Handfastings and Wedding Rituals: Welcoming Hera's Blessing, and authoring Hermaphrodeities: The Transgender Spirituality Workbook, MythAstrology, The Ethical Psychic Vampire, Pagan Polyamory, and the Northern-Tradition Shamanism Series, to name just a few. He lives and works on Cauldron Farm, an organic pagan farm in Hubbardston, MA. "'Tis an ill wind that blows no minds."
Greenwights: Northern-Tradition Shamanic Herbalism
Living the Wheel of the Year: Pagan Homesteading
Raven Kaldera and Joshua Tenpenny: Joshua is Raven Kaldera's partner, assistant, devoted boy, light-bringer, and sometime sacred whore.
BDSM Spirituality: The Ordeal Path
Independent Pagan Publishing
The Invisible Kinky Toybox
Rebecca Proch is a writer, filmmaker and artist with a theater education and many years of experience as a performer, which she now brings to the practice of sacred dance and ecstatic ritual. An eclectic Pagan and 'kitchen mystic,' she is dedicated to the path of sacred romance, which celebrates the Divine in the context of lover and Beloved. She is leading the development of the Temple of Amor as a spiritual home of sacred romance and the path of the Lover, and you can visit her online at http://thebloomingheart.wordpress.com.
The Life Romantic
Two Right Feet: Sacred Dance For All
Choosing Your Tarot Deck and Beginning Tarot Reading
reed & bunny: reed (brian ziegler) is from the washington, dc area and has been attending FSG for a number of years. he has worked professionally as a intuitive tarot card reader for over a decade. in addition to metaphysical work, reed is a professional visual artist, performer, and educator. bunny (mark morgan) is returning for his second joyous year at FSG. he works in the washington, dc area in marketing and hosts a well-known event for the GLBT community called 'Friends of Friends.' he does additional work in art and graphic design.
Rev Dr Lynda Schlipf and Robert Moore: Lynda has a doctorate in Pastoral Counseling and has studied many different religions over the years, both for her doctorate and also for her personal growth. She is an almost-solitary Wiccan who studies many different religions but practices Wicca with Shaman undertones. Also, she is a sweatlodge water pourer for Sunbear and a Wiccan tradition. She has been in the jewelry business for the past 5 years, and, for the past 3, her jewelry has been displayed in a jewelry store in DE. Robert has 38 years in the retail jewelry industry, with an extensive background in design, fabrication, and repair in all phases of jewelry. He specializes in vintage restoration.
Learning to Bead for Fun
Rob Wandell made his first drum in 1986, in the very early days of the hand drum phenomenon in this country. His love for the spirit of percussion and people grew, and soon he was exploring the spiritual side of drum creation. The drum is his calling, and he gave up his job as an electrical engineer to focus on bringing percussion to the people. An eclectic pagan with roots in the Alexandrian Tradition, as well as a Sun Dancer and drummer, Rob mixes many elements in the energy he brings to creating and playing drums of many styles. Rob also works with other drum instructors to make the drum experience available to many, many people. He has provided drums for Baba Olatunji, The Hix, Nery Arevelo, Mz Imani, Abbi Spinner, Jim Donovan, and many other professionals. He also teaches, and has given workshops to adults and to children as young as 4 years old. "Open yourself to the pulse of the universe, and find what is truly possible."
You can pre-register for Build Your Own Drum online at Imagicka.
Build Your Own Drum I
Build Your Own Drum II
Satayana, originally from England, possesses over 23 years experience in energywork and clairvoyant holistic counseling, specializing in Reiki for the past 19 years. She is a certified Usui/Karuna Reiki Teacher ('Master') through three lineages/Masters, which include William Lee Rand, founder of The International Center for Reiki Training, and traditional Reiki Alliance training. She founded the first professional school of Reiki in NEPA in 1995, and provides sessions and classes at wellness centers, hospitals and colleges throughout the region. She is one of a few Reiki practitioners on the East Coast to have been given free clinic space in a hospital for providing Reiki sessions and training to staff and patients. An eclectic Wiccan Priestess for 24 years, Satayana provided monthly open circles and pagan outreach and educational services in NEPA until 2001. Trained in shamanism from 1993–1994 by a shamanic practitioner and Jungian therapist, Satayana has incorporated these practices into her counseling work, and enjoys opening others to this process with her simple, empowering approach. An avid rock collector and crystalworker/seer of crystals and gemstones for 35 years, she delights in sharing some of her unique crystal and gemstone healing methods that showcase how effective these earthly treasures can be. She retired from psychic work last year to give more time to her creativity and her expanding organic garden, orchard and greenhouse on the 80 acres of open and wooded land she and her partner feel blessed to share with deer, wild turkey, bobcats, coyotes, bears, red squirrels and other relatives.
Healing with Crystals & Gemstones Part 1
Healing with Crystals & Gemstones Part 2
Reiki for Healing & Magick Part 1
Reiki for Healing & Magick Part 2
Scott and Eric
Friday Morning Blót—Heimdall
Scott Mohnkern has been a practicing Asatrurar for over a decade, and currently helps organize a Norse working group in the Washington, DC metropolitan area that meets approximately every 3 months. He's been active in the FSG community for several years, and is always ready to answer any questions you have about things Norse, Norse literature, Norse philosophy or anything else!
Closing Ecumenical Sumbel
Nine Noble Virtues of Asatru
Opening Ecumenical Sumbel
Rune Reading 101
Saturday Morning Blót—Sunna
Thursday Morning Blót—Thor
Wednesday Morning Blót—Odin
shadowfire l'solarac: i have been a practicing solitary for over 30 years. i combine many paths of paganism as well some christian views to make a more well rounded solitary path. i have been teaching others on a limited basis, teaching the first steps and then letting the spirit guide them to other teachers. i have also been working on my family tree for over 5 years and have not even scratched the surface of the many branches. i am a writer of short stories and prose, as well as an abstract expressionist painter. i am a triple virgo with my moon on the cusp of libra, so i tend to be very earth centered; however, sometimes i find my head in the clouds :). i am also a triple 9 for you numerologists. there is too much about me to put into this tiny spot, so get to know me better and you can judge for yourself.
art of self-love
Sharon Igoe embarked on a self-directed course of study in Aromatherapy and Herbology after attending several workshops at past Free Spirit Gatherings. Her interests lie mainly in the therapeutic uses of essential oils for healing the body, stimulating the senses, and feeding the soul. When not working, singing, directing her community choir, or studying, Sharon enjoys needlework and cooking. Home includes her partner, her youngest daughter, and five cats, all of whom are used as guinea pigs for her cooking and 'smelly' skills.
Bath and Body Care Using Essential Oils
Sophia HeartSinger has been active in the Mid-Atlantic NeoPagan community for 23 years as a musician and ritualist. Ordained as a Cantor by Ecumenicon Fellowship in 1994, she also holds a Master of Music degree from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. A veteran of many church choirs, musical theatre productions and light operas, she is also the musical director and orchestrator of the score for Charles Butler's original musical play, 'According To Us.' She is combining all of that ritual and musical experience, spiced with a dash of erotic Bondage play, into the composition of an ambitious two-act rock opera, 'The Passion of Persephone.'
The Passion of Persephone (Work-In-Progress)
Sophia Shultz, most noted for her painting, 'Hollie's Green Man,' she have been a freelance artist for 26 years, specializing first in fantasy and science fiction portraits in pastel and colored pencil and later in spiritual paintings. She has experience teaching children and adults alike. Visit her online at http://badgersoph.deviantart.com.
What is That White Pencil For, Anyway?
Sprye, aka Sue Kemp, has become an artist, a magick maker and a walker between worlds through her 10 year personal journey into the realms of the Otherworld. In 2005, after an epiphany in "pulling off her own masks," she began creating a series of workshops that enable participants to create potent symbols of the masks they are trying to remove as well as representations of what they are trying to achieve on their individual paths. She assists individuals in using these evocative mask journeys to begin their healing, to transform and to empower themselves. Meditation and movement are included in the journey. She is the organizer of Queen of Heaven Circle, an eclectic pagan circle in Hagerstown, Maryland. She is the mother of a teenage faery child, and harried herder of a variety of critters at their cottage home in the mountains of Maryland.
Mask Magick: Rebirth
Mask Magick: The Death Mask
Mask Magick: Transformation
Tannin Schwartzstein (aka "The Pink Sphinx" ) : Contrary to popular legend, Tannin was not born in a log cabin in Springfield, Illinois. She did, however, spend her entire childhood living on the Jersey Shore. Over the past 20 years she has dedicated a significant part of her life to pursuit of various spiritual arts both privately and professionally. Tannin is the proprietor of Bones and Flowers, an occult specialty shop in Worcester, MA. She has co-authored two books published through Llewelyn World Wide (Urban Primitive, October 2002 and Welcoming Hera's Blessing: Handfasting and Wedding Rituals, December 2003) with Raven Kaldera, as well as numerous articles for Llewellyn's various almanacs.
Care and Feeding of Horses: Stewardship for the God-Possessed
Sacred Sex: A Parishoner's Guide to Seeking Sexual Service
Sacred Sex: Putting Out in the Name of the Gods
Sacred Sex: Staging Sexual Services While Staying Sane
Thista Minai is founder of the Temple of Artemis at Cataleos and recently published her first book: Dancing in Moonlight: Understanding Artemis Through Celebration. Within the Hellenic organization Neokoroi, she is a mantis, exegete of Artemis, and director of the exegete program. She is currently working on a second book, and is also editor for a devotional anthology for Artemis that will be published in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina series.
The Gods of Hellenismos
Introduction to Hellenismos
Tina Van Pelt: I am a fused glass artist working in the DC area and have taught this class for several years at FSG. I have been studying this technique for about 7 years at Vitrum Studio, the premier fused glass studio. in Beltsville, Md. You can see my work at my studio website, Profusions of Glass.
Make Your Own Fused Glass Jewelry
Tom Swiss describes his spiritual path as 'Zen Pagan Taoist Atheist Discordian', which usually baffles questioners enough to leave him alone. He an NCCAOM Diplomate in Asian Bodywork Therapy and a karate student and teacher, holding the rank of yondan (fourth degree black belt). Tom is also a poet, a singer/songwriter, an amateur philosopher, and a professional computer geek. He is currently working on a book about Zen Paganism. Tom has previously presented various workshops at FSA Beltane, the Free Spirit Gathering, and the Starwood Festival. You can visit him online at http://infamous.net.
Prosperity: A Money Washing Ritual
Self-defense as a Spiritual Practice
Yin, Meet Yang: A 5 Elements and Yin/Yang Look at Love and Sex
West is a permaculture practitioner, organic beekeeper and meadmaker, and resident gardner at a historic mill in his area. He is a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids and Ár nDraíocht Féin. He was also a wilderness guide in the Chiricahua mountains of southeast Arizona, and he has participated in sweat ritual with Crow, Apache (White Mountain band), T'hono O'odham, and neoPagan sweats.
Composting and Topsoil—How and Why, From a Druidic View
Mead and Scotch Demonstration
The Melissa: Beekeeping Q&A
The Melissa: Beekeeping Worship
Welcome (Sweat Circle)
Whittney Matlock is a professional massage therapist, Pagan priest, healer and educator. His path to the Old Ways began when he was very young and every step has been an exciting journey. After years of exploring his connection to the Gods and Goddesses, in the early nineties he began a journey into the world of BDSM. Discovering the magick in BDSM pushed him deep into the world of ecstatic trance, giving him the tools to explore this amazing world of consciousness. All of these experiences have taught him to help others learn to heal through trust, touch and ecstasy. He has learned his crafts from the bottom up, beginning by following the path of ordeal and coming to discover his personal power through it. Now, a teacher in the BDSM and Pagan communities, he combines his experience of healing, faith and trance work to offer insights into the many ways in which magick manifests itself around us in every aspect of life.
Whittney is a perennial presenter for the Black Rose Society and The Crucible, in DC. He explores and teaches about the ordeal path with the members of Kindlers of the Sacred Rhythm, and he and his partner are facilitators for a public ordeal rite called SuspenDC. He and his lover are also working on many projects to be of service to their community, including creating Healing the Spirit, a fall healing retreat that focuses on teaching people to use the healing power inside themselves to change their lives.
Whittney's classes are not for the faint of heart. He'll see to it that everyone gets involved. His charm and panache will captivate you, as he pulls you out of your chair and eggs you on to discover what's inside yourself. Take a chance, risk discovering parts of yourself that you lost track of, or, maybe, even find something in you which you never knew existed.
Tactile Arts—Touching the Fabric of Reality
Trance: The Power to Change Consciousness
Yoga for Everyone
Zammis is a first-year acupuncture student at Tai Sophia Institute in Laurel MD, as well as a consultant for Temptations Parties. She's attended FSG for over ten years and is excited to share her new knowledge of 5 Element acupuncture with the community. The style of acupuncture she is learning focuses on providing a healing presence and treatment based on the 5 senses and the model of nature's patterns.
Dance of the Elements
ZenLizard is a long-time Discordian who also became an instant Pastafarian when he first learned of the beneficies of His Noodly Appendages. Yarr.
Introduction to Pastafarianism