Meet the Wonderful Presenters for Next Year's Conference! ORACLES OF THE DIVINE
Dr. Daniel Ogden
Daniel Ogden is a writer and Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter and in England. He has also taught at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Oxford University and the University of Swansea in Wales.
Daniel Ogden received a Bachelor of Arts with first-class honors from Corpus Christi College in 1986 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1991. He also attended New College. From 1997 to 1998 Daniel was a fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies.
Daniel Ogden is a world-known author of such best-selling books as Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in Greek and Roman Worlds, Greek and Roman Necromancy, Night's Black Agents: Witches, Wizards and the Dead in the Ancient World. Also Dragons, Serpents, and Slayers in the Classical and Early Christian Worlds, Greek Bastardy in the Classical and Hellenic Periods, Polygamy, Prostitutes and Death: The Hellenistic Dynasties and Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in Greek and Roman World.
Caitlín Matthews was trained in the esoteric mystery traditions through the schools founded by Dion Fortune, with Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki and Gareth Knight, as well as with European shamanic teachers. She teaches the living ancestral traditions of Britain, specializing in traditional spirit-consultation and healing methods, using the voice to sound the unseen. She is the author of over 80 books, including Diary of a Soul Doctor, Singing the Soul Back Home, and The Lost Book of the Grail. Caitlín has been a member of the interfaith Fellowship of Isis since 1977, with a Lyceum in Oxon. As director of studies of the Foundation for Inspirational and Oracular Studies (FÍOS), she teaches a shamanic training programme, as well as courses based on the abiding power of myth and ritual internationally. Caitlín has had a shamanic healing practice in Oxford for 30 years. www.hallowquest.org.uk
Lon Milo DuQuette
Lon Milo DuQuette is the author of 19 acclaimed books (translated in 12 languages) on Magick and the Occult and is one of the most respected writers and lecturers in the field of the Western Mystery Traditions.
Since 1975 DuQuette been a national and international governing officer of Ordo Templi Orientis, one of the most influential magical societies of the 20th and 21st Centuries. He is currently the Order's United States Deputy Grand Master. He is an internationally recognized authority on tarot, ceremonial magick, and esoteric Freemasonry.
DuQuette appears occasionally on television and radio as a guest expert on subjects involving the occult. He is a contributor to the Magical Egypt DVD series' and a host on the new series, The Great Work. He is a faculty member of the Omega Institute in Reinbeck New York, and Robert Anton Wilson's Maybe Logic Academy.
He lives in Costa Mesa, California with his wife of 52 years, Constance.
Is Chief of the Anglesey Druid Order, a Welsh polytheistic community located on the sacred Isle of Anglesey off the coast of Wales; the ancient chief-seat of the British Druids. He is an award winning author of several books focusing on Druidry, Celtic spirituality and death, dying and bereavement.
He is a Druid graduate of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, and its 13th Mount Haemus Scholar. Hughes' first language is Welsh. He can be found teaching the Druid tradition of Wales in workshops, conferences and classes worldwide and online.
Professionally he was in service to Her Majesty's Coroner at Mortuaries and bereavement centres throughout the United Kingdom. He resides on the Isle of Anglesey. For more information visit - angleseydruidorder.co.uk
Has been active in Wicca and the Pagan community since 1978 and has been teaching since 1982.
Ivo is a founding member and former High Priest of Keepers of the Holly Chalice, the first Assembly of the Sacred Wheel coven. He currently serves as one of the Elders of the 14 ASW covens.
Ivo has been published in numerous periodicals and is the author of The Four Elements of the Wise; Keys to Perception: A Practical Guide to Psychic Development; Practical Astrology for Witches and Pagans; Casting Sacred Space; and Spirit Speak, among other works. In his mundane life, he has been a computer programmer, the executive director of an AIDS/HIV service organization, a bookstore owner, and many other things.
Sorita d'Este is an author and Priestess whose published work includes Circle for Hekate (2017) and Hekate: Liminal Rites (2009), Artemis: Virgin Goddess (2006) and Visions of the Cailleach (2009). She lectures and facilitates workshops internationally for both private groups, as well as pagan, occult and general audiences. When not engaged in writing, or publishing books as the director of Avalonia, Sorita can be found creating a forest garden on a hill in Glastonbury, where she shares a home with her partner, son and a fluffy white cat.
MA (Celtic studies) is a traditional Celtic Wisewoman noted for her many years' experience, her gifts a natural seer, as well as her scholarly research. A doctoral research student in Celtic magic, She lives in the wild marshes surrounding the legendary Glastonbury Tor and is the author of over 10 books, including Celtic tree magic- ogham lore and druid mysteries (Llewellyn 2014) and Wild Magic (Llewellyn 2020). For more info, courses, readings and consultations go to www.danuforest.co.uk
Dr. Jeffrey S. Kupperman
Studied Hermeticism, Kabbalah, Neoplatonism, and the Western Mystery Traditions for more than 30 years. He is the author of Living Theurgy and A Theurgist's Book of Hours (Avalonia Books), and was the founder and publisher of the Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition (jwmt.org).
Jeffrey lives in the Midwest region of the United States, where he presents on various religious and occult topics, writes, paints, sews various esoteric regalia, and raises his children. Not necessarily in that order.
Is a renowned Mystic, Artist, Spiritual Teacher, Fire Dancer, Musician, Animal Lover, and Advocate. She resides in Glastonbury, UK.
She one of the founding members of Sky's Psychic TV, has appeared on various TV channels including BBC, ITV, C4, and MTV and has been featured in Magazines as FAE Magazine, Chat, The Magical Times and Spellcraft. She provides Tarot consultations and has read for politicians, celebrities and industry giants.
Her spiritual background is rooted in Paganism, Tarot, Wicca, and Shamanic training. She teaches both online and in person.
She has a BA(Hons) in Illustration from Falmouth College of Arts and was consulted on two major exhibitions at the British Museum; The World of Stonehenge and Feminine Power: The Divine to the Demonic. In support of the Divine Feminine exhibition.
Is a self-taught artist, author, and witch located in Syracuse, NY specializing in subjects of the occult and esoteric.
Inspired by his mother and two sisters who are also witches, he began his journey in Paganism in the summer of 1998 after a long childhood fascinated by witchcraft. Being raised in the wooded hills of Central New York, he spent a lot of time communing with Nature and Her spirits.
He and his sisters would cast spells and weave magic in the deep woods, craft tools and runestones from Her elements, and construct temples in fallen trees. By doing so, he was initiated into Her mysteries through secret and personal rituals.
After moving to Chicago in 2004, he moved back to Syracuse in 2020 with his husband to reconnect with Nature, be more involved in the family's witch tradition, and continue writing and creating in the service of the Gods.
Born in Aberdeen but has lived mostly in England and Ireland since 1999. He began studying druidry in the late 1990s and later joined both OBOD and the Druid Clan of Dana, being initiated in the later by Olivia Robertson in 2009.
Luke has worked in many professions but retrained as a Horticulturist in 2006-9 at Dublin School of Horticulture. He is also a graphic designer, artist and editor, as well as the author of several books on spirituality.
Priestess of Avalon trained in Glastonbury. She currently studies with Storm Faerywolf in the Bluerose lineage of the Feri tradition. She is also initiated in Blackrose Witchcraft.
Susana was born in Chile; she lives in Valparaíso, where she works as a Tarot reader, Astrologer, Priestess, and Witch.
She published a book called "Brujería Moderna, un camino espiritual" in 2021. She is a prominent Pagan Influencer in the Hispanic Community via her Tic Toc and Instagram.
Her dream is to live in a more spiritual world where contact with other dimensions and realities is accessible to everyone who wants to experience it.
Is an eclectic witch living in London, England. As well as being a Wiccan and having a long-standing interest in traditional witchcraft, she grew up in a family where fortune telling and divination, as well as folk magic practices, were part of everyday life.
She writes A Bad Witch's Blog at www.badwitch.co.uk and is the author of Pagan Portals - Scrying as well as other books published by Moon Books on candle magic, poppets, guided visualisations and the Wheel of the Year.
Rev. Chris Allaun
Co-founder and minister of The Fellowship of the Phoenix a queer neo-pagan tradition based in the U.S. He has been studying witchcraft, magick, and paganism for over 30 years.
He specializes in witchcraft, necromancy, energy healing, earth-based spirituality, and shamanism. He is the author of several books including A Guide of Spirits: A Psychopomp's Manual for Transitioning the Dead to the Afterlife and The Black Book of Johnathan Knotbristle the Charmer.
Is a performer, producer, and writer.
As a stage performer Cara specialises in the world of mindreading, the psychic, mesmerism, spiritualism and the medical. Her performances have been called one of the top ten things to see by The Times newspaper.
Cara has appeared with her productions in the UK, Germany, Canada and the USA. All shows being sell outs.
Cara writes for a number of UK newspapers as and Astrologer, Psychic and Occult consultant.
Head of the Goddess Temple in Alba, she is an Independent Researcher and writer. Before moving to Scotland, Ness was Regional Coordinator for the Pagan Federation Interntional.
Ness was Torch Bearer of the Covenant of Hekate. Since 2012 Ness is the Head of the Temple of the Waters and the Covenant of Waters and Founding Member of the Council of Near Eastern Pagan Religions.
Ness is Hierophant Priestess, Dame Commander and Archdruidess of the Fellowship of Isis.
Ness has walked the Shamanic path for years. She travels to different countries sharing her knowledge and experiences on the Path of Bones.
Is a Registered Psychotherapist, Spiritual Director, and Certified Havening Techniques Practitioner, specializing in Spiritual Psychotherapy. Tiffany has a Bachelor's Degree (Honours) in Film Studies from Ryerson University and is a graduate of the Transformational Arts College of Spiritual and Holistic Training's Spiritual Psychotherapy Training and Spiritual Directorship Training Programs.
In 2011, Tiffany opened The Hive and Grove Centre for Holistic Wellness in Kitchener (Ontario, Canada). For 11 years, The Hive served as a beloved sanctuary for personal psychotherapeutic work and innovative, soulful community events.
Tiffany is the author of The Great Work: Self-Knowledge and Healing Through the Wheel of the Year (Llewellyn Worldwide, May 2015) and The Noble Art: From Shadow to Essence Through the Wheel of the Year (Llewellyn Worldwide, October 2021). She is the originator of Hynni Energy Healing, an approach to energy healing that encompasses the archetypal energies of the Wheel of the Year and the healing stages of the alchemical journey.
Is a Reverend, High Priestess, Certified Adult & Youth mental health Counselor, Teacher of Tarot, WitchCraft studies, Theology and much, much more. A truly Intuitive Witch, Tarot Advisor and Candle Therapist with over 25 years experience. Completed her training under the wise teachings of Laurie Cabot in 1994.
Starr is the Founder and Elder of the NYC Wiccan Family Temple, the first Witch Temple ordaining its Priest/Priestesses to be licensed State Reverends. She has been organizing and serving the New York City Pagan Community since 1994, sharing with others her many passions of the Craft providing lectures, workshops, public rituals, celebrations and festivals... She has now formed and runs the Annual WitchsFest USA - A Pagan St. Faire and the Witches Masquerade Ball in New York City.
She has lectured at Universities and Colleges - Ramapo College of New Jersey, on WitchCraft and is the Founder and creatress of the degreed witchcraft programs at WFT Academy Of Pagan Studies.
Dr. James "Pigeon" Fielder
Pigeon has been a member of Ár nDraíocht Féin since 2011, for which he founded the Games & Play special interest group and served on ADF's Mother Grove from January 2020 to May 2023.
Pigeon researches the politics of game worlds and science fiction and fantasy literature at Colorado State University, including recent works on Vampire: The Masquerade, EVE Online, and a co-edited volume on political science classroom games.
He also teaches at Cherry Hill Seminary and is a lead writer for roleplaying game company Mobius Worlds publishing. Pigeon is on the editorial boards of Simulation & Gaming and The MORS Journal of Wargaming, was a TEDx speaker on games, and has been interviewed on game-related topics by Reuters, USA Today, and NBC News. For more information, visit www.jdfielder.com.
Is a Psychic and Reader of both Oracle and Tarot cards as well as an instructor, and the founder of Northern New Jersey Tarot. She purchased her first deck of divination cards at age 12 and has worked with them ever since.
Rhonda has studied Tarot with some of the most respected and accomplished readers, authors and deck designers in the Tarot community and continues her studies by presenting at and attending annual international conferences (ex. 2022 WitchsFest USA - Online and live in New York City; 2022 Emerging Paths - Between the Veils Conference).
Stephanie Rose Bird
Stephanie Rose Bird is a practicing Green Witch and Hoodoo. She is a magick maker, passionate about African diasporic spirituality, folklore and mythology. Bird contributes to Llewellyn Spell-a-Day, Witches Companion, Llewellyn Herbal Almanac, Llewellyn Magical Almanac, and she writes a column for Witches and Pagans. She is the author of seven books; including Sticks, Stones, Roots and Bones, and her most recent, The Healing Power of African American Spirituality (Weiser Books) and 365 Days of Hoodoo: Daily Rootwork, Mojo and Conjuration, (Llewellyn). Bird contributed to Llewellyn Complete Book of North American Folk Magic. She is an avid swimmer, artist, herbalist, aromatherapist, mom, wife and animal companion. Visit: www.stephanierosebird.com.
Gaye Macdonal is a Highland Seer, a true heiress of the Scottish Second Sight Tradition by blood. She is the Daughter of famous Highland Seers, Swein and Isobell MacDonald.
She brings to our Conference the Legacy of this tradition, of her family, her experience and the gift of being able to learn first-hand more about this Clan of Highland Visionaries.
Gaye considers herself kind of a hedge witch and she meets up often with other witches in Inverness for full moon rituals etc She is a Reiki Master/ Teacher, healer, a psychic/ medium and a COSCA certified councellor and going for BACP in counselling. She is part of the James Support Group ( survivors after suicide) and has worked in Productions.
She lives happily in the Scottish Highlands with her husband, where she receives those who are looking for guidance and a bit of magic.
Author of CyberCoven.Org (2004), The Virtual Pagan (Red Wheel/Weiser, 2002), and Magickal Connections: Creating a Healthy and Lasting Spiritual Group (New Page, 2007). Over the years she has contributed articles to several magazines, including Witches & Pagans, SageWoman, PanGaia, newWitch, and The Blessed Bee and to Llewellyn annuals and anthologies, including Magic on the Edge (Immanion Press, 2006), the Pop Culture Grimoire (Immanion Press, 2008), and The Pagan Leadership Anthology (Immanion Press, 2016. Since 2000 she leds the JaguarMoon coven. The class and coven celebrate the seasons, work magick, and share the Mysteries in a unique, mentor-based framework.
Varla Ventura is the author of Varla Ventura's Paranormal Parlor: Ghosts, Seances, and Tales
of True Hauntings. She is also the author of five other books on spooky-ooky stuff: Fairies,
Pookas, and Changelings; Banshees, Werewolves, Vampires and Other Creatures of the Night;
The Book of the Bizarre; Among the Mermaids; and Beyond Bizarre. She can often be found
lurking about the deep dark woods and lakes of Minnesota on the hunt for beastly things and
hidden history. Her next book is about the wild women of the occult. Visit her online at:
Is an internationally respected medium, astrologer, spiritual teacher, and author. He brings a practical, grounded, and evidential style to his spiritual work.
With his passion for teaching and helping others discover their own unique spiritual connection, he has taught and worked globally. Throughout his 16+ years of working with the Spirit World, he has demonstrated his ability to connect with departed loved ones in both public demonstrations and private sittings. By bringing messages of love and hope from the Spirit world, his mission is to show that we, like love, are eternal.
A Gardnerian High Priestess living not far from Glasgow. Although brought up within Christianity, for various reasons, she didn't feel this was her spiritual calling.
After much personal introspection and experimentation, and at different times in her live, Fee discovered Wicca. She, together with her husband, runs a coven and offers training to those who feel a calling to this path.
Has been practicing for over 20 years. Her path is an eclectic mix, and whilst she primarily focuses on water witchcraft, her practices are also influenced by green and kitchen witchcraft.
She is the author of 'The Art of Lithomancy' and 'The Water Witch: An Introduction to Water Witchcraft.
For more information visit her website www.thecottagemystic.com or follow her on instagram @thecottagemysticwitch.
Robert Thé (Don Roberto)
Originally from London, Don Roberto is a Medical Anthropologist and Shamanic Facilitator. In 2008 his research interests changed when he encountered the tradition of Amazonian Shamanism in the form of plant spirit teachers, a form of healing unknown to him at the time. He began to research this tradition with great intensity studying the Mestizo tradition of Don Solon Tello via Maria Christina Mendoza, as well as studying the Shipibo tribal tradition with Doña Herlinda Agustín (the subject of the documentary, Woven Songs of the Amazon) in Pucallpa, Peru.
His studies continued and he trained in the Amazon with the Ayahuasca Foundation and Don Enrique Lopez in Iquitos, Peru, deepening his knowledge of the Shipibo tradition. In 2013 he extended his shamanic studies with master shaman, Don Antonio Vasquez, and in 2015 completed a three month intensive training with noted healers, Herbert Quinteros, Metsa Oka, Don Walter Martinez and Don Diomar Lopez Silvano. He has also undertaken training in Core Shamanism - drum based shamanism with Howard Charing and has been in advanced training with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, focusing on negative energy extraction, soul retrieval and shamanic dreamwork, as well as with Ness Bosch, learning even more advanced shamanic protocols.
Is an active priest and oracle of the Gods, focused mainly on Hekate and Dionysos.
Oracle has trained and initiated people into the Art Magical across the United States into various traditions of the Craft, and is the author of "Strix Craft: Ancient Greek Magic for the Modern Witch." He is currently teaching, lecturing as an interfaith minister, and writing as he serves the community.
Ordained Priestess in the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple, dedicating her gifts and service as an artist, divinatrix, and sacred maker to the Goddess in her many forms.
Priestess of Hekate, she works with her ancestral goddesses Anahit and Spandaramet, and she dedicated to bringing the magic of the indigenous Armenian divine pantheon into the light of contemporary goddess spirituality. Her divination practice is dedicated to Sophia, goddess and personification of Wisdom. She also honors Isis, Brigid, Stella Maris, and Persephone and keep a special place for Devana: wild forest goddess of Slavic heritage.
She is a fine artist, illustrator, and jeweler with a lifelong passion for the magical. she has been creating sacred art in various media for decades: from hand printed linocut icons, original hex signs, painted Goddesses, and a self published tarot and oracle decks, "The Incidental Tarot" in 2012 and "A Curious Oracle" in 2015. She also crafts unique tools and magical accessories such as forged offering bowls, braziers, incense burners and candle scribes.
Her current illustration work is focused on her second tarot deck in progress, the Sibylline Tarot.
Her art also takes the form of potions, provisions and preparations from her own garden and foraging in the wild around her home in Northern California.