Performers and Presenters EWF: Roll Call 2017
A dynamic live performer known for her willingness to follow an evocative ballad with a tune about ninjas or pirates, Tucker is never in danger of taking herself too seriously. She lets it be plain on stage that she loves her job, but she also shows grace and calm, courting and cajoling her audience. Reviewers compare her voice to that of Joni Mitchell or Tori Amos, her guitar work to that of Emily Saliers. Apart from writing lyrics and music, S. J. loves fire dancing with poi and hula hoop and has given fire performances & workshops across the country. Additionally, she has worked as a professional audiobook narrator and an indie film score composer.
Jacki’s earthy, practical approach to magic takes to spooky out of being a witch and adds in the flavor of humor and lightheartedness. This isn't Jacki's first magical rodeo, as she has been making magic through her company, Coventry Creations since 1992. You may just have grown up on Jacki's Blessed Herbal Candles and many other magical candle and oil lines. Jacki's bestselling book, Coventry Magic with Candles, Oils and Herbs published in 2011 illustrates her eclectic and empowered magical style.
This witch doesn't sit still for anything, she has created hundreds of magical candles, oils and incense over the years, teaches classes, volunteers, and her latest venture is to make the Akashic Records a powerful and practical spiritual tool. DIY Akashic Wisdom, Access the Library of Your Soul, is co-authored with her sister, business partner and wonder-twin, Patty Shaw. Together they make the journey into your own Akashic records not only easy but a healing adventure.
Devin is a professional witch and the resident House Medium at The Mystic Dream in Walnut Creek, Ca. He holds third-degree initiations in both the Northern Star Tradition of Wicca as well as the Dianic Tradition of Witchcraft (the Cult of Diana) and is the founder of his own tradition, Sacred Fires. His AV Club favorited podcast, the Modern Witch, has helped thousands of people from all over the world discover and develop their magical abilities. Devin is currently teaching with the Black Rose school of Witchcraft and his first book, The Witch’s Book of Power, will be released Spring of 2016 from Llewellyn Worldwide.
Seeker is has been playing with fire all her life, but discovered fire dancing when she picked up a firestaff for the first time. The staff remains her favorite fire prop. A teacher, actor, stage combatant, fiber artist, and cosplayer, Seeker finds peace within the flame and the lesson that we all must find our light on the path to Peace in this world.
Joy Wedmedyk (Iyalocha Omi Lasa) has studied Mediumship, Divination, Symbolism, and Shamanism for over 35 years. Initiated in Regla de Ocha, Native American and African Shamanic traditions, she is an accomplished Medium and Shamanic healing practitioner and is nationally recognized as a Spiritual teacher, Psychic, Medium, Drum maker, and artist.
Joy was a quoted source for Drawing Down the Spirits by Kenaz Filan and Raven Kaldera (2009) and is a contributing author for Walking the Path of the Ancient Ways by Corvis Nocturnum (2012) andCalling to the Ancestors: An Ancestor Devotional by Timothy Schnieder (2015).
Joy Wedmedyks' ability to connect to the spirits of Heaven and the Light, and to the Ancestors, opens the way for healing in this world and in the world of the spirits. Her path is centered on a framework that opens the way for prosperity and abundance on all levels through the ancient healing traditions.
Drake Spaeth, Psy.D. is a spiritual counselor, Pagan minister, death midwife, clinical psychologist (licensed in Illinois), and a faculty member of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He is also a Sacred Breathwork facilitator. He has studied and trained for the past three years at the Crows Nest Center for Shamanic Studies. Drake has authored several chapters about shamanism, rites of passage, and Celtic spirituality in scholarly texts, and he regularly presents at academic conferences about shamanism, Jungian psychology, Existential-Humanistic psychotherapy, transpersonal and spiritual counseling, indigenous spirituality, and trauma/PTSD.
He offers workshops in breathwork, soul retrieval/recovery, trauma healing, Jungian psychology, Joseph Campbell and the Hero’s Journey, existential anxiety and life purpose, and soulwork. He designs and facilitates creative rituals for healing and consciousness expansion. For the past six years he has also facilitated the Sacred Hunt ritual (an ecstatic ritual of consciousness transformation) at various Pagan gatherings and retreats.
Storm Faerywolf is an author, teacher,warlock, and initiate of the Faery tradition of witchcraft. With over 30 years experience practicing the Craft and teachingfor more than 20, he holds the Black Wand of a Master and is the founder of BlueRose, a lineage and school of the Faery tradition, offering classes in-person and online. He is the author of the forthcoming "Betwixt and Between: Exploring the Faery Tradition of Witchcraft", due 2017 from Llewellyn Worldwide. For more information visit: www.faerywolf.com
Jason Mankey is a WiccanWitch, writer, and wannabe rock and roller. He has been a part of the greater Pagan community for over twenty years and has spent nearly half that time teaching and speaking at Pagan conventions across the United States and Canada. His first book for Llewellyn came out in 2016 and his latest book (“The Witch’s Book of Shadows”) has just recently been released. He lives in Sunnyvale California where he and his wife Ari help lead two local covens. Because they don’t want to be outnumbered, Ari and Jason only have two cats.
Adam Davis has been facilitating spiritually-oriented connecting with the land workshops at a variety of fairs, festivals, and gatherings since 1998 in addition to teaching Earth science college courses. He combines multiple perspectives in working with nature and is committed to helping others find fulfillment through engaging magic in the landscape
As an instigator of fun & merriment, Soolah Hoops brings joy and a sense of play to the community through her love of sharing her hoops with everyone.
Soolah is Hoop & Fire Dance Performer as well as a Hoop Dance Instructor and facilitates classes and hoop meditation workshops around the country. Hoolah hoops officially entered her life in 2007 with a beautiful group of friends as she shared Reiki by using a hoop as a healing tool. After putting the hoop down for a year she picked it back up in hopes of working with fire in 2008. She began fire dancing in 2009 and Soolah has performed at many festivals and events bringing the love and art of fire to the public. Soolah performs with a fire hoop, staff, "s" staff, poi, orb, swords and umbrella.
Tonya Threet, Gythja (Priestess of the Northern shamanic traditions, where the gods/goddesses of old are honored and celebrated) Tonya has a kindred in her home town of Fort Wayne, Indiana named Kvisir's Hearth Kindred, she welcomes those genuinely serious about the learning of the gods/goddesses/traditions of Scandinavia, the Nordic countries, despite race, sexual orientation, gender fluidity, etc. Kvisir's Hearth Kindred hosts Lore and Rune studies and welcomes and encourages those who want to learn to join. Tonya travels to various cities to preform blóts, (rituals) for different kindreds when a Gythja is needed, she is also ordained to preform marriages, birth and death rites and is an experienced spiritual counselor. Tonya teaches multi level rune classes at several locations and also host workshops to teach rune magick and chanting called galldr, Tonya is also a Nordic Folk style singer and plans on creating more albums and traveling to the lands of her ancestors in Denmark to sing to them. Tonya is most passionate about helping women to become the strong and fierce warrior goddesses they were born to be, RISE VALKYRIES!!!
Wendy has been in the Pagan community for 25 years. She’s a professional artist & sign painter, teacher, illustrator and writer with a vast portfolio. Famous for her extraordinary intuitive hairwraps. Look for her silly signs & random art installations at events.
Ginger is a Texas native now living in Ohio. She's taken her life-long passion for music and combined it with a love of history and tradition, and melded it all into a delightful style of Celtic Folk! Performing both traditional and contemporary songs, she plays her autoharp and whistles. In her own words, she is "Celtic With A Twist!" because her music covers such a spectrum from original to traditional, mystical to educational. Be prepared tolaugh, cry and clap along during one of her performances
Pirates of the CUC Constantine
The Pirates of the C.U.C. Constantine is a small collective of independent minds bent on bringing more pirate antics into the world. As a circle of solitary practitioners we celebrate the individual path to Pagan spirituality and rejoice in the opportunity to share our voyage with our good friends. The Pirates have been veterans of the pagan festival scene for over a decade. The Pirates are active contributing members of the Wicca community who encourage civic minded acts of volunteerism to promote pagan values and Earth stewardship. As solitary practitioners the Pirates believe the path to spirituality is a deeply personal one. Operating under the artistic umbrella of the "theater troupe", the pirates bring a unique perspective to live performance, historical commentary, and classic satire. Find us on Facebook, “Pirates of the CUC Constantine”
Carlo Hawk Walker lives the Traditional Ways of Turtle Island. Within these traditions as a Peace Maker, Fire Keeper and Pipe Carrier. He has traveled the world on Peace Missions carrying teachings of Medicines of the Heart and bringing Sacred Medicines and the Bundle he carries to the People. Over the years, Carlo has worked with Indigenous Communities of Russia, England, Barbados, New Zealand, Africa, South America and Turtle Island to forge Peace between people, cultures and religions to overcome the obstacles that continue to allow war. The World Peace Treaty is one of Carlo’s instruments of Peace he received during ceremony while in Russia. With the help of long time friend Dr. Robin Milstead, this treaty is available for all Citizens of the World to sign. The signatures represent a global declaration of Peace and will be taken to the United Nations and the Hague. Find the World Peace Treaty at www.theworldpeacetreaty.org. Carlo’s service to the People includes having sat on the C.S.A.P. Native American Steering Committee for Substance Abuse, Washington DC and working as co-facilitator on the Indigenous Round Table of Russia St. Petersburg.
Chas Bogan: is an artist and mystic who has studied and practiced many diverse forms of metaphysics for the past 28 years. That experience is reflected in his art which ranges from the design of divination tools to various other forms of sacred expression. His shamnic talents have led him to create various collections of spiritual supplies created for Modern Conjure Brands such as baths, oils, powders, waters and more. One of the founding members and teachers of Black Rose Witchcraft, he also created and teaches A Course in Modern Conjure. He is available for spiritual consultations in which he serves his clients in his capacity as a Reiki Master/Teacher, Root worker, Card Reader, Conjure Doctor, and teacher of various magical arts. For more visit www.ChasBogan.com
Earth Warriors Founder and Field General, Mom, Witch, Priestess, crafts woman, teacher, pirate. Heather is an ordained Wiccan Clergy Woman in the State of Ohio and actively practicing professional witch. Heather has actively taught women's and warrior mysteries across Northern America for the last two decades. She isn’t a witch beholding to degrees; favoring practical application, heart, integrity, common sense, wisdom and skill. In addition to being the founder, organizer/field general of EWF, She is the owner of Violet Flame Gifts. Opened in 2003, VFG is a hearth based Practitioner’s Shop specializing in all natural, hand blended body products, oils, and custom work. Heather is a down to earth witch who is frequently called an irrepressible force of nature. www.violetflamegifts.com