Stifyn Emrys is an editor and author of eight books. He has worked as a columnist, blogger and educator. He has written both fiction and non-fiction works, including "Identity Break," "Feathercap," "Requiem for a Phantom God" and "The Gospel of the Phoenix."
In 1986, Diotima began her study of Wicca and started reading Tarot, discovering that she is a gifted intuitive. In 1991, she began practicing both astrology and Tarot professionally.
She majored in plant and soil science both in college and grad school, and grows much of her own food and "materia magica" on her land in the mountains of western North Carolina.
Diotima’s personal spiritual path is rooted in the Western mystery traditions, the principles of Yoga, and a profound connection with the natural world. Wicca gives structure to her spiritual journey, and she utilizes shamanic practices for healing and to live in harmony with Nature. Over 15 years of studying Chinese martial arts has given her a deep appreciation of Taoist thought which has strongly influenced her magical and personal philosophy. You can find her at www.uraniaswell.com
I am married with two children and two cats. I have been pagan all of my life, but practicing since the age of 13. I am sometimes a nerd/geek, and enjoy a range of hobbies from writing to knitting to role playing games. I may also be a figment of your imagination - or so my husband says.
Lori Dake is native Chicagoan, a wife and mother to one and works in real estate leasing apartments. Things she enjoys are heavy metal, being a foodie (mostly vegetarian), camping, writing and painting.
Cat Treadwell is a Druid Priest living in Derbyshire, England with her partner and animal family. She is a professional ritual celebrant and multifaith worker, travelling throughout the East Midlands and beyond. Her first book, 'A Druid's Tale', is out now. Cat is a Trustee of The Druid Network, as well as Regional Coordinator for the East Midlands Pagan Federation and member of OBOD. She is a regular speaker on BBC Radio, and has appeared on BBC News representing The Druid Network and East Midlands Ambulance Service. Cat welcomes questions and comments - please feel free to get in touch!
Taylor Ellwood is the author of Pop Culture Magick, Space/Time Magic, Magical Identity and a number of other occult books. He posts about his latest projects at Magical Experiments. He is also the managing non-fiction editor of Immanion Press. Taylor lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and two kids, as well as 7 cats.
Paola Suarez is the founder of Goddess Spiral Health Coaching. She works with women who resonate with Goddess, either as an archetype or a spiritual path. Paola supports women in connecting with their Goddess selves and listening to their bodies-- Welcoming love and abundance to their lives! She is also an artist, dancer, avid reader and writer. Paola is currently working on a Goddess book featuring her art and writing to be self-published in 2014.
Gus diZerega is a Third Degree Elder in Gardnerian Wicca. He studied closely with Timothy White who later founded Shaman’s Drum magazine, and also studied Brazilian Umbanda for six years under Antonio Costa e Silva.
Dr. diZerega has published widely on the social sciences in the academic press as well as on spirituality. His second book Pagans and Christians: The Personal Spiritual Experience won the Best Nonfiction of 2001 award from The Coalition of Visionary Resources. His third, coauthored with Philip Johnson, is Beyond the Burning Times: A Pagan and a Christian in Dialogue. His art frequently appeared in Shaman’s Drum, and the ecological journals Wild Earth, and The Trumpeter.
DiZerega combines a formal academic training in Political Science with decades of work in Wicca and shamanic healing.
His next book, Faultlines: The Culture War and the Return of the Divine Feminine, will appear in 2013.
P. Sufenas Virius Lupus is a metagender theologian and writer, and one of the founding members of the Ekklesía Antínoou–a queer, Graeco-Roman-Egyptian syncretist reconstructionist polytheist group dedicated to Antinous, the deified lover of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, and related deities and divine figures. Lupus is also a contributing member of Neos Alexandria, and a practicing Celtic Reconstructionist pagan in the traditions of gentlidecht andfilidecht, with further Romano-British, Welsh, and Gaulish deity devotions. Lupus is also dedicated to several land spirits around the area of North Puget Sound and its islands, and occasionally takes part in both Western engagements with Hindu practice, and with traditional Jinja Shinto. Lupus has a Ph.D. in Celtic Civilizations, from University College Cork/National University of Ireland, an M.A. in Religious Studies, and a B.A. in Medieval Studies and Creative Writing. Eir work (poetry, fiction, and essays) has appeared in a number of Bibliotheca Alexandrina devotional volumes, as well as Ruby Sara’s anthologiesDatura (2010) and Mandragora (2012), Inanna Gabriel and C. Bryan Brown’s Etched Offerings (2011), Lee Harrington’s Spirit of Desire: Personal Explorations of Sacred Kink (2010), and Galina Krasskova’s When the Lion Roars (2011). Lupus has also written several full-length books, including The Phillupic Hymns (2008), The Syncretisms of Antinous (2010), Devotio Antinoo: The Doctor’s Notes, Volume One (2011), All-Soul, All-Body, All-Love, All-Power: A TransMythology (2012), A Garland for Polydeukion (2012), and A Serpent Path Primer(2012), with more on the way. E also writes the "Queer I Stand" column at Patheos.com's Pagan Portal, and also blogs at Aedicula Antinoi ( http://aediculaantinoi.wordpress.com/).
Mélusine Draco originally trained in the magical arts of traditional British Old Craft with Bob and Mériém Clay-Egerton. She has been a magical and spiritual instructor for over 20 years with Arcanum and the Temple of Khem, and writer of numerous popular books on magic and witchcraft. Her highly individualistic teaching methods and writing draws on ancient
sources, supported by academic texts and current archaeological findings.
I'm a Goddess-loving Pagan with a strong affinity
for Brigid & Quan Yin, writer, (very) novice fiber artist, and mother
of two adult sons. My beloved partner & I live at the foot of the
Catskill Mountains with our 3 cats, 2 dogs, 3 chickens, and three
At age 66, for 36years, Anique Radiant Heart has dedicated her life and her talents to assisting women and girls to awaken the great Feminine Divine within them. Gifted with a miraculous voice and the ability to open people’s hearts with her singing and teaching, she has facilitated Goddess mystery workshops/events, celebrating the Goddess through ritual and song in the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, France, Italy, Greece, Singapore, Hungary, Holland, Spain, Crete, Italy, Germany, Taiwan, Bangkok, Australia and New Zealand. This year she adds Austria and South Africa to the list.
A keen scholar, author, singer/songwriter, artist and political activist, Anique’s love for the Earth, women and the Feminine Divine she lovingly calls the Goddess, has been the motivating force behind her extraordinary music and the work she does in the world.
In 1989, Anique founded “INVOKING THE GODDESS” and created the first web site in Australia solely celebrating the Goddess and the ancient religion of the Goddess. From 1996 till 2002, she organised an annual Goddess festival in rural NSW and published a newsletter which was mailed out free of charge to over 500 subscribers. In 2005, with the help of donations from Goddess worshippers all over the world, Anique founded the Australian Goddess Temple on her land.
At the 2007 Australian Goddess Conference, Anique was honoured as Foremother and Elder of the Goddess Community in Australia. Her work as a spiritual teacher, ceremonialist and sacred singer has grounded many in the love and reverence of the Goddess.
In 2012, on her 65th birthday, Anique was initiated into the Circle of Grandmothers of the Global Goddess Community, an organisation which was her vision and inspiration. And this year, 2013, Anique was recognised by "SAGE WOMAN" premier international Goddess Magazine as a Wisdom Keeper of the Global Goddess Spirituality Movement.
This year, she begins to train 10 Priestesses through a 3 year Priestess of the Global Goddess Training Journey. The culmination of this training will begin a global incentive to train Priestesses in a common "way" thereby eliminating the concerns and limitations of conflicts which arise when many gather from different places to celebrate She who is All.
For the last 15 years, Anique has toured the world sharing her CD ‘s “LIVING THE GODDESS”, “INVOKING” and “EMBRACING THE GODDESS” and “KUAN YIN LIGHT OF COMPASSION”. In 2012, she launched her new CD “PRIESTESS” at the Glastonbury Goddess Conference. She is now working on a double album of chants to celebrate the 16 Goddesses of her Priestesses of the Global Goddess Training Wheel.
Anique is a popular and loved presenter and brings with her a unique style of teaching and sacred singing. She lives in the country in Australia with her life partner Deborah and two feline familiars and two canines. Her art and her garden complement her music and teaching and provide the serenity of a balanced and grounded heart.