Archer has been trying to make sense of religion since her parents first abandoned her at Sunday School in the 60s. She’s a mom, yoga teacher and repository of useless bits of information on ancient religion, spiritual practices and English grammar. Check out her column “Connections” in Witches and Pagans.
Colleen DuVall has written articles, plays, short films, and a novel. Most recently, her work was featured in Crone Magazine and the Marquette Journal online. She resides with a black cat named Bootsie, who always wants to keep her company at her computer.
Chandra Alexandre is a Tantric Bhairavi, a priestess in the tradition of Kali who received her lineage through initiation in India. Founding director of SHARANYA, a Devi Mandir (Goddess Temple) dedicated to social justice through engaged spirituality, she resides in San Francisco with her daughter, husband, and kaula (spiritual family) offering puja, teachings and spiritual guidance.
Ellen Evert Hopman is a founding member of The Order of the White Oak (Ord Na Darach Gile, www.whiteoakdruids.org) and its former Co-Chief, a Bard of the Gorsedd of Caer Abiri, and a Druidess of the Druid Clan of Dana. She was Vice President of The Henge of Keltria, an international Druid Fellowship, for nine years.
Hopman has been a teacher of Herbalism since 1983 and of Druidism since 1990 and is a professional member of The American Herbalists Guild. Her newest herbal is THE SECRET MEDICINES OF YOUR KITCHEN, about making home remedies from foods and spices already on your shelf.
Other publications include; Priestess of the Forest: A Druid Journey (Llewellyn, February 2008); The Druid Isle (Llewellyn, April 2010); Priestess of the Fire Temple (Llewellyn, 2012); The Secret Medicines of Your Kitchen (mPowr Publishing, 2012), A Druid's Herbal for Sacred Tree Medicine; (Inner Traditions - Bear and Company, June 2008); Being a Pagan: Druids, Wiccans, and Witches Today (Destiny Books, 2001); People of the Earth: The New Pagans Speak Out (Inner Traditions, 1995, currently out of print); Walking the World in Wonder - A Children's Herbal (Healing Arts Press, 2000); A Druid's Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year (Destiny Books, 1994); and Tree Medicine-Tree Magic (Phoenix Publishing, Inc., 1992, currently out of
print). DVD's; Celtic Cosmology, Gifts from the Healing Earth, Vol I and Vol II (herbal healing); and Pagans - the Wheel of the Year.
Her books, DVDs and speaking engagements can be seen online at: http://www.elleneverthopman.com
Sophie Reicher is an occultist and magician living in New York City. She has been a student and teacher of the occult arts for over twenty years and specializes in psychic and spiritual self-defense. The author of "Spiritual Protection: A Safety Manual for Energy
Workers, Healers, and Psychics," she maintains a blog where she occasionally posts articles on magic and related esoterica. A member of House Sankofa, Ms. Reicher is a devotional polytheist, and a devotee of many Gods and holy beings, including Mani and Sunna, the Morrigan, Farbauti, Bast, Dionysos, Hermes, and the four Archangels.
The Weathered Wiseman is the culmination of who I have become over several years of practicing witchcraft. I am a 47 year old southern fellow who came to the Craft after years of working through different faiths. I am a combination of Hedgewitch, Hearthwitch, Cunning Man, and just good old fashioned Witch. I love the ways of the ancients and find myself drawn everyday to another aspect of the Craft. I love nothing more than to spend time in my courtyard, or down by the pond, or hidden away in the woods. I am a country witch gone city. I was born and raised in the country, but when love came my way, I was whisked away to the city by the man of my dreams. The thing that I encourage those around me to do more than anything else....Live your life purposefully and never, ever compromise who you are.
Reading the cards since 1999, Machelle enjoys using her empathy and intuition to assist others gain insight into their lives, helping them on their path of personal development and enlightenment. Her specialty is working with shadows, where she helps others discover and heal the hidden shadows of self that have been tucked away for self preservation but have, in fact, limited each person’s ability to live to their fullest potential. Also a Reiki Practitioner, she is committed to helping others heal through her business Ray of Light Tarot & Reiki.
I grew up with hands in the dirt, bugs in a jar, and tadpoles in a tub. Over the years, in support of environmental and community collaborations as a biologist, ecologist, consultant, facilitator, teacher, and spiritual seeker, I’ve designed innovative participatory workshops and forums. Nowadays as an elder, my passion is to create open, collective spaces for people to witness the natural world and creatively communicate what they learn and experience. I am the author of Wheels of Time and Place, a unique toolkit for tracking all sorts of cycles and seasons. One of my favorite creative pastimes is collage, and I am a certified SoulCollage® facilitator. My spiritual study and practice includes Quaker, Buddhist, and indigenous traditions, including lineages from Tibet, North America, and Peru. I will soon graduate from the Three Doors Academy and begin to offer selected meditation practices from the ancient Bön-Buddhist tradition of Tibet. These transformative practices for body, speech, and mind are now available to the modern world in a secular form through the generosity of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Kate Cartwright is a fine art painter and illustrator, an astrologer and a passionate summer gardener. In May 2013 she relocated to Portsmouth, NH from Taos, New Mexico, to live near her daughter and granddaughters. Kate has devoted much of her artistic focus on the Goddess for the past 20 years. She can accommodate readers interested in astrology chart analysis via Skype.
Ffiona Morgan is a feminist, artist, author, educator, psychologist and ordained high priestess of Isis. She publishes Daughters of the Moon Tarot and several other books since 1980. Ffiona has also been teaching Goddess lore and holding rituals globally for 40 years. Her greatest love is the Goddess.