Sylvia Abraham is owner of The Cosmic Lantern Bookstore in Long Beach, California, where she has been in business selling metaphysical books and supplies for more than 15 years. She has devoted over 20 years to reading the Tarot and teaching others how to interpret the Tarot.
Originally from Cuba, Ileana Abrev now lives in Sydney, Australia, where she is the manager of three well-known retail outlets. She has built a reputation for herself as a respected white witch among her customers and clients. With knowledge passed down to her from her father, an esteemed Santero, Ileana guides customers on a daily basis to solve problems with simple magic spells and positive visualization. Ileana has been a practicing witch for ten years.
Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim (1486-1535) was a German magician, occult writer, theologian, astrologer, and alchemist.
Ruth Aharoni (Israel) is a professional astrologer and certified yoga teacher, with over twenty-five years of experience in both fields. She holds a BA in literature and philosophy, and is also a certified Life Coach and NLP practitioner. She is the author of several books on yoga, astrology, channeling, tarot, and children's books for body and soul, and conducts workshops on spiritual growth and self-empowerment.
Elissa Al-Chokhachy, MA, RN, CHPN, FT has been working with the dying and the bereaved for almost two decades. She graduated with a Masters of Art in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement. Al-Chokhachy is the recipient of the Boston College Alumni Award for Excellence in nursing and the Dr. William B. Stevens Award for the nurse who enjoys her work the most. She is the author of two children's books and is a certified hospice nurse and a fellow in thanatology. The author resides in Massachusetts.
Alaric Albertsson (Pennsylvania) is a founding member of Earendel Hearth, an Anglo-Saxon inhíred, and served as vice president and was on the Board of Directors of the Heartland Spiritual Alliance. He is currently a member of the Druidic organization Ár nDraíocht Féin and serves as the Anglo-Saxon Vice Chieftain for the ADF Germanic kin, Eldr ok Iss.
Albertsson first embraced polytheism in the summer of 1971. At this time he had the opportunity to talk with rural people in the Ozark Mountains about traditional moon lore, weather lore and folk beliefs and was strongly influenced by spiritist traditions. Over the past four decades, Albertsson's personal spiritual practice has developed as a synthesis of Anglo-Saxon tradition, country folklore, herbal studies and rune lore.
Skye Alexander divides her time between Texas and the Boston area. She is an award-winning author of over two dozen books on tarot, feng shui, magic, and other subjects. A magical practitioner for over twenty years, she is also an interior decorator and artist. Visit her online at www. skyealexander.com.
Karri A. Allrich is an artist and creative cook who enjoys developing recipes featuring seasonal ingredients and inspired flavor combinations.
Jocelyn Almond and Keith Seddon were born in 1956 in England, and met at school in 1975. They married in 1977, and each attained a BA degree with first class honors in Studies in the Humanities from the University of Hertfordshire in 1982, and a PhD in Philosophy from University College, London in 1986.
In the early 1990s they became members of the international Goddess organization, the Fellowship of Isis (FOI), in which Jocelyn trained for the priesthood. In 1995 she became a Priestess-Hierophant and began to run FOI Magi Degree courses by correspondence through her Lyceum of Isis Myrionymous within the Fellowship. In 2001 she was appointed to the Archpriesthood Union, the custodial body of the FOI. Keith furthered his studies in Ancient Philosophy, and founded the Stoic Foundation, through which he runs a correspondence course in spiritual well-being. He also works as a correspondence tutor for Warnborough University, Canterbury, England, where he is Professor of Philosophy, teaching MA and PhD programs in Ancient Ethics, Metaphysics, and Philosophy of Religion. They live near to London and together run a local moot of the Pagan Federation—the leading Pagan organization in Britain.
Melissa Alvarez lives in Juno Beach, FL, and is an internationally known spiritual coach and an award-winning author. She conducts workshops teaching others to connect with their psychic abilities and spirituality, and has performed psychic readings for nearly twenty years.
Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone are co-founders of The Tarot School in New York City, offering Tarot lessons in several formats: live, online, telephone, tarot classes, teleclasses, correspondence courses, audio tapes, and as a degree program. Their Readers Studio offers continuing education for Tarot professionals.
Together the Amberstones teach, write, and publish about Tarot on all levels, from divination to psychology to esotericism and magical practice. They are perpetual pioneers of new Tarot techniques and remain lifelong Tarot students. Between them, Ruth Ann and Wald have amassed more than seventy years of experience as Tarot practitioners. Ruth Ann began her career as a reader in 1974, and Wald began his Tarot studies in 1959.
More than a thousand students have taken live classes at The Tarot School since it opened its doors in 1995. Hundreds more from around the world have participated in Tarot Teleclasses and Telecourses, have purchased tapes from The Tarot School AudioTape Series, and study The Tarot School Correspondence Course. "Tarot Tips," the Tarot School's e-mail newsletter, has thousands of subscribers worldwide.
Ruth Ann and Wald are also involved in The New York Tarot Festival and the Readers Studio. They are available for private readings in person or by telephone (800-804-2184).
Kala Ambrose (Cary, NC) is an intuitive empath, inspirational speaker, and voice of the highly acclaimed "The Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show." An award-winning author, Kala is the national metaphysical spirituality writer for Examiner.com. Visit her online at ExploreYourSpirit.com.
John W. Anacker (Montana) spent thirteen years sitting behind a desk as an academic administrator. In 1999, he decided to pursue his dream of becoming a writer. He has spent his entire life in Bozeman climbing mountains, skiing and visiting Yellowstone National Park. He is fascinated by Norway, Norse mythology, and birds (especially ravens). In addition, Anacker is an artist whose paintings have been shown in galleries around the Northwest and purchased by several collectors.
He holds a BFA from Montana State University, where he later spent three years as an assistant professor of painting, and an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to teaching at Montana State university, he was gallery director of their school of art, coordinating events, and writing promotional material, catalogs, and grant proposals.
Shirley Andrews (Massachusetts) has had a passionate life-long interest in prehistory, and has conducted research both in the US and at the British Museum Library in London. Her investigations have led her to ancient monasteries high in the Himalayas, the Azores, the Andes, Central America, and the Tio Bustillo cave in Spain. She has appeared on numerous radio programs and gives popular lectures on Atlantis. She is also the author of Atlantis: Insights from a Lost Civilization.
Ted Andrews (1952-2009) was an award-winning author and deeply respected teacher in the metaphysical and spiritual fields. Through his seminars, symposiums, workshops, and lectures, he was committed to making esoteric material comprehensible and practical for everyone.
Ted Andrew's many gifts included clairvoyancy, aura interpretation, past-life analysis, dream interpretation, numerology, and Tarot. He wrote many books on these subjects, but is best known for his work with animal mysticism and for his bestselling Animal Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small. Certified in basic hypnosis and acupressure, Andrews was also involved in the study and use of herbs as an alternative path in health care, focusing strongly on esoteric forms of healing with sound, music, and voice. In addition to his interest in metaphysics, Ted was a trained pianist and often used the Celtic harp, bamboo flute, shaman rattles, Tibetan bells, Tibetan Singing Bowl, and quartz crystal bowls to create individual healing therapies and induce higher states of consciousness.
Ted Andrews is the author of The Healer's Manual; Animal Speak; How to See and Read the Aura; Enchantment of the Faerie Realm; Crystal Balls & Crystal Bowls; How to Uncover Your Past Lives; How to Heal with Color; Sacred Sounds; Simplified Qabala Magic; and many other New Age titles. He passed away on October 24, 2009.
For nearly 25 years, Nancy C. Antenucci (St. Paul, MN) has been a tarot reader, teacher, and mentor for hundreds of clients and students. She was dubbed "one of the best psychics" of the Twin Cities by Twin Cities Metro magazine.
She is the co-author of Psychic Tarot.
Robin Antepara, Ph.D., is a cross-cultural psychologist and educator who lectures worldwide on metaphysical and psychological themes. Dr. Antepara has been involved with the International Society for Astrological Research in both Japan and North America for over ten years. She is available for phone consultations and personal readings. Her travel schedule is available at http://robinantepara.typepad.com/metaphysics/.
Mark Anthony has practiced law for over twenty years and has been a regular guest legal commentator on the Fox News Network. As a medium who studied at the prestigious Arthur Findlay College for the Advancement of Psychic Science in England, he has combined his intuitive gifts with his legal experience to share insight and guidance to people coping with the aftermath of a life-threatening, life-changing, or life-ending trauma.
A member of the Florida Bar, US Supreme Court Bar, Washington DC Bar, and the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Bar, the author is a graduate from Mercer University Law School with Honors and studied law at Oxford University in England. Through his numerous lectures and call-in media interviews he has helped thousands of people better understand the afterlife. He lives in Florida. For more information about Mark Anthony visit www.healgriefwithbelief.com.
Margaret Arnold is a retired librarian who lives outside Akron, Ohio. As a librarian, she selected the metaphysical books for Stark County District Library in Canton, Ohio. She has studied numerology for many years and uses it to help others. She is interested in the study of the vibrations of time.
Nancy Arrowsmith (Arizona) is the founder and former editor-in-chief of Kraut & Rüben, Germany's first organic gardening magazine. She also founded the international seed-organization Arche Noah, with the mission to preserve endangered plants. Arrowsmith has a master's degree in acupuncture and runs her own healing practice in Arizona. She is also the author of A Field Guide to the Little People and Essential Herbal Wisdom.
Joanne Asala (Chicago) is the author of more than 25 books on folklore, fairy tales, cooking, and traditional customs. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe and the British Isles to collect material firsthand for her books.
Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki is one of the most respected and experienced esoteric practitioners currently at work in the British Isles. Dolores was born in Channel Island of Jersey off the coast of France. She was trained in the Fraternity of the Inner Light and worked as a Cosmic Mediator with Walter Ernest, the Grand Maistre of British Occultism. Dolores is a third degree adept and Qabbalist.
She not only teaches the Craft but also is the current director of the Servants of the Light, a Hermetic order descended from Dion Fortune's Society of the Inner Light. She travels extensively, teaching a wide range of occult subjects to pupils in both the UK and United States. Ashcroft-Nowicki lives in Channel Island of Jersey with her husband.
Bernie Ashman has been a professional astrologer for almost thirty years, having discovered his passion for astrology while reading Dane Rudyhar’s Astrology of Personality. Since that time, his astrology practice has expanded to include writing, lecturing, and counseling clients from all over the world. He is now a recognized authority in the astrology field, and his writings have earned accolades from his readers and peers alike.
"I see astrology as a wonderful blueprint in assisting individuals to more clearly define their life choices," says Ashman, and his person-centered approach to astrology has made him a favorite with his readers. Ashman is known for his ability to make even the most complex topics accessible to the novice astrologer.
Ashman is the author of Sun Signs & Past Lives (Llewellyn, 2010), SignMates: Understanding the Games People Play (Llewellyn, 2000), and of Astrological Games People Play (ACS, 1987) and Roadmap to Your Future (ACS, 1994, reprinted by American Federation of Astrologers, 2000). He has also written for various astrology magazines and journals, including Dell Horoscope, Astro Signs, The Mountain Astrologer, and Welcome to Planet Earth. His insightful interpretations have also been used for three different astrology software programs.
Born in Holland, Freya Aswynn was aware of her natural psychic abilities as early as four years old, often able to perceive what would occur before it did.
At the age of 19, with no real formal education except for the abilities to read and to write, Aswynn decided to develop her gift even further. She initially joined a spiritualist group, and later went on to study such subjects as Rosicrucianism, Astrology, Cabala, Thelema, and was eventually initiated into Wicca in 1980.
After awhile, Aswynn began to question why the only gods mentioned were Graeco-Roman or Celtic in descent because they had no relationship to her own Dutch heritage. She then came to discover that there in fact were Nordic gods, and it was after a difficult personal experience that she became devoted to the Norse god, Wodan. It was Wodan’s help that influenced Aswynn to begin her research on the occult and the Northern traditions. Runes had had an important impact on her life, so she began by studying them and their connection to Northern Europe and also began her first book, Leaves of Yggdrasil. She is also the author of Principles of the Runes, http://www.llewellyn.com/product.php?ean=9781567180473&utm_source=encyclopedia&utm_medium=site&utm_campaign=encyclopedia">Northern Mysteries & Magick: Runes, Gods & Feminine Powers, and an audio CD, Songs of Yggdrasil: Shamanic Chants from the Northern Mysteries.
Priestess Brandi Auset (California) is a High Priestess of the Goddess, interfaith minister, and Reiki Master teacher. She has taught private workshops on helping women develop a spiritual practice and currently works as a spiritual counselor and tarot reader.
Cecilia Back (Oklahoma) and her family have lived in the haunted McBride house for over twenty-five years. From an early age, she has witnessed paranormal events and has studied the subject throughout her life. She is the author of Ghosts of the McBride House.
Dr. Linda Backman (Colorado) is a licensed psychologist with more than thirty years of experience in private practice. Dr. Backman studied, co-taught, and co-established The Society for Spiritual Regression (now the Newton Institute) with pioneering therapist and best-selling author Dr. Michael Newton. She has conducted hundreds of past-life and between-lives hypnotherapy regression sessions. She is the author of Bringing Your Soul to Light.
Andy Baggott (Bristol, United Kingdom) is a healer, spiritual teacher, and the author of thirteen books. He runs a busy healing practice from his home in England, lectures, and teaches, and has been interviewed on television and radio. For more information, visit him online at www.andybaggott.com.
Stefani E. Barner (Michigan), also known as Spiral, is the wife of a two-tour Iraq War veteran and a member of a Gold Star family. She is an active member of Military Families Speak Out and is a professional mediator specializing in community and family conflict. A featured columnist for The Pagan Activist website, she wrote a recent military affairs column called "Boadicea’s Children" and is a freelance contributor to the Air Force Times newspaper. She is the author of Faith and Magick in the Armed Forces.
Andy Barnett (California) has a thirty-year career as a musician, composer, producer, radio personality, and educator. He presents Resonance Training at teaching hospitals, schools, and to nonprofit groups. He is the author of Compose Yourself.
Melanie Barnum (Bethel, CT) is a psychic medium, intuitive counselor, life coach, and hypnotist who has been practicing professionally for more than fifteen years. She was a VIP Reader at Psych Out, a gathering of the nation’s foremost psychics, organized by Court TV. Barnum is also an Angelspeake Facilitator, a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), and the International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT). Visit her online at MelanieBarnum.com.
Frater Barrabbas (Twin Cities, MN) is a practicing ritual magician who has studied magick and the occult for over thirty-five years. He is the founder of a magical order called the Order of the Gnostic Star and he is an elder and lineage holder in the Alexandrian tradition of Witchcraft. Visit his blog at fraterbarrabbas.blogspot.com.
Ruth Barrett has over twenty-five years of experience in ritual. She is a Dianic High Priestess and award-winning recording artist of Goddess songs. For two decades she served the Goddess community of Circle of Aradia in Los Angeles. As a teacher of magick and ritual arts, she has appeared at festivals and conferences in the US, Canada, and Great Britain. Today she lives in Wisconsin, where she co-founded Temple of Diana, a national Dianic religious organization. She is the author of Women's Rites, Women's Mysteries.
Lisa Barretta is an artist, psychic reader, and certified Reiki practitioner. After receiving her first set of tarot cards at age of 14, Lisa began studying divination and astrology while honing her own innate psychic skills. Over the past 30 years she has developed her client base strictly by word-of-mouth, and her worldwide list of clients now spans the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East. She is the author of The Street-Smart Psychic's Guide to Getting a Good Reading.
Howard F. Batie, Mh.D. (Washington) is a retired naval officer and satellite communications engineer. He is now Director of the Evergreen Healing Arts Center, his holistic healing practice in Chehalis, Washington. Dr. Batie teaches classes in energy-based healing for both professional and laypersons at a local college. He is the author of Healing Body, Mind & Spirit.
Gerie Bauer (New York) is known for her work as a pioneer in the fields of health, beauty, and travel. She has been a television producer, fashion and beauty editor, lecturer, consultant, travel expert and author of ten books.
Bauer has traveled throughout the world, produced travel films, and contributed articles for many of the leading women‘s magazines. She was also spa editor of Debrett’s International Collection and Femme magazines.
Bauer’s previous book, Don‘t be a Wife—be a Mistress, quickly became a bestseller and was translated into several different languages. Success followed Bauer with other publications, including Gourmet Cooking on a Shoe String and the Travel Especially for Women Series, which was the first of its kind to offer extensive and personal information addressing the problems and interests of female travelers. The multi-talented Bauer has appeared on Phil Donahue and other TV and radio shows nationwide.
During a four year period Bauer lived in Africa while living with primitive tribes. She also interviewed Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith, black parliamentary members and tribal chiefs. The interview was later turned into an in-depth documentary.
She is the author of Numerology for Beginners.
Peter Beamish (Ottawa, Ontario) is a television producer with over twenty-five years of experience, including interviews with Neale Donald Walsch, author of Conversations with God.
Michelle Belanger (Ohio) is a popular author best known for her writings on psychic vampirism and the modern vampire subculture. A self-professed energy vampire, she has appeared on the British documentary American Vampires, Peter Anthony Holder’s Soul Call, Coast to Coast, the X-Zone, as well on the History Channel, WE!, and A&E. She has lectured at colleges across the United States and occasionally tours with her Chicago-based dark metal band URN. More information can be found at www.michellebelanger.com and www.twilightpath.com.
Michelle is the author of The Ghost Hunter's Survival Guide, Haunting Experiences, Walking the Twilight Path, Vampires in Their Own Words, and The Dictionary of Demons.
BelindaGrace is a clairvoyant healer with more than ten years of experience in the field. She owns her own practice where she treats clients and conducts courses and workshops. She has appeared on radio shows in Australia and the US. Visit her online at www.BelindaGrace.com. The author resides in Sydney, Australia.
Sierra Bender is a lifestyle educator and fitness trainer whose work has been featured at the Omega Institute, Kripalu, and numerous Mind Body Spirit expos across the country. She also leads health and fitness retreats, sacred tours and adventures throughout the world. For over 25 years she has practiced yoga and lives a natural lifestyle connecting and building relationships with indigenous tribes throughout North America, South America, Asia, and Australia.
She has been featured in several magazines, including Fit Yoga, Shape, Marie Claire, Body+Soul, and others, and her clients include celebrities, Olympic and professional athletes, and Wall Street & Fortune 500 CEOs.
Sierra has blended her knowledge and training to create Sierra Bender 4 Body Fit, a wholistic fitness, health and healing program that is designed specifically for women. It is suitable for women of all fitness levels and addresses health and wellness spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. Sierra's well-known retreat Boot Camp for Goddesses®, Goddess Sacred Tours & Adventures and the Sierra Bender Wholistic Yoga Therapy Teacher Training helps women tap into their feminine strength.
She learned the healing practices of the Qero, Shipibo and Inca shamans in Peru, and for over a decade studied at the Kundalini Ashram in New Mexico with Yogi Bhajan and Native American medicine men and women.
Sierra is a certified Prana Yoga and Kripalu Yoga teacher, Kripalu bodyworker, massage therapist, personal fitness trainer, medical intuitive, energety healer and Quantum Physics specialist. She has also trained in exercise physiology, nutrition, aromatherapy, menopausal health, addictions, and abuse.
For more information, go to: www.SierraBender.com.
Bridget Benson (United Kingdom) was born in County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland. A clairvoyant medium, Bridget conducts public and private readings, appears at charity events, and uses her gift to help with police investigations. She has been a guest on numerous British television and radio programs. Visit Bridget online at www.bridgetbenson.com.
Bridget is the author of When Tomorrow Speaks to Me.
Wendy Berg (England) is a direct recipient of the branch of the Western Mystery Tradition that comes, via Dion Fortune and Gareth Knight, from the nineteenth century Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Gareth Knight was trained in the Society of the Inner Light, which was founded by Dion Fortune following her own Golden Dawn training. He founded his own Lodge (known outwardly as The Gareth Knight Group) in the early 1970s. Wendy joined that Lodge after Mike Harris; Wendy was previously a prominent figure in the burgeoning British Wiccan movement of the time. Wendy was a member of the original Company of Hawkwood, that loose-knit but influential magical association convened and presided over by Knight in the early 1980s. Members of that Company came to comprise the foremost practitioners and commentators of the present generation of initiates of the Western Mystery Tradition, including Dolores Ashcroft Nowicki, RJ Stewart, Marion Green, and John and Caitlin Matthews amongst its number.
Wendy is co-author of Polarity Magic.
Philip M. Berk (Oregon) is a certified Reiki Master and healer, a cancer survivor, an educator, a writer, and a holistic therapist. Philip is the author of Letting the Light In.
Janet Berres (Illinois) was the founder and president of the International Tarot Society. She originated and organized the first and second World Tarot Congresses. A professional Tarot reader for almost thirty years, Berres maintains a private practice in the Chicago area.
Berres is the author of Tarot Kit for Beginners.
Hélène Berton (Quebec, Canada) has been working with essential oils since 2000. Her training includes an apprenticeship at an artisanal distillery in Provence. She regularly gives workshops on natural cosmetics and related topics.
Ken Biles (Wheat Ridge, CO) is a writer and High Priest who has been practicing Witchcraft for nearly twenty-five years. Biles was co-host of Full Circle, the first Pagan radio show, for ten years. He now teaches the Craft both in person and online. Visit him online at CyberWitchcraft.com.
Penny Billington is an active member in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids and has edited the Order magazine, Touchstone, for more than five years. She regularly runs workshops, organizes rituals, and gives lectures. She is also the author of two druidic mystery novels. She resides in Somerset, England. Visit her online at www.pennybillington.co.uk.
T. Allen Bilstad (Indiana) edited the popular and critically acclaimed Donald Tyson books Necronomicon, Alhazred and Grimoire of the Necronomicon, as well as the Necronomicon Tarot. He is also the author of The Lovecraft Necronomicon Primer.
Stephanie Rose Bird is a hereditary intuitive, contemporary rootworker, solitary green witch, and visionary. She has been involved with mysticism, symbology, spiritualism and the occult for thirty years. Bird is inspired by her ancestors, in particular her grandmothers, one of which was a psychic and the other a spiritualist minister and herbal healer. Her uncle, a Santeria priest, Babalawo of Shango, taught her the Ifa traditions of the Yoruba people. Bird studies healing, magical, and divination traditions of indigenous people around the world with a focus on Africa. Her passions include keeping the ancient traditions alive and updating them so that they evolve with us, suiting our current environment and lifestyles. She is a member of the American Folklore Society, the Herb Research Foundation, and the Handcrafted Soap Maker's Guild.
Bird holds a BFA cum laude from Temple University and an MFA from UC San Diego, and has received multiple academic awards. Bird was an assistant professor at the School of the Art Institute of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1986-2002. Bird is active advising masters' and doctoral candidates, giving lectures, conducting goddess rituals, and writing for numerous publications.
Bird is the author of Four Seasons of Mojo and Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones
Stewart Bitkoff (Pennsylvania) has spent most of his career living and working in the New York City area. Specializing in therapeutic recreation, psychiatric rehabilitation, and psychiatric treatment, he has worked for New York’s psychiatric hospitals for thirty years. Dr. Bitkoff has a doctorate in education, has served on the faculties of New York University and other universities and colleges, and has studied at modern mystical schools.
Bitkoff is the author of The Commuter's Guide to Enlightenment.
Listen to Dr. Bitkoff's weekly Internet radio talk show Practical Wisdom, Tuesdays 1-2 pm, by visiting www.pibco1.com.
Susyn Blair-Hunt (Albuquerque, NM) is internationally known for her psychic, tarot, and astrology readings. A professional metaphysical consultant for more than twenty years, Blair-Hunt was named one of the top female psychic astrologers on the Internet by her peers. Visit her online at www.netreadings.com.
Deborah Blake is the author of Circle, Coven and Grove: A Year of Magickal Practice (Llewellyn 2007), Everyday Witch A to Z: An Amusing, Inspiring & Informative Guide to the Wonderful World of Witchcraft (Llewellyn 2008), The Goddess is in the Details: Wisdom for the Everyday Witch (Llewellyn 2009), Everyday Witch A to Z Spellbook (2010), and Witchcraft on a Shoestring (2010). She has published numerous articles in Pagan publications, including Llewellyn annuals, and has an ongoing column in Witches & Pagans Magazine.
Her award-winning short story, "Dead and (Mostly) Gone" is included in The Pagan Anthology of Short Fiction: 13 Prize Winning Tales (Llewellyn, 2008). Deborah had been interviewed on television, radio and podcast, and can be found online at Facebook, Twitter, and target="new">www.myspace.com/deborahblakehps.
When not writing, Deborah runs The Artisans' Guild, a cooperative shop she founded with a friend in 1999, and also works as a jewelry maker. She lives in a 100-year-old farmhouse in rural upstate New York with five cats who supervise all her activities, both magickal and mundane.
Steve Blamires was born in Ayr, Scotland, and is one of the foremost Celtic scholars in the world. He is a co-founder of The Company of Avalon, a working magical group offering an in-depth training in the Western Mystery Tradition. He leads spiritual tours to many of the sacred sites of Northern Europe. He has written numerous articles for publications in both the UK and US. He is the author of Celtic Tree Mysteries: Practical Druid Magic & Divination and Magic of the Celtic Otherworld.<
Michael Bodine (Minnesota) is a professional psychic whose clients include many celebrities.
Michael is the author of Growing Up Psychic.
A practicing Neopagan priest, scholar, teacher, bard, and polytheologian for over 35 years, Isaac Bonewits is one of North America's leading experts on ancient and modern Druidism, Witchcraft, magic and the occult, and the rapidly growing Earth Religions movement. He is the author of numerous books including Real Magic; The Pagan Man: Priests, Warriors, Hunters and Drummers; Real Energy (co-authored with his wife, Phaedra Bonewits) and Neopagan Rites.
Isaac Bonewits is the Founder and an Archdruid Emeritus of Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship, a 3° Druid within the United Ancient Order of Druids, a retired High Priest in both the Gardnerian and the N.R.O.O.G.D. traditions of Wicca, an initiate of Santeria and the “Caliphate Line” of the Ordo Templi Orientis, as well as a member of other Neopagan and Mesopagan Druid orders. He has also been a member of the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) for several years.
Blain Bovee (Ontario, Canada) is a practicing astrological and philosophical counselor. He taught astrology, mandala principle, I Ching, and other subjects at the Omega Institute in New York, where he also served as the Resident Astrologer and Meditation Director.
He is the author of The Sabian Symbols & Astrological Analysis.
Catherine Bowman was initiated into metaphysics by her parents while she was quite young. She earned university degrees in psychology and education, and has worked for a major Canadian telecommunications company. At 32, she reached a crossroads as to her goals and direction in life. After much soul searching and a powerful experience with Anna Mitchell Hedge's Crystal Skull, she chose the spiritual path, resulting in a positive, new self-image.
She is the author of Crystal Awareness.
Jude Bradley (Palmdale, CA) is a writer, editor, designer, and teacher. She also works as a spiritual consultant, using tarot card readings, mediumship, and energy guidance in her practice.
She is co-author of Magic's in the Bag.
Teresa Brady (Philadelphia, PA) is an attorney in private practice and a former professor, business school dean, and business consultant. She has been studying and applying her methods of developing the sixth sense for decades with phenomenal results. Teresa not only proves a heightened sixth sense has its place in mainstream thought, but is a necessity to be a "super star," in any stage of life or the professions.
She has received numerous professional awards,including Philadelphia Business Journal’s “40 Under 40 Award,” and is a host of the Philadelphia-area television show Abington News and Views.
Diane Brandon has been working professionally with her intuition as an Integrative Intuitive Counselor since 1992, and she has been teaching others how to access intuitive information on demand since 1996. She also teaches classes and seminars on Dreams, Personal Empowerment, Creativity, and Listening Skills, in addition to Wellness Classes, and offers corporate consulting.
,p> She's the author of Invisible Blueprints and Intuition for Beginners, and is a contributing author to The Long Way Around and Speaking Out. Her private work with clients focuses on facilitating personal development and life fulfillment, and she brings Dream Work, Guided Meditation, Regression, Natural Process Healing, and other modalities into her work. She has produced three meditation CDs and hosts a radio show, "Naturally Vibrant Living." Born and raised in New Orleans, she has an A.B. from Duke University and did Master's work at University of North Carolina, in addition to French studies in Geneva, Switzerland. She's also a professional actor, singer, and voice-over artist.
J. H. Brennan (Ireland) is the acclaimed author of over 90 books, both fiction and non-fiction, including Forbidden Truth, The Alien’s Handbook, and The Spy’s Handbook (all published by Faber & Faber), Death: The Great Mystery of Life (Carroll & Graf), Martian Genesis and The Atlantis Enigma (both published by Dell), The Magical I Ching, Tibetan Magic & Mysticism, and Magical Use of Thought Forms (all published by Llewellyn), and the popular Book of Wizardry (Llewellyn) under the alias Cornelius Rumstuckle. His works have appeared in more than fifty countries in Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Australia.
Brennan is best known for his young adult fiction series, Herbie Brennan’s Faerie Wars (Bloomsbury) with combined sales exceeding 7.5 million. The creator of several role-playing books, his solo fantasy gamebook series GrailQuest (Dell) has sold over 6.5 million copies.
He resides in County Carlow, Ireland with his wife and ten cats.
Ginny Brock (Smith Mountain Lake, VA) was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and has lived in many parts of the world. Her journalism career spans three decades. She has studied metaphysical topics for eight years, attending lectures and spirit communication sessions at the Edgar Cayce Center in Virginia Beach, in addition to sessions conducted by medium James Van Praagh and Dr. Brian Weiss in New York and Denver.
Philip Brown has written several articles on the astrology of cultural and political trends that have appeared in The Mountain Astrologer, The International Astrologer, and Llewellyn's Starview Almanac 2006. He is a member of the American Federation of Astrologers, the International Society for Astrological Research, and the National Council for Geocosmic Research.
Brown lives in Ventura County, California, with his wife, teenage daughter, two cats, and a dog. He is the author of Cosmic Trends, published by Llewellyn.
Robert Bruce (Australia) is a published metaphysicist. His articles, tutorials, and personal experiences are featured on his popular website, http://www.astralpulse.com and http://www.astraldynamics.com. He is also co-author of Mastering Astral Projection.
Gwyneth Bryan is an astrology consultant and teacher, as well as a second level Reiki practitioner. She is a founding member of the South Jersey Jung Seminar and Inner Workshop and long-time member of the Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia. An award-winning arts reporter and critic for a New Jersey magazine, she has also written for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Prevention, New Jersey Life, New Frontier, and other publications.
She is the author of Houses.
Raymond Buckland has been actively involved in metaphysics and the occult for fifty years and has writing about it for nearly thirty.
He is the author of more than sixty books, including such best-selling titles as Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft, Gypsy Dream Dictionary, Practical Candleburning Rituals, and Witchcraft from the Inside. Ray has lectured and presented workshops across the United States, and has appeared on major television and radio shows nationally and internationally. He has also written screen plays, been a technical advisor for films, and appeared in films and videos.
Zsuzsanna E. Budapest (San Francisco) was born in Budapest, Hungary. In 1971, she founded the Susan B. Anthony Coven Number 1, the first feminist Witches' coven, which became the role model for thousands of other spiritual groups. The California Institute for Integral Studies recently recognized Budapest as a foremother in the women's spirituality movement. She currently stars on her own cable television show, 13th Heaven, and is the director of the Women's Spirituality Forum.
Joyce Bueker, M.A. (California) competed nationally as an amateur bodybuilder. Her eighteen years of experience in the fitness industry include personal training, Yoga instruction, and management. She has a Master's degree in Modern Social History from Lancaster, England, and teaches workshops on weight management and developing a healthy lifestyle.
Kevin Burk (California) holds a Level IV NCGR certification in astrological counseling and has practiced astrology in the San Diego area since 1993. His website (www.astro-horoscopes.com) has won several Internet awards for design and content, and has hosted more than 400,000 visitors since its inception.
Kevin is the author of Astrology: Understanding the Birth Chart and The Complete Node Book.
Robert Butera, MDiv, Ph.D. has studied meditation and Yoga since 1984. He founded The YogaLife Institute of Devon, Pennsylvania, where he trains Yoga instructors and publishes Yoga Living Magazine. His advanced degrees are from The Yoga Institute of Mumbai, India, Earlham School of Religion, and California Institute of Integral Studies (1998). A lifelong Yoga instructor, the author opened The YogaLife Institute after completing his Ph.D. He has trained over 750 yoga teachers in programs in Pennsylvania; Exeter, New Hampshire; and Brantford, Ontario. He is the author of The Pure Heart of Yoga: Ten Essential Steps for Personal Transformation and Meditation for Your Life. For more information visit MeditationForYourLife.com.
Adrian Calabrese, Ph.D., Msc. D., C.H., holds a doctorate in Psychical Research, another in Metaphysics, and is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. A psychic, channel, medium, holistic practitioner, inspirational speaker, and minister, she has worked extensively with intuitive and pastoral counseling, past life regression, and spiritual energy healing, and is the founder and director of the Metaphysical Center for Arts & Sciences and pastor of the Metaphysical Church of the Spirit. Her other talents include backgrounds in performance, art, and communications; she may be seen on Media One's News Center 6 in Wappingers Falls, New York, as a television weather anchor.
Adrian is the author of How to Get Everything You Ever Wanted and Sacred Signs.
Thuri Calafia (Portland, OR) is an ordained Wiccan minister and High Priestess who has been teaching the Wiccan path for over thirty years. The founder of the Circles system and the Circles School of Witchcraft and Wicca, she is actively involved in her local community and teaches workshops, presents public rituals, and provides intuitive readings.
The Campanellis have been practicing Wiccans since 1968. Because of their deep religious beliefs they have evolved a lifestyle based on natural magick. In their 18th century home in western New Jersey, magick is a part of their everyday life.
Pauline and Dan have written and illustrated several books and many articles on Witchcraft, including Wheel of the Year. They have also recounted their personal experiences with the Spirit World for Circle Network News and FATE Magazine. Other paranormal experiences shared by Pauline and Dan have been included in Haunted Houses: U.S.A., More Haunted Houses, and in Alan Vaughn's Incredible Coincidence.
Both Dan and Pauline are professional artists. Dan works in watercolor, Pauline in oils. They are each listed in thirteen reference books, including Who's Who in American Art and The International Dictionary of Biographies. Their home and artwork were featured in Colonial Homes, March/April 1981 and Country Living Magazine, April 1985 and October 1992. New Jersey Network produced a program on their artwork and lifestyle for PBS in 1985. Their paintings have been published as fine art prints and are available throughout the United States and Europe.
Vivian Campbell (Orlando, FL) is a sensitive paranormal investigator who has lived in haunted houses throughout her life. Her experiences have been included in several books and a television documentary for the Turner South Network. She continues to live in her creepy, much-loved house with spirits that have haunted her family for generations.
Ellen Cannon Reed, High Priestess of the Isian tradition, was a student and teacher of the Craft and Qabala for fifteen years. She and her husband (and High Priest), Chris, had been active in the Southern California pagan community for the last ten years. When she was not teaching, working with her coven or writing, Ellen enjoyed embroidery, beadwork, and reading. Ellen passed away in 2003.
Ellen was the creator of The Witches' Tarot.
Gary Cantrell was a Priest in an Eclectic-Celtic Path of Wicca and High Priest of a small Coven. He had recognized the divinity of nature since the early 1970s but did not fully realize that he had been following the Pagan path until about 1991. He began a study of witchcraft in 1993, initiated as a witch and Priest of Wicca at Imbolc of 1995 and accepted the responsibilities of Coven High Priest in 1998. He retired after forty years as an engineer in the aerospace industry, and then wrote books on witchcraft and related subjects as a hobby.
Wiccan Beliefs and Practices: With Rituals for Solitaries and Covens is Cantrell's second book, the first title being Out of the Broom Closet. In addition to authoring two books on the Craft, Cantrell had several articles on Wicca published in local newspapers as well as in Pagan publications and had been the featured guest on a Los Angeles area television talk show to discuss Out of the Broom Closet.
Gary Cantrell passed away on June 28th, 2002. He is survived by his wife, son and daughter, and three grandchildren.
Emily Carding (Cornwall, United Kingdom) is an author, priestess, and artist. An initiate of Alexandrian Wicca and a member of the Starstone network, Carding has been working with inner world Faery contacts since childhood. She has been trained in techniques of Celtic shamanism by John and Caitlin Matthews, and has worked with renowned Faery teachers R. J. Stewart and Brian and Wendy Froud. A respected and active member of the Faery and Tarot community worldwide, Carding’s work has received international recognition. Visit her online at ChildOfAvalon.com.
Carding is the author of Faery Craft.
L.V. (Lily) Carnie has devoted her life to the study and daily practice of Two-Spirit (Berdache) shamanism and the ancient Chinese art of Chi Gung. She has found that these two esoteric disciplines have helped her realize her potential as both a healer and energy specialist. She lives her art in everything she does. Her expertise in Chi Gung comes from practicing the art on a daily basis while learning from a variety of teachers.
In addition to Chi Gung, her interests include practicing a variety of indigenous esoteric magickal systems, as well as Tanzanian Drunken Chimpanzee-Style Monkey Kung Fu. She likes belly dancing, fencing, stunt kite flying, and sewing, and enjoys playing musical instruments such as the Celtic lap harp, fiddle, and penny whistle for the animals and plants living in wild places.
She spends the majority of her time healing plants, animals, and people as she encounters them. She also teaches Chi Gung and Two-Spirit shamanism to anybody who is interested in learning. She is the author of Chi Gung.
Gloria Chadwick is a writer and teacher with more than thirty years of experience. Through her books and workshops, she has helped thousands of people learn to meditate. She is the author of Inner Journeys.
Initiated in the healing arts of Voodoo, Kathleen Charlotte (United Kingdom) is a therapist, healer, and relationship counselor who combines psychology and Voodoo magic to help clients. She is also a co-founder of The Four Gates Foundation, an organization devoted to the teaching and promotion of spiritual wisdom and freedom psychology. Kathleen Charlotte is the author of Va-Va-Voodoo! and Wicked Voodoo Sex.
Alexandra Chauran is a second-generation fortuneteller. As a professional psychic intuitive for over a decade, she serves thousands of clients in the Seattle area and globally through her website. She is certified in tarot, contributes to Horoscopes.com, and has been interviewed on National Public Radio and local radio stations. Visit her online at Earthshod.com.
Lyam Thomas Christopher (Florida) has been a student of Hermeticism and the Golden Dawn for over fifteen years. After receiving his BA in Liberal Studies he went on to receive his Adeptus Minor from Ra Horkhty Temple. A former bookseller, the author is currently a learning specialist at a regional community college.
Lyam Thomas Christopher is the author of Kabbalah, Magic & the Great Work of Self-Transformation.
Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero are Senior Adepts of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. They share an enthusiasm for the esoteric arts.
They live in Florida with their cat, Lealah, where they work and practice magic. They are the authors of The Essential Golden Dawn, Tarot Talismans, Self-Initiation into the Golden Dawn, Golden Dawn Magical Tarot, and The Babylonian Tarot. They are co-creators of The Golden Dawn Enochian Skrying Tarot, and have edited and annotated several of Israel Regardie's books, including Middle Pillar, The Tree of Life, and A Garden of Pomegranates.
Rosemary Clark is a writer and lecturer on the esoteric tradition of ancient Egypt and its religious, philosophical, and metaphysical legacy in modern times. Her continuing study in this field derives from a thirty-year background in historical research, travel throughout the Middle East, and the development of a repertoire of unique skills in recreating Egyptian ceremony and rituals. She has been a featured speaker on several tours of Egypt, and has acted as coordinator for on-site devotional temple activities. Ms. Clark served as exhibit leader for the Tutankhamun tour when it came to Chicago in 1977, and illustrated The Traveler’s Key to Ancient Egypt (New York: Knopf, 1985). She has appeared on NBC television in a feature broadcast on her work as founder of Temple Harakhte, a group of men and women devoted to the experiential religious practices of Egypt’s Old Kingdom. Above and beyond offering a thorough knowledge of Egyptian history and mythology, Clark is well versed in the hieroglyphic script, its transliteration and the translation of ancient texts, and in the nuances of Hermetic philosophy and Sacred Science.
Rosemary is the author of The Sacred Magic of Ancient Egypt and The Sacred Tradition in Ancient Egypt.
A professional astrologer for over twenty-five years, Stephanie Jean Clement, Ph.D., is a board member of the American Federation of Astrologers and a faculty member of Kepler College and NORWAC. Her Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology has prepared her to work with clients in defining their creative potential and refining their creative process. Her published books include Charting Your Career; Dreams: Working Interactive; What Astrology Can Do for You; Power of the Midheaven; Charting Your Spiritual Path with Astrology; Meditation for Beginners; Mapping Your Birthchart; Aspect Patterns; Mapping Your Sex Life; and Mapping Your Family Relationships.
Barbara Hand Clow is an international lecturer and workshop teacher and writer. She majored in philosophy at Seattle University, then behavioral psychology at the University of Washington, Seattle, and then began extensive reading and study of Reichian, Freudian, and Jungian Psychology. In 1969, she discovered that astrology was an exceedingly accurate diagnostic tool, and she began her study and practice of astrology. In 1982-83, she earned a Master's degree in theology and healing with Matthew Fox in Chicago, and her thesis compared Jungian psychoanalytic technique and past life regression therapy.
She is the author of Chiron.
Ronelle did not expect to become a Life Purpose Fingerprint Analyst. As a skeptic she asks “Why?” about everything and tends to be doubtful. Always curious about what makes people tick, she fell in love early with the characters in fiction and their motivations, then began writing and had poetry published in a national magazine by the age of sixteen. Ronelle went on to earn bachelors degrees in literary studies, creative writing, and “almost psychology” (studying in Communist Hungary seemed more interesting than finishing those last two clinical classes). She went on to complete a master’s degree in creative writing at San Francisco State University.
After putting herself through school, the reality of student loan payoff saw her working for an environmental non-profit grant making foundation. A disastrous career change happened four years later when Ronelle quit her next job in crisis within six months with only $1,000 in the bank and $30,000 in student loan debt. After desperately selling most of her library and returning to the bookstore with credit slip in hand, she was considering a career as a psychotherapist when a credible book about hand analysis narrowly missed hitting her in the head as it fell off the psychology shelf. Intrigued, she studied the LifePrints system, at Richard Unger’s International Institute of Hand Analysis, while paying the rent with contract work at the upstart artisan chocolate manufacturer, Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker. Once she had the intrepid business experience gleaned from watching the founders create chocolate on used cranky machines and make payroll with no money in the bank, and her hand analysis certification was complete, she started her own full-time practice in 2000 and never looked back.
Since then, Ronelle feels fortunate to have gone places and meet thousands of people she would have never come into contact with otherwise. From exotic dancers to corporate heads, artists, entrepreneurs, and spiritual seekers, Ronelle loves working with people in their common human struggle to find a meaningful life in a bewildering world. In addition to her individual consultation practice, Ronelle is a faculty and Executive Committee member of the International Institute of Hand Analysis and is now a Master Hand Analyst. She also leads life purpose workshops, and trains others in hand analysis. She has traveled the world as a popular conference exhibitor and a dynamic public speaker.
Ronelle is the author of Destiny at Your Fingertips. For more information about Ronelle, visit www.DestinyAtYourFingertips.com.
Cheré Dastugue Coen (Lafayette, LA) is a freelance journalist, teacher, and author of nonfiction books and historical romance novels. Read her articles online at www.louisianabooknews.com. She is the co-author of Magick's in the Bag.
Joanna Powell Colbert (Washington State) is an artist and writer known internationally for her goddess portraits and mythic art. She teaches workshops and e-courses on earth-centered spirituality, manifesting your dreams, and tarot as a tool for inner guidance and self-exploration. The Gaian Tarot combines her love of symbolic art and the natural world, and was nine years in the making.
Kerri Connor (Chicagoland, IL) is the High Priestess of The Gathering Grove, and has been practicing her craft for twenty-five years. She is the author of three other books of magic, and her writing has appeared in The Blessed Bee, Sage Woman, PanGaia, and New Witch. She runs The Pagan Review, a website that provides reviews of Pagan products. She also recently started Nurturing Necessities, a non-profit charitable organization.
A native of the Pacific Northwest, author D.J. Conway has studied the occult fields for over 35 years. Her quest for knowledge has covered every aspect of Paganism and Wicca to New Age and Eastern philosophies; plus history, the magical arts, philosophy, customs, mythologies, and folklore. In 1998, she was voted Best Wiccan and New Age author by Silver Chalice, a Pagan magazine.
Conway is the author of more than 20 nonfiction books, including: Celtic Magic (Llewellyn), Dancing with Dragons (Llewellyn), Mystical Dragon Magick (Llewellyn), Moon Magick (Llewellyn), Maiden, Mother, Crone (Llewellyn), Animal Magick (Llewellyn), By Oak, Ash & Thorn (Llewellyn), Norse Magick (Llewellyn), Guides, Guardians & Angels (Llewellyn), A Witch's Travel Guide to Astral Realms (Llewellyn), The Ancient Art of Faery Magick (10 Speed Press), and The Little Book of Candle Magic (10 Speed Press).
She lives a rather quiet life, with most of her time spent researching and writing.
Al Link & Pala Copeland (Ottawa, Canada) have been leading retreats on sacred loving for ten years. As experts on the subject of sexuality and Tantra, they have appeared on radio and television and have contributed to many publications, such as Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Body and Soul, and the Wall Street Journal.
They are the authors of 28 Days to Ecstasy for Couples.
Sally Cragin (Massachusetts) is an astrologer and author who has published articles on astrology in newspapers across the country. She has written the astrology column for the Boston Phoenix since 1998, and can be heard live Mondays on WCRN-AM in the Worcester/Boston area. She is also a theater and arts critic for the Boston Globe.
Diane Cramer is a consulting astrologer, lecturer, and teacher in all aspects of astrology who specializes in medical astrology and nutrition. She lectures frequently for two national astrological organizations, the NCGR and AFA. She is the author of Managing Your Health & Wellness.
Jenny Crawford (New Zealand) has been a medium, teacher, and lecturer for the past twenty-five years. She first became aware of her spiritual gifts at an early age. When she was 18, Elma Farmer (an internationally-known medium) invited Jenny to join a development circle, and Maureen Chapman, another well-known medium, also helped her develop her gifts.
Crawford has been offering private psychic readings to thousands of clients worldwide for many years. In addition, she has also been involved in platform work, and finds it very rewarding to reach a large group with clairvoyant messages from the spirit world. Her seminars, which cover all aspects of psychic and spiritual teachings, are based on healing and teaching people to raise their energy levels to "share the light and link together."
Self-described as a "middle woman" between those in the spirit world and those still living on earth, Crawford is dedicated to educating people about death not being the end of our existence.
Jenny Crawford and her husband Rob spend half the year in New Zealand and the other half in the western United States doing promotional book tours. She is also the author/narrator of several meditation tapes and the author of Through the Eyes of Spirit and Spirit of Love.
Reginald Crosley, M.D. (Maryland) is a physician specializing in International Medicine and Nephrology. He is the author of Vodou Quantum Leap, The Second Coming of Christ, and a book of poetry titled Immanences.
A former Air Force officer, Kerr Cuhulain (Vancouver) has been a police officer for the past twenty years, and a Wiccan for thirty. He's served on the SWAT team, Gang Crime Unit, and hostage negotiation team. He travels throughout North America as a popular speaker at writers' conferences and Pagan festivals, and he has been the subject of many books, articles, and media interviews. He is the author of The Law Enforcement Guide to Wicca, Magickal Self Defense, Full Contact Magick, and Wiccan Warrior.
Louis T. Culling was a respected magician whose contributions to modern occultism are unique. One of the initial members of the Secret Order G∴B∴G∴, he served as the head of the Southern California section of the Order. He is the author of many books, including The Pristine Yi King and Sex Magick.
Scott Cunningham practiced magic actively for over twenty years. He was the author of more than fifty books covering both fiction and non-fiction subject matter; sixteen of his titles are published by Llewellyn Publications. Scott's books reflect a broad range of interests within the New Age sphere, where he was very highly regarded. He passed from this life on March 28, 1993, after a long illness.
Claudia Cunningham has used her uniquely powerful combination of twelve-step principles and vampire lore to empower others for nearly a decade. Her "Ask the Slayer" column was a regular feature in Women's Online Magazine. She is the author of Biting Back, which earned a 2011 silver IPPY medal in the category of self-help, was a 2011 COVR Award first-runner-up in the conscious living/self-help category, and was a finalist for the ForeWord Book of the Year Awards. Cunningham is a survivor of both alcoholism and breast cancer. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she now lives in Polson, Montana, with her husband and daughter.
Cyndi Dale (Minneapolis, MN) is an internationally renowned author, speaker, healer, and business consultant. She is president of Life Systems Services, through which she has conducted over 35,000 client sessions and presented training classes throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Cyndi is the author of The Complete Book of Chakra Healing and Everyday Clairvoyant. Visit her online at CyndiDale.com.
After being entranced by the fairy and folk tales of her youth, Stella Damiana immersed herself in the ancient world of magical traditions. She currently splits her time between London her home in southern England, enacting goddess rituals, tending herbs in her garden, and touring the ancient monuments of Europe. She is the author of Sex Spells.
Clea Danaan (Colorado) has been gardening organically for over fifteen years. Her articles on gardening and environmental activism have appeared in Sage Woman and Organic Family. She lives near Denver with her husband and daughter. She is the author of Sacred Land and Voices of the Earth.
A native Minnesotan who currently resides in Colorado, Jeff Allen Danelek has been working as a graphic artist and technical illustrator since leaving the Navy in 1984. While he has been writing as a hobby for fifteen years, it is only in the last few years that he began pursuing it as a full-time vocation. Besides writing, his hobbies include military history, religion and spirituality, numismatics (coin collecting), general science and things like Bigfoot and other mysterious beasties, Atlantis, UFOs, and anything that goes bump in the night. An avid reader and careful researcher, he enjoys presenting alternative theories on increasingly popular subjects dealing with the strange and inexplicable world around us.
Danelek is regularly featured at seminars and conferences around the country, speaking on the topics of ghosts, reincarnation and UFOs. He has been published in FATE magazine and has been a frequent guest on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory and the X-Zone with Rob McConnell. He has also been a guest on Dreamland with Whitley Strieber, the Hilly Rose Show, Erskine Overnight, and many popular podcasts. He is the author of The Case for Ghosts, Atlantis: Lessons from the Lost Continent, UFOs: The Great Debate, 2012: Extinction or Utopia, and The Case for Reincarnation, all from Llewellyn. Danelek is also a novelist and instructor at Colorado Free University.
Ian Daniels (United Kingdom) is a professional painter and illustrator. He has produced artwork for gallery exhibitions, book jackets, fully illustrated books, and numerous other projects whose themes include fairy tales, dreams, ghosts, and vampyres. He is the creator of The Tarot of Vampyres.
Angelica Danton has studied and taught in the metaphysical field for over twenty years. She is also a regular radio broadcaster and speaker on new age topics. She holds a degree in Arts from Monash University and a degree in Law from Melbourne University. Angelica is a professional astrologer, palmist, tarot reader and numerologist with an extensive international client base. She holds many testimonials as to her accuracy. She comes from a family of intuitives. Angelica is a regular writer for a number of publications, including the best-selling Woman's Day magazine. She is a consultant on many metaphysical topics for the media and conducts workshops on the Goddess. She is also the author of Goddess Signs.
Wilma Davidson (United Kingdom) is an alternative health professional, a Reiki master, a medium, exorcist, and expert dowser. She is a member of the National Federation of Spiritual Healing, the British Society of Dowsers, and the Spirit Release Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting a better understanding of spirit attachment. A popular lecturer, Davidson is frequently in the British media concerning spirits, ghosts, and the unquiet dead. She resides in Dorset. She is the author of Spirit Rescue.
Rowan Davis was born and raised on the West Coast. Hurricane Katrina, a giant leap of boredom, and a sudden rash decision took her east, where she met her husband and stepdaughter. She now lives in the state of Texas, surrounded by horses and cowboy hats.
She has studied metaphysical subjects for many years, concentrating on astrology and its connections to psychology. She understands that one of the chief concerns of human life is to study and know oneself, and believes that there are many ways for a person to do this. To know yourself and help others to know and love themselves is the highest achievement a person can attain.
She is the author of The Ex Files, The Sex Files, and The Ex-Boyfriend Book.
Tess Dawson (New England) is one of the foremost authorities in the field of Canaanite mysticism and spiritual practices. A devotee as well as scholar of the tradition, Dawson leads the largest online Canaanite polytheist group, teaches workshops on the topic, and serves as a leader in the Near and Middle Eastern polytheist communities. She has written for Witches & Pagans, PanGaia, SageWoman, Circle, Pentacle, The Beltane Papers, and a few anthologies. Visit her online at CanaanitePath.com.
Ly (pronounced lî) de Angeles was first published in 1987, and she has had six books released worldwide to date. She has an international reputation as a psychic, teaches and lectures on many associated subjects, is an exponent of several martial arts and, currently, is an accredited Sensei in the art of Iaido, the Japanese art of the sword.
Ly’s main area of study over the past twenty years has been the history of the usurpation of indigenous people through invasion and subsequent colonization (mainly since the Roman Empire) and the history and mythology of Ireland and Britain in particular. She is known to be very outspoken on matters pertaining to the sustainability and guardianship of Earth and the rights of all species to self-determination.
Ly has three adult children and a strong magical clan. She has lived in Byron Bay, Australia for the past 14 years. An initiated witch for over thirty years, she is High Priestess of the Coven of WildWood Gate.
Ly is the author of The Quickening, The Shining Isle, Tarot Theory & Practice, When I See the Wild God, Witchcraft: Theory and Practice, and was an editor of and contributor to Pagan Visions for a Sustainable Future.
Jean-Louis de Biasi is a writer, speaker and a Hermetic philosopher who has studied the various topics of the Tradition since the 1970s, and who has been initiated into the highest degrees of several Western initiatic traditions, including Grand Master of the Ordo Aurum Solis. In his position as Reverend of the religious expression of the Hermetic tradition, Ecclesia Ogdoadica, he continues his work in perpetuating this rich Ogdoadic and Hermetic tradition.
De Biasi’s philosophical and spiritual tradition is rooted in neoplatonic and hermetic affiliations, and includes masters of the tradition such as Plato, Proclus, Iamblicus, the Emperor Julian, Pletho, and Ficino. He has written several books about the Aurum Solis published in French, while his most recent books are published in English by Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd., including Secrets and Practices of the Freemasons and The Divine Arcana of the Aurum Solis.
Currently affiliated with Lodges in both Canada and the United States, de Biasi was initiated into Freemasonry and raised in 1992 and is a 32° Scottish Rite Freemason, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S., F.G.C.R., Royal Arch Mason, and is a leading member of the Ordre Kabbalistique de la Rose-Croix.
A popular lecturer, he gives frequent workshops, seminars, trainings, and conferences around the world on various philosophical and traditional subjects. A native of France, he now lives in Nevada.
Visit him online at http://www.debiasi.org.
de la Croix
Mariah de la Croix (Phoenix, AZ) has interacted with spirits since she was less than one year old. A licensed cremationist and embalmer, she spent over five years working in various funeral homes. Currently, she teaches others how to sense and interact with spirits.
Douglas De Long (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a spiritual/personal counselor, past life therapist, and chakra master. He has studied and developed his own psychic abilities and spiritual growth for over twenty-five years.
Born with the ability to see human auras, chakras, spirit guides, and angels, Douglas was always reading books about psychic and metaphysical subjects. But due to the nature of his stepfather's profession, he and his family traveled for many years and his psychic abilities started to close up from lack of use. It wasn't until after a near death experience at the age of nineteen that he reawakened his childhood gifts.
Through numerous life lessons and years of metaphysical studies, Douglas was able to enhance his abilities and create a unique course that he has been teaching for more than fifteen years. In the past twenty-five years, he has regressed close to 1,500 individuals and students. He has been guided to put his knowledge and channeled teachings into book form in order to help human kind open up and develop their innate abilities.
Douglas De Long and his wife, Carol, reside in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where they own and operate the De Long Ancient Mystery School. Douglas is the author of Ancient Healing Techniques and Ancient Teachings for Beginners.
Ingrid P. Dean (Traverse City, MI) is an active-duty detective sergeant and forensic artist whose career with the Michigan State Police spans twenty years. She also holds a master's degree in transpersonal studies, and recently spent time in Iraq training police officers. Her numerous television and radio appearances for Spirit of the Badge, the self-published edition of True Police Stories of the Strange & Unexplained, include an interview with George Noory on Coast to Coast AM.
Colleen Deatsman (Michigan) is a certified alternative healing consultant, Reiki Master, shamanic practitioner, hypnotherapist, and Licensed Professional Counselor. She holds a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and owns a private practice in counseling and alternative healing services.
Deatsman is creator and teacher of "The Deatsman Program for Self-Healing & Personal Growth," a comprehensive training program of self-healing, self-discovery, and self-actualization that is currently being offered through numerous hospitals and health and wellness centers throughout Michigan and Pennsylvania. Through experiential weekend trainings, students learn step-by-step techniques they can easily apply to their everyday lives to uncover the casual factors of their illness and manifest their personal recovery.
She is the author of Energy for Life and Inner Power.
Stacey Demarco (Australia) is a native of Sydney, born of Celtic and Native American ancestry.
Demarco has risen through the ranks of the corporate world to management level at the leading print media production company in Australia and New Zealand. A solitary Witch with a professional background in public relations and marketing, she is the founder and facilitator of the International Online Career Coven©, a source, support, and advice group for people of any faith who are seeking to become spiritually and materially rich.
Demarco lives on Sydney's Northern beaches with her husband and furry companions. She is the author of Witch in the Bedroom and Witch in the Boardroom.
Preston Dennett (California) is a field investigator for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). He has more than fifty articles published in most of the major UFO publications and is the author of UFO Healings, One in Forty: The UFO Epidemic, and UFOs Over Topanga Canyon. He has worked with the television programs “Sightings,” “National Geographic Explorer,” and “Encounters.”
Hazel Denning studied under eminent scholars in extension courses and workshops, eventually entering the university and earning two Master's degrees and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She also earned a doctorate in metaphysical counseling. For thirty-seven years she has had a full-time career as a Past-Life Regression Therapist.
Denning and Philips
Melita Denning and Osborne Phillips are internationally recognized authorities on the Western Mysteries and two of the foremost exponents of the Ogdoadic Tradition, the premier hermetic school whose influence and works are historically traceable for the past one thousand years. The authors both served as Grand Masters in the magical order Aurum Solis, which was founded in 1897 and is still active today. Phillips lives in the United Kingdom. Denning passed from this earth in 1997.
They are the authors of several books, including Mysteria Magica,The Sword & the Serpent, Practical Guide to Astral Projection, Practical Guide to Creative Visualization, Practical Guide to Psychic Powers, and Practical Guide to Psychic Self-Defense.
Geoffrey Dennis is rabbi of Congregation Kol Ami in Flower Mound, TX. He is also Lecturer in Kabbalah and rabbinic literature at the University of North Texas. He received his M.HL and was ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He also has degrees in Education and Nursing.
His articles have appeared in Sh'ma, Parabola, Healing Ministries, The Journal of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and The American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care. He has two recent articles, "The Bride of God: Jewish Erotic Theology" will be appearing in Jews and Sex, published in Feb. 2008, and "Water as a Medium of Alerted States of Consciousness in Early Jewish Mysticism," slated to appear in the spring issue of Anthropology of Consciousness.
His book The Encyclopedia of Myth, Magic, and Mysticism, was selected as a runner up in the 2007 National Jewish Book Award, and received Honorable Mention in the Jewish Library Association 2007 Book Awards.
He is married and has two sons.
Denise Liotta Dennis is a feng shui master who studied with Grandmaster Yap Cheng Hai, one of the only five grandmasters in the world. She is the president of Dragon-Gate Feng Shui, an international consulting and development firm, and has over a decade of experience in residential and commercial Feng Shui design. Dennis is the author of Classical Feng Shui for Wealth & Abundance. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Visit her online at www.DragonGateFengShui.com.
Michelle DesPres (Fort Collins, CO) is a clairvoyant medium with a private practice. She gives readings, teaches classes and workshops, and provides seasonal energetic forecasts. DesPres is the former host of Insight, a community talk-radio show dedicated to providing a conscious perspective on today’s issues.
Formerly the managing editor of newWitch Magazine, Dagonet Dewr (Texas) is well-known throughout the Pagan community. Since 2003, he has served as the executive director of the Pagan Pride Project. As an initiated warrior in the ManKind Project®, he is actively involved in introducing men to the New Warrior Training Adventure®, an intense, transformative men's initiation. Dewr is also a member of two Pagan rights organizations, the Our Freedom coalition and the Lady Liberty League.
He is the author of Sacred Paths for Modern Men.
Dr. Monica Diedrich has been communicating with animals since the age of eight. She earned a Doctorate of Metaphysics from the Metaphysical Fellowship Church in Anaheim, California. Currently, Dr. Diedrich works as a pet communicator and provides consultations to clients around the globe. She is the author of What Animals Tell Me.
Raven Digitalis is a Neopagan Priest and cofounder of the "Eastern Hellenistic" magickal system and training coven Opus Aima Obscuræ, and a radio and club DJ of Gothic and industrial music. Trained in Georgian Witchcraft and Buddhist philosophy, Raven has been a Witch since 1999, a Priest since 2003, and an Empath all of his life.
Raven holds a degree in anthropology from the University of Montana and is also an animal rights activist, black-and-white photographic artist, Tarot reader, and co-owner of Twigs & Brews Herbs, specializing in bath salts, herbal blends, essential oils, and incenses. He has appeared on the cover of newWitch magazine, is a regular contributor to Dragon's Blood and The Ninth Gate magazines, and has been featured on and CBS PsychicRadio and MTV News.
He is the author of Goth Craft, Shadow Magick Compendium, and Planetary Spells & Rituals.
Claudia R. Dillaire is a practicing Pagan and has been researching Egyptian magic and religion for twelve years. She is a freelance writer and the author of two additional books on Egyptian spells.
She is also the author of Egyptian Prosperity Magic: Spells & Recipes for Financial Empowerment.
Sherrie Dillard is a psychic-medium clairvoyant, author, and teacher with clients in Europe, Latin America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the Middle East as well as the United States.
Join Sherrie as she posts regular columns on FemCentral, where she will answer questions from readers about intuition.She also hosts the radio program "Intuit YOUniversity with Sherrie Dillard" on http://www.transformationtalkradio.com/
Gus Dizerega (Washington) has a Ph.D. in Political Science: Political Theory from the University of California, Berkeley.
Gus diZerega is a Third-Degree Gardnerian Elder. He spent six years studying with Brazilian shaman Antonio Costa e Silva, and with other teachers in Native American and Afro-Brazilian traditions. With a Ph.D. in Political Science/Theory from the University of California-Berkeley, he has spent the past sixteen years in the academic field, teaching on the faculties of several universities and colleges. He is a frequent conference lecturer, panelist, or speaker and writer on topics such as environmental issues, community and society, contemporary politics, modernity, and religion.
As an author of both scholarly and spiritual material, his articles have appeared in numerous publications, both in the US and abroad. His first book, Persuasion, Power and Polity: A Theory of Democratic Self-Organization, was published in 2000 by Hampton Press. DiZerega is the author of Pagans & Christians.
Zipporah Pottenger-Dobyns (California) lectured around the world and wrote for a variety of astrological publications, including Mutable Dilemma, Kosmos (the quarterly journal of the International Society for Astrological Research), the Mountain Astrologer, and Welcome to Planet Earth. She received numerous awards including two Regulus Awards at UAC conferences. She also wrote Planets on the Move: The Astrology of Relocation, with her daughter, Maritha Pottenger. She is the co-author of Healing Mother-Daughter Relationships with Astrology.
Linda Domin received her MS degree in zoology and botany from the Technical University of Darmstadt, West Germany, and has worked as a research scientist for Grumman Allied Corp. in the Hypobaric Food Storage Program. She has also worked as a high school and college biology instructor and as a horticultural consultant for the city of Miami. She currently lives in Miami, where she does private consultations in palm analysis. She is the author of Instant Hand Reader.
Adama Doumbia (Oakland, CA) was born in Dakar, Senegal, and grew up learning the customs of Bamana, Fulani, and Wolof peoples. He has performed worldwide as a master drummer and dancer. He is the co-author of The Way of the Elders.
Naomi Doumbia, Ph.D. studies world religions and philosophies, specializing in West African spirituality. She is the co-author of The Way of the Elders.
Caroline Dow (Boulder, CO) has been a tea-leaf reader and herbalist for thirty years, and conducts popular workshops on tea-leaf reading all over the country. She is the author of fourteen books under various pen names, and is the owner and manager of a successful herbal mail order company. She also holds a Ph.D. in Luso-Brazilian Studies and received a Fulbright Dissertation Research Fellowship to Brazil. Her book Magic from Brazil: Recipes, Spells, and Rituals (Llewellyn, September 2001) chronicles those experiences. She has lived in Mexico, Brazil, England, Scotland, Wales, Portugal, Spain, and Italy, speaks five languages, and has studied esoteric traditions in those lands.
Linda Drake (Texas) is an intuitive life path healer and has a successful Life Path healing practice. She teaches classes and lectures at metaphysical and health expos nationwide. She is the author of Reaching Through the Veil to Heal.
Martin lives on the south coast of Sussex, in the south of England, with his partner, Dan, and his Jack Russell, Lucy. Although he is essentially a solitary practitioner at heart, he runs a small coven that practices its craft at sacred sites in the Sussex countryside. He is a contributor to Spellcaster.
Ellen Dugan is the award-winning author of fifteen books, and is known as the "Garden Witch." A psychic-clairvoyant, she has been a practicing Witch for over thirty years. Well known for her candor and humor, she is a Master Gardener, and is the High Priestess of her Coven in the St. Louis area. Ellen teaches classes both online and across the country on Witchery, Psychic Protection, and Magick. She has contributed articles for over twelve years to Llewellyn's Magical Almanac, Witches Datebook, Sabbat Almanac, and Witches Calendar.
Ellen's popular magickal books have been translated into over ten foreign languages. When she's not working on her next book project or keeping up with her family (the kids are out on their own, and the youngest is in Graduate school), Ellen likes to unwind by working in her perennial gardens at home with her husband of 31 years. Ellen wholeheartedly encourages folks to reclaim their personal power and to personalize their Spell-craft. To go outside and connect with the spiritual side of nature. To get their hands dirty and discover the wonder and magick of natural world that surrounds them.
Visit her popular syndicated "Blog of Witchery" at www.ellendugan.blogspot.com
You can visit her website at www.ellendugan.com
Patrick Dunn (Chicago, IL) is a poet, linguist, Pagan, and university English instructor with a PhD in modern literature and language. His understanding of semiotics and the study of symbols arise from his training in linguistics and literary theory. He has practiced magic since childhood. Patrick is the author of Postmodern Magic and Magic, Power, Language, Symbol. Visit him online at Pomomagic.nfshost.com.
Lon Milo DuQuette (Costa Mesa, CA) is a preeminent scholar, magician, and speaker. The author of fourteen critically acclaimed books on magick and the occult, DuQuette is one of the most respected and entertaining writers and lecturers in the field of Western Magick. He is the author of Low Magick. Visit him online at www.lonmiloduquette.com.
Cassandra Eason (United Kingdom) has been writing about angels for more than twenty years. She lectures, broadcasts, and gives workshops around the world on all aspects of spirituality and magic. Eason is the international bestselling author of more than forty-five titles. Visit her online at www.cassandraeason.com.
Cassandra is the author of Angel Magic.
Pauline Edward (Quebec, Canada) is an astrologer-numerologist and professional speaker. She is the founder of A Time for Success, a consulting business specializing in Trends, Cycles, and Lifestyle Planning offering counseling, coaching and workshops for individuals and businesses worldwide, and is the proud winner of a prestigious West Island of Montreal Chamber of Commerce Accolades Award for excellence in business practice.
Pauline is the author of Astrological Crosses in Relationships and The Power of Time.
For Josephine Ellershaw, the Tarot has been a constant life companion on a personal journey that spans more than three decades. Alongside her business background she has many years of experience providing readings, healing, and metaphysical guidance to an international clientele and is the author of the international bestseller Easy Tarot: Learn to Read the Cards Once and For All. Ellershaw lives in North Yorkshire, England, with her family and a large menagerie of pets, including waifs, strays, and rescues.
April Elliott Kent (California) has studied astrology for over thirty years, and has practiced professionally since 1990. She has contributed to The Mountain Astrologer, Wholistic Astrologer, Llewellyn’s Moon Sign Book, and MoonCircles, an online magazine. Her work has also appeared on Beliefnet.com and AOL Horoscopes. She is a member of the International Society for Astrological Research, the National Council for Geocosmic Research, and the San Diego Astrological Society. She is the author of Star Guide to Weddings.
James Endredy is a teacher, mentor, and guide to thousands of people through his books and workshops. After a series of life tragedies and mystical experiences as a teenager he changed direction from his Catholic upbringing and embarked on a life-long spiritual journey to encounter the mysteries of life and death and why we are all here. For over twenty-five years he has learned shamanic practices from all over the globe, while also studying with kawiteros, lamas, siddhas, roadmen, and leaders in the modern fields of ecopsychology, bioregionalism, and sustainable living. James also worked for ten years with Mexican shamanic researcher Victor Sanchez learning to share shamanic practices with modern people. On a daily level, his experiences have inspired him to live a sustainable lifestyle as much as possible while still working within mainstream society. He writes, leads workshops, mentors private clients, visits schools and community centers, speaks at bookstores, and volunteers in his community. His books have thus far been published in four languages, and include Ecoshamanism , Shamanism for Beginners, and Beyond 2012.
Mark Evans (Queens, NY) is an award-winning artist who has created storyboards, concept designs, and production illustrations for hundreds of clients around the world, including Coca-Cola, Walt Disney, and Marvel Comics.
Philip H. Farber (New York's Hudson Valley) is a respected author and magician who teaches at MaybeLogic Academy. A certified hypnotist, hypnosis instructor, and licensed NLP trainer, Farber has written three books on magick. Visit him online at Meta-Magick.com.
Nick Farrell (United Kingdom) has been a ceremonial magician since he was 17. Born in England and raised in New Zealand, he was initiated into Builders of the Adytum (BOTA), and is currently an initiate of the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn and one of its branch orders, the Order of the Table Round. He now runs a temple in the tradition of Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn, lectures, and runs workshops throughout the world. He has contributed to Quest, Liongate, and Round Merlin's Table magazines and Chic and Tabatha Cicero's Hermetic Journal.
He is currently working on books on magical psychology, earth magic, and ritual magic. Nick has a career in news journalism and magazine writing. After more than 15 years working for daily and local newspapers, he is now a full time writer and editor, working for many UK computing and Internet magazines he also advises companies on media relations. He is the author of Magical Pathworking.
Philippa Faulks (Norwich, United Kingdom) studies herbology, ancient religions, and anthropology, with a special focus on ancient Egypt and the Middle East. She is the author of four books whose subjects include Freemasonry, magic, and meditation. She is also the author of Henna Magic. Visit her online at www.philippafaulks.co.uk.
Anna-Marie Ferguson, a Scorpio, was born November 10, 1966, in the heart of the New Forest, Hampshire, England. When she was ten years old her family emigrated to rural Alberta, Canada. Anna returned to England in 1982 to undergo training in graphic design. She eventually returned to Alberta where she continued a career in design, devoting her spare time to developing her illustrating skills, ably assisted by her three cats.
Anna's fascination with Celtic legends and the Tarot began when she was a child in England. The atmosphere of the New Forest was steeped in history, and faithful readings of the legends cultivated an appreciation of "the romantic" in Anna. Such formative influences have inspired Anna to keep this bygone age alive through her art.
She is the author of A Keeper of Words and the creator of Legend Tarot Deck and Llewellyn Tarot.
Guy Finley's encouraging and accessible message is one of the true bright lights in our world today. His ideas cut straight to the heart of our most pressing personal and social issues -- relationships, fear, addiction, stress/anxiety, peace, happiness, and freedom, and lead the way to a higher life. Guy is the best-selling author of The Secret of Letting Go, Letting Go: A Little Bit at a Time, and more than 36 other books and audio albums that have sold over a million copies in 16 languages worldwide. In addition, he has presented over 4,000 unique self-realization seminars to thousands of grateful students throughout North America and Europe over the past 20 years and has been a guest on over 400 television and radio shows, including national appearances on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, NPR, Wisdom Network, and many others. His radio program, "Guy Finley Live," is a live chat that airs monthly on HealthyLife.net as part of the network's "Visionary Celebrity Host Series." His syndicated weekly radio program is aired on several international networks including Healthylife Radio Network, WorldTalkRadio Network, and Contact Talk Radio International. His work is widely endorsed by doctors, business professionals, celebrities, and religious leaders of all denominations. Guy's career reached this point through a circuitous path. Born into a successful show business family, he is the son of Late-Night TV and radio pioneer Larry Finley. His childhood friends were the sons and daughters of the most famous celebrities in the world. As a young man Guy enjoyed success in a number of areas including composing award-winning music for many popular recording artists including Diana Ross, Debbie Boone, The Jackson 5, Billy Preston, The Four Seasons, as well as writing the scores for several motion pictures and TV shows. From 1970-1979 he wrote and recorded his own albums under the Motown and RCA recording labels. Throughout his youth, Guy suspected there was more to life than the type of worldly success that led to the emptiness and frustration he saw among his own "successful" friends and colleagues. In 1979, after travels throughout North America, India, and the Far East in search of truth and Higher Wisdom, Guy voluntarily retired from his flourishing music career in order to simplify his life and to concentrate on deeper self-studies. In addition to his writing and appearance schedule, Guy presents four inner-life classes each week at his non-profit Life of Learning Foundation headquarters in Merlin, Oregon. These classes are ongoing and open to the public.
LaSara Firefox is a writer, ritualist, sex-positive activist and educator, and a designer/facilitator of a wide variety of interactive, exploration-based workshops. FireFox is a family-traditions Witch and a second-generation ordained Pagan Priestess. She has been writing about sexuality and spirituality for over a decade. Her workshops, which take place anywhere from Pagan gatherings to universities, to community centers, to private living rooms, heavily involve these subjects. FireFox has been featured on Sony Pictures Television’s Life and Style, Playboy TV’s Sexcetera, and the Canadian program SexTV. A discerning and playful writer, LaSara has contributed to Penthouse, newWitch, and Gauntlet magazines. She is also a regular sex advice columnist in the Bullhorn Rag. Sexy Witch is her loud and proud first book.
Ed Fitch is one of the major figures in modern Wicca and neo-Paganism. He has traveled the world as an Air Force officer, an aerospace engineer, and a private investigator. He spends as much time as possible each year in the California wilderness exploring mines, caves, and old ghost town sites. Ed is the author of Magical Rites from the Crystal Well and Rites of Odin.
Bronwen Forbes co-founded Free Spirit Alliance and taught at various Pagan festivals, Pride Days, and conferences across the United States. She published fiction with Graveyard Publishing and two nonfiction books with Llewellyn: Make Merry in Step and Song and The Small-Town Pagan's Survival Guide. Bronwen Forbes passed away shortly before the publication of The Small-Town Pagan's Survival Guide in 2011.
In his youth, Dr. Bruce Forciea (Wisconsin) was a rock guitarist, champion figure skater, and budding scientist. As a child he always had a keen interest in science and an insatiable curiosity about how things worked. After graduating high school he traveled with a professional ice show and had a successful coaching career that included a year in Sydney, Australia. After returning to the US he worked as a laboratory and engineering technician. His engineering job exposed him to digital circuit design and information theory. His interest in science gradually evolved into a quest to learn about life and healing as he was struck with a serious illness. He studied life sciences and psychology and earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from Eckerd College and a Doctorate in Chiropractic from Parker College. After graduating from professional school in 1993 he began practicing in his hometown. Besides helping thousands of patients he also spoke at numerous local, national and international conferences. In 2002, Dr. Forciea became a full-time instructor in anatomy and physiology for Moraine Park Technical College. He continues to practice part-time, lecture and write about healing.
He is the author of Unlocking the Healing Code.
Growing up Dr. Greg Fors (Minnesota) participated in numerous sports and spent every moment possible in nature camping and hiking. This active life nurtured his respect for, appreciation of, and interest in the working of the human body and ecology. This coupled with his early involvement in the environmental movement, led to the commitment to organic gardening, a low impact lifestyle, strong emphasis on healthy eating, a dedication to alternative approaches to health and healing and a devotion to the spiritual aspects of life
He is a doctor of Chiropractic, a 1982 graduate of Northwestern Health Science University, and with a diplomate in Chriopractic Neurology (IBCN); he is on the post graduate faculty of many Chiropractic Colleges, and is a sought after speaker for State Associations. He lectures to doctors and therapists around the country on chronic myofascial pain disorders and fibromyalgia syndrome. These seminars focus on educating doctors on the latest research findings on the causes of, and the most effective treatments for chronic pain disorders. Additionally, he is a nationally certified Diplomate in Acupuncture (NCCAOM) and certified in Botanical Medicine (NWHSU). He is also the inventor and developer of the FENIX Rehab System.
He is the author of Why We Hurt.
Maudy Fowler (Charlotte, NC) received her first "angel whisper" at age eleven, and has since delivered many more messages from angels to their loved ones still alive. She has published three books and won the Outstanding Achievement and Accomplishment literary contest for Women’s History Month in Oklahoma. Visit her online at Maudy.com.
Anna Franklin [England] has been a witch for 30 years, and a Pagan in her heart for all her life. She has conducted many rituals, handfastings and sabbat rites. She is the High Priestess of the Hearth of Arianrhod, a coven of the Coranieid Clan, a group of traditional witches with their roots in the New Forest, and branches in several parts of the UK. The Hearth publishes the long running Silver Wheel Magazine and runs teaching circles and postal courses, as well as a working coven. Anna Franklin is the author of eighteen books on the Craft including the popular Sacred Circle Tarot, Midsummer, Lammas [with Paul Mason], and The Fairy Ring.
Michael Furie (Northern California) has been a practicing Witch for over fourteen years. He began studying witchcraft at age twelve and at the age of seventeen officially took the oaths of the Craft. An American Witch, he practices in the Irish tradition and is a priest of the Cailleach. You can find him online at http://www.michaelfurie.com/.
Dan Furst is an actor, playwright, producer, astrologer, ceremonial artist and student of hermetic disciplines, including divination, sacred geometry, sound healing, and ritual theatre.
He has worked as an actor, singer, stage combat director, emcee, and announcer in the mainland United States and Hawaii, in Europe, India, and Japan. During his years in Kyoto, Japan, he was the first foreign professional actor ever to study and perform the classical kyogen comedy for a run of five years, in which he acted more than a dozen lead roles in theatres all over Japan. He is the only foreigner ever to receive a geimei, or art name, in the kyogen world. He founded the award-winning Sirius Productions theatre company in Kyoto, and was the voice of environmental conferences convened by Mikhail Gorbachev and H. H. the Dalai Lama.
Furst has written and maintains the popular Universal Festival Calendar on his website, as well as writing about important time windows for planetary transformation. While in Hawaii Dan also coordinated the Sacred Sounds group of Oahu, which he formed with sacred musician and sound healer Kimba Arem in 1996, and was a speaker, musician and priest at many Earth festivals and environmental gatherings.
In 2003, Dan was the first actor ever to play Mevlana, the Sufi poet Jelaluddin Rumi.
An accomplished astrologer, Dan Furst lectures, teaches, and offers personal astrology readings to clients worldwide. His latest book is Dance of the Moon: Celebrating the Sacred Cycles of the Earth.
Amy Elizabeth Garcia is a Reiki Master and Angel Therapy Practitioner who receives guidance from her spirit guides and angels. She teaches workshops and conducts intuitive counseling and healing sessions. Amy is the founder of the Spiritual Awareness Network, an organization that provides information about the Southern California metaphysical community. Her websites feature a practitioner directory, web links, an events calendar, weekly e-mail newsletters and more. Amy also works as a parent advocate, assisting families in crisis by providing them with parenting techniques, life skills and personal growth tools. She is the author of Real Steps to Enlightenment.
Visit her on the web at www.AmyGarcia.org and www.SpiritualAwarenessNetwork.org.
Ruth Gardner (1933-2010) is the author of The Truth About Graphology, Instant Handwriting Analysis, Celebrating the Crone, and Instant Handwriting Interpretor, all published by Llewellyn Worldwide. She was born on a South Dakota prairie farm and was educated in a one-room schoolhouse through the eighth grade. Later, she migrated to St. Paul to study nursing, and became an R.N. at age 20. In 1969 she began studying and eventually teaching, graphology.
Ms. Gardner had a BA in Human Services and was a consultant in areas of personal development, and was nationally accredited in biofeedback. She had also worked in a therapeutic massage clinic, instructing staff and clients in stress management.
In 1985 Ruth and her husband sold their home and purchased a 52-foot houseboat which they named Ra, after the Egyptian sun god. The Gardners moved aboard the houseboat and several months later cruised down the Mississippi, the Ohio, the Tennessee, the Tombigbee, and the inland on the Caloosahatchee River to Ft. Meyers, LaBelle, and Moore Haven (on Lake Okeechobee), Florida, living in each place a few months.
Ana Lora Garrard is a teacher, author, and dream expert with more than twenty-five years of experience in consulting, lecturing, and giving workshops on dream exploration. She lives in northern California with her two children. Visit her online at www.analora.com.
Ana Lora is the author of Your Dreams.
Bill Genaw is a contributor for The Golden Dawn Enochian Skrying Tarot.
Judy Genaw is a contributor for The Golden Dawn Enochian Skrying Tarot.
Llewellyn George self-published a number of small astrological pamphlets before he published his first bestseller, The Llewellyn Moon Sign Book and Gardening Guide, in 1906. In 1910 Llewellyn George published his astrology text, The A to Z Horoscope Maker and Delineator, which became a classic and is constantly revised and updated, firmly establishing Llewellyn Publications in the astrology community. George Llewellyn died in 1954.
Linda George (New Zealand) is an evolutionary astrologer and writer. She has worked in journalism and public relations, and studies holistic health, psychology, and spirituality. She is the author of Sun Signs & Soul Mates.
A specialist in divorce recovery for over twenty-five years, Michele Germain (California) is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and Marriage Family and Child Counselor. She is trained as a bio-energetic analyst and has appeared on television, radio, and print media. She is the author of The Jill Principle.
Bruce Gernon has made numerous appearances on documentaries featuring the Bermuda Triangle. He is an instrument-rated flight instructor and real estate broker, and has flown extensively in the Caribbean. Gernon has written about his experience for FATE Magazine and was featured on an NBC program on the Bermuda Triangle. He receives frequent e-mail inquiries from all over the world regarding his experience with 'electronic fog' - a never-before-published, experience-based theory on the Bermuda Triangle mystery. He is the co-author of The Fog.
Mitchell E. Gibson, M.D., (Arizona) is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, the American Board of Forensic Medicine, and the American Colleges of Forensic Examiners. He is the author of Signs of Mental Illness.
Originally from Cannes, France, wellness and energy coach Edwige Gilbert is the founder of New Life Directions in New York. She is certified in qigong, yoga, neuro-linguistic programming, fitness and aerobics, hypnotherapy, and counseling for substance abuse and alcoholism. In addition to her work with health clubs, hospitals, substance abuse centers, and individuals, Gilbert has designed stress management programs for Citibank, Verizon, and other corporations.
She has been featured in Allure, American Health, Women’s Sports and Fitness, the New York Daily News, and elsewhere. She is the author of The Fresh Start Promise.
Galen Gillotte has been a Solitary Wiccan for more than twenty years. She believes that it is important to honor her Hermit self, and seek silence, solitude, simplicity, and prayer as a way to follow the Goddess and the God, and to maintain balance in her hectic life.
She enjoys writing, reading fantasy and horror novels, creating original needlepoint art, playing the bowed psaltery, and collecting thimbles. Pre-Raphaelite art, Celtic music and the smell of fresh herbs feed her soul. Galen lives in southern California with her dog, Sophie.
She is the author of Book of Hours.
David Godwin is an expert on esoteric lore, magic, and the Cabala. A member of FATE Magazine's editorial staff for more than a decade, he holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Godwin is the author of several books, including Godwin's Cabalistic Encyclopedia. He is also the editor of True Ghosts 2. Visit Godwin and FATE Magazine online at http://www.fatemag.com.
Anson V. Gogh (Kentucky) has been helping wayward spirits cross over to the other side for more than ten years. She is the author of Wayward Spirits & Earthbound Souls.
Dr. Goldberg received his hypnosis training in 1975 from The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, which trains only licensed dentists, physicians, and psychologists in the use of hypnosis. He is a former president of both the Los Angeles Academy of Clinical Hypnosis and the Midatlantic Hypnotists Examining Council. Dr. Goldberg has been interviewed by Donahue, Oprah, Joan Rivers, CNN, CBS News and many other television and radio programs.
He is the author of Astral Voyages and New Age Hypnosis.
Migene Gonzalez-Wippler was born in Puerto Rico and has degrees in psychology and anthropology from the University of Puerto Rico and from Colombia University. She has worked as a science editor for the Interscience Division of John Wiley, the American Institute of Physics, and the American Museum of Natural History, and as an English editor for the United Nations in Vienna, where she lived for many years. She is a cultural anthropologist and lectures frequently at universities and other educational institutions.
She is the author of Book of Shadows, The Complete Book of Amulets & Talismans, The Complete Book of Spells, Ceremonies & Magic, Dreams and What They Mean to You, Kabbalah for the Modern World, Keys to the Kingdom, Santeria: The Religion, and What Happens After Death.
Tali Goodwin (England) is the marketing director of Tarot Professionals and co-founder of the Tarot Town social network. She maintains a popular tarot blog at TarotSpeakEasy.com.
Melba Goodwyn (Texas) is an experienced parapsychologist and shares her psychic impressions on ghost hunts with the Texarkana Paranormal Investigators. Blending clairvoyant wisdom with traditional psychology, she has provided spiritual counseling for over twenty-five years. She uses her knowledge of astrology, numerology, and divination to assist others and enhance their spirituality. Visit her online at www.myspace.com/authormelbagoodwyn. She is the author of Ghost Worlds and Chasing Graveyard Ghosts.
Sasha Graham teaches tarot classes and produces tarot events at New York City's premier cultural institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has appeared on film, television, radio, and in The Wall Street Journal. She resides in New York City. Visit her online at http://www.sashagraham.com.
Ember Grant (Missouri) has been collecting rocks and minerals for thirty years and practicing crystal magic for fifteen. Since 2003, she has contributed to Llewellyn’s Magical Almanac, Llewellyn’s Herbal Almanac, Llewellyn’s Spell-A-Day Almanac, and Llewellyn’s Witches’ Calendar. Her writing has also appeared in PanGaia, newWitch, and Circle magazine.
Jeffery Wolf Green is a world-renowned astrologer who has combined his deep spiritual insights with the vast experience gained by counseling over 16,000 clients into a significant new science called Evolutionary Astrology. Green's life experience is practically as wide as his vision. He saw service in Vietnam, spent two years in a Vedantic monastery, studied in a matriarchal temple in Nepal, and was initiated by a Navajo peyote master in the high desert of New Mexico. He has been an astrologer for over twenty years, has lectured throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Israel (including being a faculty member at most of the world's major astrological conferences), has hosted a radio show in Seattle, and has published numerous magazine articles in various countries. Green currently living in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and fellow astrologer Martina and his three children. He is the author of Pluto.
Deva Green (Oregon) has lectured at the Evolutionary Astrology Conference and the NORWAC conference, and currently runs the Jeffrey Wolf Green School of Evolutionary Astrology. She is the author of Evolutionary Astrology and is a contributor to Insights into Evolutionary Astrology.
John Michael Greer (Western Maryland) has been a student of occult traditions and the unexplained for more than thirty years. A Freemason, a student of geomancy and sacred geometry, and a widely read blogger. He is also the author of numerous books, including Monsters, The New Encyclopedia of the Occult, Atlantis, Encyclopedia of Natural Magic, Inside a Magical Lodge, The UFO Phenomenon, and Secrets of The Lost Symbol. He currently serves as the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA), a contemporary school of Druid nature spirituality. Greer has contributed articles to Renaissance Magazine, Golden Dawn Journal, Mezlim, New Moon Rising, Gnosis, and Alexandria.
Mary Greer is an author and teacher specializing in methods of self-exploration and transformation. A Grandmaster of the American Tarot Association, she is a member of numerous Tarot organizations, and is featured at Tarot conferences and symposia in the United States and abroad. Mary also has a wide following in the women's and pagan communities for her work in women's spirituality and magic. A Priestess-Hierophant in the Fellowship of Isis, she is the founder of the Iseum of Isis Aurea. Mary has studied and practiced Tarot and astrology for over 34 years. Her teaching experience includes eleven years at New College of California, as well as at many workshops, conferences, and classes. She is the founder and director of the learning center T.A.R.O.T. (Tools and Rites of Transformation). Her books include Tarot for Your Self: A Workbook for Personal Transformation (1984); Tarot Constellations: Patterns of Personal Destiny (1987); Tarot Mirrors: Reflections of Personal Meaning (1988); The Essence of Magic: Tarot, Ritual, and Aromatherapy (1993); Women of the Golden Dawn: Rebels and Priestesses (1995); and Aromatherapy: Healing for the Body and Soul (1998), with Kathi Keville, along with The Complete Book of Tarot Reversals, Understanding the Tarot Court (with Tom Little), and Mary K. Greer's 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card.
Judy Griffin, Ph.D., is a renowned teacher, counselor, author, and lecturer. She has traveled and researched indigenous cultures for 20 years to study their foods, herbs, and medicine. Judy has authored several books on nutrition, herbs, diet, organic gardening, aromatherapy, and flower essences. She is the author of Mother Nature's Herbal.
Marcus F. Griffin (Elkhart, IN) is an ordained Wiccan priest with well over twenty-nine years of experience and has been studying paranormal activity for nearly as long. A columnist for the popular website Ghostvillage.com, Griffin has served as a metaphysical and paranormal research consultant on documentary films, broadcast programs, and books.
Raven Grimassi is a Neo-Pagan scholar and award-winning author of over twelve books on Witchcraft, Wicca, and Neo-Paganism. He is a member of the American Folk Lore Society and is co-founder and co-director of the College of the Crossroads.
Raven's background includes training in the Rosicrucian Order as well as the study of the Kabbalah through the First Temple of Tifareth under Lady Sara Cunningham. His early magical career began in the late 1960s and involved the study of works by Franz Bardon, Eliphas Levi, William Barrett, Dion Fortune, William Gray, William Butler, and Israel Regardie.
Today Raven is the directing Elder of the tradition of Aridian Witchcraft, and together with his wife Stephanie Taylor he is developing a complete teaching system known as Ash, Birch and Willow. This system is the culmination of over 35 years of study and practice in the magical and spiritual traditions of the indigenous people of pre-Christian Europe.
He is the author of Italian Witchcraft, Crafting Wiccan Traditions, The Cauldron of Memory, Witchcraft: A Mystery Tradition, Spirit of the Witch, The Witch's Familiar, The Witches' Craft, Wiccan Magick, The Wiccan Mysteries, Beltane, Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft, and Hereditary Witchcraft. He is also the co-creator of The Hidden Path and The Well Worn Path.
Dorothy Guerra (Toronto, Canada) is a registered prenatal yoga teacher and a registered birth coach (doula). She owns two yoga studios, teaches the Yoga Birth Method to couples, and trains instructors and hospital staff in prenatal yoga across North America. She is also the director of the Yoga Network of Canada. In addition to hosting the Canadian television program Yoga Life, she frequently speaks at conferences organized by the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), Lamaze International, and the International Childbirth Association.
Rosemary Ellen Guiley is a leading expert on the paranormal, and is the author of more than 45 books and hundreds of articles on a wide range of topics. She conducts original field investigations of haunted and mysterious sites, and researches entity contact experiences and spirit communications. Her work has been featured in documentaries and docu-dramas on the History Channel, the Travel Channel, SyFy, the Discovery Channel, A&E, and Animal Planet, as well as independent productions. She is a frequent guest on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. Guiley is a consulting editor of FATE Magazine and a frequent lecturer across the country. She lives in Connecticut.
Per Henrik Gullfoss is Norway's most respected astrologer. Widely published in Europe, he is best known for his Norwegian bestseller Your Star Sign. He lectures throughout Scandinavia and runs Norway's only astrological school, which he also founded. See http://www.astrologiskolen.no for more info. He is the author of The Complete Book of Spiritual Astrology.
Joann Hampar's career in astrology began in 1983 when she was hired as a staff writer for American Astrology Magazine in New York City. In the years that followed she devoted much of her time to counseling private clients and writing freelance articles for AA and other magazines including Dell Horoscope, The Mountain Astrologer, Llewellyn's New Times, and AFA's Today's Astrologer. Her first book was published in 1993 by the American Federation of Astrologers and addressed a simplified method of reading one's birth chart.
Hampar studied at the American School of Astrology in New York City, and earned a Certificate in Horary and Electional Astrology from the Gilbert Navarro - Ivy Jacobson School in Horary and Electional Astrology. She is a member of the American Federation of Astrologers, Theosophical Society, Association for Research and Enlightenment and Asia Society.
She is the author of Astrology for Beginners and Electional Astrology.
Bente Hansen (Washington) is a healer, spiritual counselor, Reiki master, channeler, and ordained minister. She was a columnist for Australia's Conscious Living magazine and contributes to the Sedona Journal of Emergence. She has a background in education and has conducted numerous workshops and seminars. She is the author of The New World of Self-Healing.
Kenneth W. Harmon (Fort Collins, CO) was a finalist for the 2009 Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association Zola Award. His short fiction and other writings have appeared in several magazines.
Daniel Harms (Upstate New York) holds two masters’ degrees, one in anthropology and one in library and information science. His major area of research is magic from antiquity to the present, and he has been published in the Journal for the Academic Study of Magic and the Journal of Scholarly Publishing. Harms is also the author of two books on horror fiction and folklore. Visit him online at DanHarms.wordpress.com.
Jacine, a wife, mother, author, and certified yoga instructor, discovered yoga five years ago and hasn’t been the same since. Her profound connection with Yoga is illustrated throughout the pages of her book, The Beauty of Yoga. A fatal car accident led Harrington to Yoga and down the path of self-discovery. Jacine and her family were involved in a head-on collusion when a car travelling in the opposite direction turned into their path. Jacine’s family escaped injury, but the driver and passenger of the other car were killed. She suffered from whiplash and severe pain in her neck and upper back. It was this event that helped mold the mother of three children into becoming a certified yoga instructor and the author she is today. In the course of Jacine’s research, she found that most books on yoga touched on the subject of chakras, but none combined chakra work with yoga postures. Jacine, familiar with chakras, was convinced that chakra yoga was responsible for improving her overall life (emotionally, physically, and mentally), and then made the decision to write The Beauty of Yoga. As part of Jacine’s teaching she began to share her personal diaries with her classes while continuing to keep a diary her thoughts and experiences.
Mike Harris (North Wales) is a direct recipient of the branch of the Western Mystery Tradition that comes, via Dion Fortune and Gareth Knight, from the nineteenth century Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Gareth Knight was trained in the Society of the Inner Light, which was founded by Dion Fortune following her own Golden Dawn training. He founded his own Lodge (known outwardly as The Gareth Knight Group) in the early 1970s. Mike was one of the original members of that Lodge, which was later joined by Wendy Berg. Mike was also a member of the original Company of Hawkwood, that loose-knit but influential magical association that was convened and presided over by Knight in the early 1980s. Members of that Company came to comprise the foremost practitioners and commentators of the present generation of initiates of the Western Mystery Tradition, including Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki, R.J Stewart, Marion Green, and John and Caitlin Matthews amongst its number.
He is the co-author of Polarity Magic.
Graham Harvey teaches at The Open University, a distance learning higher education institution, offering courses at all degree levels. For more information about Graham, visit him on the web at: www.GrahamHarvey.org. He is a contributor to Pagan Visions for a Sustainable Future.
Richard Harvey (Granada, Spain) is a psychotherapist, author, and spiritual teacher with thirty-five years of experience. He is the founder-director of Therapy and Spirituality, a personal and spiritual growth center in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Spain. He has helped thousands of people find greater peace and fulfillment in their lives through workshops, courses, training, and private therapy practice.
Jean Harwig grew up telling fortunes with tarot cards and talking to dead relatives. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and Religious Studies and has worked as a social worker with the developmentally disabled for over twenty years. She has studied with Starhawk and Z Budapest and has had an audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Though her home will always be Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jean dedicates a large portion of her time to travel and has visited more than fifty countries.
Kathryn Harwig has been an intuitive since birth. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sociology and earned a Doctorate in Law from William Mitchell College of Law. After graduation, she spent many years working as a partner in a successful law firm before leaving to pursue her full-time career as a psychic, medium, speaker, and writer.
Kathryn is the author of eight books including The Return to Intuition, Your Life in the Palm of Your Hand, The Millennium Effect, The Intuitive Advantage, The Angel in the Big Pink Hat, and Palm Visions. She was a regular columnist for The Edge magazine for many years, is a regular guest on radio, and has appeared on A&E's The Unexplained and Court TV's Psychic Detectives. She has traveled to over ninety countries, and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit her online at Harwig.com.
Servet Hasan (California) was born into a psychically gifted family in Pakistan. A student of the mystic masters of the Far East, Hasan helps inspire others to attain their full potential through her television and radio appearances, live seminars, workshops, articles, and books. She is the author of Tune Him In, Turn Him On and The Intuitive Heart of Romance.
Elen Hawke is a practicing witch who lives in Oxford with her husband and a house full of animals. She also has two grown children. Elen is a photographer and illustrator, and has been doing professional astrology for 27 years and tarot reading for 10. She divides her time between healing and teaching witchcraft, meditation, and chakra work. She is Wiccan initiate in the Gardnerian tradition, a Circlework graduate from the House of the Goddess, and a member of the Pagan Federation. Elen is of Irish, Welsh, Anglo-Saxon, and Jewish ancestry. She remembers having psychic experiences since youth, and feeling an intense connection to the natural world. Her love for reading began early with her grandmother's books on natural history and Greek mythology. Elen has traveled through and lived in many other lands, including Iran, Afghanistan, and Brittany. She believes that this cultural exposure and appreciation made the transition to Paganism easier for her than many. She describes her spirituality as "eclectic," having explored Spiritualism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Druidry as well as Wicca. She has achieved both the Bardic and Ovate grades in the Druid path. Elen runs the email discussion group witchcraft_uk on behalf of the Children of Artemis. She is the author of The Sacred Round and co-editor of Spellcaster.
Peter Hazel began reading palms in a Gypsy tea room in Townsville, far North Queensland, Australia. A professional palm reader, he has taught medical palmistry at the South Australian College of Botanic Medicine and Natural Therapies, and palmistry at the Adelaide College of Botanical Medicine. Palaeontology, cartomancy, and watercolor painting are among his other interests. Books by Peter Hazel include Palmistry Quick & Easy (Llewellyn); The Complete Dice Oracles (Handmade Books Adelaide, 2001); The Gypsy Dice Oracle (Handmade Books Adelaide, 1994); and Consulting the Coins—A New Interpretation of the I Ching (Lothian Books, 1990).
Ross Heaven (United Kingdom) is the founder and director of the Four Gates Foundation, one of Europe’s leading organizations that offers courses and workshops in spiritual wisdom and Freedom Psychology. Heaven has worked and trained extensively in the shamanic, transpersonal, and psycho-spiritual traditions. An award-winning author, he and his work have been featured in national newspapers and on radio and television.
Celeste Rayne Heldstab (Monroe, LA) has over twenty-five years of experience creating oils and incense for companies and individuals. Since 2000, she has taught many workshops on how to utilize essential oils in magical applications, along with tarot reading and incense making. She follows an eclectic spiritual path that incorporates Native American beliefs and voodoo, and manages an online store that sells incense, oils, and other products.
Louise Helene (Illinois) is a second-generation psychic, who has conducted thousands of readings over thirty years. She is a featured psychic advisor with Keen.com.
Kay Hnrion (Florida) is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with more than 20 years experience in the nursing field. She currently works in a private practice and utilizes a holistic approach to healing. She is the author of Healing Alternatives for Beginners.
Dr. Jill Henry is an explorer, facilitator and advancer of understanding in the metaphysical and alternative healing fields. She conducts seminars, workshops, and lectures on energy healing, self-development and self-improvement, focusing on translating the new paradigm of energy medicine into comprehensible and practical terms for the general public and health care professionals. She is the author of Energy SourceBook.
Amy Herring (Shoreline, Washington) has been a consultant and teacher of astrology since 1995. A graduate of Steven Forrest's Evolutionary Astrology Apprenticeship program, her articles have appeared in various astrology publications, including Dell Horoscope. Amy is the author of Astrology of the Moon. Visit her online at www.heavenlytruth.com.
William W. Hewitt was a freelance writer, the author of eight books and several hypnosis audio tapes published by Llewellyn. He spent more than thirty years as a professional writer and editor in the computer, nuclear power and mining industries. He was a certified clinical hypnotheriapist and frequently lectured on hypnosis, mind power, self-improvement, metaphysics, and related subjects. He is the author of Hypnosis for Beginners, Psychic Development for Beginners, and Self Hypnosis for a Better Life.
Marta Hiatt, Ph.D., (California) holds a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Long Beach, California. She is the author of Mind Magic.
Sharlyn Hidalgo (Seattle, WA) has been a practicing astrologer, dream interpreter, and tarot reader for over twenty years. She teaches classes on the Egyptian Mysteries and the Celtic Tree Calendar, practices Alchemical Healing, and has worked as a psychotherapist in agencies and private practice. She is the author of The Healing Power of Trees. Visit her website www.alchemicalhealingarts.com and her blog at www.alchemicalhealingarts.blogspot.com.
Joyce and River have taught Paganism classes throughout the past decade. They have planned and organized local and national Pagan gatherings, written articles for Pagan publications, appeared on radio and television broadcasts, spoken at Christian and Unitarian churches, and attended interfaith councils. They also helped found the Council for Alternative Spiritual Traditions, which hosts public Pagan and alternative events in the Midwest. Joyce and River are the authors of ChristoPaganism, Pagan Spirituality, and Paganism.
Judith Hipskind has studied palmistry since 1967. She works as a professional palmist in Dallas, Texas, as well as conducts private research and teaches. She is the author of The Hand from A to Z.
Jari Holland Buck is an Organizational Consultant with more than 20 years experience in retail, wholesale, discount, high technology, manufacturing and service-related corporations. She specializes in leadership and organizational development, team-based interventions, employee involvement strategies in traditionally non-employee involved activities, executive coaching, career consultation and labor/management partnerships. She founded The Holland Group in 1986 and changed the name to Majestic Wolf Consulting in 2001 to reflect a shift in both personal and professional demeanor. During her corporate career she held positions in all departments and at all levels of organizations from sales clerk and the first ever female Management Trainee for Montgomery Ward to National Director of Training for Target Stores. As a consultant, her work has taken her to both traditional and creative clients, unionized and non-unionized environments and the public and private sector. She is the author of Hospital Stay Handbook.
P. Scott Hollander had studied and used the Tarot for more than 20 years. Over the years, she did numerous readings, both face to face and at long distance. She had also used the cards for counseling and some magical operations and had taught their use as meditation tools. (She felt that she has reached the level of The Star in her own studies.) A professional freelance writer, she wrote and published books, articles, and short stories for more than 25 years. She is the author of Tarot for Beginners.
Andrew Honigman (Minnesota) is a member FATE Magazine’s editorial staff. He has had editorial responsibility for the reader contribution departments of the magazine and he reads and evaluates submissions, communicates with contributors, and edits sections of the magazine. He has a long-time interest in comparative religion, philosophy, and mythology. He is the editor of True Ghosts and True Tales of Ghostly Encounters.
Ellen Evert Hopman (Massachusetts) has contributed to several Pagan journals and is a popular author of Druidry-related titles. A former teacher at the Grey School of Wizardry, Hopman has been active in American Druidism since 1984. She is a member of the Grey Council of Mages and Sages, co-founder and former co-chief of the Order of the Whiteoak (Ord na Darach Gile), a master herbalist, and a registered herbalist of the American Herbalists Guild.
Fiona Horne is a practicing Witch and author of several books on the Craft. A rock star in her native Australia, she became a popular spokesperson for Witchcraft in her native country, appearing on national television and radio. Fiona currently resides in Los Angeles, where she's working on her own television show. She is the author of L.A. Witch.
Siobhán Houston (Colorado) is the author of Invoking Mary Magdalene: Accessing the Wisdom of the Divine Feminine. Houston holds a master's degree from Harvard Divinity School and a doctorate in education from the Graduate Theological Foundation. Her writing has appeared in many periodicals, including Gnosis and Parabola. She is the co-author of Gnostic Healing.
Michael Howard (United Kingdom) is the editor of The Cauldron magazine. He has published more than thirty books on a variety of occult subjects, such as Witchcraft and magic, Celtic history, and Paganism. He is the author of Modern Wicca.
Melanie A. Howard (Hastings, MN) is a psychic, a tarot reader, and co-founder of the Hastings Blessings and Breathing Center, a teaching center for women that focuses on spiritual topics. She is the co-author of Psychic Tarot.
Shan-Tung Hsu (Seattle) is the founder of the Blue Mountain Feng Shui Institute and is a professional feng shui consultant. He earned a Ph.D. in natural resources from the University of Washington and has studied various Eastern disciplines including tai chi, qi gong, energy healing, and Buddhist and Taoist meditations. He is the author of The Yin & Yang of Love.
Kim Huggens has been studying Tarot since the age of 9, and is the co-author of Sol Invictus: The God Tarot (Schiffer Publications, 2007) and in-progress companion deck Pistis Sophia: The Goddess Tarot. She lives in Cardiff, UK, where she works as a veterinary receptionist part-time to fund her university studies in Ancient History. She moved to Cardiff in 2002 for her undergraduate degree in Philosophy, and also graduated with an MA in Religion in Late Antiquity from Cardiff University in 2007. Kim has given numerous talks and workshops on the subject of Tarot, divination, Paganism, and mythology in the UK, and regularly runs Tarot courses. She is a practicing Vodouisante and Thelemite, and a member of the OTO. She lives with her partner and cat, and in her spare time plays Call of Cthulhu, Dungeons and Dragons, writes short fiction, goes for walks in graveyards, and wishes she could translate Sumerian.
She is the author of Tarot 101.
Kristoffer Hughes (Wales) is currently the Head of the Anglesey Druid Order, a Mount Haemus Scholar, and an Ovate of the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids. He is a teacher, writer, workshop leader, and guest speaker at various Pagan conferences, camps, and festivals throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. He resides on the west coast of the Island of Anglesey.
He is the author of From the Cauldron Born.
From an early age, David Allen Hulse diligently studied the alphabets of the ancient world. As a child, David possessed a great affinity for the alphabets of Egypt, Phoenicia, and Greece.
In college, a reading of MacGregor Mathers' Kabbalah Unveiled opened up the Hebrew alphabet-number technique of Qabalistic research. After Hebrew, many other ancient languages were decoded and studied, including Sanskrit and Tibetan. In 1979, a discovery led to the need to capture the extent of all prior Quabalistic research into one great reference work. Research is still being carried out to discover new definitions for the number series as well as new magickal systems.
He is the author of The Eastern Mysteries and The Western Mysteries.
Lisa is an internationally known tarot artist whose work includes The Shapeshifter Tarot, the bestselling Celtic Dragon Tarot (Llewellyn), The Fairy Tale Tarot (Llewellyn), and Fantastical Creatures Tarot (US Games 2007), voted a top 10 tarot deck for 2007 by Aeclectic Tarot. She is the creator of the award-winning Animals Divine Tarot (Llewellyn 2005), earning her a 2006 COVR visionary award. Lisa is also the author of the fully-illustrated meditation book Celestial Goddesses (Llewellyn 2001). Lisa loves to read and has an impressive collection of books. She has spent her life studying and sketching fairy tales, myths, legends and other fascinating subjects that have driven her muse. She also holds an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis on Jungian Psychology/Art & Drawing. Lisa lives with her family in Florida. You can learn more about Lisa and her work by visiting her website at: www.lisahuntfairytale.com.
Victoria Hunt (California) has studied metaphysics and earth spirituality for over twelve years. A third level Reiki master and member of the British Druid Order, she teaches Celtic-based Earth-Centered Spirituality out of her studio Grove of the Red Hawk, and has organized and led Celtic celebrations and rituals. She is the author of Animal Omens.
Dr. J. Allen Hynek was a professor emeritus and chairman of the astronomy department at Northwestern University. Earlier, he was director of the Lundheimer Astronomical Research Center at Northwestern. He has written astronomy books and articles that have appeared in numerous science journals, as well as an astronomy column for Science Digest magazine. He was chief scientist for NASA's satellite tracking program, and for twenty years was the scientific consultant to the United States Air Force in the investigation of the UFO phenomenon. He is credited with coining the phrase "close encounters of the third kind" and was Steven Spielberg's technical consultant on the film of that name. Dr. Hynek died in April 1986. He is a co-author of Night Siege.
Mabel Iam is a recognized psychotherapist, advisor, and author. Eager to share her knowledge with others, this TV and radio personality is the author of numerous self-help books on topics ranging from astrology to sexuality. A trusted source for self-help advice in her native Argentina, Mabel is now making inroads in the U.S. Hispanic and English markets.
A sought-after speaker, Mabel teaches workshops and seminars on Alchemy, angel summoning, Eastern Tao techniques, Psycho-astrology, sexual magic, and Tantra. She is a regular guest on such television programs as Despierta America and De Mañanita, and writes regularly for prestigious international magazines. Her book, ¿Qué hay detrás de tu nombre?, won the 2003 Latino Literary Book Award for Best Self-help Book at Book Expo America.
Since 2002, Mabel has taken part in several of the major international book fairs held in the U.S. In January 2004 her book, El Amante Perfecto was released in English and Portuguese. Mabel's work has been mentioned in such magazines as Latina, Library Journal, and Penthouse, and she has also been featured in Miami's El Nuevo Herald and New York's El Diario/La Prensa newspapers.
Mabel is the author of Sex & The Erotic Lover.
Philip Imbrogno (Connecticut) is a recognized authority in the field of UFO research. He has been interviewed by The New York Times and Coast to Coast AM, has appeared on NBC's The Today Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show, and has been featured in documentaries on the History Channel, A&E, Lifetime, and HBO. Imbrogno worked closely with many top UFO investigators, including Dr. J. Allen Hynek and Bud Hopkins. He is a retired educator who spent thirty years teaching science.
Hwee-Yong Jang's (Korea) life-changing practice of energy work and gi led to an interest in clairvoyance, reincarnation, the spiritual world, and UFOs. The message of the earth's “Great Change” was communicated to him through channeling, dreams, and energy reading.
Christine Jette (pronounced Jetty) is a registered nurse and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. She is the Llewellyn author of Tarot Shadow Work, Tarot for the Healing Heart, Tarot for All Seasons, and Professional Tarot. Christine lives in the Cincinnati area with her husband and three cats.
Anne Jirsch (United Kingdom) is a psychic intuitive with an international following that includes heads of industry, politicians, and celebrities. She pioneered the revolutionary Etheric Energy Technique and conducts workshops and classes. Visit her online at www.annejirsch.com.
Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson, a devoted married couple, have been teaching Tantra together since 1999. Their approach combines traditional lineage-based Tantra with the best contemporary methods so that students can bring heightened awareness and expanded capacity for pleasure into all aspects of life. The authors are senior students of Dr. Jonn Mumford (Swami Anandakapila Saraswati), and have been named lineage holder of the OM Kara Kriya® system for the Americas and Europe. Sunyata, co-author of The Jewel in the Lotus, named Michaels his lineage holder in 2001. The two have also studied Bhakti Yoga with Bhagavan Das, and Tantra with Dr. Rudy Ballentine.
Michaels and Johnson have been featured on numerous television and radio programs, including appearances on Naked New York, Good Day Colorado, Afternoon Advice and Nightcalls on Playboy Radio, Go to Bed with Cosmo Radio, The Derek and Romaine Show, and NPR’s A Chef’s Table. Additionally, they and their work have appeared in Redbook, Latina, Jane, Cosmopolitan, The Village Voice, Metro, More, Rockstar, and Woman’s World, and have been quoted in the popular books The Complete Idiot's Guide to Tantric Sex and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Enhancing Sexual Desire. They have also contributed to various online and print publications, including Chronogram and Debonair, and regularly give sexuality and relationship advice at Dick-n-Jane.com.
Michaels is a graduate of New York University School of Law, a member of the New York State Bar Association, and holds master's degrees in American Studies from NYU and Yale. Johnson is a retired professional operatic soprano, who has performed with the New York City Opera, the Houston Grand Opera, and the Komische Oper Berlin. The authors are co-founders of the Pleasure Salon, a monthly gathering in New York City that brings together sex-positive people from a variety of communities.
They are the authors of Great Sex Made Simple, Tantra for Erotic Empowerment (a ForeWord Book of the Year finalist), and The Essence of Tantric Sexuality (all published by Llewellyn), and a meditation CD set, Ananda Nidra: Blissful Sleep (Projekt Records). Their two instructional DVDs, Tantric Massage for Lovers and Advance Tantric Sex Secrets, were produced by the Alexander Institute. They live in upstate New York.
For more information about the authors visit TantraPM.com.
Anodea Judith, Ph.D. is the founder and director of Sacred Centers, and a groundbreaking thinker, writer, and spiritual teacher. Her passion for the realization of untapped human potential matches her concern for humanity's impending crises--her fervent wish is that we "wake up in time." She holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in Psychology and Human Health, with lifelong studies of alternative medicine, yoga, mythology, history, sociology, systems theory, and mystic spirituality. She is considered the country's foremost experts on the combination of chakras and therapeutic issues and on the interpretation of the Chakra System for the Western lifestyle. She spends much of her time on the road teaching, with workshops and trainings offered across the US, Europe, and Central America.
Amber K is a third degree priestess of the Wiccan faith. She was initiated at the Temple of the Pagan Way in Chicago and served on the Council of Elders there. Her books on magick and the Craft have been widely circulated in the United States and Europe, and for nearly 25 years she has traveled across the US teaching the Craft. She has worked with Circle and the Re-Formed Congregation of the Goddess, and served as National First Officer of the Covenant of the Goddess for three terms. She is a founder of Our Lady of the Woods and the Ladywood Tradition of Wicca, and currently is Executive Director of Ardantane, a Wiccan/Pagan seminary is northern New Mexico.
She is the author of Coven Craft and True Magick and the co-author of How to Become a Witch, RitualCraft, Heart of Tarot, and Candlemas.
Azrael Arynn K is a third-degree Wiccan Priestess and High Priest of the Coven of Our Lady of the Woods, and has also held offices in the Covenant of the Goddess. She resides in New Mexico, where she is both Facilities Director and Dean of the School of Sacred Living at Ardantane Pagan Learning Center. She co-authors books on the Craft with Amber K (including Candlemas, How to Become a Witch, RitualCraft, and Heart of Tarot), and travels and teaches widely throughout the United States.
Anna K (Bergheim, Austria) devoted nearly ten years to crafting the Anna K Tarot, her debut divination deck. She was awarded a scholarship to attend the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in 2003 and has degrees in sociology and philosophy. Visit her online at AnnaK-tarot.at.
Raven Kaldera is a pagan priest, intersex transgender activist, parent, astrologer, musician, homesteader, and the author of Hermaphrodeities: The Transgender Spirituality Workbook (XLibris Press). He is the founder and leader of the Pagan Kingdom of Asphodel and the Asphodel Pagan Choir. He has been a neo-pagan since the age of 14, when he was converted by a "fam-trad" teen on a date. Since then, he's been through half a dozen traditions, including Gardnerian, Dianic, granola paganism, Umbanda, Heithnir, and the Peasant Tradition. He is currently happily married to artist and eco-experimentalist Bella Kaldera, and they have founded the Institute for Heritage Skills.
...'Tis an ill wind that blows no minds.'
Raven is the author of Pagan Polyamory and co-author of Handfasting & Wedding Rituals and The Urban Primitive.
Debra Lynne Katz is author of You Are Psychic: The Art of Clairvoyant Reading & Healing, Extraordinary Psychic: Proven Techniques To Master Your Psychic Abilities, and Freeing the Genie Within. As a talented clairvoyant/energy healer, she has assisted thousands of people.
She is the founder/director of The International School of Clairvoyance, which offers psychic boot camp trainings, ongoing classes, and distance personalized training programs to prospective psychics around the globe.
Debra holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work, a BA in psychology, and is a graduate of the Zaki Gordon Institute for Independent Filmmaking. She is a former Federal Probation Officer and was host of Sedona, Arizona’s popular television show The Psychic Explorer. She is also a director/screenwriter and an active member of ISEE (the Institute for Enlightening Entertainment). ebra has an identical twin sister named Amy who is also psychic. Debra resides in the Los Angeles area with her son Manny. For more information, visit Debra’s website: www.urpsychic.com
Marcus Katz (England) is a tarot teacher and the director of Tarot Professionals, the world’s largest professional tarot organization. He has studied and taught tarot for thirty years and has delivered more than ten thousand face-to-face readings. He is the co-founder of Tarot Town, the social network for tarot readers, with thousands of members worldwide.
Corrine Kenner specializes in bringing metaphysical subjects down to earth. Her work on the tarot is widely published, and her classes and workshops are perennial favorites among students in the Midwest. Corrine is a certified tarot master, and she holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from California State University, Long Beach.
Corrine is the author of Tall Dark Stranger, ,a href="http://www.llewellyn.com/product.php?ean=9780738709642&utm_source=encyclopedia&utm_medium=site&utm_campaign=encyclopedia">Simple Fortunetelling with Tarot Cards, Crystals for Beginners, Tarot for Writers, and is the co-editor of Strange But True. She was also the creator of Llewellyn's Tarot Calendar. She is a contributor to the 2005, 2006, and 2007 editions of the Llewellyn Tarot Reader. A former newspaper reporter and magazine editor, Kenner edited Llewellyn's popular Astrological Calendar, Daily Planetary Guide, and Sun Sign Book.
Corrine has lived in Brazil, Los Angeles, and the Twin Cities of Minnesota. She now lives in the Midwest with her husband Dan and her daughters Katherine, Emily, and Julia.
You can find her website at www.corrinekenner.com.
Raven Keyes (New York) has been named best Reiki Master in New York by New York Magazine and is a regular contributor to Reiki News and a previous contributor to Psychology Today. Her work with Dr. Oz, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, the NFL, and NBA have been featured in Vogue and W. She is the author of The Healing Power of Reiki.
Anysia Kiel is a lifelong medium and healer. She is the founder of the Soul-Centered Healing Method and the creator of Soul-Centered Healing LLC, a spiritual healing center, and holds an MFA in creative writing. Kiel lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children. Visit her online at AnysiaKiel.com.
Kenny Klein is a musician, performer, and lecturer who has been active in the Pagan community and on the Renaissance festival and folk music circuits for over twenty years. He has recorded numerous CDs of music and performs year round, currently playing in New Orleans with the band Darwin's Monkey Wrench, among others. He is the author of Fairy Tale Rituals and Through the Faerie Glass (both from Llewellyn), The Flowering Rod (Immanion), and his book of poetry and photography, Verses on Saint Marks Place (Siento Sordida). He is a regular contributor to The Green Egg. Visit him online at www.kennyklein.net.
Kathryn Klvana is an actress and writer. Her voiceover work includes documentaries for National Geographic Explorer, The Learning Channel, and the Discovery Channel. Kathryn teaches dowsing in the Washington, DC area, and has presented dowsing workshops at the American Society of Dowsers annual conventions. She lives in Kensington, MD. Visit her online at www.klvana.com.
Kathryn is the author of Intuition in an Instant.
Katalin Koda is a passionate explorer of earth stories, women's mysteries, and the mythic expression of our world. A practicing Vajrayana Buddhist, Koda also works with indigenous wisdom and shamanism in her healing practice. She is a visionary artist, poet, and dreamer, and has been teaching workshops on women's wisdom and spirituality, Reiki, shamanic journey, and chakra healing for over fifteen years. The author resides in Hawaii. Visit her website www.katalinkoda.com for more information.
Konstantinos is a recognized expert on occult, new age, and paranormal topics. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism and technical writing from New York Polytechnic Institute. He is a published author of articles and short fiction that have been featured in numerous publications, including Popular Electronics, The Spook, and FATE Magazine. Konstantinos is a popular lecturer on the paranormal at colleges and bookstores in the New York City area and he has appeared on CNBC's After Hours and The Ricki Lake Show.
A Dark Neopagan, Konstantinos has been researching the occult and practicing magick for over fifteen years. Born and raised in Long Island, New York, Konstantinos now devotes his time to writing, singing Gothic rock music, and exploring nocturnal life in New York City and around the country.
Konstantinos is also the author of Vampires: The Occult Truth, Summoning Spirits: The Art of Magical Evocation, Speak with the Dead: 7 Methods for Spirit Communication, Gothic Grimoire, Nocturnal Witchcraft, Nocturnicon: Calling Dark Forces and Powers, and Werewolves: The Occult Truth.
Donald Michael Kraig graduated from UCLA with a degree in philosophy. He has also studied public speaking and music (traditional and experimental) on the university level. After a decade of personal study and practice, he began ten years of teaching courses in the Southern California area on such topics as Kabalah, Tarot, Magic, Tantra, and Psychic Development. He has been a member of many spiritual and magical groups and is an initiated Tantric.
He is the author of Modern Magick, Modern Sex Magick, and Tarot & Magic.
Sandra Kynes is an explorer of Celtic history, myth, and magic, and is a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. Her curiosity has taken her to live in New York City, Europe, England, and New England. Spiritually, her inquisitiveness has led her to investigate the roots of Pagan belief and study ancient texts such as the Mabinogion. In addition to leading healing circles and women's rituals, she is yoga instructor, massage therapist, and Reiki practitioner. Sandra’s writings have been featured in Llewellyn's Magical Almanacs, Spell-A-Day Almanacs, and Witches' Calendars under the name Sedwyn. Her books include: Gemstone Feng Shui (2002), A Year of Ritual (2004), Whispers from the Woods (2006), Your Altar: Place of Meditation and Transformation (2007), Sea Magic (2008), and Change at Hand (2009).
Heather Alicia Lagan (Chilliwack, British Columbia) is a lifelong metaphysician and spiritual practitioner. She is a master Chaldean numerologist with over twenty years' experience, and she has used this system to conduct hundreds of readings for clients. Visit Lagan online at TheReadingRoom101.com.
Teresa Lally (South Shore, MA) is an acupuncturist, hypnotherapist, and Reiki practitioner. She has been a featured guest on radio and cable television, and has written articles, lectured, and facilitated workshops on table tipping and other healing topics.
Stephen Lancaster (Ocean Isle, SC) is a paranormal researcher who has been investigating ghosts since 1997. He is the producer of MonsterVisionTV, an independent paranormal investigation program with nearly two million views worldwide. In 2011, he began hosting the paranormal radio show "Shadowalker Radio" on Pararock TV. He is currently producing a television series based around his paranormal experiences. Stephen Lancaster has also appeared in two episodes of A&E Biography's My Ghost Story. Visit him online at StephenLancaster.com.
Janet Larkin holds a doctorate in Anthropology. Her interests include paranormal research, studies of consciousness, and quantum physics, in addition to traveling and gardening. She is the mother of two daughters and lives in Maine.
Stephanie Pui-Mun Law (Oakland, California) is a professional artist whose fantasy illustrations have been commissioned by various game and book publishers. Author and illustrator for the book Dreamscapes, her work also regularly appears in the magazines Realms of Fantasy, Cricket, and Cicada. Stephanie is the artist of Shadowscapes Tarot and Llewellyn's 2011 Astrological Calendar. Visit her online at www.shadowscapes.com.
Adrian Lee (Sauk Centre, MN) is both a historian and a paranormal investigator who founded the International Paranormal Society. As a former news correspondent for Darkness Radio, he reported on weird, bizarre, and paranormal happenings around the world. He is also a co-founder and lead writer for Ecto Magazine, a publication for paranormal investigators, and vice president of the Sauk Centre Area Historical Society in Minnesota. Originally from the East End of London, the author resides in Minnesota. He is the author of Mysterious Minnesota.
Aaron Leitch (Florida) has been a scholar and spiritual seeker for over a decade. His explorations have taken him into many fascinating areas of human spirituality, their history, and their modern practice. His writings (both in print and on the web) cover such varied fields as Middle Eastern Religion and Mythology, Shamanism, Neoplatonism, Hermeticism and Alchemy, Traditional Wicca and Neopaganism, The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Thelema, Angelology, Qabalah, Enochiana, Psychology and Consciousness Expansion, Cyberspace, and Modern Social Commentary.
Aaron is the author of Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires, The Angelical Language, Volume One, and The Angelical Language, Volume Two.
Margaret Ann Lembo (Boynton Beach, FL) is a spiritual practitioner and owner of The Crystal Garden, a spiritual center and gift shop. For more than twenty years, she has led workshops and classes around the country. Her audio CDs (guided meditations and more) are distributed nationally. She is also the president of the Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR). Visit her online at www.margaretannlembo.com.
Dr. Michael Lennox (Los Angeles, CA) is a practicing psychologist and one of the most respected and soughtafter dream interpreters in the US. He has appeared on SyFy, MTV, and many radio shows, and has published articles in Today's Woman, TV Guide, and other magazines. He is the author of Dream Sight.
Visit him online at www.michaellennox.com.
Rev. Donald Lewis-Highcorrell (Illinois) is First Priest and Paramount High Priest of the Correllian tradition. As Chancellor, he is responsible for the day-to-day running of the tradition. Rev. Lewis-Highcorrell is also a co-founder and officer of the Pagan Interfaith Embassy, serving as Pagan Interfaith Ambassador to the U.S. Over the years, he has edited several magazines, including The Round Table magazine. He has also co-hosted Chicago's The Witching Hour radio program and appeared regularly as a guest on the Telepathic Radio program.
Henry B. Lin (Seattle, Wash.) is a third generation master in the ancient Chinese art of face reading. He has been practicing face reading for more than two decades. His service is characterized by astonishing accuracy in the description of the past and the prediction of the future with regard to one’s personality, career, health, relations, family and wealth. He is the author of Chinese Health Care Secrets.
Al Link & Pala Copeland (Ottawa, Canada) have been leading retreats on sacred loving for ten years. As experts on the subject of sexuality and Tantra, they have appeared on radio and television and have contributed to many publications, such as Ladies Home Journal, Redbook, Body and Soul, and the Wall Street Journal. They are the authors of 28 Days to Ecstasy for Couples.
Deborah Lipp was initiated into a traditional Gardnerian coven of Witches in 1981, became a High Priestess in 1986, and has been teaching Wicca and running Pagan circles ever since. She has appeared in various media discussing Wicca, including the A&E documentary Ancient Mysteries: Witchcraft in America, on MSNBC, in The New York Times, and in many smaller TV and print sources.
Deborah has been published in many Pagan publications, including The Llewellyn Magical Almanac, Pangaia, Green Egg, The Druid's Progress, Converging Paths, and The Hidden Path, as well as Mothering Magazine. She has lectured at numerous Pagan festivals on a variety of topics.
Deborah is a technical writer with a variety of skills. She lives in Rockland County, NY, with her son, Arthur, who tap dances, and two cats. Deborah reads and teaches Tarot, designs wire-and-bead jewelry, solves and designs puzzles, watches old movies, hand-paints furniture, and dabbles in numerous handcrafts.
Deborah is the author of The Elements of Ritual, The Way of Four, and The Way of Four Spellbook.
John J. Liptak, Ed.D., (Virginia) is an internationally recognized author and lecturer whose books and assessment instruments have sold millions of copies. Liptak has been interviewed by MSNBC and CNNRadio, and his work has been featured on MSN.com. He is the author of 2012: Catalyst for Your Spiritual Awakening. Visit him online at www.johnliptakjr.com.
Tom Tadfor Little is a health physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He holds a PhD in astronomy from New Mexico State University and has previously worked as a university professor and a technical writer. He is a Wiccan priest and teacher, and dean of the School of Magickal Arts at Ardantane (http://www.ardantane.org). He has used the tarot as his primary spiritual tool for a number of years, and has a strong interest in tarot history and antique decks. He has contributed to the Internet tarot community, and has created extensive online resources for tarot enthusiasts, including The Hermitage (a tarot history site, (http://www.crosswinds.net/~hermit) and Tarot at Telperion Productions (http://www.telp.com/tarot). He co-authored and edited the Tarot History Information sheet. Tom lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his 8-year-old daughter Anne-Marie.
Tom is the co-author of Understanding the Tarot Court.
For more than twenty-five years, Jodi Livon (Minnesota) has used her psychic skills professionally. An intuitive coach for the business sector, she also offers readings for individuals and leads workshops on developing psychic intuition.
Jodi is the author of The Happy Medium. Watch her on Twin Cities Live, every Tuesday at 3 pm CST.
Llewellyn Publications has grown and expanded into new areas of personal growth and transformation since it began as the Portland School of Astrology in 1901. Along with the strong line of astrology books the company was founded upon, Llewellyn publishes books on everything from alternative health and healing, Wicca and Paganism, to metaphysics and the paranormal-and since 1994 has published a growing list of Spanish-language titles.
Llewellyn has long been know as one of America's leading publishers of New Age books, producing a wide variety of valuable tools for transformation of the mind, body and spirit. Reach for the Moon-and discover that self-help and spiritual growth is what Llewellyn is all about.
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Anthony Louis (Conn.) is a physician and psychiatrist. Astrology has been his avocation for more than 30 years. He has lectured internationally on horary astrology and has published numerous articles in magazines such as American Astrology, The Mountain Astrologer and The Horary Practitioner. Anthony is the author of Horary Astrology Plain & Simple and Tarot Plain and Simple.
Lupa (Portland, OR) is a neoshaman, artist, and sustainability geek. She has been working with animal magic in various forms since the 1990s and has developed a self-created and spirit-directed neoshamanic path. She possesses a Master’s degree in counseling psychology with an emphasis on ecopsychology. Visit her online at TheGreenWolf.com.
Chantel Lysette is an angel intuitive who has read for hundreds of clients and is the creator and host of "The Angel Gallery," a lecture/reading series. She is also a double certified Master of Usui Reiki, a form of intuitive energy healing. Lysette has appeared on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, Darkness Radio with David Schrader, and other popular radio programs. Visit her online at ChantelLysette.com. Lysette lives near Detroit, Michigan.
Robert MacGregor is a New York Times best-selling author of seventeen novels and seven published non-fiction books in the New Age field. His novel The Prophecy Rock won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for mystery writing. He has worked with George Lucas, Peter Benchley, and Billy Dee Williams, and has been the subject of many articles. MacGregor also has researched anomalous phenomena for many of his books, including seven Indiana Jones sagas and two remote viewing novels. He resides in sourthern Florida. He is the co-author of The Fog.
Alferian Gwydion MacLir is a Druid Companion of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, a traditional British Druid order. He is Chief Druid of Geal-Darach Grove (O.B.O.D.) in Minneapolis, and a 32nd degree Freemason. In 2001, he created Bard Woodcrafts, which rapidly became one of the leading shops for handmade wands. He resides in Minneapolis, MN. Visit him online at http://www.bardwood.com.
Scott MacMillan (Nova Scotia) has been a competitive athlete for thirty years. He is a martial arts instructor and holds Black Belts in Judo and Karate. He has an MBA and is a lecturer in the Management Department at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Scott is the author of The Big Game.
Kristin Madden is an author and mother, as well as an environmental chemist and wildlife rehabilitator. She is the Director of Ardantane's School of Shamanic Studies. A Druid and tutor in the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids, Kristin is also a member of the Druid College of Healing and is on the Board of Silver Moon Health Services. She has been a freelance writer and editor since 1995. Her work has appeared in Whole Life Times, PARABOLA, and many other publications. Kristin is the author of five books, including Mabon: Celebrating the Autumn Equinox and The Book of Shamanic Healing.
Kristin was raised in a shamanic home and has had ongoing experience with Eastern and Western mystic paths since 1972. Over more than a decade, she has offered a variety of shamanic and general metaphysical workshops across the United States. Kristin is active in both pagan parenting and pagan homeschooling communities locally and globally. She also served on a Master's Degree thesis committee for a program on the use of visual imagery and parapsychology in therapy with ADD/ADHD children.
Tau Malachi's (Malachi eben Ha-Elijah's) spiritual journey began when he met the acquaintance of a Tau of the Sophian Tradition of Gnostic Christianity, Tau Elijah ben Miriam. He received the oral tradition of Sophian Gnosticism from Tau Elijah, and has been a student and practitioner of Gnostic Christianity for over thirty-five years. In 1983 he founded Sophia Fellowship as an expression of the tradition, and has been teaching and initiating others into Christian Gnosticism, Rosicrucian Philosophy and Christian Kabbalah since that time. He is an initiate of Ordo Sanctus Gnosis and serves as an Elder and Tau within the Sophian lineage.
Tau Malachi is also a Chevalier (a dubbed Knight) in the International Order of Chivalric Companions, a Martinist, and is an ordained and consecrated Independent Bishop. He is co-founder of The Gnostic Apostolic Church of Sophia and is among the leading exponents of Christian Gnosticism and Kabbalah in our times.
Along with his exploration of the Western Mystery Tradition, he has studied extensively in several Eastern Traditions, such as Vajrayana Buddhism and Vedanta, and he also studied within a Middle Eastern Tradition of Sufism, as well as becoming involved in Native American Shamanism, though Gnostic Christianity has always been his heart's path.
He is the author of Gnosis of the Cosmic Christ, The Gnostic Gospel of St. Thomas, Living Gnosis, and St. Mary Magdalene. He is also the co-author of Gnostic Healing.
Ray T. Malbrough was born in New Orleans and was raised in the "Pays des Cajuns" Region of southeastern Louisiana. He learned the basics of hoodoo in his early teens with the permission and encouragement of his mother. At age 19, he started working in a New Orleans tearoom as a reader/advisor, and has since earned a good reputation as a Hoodoo worker all over the region surrounding his hometown of Houma. He is a 1982 graduate of the Seax-Wica Seminary founded and directed by Dr. Raymond Buckland. The author is active in the parapsychology Association in Thibodeaux, Louisiana. Today, Ray is a full time reader/advisor and hoodoo worker in his home in Houma.
Jan A. Malique (United Kingdom) is a scholar and writer whose lifelong passion is ancient Egypt. For over twenty-five years, she has also practiced healing methods, magic, and mysticism. She is the co-author of Pathworking with the Egyptian Gods.
Marguerite Manning is a freelance author, professional astrologer and founder of Cosmic Connections, a personal enlightenment and astrological counseling service in the Washington, DC Metro area. Over the past 15 years, her articles have appeared in Mountain Astrologer, the Llewellyn Journal, Reverse Spins, and New Worlds. In addition to conducting group workshops throughout the US called "Therapy For The Soul," she has appeared on many radio programs to discuss her breakthrough astrological concept: "the soul's contract with the universe."
Catch Marguerite's radio program "Therapy For The Soul" every other Wednesday night at 7 p.m. ET. With Marguerite addressing and explaining a different karmic aspect of the birth chart in each episode,"Therapy for the Soul" is the one astrological program you won't want to miss. So tune in and become a part of the spiritual discussion by participating in the chatroom or calling in with a question on the day's karmic topic and let Marguerite help you address the part of your soul's past that keeps you from stepping into your future. Marguerite is the author of Cosmic Karma.
Ioannis Marathakis (Athens, Greece) was born in Greece. He studied Theology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, attending classes concerning the history of religion, history of philosophy, ancient Greek, Latin and Hebrew language, as well as Byzantine literature and palaeography. He is the author of a history of Solomonic literature, Anazetontas ten Kleida tou Solomonta (Searching for the Key of Solomon, 2007).
Ciro Marchetti (Florida) is an award-winning artist from the United Kingdom. He studied art in London, followed by a career working in Europe and South America before settling in the United States where he opened a design agency in Miami. In addition to managing his company, Ciro also gives workshops and lectures on digital digital imagery and illustration at the Fort Lauderdale Art Institute, and continues to create his own visionary art. He is the creator of Easy Tarot, Gilded Tarot, and Legacy of the Divine Tarot.
Rose Marcus (Vancouver, British Columbia), a certified astrology professional, is the director for the Canadian School of Evolutionary Astrology and has written forecasts for numerous publications and projects. She also hosts her own TV show, AstroLink. She is the author of Insights into Evolutionary Astrology. Visit her online at www.rosemarcus.com.
Melanie Marquis is a lifelong practitioner of magick, the founder of the United Witches global coven, and the organizer of Denver Pagans. She is a writer who has written for the American Tarot Association, Llewellyn's almanacs and datebooks, and national and international Pagan publications (including Circle and Pentacle Magazine). She resides in Colorado. Melanie is the author of The Witch's Bag of Tricks.
Visit her online at http://www.melaniemarquis.com.
Judith Marshall (St. Petersburg, FL) has a BA in history, an MA in linguistics, and a lifelong passion for the paranormal. Her personal encounters with the spirit world sparked more than twenty-five years of research into spiritual metaphysics. Visit her online at www.judithmarshallauthor.com.
Joseph Ernest Martin (California) has been a professional Tarot reader for more than fifteen years. He is also a professional artist and art director, with more than sixty-three design awards. He is the creator of the Quest Tarot.
Hailing from a family of gemologists and gem cutters, Henry M. Mason (Florida) is a gemologist, lapidary, gem cutter, and amateur mineralogist. He is certified by the Gemological Institute of America and holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Science from the USAF Academy. Henry is the author The Seven Secrets of Crystal Talismans.
Paul Mason is an English Pagan artist, photographer, and illustrator best known for his stunning photomontage images and book jacket designs. He has worked previously with Anna Franklin as illustrator of The Sacred Circle Tarot. Mason lives in the English Midlands.
Professional astrologer Anne Massey (British Columbia, Canada) writes a weekly horoscope column and maintains an active website, astrologicallyspeaking.com. Her articles and columns have been translated into three languages. Founder of the Valley Astrological Guild, she currently serves as its president. She is also the vice president (for Canada) of the International Society for Astrological Research. Anne is the author of Venus.
When Patrick Mathews started seeing dead relatives as a child, he had no idea that it would eventually lead to his life's work. Through his gift of mediumship, Patrick has helped many people connect with their loved ones who have passed over to the other side. The healing and spiritual rewards received by those who have consulted Patrick are immeasurable.
Don McBroom (Tucson, AZ) is a Master’s Certified Professional Psychological Astrologer with a profound respect for the individual potential represented within every natal chart. In addition to in-person and telephone consultations, he also offers workshops and weekly astrology classes at his office, Personal Astrological Consultations, in Tucson. His Web site, www.donmc.com features monthly articles with complete archives. Don is the author of Midpoints.
Born in 1944 in rural New Albany, Indiana, (Margaret) Kathleen McCutcheon was the second youngest of seven children living on a small farm near Louisville, Kentucky.
Kathleen McConnell, as she is now known, has extensive experience in the clerical and administrative arts, and is a Certified Professional Secretary. She loves the excitement of being part of the business world, and has served as an executive secretary to three different presidents or general managers of large corporations.
For as long as she can remember she has believed that there are many things that cannot be seen or explained. But only since the experience written about in Don't Call Them Ghosts has she believed in spirits. McConnell is quick to point out that there is a distinct difference between a spirit and a ghost.
In 1971, the author and her family moved into the historic home known as the Fontaine Manse. As depicted in the book, she and her family lived in this house for five years and their extraordinary experience forever changed McConnell's life.
Today Kathleen McConnell lives in Louisville with her husband, George, and their five children.
Edain became a self-initiated Witch in 1981 and has been an active part of the Pagan community since her formal initiation into a large San Antonio coven in 1983. Edain has researched alternative spiritualities since her teens, when she was first introduced to Kaballah, or Jewish mysticism. Since that time, she has studied a variety of magickal paths including Celtic, Appalachian folk magick, and Curanderismo, a Mexican-American folk tradition. Today, Edain is part of the Wittan Irish Pagan tradition, where she is a priestess of Brighid and an elder.
An alumnus of the University of Texas with a BA in history, she is affiliated with several professional writer's organizations and occasionally presents workshops on magickal topics or works individually with students who wish to study Witchcraft.
This former woodwind player for the Lynchburg (VA) Symphony claims both the infamous feuding McCoy family of Kentucky and Sir Roger Williams, the seventeeth-century religious dissenter, as branches on her ethnically diverse family tree. In her "real life," Edain works as a licensed stockbroker.
Edain is the author of fifteen books, including Advanced Witchcraft, Astral Projection for Beginners, Celtic Myth & Magic, Enchantments, If You Want to Be a Witch, Sabbats, Spellworking for Covens, The Witch's Coven, and A Witch's Guide to Faery Folk.
After purchasing his first Tarot deck in 1973, Mark McElroy began terrorizing other neighborhood nine-year-olds with dire and dramatic predictions.Today, he calls Tarot "the ultimate visual brainstorming tool," and shares techniques designed to help others ask better questions, see more options, and achieve their goals.
He is the author of Putting the Tarot to Work, Taking the Tarot to Heart, What's in the Cards for You?, I Ching for Beginners, and Lucid Dreaming for Beginners (all Llewellyn). He is also the author of The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Tarot (Que).
Mark holds a B.A. and M.A. in creative writing and composition from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has more than two decades of experience as a public speaker and corporate trainer. He has written, produced, and hosted classroom, video, and online training for some of America's biggest companies, including SkyTel, MCI, Office Depot, Staples, and many others. Today, he works as a writer, voice actor, and creativity consultant; samples of his work are available at www.madebymark.com and www.tarottools.com.
Mark lives and writes in Georiga, where he shares a home with his partner, Clyde, and two cats, Tiger and Lilly.
Phoenix McFarland (British Colombia, Canada) describes herself as "an irreverent Wiccan Priestess." Ms. McFarland has had many articles and poems published in Pagan publications, including the column "Rainforest Echoes" in Hole in the Stone Wiccan Journal. She also leads workshops at Pagan festivals. Phoenix is the author of The New Book of Magical Names.
Shawn MacKenzie (North Bennington, VT) had her first Dragon encounter when she was four years old, when she happened upon an a copy of The Dragon Green by J. Bissell-Thomas. A sci-fi/fantasy writer, she is an avid student of myth, religion, philosophy, and animals real, imaginary, large, and small.
Alexis McQuillan (Pacific Northwest) is a paranormal consultant, researcher, and author. She’s been actively involved in the paranormal community for over twenty years.
Karen Mehringer (Boulder, CO) is a psychotherapist with a master's degree in marriage and family therapy, special training in energy transformation, and over ten years of personal development experience. She owns Creative Transformations, where she helps clients fulfill their dreams. With a cabin in the mountains and a sailboat on the ocean, Karen and her husband are living their own dreams. Karen is the author of Sail Into Your Dreams.
Elaine Mercado is a wife and mother of two daughters, registered nurse, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and entrepreneur. She holds a license as an LPN and as a registered nurse. Mercado has worked in the health care field for over nine years as a medical-surgical registered nurse and registered nurse in Brooklyn, New York’s Coney Island hospital emergency room.
During her tenure as an emergency room nurse, Mercado developed an interest in the psychological aspects of patient care and thus, began studying the mind, body, and spirit connection. At the same time, Mercado began to focus on paranormal phenomena. For over fifteen years, she has studied and attended numerous lectures and workshops on types of hauntings and the current theories behind them. Mercado, a locally published writer, has also written for The Brooklyn Baron and The Nursing Spectrum.
She is an American Heart Association Certified CPR Instructor, and operates a business with her second husband called Learning For Life, offering CPR training to hospital and hotel personnel. Mercado still lives in Graves End with her family.
Elaine is the author of Grave's End.
Brian Mercer (Washington state) has been interested in metaphysical pursuits for as long as he can remember. He is an information technology professional and part time novelist. In addition to the website listed below, he also hosts http://www.kaladrious.com/. Brian is the co-author of Mastering Astral Projection and Mastering Astral Projection CD Companion.
Jane Meredith (Australia) is a writer and a priestess of the Goddess who presents her workshops and rituals internationally. She is the author of Aphrodite's Magic and Journey to the Dark Goddess (John Hunt Publishing). Jane is a frequent guest at the Glastonbury Goddess Conference and Australian Goddess Conference and has been running Wheel of the Year Rituals for more than fifteen years.
Ann Merivale (United Kingdom) is a highly trained regression therapist who studied with renowned Jungian psychoanalyst Dr. Roger Woolger and has been practicing professionally since 1998. She is the author of Souls United.
Fred H. Meyer, M.D. is a retired physician with nearly four decades of experience in Buddhist practice and study, and has been a student of Chogyam Trungpa and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He is a founding member of the Fort Collins Shambhala Center and the Chogyam Trungpa Center, where he has taught in residence for the past decade. He lives in Fort Collins, Colo. Visit him online at FredHMeyerMD.com.
He is the author of Don't Give Up Until You Do.
Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson, a devoted married couple, have been teaching Tantra together since 1999. Their approach combines traditional lineage-based Tantra with the best contemporary methods so that students can bring heightened awareness and expanded capacity for pleasure into all aspects of life. The authors are senior students of Dr. Jonn Mumford (Swami Anandakapila Saraswati), and have been named lineage holder of the OM Kara Kriya® system for the Americas and Europe. Sunyata, co-author of The Jewel in the Lotus, named Michaels his lineage holder in 2001. The two have also studied Bhakti Yoga with Bhagavan Das, and Tantra with Dr. Rudy Ballentine.
Michaels and Johnson have been featured on numerous television and radio programs, including appearances on Naked New York, Good Day Colorado, Afternoon Advice and Nightcalls on Playboy Radio, Go to Bed with Cosmo Radio, The Derek and Romaine Show, and NPR’s A Chef’s Table. Additionally, they and their work have appeared in Redbook, Latina, Jane, Cosmopolitan, The Village Voice, Metro, More, Rockstar, and Woman’s World, and have been quoted in the popular books The Complete Idiot's Guide to Tantric Sex and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Enhancing Sexual Desire. They have also contributed to various online and print publications, including Chronogram and Debonair, and regularly give sexuality and relationship advice at Dick-n-Jane.com.
Michaels is a graduate of New York University School of Law, a member of the New York State Bar Association, and holds master's degrees in American Studies from NYU and Yale. Johnson is a retired professional operatic soprano, who has performed with the New York City Opera, the Houston Grand Opera, and the Komische Oper Berlin. The authors are co-founders of the Pleasure Salon, a monthly gathering in New York City that brings together sex-positive people from a variety of communities.
They are the authors of Great Sex Made Simple, Tantra for Erotic Empowerment (a ForeWord Book of the Year finalist), and The Essence of Tantric Sexuality (all published by Llewellyn), and a meditation CD set, Ananda Nidra: Blissful Sleep (Projekt Records). Their two instructional DVDs, Tantric Massage for Lovers and Advance Tantric Sex Secrets, were produced by the Alexander Institute. They live in upstate New York.
For more information about the authors visit TantraPM.com.
Teresa Michelsen is a tarot reader and instructor with more than 25 years of experience. She is well-known on the tarot e-mail lists under her reading name of Thrysse, and has published many articles on tarot on the worldwide web and in ATA publications. Teresa teaches online tarot courses for beginning and intermediate readers, and has published her first book, Designing your Own Tarot Spreads, in 2002. Her award-winning tarot website, www.tarotmoon.com, is a favorite destination of tarot readers who come for her lessons and articles on tarot, her examples of completed tarot readings, and beautifully laid-out pages on tarot cards and readings. Teresa lives near Seattle, Washington, and in addition to her tarot work, has home-based businesses in environmental consulting and mediation. She is the author of The Complete Tarot Reader.
Jeff Migdow, M.D. (Massachusetts) maintains a holistic medical practice and has over 30 years of experience practicing yoga. The former director of the Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training Program, he writes about and teaches yoga, holistic health, and medicine. He is the co-author of Goddess to the Core.
Craig Miller entered magazine publishing in 1986, and has written and edited magazines for industries including professional photography, veterinary medicine, marketing, and recreation. He is also a talented artist whose ink and watercolor illustrations have been published around the world. He is a co-author of Strange But True.
Luis Minero (Culver City, CA) graduated with honors in chemistry from Florida International University. He taught courses on OBEs, paranormal phenomena, and spiritual growth at Miami-Dade College from 1997 to 2002. He was the Director of the Florida International Academy of Consciousness (IAC) from 1999 to 2001, and has been the Executive Director of the IAC California center since 2003. He is currently the Administrative Director of the IAC globally. Visit him online at IACWorld.org.
Minero is the author of Demystifiying the Out-of-Body Experience.
Debra Moffitt is an author and teacher who leads workshops on writing and spirituality in the United States and Europe. She is a faculty member of the Sophia Institute, the Esalen Institute,and an executive counsel member of the Wellness and Writing Connections Conference in Atlanta. Her writings on spiritual practices appear in publications around the world. She resides in North Carolina. Visit her online at http://www.debramoffitt.com.
One of the leaders of the contemporary earth spirituality movement, Patricia Monaghan (1946 - 2012) had spent more than twenty years researching and writing about alternative visions of the earth. Raised in Alaska, where much of her family still lives, she considered herself blessed to have learned the ecology of the taiga, the subarctic forest, in her youth. She was a writer and reporter on science and energy-related issues before turning her attention to the impact of mythic structures on our everyday lives.
The worldwide vision of the earth as feminine—as a goddess, called Gaia by the Greeks—led her to recognize the connection between ecological damage and the oppression of the feminine in Western society. Much of her work since that time had explored the question of the role of feminine power in our world, in an inclusive and multicultural way.
An avid traveler, Patricia had researched earth spirituality and goddess worship on three continents, and traveled widely in Europe, especially in Ireland. She held dual US/Irish citizenship and edited two anthologies of contemporary Irish-American writing.
Patricia was member of the resident faculty at DePaul University's School for New Learning in Chicago, where she taught science and literature. She passed from this world in November 2012 and is survived by her husband, Dr Michael McDermott.
Douglas Monroe has been involved in practical Earth magick since his first apprenticeship at age 10. As a boy , he studied classical Magic under the guidance of Israel Regardie, and has studied and taught in the United States, in Britain, and in Argentina. He is founder of the New Forest Centre for Magickal Studies and has made many excursions to Celtic Britain to collect original materials on Druidism and Arthurian Lore. His Method of teaching - here seemingly presented as tales of magic and adventure - has many precedents in the Wisdom Teachings of the East and West, but most truly in the Druidic Tradition that he has followed, and of which he is a foremost exponent.
Douglas is the author of The 21 Lessons of Merlyn and The Lost Books of Merlyn.
The tarot has been a part of Barbara Moore's personal and professional lives for over a decade. She is a Certified Tarot Reader through the American Tarot Association and has spoken at tarot conferences around the United States. Barbara's articles on the tarot have appeared in several tarot publications and in Llewellyn Publications' New Worlds of Body, Mind & Spirit magazine. She has also sat on the Tarot Journal editorial board. Barbara's own education in the tarot has been—and continues to be—broad and enlightening. She has studied under renowned tarot scholars Mary K. Greer and Rachel Pollack, and she has taught the tarot to all manner of would-be tarot readers.
Barbara enjoys the challenge of giving a voice to tarot cards and oracle decks. She has had the good fortune to write books for several decks, including A Guide to Mystic Faerie Tarot, The Gilded Tarot Companion, Enchanted Oracle, and The Mystic Dreamer Tarot. She is also the author of Tarot for Beginners and What Tarot Can Do For You.
Alice Rose Morgan has been giving readings, using a plain deck of poker cards, for over thirty years. The seventy-one-year old grandmother has a vast, nationwide clientele and enjoys answering their questions with help from her "spooks." She is the author of Calls to Mystic Alice.
Originally from Texas, Dorothy Morrison now lives the magical life in Maine with her family. Dorothy is a member of the Pagan Poet’s Society and a charter member of M.A.G.I.C., a magical writer’s and artist’s organization. Dorothy is a Wiccan High Priestess of the Georgian Tradition, and has been an avid practitioner of the ancient arts for more than twenty years. She founded the Coven of the Crystal Garden in 1986, and spent many years teaching the Craft of Wicca to students both in the United States and in Australia.
A former state championship archer and bow hunter, Dorothy’s current interests include Tarot work, magical herbalism, stonework, and computer networking.
Dorothy’s work has been published in many journals and magazines, including Circle Network News, SageWoman, and Crone Chronicles. She is the author of the acclaimed Everyday Magic, Yule, The Craft, Everyday Moon Magic, and Everyday Sun Magic, among other works.
Lesley Morrison (Vancouver, Canada) has studied animals within religious, spiritual, and multicultural frameworks for over fifteen years. She is also an avid bird watcher and wildlife rescuer.
When she was ten years old, Morwyn resolved to devote her life to developing her psychic potential. She has since developed these abilities, and now teaches others to do the same. She is also a Wiccan priestess and ceremonial magician.
Morwyn holds a Ph.D. in Luso-Brazilian Studies and received a Fulbright Dissertation Research Fellowship to Brazil. Her book Magic from Brazil: Recipes, Spells, and Rituals (Llewellyn, September 2001) chronicles those experiences. She has lived in Mexico, Brazil, England, Scotland, Wales, Portugal, Spain, and Italy, speaks five languages, and has studied esoteric traditions in those lands. She is the author of The Complete Book of Psychic Arts: Divination Practices from Around the World, which is a compilation of her vast experience.
Under the name Doña Carolina de Silva, she is co-authoring a series of 16 books in Spanish on Wicca and Magick within a fictional framework. La Esencia de la Aromaterapia and El Fuego Angelical are the first two titles in this series. She has also written five books on Witchcraft to date.
In addition, Morwyn writes mystery novels under the pseudonym C.R. Blackmore and is President of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Sisters in Crime.
Ann Moura has been a practitioner of Green Witchcraft for over forty years. She holds both a B.A. and an M.A. in History. Moura lives in Florida where she runs her own metaphysical store, presents public rituals, and teaches classes on the Craft. Visit her online at www.annmourasgarden.com or at www.lunasolesoterica.com.
Nancy Mramor (Pennsylvania) is a licensed psychologist specializing in holistic psychology. Her unique spiritual fitness program is based upon twenty-nine years of professional experience. Dr. Mramor's Mastering Relaxation curriculum was proven effective and has been well received internationally. She has taught Spiritual Fitness techniques at conferences, universities, and hospitals throughout the US and Europe. She is the author of Spiritual Fitness.
Mickie Mueller (Missouri) follows an earth-based spiritual path, and is a Pagan spiritual artist. Her work is a combination of colored pencil and acrylic wash that is magically infused with herbs corresponding with the subject she is portraying. Mueller's spiritual artwork has appeared internationally on magazine covers and can be seen on her online art galleries.
A Reiki Master and teacher in the Usui Shiki Royoho Tradition, she also enjoys writing and speaking on many topics of art and magic. Mueller is a member of Greenwood Circle, a women's Natural Magic circle in the St. Louis area, and M.A.F.I.A., a group of Midwest fantasy/sci fi artists. She received the "Best Fantasy Artist" award at the 2006 ShowMeCon.
She is the illustrator of The Well Worn Path and The Hidden Path divinational decks created by authors Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor.
Ada Muir was a Canadian astrologer who pioneered in natural methods and the relationship between health and the Sun Signs. She authored Healing Herbs & Health Foods of the Zodiac.
Dr. Jonn Mumford (Swami Anandakapila Saraswati) wrote his first book "Psychosomatic Yoga" in 1961 while completing an intensive period of study in India. His current books include "Ecstasy Through Tantra, "A Chakra and Kundalini Workbook", "Mind Magic Kit" and "Magic Tattwas" from Llewellyn.
Dr. Mumford is a direct disciple of Dr. Swami Gitananda and Paramhansa Swami Satyananda Saraswati, Bihar. He was initiated by Swami Satyananda in 1973, at BSY Monghyr, Bihar State, India. Dr. Mumford is respected across the world for his knowledge and scholarship. A born teacher, Dr. Mumford frequently gives lecture on relaxation techniques, sexuality, Tantra and other aspects of human development and spirituality .
No mere theoretician, Dr. Mumford is a world renowned authority on Tantra and yoga. He has demonstrated his own self-mastery of cardiac cessation, obliteration of individual pulse beat at will, sensory withdrawal and voluntary breath retention over the 5 minute range, and start and stop bleeding on command.
His background combining chiropractic and psychology with extensive international experience in a wide range of Eastern disciplines makes Dr. Mumford eminently well-suited to the task of disseminating the secrets of Tantra unto the West.
Carl Neal has been a student of incense since 1977. In 1995 he became a professional incense maker and has avidly researched incense ever since. He eventually set aside his retail incense business and focused on bringing an expanded awareness of incense to everyone who would read or listen. Networking with incense makers and users from around theworld has given him a very different view of incense.
He is a self-professed incense fanatic who has been lucky enough to learn from a variety of incense makers from North and South America, Asia, and Europe. He has traveled across America leading incense workshops and discussions. He has been a frequent guest at Pagan festivals and gatherings where he spreads his enthusiasm for incense with vigor.
A strong supporter of community, Carl loves teaching about incense at all sorts of community events. Carl holds bachelor degrees in History and Sociology. He currently lives in the beautiful Willamette Valley in Western Oregon.
Rich Newman (Oakland, TN) has been investigating the paranormal for over ten years and is the founder of the group Paranormal Inc. He is also a filmmaker whose first feature film, a documentary called Ghosts of War, will be released in 2011. His articles have appeared in Haunted Times and Paranormal Investigator. He is the author of The Ghost Hunter's Field Guide.
Learn more about his investigations at www.paranormalincorporated.com.
Michael Newton, Ph.D., holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology, is a certified Master Hypnotherapist, and is a member of the American Counseling Association. He has also been on the faculty of higher educational institutions as a teacher while active in private practice in Los Angeles. Over many years, Dr. Newton developed his own intensive age regression techniques in order to effectively take hypnosis subjects beyond their past life memories to a more meaningful soul experience between lives. He is considered to be a pioneer in uncovering the mysteries about life after death through the use of spiritual hypnotic regression. He now trains other advanced hypnotherapists in his techniques.
Dr. Newton is the author of three best-selling books, Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives (Llewellyn, 1994); Destiny of Souls: New Case Studies of Life Between Lives (Llewellyn, May 2000); and Life Between Lives: Hypnotherapy for Spiritual Regression (Llewellyn, 2004). He is also the editor of Memories of the Afterlife. Dr. Newton has an international reputation as a spiritual regressionist who has mapped out much of our life between lives experience. He has appeared on numerous national radio and TV talk shows to explain our immortal life in the spirit world.
For information about Life between lives Hypnotherapy (LBL) and how to arrange an LBL session, please contact The Newton Institute for Life Between Lives Hypnotherapy at http://www.newtoninstitute.org.
Graham Nicholls (London, England) has had hundreds of out-of-body experiences and is a world-recognized expert on the subject. An experienced speaker on many areas of spirituality, art, and psychical research, he has presented his ideas at prestigious institutions such as The Science Museum of London, The London College of Spirituality, and Cambridge University. He has also been featured on the BBC and in The Times, The Independent, and the Telegraph, as well as many magazines and websites.
Adam Nori (Keewatin, MN) is the founder of the Minnesota Paranormal Study Group. He has been involved with the Atlantic Paranormal Society Family and has been editor of ECTO Magazine. For more information, visit MinnesotaGhosts.com and DestinationDarkness.com.
Lexa Olick (Buffalo, NY) has been crafting for over twenty years, creating artwork through knitting, crochet, felting, ceramics, sewing, decoupage, and much more. She is also a gifted writer (having received numerous awards for her screenplays) and artist (her artwork has been featured in the online gothic magazine Dark Romance, Dog Fancy magazine, and the Showtime series The L-Word).
Mya Om (Michigan) has traveled around the world. A lifelong witch, she was initiated into the Craft in 1998, after studying both Dianic and American Eclectic Wiccan traditions. She is the author of Energy Essentials for Witches and Spellcasters and The Un-Spell Book.
Time Magazine has called Sydney "Astrology's most skillful public protagonist." For over thirty years, Omarr's astrological column has appeared in over 300 newspapers around the world, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and the Miami Herald. His books--including his Astrological Guide to Love and Romance, and Sydney Omarr's Cooking with Astrology--never made the New York Times list, yet they have sold over 50 million copies worldwide.
Born in Philadelphia, Omarr had the Sun in Leo in the Tenth House.
In his book, Astrological Revelations About You, he said this about his own Sun sign: "Leo is associated with the heart of matters." He got down to the basics of each sign in his writing. He discussed personality, how you approach love and romance, and even how and what to cook for each sign. Sydney was skilled in revealing the good, the bad, and the lovely about every sign.
Elizabeth Owens(Florida) was Certified as a Medium in 1984 and ordained as a Spiritualist Minister in 1985. Since September of 2001, she has been appearing on radio shows across the nation promoting her books. Elizabeth also has appeared on television shows such as The Other Side, CNN, Hard Copy, Now It Can Be Told, and A Current Affair, and participated in news shows that were broadcast in Japan, Germany, Australia, France, England, and Florida.
Judith Page (France) is a well known artist specializing in representations of Egyptian pantheon groups with a strong emphasis on astronomy. Her work has been featured on the covers of numerous magazines and books. Visit her online at www.judith-page.com. She is the co-author of Pathworking with the Egyptian Gods.
Karen Page (Beverly Hills, CA) is a renowned professional psychic with more than forty years of experience. Her U.S. and international clients include heads of state, CEOs of major corporations, celebrities, law-enforcement professionals, individuals, couples, and families. Regularly featured on national radio and TV programs, with guest appearances on numerous daytime television shows, Karen has hosted syndicated radio programs broadcast across the country.
Poppy Palin is a qualified and experienced artist and teacher who uses her trained illustrative skills to enhance her own work and that of others. She has written and illustrated four non-fiction books on her life as a natural psychic, all of which are published by Capall Bann. She combines magical fiction and enchanting artwork in the Wild Spirit Tarot (Llewellyn 2002) and in her "Wild Spirit Trilogy" of novels which begins with The Greening. She is the author of The Craft of the Wild Witch (2004).
She recently illustrated The Hedge Witch's Way, written by English author Rae Beth, and will be working with her on The Hedge Witch's Oracle. Poppy's artwork regularly appears in magazines in the 'mind, body and spirit' category.
Poppy is also an experienced tattoo artist who specializes in one-off pieces to commemorate rites of passage. She currently lives in Glastonbury, England.
Diana Palm (Wisconsin) is a spiritual healer, certified Reiki master, and medium. She teaches classes on paranormal investigation, Theta Healing, and mediumship, and works with paranormal investigative groups to clear haunted locations. She appears weekly on the radio program Saturday Night Paranormal. Visit her online at ConnectWithTheLight.com.
Layton Park (British Columbia, Canada) is a Certified Behavioral Analyst and a Certified Values Analyst, and his clients include large sales organizations and sports teams. He founded the Canadian Hypnosis Institute. He is the author of Get Out of Your Way.
Troy Parkinson travels throughout the United States as a keynote speaker at various holistic expos and giving both public and private readings. In addition to his work as a medium, Troy is a filmmaker with a BA in film production from Emerson College in Boston. He now lives with his family in the Midwest, where he and his wife Chanda are known as "The Married Mediums."
Troy has worked on productions for The Discovery Health Channel and recently produced and directed a number of episodes of The History Channel's top-rated series MonsterQuest. Troy's mission in this life is to provide focus to spirit, mind, and body.
He is the author of Bridge to the Afterlife.
Barbara Parks (Kalamunda, Western Australia) is a microbiologist and podiatrist with her own private practice. She is a frequent radio guest and has appeared on paranormal-themed television shows in Australia and New Zealand.
Gede Parma (Australia) has been an active member of his local Pagan community for years. He is an initiated priest of the WildWood Tradition of Witchcraft, a healer and seer, and a keen student of natural health and medicine. He is the descendant of diviners and spiritual healers and is of Balinese-Celtic heritage. He is the author of Spirited and By Land, Sea & Sky.
Genevieve Lewis Paulson is the director and president of Dimensions of Involvement, Inc., a non-profit growth center located on 165 acres of the Ozark mountains in Arkansas, a center of psychic, personal, and spiritual learning, accrediting students in the study of Kundalini energy development. In the early 1970s, she founded Sunergos, Inc., a spiritual growth center in Chicago. Where her new experiences might have led her to abandon Western religious beliefs, she instead found a method to meld two varieties of truth, creating a synthesis of two great traditions of belief. She is the author of Meditation as Spiritual Practice and Kundalini & the Chakras.
Christopher Penczak is an award-winning author, teacher, and healing practitioner. He has studied extensively with witches, mystics, shamans, and healers in a variety of traditions from around the world to synthesize his own practice of magick and healing.
Formerly based in the music industry, Christopher was empowered by his spiritual experiences to live a magickal life, and began a full-time practice of teaching, writing, and seeing clients. He is the author of the award-winning Temple of Witchcraft series: The Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation, and Psychic Development, The Inner Temple of Witchcraft CD Companion set, The Outer Temple of Witchcraft: Circles, Spells, and Rituals; The Outer Temple of Witchcraft CD Companion Set; The Temple of Shamanic Witchcraft; The Temple of Shamanic Witchcraft CD Companion Set; The Temple of High Witchcraft; The Temple of High Witchcraft CD Companion Set; The Living Temple of Witchcraft, Volume One; The Living Temple of Witchcraft, Volume One CD Companion Set; The Living Temple of Witchcraft, Volume Two; and The Living Temple of Witchcraft, Volume Two CD Companion Set. His other books include City Magick (Red Wheel/Weiser), Spirit Allies (Red Wheel/Weiser), Gay Witchcraft (Red Wheel/Weiser), Magick of Reiki, Sons of the Goddess, Ascension Magick, Instant Magick, The Mystic Foundation, The Witch's Shield, The Witch's Coin, and the forthcoming The Witch's Heart.
He resides in New Hampshire. Visit him online at http://www.christopherpenczak.com.
Elizabeth Perkins (Utah) is a professional astrologer and freelance writer. Her articles have appeared in Dell Horoscope, American Astrology, Inc., and other magazines. She is the author of Star Guide to Guys.
Lisa Peschel is an artist, writer, and Wiccan. She is the author of A Practical Guide to the Runes.
Susan Pesznecker (Oregon) teaches writing at Portland State University and Clackamas Community College. She also teaches online courses in magick through the Grey School of Wizardry. She is the author of Crafting Magick Through Pen and Ink.
Melita Denning and Osborne Phillips are internationally-recognized authorities on the mainstream Western Mysteries and are two of the foremost exponents of the Ogdoadic Tradition, that premier hermetic school whose keywords are knowledge and regeneration, and whose influence and works are historically traceable for the past one thousand years.
The authors received their major esoteric training in the magical order Aurum Solis, a society which was founded in 1897 and which has continued in active existence to the present day. On July 8, 1987, the authors, then heads of Aurum Solis, retired from the Order; but on June 23, 1988, at the unanimous request of the members, they resumed office.
,br> In 1997, Melita Denning passed from this earth.
They are the authors of Astral Projection Plain & Simple, Mysteria Magica, Practical Guide to Astral Projection, Practical Guide to Creative Visualization, Practical Guide to Psychic Powers, Practical Guide to Psychic Self Defense, and The Sword & The Serpent.
Debra Pickman (Atchison, Kansas) lived in the Sallie House with her family over a year. In addition to attracting paranormal investigators and psychics, the home has been featured on the television shows Sightings, Unexplained Mysteries, and A Haunting, and was the subject of a Showtime movie called Haunted Heartland.
Debra is the author of The Sallie House Haunting.
For more information, visit www.thesalliehouse.com.
Steven Pither holds a masters degree in French and Spanish from Ball State University. He has lived in France, England, and Brazil, and was in the Peace Corps in Tunisia. Mr. Pither has traveled widely in Europe, North Africa, and North and South America. He is married, and resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has avidly pursued the spiritual and psychological meanings of numbers since 1985, and has given over seven hundred numerology readings. He is the author of The Complete Book of Numbers.
Rachel is considered one of the World’s foremost authorities on the modern interpretation of the Tarot. She is also a poet, an award-winning novelist, and a Tarot card and comic book artist. She has published 12 books on the Tarot, including 78 Degrees of Wisdom (Thorsons, 1998), considered a modern classic and “the Bible of Tarot reading.” Its’ marriage of common sense, wide-ranging knowledge, and esoteric awareness have inspired many tens of thousands of readers worldwide to a deeper knowledge of the Tarot.
She is a member of the American Tarot Association, the International Tarot Society, and the Tarot Guild of Australia. With fellow Tarot author Mary Greer, she has taught at the famed Omega Institute for the past twelve years. She has been conferred the title of “Tarot Grand Master” by the Tarot Certification Board, an independent body located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As a fiction writer, Pollack has been bestowed many honors and awards, among them the famed Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction (for Unquenchable Fire) and the World Fantasy Award (for Godmother Night). She is a recommended member of PEN International, and has written for numerous publications.
She is the author of The Kabbalah Tree and Rachel Pollack's Tarot Wisdom, and the co-author of Understanding the Tarot Court.
David Pond (Washington) is a professional astrologer, national speaker, yoga teacher, writer and guide for spiritual journeys to sacred sites around the world.
David was originally trained as an elementary school teacher. It was here that he learned how to present complex ideas in a simple manner. He then went on to gain a Master of Science Degree in Experimental Metaphysics from Central Washington University. His formal education complements his many years as a practicing professional astrologer, and his life long study of yoga and meditation, thus giving him an in-depth awareness of the field of metaphysics.
A well respected member of the metaphysical community, David has co-author two books: The Metaphysical Handbook, which sold over 20,000 copies, and Crystals, Stones & Chakras. He is also a contributing author in Astrological Counseling and The Mountain Astrologer.
David utilizes his skills by giving lectures, private consultations, and taped readings. David has helped individuals find a deeper meaning in life, get in touch with their source of strength, improve relationship skills, and identify and overcome problem areas.
David and his wife Laura organize yearly trips to sacred sites such as Bali, the Yucatan, and Hawaii.
David is the author of Astrology & Relationships, Chakras for Beginners, Chakras for Beginners Audiobook, and The Pursuit of Happiness.
Tracy Porter is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, but now lives in England, where she has a career in business. While serving in the U.S. Air Force, she traveled extensively, and earned her B.A. in Computer Studies. She studies and writes on topics such as numerology, the Tarot, and astrology, is a member of the American Federation of Astrologers, and has been published in a number of British and American magazines, including Today’s Astrologer, Prediction Magazine, and American Astrologer. She teaches Tarot classes, and also works as a reader at psychic fairs. She is the author of The Tarot Companion.
Maritha Pottenger (San Diego) has taught astrology all over the world for 25 years. She is a recipient of the Best Lecturer award from the American Federation of Astrologers, and has been a guest speaker at International Society for Astrological Research conferences; American Federation of Astrologers conferences; National Council for GeoCosmic Research conferences, and United Astrology Congress. She currenlty writes for The Mutable Dilemma,/i> (a quarterly astrological journal), mindbodysoul.com and Ziff Davis (Yahoo Internet Life). She also wrote Planets on the Move: The Astrology of Relocation, with her mother, Zipporah Pottenger-Dobyns. She is the co-author of Healing Mother-Daughter Relationships with Astrology.
Professors Richard and Jan Potter (Nebraska) are married and have taught at Dana College in Nebraska for over twenty years. Former members of the Sufi Order of the West, a universalist mystical school, they are experienced as spiritual guides and have led workshops and seminars in the area of spiritual development. They are the authors of Authentic Spirituality and Spiritual Development for Beginners.
Bob Pratt, a journalist for more than forty-five years, has closely followed the UFO phenomenon since 1975. He has investigated hundreds of UFO cases in ten countries in North and South America and the Far East. He has interviewed about 1,800 people who have had UFO experiences. He is a co-author of Night Siege.
Linda Raedisch (New Providence, NJ) writes and lectures on a wide variety of arcane topics. She is a longtime library employee and professional crafts instructor who teaches classes on candle making, broom making, and other oldtime homemaking arts.
Gwinevere Rain, is the author of three books, Spellcraft for Teens (Llewellyn), Moonbeams & Shooting Stars (Prentice Hall) and Confessions of a Teenage Witch (Perigree). She runs an e-zine, Copper Moon (www.Copper-Moon.com), is co-owner of the online store Sacred Moon Gifts (www.SacredMoonGifts.com) and also maintains her popular author site Gothic Rain (www.Gothic-Rain.com). She lives in Florida where she is currently attending college.
David Rankine (Wales) has been practicing magic for twenty-five years. He gives regular talks and workshops around Europe. For more information, visit www.ritualmagick.co.uk. He is the co-author of The Goetia of Dr. Rudd, The Grimoire of St. Cyprian, The Practical Angel Magic of John Dee's Enochian Tables, The Keys to the Gateway of Magic, and The Veritable Key of Solomon.
Linda Ravenscroft is a self-taught British artist. From art prints to cards to ceramics, her art has been published around the world. Her fantasy images have also appeared in magazines, books, and calendars. She is the illustrator of Mystic Faerie Tarot.
Silver RavenWolf (Pennsylvania) is a nationally recognized leader and elder of Wicca, and through her writing has been instrumental in guiding the future of one of the fastest-growing faiths in America today. The author of seventeen books, she has been interviewed by The New York Times, Newsweek Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal, and her work has been featured in numerous publications, including Bust Magazine, the Baltimore Sun, the St. Petersburg Times, the National Review, Publishers Weekly, Body & Soul Magazine, and Teen Lit Magazine.
Her many titles include the bestselling Solitary Witch, Teen Witch, To Ride A Silver Broomstick, To Stir A Magick Cauldron, To Light A Sacred Flame, American Folk Magick, Angels: Companions in Magick, Silver’s Spells for Abundance, Silver's Spells for Protection, Silver's Spells for Love, Halloween, and the Witches’ Night Out teen fiction series.
Ricki Reeves (Michigan) teaches astrology and lectures throughout North America. She has worked in the field of mental health, addictions, and recovery for more than ten years. She is a graduate of Noel Tyl's Master's Program in astrology. She is the author of The Quindecile.
Francis Israel Regardie, born in London, England, November 17, 1907; died in Sedona, Arizona, March 10, 1985. Came to the United States in August 1921, educated in Washington D.C. and studied art in school in Washington and Philadelphia. Returned to Europe in 1928 at the invitation of Aleister Crowley to work as his secretary and study with him. Returned to London as secretary to Thomas Burke 1932-34, and during that time wrote A Garden of Pomegranates and The Tree of Life.
In 1934 he was invited to join the Order of the Golden Dawn, Stella Matutina Temple, during which time he wrote The Middle Pillar and The Art of True Healing, and did the basic work for The Philosopher's Stone.
Returning to the United States in 1937 he entered Chiropractic College in New York, Graduating in 1941, and published The Golden Dawn. Served in the US Army 1942-1945, and then moved to Los Angeles where he opened a chiropractic practice and taught psychiatry. Upon retirement in 1981, he moved to Sedona.
During his lifetime, he studied psychoanalysis with Dr. E. Clegg and Dr. J. L. Bendit, and later studied psychotherapy under Dr. Nandor Fodor. His training encompassed Freudian, Jungian, and Reichian methods.
Carmel Reilly is the author of True Tales of Angel Encounters, which was previously published in the UK as Walking with Angels: True Stories of Heavenly Encounters. She worked as a teacher before becoming a writer, illustrator, and editor. She has a longstanding interest in matters of spirituality and the paranormal —other titles she has worked on include The Day My Life Changed and Dear God. She currently lives in North London with her husband, daughter, and three cats.
Laurel Ann Reinhardt has been interested in alternative spirituality since her childhood. Her spiritual path has included: Christian Science, Congregational, Celtic/Druidic, the works of Seth/Jane Roberts, Parmahansa Yogananda, Jewish/Christian mysticism, and most recently the Diamond Path work of A.H. Almaas. Though some people may say that such spiritual eclecticism does not allow one to go deeply enough into any tradition, Laurel feels that a varied path is the way in which we will realize that all paths are really one.
Laurel has two goddess-daughters; one aged twenty-one and one aged four. Seasons of Magic:A Girl's Journey grew out of experiences with her oldest goddess-daughter, and her fifteen years of participation in a women's cross-quarter day celebration group, of which she is a founding member.
Laurel has a Ph.D. in psychology and is a practicing psychologist and writer. In her work as a psychologist, she uses dreamwork and ritual to help people listen deeply to themselves in order to reconnect with their soul dreams, those yearnings that give meaning and purpose to life. She also writes about the changing face of psychology and its relevance for today's world.
Janina Renée is a scholar of folklore, psychology, medical anthropology, the material culture of magic, ritual studies, history, and literature. Her books include Tarot Spells, Tarot: Your Everyday Guide (winner of a 2001 Coalition of Visionary Resources [COVR] Award for best Self Help Book), Tarot for a New Generation (2002 COVR winner, best General Interest Title), and By Candlelight: Rites for Celebration, Blessing and Prayer (2005 COVR Runner-Up, Spirituality). Janina continues to work on multiple books, with ongoing research projects exploring ways folk magic and medicinal techniques can be applied to modern problems, including the modulation of Asperger's Syndrome and other neuro-sensory processing problems.
Alan Richardson was born in Northumberland, England, in 1951, and has been writing on the topic of magic for many years. He does not belong to any occult group or society, does not take pupils, and does not give lectures on any kind of initiation. He insists on holding down a full-time job in the real world like any other mortal. That, after all, is part and parcel of the real magical path. He is married with four children and lives very happily in a small village in the southwest of England.
Alan is the author of Aleister Crowley & Dion Fortune and is the co-author of The Inner Guide to Egypt.
James Ricklef (California) is a Certified Tarot Master who, besides reading the cards, also teaches and writes books and articles about this subject. He has written numerous articles for Tarot newsletters and magazines, and his book, Tarot Tells the Tale grew out of his popular "Ask KnightHawk" columns. His second book, Tarot: Get the Whole Story (which also features entertaining and illustrative "Ask KnightHawk" readings) focuses on creating and interpreting more complex Tarot spreads.
Brian Righi has been interested in psychic phenomena since he was a child and first began to chronicle the folklore of vampires while hiking through Eastern Europe. A member of the Dallas/Fort Worth Ghost Hunters, he gives lectures and investigates claims of the supernatural throughout the country. His books include Vampires Through the Ages (Llewellyn); Ghosts, Apparitions and Poltergeists (Llewellyn); Ghosts of Fort Worth: Investigating Cowtown’s Most Haunted Locations; and Supernatural Texas: A Field Guide (Schiffer Publ). The author lives in Abilene, Texas.
Kris Brandt Riske, M.A. (Arizona) is executive director and a professional member of the American Federation of Astrologers, the oldest US astrological organization, founded in 1938. She is also a member of NCGR (National Council for Geocosmic Research) and served on its board of directors.
Riske has been a speaker at various astrological conferences and has written for several astrological publications. She currently writes for Llewellyn’s Sun Sign Book, Llewellyn’s Moon Sign Book, and American Media. Riske is also the author of Llewellyn's Complete Book of Astrology, Mapping Your Future, Mapping Your Money, and co-author of Mapping Your Travels & Relocation.
She is particularly interested in astrometeorology (astrological weather forecasting) and is the author of Astrometeorology: Planetary Power in Weather Forecasting and the annual weather forecast published in Llewellyn’s Moon Sign Book.
Billy Roberts (Cornwall, Southwest England) is a registered healer with the National Federation of Spiritual Healers and established the Centre for Psychic and Spiritual Studies and Alternative Therapies in Northern England. He teaches workshops on healing across the UK and is the author of several books, including The Healing Paw (HarperCollins). Roberts is also famous throughout the UK as a leading television medium and is currently filming a pilot for the television series Living with Angels and Demons. Visit him online at BillyRoberts.co.uk.
Kristy Robinett (Livonia, MI) is a professional psychic medium. In addition to giving readings and teaching workshops, she uses her psychic skills to assist with police investigations. Kristy lectures across the country and has appeared on Fox News, ABC News, and Coast to Coast AM. She is also the author of Ghosts of Southeast Michigan and Michigan's Haunted Legends and Lore, both from Schiffer Publishing. Visit her online at KristyRobinett.com.
Debra Robinson (Ohio) is a member of Massillon Ghost Hunters Society, and is a guest psychic at hauntedhistory.net. She's a professional musician and songwriter, and head of the James Short Memorial Session, an annual charity skating event.
Timothy Roderick (Southern California) is a psychotherapist and educational psychologist who holds a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. He is a trained initiate in the oldest established lineage of English Traditional Wicca in the United States, and has been a student and teacher of the occult, mysticism, shamanism, and earth-centered spirituality for several years. Mr. Roderick is the founder of EarthDance Collective, a group that promotes awareness of feminist spirituality.
Timothy is the author of Wicca: A Year and a Day.
Constance Rodriguez (California) has a Ph.D. in depth psychology and is certified as a Jungian Sandplay therapist and a regression therapist. In her twenty-year private practice, she specializes in transpersonal psychology. Affiliated with the International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST), she teaches at community colleges and universities throughout California. Rodriguez is also the founder of Sacred Journey Mystery School for healing practitioners. For more information, visit www.soulmatters.com.
She is the author of Gifts of the Soul.
Lisa Rogers has lived in a haunted house for twenty-eight years. She attends paranormal seminars and pokes around old buildings in hopes of increasing her understanding of the unseen. Her young adult paranormal novel Angelina’s Secret will be released in spring 2012.
Stan Romanek (Colorado) has been interviewed on Larry King Live, 20/20, Coast to Coast, and other national television and radio programs. He has been invited to speak at UFO conferences across the country. His unique story has appeared in UFO Magazine, MUFON Journal, and other periodicals. Stan is the author of Messages.
Omar W. Rosales (Vancouver) is a world traveler who writes extensively on the topic of archaeology, culture, and spiritual matters. He holds degrees in anthropology, economics, and law. He is the author of Elemental Shaman.
Carol Rushman has been a professional astrologer—teaching, lecturing, and doing private consultations—for over thirty years. Her clients include television personalities, movie stars, politicians, musicians, and business people from all over the world, as well as many of her professional peers. Carol has taught and lectured extensively, serving on the faculty of several national conferences, and representing the United States at an international conference in Sydney, Australia.
She was a board member of the American Federation of Astrologers, the American Federation of Astrology Network, and the Wisconsin Astrological Society, and was also a member of the International Society of Astrologers and the National Council for Geocosmic Research. Carol has appeared on television and radio in New York, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta, and Chicago, as well as locally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she was featured in a documentary called "The Making of an Astrologer." In addition, she has had several of her own radio and television shows.
Carol currently resides in Bayside, Wisconsin, with her husband, Dr. Jay Meili. She is the author of The Art of Predictive Astrology.
The author was an active part of the vampire scene long before she ever thought of writing about it. She was – and still is – a trusted member of the community. She obtained her MA Honours Arts Degree from the University of Glasgow in 1991 and set about teaching herself to be a journalist. Then in 1999 she taught herself to self-publish and launched Bite me magazine, single-handedly.
Arlene Russo is editor and publisher of Bite me magazine, the UK’s only glossy magazine dedicated to vampires and the supernatural. She is a recognized journalist in her field and has written many ‘exclusives’ for national newspapers from tabloids like The Sun to quality broadsheets like The Sunday Times. Arlene herself is the focus of extensive television, radio, and press coverage and is regularly contacted by the media to comment on related events. She has excellent contacts with international Dracula organizations, including The Vampire Empire (membership 25,000). She has forged strong relationships with many Dracula experts, including authors, historians, actors, and filmmakers. She is the author of Vampire Nation. She is often the first point of contact for the world’s media on unusual events. Most recently, she was the prime contact with the ‘vampire’ killing in Germany by the murderers who claimed they learned vampirism in Scotland from ‘The Leopard Man’. The author was one of the few people granted an interview with ‘The Leopard Man.’
Thea Sabin is a professional editor and writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, both pagan and non-pagan, and is a former newspaper astrology columnist. A practicing Wiccan since her teens, the author received formal training in a British Traditional path and currently she and her husband run a coven of the same tradition. Sabin holds a Masters Degree in Education, is an avid organic gardener and lover of Hong Kong gangster movies. She makes her home in the Pacific Northwest. Wicca for Beginners is her first book.
Tierney Sadler (Washington, DC) has been practicing tarot for 25 years. She’s a professional tarot reader and a member of the Washington DC Tarot Society. Visit her blog at TheDailyTarotDraw.blogspot.com.
Jon Saint-Germain (Indiana) is a professional palm reader who grew up in a family of psychic readers. He appears at corporate events, on the radio, and elsewhere. His extensive knowledge of magick and the occult led him to become a consultant for the Learning Channel. He is the author of Palmistry 101 , Runic Palmistry, Karmic Palmistry, and Lover's Guide to Palmistry.
,br> Saint-Germain's interest in palm reading began when he was just six years old. Having learned the ancient art from his mother and grandmother, he soon realized that his family's palm reading techniques were far different from traditional methods. He set out on a quest to find the origins of their palm reading system, and what he found was a mystery-it had been passed down to them generations ago by a Scandinavian friend of the family. But who this person was remains unclear even today, despite the digging he and his family have done.
Saint-Germain began to incorporate Norse runestones into his palm reading technique.
Pat Samples (Minnesota) an international speaker and transformational educator, is the author of Body Odyssey: Lessons from the Bones and Belly and The Secret Wisdom of a Woman's Body. She speaks and gives workshops on conscious aging, body wisdom, caregiving, improvisational movement, and creative living.
Samples is also the author of six other books and has written widely on health, aging and human behavior. She is a past editor of The Phoenix, a wellness monthly.
More than 300 organizations have hosted her keynotes and workshops, including state and national conferences on caregiving and aging, Area Agencies on Aging, wellness organizations and expos, creativity and writing conferences, state human services departments, senior centers and residences, churches and ministry groups, social work and nursing organizations, women' organizations and many more. She has been a guest on the Tavis Smiley Show and dozens of other radio and television shows.
In her writing, speaking and teaching, Samples draws on her experience working and volunteering in health care, social services, ministry and the arts.
Samples has master's degrees in creative writing and human development.
The original Love Boat Cruise Director, Jeraldine Saunders is known world-wide for her books, lectures, and civic activities. She has published eleven books, and has appeared on Good Morning America, Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, and more than 850 other TV and radio talk shows all over the world. She serves as National Spokesperson for the Hypoglycemia Foundation of America, and is affiliated with the American Federation of Astrologers; Poets, Essayists, and Novelists (PEN); Film Welfare League; Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; Academy of Television Arts & Science; and the International College of Applied Nutrition. Jeraldine also lectures worldwide on astrology, graphology, numerology, palmistry, and face-reading. Love Boats is an autobiographical account of Jeraldine's years as a hostess, then cruise director aboard several posh luxury ships. After a career as a couturier model, Jeraldine took a job lecturing on astrology, motivation, and the Four Seasons color concept on cruise ships before becoming the industry's first female Cruise Director. She turned this decade-long experience into a book, then later parlayed that into a television series, The Love Boat, currently in syndication in over 110 countries.
Deonna Kelli Sayed (Greensboro, NC) is a Muslim-American paranormal investigator with Haunted North Carolina (HNC). She lectures on many issues, from women in Islam to the paranormal, and has lived and conducted studies throughout Central Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. She is the host of "Think Tank," a forum on LiveParanormal.com.
Shawn Martin Scanlon (Los Angeles, CA) has studied, practiced, and taught magick for more than twenty-two years. He has worked with Enochian magickal groups, Thelemic and Golden Dawn orders, and private sex magick groups, sifting through several occult traditions to distill magick down to its most useful particulars. He teaches only what has brought him tangible results. Visit him online at TheFoolSpeaks.com.
Alan V. Schmukler (Philadelphia, PA) taught homeopathy at Temple University and has been lecturing and consulting on the subject of homeopathy for over a decade. He founded the Homeopathic Study Group of Metropolitan Philadelphia and was Editor of the newsletter, Homeopathy News and Views. He is the author of Homeopathy: An A to Z Home Handbook.
Gerald Schueler and Betty Schueler have authored several books on Enochian magick, including The Angels' Message to Humanity, The Truth About Enochian Magick, and The Truth About the Enochian Tarot. They have also coauthored many articles on anthropology, computers, children, dogs, philosophy, magic and Theosophy. Gerald is a retired systems analyst and Betty is a computer consultant.
James Schwartz (Colorado), a Board Certified Hypnotist, is certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists and is also a member of the Colorado Association of Psychotherapists. He is the founder of the Hypnosis to Promote Fertility program and the director of the Rocky Mountain Hypnotherapy Center in Lakewood, CO. James is the author of The Mind-Body Fertility Connection.
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. It is in this notably non-New Age environment that her interest in Pagan/Occult matters began. Over the past 15 years, she has dedicated a significant part of her life in pursuit of various spiritual arts privately and professionally. Tannin has studied diverse practices and paths such as Gi Gong, Shamanistic energy techniques, Gnostisism, Afro-Caribbean religions, and even a pinch of Ceremonial Magick. Before she opened Bones and Flowers in 1997, she served as "Madame Espiritual" to two different Worcester Botanicas, a spiritual counselor in a New Age shop, as well as making countless house calls. At present, the proprietor of Worcester's only occult specialty store is also a crafter in diverse media ,and a legally ordained minister.
Tannin is the co-author of Handfasting and Wedding Rituals and The Urban Primitive.
Jocelyn Almond and Keith Seddon were born in 1956 in England, and met at school in 1975. They married in 1977, and each attained a BA degree with first class honors in Studies in the Humanities from the University of Hertfordshire in 1982, and a PhD in Philosophy from University College, London in 1986.
In the early 1990s they became members of the international Goddess organization, the Fellowship of Isis (FOI), in which Jocelyn trained for the priesthood. In 1995 she became a Priestess-Hierophant and began to run FOI Magi Degree courses by correspondence through her Lyceum of Isis Myrionymous within the Fellowship. In 2001 she was appointed to the Archpriesthood Union, the custodial body of the FOI. Keith furthered his studies in Ancient Philosophy, and founded the Stoic Foundation, through which he runs a correspondence course in spiritual well-being. He also works as a correspondence tutor for Warnborough University, Canterbury, England, where he is Professor of Philosophy, teaching MA and PHD programs in Ancient Ethics, Metaphysics and Philosophy of Religion. They live near to London and together run a local moot of the Pagan Federation-the leading Pagan organization in Britain.
They are the co-authors of Egyptian Paganism.
Adam Selzer is the author of more than a dozen books, including several novels and the acclaimed Smart Aleck's Guide to American History. While doing research for stories to tell on the ghost tours that he's run in Chicago for nearly a decade, he developed a knack for discovering new clues to old mysteries. With his trademark smart-alecky humor, he's applied himself to wading through mountains of death certificates, poring through reels and reels of newspaper archives, and, occasionally, sticking his head right into crumbling old tombs. He lives with his wife in a small Chicago apartment where the cats have them outnumbered and know it.
Cliff Seruntine (Nova Scotia, Canada) is a private practice psychotherapist and a practitioner of deep ecology by living harmoniously with the sacred earth. Since 2007, he has lived with his family on their homestead, where they teach classes on how to live green while living well. Visit his blog at CliffSeruntine.wordpress.com.
Doreen Shababy (Idaho) spends her days gardening, writing, cooking, and crafting. Her writing has appeared in several publications, and she self-published a quarterly called Wild & Weedy: A Journal of Herbology. She is the author of The Wild & Weedy Apothecary.
Nanci Shanderá, PhD is the director of EarthSpirit Center, a trans-denominational spiritual teaching center and holds a PhD in transformational psychology. She previously worked as a religious sciences minister at the Ernest Holmes College School of Ministry, and has taught in public schools and community colleges. She is the author of The Quilt: A Woman's Journey to Power and Your Inner Gold, and has been published in many national publications, including Science of Mind. Dr. Shanderá lives in Nevada City, California. Visit her online at EarthSpiritCenter.com.
Maria Shaw (Michigan) is a professional astrologer, intuitive, and author. She is the host of the bi-monthly radio show, “Affairs of the Heart,”on Citadel's WIOG 102.5FM in Michigan and has appeared on such shows as VH-1 All Access: Serial Daters, TV Guide Channel, and the FOX reality show, Mr. Personality. A regular contributor to various New Age publications, Ms. Shaw currently writes monthly astrology columns for Soap Opera Digest and Tiger Beat magazines and is the sex and love columnist for Complete Woman . She is the author of several books, including Maria Shaw's Star Gazer, Maria Shaw's Book of Love, and Soul Mates and Hot Dates.
Maria has helped thousands of people through her Past Lives and Present Loves workshops at women's expos and other venues across the country. She lives with her family near Detroit.
Scott Shaw is one of the preeminent Martial Arts Masters of the Western world. He began his study of the martial arts as a young boy and today has become one of the most prolific proponents of these ancient systems of self defense.
Shaw is at the forefront of integrating spirituality in the Martial Arts. During his youth he became deeply involved with Eastern Mysticism. He has studied with some of the leading teachers of our time and has been initiated into Yogic and Buddhist sects.
Today, Scott Shaw is an author and filmmaker. He continually returns to Asia to document obscure aspects of Asian culture in words and on film. He is frequently featured in the various Martial Arts journals and is the author of numerous books on the Martial Arts, Chi Science, Zen, and meditation, including Chi Kung for Beginners.
K. M. Sheard (Wales, UK) is a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD) and the British Pagan Federation. A graduate of the University of Cambridge, Sheard is a scholar of history and several languages, both modern and ancient.
Lady Sheba was one of the first people in the United States to officially establish the Craft as a legally recognized religion. She registered "The American Order of the Brotherhood of Wicca" as an religious organization in Michigan on August 13, 1971. She stated that she was a witch "by traditional heritage" and a "Gardnerian Witch by choice."
Jessica Shepherd (California) is an astrological counselor and teacher. She publishes "Moonkissd," a bi-monthly astrology newsletter, and regularly contributes articles on astrology and love to www.sasstrology.com. Her successful blog on www.astrology.com, "Venus and Beyond," garners over 2 million hits per month. Jessica is the author of A Love Alchemist's Notebook.
Kimberly Sherman-Cook (Massachusetts) is the co-founder, director, and teacher for the Pagan Education Network and has been involved in pagan studies for over seventeen years. She is also the visionary leader of the Raven Star Coven, which she helped establish in 2006.
Kimberly is the author of In the Shadow of 13 Moons.
Keith Sherwood is an internationally known teacher and healer. He founded the American Psychic Association and served as its director and editor of its magazine, Psychic. He has appeared on many radio and television programs throughout the United States and Europe, and currently teaches chakra therapy, a synthesis of Western therapeutic techniques, Taoist Yoga, and Tantra. He resides in Portland, Oregon.
Laura Silvana (New York) is a visionary and mystic. She is best known for her work as a medical, spiritual, and emotional intuitive whose mediumship skills extend into the plant kingdom and the natural world. Laura is the author of Plant Spirit Journey.
Valerie received her first deck of Tarot cards 32 years ago and began studying astrology in 1973. Both have continued to be passions for her over the years and have led to the authorship of her own Tarot and astrological teaching materials, with which she has been an online teacher for the past year and a half.is a Certified Tarot Grand Master (CTGM) and also the Listowner of a popular Tarot email list, Comparative Tarot, populated by over eleven hundred Tarot students, readers, teachers, authors and artists.
Valerie named and was the first to publicly write and teach about the Comparative Tarot Method. Her book about the Comparative Tarot method and ways to keep Tarot fun and exciting, Tarot Outside the Box, is available now through Llewellyn Publications. She also wrote the pamphlet, or "little white book," for the Lo Scarabeo Comparative Tarot Deck, is the Editor for both Tarot Reflections and The ATA Quarterly, and is a frequent reviewer for Tarot Passages.
Maria Kay Simms is an author, artist and a professional astrologer of 30 years experience. She is internationally recognized by the astrological community as an author, former president of Astro Communications Services, Inc. and also for her organizational leadership. From 1999-2004 she served as Chair of National Council for Geocosmic Research, Inc. She is also a member of Association for Professional Astrologers International (APAI), ISAR and AFAN.
Since first publication of her Llewellyn book, The Witch's Circle: Rituals and Craft of the Cosmic Muse, Maria has also been widely known as Lady Mari, High Priestess of Circle of the Cosmic Muse. Her Circle, an eclectic tradition, is affiliated with Covenant of the Goddess, through which Maria holds legal ministerial credentials. Her other Llewellyn book, A Time for Magick, teaches basic astrology for choosing propitious timing for mundane and magickal purposes. Planetary hour tables are included, plus meditations and rituals for each planet.
Maria is profiled in various Marquis references, including Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World. She currently resides in the seacoast area of New Hampshire.
With plots involving twins, cheerleaders, ghosts, psychics and clones, Linda Joy Singleton has published over 25 midgrade and YA books.
When she's not writing, she enjoys life in the country with a barnyard of animals including horses, cats, dogs and pigs. She especially loves to hear from readers and speaking at schools and libraries. She collects vintage series books like Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden and Judy Bolton.
When Linda is asked why she'd rather write for kids than adults, she says, "I love seeing the world through the heart of a child, where magic is real and every day begins a new adventure. I hope to inspire them to reach for their dreams. Writing for kids is a gift, a responsibility, and an honor."
Stephen Skinner began his career as a Geography lecturer and magazine publisher, but his long term interest has always been Western magic.
During the 1970s he was the driving force behind Askin Publishers, producing a number of classic magical works by Cornelius Agrippa, Paracelsus, Austin Osman Spare, Aleister Crowley, and others. During the 1970s he co-wrote many books with Francis King, including the still popular Techniques of High Magic. Also with Francis King he wrote Nostradamus. His interest in prophecy stimulated by this book, he went on to write the best selling Millennium Prophecies.
Stephen is credited with bringing the art of Feng Shui to the West, and in 1976 he wrote the Living Earth Manual of Feng Shui, which was the first English book on feng shui in the 20th century.
Stephen has written more than 35 books, which have been published worldwide in 28 different languages. These books have had introductions by such diverse people as Colin Wilson, HRH Charles Prince of Wales, and Jimmy Choo, shoe designer to the stars.
Stephen lives in Singapore.
Michelle Skye (Massachusetts) is a Pagan Priestess with over ten years' experience following the Path of the Wise. An active member of the Wiccan and Pagan communities, she teaches classes, leads workshops, and has founded Massachusetts Pagan Teens and Sisterhood of the Crescent Moon. Her articles have appeared in Circle Magazine and SageWoman, and she's a regular contributor to Llewellyn annuals and Renaissance Magazine.
Michelle is the author of Goddess Afoot!, Goddess Alive!, and Goddess Aloud!.
Joe H. Slate is a Licensed Psychologist in private practice with a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama and postdoctoral studies in hypnosis and psychosomatic medicine at the University of California. He is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Athens State University and Honorary Professor at the University of Montevallo.
He has appeared on numerous talk shows and TV programs, including Sightings and Strange Universe.
Mark Smith (Washington D.C.) has appeared as a featured guest on numerous programs on the FOX, ABC, NBC and CNN networks, as well as on radio. His popular seminars on auric vision and handwriting analysis are consistently booked around the country. Mark is the author of Auras.
Michael Osiris Snuffin has studied and practiced various forms of occultism for over fifteen years, with particular interest in the Golden Dawn, Thelema, Chaos Magick, and the Left-Hand Path. He founded the Temple of Light and Darkness (www.templeoflightanddarkness.org) in 2003, and served as Chief Adept of the Temple until 2010. He is the author of The Thoth Companion (Llewellyn Publications, 2007), which describes and defines the symbolism of Aleister Crowley's Thoth tarot. He has lectured on a number of occult subjects in the last decade and has also worked as a professional tarot reader. Michael Osiris Snuffin received a BA in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Communications and Media from The Evergreen State College, and went on to earn an Editing Certificate from the University of Washington. He lives in Seattle, Washington, where he works as a freelance editor and writer.
Richard Southall(West Virginia) is the author of How to Be a Ghost Hunter (2003) and Haunted Route 66 (2013). He has been interested in the paranormal and ghost hunting since a young age. He has contributed to numerous periodicals and has been interviewed on regional and national radio shows on a variety of topics. Southall currently lives with his family in West Virginia.
Mark Spencer (Monticello, AR) is the award-winning author of three novels, two short story collections, and a history book. His numerous writing honors include the Faulkner Society Faulkner Award, the Omaha Prize for the Novel, the Patrick T. Bradshaw Book Award, and four Special Mentions in Pushcart Prize. He and his family have lived in the Allen House since 2007. Visit the author online at AllenHouseTours.com.
Adelina St. Clair (Quebec) has studied fields as varied as microbiology, bioethics, Reiki, somatics, shamanism, theology, and herbalism. She works as an occupational therapist in a Cree community in northern James Bay, Canada, where she lives with her husband and two children, and spends part of the year in Montreal with her family. She is the author of The Path of the Christian Witch.
An internationally renowned astrologer, author and teacher, Gloria has been a professional astrologer for over two decades. She has written written for the Llewellyn's Sun Sign Book since 1990, and has been a contributing author of the Moon Sign Book since 1995. Her most recent work, Astrology: Woman to Woman, was released by Llewellyn in April 1999. She is the author of Optimum Child: Developing Your Child's Fullest Potential through Astrology, now translated into four languages. She also edited and co-authored the book Astrology for Women: Roles and Relationships (Llewellyn 1997). Her astrological computer software, Woman to Woman, was released by Matrix Software in 1997. Ms. Star has contributed to two anthologies -- Houses: Power Places in the Horoscope (Llewellyn 1990), and How to Manage the Astrology of Crisis (Llewellyn 1993). Listed in Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in the East, Gloria is active within the astrological community, where she has been honored as a nominee for the prestigious Regulus Award. She has served on the faculty of the United Astrology Congress (UAC) since its inception in 1986, and has lectured for groups and conferences throughout the US and abroad.
David Staume (Australia) is an author and screenwriter. The information in his books (including The Beginner's Guide for the Recently Deceased and The Beginner's Guide to Sex in the Afterlife) comes from his personal observations of nature and his studies in the fields of philosophy, science, and metaphysics.
To contact David or for additional information on his books and philosophy go to http://www.modernphilosophy.com.
Mark Stavish (Pennsylvania) has been a long-time student of esotericism and is a frequent lecturer on ancient occult knowledge. Founder of the Institute for Hermetic Studies, he is the author of numerous articles on Western esotericism. In 2001 he established the Louis Claude de St. Martin Fund, a non-profit dedicated to advancing the study and practice of Western Esotericism. He has also served as a consultant to print and broadcast media and several documentaries. He holds undergraduate degrees in Theology and Communications and a Master's in Counseling.
Mark is the author of Freemasonry, Kabbalah for Health & Wellness, and The Path of Alchemy.
Stephen Walter Sterling (California) received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University. He has applied this academic training in his work as a Certified Hypnotherapist. Teaching and providing spiritual counseling form the core of his professional activities, but he has also had over 20 years of practice in reading the Tarot for clients. Currently, Sterling teaches Metaphysics and Tarot at the Mandala Labyrinth Center in Carmichael, California, as well as regularly giving workshops and lectures on Tarot and its use in psychological well-being.
Drawing on his years of study of Christian, Jewish, and Eastern mysticism, as well as psychology and astrology, Sterling wrote Tarot Awareness: Exploring the Spiritual Path. He felt there was a need for a textbook that both teachers and students could use to facilitate classes and a tool that provides a practical guide for enhancing spiritual awareness, self-help and meditation.
Gordon Strong (United Kingdom) has been involved in magick for over forty years. He is a long-time writer, teacher, and scholar of English literature, Arthurian legend, magick, and the Tarot. Visit him online at www.gordonstrong.co.uk. He is the author of Merlin.
Lee Strong (Rockford, IL) has been a freelance writer for nearly two decades. He is a member of the Midwest Paranormal Society, the American Paranormal Society, and the American Association of Writers.
Dovid Strusiner was born in London of Russian, Polish, and Jewish heritage. His family emigrated to New Zealand in the early 1960s. While still in his teens Dovid became immersed in both the Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. He has been involved in the study and practice of astrology for over twenty years. Dovid currently resides in New Zealand where he teaches, practices, and writes on Sacred Astrology. He is the author of Astrology for Self Empowerment.
Kim Osborn Sullivan PhD (IL) is the author of nonfiction books for adults and young adults. She grew up listening to her grandmother and aunt, Louise Helene, tell stories about their psychic abilities.
Selena Summers, a native and resident of Australia, graduated from Melbourne University with a degree in philosophy and literature and a sub major in Eastern culture and thought. After college, Selena began her training in feng shui in Amsterdam, where she studied with Professor Vincent Wu of Hong Kong.
In 1992, Selena began writing a feng shui column for Womans Day Magazine, which she has been doing now for ten years. Her book, Feng Shui in 5 Minutes, a bestseller in Australia, came about from reader interest in a user-friendly bookabout the Chinese art and has been hailed by Australian readers as "the most easy-to-use feng shui book in the world."
In 1998, Selena starred in a feature called House Busters, where she, a clairvoyant, and an astrologer traveled around Australia analyzing Womans Day readers' homes and lives. In 2000, Selena had a weekly feng shui radio spot on Radio West in Western Australia. She has also appeared on morning television in Melbourne and has done radio interviews all over Australia.
Rod Suskin (South Africa) has been a professional consultant for fifteen years. He has a radio program and often appears on national television to talk about astrology. In addition to writing for journals and magazines, he writes a daily astrology column for Cape Town's largest newspaper. He was commissioned by the official publication of the South African Parliament to create and interpret an astrological chart for the newly democratic country.
Rod is the author of Synastry.
Curt Sutherly is a professional journalist who has studied and written about unexplained phenomena for over twenty years. His writing has appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country. An active interest in wildlife and natural history, combined with his background as an Air Force sergeant and his investigations of the paranormal, have given Curt a unique perspective from which to write this book. A native of Pennsylvania, Curt currently a federal civil servant for the Department of Air Force.
Curt is the author of UFO Mysteries and Strange Encounters.
Dr. Maya Magee Sutton has taught courses for 20 years at the University of New Mexico, where she originated the Celtic Stuides concentration. She teaches courses in Celtic Mythology and Urban Druidry. Dr. Sutton holds Irish and US citizenship. She is the co-author of Druid Magic.
Matthew L. Swayne (State College, PA) is a journalist who currently works as a research writer at Penn State. He has done freelance reporting for major newspapers and other publications. He is the author of America's Haunted Universities.
Dianne Sylvan (Austin, TX) has been a practicing Wiccan since the age of sixteen. She is co-founder and President of Blessedways, a Wiccan educational and spiritual organization based out of Central Texas. Through Blessedways she teaches classes on Wicca, the Runes, spiritual magic, and ecstatic dance.
In addition to her books, Dianne's work has appeared in Circle Magazine, NewWitch magazine, and the Llewellyn Wicca Almanac and Witches' Calendar; she has also been interviewed by the Wiccan Pagan Times. More of her articles on living Wiccan spirituality can be found on her website, Dancing Down the Moon.
Dianne is the author of The Body Sacred and The Circle Within.
Michael J Tamura (California) is a world-renowned spiritual teacher, healer, and clairvoyant. For over three decades, he has offered clients classes, seminars, and sessions in spiritual guidance and self-healing. He has been featured on radio and television, including CNN. More information can be found at www.michaeltamura.com. Michael is the author of You Are the Answer.
Mambo Chita Tann (Chicago, IL) is a mambo asogwe, the highest initiated rank in Haitian Vodou. She has more than twenty years of experience as a teacher, published author, and lecturer on African religions. She is also a professional Egyptologist and the spiritual leader of the Kemetic Orthodox Faith, a modern form of ancient Egyptian religion, and has appeared in a History Channel documentary about Egypt under her given name, Tamara L. Siuda. Visit the author online at Legba.biz.
Graduating from the West Coast College of Astrology in the mid 80s, Celeste Teal (Arizona) actually began her journey into the field of astrology as a complete skeptic. The first time she opened a book on the subject, in 1975, it was to discredit astrology and to prove to an acquaintance that astrology couldn’t be believed. However, the first book she opened happened to show a little more than the usual sun sign descriptions and she found enough truth within those pages to convince her that there was indeed something to it. The surprising revelation that the planetary positions at our birth and their movements following birth are somehow synchronized with human events greatly excited her, and it wasn’t long before she realized she’d found her calling as she delved passionately into the art of astrology as a means by which to learn more about the meaning of life.
Her goal is to promote astrology and teach astrologers the most valuable and reliable techniques for interpreting the horoscope.
Celeste Teal has continually written for the popular astrology magazines since 1986. These include American Astrology Magazine, Dell Horoscope, Astrology, Your Daily Horoscope, and True Astrology Forecast. She has written for Sydney Omarr’s Astrological Guide and has contributed to Today’s Astrologer, a publication by the American Federation of Astrologers, and to the Arizona Society of Astrologers newsletter.
Celeste Teal is the author of three well-received books, , Identifying Planetary Triggers, Lunar Nodes, and Eclipses: Predicting World Events & Personal Transformation, all published by Llewellyn Worldwide.
Celeste is hostess of her popular website, called Moon Valley Astrologer (at www.moonvalleyastrologer.com). Celeste provides fee-based personal tutoring services online, in addition to providing consultations for an established professional clientele.
Carol A. Tebbs, M.A., C.A.P (California) has been practicing astrology since 1971. Well recognized in the astrological community, she served three terms as president of the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR), co-founded the United Astrology Congress (UAC), and regularly contributes to The International Astrologer. She’s currently the vice president and an instructor at Kepler College. She is the author of The Complete Book of Chart Rectification.
Trish Telesco is a professional author with more than fifty metaphysical titles on the market.
Trish considers herself a kitchen witch whose love of folkore (and a bit of Strega) flavor every spell and ritual. Her strongest beliefs lie in following personal vision, being tolerant of other traditions, making life an act of worship, and being the magic!
Trish travels minimally twice per month to give lectures and workshops around the country. She has appeared on several television segments and maintains a strong, visible presence in the public through journals like Circle Network News, and on the Internet through popular sites like Witchvox.com, her home page, and her Yahoo! Club.
Trish is the author of A Kitchen Witch's Cookbook. Her current pet projects include supporting pagan land funds and coordinating spiritually oriented tours to Europe.
Jhenah Telyndru (New York), who has been called "the mother of the Avalonian revival" by PanGaia's Elizabeth Barrette, developed the Avalonian Tradition and has been teaching it for more than two decades. She is the founder and Morgen of the Sisterhood of Avalon, an international Celtic women's mysteries organization, and serves as Director of the Avalonian Thealogical Seminary. A candidate for a Master's Degree in Celtic Studies at the University of Wales at Lampeter, Telyndru teaches Avalonian intensive workshops around North America and facilitates pilgrimages to sacred sites in the British Isles. Visit her online at www.ynysafallon.com.
Jhenah is the author of Avalon Within.
Since 1972, Edred Thorsson has been dedicated to the esoteric and esoteric study of the Indo-European, Celtic and Teutonic traditions. He studied Old Irish, Middle Welsh and Indo-European religion and culture at major universities in Germany and in the United States. He is the author of Northern Magic and The Truth about Teutonic Magick.
Bil Tierney has been involved with astrology for over thirty-five years. As a full-time professional, he has lectured and given workshops at major astrological conferences throughout the United States and Canada since the mid-1970s. He has a special interest in studying the birth chart from a practical, psychological level that also encourages spiritual growth. He is a longtime member of the Metropolitan Atlanta Astrological Society (MAAS), and has served as its newsletter/journal editor several times. Bil’s work has been published in astrological publications such as Aspects and The Mercury Hour. The books he has written include Dynamics of Aspect Analysis and the Llewellyn titles Twelve Faces of Saturn, Alive and Well with Neptune, Alive and Well with Uranus, Alive and Well with Pluto, and All Around the Zodiac.
When Bil is not busy with client consultations, lecturing, tutoring, and writing articles and books, his other big passion is computers. Clients enjoy Bil’s animated, warm, and easy-going style, and they are impressed with his skillful blend of the intuitive and the analytical. His humorous slant on life is appreciated as well. Readers enjoy his through, insightful approach to astrological topics.
Jude Williams (Todd) lives near Eaton, Ohio. Her involvement with herbs spans 25 years. As a Master Herbalist with her degree from Dominion Herbal College, she is in demand for lectures and frequently is a guest on radio shows, discussing the topic of herbal medicine. She is the author of Jude's Herbal Home Remedies.
The work of Debbe Tompkins within the Wiccan community has been featured in USA Today and the Chicago Tribune. Originally a native of Oregon, she makes her home in Rossville, IL. She is the author of Witch School: Living the Wiccan Life.
Bronwynn Forrest Torgerson was a solitary Witch who practiced the Craft for thirty-five years. She was a member of the Arizona Interfaith Movement and Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS). A long-term organizer of Pagan Pride Day, she was very active in the magickal community. Her work has appeared in Circle Magazine and SageWoman.She passed from this life on April 12, 2013.
In 1973 John Townley introduced the composite chart technique in his book Composite Charts. Since then he has pioneered various techniques for astrological cycle analysis. He is also the author of Planets in Love and Lunar Returns, has been the president of the Astrologers’ Guild of America, was the editor of The Astrological Review, and is a contributor to professional and popular astrological periodicals. John is also a well-known media journalist, elected member of the American Society of Authors and Journalists, historian, preservationist, performer, and record producer.
A former clergyman in the Church of England, Reverend Mark Townsend now leads his own inclusive and ecumenical ministry that nourishes a strong appreciation for the diversity of faith beyond Christianity, and which strives to honor the divine in all people, regardless of their faith, culture, sexuality, or background.
A priest of the Open Episcopal Church and member of the Progressive Christian Alliance, in addition to being a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, the author has been featured on the BBC and several other news programs throughout Britain. He is the author of The Gospel of Falling Down, and Jesus Outside the Box (O Books). He lives in Hereford, England.
Find out more at http://www.marktownsendministry.co.uk.
Marilou Trask-Curtin is the author of In My Grandfather’s House: A Catskill Journal (ProStar Publications, 2006) and Dreaming of the Dead (Llewellyn, 2012). She is also a playwright and a screenwriter. Trask-Curtin has had articles published in Good Old Days, Ideals, and FATE magazine. She has been interviewed on The X-Zone as well as several local radio and television shows. The author lives with her husband in her childhood home in Oneonta, NY, where many of her spirit encounters occurred, and still occur today.
Kala Trobe (UK) is the main nom-de-plume of Kate La Trobe-Bateman. She is author of the award-winning work of fiction The Magick Bookshop as well as Magick in the West End, a dazzling collection of short stories that brim with imagination and come straight from the theatre-lit, gaudy, blinding, yet, bewitching streets of London's West End - and all seen through the eyes of a magically-minded young and aspiring occultist at one of London's most well-known esoteric bookshops.
Kala Trobe is the author of several works of Llewellyn non-fiction as well, including Invoke the Goddess: Visualizations of Hindu, Greek, & Egyptian Deities, Magic of Qabalah, Invoke the Gods: Exploring the Power of Male Archetypes, and The Witch's Guide to Life, and is also published by Random House UK.
Noel Tyl is one of the foremost astrologers in the world. His twenty textbooks have guided astrologers for two generations, and his lecture activities reach out through sixteen countries and some 200,000 miles a year.
Tyl has written the definitive professional manual in the astrology counseling field, the 1,000 page Synthesis & Counseling In Astrology; is consulted regularly by individuals and corporations throughout the world, and directs the Master’s Degree Correspondence Course for Certification of professional astrologers from his office in the Phoenix, Arizona area.
Tyl, a Harvard University graduate, is also the Presiding Officer of AFAN ( The Association for Astrological Networking), astrology’s world organization. His most recent titles include Solar Arcs; Predictions for a New Millennium; and Astrology of Intimacy, Sexuality, & Relationship, all published by Llewellyn Publications.
Donald Tyson (Nova Scotia, Canada) is an occult scholar and the author of the popular, critically acclaimed Necronomicon series. He has written more than a dozen books on Western esoteric traditions. Visit him online at DonaldTyson.com.
Frater U∴ D∴ was born in Heliopolis, Egypt and became interested in esoterica while still only a child. He lived in Africa and Asia and trained with Yoga and Tantra masters, as well as studying languages and literature at the Universities of Bonn and Lisbon. He is recognized as the founder of "Pragmatic Magic" and has a growing reputation as writer of numerous committed and practical articles in magazines. At present he lives near Bonn, Germany, as a free-lance writer, translator, and workshop speaker. Among his translations are the books of Peter Carroll and Ramsey Dukes and Aleister Crowley's Book of Lies. He has written more than thirty books.
Jeanne Van Bronkhorst holds graduate degrees in psychology and social work, and has helped people with end-of-life concerns for more than twenty years. Van Bronkhorst has had a lifelong interest in premonitions, since her first experience with one at the age of five. She lives in Toronto, Ontario. She is the author of Premonitions in Daily Life.
Working toward a Ph.D. at the Australian National University, Thom van Dooren (Australia) is researching philosophical and political issues in modern food production.
Reverend Rose Vanden Eynden (Ohio) has been a spiritual student all of her life. At sixteen, she began reading Tarot cards and became a professional consultant in her early twenties. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and has been a licensed massage therapist since 1996. Rose started studying mediumship in 1997, and in 2000 became a certified medium with the Indiana Association of Spiritualists and an ordained Spiritualist minister with the United Spiritualists of the Christ Light Church. She is a founding member of the U.S.C.L. and now serves as their Director of Education. She is a popular lecturer on a variety of esoteric subjects, including mediumship development, Tarot, Wicca, magick, angels, and energy healing. She has been featured in regional newspapers and television news programs, has published several metaphysical articles in national magazines, and has co-hosted a spiritual radio program.
Gail Hunt Violette (Charlotte, NC) has co-authored several books with Maudy Fowler, including Holland’s Best Inspirational/International Book of 2008, Heavenly Messages. She was also the Director of Telecommunications for the Diocese of Charlotte, NC.
Andrieh Vitimus (Ohio) has been a practicing magician in multiple systems for over twelve years. He has taught metaphysical classes at Alchemy Arts in Chicago and at conventions including Aeon, Ancient Ways, Real Witches Ball, ConVocation, and Sirius Rising.
Kris Waldherr (New York) is an author, illustrator, and designer. She is best known as the author/creator of The Goddess Tarot, which has sold over 40,000 copies. Her goddess-themed illustrations have been published as greeting cards, on book covers, and in books, magazines, and calendars. Galleries and museums throughout the United States, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, have shown her artwork. She received her B.F.A. at the School of Wisual Arts.
B. Walker-John (deceased) was affiliated with the Mystery School and closely studied the Egyptian Mysteries.
Roger Walsh, M. D., Ph.D. (California) is a professor of psychiatry, philosophy, and anthropology, and also adjunct professor of religious studies at the University of California at Irvine. His publications include the books The World of Shamanism and Essential Spirituality: The Seven Central Practices to Awaken Heart and Mind. He is also coeditor of the books Paths Beyond Ego: The Transpersonal Vision and Gifts From a Course in Miracles.
Richard Webster was born and raised in New Zealand. He has been interested in the psychic world since he was nine years old. As a teenager, he became involved in hypnosis and later became a professional stage hypnotist. After school, he worked in the publishing business and purchased a bookstore. The concept of reincarnation played a significant role in his decision to become a past-life specialist. Richard has also taught psychic development classes, which are based on many of his books.
Richard's first book was published in 1972, fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming an author. Richard is now the author of over seventy-five titles on New Age subjects. His best-selling books include Spirit Guides & Angel Guardians and Creative Visualization for Beginners.
Richard has appeared on several radio and TV programs in the United States and abroad including guest spots on Hard Copy, WMAQ-TV (Chicago), KTLA-TV (Los Angeles), KSTW-TV (Seattle), and the Mike and Matty Show (ABC). He currently resides in New Zealand with his wife and three children. He regularly travels the world to give lectures, workshops and to continue his research.
More of a generalist than a specialist, R. W. Welch has engaged in a variety of enterprises. He was a radio newsman and talk show host in the Seattle area in the 1950s and '60s. He then served eighteen years as manager of governmental affairs and public affairs for a telecommunications company and became involved in local politics in the 1970s. A lifelong "history junkie," Mr. Welch was disappointed by the generally lackluster analyses found in other books on Nostradamus, and decided he could probably do better himself.
Carl Llewellyn Weschcke (Minnesota) is the owner and chairman of Llewellyn Worldwide, the world's oldest and largest metaphysical publisher. He played a seminal role in the rise of Wicca and Neo-Paganism in the 1960s and 1970s and has been called "the father of New Age" for his public sponsorship of occult subjects. Weschcke also served as the 7th Past Grand Master Ordo Aurum Solis.
The author of over a dozen books, Kate West (United Kingdom), has become the UK's most successful author on Witchcraft. She is the recipient of a Lifetime Contribution to Witchcraft award and has been recognized as the most popular factual writer on Witchcraft by Children of Artemis, the fastest growing Witchcraft organization in the UK and Europe. Formerly the Vice President of the Pagan Federation, West remains active in the Wiccan community, speaking at international Witchfests and contributing to magazines. She is High Priestess of the Hearth of Hecate and lives in North Norfolk.
Bill Whitcomb is in his early 40s and has been fascinated by magic, symbols, and language since childhood. He is active in exploring the limits of consciousness and human potential and has plans for several more books in these areas. He also writes fiction and is an enthusiast of surrealism and fantastic literature. Bill presently resides in Oregon where he works as a technical writer.
Tess Whitehurst is an intuitive counselor, energy worker, feng shui consultant, speaker, and the author of Magical Housekeeping and The Good Energy Book. She has appeared on the Bravo TV show Flipping Out and her writing has been featured in Writer's Digest, Whole Life Times Magazine, and online at The Huffington Post and Lemondrop.com. She lives in Venice, California. Visit Tess online at www.tesswhitehurst.com.
Raised in a family with Irish-German roots and strong intuitive abilities, the unseen world of angels, spirits, and lost souls has always been a familiar part of Annie Wilder's everyday life. A writer and mother of grown children, she regularly hosts haunted tea parties in her spirit-filled Victorian house nestled in a sleepy Mississippi River town in Minnesota. Her haunted house has been featured in several television and print news stories, investigated by teams of ghost hunters, and visited by a number of prominent psychics, including Linda Drake and Echo Bodine.
Annie Wilder is the author of House of Spirits and Whispers and Spirits Out of Time.
Brandy Williams (Washington) is a Wiccan high priestess and ceremonial magician who has been practicing and teaching magic for over 25 years.
In 1997, Williams founded the Seattle Pagan Scholars, and she has served as director ever since. She also is involved with numerous organizations, including Ordo Templi Orientis, and the Temple of Light and Darkness, a Ceremonial group based on the Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn. She served as President of Covenant of the Goddess in 1990 and 1991.
Williams has conducted many lectures and workshops on the subject of practical magic, including the School of Night, an intensive non-denominational course with six other teachers. She also gave a presentation entitled “Wiccan Devotionals” to the Parliament of World Religions in 1993. Williams has made numerous festival appearances and continues to present lectures and workshops about her work.
Mike Williams, Ph.D., is a shamanic practitioner and teacher trained in soul retrieval, spirit extraction, divination, and assisting the dead and dying. An elected Druid and tutor/mentor for the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids, Williams studied with indigenous shamanic teachers in Siberia and Lapland and attended teaching sessions with Native American elders. He lives in Wales.
Spiritual teacher and intuitive Sara Wiseman (Oregon) is the author of Writing the Divine: How to Use Channeling for Soul Growth & Healing, Your Psychic Child: How to Raise Intuitive & Spiritually Gifted Kids of All Ages, and Becoming Your Best Self: The Guide to Clarity, Inspiration and Joy, all published with Llewellyn.
A branding expert for decades, she writes the "Trending Now" column for Retailing Insight (formerly New Age Retailer) and is a regular contributor and teacher with DailyOm. Previously a top national copywriter and features journalist, her articles on wellness, lifestyle, spirituality and psychic development have appeared in numerous national and online publications across the country.
Wiseman is also an award-winning singer/songwriter for the band Martyrs of Sound, and hosts popular call-in radio shows "Ask Sara" and "Sanctuary" on Contact Talk Radio. She offers private intuitive consults and training, and has worked with thousands of clients worldwide.
For free podcasts, e-books, and music, and to view her daily YouTube vlog, visit her website at www.sarawiseman.com.
M. L. Woelm (Minnesota) has experienced paranormal phenomena since she was a little girl. A retired grandmother, she enjoys exploring popular haunts around the world. She lives with her husband and her dog, Max, who loyally alerts her to every ghostly visitor.
Amber Wolfe is a master-level educator and psychotherapist in private practice. She follows an American Shamanic path, using the wisdoms found in the Celtic forms of Craft, Church, and myth that are her heritage. She also honors the sacred teachings of Native American medicine elders who have shared their knowledge of the nature of this land.
Amber Wolfe calls herself a Ban Drui, a term that has several meanings. Among them are Wise Woman, Druidess, White Oak Woman, and (as described by William Butler Yeats) a "Faerie Doctor." These titles represent her style as a writer, teacher, and therapist, whose work emphasizes the magick qualities of self-transformation and personal evolution.
Zach Wong (Australia) grew up in Malaysia, where he studied Western and Asian mythology. He has a degree in architecture and works in illustration/graphic design. The art featured in Revelations Tarot will be exhibited in local galleries and on his website.
Stephanie Woodfield (Brookfield, CT) has been a practicing Witch for over fourteen years and a Priestess for ten years. Her lifelong love of Irish mythology led to a close study of Celtic Witchcraft. A natural clairvoyant and empath, she has worked as a tarot card reader and is ordained as a minister with the Universal Life Church.
Valerie Worth was a prolific writer whose work included numerous books of children's poetry and fiction for both young people and adults. In 1991, the National Council of Teachers of English honored her with their Poetry Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her Poems are vivid observations of the quiet rumblings of everyday objects. In all her writing, the careful attention to rhythm and sound and her striking images and metaphors make for engaging reading.
Valerie Worth was born in Philadelphia, and as a child she lived in Pennsylvania, Florida and India. She attended Swarthmore College and graduated in 1955. Afterwards, she settled in Clinton, New York, and continued he Writing. She had many other interests, including astronomy, gardening and meditation. Valerie Worth died in 1994. She is survived by her husband, George Bahlke, and three children.
Stan Wrobel has studied the art of Aikido for twenty years and holds a rank of third-degree black belt. Currently he is in training for certification in the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education. His interests include the process of learning and the ways individuals organize to function and move.
After receiving his doctoral degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Wrobel worked as a research scientist and technical manager in the chemical and biomedical industries. Today, he is a consulting chemist.
Eric Yudelove has studied Taoist practices since 1970. In 1981, he was one of the first American students chosen to study with Mantak Chia, the authenic Tao Master who had recently emigrated to the US from Thailand. In 1983, he became one of the original Certified Instructors for the Healing Tao. Since then he has continued to teach, write about the study of Chi Kung, Tai Chi, Taoist meditation, and the long held secret practices of Taoist Internal Alchemy and Taoist Sexual Yoga. In 1997, he was awarded Senior Instructor status from the Mantak Chia’s International Healing Tao.
Yudelove’s third title for Llewellyn, Taoist Yoga and Sexual Energy, uses the same three-pronged approach first presented in his title 100 Days To Better Health, Good Sex & Long Life—100 days, or 14 weeks, of lessons on the Three Treasures of Taoist Yoga: Chi (breath), Jing (body), and Shen (mind). Where 100 Days… used introductory lessons, Taoist Yoga and Sexual Energy continues to more advanced practices and lessons.