|Anathema Steele brings a touch of mystery to each performance. Anathema fuses belly dance with jazz, burlesque, and a touch of the theatrical. With each spin of her skirt, shimmy of her hips, and whirl of her wings Anathema shows that great beauty can be found in darkness.|
|Sister Chéri is Master of Abrahadabra Oasis, the local body of Ordo Templi Orientis in Portland, Maine, and is a member and novice Priestess and Deacon of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica. She has been a student and practitioner of ceremonial and chaos magick since 2009, and has led workshops on Thelemic ceremonial magick across New England. She is also a Level IV Gokuikaiden practitioner in the Gendai Reiki-ho tradition. Chéri earned a BA in psychology from the University of Southern Maine.|
|Amanda is an early childhood educator and mother of two. She likes silly songs, all manner of dancing, and any art project that doesn't involve glitter.|
Dark Follies Website
|Dark Follies is an award winning vaudeville style variety show based in Portland, Maine. Family friendly while still keeping an edge, Dark Follies features the live music of the Dark Follies Rhythm Orchestra, dancing, juggling, side show acts, fire performers and more.|
|High Priestess Beverly Ellison, LCSW|
LGBTQ+ Paganism Panel
|I am a queer femme, Dianic High Priestess, and licensed clinical social worker in San Francisco, California from Portland, Maine. At age 12 I joined my first circle, The Feminist Spiritual Community. FSC was written about in Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Alder, and the community published a few books of their own including: Keep Simple Ceremonies. I was ordained as a feminist Witch and High Priestess in 2005. I have led a number of feminist covens, both exclusively female-identified as well as male-inclusive. My spiritual practice and my therapeutic practice are informed by my identities as a queer feminist woman and Witch. I offer Pagan-informed therapy in California and online Pagan-informed coaching through out the United States. Merry Meet!|
|Kevin E. Emmons|
|Kevin is a druid priest living in southern Maine. He is a co-founder of the Druid College, a Nature-based spiritual training organization. Kevin is on the Boards of Directors of the Maine Pagan Clergy Association. He is actively involved in pagan prison ministry, public rituals, rites of passage, and teaching and mentoring apprentices in his role as priest.|
|Janine Marie Gorham|
Magical Manners and Energetic Ethics
|Janine Marie/Fridlah Fobane Gyjtha; Witch, Heathen and Activist, Janine Marie has been an active member of the Maine Pagan Community for many years. She has recently facilitated Lore and Rune Studies She also hangs out with Witches of Downeast, Kin of the Old Gods. She also hosts public Rites.
Janine Marie is a member of the Maine Pagan Clergy Association and the Troth. She has presented at many conferences including East Coast Thing and Changing Times Changing Words, and Rites of Spring
|Dancer, choreographer, musician, writer…storyteller. Whether she is using the medium of dance, rhythm or words Joie seeks to bring to life the character present in a creative work.
Joie is a practitioner of Contemplative Dance & Authentic Movement and used techniques from this practice to teach embodiment to dancers and other movement artists. She works with students in classes and one on one to help them connect to and express their creative voice. She has completed the Contemplative Dance Year Long Program (year 1) with Daphne Lowell and Alton Wasson.
She is the founder and director of the interdisciplinary variety show performance troupe Dark Follies which formed in 2008. She teaches and performs around New England with Dark Follies and as a solo artist.
Beginner Pagan Panel
|Lorelei has been involved in Paganism for over 30 years and is also a trained Shaman. She has written four books on Pagan topics (available on Amazon) and has led hundreds of rituals and dozens of workshops. Lorelei offers open rituals in Auburn on a regular basis. She also holds the office of Vice President of the PUA|
|Shelley Holloway, M.Ed: Cornucopia Collective|
|Shelley is a Pagan Priestess & Witch with nearly 30 years of dedication and service to the old Gods. Rooted in the Reconstructionist & Reclaiming traditions; Shelley’s practice is a weaving together of the deeply spiritual, deeply psychological, and the deeply political. Being grounded in the intersection and interconnection of all things; Shelley is driven to look for the “notes in between” the stories we are told in our history books and the deeper truths that echo from the recesses of the Earth Herself.
Shelley brings her passionate and dedicated nature to the Boston Pagan community, where, with the Cornucopia Collective, [the pluralistic, post-modern Pagan coven and it’s extended community, created by Shelley and her wife Angel], they seek to fulfill a purpose of fostering service oriented Pagan clergy and a fruitful and thriving community.
A healer by nature, an avid Astrologer, tarot enthusiast, ritual facilitator, and community organizer; Shelley’s educational background is in Psychology and Gender Studies, and Mental Health Counseling. By day, Shelley is a psychotherapist specializing in spiritually integrative healing.
Shelley believes in equality, justice and the sacredness of all things, she loves to learn, loves to teach and loves helping others connect with the divine; she revels in transformational journeys of the soul, celebration of our common search for meaning in life & finding healing in community and in each other.
|Maine Pagan Clergy Association|
|The Maine Pagan Clergy Association is a support and networking organization for those who identify as Pagan clergy in Maine. Our meetings are open to all who identify as, or who are on the path to becoming, Pagan clergy. Meetings are held in sacred space, so that those who wish to gain counsel from other clergy, on sensitive matters, may do so in an atmosphere of confidentiality.|
|Kerry M. Robinson|
|Kerry Robinson is a Gardnerian Wiccan Priestess living in the western foothills of Maine. She's a licensed mental health therapist and current President of the Maine Pagan Clergy Association, with many years devoted to facilitating rituals, mentoring, and Clergy-development.|
|Nikki Starcat Sheilds|
Beginner Pagan Panel
|Nikki Starcat Shields is a published author, book midwife, licensed Pagan priestess, and practical mystick. She has been a lifelong Pagan, and has cultivated a daily spiritual practice for more than 20 years. As an eclectic Pagan, Starcat's studies have been primarily self-led. She is inspired by the Reclaiming tradition, Buddhism, and the shamanism of her Celtic ancestors. You can find her at http://www.starcatscorner.com.|
|Loona Wynd has been practicing magic for 20 years, She is a witch who runs her own small business online called Mystic Echoes. Last year with co author Shawn Robbins she released the book The Good Witches Guide: A modern Day Wiccapedia of Magickal Ingredients and Spells|