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Find a Teacher or Priestess - [RCRC] Resource Listing

All who list themselves as a Resource below have agreed to teach and mentor according to the Reclaiming "Principles of Unity". Even if someone is not listed near you, almost all here are willing to mentor electronically or by phone anywhere around the world (and many are able to travel, as well). The lists below use tables extensively.

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Resources are listed in the following areas:

United States :

Name
Conact Info
Region
Resource offered(?)
Biography and Special Offerings
CANADA

Lorna Thomas
lortho@telusplanet.net
telephone: 780-905-8159

(Canada, Alberta)

Resource offered:

Guest Teacher/Artist

Bio:
I am a member of the "Tequilla Dogwomen" coven from Edmonton Alberta and have been a practicing witch for seven years.  I'm most interested in Wicca as it relates to social activism.  I am also interested in helping to document, through video, various "actions" by the pagan community. As well as working as a filmmaker, I like to clown, spend lots of time with my partner, two children, and three seniors.

Special offerings:
Facilitation--one-day to two-week workshops on video production, clowning, street performance
Filmmaking--I produce, direct and write documentaries and enjoy documenting "special events" for groups.

Pat (Hogan)
path@lynx.bc.ca
telephone: 604-253-7189

(Canada, BC)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist
Organizer Mentor

Bio:
Witch for 23 years, a Reclaiming-trained witch for 15 years. I initiated BC (British Columbia) Witch Camp in 1987, organized it, and now part of a 5-person organizing team.  I am passionate about building and maintaining an interactive year-round BCWC Reclaiming Community. I've also served as community teacher in Vancouver since 1987 with other Reclaiming-trained folks, as well as student taught at Vermont Witchcamp. Developed "Creating Magic, Creating Covens" class, and co-created "Aging-Sageing Woman" workshop, using the tools of the Craft and addressing issues of aging and ageism.  In my "other" life I produce concerts, organize political and spiritual workshops for others, raise funds for community groups, organize economical Women's Magical Tours to ancient sites, network with special interest groups worldwide,  organize (and dance) same-sex ballroom and latin dance classes, enjoy and treasure my family, friends and community.

Special Offerings:
Visioning, Organizing and Promoting Special Events, Classes and Fundraisers
Building and Maintaining a Growing Community: Skills and Structures.
One/two day workshops on Elements, Ageing-Sageing, Ritual Structure Public Speaking to Universities, Media, Special Interest groups on Witchcraft, Reclaiming, Feminism.

Ruby
crowseyeru@hotmail.com
telephone: 250-703-2199

(Canada, BC)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist
Organizer Mentor
Priestess On-Call
Magical Activism Resource

Bio:
I have been a BCWC witchcamper for fourteen years. I have been teaching classes and leading community rituals for more than ten years in a number of communities. I was instrumental in the development of the witch community in Tofino. Community development, activism and connecting to the wild hold the focus of my love, attention and magical practice.

Special Offerings:
Large group facilitation.
Group dynamics - workshops in team-building and group mediation.
Consensus building workshops.

Maevyn
Mvntry@hotmail.com

(Canada, BC)

Resource offered:

Guest Teacher/Artist
Priestess On-Call

Bio:
I am a Reclaiming, feminist, lesbian witch, practicing for 18 years, having also been initiated to the 3rd degree in a more traditional tradition; as a Reclaiming witch, I have been teaching and leading ritual in my community periodically for 13 of those years.  I have taught core classes, workshops and witchcamps.  I am most interested in working with newcomers while fostering the priestessing skills of those with more experience.  I am a single mom with two grown daughters.  My mundane work is in the field of mental health.

Special Offerings:
Planning and executing seasonal rites; planning and performing rites of passage, such as initiations, weddings; planning and executing workshops on a particular topic, such as the "Dark Goddess"; teaching core classes.

Anna
Labyrinth@onlink.net

(Canada, Ontario)

Resource offered:

Guest Teacher/Artist
Organizer Mentor
Priestess On-Call
Magical Activist Resource

Bio:
Anna lives in Northern Ontario close to the land and lakes that she loves and that feed her soul. A dancer, gardener, Reiki Master, outdoor adventurer, permaculturalist, activist, ritualist and consultant, she loves nurturing, growing and creating community, teaching workshops and working with magical tools in new and interesting ways. Anna has attended 5 years of Vermont Witchcamps (1 as student teacher) and is actively involved in her home communities as priestess, organizer, path and workshop leader with the weekend camps of Wild Ginger and WomynSpiritFestival. She has also been a Mystery School student with Diana's Grove for 4 years and is student teaching at SpiralHeart this year.

Special Offerings:
Priestess On Call: ritual design and facilitation, made to order rituals for a variety of situations, core classes (Elements, Iron Pentacle).
Guest teacher/Artist: bellydancing, labyrinth building (Minoan), magical tools in the workplace.
Facilitation and meeting effectiveness: working with groups to become more effective in consensus decision making and using magical tools in meetings.
Permaculture: workshops in permaculture principles, natural design, sheet mulch gardening, herb spirals, etc.

Susan
skwismer@fes.uwaterloo.ca

(Canada, Ontario)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist
Organizer mentor
Priestess On-Call
Magical Activism Resource

Bio:
I have been working as a witch in the Reclaiming tradition for over 10 years. I have assisted with organizing at Vermont Witch Camp, play a priestessing role with the Wild Ginger community (a group of Reclaiming witches living mostly in Southern Ontario), assist in organizing and priestessing public sabbats and private rituals in my home community of Guelph, teach classes and provide one-on-one spiritual direction on request. In addition, I m a healer, a poet, a gardener, a mother of two daughters, a lesbian and a teacher of environmental studies.

Special Offerings:
Mentoring and spiritual direction: working with individuals and groups in person and by e-mail in support of skill development, deepening awareness, guided self-initation processes, ritual planning.
Teaching: workshops and classes in elements of magic, 13 moons of magic (a guided path to self-initiation.
Magical community development: workshops and facilitation in support of constructive conflict resolution, consensus-based decision-making, group-building.
Spiritual healing: introductory workshops and individual consultations

Marnie
marniem@istar.ca

(Canada, Quebec)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist
Magical Activism Resource

Bio:
I am a senior reclaiming camp teacher, since 1990, have taught core courses and created courses in Michigan, Missouri, Vermont, MidAtlantic, Texas. I work with humor and accessability and depth, 12 steps are a cornerstone , love to work with the body in magic and movement to mine the depths of our inner wisdom. I especially like to work with people who may not go to a camp or a workshop, (disadvantaged, etc.). Feel its important to keep our work open and creative for everyone doing it. Go straight to the core of the work.

Special Offerings:
Sacred Clown Workshop- working physically with inner clown in all its vulnerability and universal energies.
Embodiment Workshop; using movement and the body to explore our own magical wisdom.
Two day magic workshops, Pandora's Box, Balance of Magic, Mask of Letting Go, Authentic Movement, Journey of the soul etc. Also workshops specifically designed for a specific community's needs.

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EUROPE

barbarab
babaum@gmx.de

(Germany)

Resource offered:

Guest Teacher/Artist

Bio:
i am working with earth-based spirituality since about 20 years, since 3 years in the reclaiming tradition. i have taught classes and workshops and developed rituals since almost the same time, i work as a healer and artist (visual and performance). my interest is, to encourage people, especially women, to find their central power and their way to express themselves mostly by initiating crazy things. i´m a gardener and yes, i love my cat!

Special offerings:
Singing ritual songs- workshops from 1 day to 1 week.
improvisation theater- workshops from 1 day to 1 week, directing productions.
art - creating and assisting people to create their own things (altars for the ancestors for example).

Moira
moira.schmidt@t-online.de
phone: 011-49-4205-779578
website: www.linien-und-wege.de

(Germany and Europe)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Organizer Mentor
Magical Activism Resource
Guest Teacher/Artist
Priestess On-Call

Bio:
Being trained in the RecIaiming-Tradition since 1995, I'm a European Reclaiming Witchcamp-Teacher and co-founder of the European Loreley-Witchcamp. Besides my spiritual training I also bring my experience as a researcher, social scientist, teacher in the adult education for more than thirteen years and my further education in resource-oriented, systemic therapy into the magical cauldron. I'm fond of combining different tools that help to find out the special gifts of individuals or groups and I teach how to make good use of these strengths in order to create the world, we want to live in and communities of 'beauty, justice, balance, freedom and delight'. This includes to help to solve conflicts and to support people to dissolve blocks that arise along their path to their 'authentic self'. As I feel, that 'one's own star' is strongly connected to others, I have also been a co-founder of REA, the Reclaiming-Earth-Activists-Network in Europe, Witchcamp- and Workshop-Organizer for a weeklong Magical Activism Training with Starhawk, a mentor and ritual teacher of the community "Reclaiming Lowlands" and have taught magical techniques for witches and activists in Italy after the riots in Genoa. I love to adore the earth in cultivating and expressing the "joie de vivre" and ecological counsciousness in every-day-life, sing and dance, garden, make art-exhibitions at my place, do research on ancient cultures in Europe, travel, visit sacred sites and enjoy the wilderness, walks, fine meals and good talks with my partner, soul-mates and friends.

Special offerings:
- On the Outer Spiral: Weekend-intensives and trainings for people from different European Countries, who want to step further on their way to become a ritual-faciliator, priest/ess and/or teacher in the Reclaiming Tradition
- Community Mentoring and Teaching according to the specific needs of the group
- Core-Classes, trance-techniques, learn how to create (private or public) ritual
- The Wheel of the Year: Faciliating the eight season-rituals in the Reclaiming Tradition
- Path of the Snake-Goddess: Spiritual travels to Crete and working at its Sacred Sites
- The Laughter of Aphrodite: Sensuality, sexuality and pleasure. Healing-rituals for women
- Individual Counselling and Trance-Work, rituals for life-transitions
- On wings of Eagle: Workshops for planning and creating life and work with magical support
- Earth Rhythms: Connecting, Letting-Go, Transforming. Healing-rituals at Sacred Sites
- Magical Actions and rituals for political events, including the work with local sagas and fairy tales
- Contact for REA-networking, magical-political organizing/training and the European-Reclaiming-Loreley-Witchcamp

UNITED STATES
   

Deborah Cooper/Oak
GlindaD@aol.com
telephone: 415-647-7916

(US, CA)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist
Organizer Mentor
Magical Activism Resource

Bio:
I am a Reclaiming and Feri Initiate and have been an active participant in the Bay Area Reclaiming community for two decades. I have a long love of the alchemical mix of magic and activism and for the past two years have been committed to teaching magic to activists. I am a parent, a mosaic artist, an aromancer, and a priestess of the Elvisynion (that's right, Elvis) mysteries.

Special Offerings:
Magical Activism Trainings: workshops from 3 hours to 3 days that focus on magical training for activists and/or activism training for witches and principles of direct action and civil disobedience.

Robin Dolan
lasirena23@earthlink.net
telephone: 510-533-7453

(US, CA)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist
Priestess on call

Bio:
I've been a practicing witch for twenty years, and have been involved with Reclaiming for most of that time. I also work in other magical traditions, such as Gardnerian, Feri, and Nine Sisters. I consider myself eclectic and am committed to interfaith as well as inter-tradition work. I am a Reclaiming teacher in the SF/Bay Area, teaching core classes as well as special classes in Aspecting, Anchoring, Spellcrafting, Tarot, and using Music as a Magical Tool, and have student taught at two witchcamps. I have BA's in Theater and in Music, and am co-Artistic Director of Magical Acts Ritual Theater in Oakland. I am a member of the pagan folk trio Moonrise, which recorded the cd "Songs of Love, Magic and Other Mysteries", and I have sung on several Reclaiming cd's. I directed the Spiral Dance chorus for five years. Busy woman, as you can see. I am committed to community work, and served on Reclaiming's Spokescouncil for two years, and volunteered for several years in support of the local bisexual community. All this tells you about my activities and experience, but what's more valuable to me is real interaction with people. Hard to convey here, and a lot of why I do this work.

Special Offerings:
Aspecting - I love to teach workshops on aspecting techniques, exploring the many ways this can be approached, and learning to make contracts and commitments about how deep you want to work. Acting in Ritual - I teach day long or ongoing classes in acting techniques for use in ritual. We learn to make things real in the moment, and how to use our voices and bodies and movement to help focus ourselves and the energy in a ritual.
Anchoring - This is the technique of deep witnessing and helping create the container for rituals. This is simple but powerful work, and really helps rituals.
Music and Magic - There are ways that music or sound can be used in ritual that make for powerful tools. I know a wealth of songs and chants that can be used in ritual too.

Suzanne Sterling
suzanne@suzannesterling.com

(US, CA)

Resource offered:

Guest Teacher/Artist
Priestess On-Call

Bio:
Suzanne has been a performing artist (singing, dance and theatre) for 20 years and a Reclaiming teacher and priestess for 14 years (including 8 Witch Camps).  She was a community mentor for the formation of Reweaving in Southern California where she helped to develop curriculums, teachers trainings and apprenticeship/priestessing programs.  She loves riding the edge where art and ritual meet and can currently be found performing songs from her latest cd, entitled Bhakti, and creating ritual in a wide ranging variety of venues all over the country.

Special Offerings:
Teaching:  one day or weekend workshops on sacred singing and rhythm, all core classes, yoga and movement, and special topics such as chanting, drumming and  voice for ritual, aspecting, devotional work with Deity, designing creative ritual, expressive arts, invocations and soul retrieval.
Priestessing:  large rituals, and rites of passage such as baby and family blessings, menarche rituals, handfastings, community /house blessings and any made to order rituals for a variety of situations.

Laura Wyrd
Lynxmagic@hotmail.com
telephone: 310-358-5018

(US, CA)

Resource offered:

Guest Teacher/Artist
Priestess On-Call

Bio:
Laura Wyrd is a drummer, dancer, yogini, world traveler, and dedicated ritualist.  She has created two drumming tapes and performed in numerous theater pieces with Goddess themes.  She has taught ongoing classes and weekend workshops throughout the country and has taught at nine Reclaiming Witch Camps.  Laura currently teaches yoga in the Los Angeles area where she is frequently seen dancing with the moon.

Special offerings:
Teaching:  one day or weekend workshops in movement, dance , drumming. yoga , core classes and specialty classes such as aspecting, healing, faery magic, spell crafting, trance work etc.
Priestessing:  large rituals and rites of passage such as baby blessings, animal blessings and house blessings and clearings.

Wilow Fire Zachubi
mawilow@alamedanet.net

(US, CA)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist
Priestess On-Call
Magical Activism Resource

Bio:
Wilow Fire integrates her decades of experience as a healer and Reiki Master with seasoned counseling, hypnotherapy, bodywork, and breath release skills.  She is an ordained minister of the Reformed Congregation of the Goddess, International and a dedicated practitioner of the Reclaiming tradition. Wilow is a compassionate, grounded teacher, priestess, and activist who leads Reiki, Witchcraft, and herbal and energetic healing classes throughout North America.  Her long time committment to Reclaiming includes many years teaching at Reclaiming Witch Camps

Special Offerings:
Community Mentor:  Coven, group, and community consulting; ritual design and support; consensus and facilitation training; teacher/priestess/healer mentoring and curriculum development.
Guest Teacher/Artist:  Reclaiming Core Classes; Reiki; Healing and Energy Skills; Aspecting; Devotional Practice; Tarot; Trance Skills; Spellcrafting; Herbcraft; and Women's Mysteries.
Priestess on Call:  Legally credentialed minister; weddings; handfastings; funerals; life transitions and rites of passage;  individual, couple, and family counseling; divination; healing consultations, sessions and ceremonies; ritual design and facilitation.
Magical Activism Resource:  Magical Activism Trainings; Energetic Skills for Direct Action; Spellcrafting for Change; Self Care for Activists; Living Tarot; Healing, Counseling, and Ritual Skills for Direct Action.

Brook
brookschoenfield@yahoo.com
telephone: 510-343-2139, extension 5948.

(US, CA)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist
Priestess On-Call
Magical Activism Resource

Bio:
I've been working with the San Francisco Reclaiming Community since 1982. During the same period, I've been studying and facilitating consensus and facilitation workshops nationally within the United States. I facilitated my first Craft workshop in 1990. The work of helping people seek their empowerment through the Craft, through taking political action, and through group and inter-personal process, makes my heart sing. I find deep magic in the unfolding miracle of daily life.

Special Offerings:
Facilitation: workshops that develop facilitation skills in concensus process and and for teaching the Craft.
Consensus: workshops that help groups understand the consensus process and to work through the problems that arise when using consensus.
Magical Activism: workshops that help participants find and use magical tools when engaging in activism.
Nonviolence: workshops that help people prepare themselves to do nonviolent direct action.
Nonviolence preparation: workshops that prepare people to facilitate nonviolent preparations workshops.
Basic Psychic Skills: workshops that help people develop their inate psychic skills and that give participants tools for building a set of psychic practices.
Tarot: workshops that help people work with the tarot as a psychic skill and as a magical practice.
Men's Mysteries: workshops by and for men.
Ritual Drumming: workshops that help people find their inner sense of rhythm and apply it to drumming for rituals (and for fun!).
The Wheel of the Year: workshops that help people develop a relationship with each of the 8 festivals of the Wheel of the Year.

Akasha Madron
akamad@yahoo.com
telephone: 206-368-9817

(US, CA)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist
Organizer Mentor
Priestess On-Call

Bio:
Akasha has taught magic and healing arts classes throughout North America and Great Britain for over 15 years. Her magic is based in the Reclaiming tradition and spiced with time travel, tarot, astrology, martial arts, and children's books. As a Midwife of Rebirth, she aids people in spiritual emergence, dark nights of the soul, cellular healing, and body mind integration. Akasha teaches people the skills to transform their personal stumbling blocks and gain a deeper and broader perspective of their life in relation to their immediate self, surroundings, and the world.

Special Offerings:
Teaching -- Core Reclaiming classes, spellcraft, protection, practical mundane magic, tarot, aura work, cellular and ancestral healing, "past" life and time travel, women's mysteries, dreamwork.
Priestessing -- Licensed minister for handfastings, funerals, and spirit release, ritual priestessing, ritual planning - personal and public, house cleansings/blessings, divination.
Organizing -- Behind the scenes organization training for large rituals, volunteer coordination .

Rebecca Ferrell
denver@dreamweaving.org

(US, CO)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Organizer Mentor
Magical Activism Resource

Bio:
I have been on a Wiccan path in various forms for many years, and have been a witchcamp organizer for the past 3 years.  I am experienced in teaching about magical activism, the elements of magic, and women's moon blood mysteries.  Helping to organize a Reclaiming community in the Colorado front range area is my current passion.

Special Offerings:
We are forming a Reclaiming tradition community in the Denver area, and I am available as a contact for those desiring more information about the community. 

Irish Flambeau
solstice@alltel.net
phone: (866) 841-9134 x 5970
web: feyfolk.homestead.com

(US, GA)

Resource offered:

Guest Teacher/Artist

Bio:
Irish Flambeau is a Peace Witch inspired by the Reclaiming tradition and has led dances for groups from 5 up to 100 dancers. She holds a Master's Degree in Social Work and practiced psychotherapy for a decade. She writes for Reclaiming Quarterly, newWitch magazine, and Oracle2000. Her activism is currently centered on leading Dances of Universal Peace in her home community, at peace demonstrations, and in developing a body of Reclaiming-inspired circle dances.

Special Offerings:
Guest teacher: Available to lead Reclaiming style sacred circle dances. Circle dances are a participatory event where people join hands, learning simple movements to sacred phrases, chants and music. They are a form of body prayer and moving meditation which provides actual experiences of immanent consciousness and celebration, beyond words and concepts. I am also a supervised leader of Dances of Universal Peace. A circle dance experience can be tailored for an evening, a day workshop, or longer residential retreats. They are a great addition to peace gatherings, rituals of all kinds, handfastings, workshops and retreats.

River
LabyrinthTR@aol.com

(US, IL)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Organizer Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist

Bio:
My greatest dream is to see a strong Reclaiming community in the Midwest, and I am particularly interested in helping folks in areas that are far from a Reclaiming presence get started, since I've been in the same predicament before. I'm most interested in traveling to communities to teach the core classes, mentor an organizing team or individual, or whatever best suits the local community's needs. I've been in Dreamweaving (the organizers of the Midwest Witchcamp) for four years, and I've been working hard to build a Reclaiming community in Chicago and central Illinois. I've been teaching workshops for the past four years, am very active in the Diana's Grove Mystery School, and I love drumming, singing, and a good crossword puzzle.

Special Offerings:
Facilitation: Core classes, particularly Elements for communities that are just getting started with Reclaiming work.
More facilitation: Specialty workshops including African drumming, voice, and ecstatic ritual.
Mentoring organizers who want to host events in far-flung areas with little or no Reclaiming presence, especially in the Midwest.

Grove
jgharris@fas.harvard.edu

(US, MA)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist
Organizer Mentor
Priestess On-Call
Magical Activism Resource

Bio:
I am an activist, a feminist, a kitchen witch with an MDiv from Harvard, an academic with  background in race, gender and class analysis, a manager of a research project on religious diversity, a proud compost queen.  I focus ritual on doing magical work, and am amazed at the transformations that happen.  My spellcrafting may involve chakra cleansings, oils and herbs, paper and crayons, and sometimes sugar cubes and toothpicks.  I'm experienced in group dynamics and issues of leadership, and am fascinated by organizational structures.

Special Offerings:
Consensus- full day training in consensus process coupled with ritual to clear personal entrenched obstacles and create room for new ways of  working in groups.
Magic for Maidens- ritual/classes for maidens ages 12-14.
Consultation in organizational development for groups that are stuck and want to grow.
Facilitation for group processes that are helped by outside assistance.

Gail Morrison
gaimorr@earthlink.net
telephone: 617-323-5335

(US, MA)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist
Priestess On-Call

Bio:
My 20 year involvement with Wiccan traditions includes leading women's spirituality workshops, teaching at Witchcamps, visiting ancient goddess temples in Europe and South America, priestessing rites of passage, and co-founding the Witches' Yellow Pages. I deliver self-esteem groups with a spiritual feminist conciousness to inner city women in transition. As a Reclaiming Resource, I offer introspective goddess centered work with individuals and groups using trance, mask-making, creative movement, and ceremony.

Special Offerings:
Create and priestess ceremonies and rituals, guide individual and group trance.

Donald L. Engstrom
iowariver@aol.com
telephone: 612-724-7348

(US, MN)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist
Priestess On-Call

Bio:
I am an artist, a gardener, and a Witch. I have been involved with spirit work for over a quarter century, first getting involved with Witch Craft in 1980 after exploring Queer Spirit, and the Neolithic Old European and Native American cultures. I self-defined as a Reclaiming Witch in early 1984 and began to teach Witch related classes in my home communities, which include among others, Radical Faerie, PWA, and bioregionalist. I began teaching at Reclaiming WitchCamps in the early 1990s and am now a senior teacher within the tradition. I was initiated into the Reclaiming Tradition in January 2000.

Special offerings:
Weekend Intensives: Core Curriculum classes; Prayer Beads -Their Construction and Uses; The Labyrinth (basic over view of the seven and eleven walled labyrinths, their construction and uses); The Ancestors (meeting them and building on going relationships, an ancestor is any of the dead whose life and work has allowed you to live your own life); Altars (building and tending); Exploring the Queer Mysteries (A Queer is not defined by who one has sex with, but rather, daring to fully live the life one has been called to live). I prefer to co-teach with a local teacher whenever possible.
Priestess Services: I perform the basics; marry, bury and baptize (child dedications). I also help folks design specific rituals for specific needs. I use Universal Life Church credentials for legal purposes.

Stan
SKHoltNC@aol.com
telephone: 919-220-3087

(US, NC)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist
Organizer Mentor
Priestess On-Call

Bio:
Stan is a queer witch who has been teaching/priestessing in the Reclaiming tradition for over four years. His current work focuses on using magical principles as a way of developing community and community leaders, the healing power available to humans in the natural realms, and opening to the divine. He is a devotee of the tarot, White Tara and Brigid. In the past year, he has been rousing dragons.

Special Offerings:
Core Reclaiming Classes: Elements of Magic, Rites of Passage and Iron Pentacle.
Authentic Leadership: Authentic Leadership In A Changing World will create a container where leaders connect with their core selves allowing for self-discovery and deep questioning in a safe, creative environment. This experiential workshop will involve self-exploration and skills development with tools to identify the potential around you and harness that energy towards a common purpose. Techniques will include guided imagery, movement, walking meditation in a labyrinth, journaling and creative expression.

Gretchen Laymon
GretchenLay@earthlink.net

(US, NC)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist

Bio:
I've served a wide community as wise woman, healer and teacher for more than a decade and am a Reclaiming witchcamp and community teacher.   My spiritual practice is centered in compassionate self care and the discipline of my body's needs.  I'm a dedicated Priestess in the Temple of Order and Beauty, a Green Witch and a Witch of Health. I've worked with several budding Reclaiming communities in the south/southeastern US.

Special offerings:
I offer week end versions of the core Reclaiming courses: Elements, Rites of Passage, and Iron Pentacle. Will mentor growing communities.

Northlight
herownself@juno.com

(US, NJ)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist
Priestess On-Call

Bio:
I'm a lifelong practitioner of weatherwork and animal communication who only discovered the traditions of witchcraft in the mid-1990s. My toolbox includes mechanical engineering, caring for Alzheimer's patients, Reiki training, and a recent MA in Spiritual Psychology. Nowadays I'm mother, step-mother, and grandmother--no longer am I daughter to any blood kin. After writing for Reclaiming Quarterly and teaching and facilitating for several years, on the eve of Mabon 2003 I changed my name from Maggie nicAllis to NorthLight. I'm a facilitator at WomonGathering and work with youth, with hospice, and with organizational dynamics. I live in the woods with three partner humans, one cat, three looms, and thirteen vehicles.

Special offerings:
Teaching Reclaiming core classes with a co-teacher from your local community; offeringhalf-day and one-day workshops in Forgiveness, Manifestation, Listening to the Body, and similar topics. 
Priestessing custom-designed rituals for personal rites of passage or group celebrations of the Wheel of the Year. Ordained in the Ministry of Universal Acceptance to perform legal marriages in most states in U.S.A. and some provinces in Canada.

Raven Stanfield
ravenredd@hotmail.com
telephone: 505-342-1553

(US, NM)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist
Organizer Mentor
Magical Activism Resource

Bio:
I am a shower-singing acupuncturist, performing artist, activist and witch and the co-founder of The Enchanted Spiral, our homegrown Reclaiming community in New Mexico. I have been teaching core classes and other original workshops in my own community for two years and have also helped to foster the juicy development of several other communities. I've called myself witch for ten years and recently have joined the team of organizers for the Midwest Witchcamp. I am dedicated to art and ritual as sustainable forms of activism, to my work with the Fey, and to my passionate love affair with the wyld Earth.

Special offerings:
1)Finding Your Voice/Calling Back your Power: one day rhythm and voice workshops focused on using magical musical tools to step into our authentic power and passion.
2)Reclaiming Core Classes: weekend formats-will travel, prefer to bring co-teacher or co-teach with local community teachers.
3)Facilitation, Mediation and Feedback-one or two day classes to help communities in working through issues, learning consensus process, creating sustainable structures for accountability and longevity.
4)Practical Magic-How We Can Become the Change We Wish To See in the World-this class is currently being co-developed--a strong Magical Activism two day weekend with practical solutions for lessening our impact on the Earth.

Dawn Isidora
dawnisidora@comcast.net
telephone: 503.231.0210

(US, OR)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist
Organizer Mentor
Priestess On-Call

Bio:
I am a founding member of Portland's public ritual cell as well as our teaching cell and have years of experience as both teacher, priestess, and organizer. I have had experience with the larger Reclaiming community through organizing and teaching at witchcamps and spokescouncil representation. I'm most interested in the empowerment of individuals and communities, to grow beyond existing boundaries. I am Reclaiming and Feri initiated and work the double edged Feri blade of *fierceness and compassion*.

Special Offerings:
Core Reclaiming classes: Elements of Magic, Rites of Passage, Iron Pentacle taught in a variety of formats (weekend intensive, weekly meetings).
Elements Intensive: a series of weekend workshops that explore and deepen your relationship with the Magical Elements: Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Spirit.
Forming a Reclaiming Community: meeting with witches in your community to brainstorm and plan how to build Reclaiming community in your area.
Organizing Weekend Workshops: how to assess community needs, approach guest teachers and organize workshops for your community. Can be done via phone conference -- no charge.
Spiritual Counseling: individual, couples, groups or covens -- I combine my intuitive, and energy sensing skills with deep listening, common sense and mediation training to facilitate you or your group's stuck places and move into a more healthy energetic flow. One time or ongoing meetings available, according to need and location.
Personal ritual or ceremonies: licensed to perform weddings and other personal rites of passage.

Scott Mist
scott.mist@teleport.com
telephone: 503-239-7293

(US, OR)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist
Priestess On-Call

Bio:
I am a Reclaiming and Feri initiate, and have taught elements class and workshops for 8 years (Witch Camp 1 year). I'm most interested in helping individuals learn personal practice and priestessing skills.  I am also very interested in developing mentoring relationships with individuals and small groups.  I am an acupuncturist, herbalist, researcher, and student.

Special offerings:
Facilitation:  Small (<100) public ritual building and ritual skills 

Pomegranate Doyle
Psyreading@aol.com telephone: 503-239-1147

(US, OR)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist

Bio:
I am senior Reclaiming Witch Camp Teacher and regularly teach workshops in the craft thoughout North America, which I have been practicing for 17 years. I am most interested in using Magic to transform lives and heal the earth through empowerment and manifestation. My influences are: the Earth, the Ancestors, the Fey, Queer Spirit, the 12 steps, Mirth and Reverence and daring to be dorky. Don't dream it be it.

Special Offerings:
Core Curriculum -Two day workshops taught with a local teacher covering one of the Reclaiming core curriculum classes.
Psychic Skills -One and Two day workshops designed to offer practical skills to develop and temper psychic abilities
Priest/Priestess Training -Workshops developed out of years of my own practice as a priestess. ( Often co-taught with Sage Goode)
Coven/Small Group Work -Working with a coven or community to develop magic that is designed specifically for that group or coven.

Inanna
inanna@teleport.com
telephone: 503-232-0993

(US, OR)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist
Priestess On-Call
Magical Activism Resource

Bio:
I'm an artist (painter and printmaker) and priestess. I'm a Reclaiming Initiate, have taught at four Witch Camps. I've been teaching and priestessing public rituals in my home community for about seven years. I'm a core member of Portland Reclaiming: both the ritual cell and teaching cell. I love to dance; also love music, ritual, cats, and political action.I love to incorporate art into my teaching, also movement and dance. I'm especially interested in teaching priestessing skills and helping communities develop better rituals and deepen their connection to deity. I am licensed to perform marriages, and funerals; have had recent experience in both.

Special offerings:
Classes/workshops -  Reclaiming core classes, Magical Activism.
Special classes: The Joys of Flight: All About Trance, Body and Voice as Magical Tools, and Embracing the Crone: Aging with Power and Panache. I can also design a class or workshop according to a group's needs.

Marybeth
mbtucker@juno.com - telephone: 717-665-2809

(US, PA)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist
Organizer Mentor
Priestess On-Call

Bio:
I'm a teacher and priestess in the Reclaiming style, working toward initiation in the Reclaiming tradition. I've taught one of the core classes both in my geographic area and at Witch Camp. I'm interested in helping to build community through mentoring and teaching priestessing and organizing skills. I'm familiar with and work the 12-step process in my priestessing and daily life, and am active in the local Pagan Pride community.

Special offerings:
Co-teacher - Elements of magic: 6 week (for local within 2 hours drive) or weekend workshops of the "basics" of Reclaiming-style magic and ritual making.
Community mentor, organizer mentor - having been involved in building and organizing community and gatherings (including the MidAtlantic Summer Intensive), I'm available to provide assistance, insight, and practical strategies for community building and organizing community events.
Priestess on-call - Available for hand-fastings, grief counseling, ritual priestessing.

BrightFlame
brightflame@mysmagic.org
http://www.mysmagic.org

(US, PA)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist
Organizer Mentor
Priestess On-Call

Bio:
Writer, teacher and priestess in the Reclaiming Tradition. Teaching staff at Womongathering and WomenCircles (Rowe, MA); former organizer of Vermont Witch Camp; organizer/producer of events and rituals; founded DelawareValley Reclaiming. Influences: ecofeminism, Mystery, Magaian Way, faery.

Special offerings:
Classes/workshops - Reclaiming core classes, Tree Wisdom, Pentacle Magic, Energy Intensive, labyrinths, customized classes/workshops to fit the community's needs.
Priestessing - advanced workshops in priestessing; constructing/critiquing rituals.
Accessing Mystery and the Goddess - finding Her stories, working with faeries, group trance.

Sarah
SARAHC405@aol.com

(US, PA)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist
Organizer Mentor
Priestess On-Call

Bio:
I am a consulting herbalist and have a small line of herbal products under the name of Herbs From the Labyrinth. I am passionate about wild gardening and working with allies in the Plant and Faerie realms. I am a Reclaiming initiate and have been facilitating community rituals since 1993. I've taught at witchcamps in Texas and West Virginia, as well as numerous community classes and workshops. I've also organized a number of workshops, both with Reclaiming teachers and other well known teachers. I am a Priestess of the Labyrinth, and am devoted to Ariadne. I live with my husband and cat in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Special Offerings:
Classes/workshops on working with labyrinths, could include guidance on building a permanent labyrinth.
Classes/workshops on magical and medicinal uses of plants; finding and working with plant allies.

Morgana
ethos@texas.net
telephone: 512-478-5282

(US, TX)

Resource offered:

Guest Teacher/Artist
Organizer Mentor

Bio:
Morgana creates magic, ritual, and theatre, melding them with song, dance, fire, and shadow. Her Reclaiming teaching experience includes Witch Camps in Texas, California, and British Columbia, as well as magic classes in the Austin community.  She has been a key player on the organizing cell for Tejas WitchCamp for the past 4 years.  She runs The VORTEX, an alternative theatre in Austin, TX where she teaches acting, directs original works, and produces many plays.

Special Offerings:
Organization of (or teaching organization of) events, large and small, including but not limited to workshops, classes, and Witchcamps.
Teaching of theatre-related magical skills including sacred creativity and original artistic expression for ritual and personal growth.
Developing magical explorations that focus on dark goddesses.
Helping new teachers learn to teach core classes such as Elements and Iron Pentacle.

Midnight
midnight@ancient-mysteries.net
telephone: 512-373-4411 or 512-657-9924

(US, TX)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist
Organizer Mentor

Bio:
I am Second Degree Reiki Healer and a Priestess of the Goddess. I have studied in the Reclaiming tradition for many years. I am a founding member of Tejas Web, where I am involved with the organization of the Tejas Web's Reclaiming Witch Camps, participate in planning and priestess public rituals, and teach Wiccan magic in the local community. I have a deep love for the Earth and all her creatures.

Special offerings:
I am willing to travel to offer Reclaiming core classes. Also offer workshop on Sacred Circles - Creating your own Mandala.
I will help with planning and Priestessing public rituals, house clearing/blessings, healing, etc.

Yarrow
yarrow@egg-in-the-hollow.com

(US, VA)

Resource offered:

Magical Activism Resource
Organizer Mentor

Bio:
I was introduced to Reclaiming at SpiralHeart's 1997 Witch Camp, joined the organizing team a month later, and have been on the Witchcamp Spokescouncil for the last three years.  I've watched, and helped, as my home community grow from a few enthusiastic Witchcampers to a group starting to do public rituals and teach the Reclaiming core classes. I've become active in direct action politics again after a twenty-year hiatus.  I'm interested in how groups work: what makes us stick together when the tensions rise -- and why do they rise in the first place?.

Special Offerings:
[Caveat: right now I have more experience doing these things than teaching them.]
E-mail facilitation: An on-line workshop on facilitating productive e-mail meetings.
Magic for Activists and/or Direct Action for Witches: one-day workshops.
E-mail advice: I may have faced the same problem you're facing now, or know someone who has.

Willow Kelly
willowkelly@cstone.net

(US, VA)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist
Priestess On-Call

Bio:
I have been teaching magic, facilitating public rituals and drum circles, and performing art rituals for nearly a decade.  My focus in my teaching and community service is to create a strong safe container for people to find and express their creative spirit in.  I believe that creativity, however expressed, is each person's unique gift to offer humanity and is an expression of the Divine.  I feel that we heal ourselves and each other as we express, reveal and witness our own and each other's art.

Special offerings:
Teaching:  Magic classes (core classes, etc.).
Resource:  Providing Ritual drumming/music/singing as well as Priestessing (including rites of passage).
Teaching:  Middle Eastern Drum Techniques & Rhythms
Facilitation:  One day or Weekend workshops on the following:  The Power of Sacred Chanting; and Journalling Techniques (coupled by nature with shadow work and group intimacy).

Katya Stone
katya@spiralheart.org
phone: (540) 872-0371

(US, VA)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest teacher/artist
Organizer mentor
Priestess on call

Bio:
My strengths and passions are community organizing, teaching and mentoring others in the Reclaiming Tradition. I have served as a Reclaiming community organizer in the Central Virginia area and as a member of the SpiralHeart, Inc. Witch Camp organizing team for seven years. I have organized and taught Elements of Magic classes, and numerous weekend magical and herbal workshops. Currently, I am working with men and women at Twin Oaks (a large intentional community in Virginia) in order to teach Reclaiming Tradition classes and help organize their pagan members. I have been a witch since 1971, have been blessed with living in the country since 1975, and am a Reclaiming and a Feri initiate. I am a student of trance frame drumming and study with Layne Redmond and Tommy Brunjes. IÕm also a student of the tarot with The Hermit as my Soul Card.

Special Offerings:
Teaching Reclaiming Tradition Core Curriculum - will consider traveling to your location, with a co-teacher, in order to offer Elements of Magic, Pentacle of Iron, Rites of Passage, Pentacle of Pearl, and other Reclaiming Tradition-influenced workshops and classes to your community.
Community Organization - will assist you in the planning and organizing of your local Reclaiming Tradition-based pagan community. We will build structure and a "wheel of the year's" worth of activities. Reclaiming Tradition's Principles of Unity will be our guide.
Ritual Consultant- will work with individuals and pagan groups to develop small and large group rituals that honor the high holy days of the pagan calendar as well as individual and group transformations. Will also facilitate as a Priestess and Ritual/Trance Drummer.
Special workshops include: "Herding Witches: How to Organize Community Activities within the Reclaiming Tradition", Ritual Drumming, Magic of the Mandala, Day of Herbal Magic, and Speaking with the Oracle.

Evergreen Erb
evergreen.erb@mindspring.com
telephone: 802-899-3231

(US, VT)

Resource offered:

Guest Teacher/Artist
Priestess On-Call

Bio:
I am a Reclaiming witch camp teacher (teacher,one year, student teacher for three years) and a founder and organizer of Vermont Witch Camp.  I play harp as a healing instrument, teach birdwatching, have lead numerous nature walks for twenty years, have been active politically, and love living in the Green Mountains of Vermont with my family.

Special Offerings:
Priestessing skills in planning ritual, teaching elements class, harp playing, some drumming skills, esp. tambourine, could co-facilitate with magical activism.

Baruch
mtnmanvt@sover.net
telephone: 503-545-7102

(US, VT)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist
Priestess On-Call
Magical Activism Resource

Bio:
I have been a witchcamp organizer on and off for 7 years and have become a witchcamp teacher over the last 4 years. I am actively involved in planning and priestessing local rituals. I have been working with magical activism since the Quebec City action in 2002 (?), and have been an activist for decades.

Special Offerings:
Workshops in healing; massage, deep tissue work, energy work and psychic healing.
Mundane and magical support for coming of age rituals for young men.
Support in birthing and deathing, handfasting and separating.
Support in designing buildings for sacred and mundane purposes.
Communication workshops for all kinds of groups.
I'm open to working with individuals and groups on pretty much anything. If something arises that I am not equipped to work with I am comfortable saying that.

Amy Moondragon
Moonami@aol.com
telephone: 206-523-7907

(US, WA)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist
Priestess On-Call

Bio:
I'm lucky enough to be fully employed as a witch in my life. I read the cards, teach my classes and work with people one on one. I am joyfully in the flow of this and hoping to continue a gentle spiral outward with my work. I've got 12 years as a witch and 7 years with Reclaiming, beginning at the first Spiral Heart Witch Camp in 1994. I live with two cats in Seattle, WA where I enjoy grey skies and strong coffee. My passions are drumming, dancing, and whooping up a big ole cone!

Special Offerings:
I am currently working with a new Reclaiming group in Olympia, WA. We're doing public rituals and classes.
Classes: Reclaiming core curriculum classes, and an Elements class offered as a six-month apprenticeship or weekend workshop.
Magics Series: Dance Magic, Magic of Tarot, Love Magic (ethical ways to draw your perfect love to you), Daily Magic (a guide to crafting a personal practice).
Priestess: Public Rituals (performance, drum, trance, organizing), Tarot (individual and group readings), Licensed Minister for handfastings, funerals.

Gawyn
gawyn@tristatereclaiming.org
telephone: 304-962-3293

(US, WV)

Resource offered:

Community Mentor
Guest Teacher/Artist
Organizer Mentor
Priestess On-Call

Bio:
I am a civil rights advocate, a teacher, a writer, an Appalachian and, a Queer Witch. I have been a practicioner of the Reclaiming Tradition for over 16 years. I am an initiated priest in the Avalonian and Queer Mysteries and have taught Reclaiming core courses as well as other community-oriented courses for over ten years. I am active on various issues in my local community and state and am a co-founder of Tri-State Reclaiming.

Special Offerings:
I offer one-on-one spiritual counseling, assist with life rituals, teach Reclaiming Core Classes - Elements of Magic, Rites of Passage, Iron Pentacle, a two day workshop that facilitates skills in community building and development, a one day workshop that facilitates an exploration of Queer Spirituality, and I offer a workshop that facilitates group process and structure.


What are those resource definitions again?

  1. Community mentor:  Experienced teachers who are willing to make a long term commitment to help nurture a new community according to its unique needs. This might include travelling there to teach or co-teach some courses or weekend workshops, providing opportunities for local teachers to help and gain experience, helping newer teachers develop courses and curriculae, some personal mentoring, feedback and whatever else is needed.
  2. Guest teacher/artist:  Someone who is willing to travel to another community and offer a class, workshop, ritual, etc. in some special area, such as Masks, theater, labyrinth, meeting facilitation, etc. or to offer one of the core courses if needed.  A one time commitment, not ongoing.
  3. Organizer mentor:  Someone who is willing to provide guidance and mentorship to organizers of local classes, workshops, and large events.  Could be ongoing, or a special one-time course:  for example, Event Production.
  4. Priestess on call:  Someone willing to be available to do handfastings, funerals, personal counseling, mediation, etc.  And/or available and willing to help out with public rituals, events, etc.
  5. Magical Activism Resource:  Someone willing to train others in magical activism, nonviolent direct action, organizing and campaign building from a magical perspective, ritual for actions, etc.

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