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to the places and people we adore!
Christopher Penczak is a Witch, teacher, writer and
healing practitioner. His practice draws upon the foundation of both
modern and traditional Witchcraft blended with the wisdom of mystical
traditions from across the globe as a practitioner and teacher of
shamanism, tarot, Reiki healing, herbalism, astrology and Qabalah.
He is the founder of the Temple of Witchcraft tradition and system of
magickal training based upon the material of his books and classes. He
is an ordained minister primarily serving the New Hampshire and
Massachusetts pagan and metaphysical communities through public rituals,
private counsel and teaching, though he travels extensively teaching
throughout the United States.
We welcome you to the Alternative Religions Educational Network Headquarters
Web Site and encourage you to visit often and become an informed member
of your Community. We will try to keep you updated on issues of Religious Freedom
and Spiritual Integrity throughout the United States. AREN is here for
YOU! It is our goal to see that every member of Our Community becomes
empowered in their pursuit of Religious Freedom. We can maintain our
individual autonomy, as well as work together as a Collective. AREN now
issues a call to all Religious Freedom Advocates, and Elders within Our
Community…we must join together to insure Our birthright for the generations
to come!! To those already supporting Our Community with these endeavors,
thank you for your time and energy. For those whom support the ideals
of AREN, either in Support or Magick... thank you!! AREN honors our
connection...as we do the Deity within! Moving forward as we co-create
Our Collective Community of the 21st Century...Blessed Be!
Dorothy Morrison, the original Wicked Witch. Dorothy authored UTTERLY WICKED - Winner of the 2008 COVR Award for Best Pagan/Wiccan Book!
Dorothy Morrison is a Wiccan High-Priestess of the Georgian tradition
and author of numerous best selling books on paganism. Her down to earth
style and no-nonsense explanations have earned her the moniker, “The
Pagan Julia Sugarbaker.”
Harvey Wasserman - Journalist
Franklin Wasserman is an American journalist, author, democracy
activist, and advocate for renewable energy. He has been a strategist
and organizer in the anti-nuclear movement in the United States for over
We are Walking Roots Farm, and “daggawalla” is the label we have created for distributing our seeds and plant medicines. We have been farming in Cascadia since 2005.
We believe that plant medicine is effective, and that growing your own
food is a key to health. We are excited to share our seeds and medicine
with you. Tending to our herbs with attention and focus, we know when
to harvest at peak value. With our seed-saving, we have been selecting
for traits such as hardiness, flavor, productivity and color. Fellow
Cascadians might be especially interested in planting our seeds since
they were grown here, but most of our offerings would also thrive in
Karen Tate is an independent scholar of the Sacred Feminine for over twenty-five
years, an ordained minister, and graduate of The Women's Theological
Institute, specializing in Goddess and Women's Spirituality, Karen's
particular emphasis is on the roles of women and the study of
comparative religions and ancient cultures in a modern or reconstructed
context. For her significant contributions in bringing the Sacred
Feminine to both academia and the lived experiences of women and men
through active ministry, sacred tours, books and radio, Ocean Seminary
College proudly conferred upon Rev. Karen Tate a Doctorate of Ministry
in Thealogy. It is no surprise then that she is the Founder of the
educational, art, and cultural organization, The Isis Ancient Cultures
Society, which organized public events around the Los Angeles area for
more than ten years.
Kenny Klein is a Pagan musician, author and presenter. A virtuoso
fiddler and skilled songwriter, he was one of the very first Pagan
musicians to travel a circuit of festivals. He currently has a dozen CDs
of music available that range in style from British to Blues. His
newest CDs explore Pagan music in the styles of his home town of New
Orleans: Bluegrass, Jugband, Cajun and Blues. Kenny is the author of
Through The Faerie Glass and Fairy Tale Rituals (both Llewellyn), The
Flowering Rod: Men and Their Role In Paganism (Immanion), and a new
collection of poetry entitled Verses On Saint Marks Place (Siento
Sordida). Kenny tours about half the year, performing and presenting at
festivals and other Pagan venues, and plays fiddle in New Orleans the
other half. He does this while writing books, and keeping a second blog
about street life in New Orleans.
M. R. Sellars. We know him as Merv. As a member of the ITW
(International Thriller Writers), M. R. Sellars is a relatively
unassuming homebody who, in his own words, considers himself just a “guy with a lot of nightmares and a word processing program.”
Legend has it he started making up stories to entertain a stuffed bear
during his single digit years, then began writing them down sometime
around his early teens when the growing catalog of fiction started
causing him to experience migraines. Although he had several short
stories and newspaper articles published during his early adult life, it
wasn’t until 2000 that his first full-length novel, Harm None: A Rowan Gant Investigation, hit bookstore shelves, officially launching the acclaimed paranormal thriller series. In order to satisfy his lifelong dream of being a satirical humor
columnist for a major metropolitan newspaper, twice each week he removes
his glasses, dons blue tights and a red cape, then blogs about the
incredibly bizarre world that is his life as a writer, husband, and
father. It has been said that his blog articles sometimes blur the line
between fiction and reality. To that Sellars responds, “What line?”
Taylor Ellwood. is the author of Pop Culture Magick, Space/Time Magic, Inner Alchemy, and Multi-Media Magic, as well as a co-author of Creating Magickal Entities and Kink Magic. Taylor also edited the Magick on the Edge and Manifesting Prosperity
Anthologies. He is also the author of numerous articles on the occult
which can be found at such magazines as New Witch Magazine and Konton
Magazine and on such websites as Key 64, irreality, and Witchvox.
Taylor is the non-fiction Acquisitions and managing editor of Immanion Press. Taylor is also owner of Imagine Your Reality Life Coaching.
Tish Owen, author of 'Spell It Correctly' and 'Chasing The Rainbow' , is known as a woman of abundance. She resides in Nashville
Tennessee and is the owner of 'The Goddess and the Moon', and is the coordinator of the Pagan Unity Festival, now in it's
thirteenth year. It is the largest festival in the Mid-South and is a four day event which brings in Pagan authors that many in
the area have never gotten a chance to see in person.
Tish reads tarot cards professionally, and her down-to-earth manner of
laying out the situation along with her good advice has kept clients coming
back for eighteen-plus years. She also employs other divination
tools such as numerology, pendulum, graphology and palmistry.
Tish is a media staple apearing on WWTN, WLAC, WRVW, WRLT, and WSM
radio, The Morning News with Larry Britton, Channel 4 News at 6 and 10,
The Talk of the Town, and CMT's "Gone Country". She's also been
featured in the Tennessean, the Nashville Scene, Nashville Lifestyles
Magazine, and other local publications.
Tony Mierzwicki, has been practicing ceremonial magick since 1990. He has been
running regular workshops and rituals recreating ancient magickal
practices in the United States and on the east coast of Australia since
Tony is the author of “Graeco-Egyptian Magick:
Everyday Empowerment” and a forthcoming primer reconstructing Classical
Greek religion. He has contributed to various anthologies and magazines.
He gives regular guest appearances and lectures at various pagan,
witchcraft and new age events, as has been on television and radio
Tony has completed three degrees at the University of Sydney -
Master of Arts, Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science. He
served a three-year term on the Board of Directors for Cherry Hill
Seminary from August 29, 2008 to September 30, 2011, of which roughly
half was in the capacity of Secretary. Tony is originally from Sydney,
Australia and currently lives with his wife Jo-Ann in Huntington Beach
celebrates Sabbats, moon phases and other magickal gatherings with
Friends of Rupert and performs "Rupert's Tales and Tunes" at festivals
and every chance she gets. She continues to work on future tales
featuring Rupert and his friends, as well as fantasy-genre fiction
novels. Kyrja also likes to write and sing children's songs so may burst
suddenly into song at any given moment!
"I'm a Friend of Rupert"
is one of the many songs Kyrja has written for our furry friend and can
be found near the back of the Activity Book. You can also sing along on
our "Friends of Rupert" YouTube channel.
You can also watch
"Introduction to Rupert" on YouTube, as well as "Rupert's Tales and
Tunes" to see what the books offer, and what we do at festivals and
events. Hop on over and join us: www.youtube.com/friendsofrupert
are, of course, invited to join us on the "Friends of Rupert" fan page
on Facebook, or on our website at: www.friendsofrupert.com We'd love to
hear from you at email@example.com
Come join the fun!