Our wonderful presenters, teachers, and performers!~
Lady Oxannamoon - was born a second generation Shamanic Witch and raised in the rich culture of Appalachian Folk Magic that permeated life in the Shenendoah/Potomac River Valley of Western Maryland. Spirit taught from the cradle and led by the hand of her conjurer-mother, Lady Oxannamoon, also known as Rev. Angela, has dedicated her life to the study of spiritual, religious and esoteric philosophies, psychology, anthropology, hypnosis, music, yoga, dance, poetry, personal gnosis and the Magickal Arts, seeking always, the impetus behind the wonder! Grateful for every teacher and sanctuary along the ever-crooked path, Lady Oxannamoon is inspired to, and exceptionally practiced in awakening each of us to our unique Magickal talents, and singularly gifted at casting a web of enchantment that transports the ceremonial participant into a world of whimsy and delight not visited since childhood!
Rev. Angela has been teaching Goddess Spirituality and Magickal philosophy and practice throughout the United States for more than a decade. She has established a strong local presence offering monthly public full moon circles at Topanga State Beach, and as a regular presenter at Pantheacon, Los Angeles Pagan Pride Day, The Source Temple in Venice, North Hollywood’s “The Green Man Store”, and at Los Angeles’ historical, landmark ceremonial center, “The Onion”. Lady Angela is an ordained minister, a spiritual counselor and healer, a Certified Hypnotherapist, a published author, a Faery Seer in apprenticeship with Orion Foxwood, the founder and High Priestess of The Inner Temple, a featured performer and choreographer in The Inner Temple Tribe, and the chief architect of the temple’s three long-running festivals celebrating the Wheel of the Year known as, Into the Green, Into the Gold, and Into the Blood.
Orion Foxwood was born with the veil; (an Appalachian term for second sight), into the rural Shenandoah River Valley in 1963, where his world was rife with folklore, ghost stories, superstition and magical customs! His father was part Lakota Native and his mother was born in the slave quarters of a Virginia plantation called The Hollingsworth Place, where she was midwifed and spiritually fostered by a freed slave affectionately known as Miss Granny - it was this distinctive combination of elements that formed the foundations of Orion's unique spirituality and magical practices. Orion is a Conjurer in Southern Root Doctoring Practices, A Traditional Witch, An Alexandrian Wiccan High Priest, An Elder and Mantle Carrier for an Old Religionist Craft Line, and a Faery Seer. He is a founding elder of the Foxwood Temple of the Old Religion, co-founder of The House of Brigh, and co-organizer for the Folk Magic Festival in New Orleans. For more than twenty years, Orion has lectured extensively on magical practice and spiritual development throughout the United States and abroad. He is the author of The Faery Teachings and The Tree of Enchantment, and the subject of three DVD sets published through Pendraig Publishing entitled Intro to Faery Seership, Orion and the Goddess, and Intro to Southern Conjure. Orion also holds a masters degree in Human Services.
Patrick McCollum, Pagan ambassador and living saint to Buddhists and Hindus alike, is an internationally celebrated spiritual leader whose work toward human rights, social justice, and equality for all religions and spiritual traditions transcends cultural, religious, and political barriers. His spiritual work focuses on seeing the sacred within each and every human being and uniting people of all spiritual paths in a journey of mutual inspiration and cooperation toward global sustainability and world peace. Reverend McCollum is the 2010 recipient of the Mahatma Gandhi Award for the Advancement of Pluralism and the long-seated International Interfaith Coordinator for Circle Sanctuary.
Tony Mierzwicki is the author of "Graeco-Egyptian Magick: Everyday Empowerment" and a forthcoming primer, reconstructing Classical Greek religion, as well as a contributing writer to various anthologies and magazines. For more than twenty years, Tony has been dazzling the masses throughout the United States and Australia with magickal workshops and ancient rites loving recreated by drawing on the practices of ceremonial magick that he began in 1990. At the University of Sydney, Tony Earned an MA, a BE and a BSc. He is a regular presenter at Pantheacon as well as the Claremont College Conference on Current Pagan Studies and Tony is on the Board of Directors of Cherry Hill Seminary. http://www.hermeticmagick.com/
Dr. Joseph Futerman has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with an emphasis is Jungian depth psychology, a master’s degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in Family Therapy and a bachelor’s Degree in Media Criticism and is licensed by the State of California as Marriage and Family Therapist. He is also a certified neuro-linguistic programming practitioner and hypnotherapist. He is the associate chair of the Marriage and Family Therapy Department at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He is also an adept of the Golden Dawn Tradition, a founding member of the Fellowship of the Gods, and the Kaotic Order of Adventurers, Seekers and Sorcerers, as well as the leader of the Magus Project. Joseph is currently working on a book titled Descartes’ Depression and the Rise of Rationalism. He lives with his daughter and wife on a hillside overlooking Pasadena, California.
Leigh J. McCloskey is a modern Renaissance Man. His interest, knowledge, study and learning ranges from art, music, history, religion, mythology, philo-Sophia and esotericism to string theory, quantum physics and the multidimensional nature of consciousness. He has deeply studied Hermeticism, Alchemy and Kabbalah and has hosted twice weekly philosophical salons at his home, Olandar, for over thirty years. He has written, illustrated and published six books. He lectures both nationally and internationally and has given numerous talks and presentations of his holographic art and visual philosophy. Leigh has contributed numerous essays on topics ranging from William Blake and the Heroic Imagination, the Archetypal Tarot and the Kabbalah, to Jacob Boehme and Theosophical Thought. Leigh's art work toured with the ROLLING STONES and most recently with FLYING LOTUS for his album, Cosmogramma. Leigh is also an accomplished actor whose professional career has spanned four decades. His life and works reveal remarkable artistry, vision and discipline and are a reminder that we are far more interesting than we have lead ourselves to believe. He founded Olandar Foundation for Emerging Renaissance (OFFER) as a seed idea meant to awaken our deepest knowing and to stimulate the emerging waters of imaginative renaissance and rebirth. For more information visit Leigh's website.
Laurel Airica is the "Metaphysical Mother Goose"; and creator of Word Magic. Laurel began writing poetry at the age of seven. Many years later, in her first public recitation of her work, she attracted the attention of Matthew Marshall, president/co-founder of Higher Octave Music, an award-winning, independent "New Age" music label that was later acquired by Virgin Records. Through Mr. Marshall's generous patronage - in addition to a grant from Marion Weber, founder of the Flow Fund Circle and of www.artheals.org - Laurel was inspired to take everything she'd discovered about letters and words and to turn it into the performance art she now calls, WordMagic: An Enchanted Literary Entertainment. Laurel also holds a Master's Degree in Spiritual Psychology and has taught WordMagic in the classroom - from kindergarten to graduate school. In 2007, she published Horsing Around: The Inside Word on Marriage and Horses, which explores the link in English between marriage and horses. In 2009, she released her first CD: The wRites of Passion of Philomela Nightingale - A Faerie's Tale.
Medicine Woman Jeanne “The Feather Lady” Delaney, also known as Lady-Lion, has been called to Mother Nature in all of her forms since she was a child. Although raised in a traditional Christian household, the idea of a male Higher Power never felt quite right to her, so she fully embraced the Goddess and the Wiccan path almost twelve years ago. Now, along with her beloved canine companion, Odin’s Pride, it is the most important thing in her life! Lady-Lion has been designing and creating feather art for over 30 years, and the only thing she loves more than feather art is sharing the gift with others! Dream-catchers remain her favorite creation, but she also delights in masks, hatbands, earrings and hair pieces. Although Jeanne considers herself to be a solitary practitioner, she is considered a community treasure by the rest of us!
Tribe - From the dark, from the deep, from the ancient, sacred keeps, comes the primal pulse of drum and dance, and voices raised in jubilation: Tribe is here! The lovechild of Lady Oxannamoon and The Inner Temple, Tribe is Southern California's first all Pagan Bellydance and Drum Troupe! Tribe is calling you home - and we invite you to join us, as we let our inner gods and goddesses out to sing, dance, play, and embrace all the joys that this life affords us in an ecstatic celebration of life, love and community! Awaken your divinity and revel with Tribe! ~