Thaumapolitikos 2020 Teachers

Karen Bruhin

Karen Bruhin

Karen Bruhin is a 3rd degree initiate within the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel (ASW), www.sacredwheel.org) a Wiccan syncretic tradition. She is the High Priestess of Tenders of the Earth Temple (http://tet-asw.org/) founded in 2011 and which is based in NW Philadelphia. A practitioner of a variety of esoteric disciplines, Karen has been active in Wicca and the local Pagan community for the past 20+ years. Additionally, Karen is the Captain of the Gryphons, a magickal order within the ASW that is charged with the magickal protection of the ASW. She offers ongoing classes through Mt. Airy Learning Tree and through the coven. She is a past board member for Philadelphia Pagan Pride and has previously taught at Spring Magick, Autumn Magick, Philadelphia Pagan Pride, South Jersey Pagan Pride and Free Spirit Gathering.

 

Alison Chicosky

Alison Chicosky

 

Alison Chicosky is a scholar of magic, including Solomonic, the Graeco-Egyptian magic of the PGM and has experience in Hermetic magic, energy work, and traditions of journeying with spirit allies. She is the proprietor of Practical Occult (www.practicaloccult.com) where she sells pentacles and other enchanted items drawn from her study of ancient arts.

 

 

Ivo Dominguez Jr.

Ivo Dominguez Jr.

Ivo Domínguez, Jr. is a visionary, and a practitioner of a variety of esoteric disciplines. He has been active in Wicca and the Pagan community since 1978, has been teaching since 1982. Ivo was a founding member, and a past High Priest, of Keepers of the Holly Chalice, the first coven of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel a Wiccan Tradition. He currently serves as one of the Elders of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a Wiccan syncretic tradition that draws inspiration from Astrology, Qabala, the Western Magickal Tradition and the folk religions of Europe. His techniques and insights are rooted in a synthesis of traditional metaphysical teachings, modern science, and memories from past lives. He has taught at many gatherings, conferences, and venues across the United States and abroad. Ivo is also a professional astrologer who has studied astrology since 1980 and has been offering consultations and readings since 1988.

Ivo has been published in numerous periodicals and is the author of Keys To Perception: A Practical Guide to Psychic Development, Practical Astrology for Witches and Pagans: Using the Planets and the Stars for Effective Spellwork, Rituals, and Magickal Work; Casting Sacred Space: The Core Of All Magickal Work; Spirit Speak: Knowing and Understanding Spirit Guides, Ancestors, Ghosts, Angels, and the Divine; Beneath the Skins. there are several other books in the pipeline as well.

He is also one of the creative forces behind Awakening the Dream, A Dream Whose Time Is Coming, and Dreams Sung True three chant CDs that are fundraisers for the New Alexandrian Library Project

 

Katrina Messenger

Katrina Messenger

Katrina Messenger, a radical feminist of African, Cherokee & Irish descent, is a refugee from the communist, labor, feminist, and black nationalist movements of old. She now busies herself with revolutions of a more immediate nature – changing herself. Katrina Messenger is certified as an Archetypal Pattern Analyst and Dream Pattern Analyst. As a Wiccan mystic, Katrina works extensively with mythology, dreams, ritual and trance as a means of self exploration, self healing and self evolution. She believes that any attempt to change the external world must be paired with the inner work of a personal spiritual practice.

 

Jason Miller

Jason Miller

Jason Miller (Inominandum) has devoted 30 years to studying practical magic in its many forms. He is the author of the now classic Protection and Reversal Magick as well as several other books. His most recent work is The Elements of Spellcrafting: 21 Keys to Successful Sorcery. He teaches a number of courses online including the Strategic Sorcery Training Course, The Black School of St Cyprian, and The Sorcery of Hekate.

He’s belonged to a few groups, traveled to a few magical hotspots, and been initiated into this and that, none of which is very important. What is important is that he can do magic that actually works. More to the point, his students tell him he can teach them magic that works.   If you still want the impressive list of groups, initiations, ordinations, and photos you can find them at www.strategicsorcery.net., along with stuff that actually might be useful like his blog, newsletter, and course info. 

Gwendolyn Reece

Gwendolyn Reece

Gwendolyn Reece is the High Priestess of Theophania and specifically serves as a priestess of Apollon and Athena.  She created Thaumapoltikos to partly answer Their call to help rebirth strains of magick that serve the Good of the Polis in a Democracy.  To that end, Thaumapolitkos is held every two years in alignment with our electoral cycles.  She is a third degree high priestess of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, is the President of the Sacred Space Foundation, and is a long-term Theosophist.  Gwendolyn makes no sense to herself without accepting reincarnation and she carries in her being a connection with many of the ancient Hellenic Great Ones and spirits and a whole bunch of memories.  She also loves philosophy.

Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff is a professional artist, author, dancer, designer, and Modern Traditional Witch based in New England. She holds a BFA from RISD (The Rhode Island School of Design) and her artwork has received awards and honors worldwide. Her work embodies myth and the esoteric through her drawings and paintings, jewelry, talismans, and other designs.

Laura is the author of the best-selling books Weave the Liminal and Sigil Witchery, as well as The Witch’s Cauldron, and the co-author of The Witch’s Altar. She blogs for Patheos as A Modern Traditional Witch, Witches & Pagans as Fine Art Witchery, and contributes to The Witches’ Almanac, Ltd. Her first oracle deck, The Liminal Spirits Oracle, was released this past June from Llewellyn Worldwide and has been receiving much critical acclaim.

She helps facilitate social change at the grassroot through wearearadia.org, a movement focused on magical resistance and education. Laura edited The New Aradia: A Witch’s Handbook to Magical Resistance (Revelore Press) which was released in 2018 and features work from over two dozen magical practitioners.  You can find an extensive collection of sigils for change – many of which were co-created with her Sigil Witchery workshop students – on her Patheos blog.  Visit her at www.LauraTempestZakroff.com.