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RJ Stewart

RJ Stewart is a Scottish born author, composer and teacher.  He has written over 40 books on occultism, ceremonial magic and Celtic mythology, including a series on the underworld and faery traditions.  He was at the first ten Fairy Congresses and is one of our most well-loved and esteemed presenters.

On Saturday evening in the Lodge, RJ and Anastacia will give a concert of Celtic, Medieval, and Original music and songs, featuring hard-hitting and hilarious new songs and ancient magical ballads. R.J. has been giving acoustic concerts for many years internationally and has toured and recorded with Finbar Furey, Van Morrison, Clannad. He has written and recorded music for many theater film and television productions.

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Anastacia Nutt

Anastacia began her life’s work as an Environmental Economist seeking to heal the gap between capitalism and the natural world. In 1995 honoring her ancestral lineage, she began working with the unseen worlds as a professional Seer and then a ceremonialist leading meditations and rituals at The StarHouse in Boulder Colorado.  She co-founded The Path of the Ceremonial Arts (PCA) for woman in 1999, followed by PCA for men in 2005 and the American/Arab/Israeli Women of Vision (WOV) program in 2004. In 2001, she was ordained as a Transdenominational Minister and spent much of the next seven years creating and leading public ceremonies, while continuing her Seership and writing/teaching the curriculum of the PCA and WOV programs.  Since 2006 she has worked writing and teaching in partnership with RJ Stewart.

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Orion Foxwood

Orion Foxwood is Traditional  witch, conjure-man and faery seer; and, the author of “The Faery Teachings” (RJ Stewart Books), “The Tree of Enchantment” , “The Candle and the Crossroads” and “The Flame in the Cauldron” (Weiser Books). He was born with the veil (the second sight) in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where he was first exposed to faith-healing, root-doctoring, faery lore and the second-sight practices of southern and Appalachian culture; and he has continued learning and teaching these spirit-doctoring practices in workshops, intensives and lectures in America and other countries. He is the founder, and primary instructor, in the House of Brigh Faery Seership Institute, where he teaches a multi-year teaching program in the “Tree of Enchantment” lore, practices, traditions and skills. He is a co-founder of Conjure Crossroads (CC), which is a collaboration between five (5) seasoned root-workers and witches focused on preserving and promoting the healing and helping benefits of southern root-work, witchcraft and other folk traditions. CC hosts the annual Folk Magic Festival in New Orleans. He co-directs Conjure-Craft and the  annual “Meeting of Magical Minds” symposium in Santa Cruz, CA . He is the Founding Elder of Foxwood Temple, a coven dedicated to passing on the traditional witchcraft of his elders. He holds a Master’s Degree in Human Services. His website is orionfoxwood.com.

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Laurence Cole

Laurence is a songwriter and musician living in Port Townsend. He loves to sing and write songs, and is the founding director of Port Townsend Songlines community choir. He also has a massage practice, specializing in acupressure and shiatsu. He has practiced T’ai Chi for over forty years, and enjoys moving slowly, and participating in patient natural processes, particularly the making of compost.

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Jacqueline Freeman

JACQUELINE FREEMAN is a biodynamic farmer and writer. Since childhood she’s had an ongoing relationship with the Fae that began when she found a tiny clay pipe in the woods near her home. On her farm she works with plants, animals, insects and the elementals, connecting with the broad history and future of the Fae kingdom. Her book, “Song of Increase: Listening to the Wisdom of Honeybees for Kinder Beekeeping and a Better World,” describes the bees deep-ranging and holy work in this world. She spends much of her time with one foot on either side of the veil. www.SpiritBee.com

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Joseph Freeman

JOSEPH FREEMAN has been an equine healer since 1994. He founded a career school on his farm in southwest Washington where he teaches people to understand the bodies and souls of horses and how to come into harmony with the natural and supernatural world. He studied with Native American elders and is a sundancer. He has daily communication with angelic beings who guide his education.

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Rionagh na Ard

Rionagh na Ard is a Sidhe soul currently incarnated in a human body. A natural clairaudient and empath, she has studied Celtic spirituality, meditation, Wicca, and various other esoteric teachings over the years. Rionagh is the author of the book Awakening: Life Lessons from the Sidhe. Her hope is that in utilizing her abilities and the contact she maintains with her Sidhe family in the Otherworld, she can share some of the many blessings she has been given.

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Jan Ogren

Jan Ögren is a shaman, storyteller, international author and licensed psychotherapist. She has apprenticed with Native American Medicine teachers since 1981. She is developing the new field of Psychological Shamanism, an approach that combines Western science and traditional indigenous practices to traverse physical and non-physical worlds for the health and well-being of the individual and the community. See www.JanOgren.net for videos, books, workshops and presentations.

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Mahala Frye

Mahala has spent most of her life in the Pacific Northwest, where a deep love of the waters, mountains, and trees developed along with her profound love for the Great Mother Goddess. A degree in Fine Arts started Mahala on a path connecting Sacred Beauty and Healing. From many rewarding years creating and selling art jewelry, she morphed her business to a woodworking one.

Along the way, Mahala’s footsteps took her onto a Path where all her learning and various practices connected and were subservient to her commitment as Priestess to the Great Mother: she is a 3 rd Degree Priestess and Elder in the Majestic Tradition of Wicca, and she practices Theta Healing, as well as Reiki. Mahala operates within the Core and Peruvian Shamanism systems, which have blended seamlessly with her many years of experience working with the Perelandra materials.

Mahala currently pursues her Healing arts through The Awakening Heart, a Shamanic
Practice based on the Kitsap Peninsula.

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Kathleen ‘Tougher’ Greco

Kathleen “Tougher” Greco ‘aka’ Auriel Rose is the Keeper of Dragon Crystals.  She is the Dragon Crone of the Pacific Northwest, which has been her home for her present life’s incarnation.  Auriel and her husband, Moz Wright are the stewards of 126 acres and the guardians of a giant crystal collection at Dragons’ Gate Crystal Retreat Wellness Center, thirty minutes south of Olympia, Washington along the Skookumchuck River.
Besides her earth grid work with the giant crystals, Auriel is a sacred singer and has been doing ceremony since the age of six. She has been the bard for the Druids of Glastonbury Tor at Spring Equinox dawn ceremony as well as sang the “Ave Maria” in Latin in a cathedral dedicated to Mary Magdalene in Southern France.
A unique combination of sound healing and giant crystals enables Auriel to assist others to reach a deeper appreciation of crystal consciousness.  She recently acquired a U-1, a special device that allows a plant to manipulate a musical synthesizer, created by the group studying plant consciousness at Federation of Damanhur, Italy. Giving the plants a “voice” has allowed Auriel and Moz to have a deeper appreciation of the consciousness of plants.
Auriel offers giant crystal bed sessions in which she includes Sound Healing at her home Dragons’ Gate Garden located half way between Seattle and Portland.  Auriel and Moz offer Laser Reiki sessions.  They can be reached at 360 264 5110 or aurielrose@gmail.com.

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Michelle Hankes

Michelle L. Hankes is an author, intuitive, and spiritual channel. She has written several books on experiencing intuition, divinity in nature, and meditation. She has taught meditation and spiritual guidance throughout North America and is highly regarded for her ability to channel the Angels of Pleiades. She is currently getting ready to publish her first novel – Finding Utopia.

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Deborah Koff-Chapin

Deborah Koff-Chapinis an artist, vocalist, educator, author, and ceremonialist. She has been developing Touch Drawing since 1974, and has taught and presented at numerous graduate programs and conferences internationally. Deborah is creator of SoulCards 1 and 2 and SoulTouch Coloring Journals. She is author of Drawing Out Your Soul and The Touch Drawing Facilitator Workbook. Deborah is co-founder of a ceremonial dance circle that has been gathering for the solstices and equinoxes since 1983. She is founding director of the Center for Touch Drawing. Deborah has been ordained within Lorian’s Incarnational Spirituality, as articulated by David Spangler. www.touchdrawing.com

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Cat Spydell

Cat Spydell is an author, animal communicator, psychic healer, and environmental activist living by the ocean near Los Angeles. As a non-denominational minister and high priestess, Cat founded the Path of Personal Truth. When Cat was writing her novel The Fairies of Feyllan, she learned to commune with devas of the fae realm and tap into their energy. Working with these energies, she transformed her relationships with all living beings, from rocks to plants to animals.  Cat is an animal handler, assisting injured or orphaned wild animals, and owns and operates her own private animal rescue, Pixie Dust Ranch. Two and a half years ago there was a knock at Cat’s door. Someone in her community had found a tiny orphaned baby peachick. Many adventures later, and Radagast, now an adult male blue Indian peacock, will be in attendance at Fairy Congress this year. Rad the Peacock, an education bird who goes to schools, libraries, and Boys and Girls’ Clubs for talks, is the only tame adult male peacock around, and he will be available for a meet-and-greet during Cat’s workshop.

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Michelle McKinney

Michelle McKinney is a full-time healing and intuitive arts practitioner and teacher, living and working in Seattle. Over the last 30 years, her spiritual and intuitive skills have helped people get past road blocks, and back into the flow of life self-empowered, with clarity, confidence, inner-peace, and strength.  The primary tools she uses are shamanic healing, and family and systemic constellations. Michelle teaches a 2 year shamanic training in Seattle. https://shamanichealingarts.com/

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Bill Cote

Bill Cote studied with Johnny Moses, (Whis.Stem.Men.Knee) for 30 years.  Johnny was trained in the traditional way of the Si.Si.Wiss Medicine of the Northwest Coast.  Johnny created the Red Cedar Circle to implement the teachings and stories of how the traditional people of this land related to the the earth, plants, animals, and other humans.  His elders trained him as a memorizer to share these teachings as their prophecies told them that these teachings need to be shared with all people at this time because of the changes happening in our world now.  The prophecies provide us with signs to recognize what is happening in our world (Eg. the changes in weather, plants, and our society).  They also emphasize how important it is to be in touch with nature as these changes occur so we can  integrate the changes into our life.

In addition to practicing the medicine for 30 years, Bill worked with families as a social worker and counselor.

Bill has also been making traditional native hand drums for the past 20 years.  People are encouraged to bring their drums to the workshop as well.  Bill will also have drums for sale and if people are interested in having a drum made for them they can contact him before the workshop to discuss the details of the drum they want.

 

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Fern DeFay

The IrReverend Miss Lady Fern DeFay  If I was to create a modern fairy tale of a fairy changeling formed by the love affair of a tree nymph & satyr incarnated though a human mother with fairy blood to become the magical heir to their shared fae lineage & bring The Ancestors through to the Modern Age to usher a Magical Revival of the Old Ways into the New World, it wouldn’t be too far off from my own life story!
When I was the magical #13 years old my mother, “came out of the broom closet,” & began to teach me in “the Ways of the Wise” of our Celtic Ancestors & their Fairy Gods & Goddesses.  I began my training as a “World Walker” & spent my years in high school living a double life as an Honor Roll Student by day & Teen Witch training in The Craft by moon light.  Before puberty set in I considered myself a “Born Again Pagan” & I was resolute to make the life changing decision to give myself as a virgin offering to the Goddess & devoted myself as a Priestess’ Assistant & Altar Girl.  Upon graduation I enrolled in secular university studying Anthropology with a specialty in World Religion & Ritual, while simultaneously undergoing training in a Pagan Mystery School (founded & taught by my mother) to become a Priestess of Love & “Fairy Cunning Woman” with emphasis in Druid Magic & Faery Lore.
In my post collegic years I have founded the Church of Funk & have been facilitating Funk Baptisms for those that wish to become Funk Super Heros know as Star Children serving as Lighthouse Flashlights to be the Mothership Connection wherever they live & roam!* I have been in attendance at the Fairy Human Relations Congress since it’s second year missing only one since then due to illness* I have been blessed with the ongoing most glamorous gig as Night Time Tea Fairy so feel free to find me there for a chat in the Tea Haven while together at the Fairy Congress!***

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Christy Harvey

Christy Ann Harvey, M.A., is a passionate alchemist, author, counselor and life coach devoted to helping people move beyond the soul numbing daily grind so they can reawaken to their genius, reclaim their life energy and fall back in love with their lives.  As a teacher, Christy shows her students how to create and maintain environments that help them thrive.  She is the author of two published books, The Belly Dance Prescription: Shake Your Hips AND Depression, and The Essential MommyMuse Toolkit: 11 Empowering Keys for your Journey into Motherhood, and co-author of the best-selling Unleash Your Inner Magnificence.  Christy adores living and working in an octagon timber frame home in collaboration with the fairy kingdom along the Kettle River on the Canadian border in Washington State.  www.TheAlchemistsHeart.com
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Morgan Brent

Morgan Brent is the originator of Singing Alive, sacred song circle events, and Plants Enchant, a ‘deep herbalism’ gathering.  He considers his work to be gestures of subtle activism, in service to ‘Nature’s plan to save the humans’.

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MaryGold and Mark Humnbyrd McNutt

MaryGold and Mark Humnbyrd McNutt are well known to anyone who has attended a Fairy Congress, having attended all of them!    MaryGold has often been in charge of the kitchen, this year we are happy to have them sharing their extensive experience living in cooperation with Nature.

Spencer Martin and Dan Nanamkin

Spencer-Martin_resizedSpencer Martin, (Se Olum), is an elder and shaman from the Methow tribe of the Methow Valley. He was born in Pateros, WA and resides in Omak now. He was involved in the Reconciliation Pow Wows held in the Methow in the early 2000’s. This work resulted in the PBS documentary “Two Rivers – A Native American Reconciliation.” From an interview by Leslee Goodman:How does people saying they are sorry and giving forgiveness heal the land?
Martin: It gives voice to the ancestors. The Methow people have anger on behalf of their ancestors who were pushed out of their lands after almost 40,000 years. We have to clear that anger to become present NOW, and when we do that we will stop abusing the land. The white settlers, too, have anger. Most of the people who settled this country weren’t all that popular in the countries they left. They left because they didn’t feel at home there. They were persecuted, abused, they weren’t treated with respect. Most of them don’t remember why they’re angry; they’re just angry. In ceremony, in reconciliation, we give the ancestors a voice. We say we’re sorry and ask for forgiveness. We become present to our connection with each other – and with the earth. That is what healing is.”
Spencer or Se Olum will join us Friday, June 23rd for the day. He will offer a workshop on Ancestral Healing.

IMG_1074_2Dan Nanamkin is a drummer and singer from Nespalem, Washington on the Colville Reservation. He was a water protector at Standing Rock, North Dakota the fall of 2016, and the winter and spring of 2017. “The healing of our hearts began at Standing Rock. The creator and his good medicine protected us – we survived the winter of 2017 one of the toughest in North Dakota. We need to keep those teaching and prayers in our hearts. Now is the time to go forth, to stand in this nation and in the world. We, as human beings were held in that sacred circle – the healing place of Standing Rock. We were known and loved, and it strengthened our hearts. It is the beginning of the healing work we need to do.“
Join Dan as he shares stories and songs from Standing Rock –Thursday June 22nd around the central, sacred fire!

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Ella Hope

Ella is a workshop facilitator, multi-media presenter, and author of three 500-page textbooks on self-healing/ shamanic practices with nature. The subject-matter of Ella’s textbooks are drawn from her 26 years on the shamanic path, marked by waves of initiatory experience, tempered with extensive training with both indigenous and modern-style shamanic teachers. Her textbook titles are Healing Through Nature: A Self-Healing Practice and Reference Guide. Volume I and Volume II; and Initiation: Teachings of the Forest. Volume III. Ella is also a classically-trained modern dancer/ ritual dance artist at festivals.  She is also co-creator of photographic gallery collections of the body and nature, and she is owner-manager of a large Eco-Center in Stanwood, WA, which enables interdisciplinary dialogues of environmental issues.
www.HealingThroughNature.org
www.7phases.org

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