Eddie Presley has been practising Wicca since 2012. He is an initiated second-degree in the tradition of Iron Oak and ATC. He is a member of Mystic Ash, a Gardnerian Coven. His current magickal focus is divination through automatic writing and working with elementals and genus loci as an Elemental Witch. He is the author of Bully the Bear – part one of the Dance of All Brings Cycle, a series of fantasy fiction titles.
Mama Gina is a singer/songwriter, fearless storyteller, and wanderlust. With down-to-earth, bluesy vocals, a bit of humor, and straight-ahead, rhythmic, acoustic guitar, djembe and frame drum, she tells the true stories that fall into her head and heart. She sings of our responsibility to nurture both the mundane and the Divine. And, oh, the voices in her head! Nine Toes the Bard is a 15th century Welsh lass who once dealt with a Dragon. She now travels the world, singing tales of love and battle, Pirates and Vikings, damsels and elves, trolls and that wicked Dragon that left her one digit shy. Intra-galactic Bard, Ava/She Walks the Stars, reminds us how very human we still are, no matter how far we step into the void. For more information and all the music, please visit www.mamaginamusic.com and www.mamagina.bandcamp.com
Grey Ghosthawk has been on the Native American Spiritual path for the past 30 years. Having studied with numerous teachers from many tribal connections from North, South, Central America as well as Australia and New Zealand. Have been facilitating Sweat Lodges and other ceremonies for the past 20 years.
Alexian delivers the message of the Goddess in a modern electronic style. Whether it’s a big crowd like the Heartland Festival or an intimate evening at a pagan bookstore, his performances run the gamut from deep messages of Earth-centered spirituality, as in “Save Me,” to fun dance tunes, like “Cool to Be a Witch.”
Raised on a farm in the Ozarks, Alexian felt a connection to nature from an early age. When he moved to Boston to pursue his musical education, he recognized that connection in a call to serve the Goddess. In addition to graduating from the Berklee College of Music with a triple bachelor’s degree in music synthesis, songwriting/composition, and music education, he was initiated into the Alexandrian tradition of Wicca. He is High Priest and founder of the Orlando-based Alexandrian Coven Twisted Oak and also a student of Qabala and the Golden Dawn System of Magick.
Alexian lives in Florida with his husband and a backyard full of carefully nurtured orchids. He founded his own label, Earth Tones Studios, and the online music store, PaganMusic.com. In addition to working on new songs, Alexian teaches private online lessons in voice, piano and songwriting
Dru Ann Welch
Dru Ann Welch has 15+ years of experience in the fields of sound and energy healing. She is the founder of the FEAR to LOVE Process. She is Reiki Master/Teacher, Author and Motivational Speaker.
Dru Ann is the author of 11 books, creator of 2 oracle decks and the performing artist on 4 CD’s. Dru Ann was featured as one of Thought Leaders in Tedx Speaker Corey Poirier’s books , Enlightened Becoming the Best Version of You in 5 Easy Steps and The Book of WHY (And How). Additionally she is a contributor to The Good Witch’s Guide.
Her musings in the form of quotes, blogs and articles have been featured on The Wellness Universe ,in Circle Magazine ( Imbolc Issue 119/pg 42) The Spirit Ezine (May 2015) and on the PBN News Network.
Rick de Yampert
Rick de Yampert is a freelance writer, musician, artist and lecturer. Rick writes on arts and culture for various websites in Central Florida, including those of museums and universities. His book “Crow Magic / Raven Magic” will be published by Llewellyn in 2021.
Previously Rick was the arts and entertainment writer at the Daytona Beach News-Journal, a daily newspaper, for 23 years, and he also served a three-year stint as the rock and hip-hop music writer at the Tennessean in Nashville. He has interviewed such creators as Kurt Vonnegut, Yoko Ono, Janet Jackson, Shirley MacLaine and many others.
As a professional musician, Rick plays sitar, Native American flutes, djembe (African hand drum), guitar and Moyo drum (a type of steel tongue drum). He has performed at art festivals, cafes, yoga sessions and sacred events throughout Central Florida.
As a lecturer, Rick presents programs on various spiritual topics to Unitarian Universalist churches, Pagan gatherings and other organizations and events. His lectures are multi-media presentations that often feature musical performances, and explore such topics as shamanic drumming, the Hindu sacred sound known as Om, Taoism, agnosticism, and the role of crows in the world’s mythologies and folklore. For his upcoming performance and lecture schedule, go online at rickdeyampert.com.
As an artist, Rick selects some of the thousands of photos of crows he has taken around his home in Palm Coast, Florida, and shapeshifts them using a half-dozen digital processes, including a digital “paint” program in which the mouse is used as various “brushes” to apply colors and lines. The results, he says, “transport the crows of my photographs into phantasmagoric, trippy and magical landscapes.” He then has the images printed on canvas for sale. To explore his crow art, go online at mistercrowart.com.
Treblehawk has been delighting both Pagan and muggle audiences with their brand of “Tribal Blues” for over a decade. Drawing from influences as diverse as, surf music to heavy metal, from blues to alternative, southern rock to r&b, Treblehawk weaves a musical web of magic that captures the imagination and speaks to the soul.
Valerie Macri’s mandolin and djembe blended with Brian Morse’s multi-instuments and vocals, carry you away to the ancient places where mystery begins, and guides you through the aural landscape like a sonic compass with laughter, tears, and melodic grace.
Meren King is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist out of Ocala, Florida. Her originals and covers share what is most dear to her heart – her family, her faith and her passions. From folk to blues to rock and roll, the songs she sings and the stories she tells will take you on a journey of the mind and heart. Meren is the Musical Coordinator for Trees of Avalon Gathering.
Sacred Fire and Drum Tribe
We build festival fires to connect fire keepers, drummers, dancers, shaman, priestesses and all who feel called together to make Sacred the Fire of The Universal tribe of NOW.