October 8-11, 2021
In the twilight of the year, we gather together to set time apart from our daily lives for study, reflection, dreaming, and seeking visions.
A time apart.
Feel the current of change
As the season turns.
Flow with the tide.
Find yourself held in community,
Honoring the spirit of the Earth.
Breathe in the cool crisp air
Cross the bridge from autumn
Into the dark of winter.
Step into a three-day ritual of deep spiritual connection, learning and magic.
Twilight Covening is a continuous 3-day ritual which holds and shapes an institute of Earth spirituality and a time to develop our collective wisdom in a shared sacred space as we move into the dark time of the year.
Each year since 1986, members of the EarthSpirit Community gather deep into ourselves and into communion with this time of year and with all of Nature. We explore the depths of a range of spiritual practices, learn new skills together and experience the joy and power of a living community ritual. We invite you to join us.
Twilight Covening is held in the autumn during the strong natural transition taking place all around us from light into dark, summer into winter, and outward focus to inward contemplation. During the gathering, we use this current of change, along with our focused practices, to find inspiration and insight that can feed us in the dark months to come and motivate us to make changes that we can use to deepen our own spiritual practice.
The intensive work of Twilight Covening takes place in practice-specific Clans of 10-20 people and in full-community rituals that flow together through the weekend.
The rituals include:
- Releasing Fire Ritual on Friday night,
- Rituals for Dreaming, Healing and Trance on Saturday night,
- A Visioning Ritual on Sunday night
- Four "Attunements" each day which mark the solar quarters of the day
Many participants have found that Twilight Covening provides a model for maintaining an earth-centered practice on a daily basis and is a wonderful opportunity for developing strong and lasting connections with others on a similar path.
This year the application process for Twilight Covening includes a requirement that each applicant certify that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID. We will require that each participant show documentation of this fact, upon arrival. We also reserve the right to require evidence of a negative PCR test should health conditions in Massachusetts change closer to the event. If you want to attend but are medically unable to get vaccinated, due to immune-deficiency or allergies, please indicate that on your application and we will contact you before the event to discuss the matter individually.
Please do not come if you are sick or if you have travelled to high risk areas in the 2 weeks before Twilight Covening. If you get sick you have to go home. Please be sure to Inform us if you get sick afterwards. We hold each other by paying attention to our own and others’ safety - by washing hands and asking before close contact, like hugging.
Most Clan activities and community rituals will take place outdoors this year. Please bear this in mind when considering whether attending is the right choice for you. We suggest that everyone bring extra warm layers and good rain gear (tops and pants), just in case.
Masks will be required at times in indoor settings during the event. Please plan to bring several 2 or 3-layer, non-vented, cloth masks with you that you can hand-wash daily. Some disposable back-ups will be available.
Overall attendance at Covening will be limited for extra safety indoors, and all Clans will also be limited in size this year to maintain smaller groupings. Attendees will eat with Clan members during the event and some Clans may have shared sleeping space available as well.
Deirdre Pulgram Arthen
Deirdre Arthen, a witch for over 40 years, loves creating different kinds of gateways along the boundary between the seen world and the unseen and sharing the experience of passing through those gateways with her community. Deirdre is the Executive Director of EarthSpirit and partner in Tamelin Productions with Andras Corban Arthen. She coordinates Twilight Covening, selecting and overseeing all of the clan leaders and shaping the ritual content for the weekend.
Twilight Covening Application
Admission to Twilight Covening is by pre-registration only. One fee includes the cost of the program, lodging in either a regular cabin or your own tent, and a total of 8 meals, starting with dinner on Friday night through breakfast on Monday.
- Paper registrations must be postmarked by Friday, September 25
- Online Registration closes at 11:59pm on Sunday, September 27
- The early rate is $295, all inclusive.
- Beginning on September 1, the rate will be $330.00
- Heated sleeping space is an additional $60.
If you want to register after the deadline and we are still able to accommodate you, Clan choices will be limited and a $25 late fee will be added to the cost of registration.
Current dues-paying EarthSpirit members, Associate and above, may deduct $5 from their total cost.
Twilight Covening Housing Choices
Standard cabins have eight to thirteen beds each. All have electricity, with shared bathrooms and a shower-house nearby. There are also heated sleeping spaces available in rooms for between 4 and 12 people which cost an additional $60 per person paid at the time of registration. Double, triple, or single rooms are not available.
You will choose a cabin or room in the category you have selected when you arrive. Some Clans will have identified space where Clan members may choose to sleep if they prefer. If you would rather share a cabin with a group of your own choosing, please be sure that we know in advance and that you include an adequate number in your group to fill a cabin (usually 8+). Plenty of grassy or wooded tenting space is also available if you would prefer to be on your own.
Twilight Covening Confirmation
Confirmation of registration, with directions and the clan assignment, will be sent out no later than October 2.
E-mail is by far the most efficient means of communication. If you have changed your email or mailing address from the time of registration, you need to let us know asap so that your information can reach you in a timely manner. Send us an email at Tamelin Productions with the subject: "Covening address change".
Given the atmosphere we create at Twilight Covening and the state of the ongoing pandemic, the number of people we can accommodate is limited. Please register early to ensure admission. If cost is an issue and paying in installments will help you attend, please call 413-238-4240 or e-mail us at email@example.com as early as possible and we will try to help. Some assistance is available through the Morwen Two Feathers Scholarship Fund, and a few work exchange positions may be possible for individuals with construction or carpentry skills.
Donate to the Morwen Two Feathers Scholarship Fund
Anyone can Donate to the Morwen Two Feathers Scholarship Fund to help other people attend Twilight Covening.
New this year, a scholarship fund is available to offer partial financial aid to people who otherwise could not attend. In order to help as many people as possible be a part of the Twilight Covening magical experience, we ask that you only request what you need, up to 50% of the attendance cost, heated space is extra. There will be a "Scholarship Application" selection in the payment section on the application form. All scholarship applications will be reviewed by the Tamelin Productions team, and you will hear from us once that has happened
Twilight Covening Online Registration Instructions
To register online, click the link below. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with your registration number. Please do not register more than once. (If you are unsure if your registration has gone through please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. before attempting to register again.)
If you have questions, additions, changes, or cancellations, e-mail us at email@example.com. Online payment options are: credit card (via PayPal), check, or money order. If you choose PayPal, you’ll be taken to the PayPal site at the appropriate time in the registration process. If you choose check or money order, please make it out to Tamelin Productions, write your registration number on your payment and mail it to:
Tamelin Productions PO Box 340 Williamsburg, MA 01096
Important: Please check to make sure you have included all of the information required for application to Twilight Covening. Your application will be processed more rapidly with your help. – Thank you
If you have not received your assignment by October 2, please contact the Tamelin Productions office at 413-238-4240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not able to attend Twilight Covening and would like to receive a credit you must request it in writing by September 27 if you need to have your money refunded, let us know before September 10. After that date, your registration money is committed toward the rental of the site, food purchases, and other expenses for which we have to pay in advance whether you attend or not. Please do not ask us for any kind of refund or credit after September 26.
If you have a fever or other Covid symptoms, do not attend Twilight Covening. Let us know in writing, and your registration fee will be refunded in full.
In the event that Twilight Covening must be cancelled due to new state regulations around Covid-19, all payments will be refunded.
A $25 service charge will be applied to all refunds and bounced checks.
Volunteers for final clean up are welcome as are some for pre-event kitchen work. Please indicate your desire to volunteer on your application. Do not assume that you should come early unless you hear from us directly. Call the office at (413) 238-4240 if you want to find out more.
Choosing your Twilight Covening Clan
Make sure that you read over all of the Clan descriptions carefully. There are many wonderful possibilities.
On your registration form, you will need to list five Clans as possible choices for the weekend. This year, since Clan size is limited, it is less likely than usual that you will get your first choice. Please be ready to be flexible! It is important that you indicate five preferences since we assign the Clans primarily on a first-come first-served basis and some will fill up quickly. Some Clans may also be cancelled due to lack of demand in a particular year.
Number your preferences from 1 to 5, with 1 being your first choice. Registration forms which are filled out incompletely will only delay processing time, making it less likely that first choices will be available. So that Clan Leaders can best meet the needs of all of the members of their Clan, whatever their level of experience, we ask that everyone answer all of the questions on the registration form.
All of the Clans at Twilight Covening are designed to provide deep and fulfilling experiences. Some Clans, indicated with an asterisk (*), include work that relies on past experience or is especially challenging. If you would like to apply to join one of these Clans, please let us know why it calls to you right now and include information about your training, skills and practice with this kind of work in your application along with information about the kind of support system you have in place outside of Twilight Covening (coven, teacher, therapist, etc.). If you do not include all of this information, we cannot assign you to one of these Clans.
To fully complete the ritual of Twilight Covening, you should arrive by dinner time on Friday and must plan to stay on site until Monday afternoon so that you don’t miss your Clan’s final meeting or the closing circle. Clan assignments will be finalized and mailed after the registration deadline of September 26. We will have a master list in the office; please call if you have not received your assignment by October 2.
Twilight Covening 2021 Clan List
Arctic Wolf Clan - this clan is full
The úlfhéðnar were Scandinavian warriors and shapeshifters who wore wolf fur into battle, matching their “lich” (physical body) to their “hame” (energetic shape). While the traditions of these wolf warriors have been lost, we can find the legacy of their deeds and travels in surviving sagas. In the Arctic Wolf Clan we will seek the in-between world that the úlfhéðnar occupied - something not human, but also not entirely “other”. We will ask the questions: What really defines our identity? How do we incorporate deep personal changes and revelations into the self we show to the world? What happens if we allow our “otherness” to become part of who we are in the world everyday? Like the wolf warriors, we will seek answers through expression and embodiment -- a combination of movement, connection, and trance state. We will explore stories to find their resonance in our own lives and practices. And like the ancient Scandinavians, we will witness each other in Heathen ritual, where our ancestors, the spirits of the land, and the gods are invited to hear our stories and witness our growth.
Nikolas Wolfhame Katrick and Irene Glasse, leaders
"What then is the root of poetry and every other wisdom? Not hard; three cauldrons are born in every person -- the cauldron of warming, the cauldron of motion and the cauldron of wisdom."
A modern practice based on early Irish thought, the Three Cauldrons is a meditative technique, a self-awareness tool, and an energetic practice focused around the three cauldrons of energy within the self. In Aurochs clan we will seek to stir up the energies of each cauldron, introduce ourselves to it, and move into actively using the energies of each cauldron.. Clan members should expect to spend a fair amount of time outside and be comfortable with moderate physical exertion.
Barred Owl Clan
The ancient visiting traditions of England and beyond beg to be revived and so we shall! With song and revelry, blessings and gifts, these traditions are fundamentally joyous. But ill-luck, and even shunning, awaits those who spurn proper behavior toward community, land and animals. The older traditional behaviors revealed in this body of lore teach us how to live such values, and the ways of mystery. We are expected to give to those in need. We are required to cease hostilities, honor our ancestors, and joyously thank the cattle, bees, fruit, laborers, etc. for our sustenance. All of this is encoded in the songs.
The Barred Owl clan will delve into these indigenous European visiting traditions – from Maying to Souling to Wassailing – joyfully re-learning old ways as a means of resisting and replacing our materialist, individualist, domination-focused modern culture. *Clan members should be sufficiently physically able to comfortably move around on the rough land of the site when we go “a-visiting.”
Sarah Stockwell-Arthen - leader
Bats have long been associated with the underworld, with the dark and night, and with witches. They often live in caves — portals to other worlds — and get their information about the world differently from other creatures, sending out signals and reading the results to know where they are, and how to navigate the world around them.
Bat Clan examines divination and considers what divination is. How and where do we get our information? We’ll work primarily with the tarot to open our awareness of what the world offers by way of messages and guidance beyond the “normal” ways of seeing and hearing things. We’ll take a brief look at numbers, astrology, nature, and other sources of divination, and deal with them on their own and in relationship to each other. This clan is for all levels (including true beginners) of tarot experience.
Chris LaFond, Leader
Bear clan members will spend the majority of their time out in the woods; learning basic knife skills, woodland arts, and pushing themselves to their limits while packing only what they need. Bears will be invited to dwell deep within their caves, reflecting upon what burdens are theirs versus those placed upon them, be they encumbrances of the body, mind, or spirit and emerging with a clearer story of self. Clan members should plan to spend at least one night outdoors.
Snorri and Mark Girard leaders
Dragonfly Clan - this clan is full
Dragonflies spend two thirds of their lives in water, and have what’s known as an Incomplete Life Cycle, going directly from Larva to Adult. Often people who resonate with Dragonfly energy skip over portions of their development, grow up too fast, have bypassed common markers, or missed steps not limited to their teenage years. We carry within us the ability to visualize emotional depths while hovering over the surface, reinforcing or rewriting our personal narrative. Through meditative and trust exercises this clan will identify gaps in our spiritual development, and redefine our relationships to old labels. With fresh perspectives we will replenish ourselves, purify our intentions, and carry the work home. This Clan will offer shared sleeping space.
Omdog and Lynn Mahoney Rowan, leaders
Elephant lives a long time and has a long memory. You have plenty of life experience behind you. You've done the work to heal your emotional wounds. Personal history work allows you to explore your psychic shape more deliberately and dispassionately, to spy out and retrieve the power those past experiences still hold for you. We'll use mirror, journal and breath exercises. Come prepared with one area of your life you'd like to focus on, one where you're in that place of detachment. This Clan will spend time outdoors, but the work will not be physically challenging.
Miriam Klamkin, leader
Forest Cat Clan
The Forest Cat slips easily between the world of the wild, and that of men, at home in a tree top, or a lap, never wasting energy on useless movements or sounds. The practice of RunValdr: the Way of Using Runes, gives us access to the powers of the ancient runes. With a drawn symbol or two we can heal, pass into other worlds, make magickal objects, and more. RunValdr does not claim to be safe; there are claws within the velvet paw. Traditionally, rune's were used to curse as well as to heal, and will do what they do without expending a whit more energy than needed. This clan will explore this system like the curious cat, and patiently practice, so that when we leave we may carry the power silently within us, ready to make whatever world we walk in our own.
Honey Badger Clan
Honey badgers are fierce and they fight to stand up for themselves. This clan will take that fierce energy and channel it into healing humor. We will incorporate storytelling and laughter and will raise our proverbial skirts to thumb our noses at adversity and at others’ expectations, whether because of gender, queerness, or whateverelseness. We will shift conversations by using humor, we will embrace bawdy positivity, and will delight ourselves when things are not otherwise delightful. We will explore the Baubo myth and embawdy her example. We encourage the participation of persons of all genders and welcome the opportunity to help make the feminine archetypes work for you. Some of our workings will be done during the witching hour.
Michele Abazorius Whitaker & Lanna Lee Maheux, leaders
We rely on our relationship with the trees. They change the air that we breathe, provide shelter and sustenance, shade and constancy, and in some traditions the trees are our oldest ancestors. Despite the past year or the anticipated isolation of the coming winter, our inherent, intimate relationship with the trees remains. In Junco Clan, we will reach out to the tree spirits, explore the myriad facets of our relationship, and commune with the trees of the mountain. Junco Clan will practice outside, walking and engaging in gentle movement as we immerse ourselves.
Trey Wentworth and Rose Starwind, leaders
Seeing the smallest motion and hearing what is hidden, the Lynx knows the feel of its environment and relies on all of its senses to hunt at night and to avoid danger. How actively do you pay attention to what all of your senses are telling you, especially the inner non-physical senses? Learn and practice tuning in to your inner psychic vision, while still being aware of the world around you. Learn when the voice in your head isn't your own thinking. Tell the difference between worrying and a gut feeling or intuition that is telling you something new. Begin to explore ways that you can quickly tune in to what is around you with all of your physical and intuitive senses so you can choose if some action is needed. We will spend part of our clan time walking around the woods and water.
Eric Arthen, leader
Moths, like all of us after Pandemic, emerge from a cocoon after great transformation. It is an Offering both to oneself and to One's Community to do the Work of Discovering how to live with oneself. The Work of Moth Clan is intermediate-advanced meditation and beginner energy work, with a focus on Gratitude and Daily Practice. The Work is not based on any one Tradition, but has a Buddhist tone. Using the modalities above, this year Moths will use Gratitude, meditation and energy work to Ground themselves in the World, Build Resilience, Look deeply at themselves, and Begin to See a new Way with Compassion and an Open Heart.
Kelley B, leader
Night Heron Clan*
Wading in a liminal world, herons bring stillness and patience. Not a passive patience, but an active one where we can open to perceive and journey beyond the mundane to explore and learn from the mystery. The Heron clan will work with extended periods of trance approaching it from several different aspects. After the trance dance, we will spend all night in the forest breathing in the mystery and will greet a new day, opening to the possibilities and soft breath of dawn. Members of this clan should have some prior experience with trance, and the ability to re-center themselves after a trance experience.
Moira Ashleigh, leader
Like the pillbug burrows into the earth for nourishment and restoration, this clan will sink into the layers of the mountain over the weekend. We will use both guided journeys and gentle moving meditations, drawing on the energies of ancestor, tree, stone, and star to bring us closer and deeper into our own ability to nourish and renew ourselves. The moving meditations are accessible for all mobility levels.
Sarah Lyn, leader
Ready to dive deeper into tarot? How about Porpoise clan? Well adapted for diving to great depths, porpoises use a “sixth sense” of echolocation as their primary sensory system. With meditative and contemplative practice, we will open to an intuitive sensory experience of tarot interpretation. You will delve deeper into a specific card to create a new pathway into its energy and the message it brings to your readings. By embodying your impressions, you will develop a relationship with and greater understanding of its essence, fostering a connection with the stories the tarot tells you, and adding depth and richness to your interpretations. This group is suitable for both the curious as well as the experienced. Please bring a tarot deck and a journal. We will be outside a fair bit, as weather allows.
Sarahluna Magdalene, leader
Ptarmigan Clan - this clan is full
The acrid smoke arising from a small forge and the sound of a smith's hammer beating on orange-hot iron waft through the fall air, as the members of Ptarmigan Clan explore ritual smith-craft, including hands-on work at the anvil. We will explore the transformative power of fire and the process of change through the influence of one's will, Voyaging to the hammer's beat, and following the path of the Cosmic Smith. We will kindle sacred/New Fire not only for our Clan use, but also for the Community. Northern European forge-craft traditions and magic will be a part of this weekend, and this clan is open to all. Handicap-accessible.
Jane Sibley and Ed (Happy Cat) Wilson, leaders.
Salamander Clan - this clan is full
First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is. (Zen koan).
How do we perceive the world around us? What is real? As a salamander experiences life both in water and on land, moving between the two as needed, reality can also be experienced on different levels, and ritual is a method of moving between them. Beyond engagement with language, symbols, incense and chants is a kind of awareness that enables us to use those tools in a way that both intensifies the experience and makes it more meaningful and able to actually transform us. In this Clan we will work to break out of our preconceptions about reality and practice techniques that will help us achieve and hold onto that alternate awareness.
Andras Corban Arthen and Donovan Arthen, leaders
The snail teaches us about slowing down and being mindful. When we can quiet our minds and open our spirits, we have an opportunity to connect with and more clearly hear the divine. The labyrinth is a place where you can slow down, quiet your mind, and find that divine essence within yourself. Just as the snail always carries with it a place to retreat, we can create our own sacred space to retreat and receive inspiration. Each clan member will build their own small personal labyrinth to use throughout the weekend. Snail clan work will utilize labyrinth building and walking, mindfulness meditation, inner exploration, and journaling. You don’t need any prior knowledge of the labyrinth to join this clan.
Tracy Andryc, leader
The mandalic form of the Spider's web is one of the most beautiful and powerful creations of any animal. Comprised of the strongest bio-material found in nature, the web is focal point of transformation, serving as both nursery and death trap. The spider can feel distant reverberations in the web and has many eyes for deep seeing. In this clan we will explore the act of creation in ritual and magic. We will observe patterns and energies in the world around us and translate them into symbolic forms. Experience as a visual artist is welcome but by no means a requisite. Martin Bridge and Kaye Kittredge, leaders
Andras Corban-Arthen (Salamander Clan), founder and spiritual director of the EarthSpirit Community, was introduced in 1969 to the traditional pagan practices of a Gaelic-speaking family from the Highlands of Scotland, and he has taught about the pagan traditions throughout the U.S. and abroad since then. Andras also serves as president of the European Congress of Ethnic Religions headquartered in Vilnius, Lithuania, and on the advisory board of the Ecospirituality Foundation, a United Nations Consultative NGO based in Torino, Italy. In addition, he has served three terms as Vice-Chair of the Parliament of the World’s Religions.
Brannen (Aurochs Clan) is a Polytheist, Animist, and Pagan from the South. From an early start in meditation and connection to place, Brannen's practice has taken shape over the decades to a focus on connection and right relationships with the places, entities, and people experienced.
Christopher LaFond (Bat Clan) is a Master Astrologer of the Society of Astrologers, specializing in traditional, non-modern, methods of delineation and prediction. He has also spent many years as a professional tarot reader and a student of various divinatory techniques. Chris has led clans and worked behind the scenes at Twilight Covening for two decades. Chris is also a musician and homesteader, and lives in Western MA with his family. http://lafond.us
Donovan Arthen (Salamander Clan) is a lifetime member of the Earthspirit Community and has grown through the guidance and training that its teachers and elders have offered over the 34 years of his life. He is a practitioner of Anamanta and explores his spirituality through loosening his shape, embracing the experience of the moment and the mystery surrounding us. His deepest passions lie in building community and creating connections between individuals, fostering interdependence and a strengthening of the web of life.
Ed Wilson, AKA Happycat (Ptarmigan Clan) has been playing with sharp shiny things since childhood, and making them since 1997...two years after he discovered Earthspirit. "For me forging is a spiritual exercise. Integrating the elements of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water with Intention helps me to ground, center, and connect with myself, and Spirit." When not forging, Ed divides his time between being a therapist, husband, Cat furniture, Dog father, and motorcyclist.
Eric Arthen (Lynx Clan) is a Glenshire witch who has been an avid student of psychic and dream phenomena for over thirty years. He has lead clans and workshops since the first Twilight Covening. Some of these skills have not come easily to him, so he has paid particular attention on how to learn and teach them.
Irene Glasse (Arctic Wolf Clan) is a mystic witch based in Western Maryland. She is a longtime teacher of witchcraft, meditation, and magick in the mid-Atlantic. She has performed, taught workshops, and led rituals at many festivals and conferences over the years. Irene is the main organizer of the Frederick Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (Frederick CUUPS), offering events, rituals, classes and workshops to a large, vibrant community. She has been a practicing witch for 26 years and a teacher of witchcraft for 19 of them.
Jane T. Sibley, Ph.D. (Ptarmigan Clan) is a traditional Norse practitioner who has been teaching at Pagan events for many years. She is the author of "The Divine Thunderbolt: Missile of the Gods" , "The Hammer of the Smith" (historical novel), "Norse Mythology... According to Uncle Einar" (humor) and "A Different Dragon" . Her most recent book is "The Way of the Wise: Traditional Norwegian Folk and Magic Medicine".
Kaye Kittredge (Spider Clan) is an artist, systems thinker, and member of Glainn Sidhr. Nature and its patterns inspire her life, and she is passionate about the many ways we create as individuals and as a community. For many years she has been active in creating EarthSpirit programming, and tends a woodland sanctuary near her home at the swamp’s edge.
Kelley B (Moth Clan) has been walking a Spiritual Path for more than 20 years. She has attended Rites of Spring for over 15 years, leading many workshops, and has led a Clan at Twilight Covening for 9 years. She believes in a strong Daily practice and her Work holds the influences of the Bodhisattva Traditions, Service to Community, and The Spirit of Crow.
Lanna Lee Maheux (Honey Badger Clan) is passionate about helping others realize & reclaim their own power using discussion & tools like visualizations & daily practices. Lanna uses pronouns she/her & is a witch, faery seer, podcaster, ex-clown, balloon twister, actor, geek, silly person, writer, singer, twit, & recovering Stand-Up Comic. A long-time member of the EarthSpirit Community, Lanna has presented at Rites of Spring, & has led the White Raven & Turkey Vulture Clans at Twilight Covening. Lanna Lee likes shiny things.
Lynn Rowan (Dragonfly Clan) is an animist and a singer. Music, theater, and folk traditions have been her lifelong passion, study, and career. In her professional life she is a singer, teacher, and activist, performing with the group Windborne; and in her spiritual life she blends her background in folk traditions with pre-christian spiritual traditions. She uses breath and voice as a way to connect with spirits, ancestors, nature, and community.
Mark Girard (Bear Clan) is a craftsman and artist residing in Western MA. He enjoys working with natural materials, and creating works that reflect a ‘less is more’ approach. He enjoys spending time in nature, slowing down, and listening to the world.
Martin Bridge (Spider Clan) is an artist, educator and permaculture designer living and creating in the hills of western mass. A central theme of Martin’s work is an exploration of the natural world and our place as humans in relation to the web of life that we are a part of. His work bridges realms of science and mysticism in an effort to challenge the cultural paradigms that dictate how we relate to both the natural world as well as our sisters and brothers. To see his work visit www.thebridgebrothers.com
Michele Abazorius-Whitaker (Honey Badger Clan) brings a laser focus using archetypes and phases of the moon; that correspond to aspects and hidden influences in our lives through fierce feminine activation, sovereignty, and rituals. She is a faery seer, priestess, witch, and healer. As a long-time member of EarthSpirit Community, Michele has presented workshops and intensives at Rites of Spring and has co-led Caribou and Turkey Vulture Clans at Twilight Covening. Michele is pursuing her Master's in Nursing, and in her spare time, she tends to Rivendell and defines her best role as Grandmother.
Miriam Klamkin (Elephant Clan) is a Glainn Sidhr Witch, astrologer, teacher and spiritual coach. She is a long-time member of the Rites of Spring core volunteers, has taught many workshops and classes at Rites and Feast of Lights, and leads the ongoing 60+ Affinity Group. Miriam has led numerous Twilight Covening Clans over the past 25+ years, focused on sensual and psychic awareness, self-knowledge tools, connecting with Nature, and energy work. For Elephant Clan, she draws on her experience of personal history practices and her passion for helping others see and own their power.
Moira Ashleigh M.A. (Night Heron Clan) is a witch of the Glainn Sidhr Order. She has been a featured presenter at EarthSpirit's Rites of Spring, Twilight Covening, and A Feast of Lights. She has also taught at Free Spirit, Pagan Pride, and was the primary organizer of EarthSpirit's "East" events for 20 years. Moira has a Masters degree in Theater and Dance from Emerson College, her numerous clans at Twilight Covening focused on breath, trance, ritual support, ritual roles, shapeshifting, perceiving patterns, and the body as a magical tool.
OMDOG (Dragonfly Clan) accepted her calling to Earth-centered spirituality on Samhain night 2002. Since then she has studied a variety of disciplines including energy manipulation, meditative breath work, trance, and Anamanta. Integrating a magical practice with daily life, she enjoys greening her surroundings by creating and maintaining natural spaces. Omdog lives in Brooklyn, loves getting her hands dirty, cool rocks, dragonflies, and bugs whose butts glow.
Rose Starwind (Junco Clan) is a mother, dreamer, green witch and perpetual student of the Earth. Scientist and spirit worker, Rose brings a practical, common-sense approach to living one's magic on a daily basis while walking in relationship with the wild.
Sarah Lyn (Pillbug Clan) is a writer and ritualist undergoing transformation by fire. She connects to Otherworld through animistic paganism, dreaming, and deep ancestor work. For over fifteen years she has been facilitating large group rituals and workshops, including chant circles, labyrinth walks, and formal dumb suppers. (http://walkingwithancestors.blogspot.com/)
Sarahluna Magdalene (Porpoise Clan) has been deepening her relationship with tarot for many years. She has explored reading and teaching the stories of the tarot through a wide variety of modalities. She enjoys growing things and cooking, and is often found in the woods giggling to herself and gathering treasures.
Sarah Stockwell-Arthen (Barred Owl Clan) In the last several years Sarah has dived deep into the traditions of Wassail and “visiting,” falling in love with the exuberance of the customs and tracing the tendrils of their very local origins in the British Isles, Heathenry and other European traditions. She loves to instigate boisterous “visiting crews,” at EarthSpirit events and beyond. (You all join in!) A long-time EarthSpirit ritualist and bard, she is in the Glainn Sidhr Order.
Snorri Whitesell (Bear Clan) A 28-year earth-centered spiritualist, Snorri grew up in the hills of Vermont where he was raised in a hunting and farmstead family. Self reliance was taught early and he spent most of his time outdoors connecting to the woods and the abundance of life. Many traditions have been folded into his magical path over the years, Norse from heritage and love of runic lore, witchcraft, druidry and fire circle magic. He is a fire-tribe woodbuster and tender, Wilderness guide, and creator of magical arts. Snorri continues his journey of regaining balance between nature and humanity.
Tchipakkan (Forest Cat Clan) is an artist, writer, healer, and eclectic pagan/heathen/rustic, magick user, and authentic crone. I’ve been openly pagan for the last 45 years, author of several pagan cookbooks, teacher and student. Cofounder with Jane Sibley of the Changing Times Changing Worlds Conference, and host of the Otherworldly podcast. I practice and teach RúnValdr, Reiki, Huna healing, herbalism, and Soothsay with runes, palmistry, tarot, dowsing and anything handy. I’d rather teach people how than to do things for them, but anything that gets it done.
Tracy Andryc, (Snail Clan) has been sharing her love of the labyrinth since her first walk on its path in 1998. She sees the labyrinth as a universal tool that can be used in a magical/spiritual context, regardless of your religious path. For over two decades, she has facilitated workshops and rituals on the labyrinth and other topics at venues throughout New England and New York. Tracy is a Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, owner of One Path Labyrinth Ventures, and creator of Sacred Path Labyrinth Cards. Find out more about her at www.onepathlabyrinth.org
Trey Wentworth (Junco Clan) is a queer witch, seer, and gothar in the Heathen tradition. Living in the deep woods of the Green Mountains, they are the founder of Chase Hill Kindred in Vermont which they have led since 2010. Trey is a writer of novels, poetry, and songs, and has published under the name Trey Moonwood. They teach Heathen practice and lore through workshops, writing, and ritual, and are also a drag performer and mother of the House of DeValley.
Nikolas Wolfhame Katrick (Arctic Wolf Clan) is a thane and Gesith (guardian) of the Heathen kindred Chase Hill. He is a werewolf in love with the mystery of wild places and a guide on the bridge to the more-than-human world of identity. As a carpenter, writer, gardener, outdoor guide, fire & rescue officer, nonprofit professional, and educator, he wears too many hats (and has fun doing it). Telling and listening to stories, talking about anthropomorphism, scheming up new projects, and spending time with beloved communities makes his tail wag.