Headliners: Patti Wigington, Jason Mankey, Jason Augustus Newcomb
Also appearing: Grey Ghosthawk Music: Wendy Rule, Brian Henke - Drum Circle: Kelso, Becca
Patti Wigington has been practicing as a Pagan since 1987. She is an initiated third-degree High Priestess, and licensed clergy in the state of Ohio. In 2008 she founded Clan of the Stone Circle, a Neo-Celtic Pagan group, in Columbus. For the past ten years, she has been the About.com Pagan Religions Editor, and has been actively involved in her local Pagan community. Her freelance work has appeared in a number of Pagan publications, including Gaea's Cauldron, Llewellyn's Herbal Almanacs and Witches' Calendars, and Pagan Parenting. She is the author of several books, including a middle-grade novel about teenage witches. In January 2017, she celebrated the publication of The Good Witch's Daily Spell Book from Sterling Publishing, and her book Wicca: Practical Magic will be released by Althea Press in Spring 2017.
Jason Mankey is a WiccanWitch, writer, and wannabe rock and roller. He has been a part of
the greater Pagan community for over twenty years and has spent nearly half that time teaching
and speaking at Pagan conventions across the United States and Canada. His first book for
Llewellyn came out in 2016 and his latest book (“The Witch’s Book of Shadows”) has just
recently been released. He lives in Sunnyvale California where he and his wife Ari help lead
two local covens. Because they don’t want to be outnumbered, Ari and Jason only have two
Jason considers himself first and foremost a magical technologist, meaning that he develops mental tools for improving magical rituals, both for himself and others. He has developed over 100 magical ritual enhancing audio recordings and many other practical tools. He is a spiritual teacher, healer, and writer who has been studying and working with the powers of the mind, mysticism and Western esotericism for over twenty years. He is the author of more than a dozen books on esoteric practice including the acclaimed “Book of Magick Power,” "21st Century Mage," and "The New Hermetics." He has also been an active participant in the Western Mystery Tradition for nearly his whole life, studying consciousness and magick since he was around eleven years old. Jason has extensively studied Hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming and obtained certification in Clinical Hypnotherapy with the American Board of Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming through the NLP Society. He has spent his life actively exploring consciousness and has developed a set of unique consciousness altering tools that allow him to facilitate vast changes in consciousness in students, which help them activate higher states.
Grey Ghosthawk is the HP of the FOUR WINDS LODGE, a Temple of the Sacred Path, ATC. A teacher and ceremonialist that has been on the Native Path for some 20 years, studying and learning from numerous elders of many tribes and traditions. Apprenticed to a Metis medicine man for 12 years, Grey has learned many healing modalities and been given rights to perform certain Rituals including Sweat Lodge, Vision Quest, Full Moon Ritual, and others. He does healing circles making use of many techniques such as massage, Stone Healing, Chakra balancing, aroma, Reiki, reflexology, and others to help people find a balanced energy in their lives. Has been working with Moksha Magic, a Sex Magic technique, for the past 5 years and has facilitated many circles using this to heal and generate energy for the well being of all. He does Native beadwork and custom leatherwork and has been actively teaching workshops on various Native topics for the past several years.