Eight Winds 2019 Presenters

Shirtless Gwion in the snow

Gwion Raven

 

Gwion has been a practicing witch and ritualist since 2003. He loves being in service with this community:    
“My own magic, my own way of changing the world is through devotional practice. It's my belief that we can re-enchant our lives by re-framing the so-called "mundane" as sacred and divine. By imbuing the familiar with a sense of wonder and infusing daily life with acts of magic, I choose to make all of life devotion.

I love rituals. I mean, I really love rituals. I'm enchanted by the very act of drawing a temenos line between this moment and that moment. Time itself seems to stand still or speed up or shift in some way that doesn't seem quite congruent with the way I understand the universe to usually work on an otherwise ordinary Monday afternoon.”

 

You can read more about Gwion at The Witches Next Door at Patheos Pagan.

Phoenix in the meadow

Phoenix LeFae


Phoenix is a blue eyed wanderer and passionate devotee to several deities. She is a restless seeker of knowledge, always yearning to dive into mystery. Phoenix has written two books, Hoodoo Shrines and Altars and Cashbox Conjure with another book What Is Remembered Lives coming out in October of 2019. She is a teacher, ritualist, and initiate in the Reclaiming Tradition of Witchcraft; as well as a second degree Gardnerian Wiccan, hoodoo practitioner, professional witch, and owner of the Goddess shop Milk & Honey in Sebastopol, California.

John looking dapper

John Hyatt 

 

John, aka Jan Teerd, is an ADF member since 2006, is a founding member of the Coast Oak Grove in San Diego, and is also a member of The Troth.  His practice is that of inclusive Northern Spirituality and is part of ADF Heathens, the Kin of Fire and Ice, and the Seers Guild Chief.  He runs the Gifts of the Wyrd Podcast and welcomes sharing inclusive Northern Tradition practices for our modern journey today.

John, aka Jan Teerd, is an ADF member since 2006, is a founding member of the Coast Oak Grove in San Diego, and is also a member of The Troth.  His practice is that of inclusive Northern Spirituality and is part of ADF Heathens, the Kin of Fire and Ice, and the Seers Guild Chief.  He runs the Gifts of the Wyrd Podcast and welcomes sharing inclusive Northern Tradition practices for our modern journey today.

Kirk looking sharp

Rev. Kirk Thomas


Kirk Thomas is an Archdruid Emeritus of Ar nDraiocht Fein : A Druid Fellowship (ADF) and an ordained Senior Priest in that religion. He is also the author of, “Sacred Gifts: Reciprocity and the Gods”, available on Amazon.com. He holds a Masters degree in Celtic Studies from the University of Wales - Trinity St. David as well as a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Arts from the University of New Mexico and a Certificate from the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, UK. 

A resident of Washington State, USA, Kirk co-owns a retreat center and organic farm called Trout Lake Abbey, located at the base of Mt. Adams. He has built an impressive stone circle and Druidic sanctuary there where he plans to open an ADF seminary and intentional community. He spends much of his time traveling for ADF, visiting groves, solitaries and festivals, presenting on various topics and participating in public, group ritual.

JoHanna rocking a lovely hat.

JoHanna Hill 

 

JoHanna Hill is an artist, writer, educator, and mother based in the Salinas Valley. She was the President of the Pagan Alliance for nearly a decade and during that time organized a wide variety of events for the Pagan Community. She has been awarded the Hart & Crescent Award by Covenant of the Goddess for her service to Pagan children and youth. She has published work on Ancestor Worship.

Waterfront Sean

ADF Vice Archdruid Rev. Sean Harbaugh 

Bio Pending

Drum gives thanks to the Earth Mother

ADF Archdruid Rev. Jon "Drum" Pagano


The current ADF Archdruid as well as a Senior Priest in ADF. He is a frequent contributor to Oak Leaves and he honors the Earth Mother and Manannan mac Lir in his daily workings. He is a poet and a writer and the author of Arise from Vapours, Willow Flow, and A Tree for the Earth Mother, all available at Amazon.

 Lindsay must be cropped out of pictures with her family.

Lindsay Harbaugh 

Bio Pending