Our Illustrious Speakers
Raven Grimassi is a published author of many titles on Witchcraft and Wicca. He brings over 45 years of personal experience in the practice of ritual, magic, spell-casting, and occult mysticism.
Raven is the Co-Directing Elder of the Ash, Birch and Willow Tradition, a system reflecting the commonality of European rooted traditions of Witchcraft. The ABW system is based upon the Thorn Path of Witchery, which is an Old World practice of Witchcraft. Raven began focusing on this system in 2004 when introduced to the inner ways of the Thorn Path. Raven is also the co-Director of the Fellowship of the Pentacle - an umbrella organization for his work through various sources.
John Beckett is a Druid in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids and an ordained priest in the Universal Gnostic Fellowship. He is the Coordinating Officer of the Denton, Texas Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans and a member of the Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
John writes a blog, Under the Ancient Oaks; musings of a Pagan, Druid, and Unitarian Universalist.
Rev. Ellen Cooper-Davis
Rev. Ellen is the Unitarian Universalist minister for Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church located in The Woodlands, Texas. She is also writes the liberal religious blog, Keep the Faith, for the Houston Chronicle.
Kaleen is a Sumerian priestess who has taught magic and astrology in the pagan community for over 25 years. As an early Director for CMA (Council of the Magical Arts), she incorporated the organization and filed for a 501(c) status to protect pagan rights to gather and worship publically. For the last 15 years, Kaleen and her husband, John, have hosted pagan festivals at Circle Star Retreat in East Texas. They also lead a local Sumerian training circle. The Sumerian Magical Tradition is a non-wiccan experiential path which trains students individually in a shared community environment. Kaleen is the author of “Astrology for Non-Astrologers” and holds astrology workshops at local pagan shops.
John R. Nelson
John will be lecturing on
The Death And Rebirth Of Magic In Western Culture