PRESENTERS 2014

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ANDRAS CORBAN-ARTHEN

AZ THE RA

REV. SUSAN DAVIS

PATRICK DUNCAN

JOSEPH FIRECROW

REV. ALICIA  FOLBERTH

PAMELA HALLAS

SHAMAN STARSEED & FAMILY

TCHIPPAKAN

ANDRAS CORBAN-ARTHEN

Pagans at the Parliament  


Andras Corban-Arthen is the spiritual director of the EarthSpirit Community. He also serves on the board of trustees of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, and as president and international interfaith liaison of the European Congress of Ethnic Religions, headquartered in Vilnius, Lithuania. In addition, he serves on the advisory board of the Ecospirituality Foundation, a United Nations Consultative NGO based in Torino, Italy, which focuses on issues relating to indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities throughout the world. Andras has been a teacher and speaker at a variety of events, both nationally and abroad, since the 1970s, and was one of the organizers of the Indigenous Assembly at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Melbourne, Australia in 2009. He lives with his extended family in Glenwood, a 135-acre pagan sanctuary and nature preserve in the Berkshire Highlands of western Massachusetts.

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AZ THE RA/LAWRENCE HARNEY

Guided Meditation 


Larry was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1952.  He practices a Wiccan/Egyptian Tradition, and is career USAF, retired in 1995.  Lawrence is trained in several styles of healing, including techniques learned while stationed in the UK and in Japan.  He is a specialist in accupressure and vibrational healing with the Singing Crystal Bowls, and a teacher both in person and online. He actively performs a variety of Pagan Ministerial works, including funerals, handfastings, wiccanings and covenings along with his lifemate/HPS, Rev. Susan Davis. He is the co-founder of the Crossroads Tradition and a Wiccan with Attitude!

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REV. SUSAN DAVIS

7 Chakras:  Energetic Reality 
How do I…? round table workshop 


Susan has been a witch since 1972 and a Grandmother of 18/GreatGrandmother of 4. She has explored many magickal processes, keeping those that work and abandoning the rest, so she lays no claim to any one group or process. She can be Druidic, shamanic, witch or therapist depending on what is happening in this moment in time. She is a healer who uses healing hands as well as Reiki (USUI/SKHM Master) and massage therapies. She uses her distance trance meditation training to do cellular healing and also does transitions, working with patient and family as they move from this life to the next, and accompanying the spirit on its final walk to the veil. She has a special relationship with animal spirits and has been gifted with a collection of teaching and healing furs. She is also an ordained minister and the co-founder of the Crossroads Tradition.

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PATRICK DUNCAN




Due to a work conflict, Patrick will not be teaching this year.

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JOSEPH FIRECROW

Concerts
Coffee with Joseph Firecrow

“The natural beauty of the flute evokes very powerful emotions. The traditional flute is social, not ceremonial, in nature and should always be treated with that in mind and spirit. " ~Joseph Fire Crow
   In 1992, Fire Crow recorded the album, The Mist. Two years later, in 1994, he released a second self-produced recording, Rising Bird. These recordings were sold only at concerts.
   In April of 1996, his self-titled release, Fire Crow, was one of the first recordings to be launched nationally on the Makoché label and is one of the label’s best sellers. Echodisc said in a review of Fire Crow, “Joseph Fire Crow is quite simply one of the most gifted players of the Native American flute, this is beautifully recorded.” Another reviewer described Fire Crow as a “national treasure.”
   Fire Crow’s follow-up, Cheyenne Nation, combined a soulful mixture of traditional flute and
contemporary instrumentation to earn a GRAMMYTM nomination at the 43rd Annual Awards.
   In November of 2003, Fire Crow’s Legend of the Warrior received top honors for both the Native American Music Awards “SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR,” as well as the Indian Summer Music Awards FLUTE CATEGORY WINNER.
   Fire Crow’s collaborative effort with Jim Cockey lead to the composition of “Parmly’s Dream,” from the CD Signature. This release won FireCrow the “BEST INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING” Award at the 7th Annual Native American Music Awards.
   Red Beads, was released in late August of 2005. Red Beads comes full circle with a return to the traditional. This recording includes Fire Crow’s mother, Elva Stands In Timber. Joseph was honored to have her join him. This release won FireCrow the “FLUTIST OF THE YEAR” Award at the 8th Annual Native American Music Awards.
   Ken Burns also chose some of Fire Crow's music to be included on the soundtrack for his documentary "Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery.” Most recently, Fire Crow’s music was featured on Public Broadcasting Service’s film, The War that Made America. 
   Fire Crow was also a guest artist on Peter Kater’s 2007 album, Faces of the Sun, which earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best New Age Music Album at the 50th Annual Awards. Face the Music , FireCrow’s latest release, brings the traditional together with modern stylings for a must have collection of contemporary Native American Music! FireCrow was also a guest artist on Prayer for Compassion, David Darling, NEW AGE GRAMMY WINNER 2010!! 

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REV. ALICIA LYON FOLBERTH
HPs. & Pres. Panthean Temple, Producer Keepers of the Flame
Odyssean & Celtic Tradition

Beltaine Ritual

            Rev. Alicia L. Folberth is the Priestess and President of the Panthean Temple, formerly known as the Pagan Community Church, which was founded in 1995. She is the founder of the inner court of the church, Ceffylwen.  
          Rev. Alicia came to the path over 20 years ago, after she was introduced to Wiccan religion through Zanoni Silverknife. For many years she has devoted herself to Celtic traditions as a votary of Rhiannon. She was introduced to Odyssean tradition twelve years ago, which is the tradition of the Wiccan Church of Canada, and has now resumed her studies with two wonderful teachers. Odyssean is now the core tradition of the Panthean Temple.
          She is also a Reiki Master and healer, with a strong interest in herbalism.
 As a lover of all things spiritual, she has also pursued Afro-Carribean hand drumming under the guidance of Baba David Coleman.
         
Her first 'official' published work, 'She Moves In Mysterious Ways,' appears in 'Cakes and Ale for the Pagan Soul' edited by Trish Telesco. Her writinghas been included in 'A Survivor's Heart,' soon to be released by Vanilla Heart Publishing She has also written for the Panthean Temple magazine Pantheon, the Door Opener, PaganPages.org and was a featured tarot columnist for Finer Things, a local print magazine. Rev. Alicia is a gifted reader, and has found it to be one of her callings in helping others on the path.

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PAM HALLAS
Panthean Temple Member, Crew Keepers of the Flame

Labyrinth Workshop

Pamela has been Wiccan since 1997 when she first discovered the religion existed. She was solitary up until attending Beltaine 2007, loved it, became a member of the Panthean Temple, and has been steadily taking classes with them ever since. She also a camera woman and is studio crew for Keepers of the Flame.

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SHAMAN STARSEED & FAMILY

Melody Yoga! (or “The Magic and Wisdom of Simple Melodies)

Shaman Starseed and family and friends bring Celtic/Earth Music and original songs. Fiddle, harp, hammered dulcimer, guitar, tin whistle, bodhran and more all will be played with skill, or rather, through which ancient music will be channeled with the fairies hand in hand. Addendum: Shaman Starseed is "Brahm" Stuart of the band, Shaman, who has in this long absence experienced Galactic encodings having been activated in his aural structure. So now he's tagged "Starseed" on his name and has been fiddling around the past few years in cyberspace on Youtube and other haunts. So there may be some digressions from Fairyland into some songs that touch upon certain subjects that affect everyone on this planet here and now, with his Bardic vein fusing into this new Galactic calling having something to do with liberation and the transformation of Terra Nova. 

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TCHIPPAKAN

Art, Magic and Religion
Healer or Soothsayer
Runic Divination/ Rune casting

Tchipakkan is an artist, writer, healer, and eclectic pagan-heathen-rustic. I have been worshipping the old gods openly since my teens (I had very open-minded parents). I have a small farm in NH aimed at self sufficiency and sustainability, which I share with 3 of my children, and a varying assortment of animals (sheep, goats, rabbits, chicken, ducks, geese, peafowl, and cats of course). Author of  Divine Cookies- a cookbook with recipes about gods and magic. I practice and teach RuneValdr and Reiki, herbalism, and soothsaying with runes, palmistry, tarot, numerology, and other systems. Over 30 years in the Society for Creative Anachronism have brought me many friends, and many historically oriented skills, as well as more knowledge of early Anglo-Saxon culture than is conceivably useful. I love to teach useful skills like from cooking, sewing, and herbalism, to divination and other more esoteric activities to participating in endless discussions of everything from healing to folklore. When we are living consciously- every act is a prayer.

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