Ulf Asgardson, (Wulff to kith and kin), is a child of the deep south and has traveled and lived in most of the extreme southern states. He has studied magic and the occult since late 1989. He found the Runes in 1991, and since that time they have slowly become his sole path. Currently he lives in Jacksonville, FL with his beloved, Song and their magnificent border collie, Possum.
In 2001, he met Freya Aswynn one night at his campsite at his first GOTT. After several hours of runic talk he was told that he should write a book about his new ideas. Not listening, he was injured in a factory in North Carolina in 2003, an incident that left him depressed and unemployed. In anger one day he challenged the runes and gods of the north to give him some vision to prove all the years of study were not in vain.
To his surprise, the runes screamed their answers at him, and in minutes he began to write and franticly draw hundreds of diagrams and pictures. After 9 months, he presented a manuscript to Freya Aswynn at the 2004 Fall GOTT. Not only did she read the work, but she also agreed to foreword the book and to present it to the Troth in summer of 2005 at Trothmoot in Indiana! He is so extremely pleased to return to the place of its birth and begin teaching this new lore to all who will listen.
Rebekah Benner is an ordained Pagan minister affilated through love and
trust with the Unitarian Universalist Churches, lives in Akron, Ohio,
and travels to the UU churches of the U.S. and Canada as a guest
minister for Sunday services, to lead drumming workshops and rituals.
She also presents classes for other churches, schools and universities
in Witchcraft and Paganism and facilitates community drum circles.
Rev. Susan Davis
Susan Davis(Moonsilvered) was born in Galveston, TX in 1955. Her
first book, "Magickal Progressions" was released in 2008. She is a
former CPA who began formal training in New Forest Tradition in
Houston, TX in 1972. In 1983, with two small children, she
retired from active coven management and embarked on a solitary
magickal journey that focused much more on various forms of healing
with sound and visualization, massage, chakra manipulation,
herbs, trance work and Reiki. She also began serious work with
Elemental Magicks during this time and met her lifemate/HP and fellow
healer, Rev. Lawrence Harney. They have been teaching students and
traveling together since then.
If any other event organizers (or attendees) wish to know why we DO NOT recommend this DISGUSTING NITHING as an event Presenter any longer, feel free to call us.
Mateyo Empie has spent 40 years learning and practicing everything that she could find taught in English and Spanish regarding personal growth, spiritual development, healing, and shamanism, in the U.S., India, and Peru. For the last 15 years she has focused on Peruvian shamanism, including living in the Peruvian Andes at 12,000 feet for months at a time.
When not teaching throughout the United States, she lives in a loft in downtown Ypsilanti, MI, with her husband and numerous house plants. In this world the plant and stone people are her most important advisors.
Knox is the High Priestess of the Chantry of the Silver Veil an electic
teaching coven in Alexandria VA. She is a Reiki Master Teacher and a
Shamballa Multidemsional Healing Master Teacher and teaches at her
healing center in Alexandria. Millie is an avid student of the Kaballa
and follows the discipline of Tantra. She is presently finishing her
book, " Summers with Nana," about her initiation into the craft by her
ER-Medth is an author, healer, teacher, student, and lover of the wise ways. Nature and Family members have been her mentors. Companion to all living things, she urges all to become one with the universe.
This will be Paula's first appearance at the Gathering of the Tribes, and she is coming to help teach us the difference between Real Indians and Faux Indians. The Pagan community has become a prime feeding ground for Faux Indians and their scams....mainly because most Anglos simply do not know how to tell a fake Indian from a real one. I didn't ...do you? There are more than TWO HUNDRED Faux Cherokee "Tribes" ...and only THREE REAL Federally recognized Cherokee Tribes, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and the United Keetoowah Band.
Paula is an Enrolled Member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and a resident of the Big Cove community. She started her orientation to the Cherokee culture at a very young age as a dancer for the various traditional dancers of the Cherokee communities. She continued throughout her teen years to be involved with cultural events and activities of her people.
At the age of eighteen Paula set out to experience life in the world outside the reservation; traveling to different parts of the United States on the pow-wow circuit and living in Florida, Oklahoma and Georgia. Her travels provided her with an open heart to experience the world through Indian eyes.
She has been a contract performance artist to create original songs in the Cherokee language to serve as language retention tools for schools and families.
Paula’s most recent successes include Project Songbird, a songwriting/composing collaboration in the Cherokee language with the EBCI Kituwah Preservation and Education Program; the recent completion of her first private album called CHANT: Cherokee Hopes and New Traditions; having two of her Cherokee poems accepted for publication; and being chosen by the Chief of The Eastern Band to illustrate a children’s book to promote literacy.
“I feel it is a great honor and blessing to have the trust and respect of my Godmother to relate the knowledge and beauty of our religion”
There will be a Bonfire Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights to drum and dance around, special children's activities throughout the event, and much, much more!
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