I am co-founder of the Spirits of the Earth Festival. I correspond,
organize events and design all advertising as well as the website,
among many, many other things. I believe the reason that I put so
much energy into Spirits of the Earth is to see people coming together.
To, offer an environment where people can learn and grow not only
as people but as spirits, learning the ways of olde, and creating
bonds with family, making new friends and strengthening old relationships.
A chance to educate folks on the earth and to bring awareness of
the healing that needs to take place. One thing that really opened
my eyes and pushed me to make this dream become a reality is a poem
that I read some time ago called "The Paradox". Download!
I would like to thank all who come out and support the festival
for helping to make my dream come true, and help others to find
their dreams, new friends and the peace that they having been searching
for. None of this would be possible without all of you folks. There
are no financial rewards for what we work so hard for. That is not
what drives us! It's seeing the smiles, the inquisitive looks, folks
meditating by the grounding pole and the innocent laughter of the
children. In a world that moves so fast that you are turned upside
down and lost in an instant, you all bring so much peace and happiness
for us, and I can't thank you enough. :O)
Officially I have been practicing & studying paganism since1991.
I have been studying metaphysics, meditation and hands on healing
since the age of 5. I always try to be completely honest (not always
a good thing I'm told), and I believe my calling is to always try
my best to help others (though it tends to drive people off my path
and onto their own, I frequently wonder where they have gone, and
what progress they have made).
I am Married to the most wonderful, gentle, passionate and loving
man Fox! Our souls were destined to join together, wandering lost
without the other. I can hardly believe the comfort, and oneness
that I experience every moment that I am held in his arms, that
I am constantly consumed within. Neptune & Smudge are my crazy
little furballswho can't wait for me to sit down before crawling
up into my lap, looking for some mommy cuddle time. I feel blessed
to have shared time in this life with Riptyde and Miquela my Sheppard/Wolf
puppies,and Symba our kitty who was king of his domain while with
us... all of who continue to watch over us from the summerlands.
Currently on the path to become an alchemical healer. I have achieved
my master teachers degree in the Japanese healing art of Usui/Tibetan
Reiki with two different masters for a wider perspective and for
a deeper learning. I have also obtained my first degree in the Melody
Love is in the Earth Crystal Healing. Other forms of healing that
I work with are colors, crystals, tuning forks, energy fields, herbs,
oils. I offer Hot Rock Therapy, Ear Candling and Relaxational Massage.
Most recently I have been honored to be accompanied by many spirit
guides, and my Great God and Goddess, who have helped me to find
my destined path, and to realize my inner powers, and have encouraged
me to stay strong through many difficult times. Thank you for being
there, guiding me, and teaching me your ways!
I am the sole proprietor of Goddess Energy, specializing in healing
ointments, sprays, lotions, and herbal hot/cold packs. Goddess Energy
carries my "Time for Me" line consisting of 100% natural
herbal bath products which promotes relaxation as a preventative
measure and to aid in the healing processes. Also offering many
products for magickal workings, such as smudges, herbal incense,
anointed candles, ritual baths, herbal sachets, and much more.
I hope to meet many of you great folks at the festival, our open
rituals, drumming circles or even walking down the street. Blessed
Well here it is my little piece of eternity. Wow, what can I say?
Where do I start?
First and foremost allow me to take a second and talk about the
most important thing in my life, my family. I am married to the
most wonderful, beautiful woman and purest soul that the gods could
bless this earth with. Tameika is my world, she gives me strength
and honors me in everything that she does. Together we resonate
at the highest vibrational level, and we have become one entity.
She is the air that feeds my flame. I am so glad to be reunited
with my "Torn-Apart". Nothing can come between us we are
a pretty unique team, able to lean on each other, and draw off each
On to my four babies, Symba, Riptyde, Neptune, and last but definitely
not forgettable the youngest of our family Smudge. Symba is my eldest
feline, he is the long-haired Master of his domain... and he makes
sure that we don't forget it. Riptyde and Miquela are my big sucks,
they are both Shepherd/Wolf cross. These baby girls love to play,
run and definitely know how to get my attention. We lost Miquela
January of 2009, but we know she is still here with Riptyde. Neptune...
well let's say he is a big attention getter... "Go ahead sit
down" he says... you'll get a pounce and poof there he is in
your lap, purring away... LOL what a lover. And now on to our little
trouble maker, Smudge (or Gremlin) depending on the Moon. But then
again who can stay mad at that cute little mug. :D
I have been a Practicing Pagan for about 16 years now. I'll get
it right sometime ;-). Along with Tameika, we have founded the "Mhorag
Circle". I am a practitioner of Green Witchcraft. I live as
if the Burning times had never happened, although I feel that we
can learn from the past, I don’t let it limit my future. I
am proud to be pagan, and am actively working towards religious
tolerance, so that maybe one day our children won't have to worry
or be ashamed of who they are, and can be open about our worship.
I have been working with other fellow Festival organizers to create
a network of communities. Working to break down the proverbial wall
that is built between a lot of pagan/secular traditions through
education and tolerance. Unity in Diversity!!
I live for the revel fire and the drumming jams... I love to sit
back and merge energies with my drums Phoenix, Kantar, Rynn, or
Mini-Me. We have raised some amazing energy together and put out
some wicked beats. Currently I am have been learning more diverse
sounds and styles of drumming. I am also interested in studying
the effects of sounds within the human body, the psyche and how
these energies interact or influence our vibrational levels. Another
interesting instrument that I am able to play is the Australian
Didgeridoo. I like to sing, Karaoke at home or in the club. Periodically
I like to dance. I tend to think that I pretty good at both... but
then again on lookers would have other thoughts about that.
Well…. Where do I begin? First of all I’d like to point
out that Tameika is my sister and Fox is my brother-in-law. Although
the in-law part always feels so detached. Over the last few years
I have gone through a lot of up’s and down’s and have
always found it hard to place myself in a setting where I feel comfortable.
Once a year (since 2003) my feelings have changed, at least for
a week, during the time I take for myself. Yes, you’ve got
it, it’s at the Spirits of the Earth Festival. Spiritsfest
has kind of been my sanity from the outside trials and tribulations.
At Spiritsfest I am Tameika’s right hand woman. What ever
needs to be looked at or taken care of I’m there for her.
I am also there if anyone has any questions or concerns, and I’m
there to listen. I can usually be found in the registration office.
I like to take walks around the grounds to familiarize myself with
the faces I have seen previously, and all the new faces I see for
the first time. I feel by taking this time to volunteer that I am
becoming one with nature and bringing balance within myself. Tameika,
Fox and I want everyone to have an enjoyable and memorable time
at SOTEF. Which usually isn’t hard to do, because the people
involved in fest whether it’s staff, friends or visitors always
manages to wrap this blanket of positive energy around the grounds.
Without you there, we wouldn’t have the opportunity to embrace
this energy that is created by all of the people who attend. Don’t
miss this chance to draw this amazing experience deep within your
I am still learning about the different aspects of paganism. I
have a strong interest in learning about the different stones, oils,
incenses and my new discovered talent of making wind chimes. I have
always loved the relaxing and soothing sounds. As the chimes make
music solely from the sounds of the winds, I feel as if their telling
a story. Tameika was actually the one who persisted that I share
my new found talent with the people of fest. I’m grateful
that others can enjoy them as much as I.
This festival is truly an amazing experience and I encourage you
to come down and check it out whether it’s for the week, weekend
of just for the day. I know you won’t regret it! Spirits of
the Earth Festival is a place where you can learn new things, and
make new friends. I look forward to seeing you all there.
Becca is honoured and thrilled to join the team at Spirits of the
Earth Festival this season with 28 years of forbearance; she is
a gifted natural artist and practicing Spiritualist. Becca is eager
to bring her joy of crafting and drawing upon the infinite creativity
to teach people to connect to the elemental energy each day through
crafts and ritual preparation.
Once the owner of a numinous metaphysical bookshop and supplies
emporium aptly called The Magick Box, Becca has been a popular earmark
in local media including radio and newspaper spearheading community
awareness through education, helping to change social perceptions
and fighting against discrimination.
Nowadays, Becca focuses her boundless creative energy through her
own product line Bekka Twisted that accents natural and recycled
art. Enchanted for the opportunity to participate this year charged
with three distinct roles,
Becca believes the annual celebration of light and magick 'Spirits
of the Earth' intrinsically is in harmony with her own core values
of community, education, growth and empowerment. Becca will be the
first person you see this year in her capacity of official greeter
before she moves on to conduct a series of elemental workshops and
vend her unique Bekka Twisted line of custom crafts and creations.
I’m eighteen and have been a practicing Pagan for ten years,
brought up in a (mostly) Pagan home. After being at SOTEF for most
of those years, I am so excited to be on board as a staff member
with the kids/teens programs this year. When I’m not at Spirits,
I’m busy preparing to head off to Brantford, where I will
be attending university for the next 5 years, completing a BA/BEd
. I’m looking forward to another great year at Spirits, and
I have no doubt that I’ll have the pleasure of making the
acquaintance of all you wonderful people there this year!
Unfortunately Casseia will be unable to join us for 2013, but
we look forward to welcoming her back into the Faerie Garden next
I have been a practicing pagan for 11 years. I am a proud mom of
a beautiful and smart daughter that I am raising in a pagan home.
I am also a practicing aromatherapist and am in the process of trying
to build a business from it.
Iimi started working for Spirits of the Earth a couple of years
ago offering children's workshops partly because of my desire to
help Donna and partly because of my daughter's influence in connecting
with kids. I have since become hooked on Spirits and look forward
to it all year long! Last year I shifted over to groundskeeping,
and enjoy the freedom of wandering around the park, and interacting
with other fest goers.
I am a free spirit, a gypsy, and completely outdoorsy! I love physical
activity and hard work (weird huh?) its like my meditation... and
SOTEF has fulfilled a wonderful part of that for me. I look forward
every year for the fun and excitement my daughter and I will have
in the years to come.
What to say? What to say? Well my name is Kirsten but I also go
by K. I have always been called weird, six years ago I started going
to K.G. and had a blast. I found so many like-minded weirdoes. I
loved every part of it. That first fest I danced every night till
dawn but I had no idea that was just the beginning. Two years ago
when I was inadvertently introduced to my partner in crime I found
out there was so much more. More fests, more fun, more friends!
Last year was my first Spirits Fest and I couldn’t have had
more fun if I tried. Everyone was so welcoming I knew it wouldn’t
be my last.
I am crafty and love to create things. Painting, sculpture, jewelry,
you name it I want to try it. I even do stuff with melted crayons.
I also love to breathe fire and was so happy to be able to share
it with you all last year. And yes there will be a repeat performance.
As for paganism I am still learning. I know just enough to know
I know Nothing lol. I am interested in learning more and finding
out what fits with me.
This year I will be helping out with the Kids program and I am
super excited. I am really just a big kid myself. Know we will have
so much fun.
I have always known who I was but I have been on a search for answers
and the right questions throughout my journey. I love learning and
experiencing all life has to offer.
I am a Woman, Wife and Mother and wear all titles (and bruises)
proudly and loudly. I have been a student of the metaphysical and
hands on healing for over 25 years. I have practiced and taught
meditation. I have been a student of Reiki for over 15 years and
have completed my Master/Teacher degree the healing art of USUI/Tibetan
Reiki under three masters. I have completed 1st degree in Melody
Love’s “Earth Crystal Healing” and completed my
training in “Blue Light Sound healing with tuning forks”.
I have used my intuitions to teach, guide and encourage all those
around me to be the best that they can be, follow their true pathways
and to be true to themselves.
I am a lover of all creatures and currently bow down to and obey
our two fur babies “9 yr. old Destiny” and “3
yr. old Bo”; both who managed to find me.
I have been married for a wonderful and spectacular 32 years to
one of the most wonderful men that has graced this earth. Without
my life partner Don, I would not be all that I am. He has supported
and encouraged me in all my life’s desires. He is a wonderful
husband and father to our two extraordinary daughters Mandy (Tameika)
and Diana and our son by marriage Ronn (Fox).
We support our children in their chosen paths. We have taught them
to listen to their inner wisdom, follow their intuitions, their
inner strengths and to always have the courage to follow their dreams.
I have been assisting with the festival since its “birth”
and look forward to seeing you all at registration.
My wish is for all to be in tune with the universe and to feel
at peace within.
Rogers is still trying to get through the stiffness in his joints
to write a bio for us...hopefully we will get one in this lifetime...or
should I say this afterlife time?
Alex snow, is an eclectic pagan, one of the founding members of
Toronto's Firedance Drum Circle, devout supporter and handyman,
facilitator of awesomeness for many Ontario pagan festivals, and
is a proud member of Pagans For A Stronger Community, a for profit
organization he thought up before writing this last sentence. Blessed