2016 Pagan Group Panel Members
Alexander Van Ness; Cleveland born native second generation Neo Pagan Alex is a Viking reenactor, and modern Asatru priest. Born and raised in the Cleveland pagan community Alex and been studying and teaching classes of the reconstructionist religion Asatru in both it’s modern and historic applica-tions for over a decade.
Literata Hurley is a Wiccan priestess and writer. She edited Crossing the Riv-er and her poetry, rituals, and nonfiction have appeared in works such as Mandragora, Unto Herself, and Anointed as well as multiple periodicals. Lit-erata has presented workshops and led rituals at Sacred Space conference, Fertile Ground Gathering, and more. She leads rituals, teaches classes, and practices Reiki, divination, and shamanic healing in the Columbus, Ohio area.
Stone Creed Grove is a local branch of Ar nDraiocht Fein (Irish for ‘Our Own Druidry’). For over twenty-five years we have provided public Pagan worship, fellowship and teaching to the Greater Cleveland Pagan community.
Karen Hale is an astrologer, Tarotologist, community leader, as well as a public speaker and writer. She is the presiding priestess of Nu Aset temple, and is Kemetic yoga certified, Ra Shekhi healing practitioner.
Eleri Ocha is a Santeria Initiate for over ten years, and has given workshops for the Black Hat Society and Tree City Pagans on the subject.
Bill Kirchner is a senior student of Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche, the founder of Jewel Heart, and are long-time dharma instructors at Jewel Heart Cleveland where they teach classes for beginning and advanced practitioners on Buddhist philosophy, ritual and meditation.