Dark Moon Rising: Presenters

Presenters for 2017

Thista Minai

Thista Minai is a Priestess of Artemis, polytheist, spiritworker, ordeal facilitator, Third Degree High Priestess in traditional Wicca, Tashrisketlin Master Ritualist, and founder of Spectrum Gate Mysteries. She has more than fifteen years of experience with designing and conducting rituals, performing various types of energy work, and teaching workshops on a wide variety of spiritual topics. Thista applies the knowledge gained from her master’s degree in education to developing better curriculum and support structures for students of modern Paganism and spirituality.

Raven Kaldera

Raven Kaldera is a queer FTM transgendered intersexual Northern Tradition shaman. He is the author/editor of 39 books, including Dark Moon Rising: Pagan BDSM and the Ordeal Path. He has been teaching and presenting workshops regularly for many years to the BDSM, Neo-Pagan, Sex/Spirituality, transgender, and other communities. Raven is a minister in the First Kingdom Church of Asphodel and is in service to many Gods. ’Tis an ill wind that blows no minds.

Wintersong Tashlin

He is the former assistant producer for Dark Odyssey Events, and his extensive presenting history include kink/BDSM, LGBTQ, and pagan events throughout the northeast, and across the nation. He has also appeared in internet videos, The History Channel, UK5, and the Risk! Podcast.

Alex Batagi

Alex Batagi is a queer, transgender libertine with a penchant for challenging spiritual adventures that tear at his personal fabric-of-life and cute boys that do as they are told. A longtime polytheist, he turned his understanding of power imbalanced relationships into a way to relate to the spiritual world and it's inhabitants, which has, in turn, given him multiple opportunities for spiritual growth with his face in the dirt. In 2013, he was brought to the door of Haitian vodou which led him, through initiation, to take up the mantle of priest/servant and husband to some of his spirits. Active in his spiritual communities at home and abroad, Alex is an active blogger, published author, and somewhat tortured artist. Find him on Facebook as Bonkira Bon Oungan and on Tumblr as RockofEye.

Ruth Addams

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