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Ask A Witch: A Panel Discussion

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Join us for a one of a kind event during which all questions are welcomed and all myths and misinformation will be dispelled! Featuring a panel of witches, each accomplished in their own right and from a diverse background of traditions and practices, each question will be an opportunity for the panel to engage, discuss and debate the ideas and concepts at play in the larger witchcraft community.

Seating will be limited, so please reserve your ticket asap!

Panelists:

Dakota Bracciale

Aerinn Kolfage

Maheen Lemon

David Shi

Damon Stang

Moderator:

Melissa Jayne Madara

OUR PANELISTS--

AERRIN KOLFAGE

Aerinn is a witch, cunning woman, and urban sorceress who puts a modern twist on European peasant magic and American folk practices. Raised by an intuitive medium deeply immersed in Catholic tradition, Aerinn inherited a fondness for ritual and experienced the closeness of the Otherworld at a young age. From this, she learned the power of tapping into folk spirituality and her ancestral roots. Aerinn’s practice is a pastiche reflecting her history and magical heritage, incorporating saint lore, cunningcraft, plant magic, dreamwork, superstition, and all the diverse witching ways of her foremothers. She believes in the efficacy of practical magic, divination, and spirit relationships to effect major transformation and address everyday problems. Walking in the steps of the village wise women who came before her, she can help you connect with your purpose, remediate your dis-ease, and achieve your goals through charm, symbol, root and spell. Spiritual consulting with Aerinn is a synthesis of active listening, creative problem solving, and common sense advice. Through such divinatory techniques as reading cards and tea leaves, casting lots and spirit-revealed insight, she weaves a narrative of sign and image to give you a bird’s eye view of the circumstances surrounding your query. On request, she’ll also equip you with magical remedies and ritual actions to meet your needs and expand your horizons. Armed with this information and in depth analysis, you’ll leave a reading with Aerinn prepared and empowered to take destiny into your own hands. And remember, if you ask the right questions, you’ll always get the right answers. Aerinn is available for divination, spellcraft consultations, dreamwork, and magical coaching. She has been featured in Vogue, Teen Vogue, Broadly, and Black Book Magazine and worked with such clients as Coach and Condé Nast.

DAKOTA BRACCIALE

Dakota is a Brooklyn based witch who has been working with clients for close to a decade. They are rooted in the traditions of Hoodoo & Stregheria and maintain a central belief in the efficacy of practical magic. They offer spiritual advisory & counseling through divination, incorporating a wide variety of tools including layered cartomancy, sortilege (the casting of bones) & tasseomancy (tea leaf readings). Dakota has years of experience helping clients discover the deities, saints and spirits who can help them most. Dakota is known for their frank, no-nonsense reading style, they offer a bird’s eye view of your current situation and insight into the influences around you as well as creative, intuitive solutions to a myriad of life’s challenges. When you work with Dakota you're getting a one-stop shop experience. Not only will you get an in depth reading, you'll be leaving with tools with which to shape your present to create your future. Through handmade spiritual baths, intuitively assembled spell kits and all manner of mojo bags you'll leave feeling enlightened and empowered.

DAVID SHI

David Shi is an Animistic worker and folk magician of Manchurian descent. Raised in a household that incorporated both Southeast Siberian and North Chinese practices, David has dedicated his spare time to the study of the spiritual traditions of his ancestors and of greater Eurasia. Recognized as an ongodtengertei, a future would-be shaman prior to initiation, among both Mongolian and Korean shamans, David’s magical practices are deeply rooted in spirit work in which ancestral and land spirits are called to empower all spells and workings. In addition to his ancestral spiritual practices, David has also been trained/immersed in African-American Hoodoo/rootwork by teachers from within the tradition, participated in numerous Pagan rituals with various NYC covens, and researched the academic & spiritual uses of the Norse runes and their possible connection to the ancient Turkic Orkhon runes. David’s readings incorporate a combination of Tarot, Runes, Bones, and Jaw-harp. David is the author of the book “North Asian Magic: Spellcraft from Manchuria, Mongolia, and Siberia,” conducted workshops at both Catland Books as well as the Hoodoo Heritage Festival sponsored by the Lucky Mojo Curio Company, and was the featured guest on the radio shows “Candelo’s Corner” by Candelo Kimbisa and “On Sacred Ground” by Khi Armand. David also teaches the Korean traditional drumming art of Poongmul-nori.

MAHEEN LEMON

Owner of Bewitched Boneyard, Maheen Lemon has been a hedge witch for 15 years and is a practitioner of Hindu paganism and Hoodoo Ancestral magick. Though she was born into a Muslim family, she rejected Islam in replacement of the beliefs of her ancestors which is rooted in Hindu paganism. You will learn about Indian goddesses and how to connect with your ancestors for spiritual guidance and manifestation through ritual and meditation.

DAMON STANG

Damon Stang is a scholar of comparative folk magic and the cultural significance of ritual in contemporary cultures. He is a practitioner of Traditional European Witchcraft in both the pre-Christian and modern lineages. He resides in Brooklyn, New York and is a senior spiritual consultant and diviner at Catland Books. Damon Stang’s work has been covered in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The New York Post, Elle Magazine, and Newsweek Magazine. Follow him on instagram - @revertstar

OUR PANELISTS

AERRIN KOLFAGE
Aerinn is a witch, cunning woman, and urban sorceress who puts a modern twist on European peasant magic and American folk practices. Raised by an intuitive medium deeply immersed in Catholic tradition, Aerinn inherited a fondness for ritual and experienced the closeness of the Otherworld at a young age. From this, she learned the power of tapping into folk spirituality and her ancestral roots. Aerinn’s practice is a pastiche reflecting her history and magical heritage, incorporating saint lore, cunningcraft, plant magic, dreamwork, superstition, and all the diverse witching ways of her foremothers. She believes in the efficacy of practical magic, divination, and spirit relationships to effect major transformation and address everyday problems. Walking in the steps of the village wise women who came before her, she can help you connect with your purpose, remediate your dis-ease, and achieve your goals through charm, symbol, root and spell. Spiritual consulting with Aerinn is a synthesis of active listening, creative problem solving, and common sense advice. Through such divinatory techniques as reading cards and tea leaves, casting lots and spirit-revealed insight, she weaves a narrative of sign and image to give you a bird’s eye view of the circumstances surrounding your query. On request, she’ll also equip you with magical remedies and ritual actions to meet your needs and expand your horizons. Armed with this information and in depth analysis, you’ll leave a reading with Aerinn prepared and empowered to take destiny into your own hands. And remember, if you ask the right questions, you’ll always get the right answers. Aerinn is available for divination, spellcraft consultations, dreamwork, and magical coaching. She has been featured in Vogue, Teen Vogue, Broadly, and Black Book Magazine and worked with such clients as Coach and Condé Nast.

DAKOTA BRACCIALE
Dakota is a Brooklyn based witch who has been working with clients for close to a decade. They are rooted in the traditions of Hoodoo & Stregheria and maintain a central belief in the efficacy of practical magic. They offer spiritual advisory & counseling through divination, incorporating a wide variety of tools including layered cartomancy, sortilege (the casting of bones) & tasseomancy (tea leaf readings). Dakota has years of experience helping clients discover the deities, saints and spirits who can help them most. Dakota is known for their frank, no-nonsense reading style, they offer a bird’s eye view of your current situation and insight into the influences around you as well as creative, intuitive solutions to a myriad of life’s challenges. When you work with Dakota you're getting a one-stop shop experience. Not only will you get an in depth reading, you'll be leaving with tools with which to shape your present to create your future. Through handmade spiritual baths, intuitively assembled spell kits and all manner of mojo bags you'll leave feeling enlightened and empowered.

DAVID SHI
David Shi is an Animistic worker and folk magician of Manchurian descent. Raised in a household that incorporated both Southeast Siberian and North Chinese practices, David has dedicated his spare time to the study of the spiritual traditions of his ancestors and of greater Eurasia. Recognized as an ongodtengertei, a future would-be shaman prior to initiation, among both Mongolian and Korean shamans, David’s magical practices are deeply rooted in spirit work in which ancestral and land spirits are called to empower all spells and workings. In addition to his ancestral spiritual practices, David has also been trained/immersed in African-American Hoodoo/rootwork by teachers from within the tradition, participated in numerous Pagan rituals with various NYC covens, and researched the academic & spiritual uses of the Norse runes and their possible connection to the ancient Turkic Orkhon runes. David’s readings incorporate a combination of Tarot, Runes, Bones, and Jaw-harp. David is the author of the book “North Asian Magic: Spellcraft from Manchuria, Mongolia, and Siberia,” conducted workshops at both Catland Books as well as the Hoodoo Heritage Festival sponsored by the Lucky Mojo Curio Company, and was the featured guest on the radio shows “Candelo’s Corner” by Candelo Kimbisa and “On Sacred Ground” by Khi Armand. David also teaches the Korean traditional drumming art of Poongmul-nori.

MAHEEN LEMON
Owner of Bewitched Boneyard, Maheen Lemon has been a hedge witch for 15 years and is a practitioner of Hindu paganism and Hoodoo Ancestral magick. Though she was born into a Muslim family, she rejected Islam in replacement of the beliefs of her ancestors which is rooted in Hindu paganism. You will learn about Indian goddesses and how to connect with your ancestors for spiritual guidance and manifestation through ritual and meditation.

DAMON STANG

Damon Stang is a scholar of comparative folk magic and the cultural significance of ritual in contemporary cultures. He is a practitioner of Traditional European Witchcraft in both the pre-Christian and modern lineages. He resides in Brooklyn, New York and is a senior spiritual consultant and diviner at Catland Books. Damon Stang’s work has been covered in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The New York Post, Elle Magazine, and Newsweek Magazine. Follow him on instagram - @revertstar

Earlier Event: November 16
Trans Day of Rememberance
Later Event: November 24
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