Crystal Blanton, editor and lead contributor
Crystal Blanton is a Wiccan High Priestess and a California Native living in San Francisco, the heart of many of the Neo-Pagan movements. Blanton is the author of three books: Bridging the Gap: Working Within the Dynamics of Pagan Groups and Society (2010), the anthology Shades of Faith: Minority Voices in Paganism (2011), and Pain and Faith in a Wiccan World (2013), all from Immanion/Megalithica Books.
Professionally, Ms. Blanton has worked in the Social Services field for the last 16 years, and she has specialized in addiction studies and counseling for the past 12. Crystal Blanton continues to work as a drug and alcohol counselor in adolescent treatment while maintaining her family and family coven, mentoring students, running her personal business, being in a local coven, maintaining two traditions, and continuing to write for her community.
Aaminah is a multi-racial (Indigenous, Black, Celtic) artist, poet, writer, and doula. Shakur comes from a Muslim background and continues to identify as such while also being a practitioner of hoodoo, Buddhism, and Indigenous spirituality specific to their tribe, as well as studying Santeria. Shakur also identifies as queer and disabled.
Cecily Joy Willowe, M.Div.
Cecily is an eclectic solitary Wiccan of 10 years and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. After completing her Master of Divinity degree from Naropa University, she went on to work at the local homeless and domestic violence shelters. She is passionate about Eco-Paganism, African Diasporic spirituality, Spirit Guide communication and Womanist theology.
Adeye is an ordained priestess, writer, and speaker with almost 20 years in service to the Divine. As a Third Path guide, she coaches clients in life transformation, personal alchemy and living radiantly. She also conducts divination and provides services honoring and celebrating life’s rites of passage.
She has a Master’s Degree in Women’s Spirituality from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, and is a member of the Iseum of Black Isis, a student of Feri, and a devotee of Auset in Her many names and forms. Her spiritual work emphasizes self-awareness and mastery, positive personal transformation, and contact with the Core energy found at the center of the world’s most powerful and loving traditions. Check out more of her work at wishes-fulfilled.com.
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