For ten years Modern Witch has been bringing you the very best in witchcraft, the occult, and mysticism through our AV Club favorited podcast and now we are bringing all that awesome to Patheos! An extension for our website ModernWitch.com, this blog features exclusive content from our highly talented staff of writers including Durgadas Allon Duriel, Jess Carlson, Mat Auryn, Storm Faerywolf, Chas Bogan, and founder, Devin Hunter. For more information check out www.ModernWitch.com
Modern Witch Contributor Bios
Durgadas Allon Duriel is an occultist, yogi, therapist, evolutionary astrologer, and Tarot enthusiast. He has practiced magic since childhood, eventually discovering modern paganism and Wicca in high school and later initiating into a Hermetic order in 2005. He trained there intensively for two-and-a-half years, focusing on Astrology, Kabbalah, Yoga, Tarot, and ritual, which he continues to study and practice. He is also a licensed clinical social worker and a certified holistic health practitioner.
Jess Carlson is a chaos witch, professional tarot reader, award winning witchcraft blogger and teacher,as well as an artist and avid gamer. For the last 30 years she has studied magick and the occult and has had the chance to study with some amazing witches including Janet Farrar, Laurie Cabot, Raven Grimassi, Christopher Penczak and others. Today Jess is a passionate magickal content creator who helps others connect to their inner witch. She works to demystifying witchery so anyone can feel invited to make their own magick every day through a practical, creative, and spiritual witchcraft practice.
Mat Auryn is a witch, professional psychic, and occult teacher. He is the author of ‘Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide To Meditation, Magick, and Manifestation‘. He is a High Priest in the Sacred Fires Tradition of Witchcraft. Mat has had the honor and privilege of studying under some of the most prominent witchcraft teachers, elders, and witchcraft traditions. He runs the blog For Puck’s Sake on Patheos Pagan, is a content creator for Modern Witch, has a column in Witches & Pagans Magazine entitled ‘Extra-Sensory Witchcraft’, and a column in Horns Magazine entitled ‘Queer As Folklore’. He has been featured in various magazines, radio shows, podcasts, books, anthologies, and other periodicals.
Chas Bogan (San Francisco, CA) is a professional Conjure doctor who practices at his store, The Mystic Dream and the author of The Secret Keys to Conjure (Llewellyn 2017.) He is an initiate and practitioner of various metaphysical traditions, teaching classes on Conjure and Feri at the online school of which he is a founder, Mystic Dream Academy, as well as at conventions and festivals. He also produces talking boards (Carnivalia) and spiritual supplies steeped in Hoodoo (Modern Conjure).
Storm Faerywolf is a professional author, teacher, warlock, priest, and initiate of the Faery tradition of witchcraft. He holds the Black Wand of a Master and is the founder of the BlueRose lineage of Faery. He is one of the founding teachers of the Black Rose school of witchcraft, and he travels internationally teaching the magical arts. He is the author of Betwixt and Between: Exploring the Faery Tradition of Witchcraft and Forbidden Mysteries.
Devin Hunter is the bestselling author of the Witch Power Series (Llewellyn 2016-2018), the creator of Modern Witch (Podcast, Blog, Magazine, ModernWitch.com), as well as a professional psychic medium and occultist. He is part owner of The Mystic Dream in Walnut Creek, CA, and an initiate of multiple occult orders, including his own, Sacred Fires and is the cofounder of the Black Rose Tradition of Witchcraft. He has been featured in multiple publications and is a frequent presenter and keynote at conferences, and festivals throughout the nation. His highly anticipated fourth book, Modern Witch: Spells, Recipes, and Workings (Llewellyn 2020), a pictorial spell book and grimoire, will be released this February.