Rev. Selena Fox of Circle Sanctuary, Renowned Author, Activist, and Priestess is our Featured Special Guest Presenter at Beltania 2018.
Selena Fox is a psychotherapist, teacher, writer, photographer, ritual performance artist, and Priestess. She is founder and co-executive director of Circle Sanctuary, an international Nature Spirituality resource center headquartered on a 200-acre Nature preserve in southwestern Wisconsin, USA.
Selena received her M.S. in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and graduated cum laude with a B.S. in psychology from the College of William and Mary in Virginia in 1971. She received additional training in psychology at Rutgers University, Parkway Hospital, and various conferences and training programs. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, Association for Transpersonal Psychology, and American Academy of Religion. She is a spiritual counselor in private practice.
Selena has been a Wiccan priestess and Pagan artist since 1973. Selena’s approach to spirituality emphasizes Nature communion and blends together ancient and contemporary European and American folkways, Wiccan traditions, multicultural shamanism, and transpersonal psychology. She is one of America’s best known Pagan elders, networkers, and civil liberties activists. She is founder of Circle Network, Lady Liberty League, and the Pagan Academic Network. Over the years, Selena and her work have been covered by regional, national, and global media, including Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal, CNN’s Larry King Live, NBC’s Today Show, and various radio networks (NPR, BBC, ABC, CBC). She has spoken at a variety of international and multicultural conferences.
Selena’s writings and photographs have been published in a variety of periodicals, anthologies, and other publications. She is author of Goddess Communion Rituals and Meditations and When Goddess is God. She also has created several music and guided meditation tapes. She is founder of the quarterly journal, CIRCLE Magazine, and sourcebook, Circle Guide to Pagan Resources. She was a consultant for Time-Life Books’ “Mysteries of the Unknown” series.
Rev. Jo Butler
Jo Butler was initiated by Starhawk into Witchcraft in the 1970’s, and she has been a witch for over 40 years. Jo is a Living Earth Board Member, a Beltania Staff Member, Crone, and she is devoted to our Mother the Earth.
Rev. Joy Burton
Joy Burton, B.A., B.F.A., M.S.Ed., is a minister, priestess, teacher, and community organizer. She passionately focuses on service toward the Earth and our community. She is the founder and Executive Director of Living Earth and Beltania, and one of the co-creators and teachers of the Living Earth tradition of modern Paganism.
Michael Cutter (Heartsong)
Michael works with sound, spirit, dreamtime, and non-hallucinogenic plant medicines for healing and self-awareness. His work is influenced by shamanism from Siberia, S. Africa, North and South America, and his ancestral Celtic lands as well as new-age consciousness and eastern mysticism. His sound events are called ‘ceremonies of living sound’ with vocal toning, chanting, drumming, didgeridoo, Tibetan and crystal bowls and other instruments. Michael is an intermediary, allowing our ancestors, spirit guides, and assisting energies to work through him and within the sound.
“The magic awaits in the silence within the sound and within that which is not said.” – Michael Cutter
Michael facilitates men’s groups and workshops, bird shamanism, sound journeys, and offers private healing sessions in the Denver/Boulder area. Visit www.heartsongway.com for more info.
Soltahr Tiv-Amanda, M.A., LPC is a therapist in private practice and has taught at Naropa, CU Boulder, and Regis University in Denver. Soltahr has been a priestess on the spiritual path of the Goddess for over 30 years. She is an ordained minister, adjunct clergy at Living Earth, has studied Shamanic healing and is a Reiki Master. Soltahr also acts as a consultant to various organizations and educational institutions.
Interested in presenting a workshop, class, performance, or ceremony at Beltania? Our 2018 schedule is full but we are accepting proposals for 2019 and beyond. Visit our Volunteer page to learn more.
Jill will be offering a Dharma House throughout Beltania, presenting several workshops and events at this dedicated space. Details coming soon!