I am a plantwitch, writer, and deep lover of the earth and all of her children-- my world revolves around a constellation of mystic magic making, sacred sexuality, motherhood, and working with the shadow and awakening to our own brilliance. I have been working with Reclaiming for over twenty years, and in addition to working with herbal medicine, the blood mysteries, the arts of love, I find myself drawn again and again to magic that focuses on devotional, experiential, direct connection to the divine-- such as aspecting, oracle work, sacred sound, and embodiment.
During the day, I work as an herbalist and coach around sexuality and relationships, which are both things that I have studied and taught internationally, as well as around my local community, in the San Francisco Bay Area. My home camp is California Witchcamp, though I've had the deep honor to attend and teach at many others, and my heart belongs to the redwoods, my little Brighid, my partner, and the sea.
I am a passionate witch, a poetic clown, and a feral gardener with a roaming background in cooking, counseling studies and applied theatre. I grew up on colonised Gubbi Gubbi land on the Sunshine Coast and have now been based in Brisbane (Jagera and Turrbal country) for 13 years. These landscapes of South East QLD – the mountains, rainforests, rivers and coasts, the gorgeous seasons and starlit southern skies – are a beloved magical teacher and ally.
I care about creating powerful containers for self-exploration and rituals of meaning, miracle and transformation, with young people or adult humans, with witches or muggles. My practice centers Play and creative expression, reverence for Beauty, the Earth and the Wild, devotion to vast landscapes and tiny mycelial and planktonic wonders, and committing sorcerous will to the dismantling of Empire. I’m profoundly enchanted by the living chatter all about us: spirits whispering in the rippling membranes of microbes and the warping motions of star-weeping galaxies. I have taught witchcraft for a number of years, in Reclaiming and other traditions. I am devoted to my mountain-hearted Reclaiming community of Oz and have danced in the many costumes of teacher and organiser, but most enthusiastically as Land-loving-listening-turtle-bearing-trickster.
I’m delighted to serve EarthSong Witchcamp this year as this beloved community of cunning allies gathers at crucial cross-roads.
I make my home north of San Francisco among the rolling hills of Marin County. I’m proof positive that magic can happen anywhere, I met my first Reclaiming Witch in 1989 at traffic court while reading Dreaming the Dark. Walked out of there with no fine and a flyer. I took my first Reclaiming class in 1991 and was invited to student teach in the San Francisco Bay Area Community in 1993. Since then I’ve done most everything from schlepping to bookkeeping to ritual planning, teaching, founding cells, and general rabble rousing. I am regularly awed and grateful to have received so many opportunities from this community. My life is richer for having walked this path.
I was born on the land of the Taungurong people. I spent my childhood freely roaming and exploring the vast paddocks that ran along the edge of the Omio (Goulburn) River. For most of my adult life I have lived (as I do now) in Wurrundjeri Country.
I am an Astrologer, a drummer, seeker of all things curious, story teller, ritualist, spontaneous gardener, grower of herbs, nurturer and resilient traveller.
As a witch with a stellium of planets in Scorpio, I am forever intrigued by the journey of life and how to navigate my way through the tides of transition and change. Mystery, alchemy, transformation and all things Plutonian find resonance within me.
As a drummer, I recognise the interplay between rhythm and magic. The beating of my human heart reminds me to keep listening, to keep paying attention to the rhythms and cycles of life. Drumming is an innate part of my magical existence and a joyful, ecstatic part of my daily practice, creative expression and energetic release. I see no separation – rhythm is my magic and in magic there is rhythm.
My relationship with Hecate is intense, complex, nurturing and challenging. She is the light that beckons to me beyond the threshold; the witness who waits patiently as I find my way through grief, torment and confusion at the crossroads; and the light that guides me back to home, to self.
I am delighted to stand with Her and my beloved Earthsong Community at the crossroads as we step beyond illusion towards transformation.
Born with a witches mark on Gumbaynggir Country (near Glen Innes NSW), Rose has always journeyed with the weird/wyrd. A 57 year-old, gender non-conforming, queer lesbian, grandmother and researcher, documentary maker, they have an affinity with deep, dark, intense magic alongside kind, gentle, embodied healing. An introvert who enjoys public speaking, wild entangled places and forays into spirit realms, Rose has been a part of Reclaiming since 2012. They have been an organiser, bower priestess, student teacher and a camper at Australian WitchCamps. They have stood at many crossroads throughout their life’s experiences, and know the vulnerability of heart and strength of will needed to change paths. They continue to advocate for inclusion, dismantling the white supremacy coloniser mindset, understanding and unravelling privilege and practicing consent in all relationships. Rose currently lives on Yugarabul, Yuggera, Jagera & Turrbal land in Brisbane QLD, walking everyday with Lucifer, their dragon ally, the Morrighan three, Grandmother Weaver, Grandmother Bone, and when the need arises or their call is heard, Rose works with other deity, spirit and Fae beings.
I am a witch, a catalyst and a healer. Whether I am teaching or healing, I do not claim to be an expert. I am simply someone who loves what she does so much that I want to share the knowledge I’ve learnt with others.
Born on Kaurna land, I currently live on Wurundjeri land.
Devoted to the Egyptian Goddess Auset (Isis) I love creating rituals, Witchcraft, music and writing poetry.
I am an energy worker, sorcerer, dancer, healer and have many other talents not yet discovered.
I am deeply committed to the Magic of the Goddess, Journeying of the Soul both in shadow and light, creating space for healing and transformation.
Hecate calls to me as the Torch Bearer challenging me to see beyond the obvious, shining her light on the darkness casting shadow and light when before there was none.
I am a queer gemini reclaiming Witch. I was born in Chile on the traditional lands of the Mapuche people under the watchful eye of the Andean mountains. I was born during the time of Pinochet’s military dictatorship, and because of it my family and I were forced to flee Chile to Australia in the late 80’s. Australia at the time having a more compassionate refugee policy granted us asylum. So in 1989 on a humid easter Saturday, we arrived in Sydney where we made our new home. I grew up on Tharawal Country and now live on Cadigal-Wangal Country.
I attended my first WitchCamp (EarthSong actually)! back in 2017 and have been in a love affair with Reclaiming style magic and community ever since. I love taking core classes as well as attending and helping organise Reclaiming style rituals in the Sydney region. Currently I am one fourth of the inner city Sydney Reclaiming cell putting on public full moon rituals in Sydney, and soon cycling onto the CloudCatcher WitchCamp organising team. I fall in love over and over again with Reclaiming, how it empowers us to connect with our true selves and the world around us to do this life changing and world changing work that is magic.
Though devoted to the Godds we know from Ancient Egypt, I know Hekate (ask me about “Heka” and Hekate) and the work that she offers us to take up and do. I’m excited to have been drawn back to this magical community to see past illusion and move further into greater transformation.
Mercy St Just
I was born and have lived on various countries in so called queens land. The red deserts of Kilkadoon country, the country of my childhood, are where I first fell in love and awe with this country, my heart breaking open to let her in. Currently I reside in Jagera and Turrabul country, and pour my heart and energy in to the traditions of Wildwood and Reclaiming.
I am Witch, Artist, Sensualist, aspiring Mad Poet, wyrd creature of the Great Below, and I bring with me a nature that is of the Underworld and its transformative cycles of life and death, 4 years of focused work in magical community and a background in education, performance and dance. I care deeply about creating and tending containers of healthful growth and transformation, where we can treat ourselves tenderly and stand bravely at the cross roads.
I have stood at so many crossroads in these lives, sometimes feeling the tiniest threads of Fate weigh heavily upon me, knowing how the choices here will change me, sometimes with the World on my shoulders feeling as light as a feather. It has always required something of me, sometimes risk, sometimes a reach of passion that rendered me hope-less, sometimes a wild melting-with-all hunger. I have always stood here, and I don’t know if what I have brought has always been enough. What I do know is that if I am to stand here, again and again, in this place of beautiful darkness, of risk and hope, of terror and beauty, then I will always choose to stand with other cunning Witches, with my own cunning honed sharp. I will choose to stand with Great and Mighty spirits as Guide and Guardian and Witness, so that one day I may be Great and Mighty also.
I am grateful to stand at the crossroads with you all.