Teaching Team 2022
I have a deep love for herbology, with an interest in entheogenic botany more specifically. Aside from this, I read Tarot, playing cards, and palms. I also facilitates workshops and run public rituals.
My practice is by large ecstatic, sorcerous, gnostic based and animistic with roots in Traditional witchcraft, spirit work and ancestral veneration. When not immersed in a working or divination, I am often found gardening or perfecting recipes of various kinds in the kitchen. As a Pisces I dream big, and am deeply grateful for the community and Traditions that support me in this.
For thirteen years I have been walking the crooked, cunning road of a professional and public spirit-worker, diviner, spellcaster, priestex and witch. In that time I have also been deeply committed to the private, hearth-hold, in-house magics of powerful threads and traditions of witchery. I am a proud Wildwood, Anderson Feri, and Reclaiming initiate, and these, my family magics, and a powerful thread of British-Tasmanian Craft influences my work and walk in the worlds.
I am an author, mentor, teacher, eternal student, coffee-lover, traveller, lover, friend, cartomancer, beginner astrologer, rune-reader, dancer, singer, queer non-binary cat-lover, and I am dedicated in relationship to many Great Ones, Saints, and Spirits.
This will be my 6th EarthSong WitchCamp and my 3rd in the role as teacher. I am excited to return to this camp and this community! You can find out more about me at fiogedeparma.com
I am a Reclaiming and Wildwood Initiate who has been practicing Reclaiming-style magic for 25 years. My pronouns are she/they. My activism takes the form of general shit-disturbing and creating avenues for Indigenous health initiatives and cultural education. I have devoted a large part of my life to understanding how our bodies function and to developing better treatments for those of us who are severely ill. I relish both dance and stillness in my practice, and am always up for a good old-fashioned belly laugh. The dead are my allies in almost all the magic I do.
Over the years, I have been active in the Australian and international Reclaiming communities as a bower priestess, general lackey, teacher, lunch buddy, and witchcamp organiser. I know all roles in community to be equally necessary and sacred. I am truly honoured to be able to return to camp teaching in this capacity.
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 fall in love over and over again with Reclaiming, how it empowers and challenges us to connect with our true selves and the world around us to do this life changing and world changing work that is magic. My priestxing sees me participate in rituals, teaching and in community organising, whether it be at a local reclaiming level, or among our international reclaiming community.
I’m excited to have been drawn back to this magical community to honour our roots and branches and step into our powerful Alchemy.
I am a Priestess of the Earth, gardener, healer, teacher, mother, traveller, activist and friend. A weird, queer witch who works with labyrinth, many deity, Goddess, Nature beings, Mystical Buddhism and Seidre. My pronouns are they and she.
I have been teaching and organising in Reclaiming for 8 years. I love WitchCamps. I love magic. I love Reclaiming community. I believe in the will and power to change, grow, hold and love this earth and each other. I love the mystery and the challenges it brings.
I was born and raised in Aotearoa/NZ, primarily on Ngapuhi land in the northern part of the country. My early life was spent living in a town, exploring suburban bushland, playing and wandering the streets and warm weather spent in or around water (coast lines, estuaries, pool, rivers and harbours). I did not meet other witches until I came to Australia as a young adult, so I spent the first half of my life just being weird and having imaginary friends.
I spent my twenties wandering and finally settled (somewhat permanently) on Wurundjeri country 22 years ago. I hold immense gratitude for being able to thrive on this land, raise children and participate in extraordinary communities.
My journey with Witchcraft was born over 25 years ago when I was given a copy of The Spiral Dance. I have practiced solo, and then with groups in the past 15 years. I discovered Reclaiming when I was asked to join a Reclaiming-style coven around 13 years ago. I was involved with the first Australian Reclaiming Camp, and I have had a love affair with this community since then and have enjoyed watching it grow.
My magical practice draws from astrology, trance, journeying to other worlds, deep listening, the mysteries of sex, and relationship with various spirit beings, and sorcerous practices. I have always been drawn to the mysterious and the deeper, shadowy recesses of the soul.
I earn a living as a therapist specialising in trauma, where I am committed to helping others know, love, heal and grow as humans in relationship with the world.
I have been an active member of the Australian Reclaiming community and have held roles as a bower priestess at Earthsong and Cloudcatcher witchcamps; community teaching; holding roles in community rituals; as a member of the Victorian Teachers Cell; and as a general community participant. I have previously taught at Earthsong and Cloudcatcher Witchcamps.
Earthsong is my home camp and holds a very special place in my heart. I am delighted to teach at camp this year and to be serving this wonderful community.