We are happy to have had Rev. Selena Fox, priestess, witch and Pagan activist who graciously agreed to be one of our Guests of Honor at Paganicon 5! Our second Guest of Honor was author, artist and eco-psychologist Lupa. Paganicon 5 was held March 13th-15th 2015 in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
Selena Fox is a well known priestess, environmentalist, religious freedom activist, writer, teacher, and psychotherapist. Also known as Rev. Selena Fox, she is senior minister of Circle Sanctuary in Wisconsin, which has been serving Nature religion practitioners worldwide since 1974, read more about Selena below.
Lupa is a pagan author, artist, ecopsychologist and amateur naturalist living in Portland, OR. She has spent her life being utterly captivated by the natural world around her, a fascination that led her to earth-based spiritual paths. She is the author of several books on nature spirituality, including “New Paths to Animal Totems: Three Alternative Approaches to Creating Your Own Totemism” (Llewellyn, 2012) and “Plant and Fungus Totems: Connecting With Spirits of Field, Forest and Garden” (Llewellyn 2014), read more about her below.
More about Selena Fox
Selena Fox, who was among the many who helped organize events for the first Earth Day in 1970, continues to be active in environmental education and preservation. She is founder and Executive Director of Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve, located near Barneveld, Wisconsin and home of Circle Cemetery, one of the first Green cemeteries in the USA.
Selena has a M.S. in counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She does counseling, readings, and life coaching through telephone consultations with clients of many places and backgrounds.
Selena travels widely presenting workshops and facilitating ceremonies on campuses, at conferences, festivals, and other venues. She also teaches at Circle Sanctuary events and through her weekly internet radio show.
Selena’s writings, chants, rituals, meditations, and photographs have been widely published in-print and on-line. She is author of the online guide, Celebrating the Seasons. Selena’s approach to spirituality emphasizes Nature communion and blends together transpersonal psychology, multicultural shamanism, Nature mysticism, and Pagan folkways.
Selena is Executive Director of the Lady Liberty League, a global Pagan civil rights network. In addition, she is active in local and international interfaith endeavors and does diversity consulting and training for federal and state agencies and other institutions. You can find out more about her at her website here.
More about Lupa
Lupa is a prolific artist and costumer working with hides, bones, stones and other organic materials and is a vendor at many events in the Pacific Northwest. When not creating art or writing, Lupa can be found hiding out in the wild areas around Portland, most commonly the Columbia River Gorge. Her primary website is The Green Wolf, her Etsy shop is at Greenwolf Shop and she also blogs at Paths Through The Forests.