We’re excited to welcome the following Guests of Honor for this year’s event:
Lilith Dorsey, M.A. hails from many magickal traditions, including Celtic, Afro-Caribbean and Native American spirituality. Her traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I, New York University and the University of London. Her magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria, also known as Lucumi, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo.
Lilith Dorsey is a Voodoo Priestess and in that capacity has been doing successful magick since 1991 for patrons, She is editor/publisher of Oshun-African Magickal Quarterly, filmmaker of the experimental documentary Bodies of Water: Voodoo Identity and Tranceformation, author of Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism and The African-American Ritual Cookbook, and choreographer for jazz legend Dr. John’s “Night Tripper” Voodoo Show.
Her films have been shown at Harvard University and her Alma Mater, NYU. Her written work can be found everywhere from The Witches Almanac to Parabola. She believes a good ritual should be fun and innovative; and to that end she led the first ever Voodoo Zombie Silent Rave Ritual in July 2013 complete with confused Thriller flash mob. Lilith is happy to announce the release of her new book Love Magic, with over 250 spells, rituals, and potions for getting it, keeping it, and making it last. This will be Lilith’s first time at Paganicon.
You can find more about Lilith on her website: https://lilithdorsey.com/
Laura Tempest Zakroff
Laura is a professional artist, author, dancer, and designer. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her artwork has received awards and honors worldwide. Her work embodies myth and the esoteric through her drawings and paintings, jewelry, talismans, and other designs.
Laura is the author of Weave The Liminal: Living Modern Traditional Witchcraft, Sigil Witchery: A Witch’s Guide to Crafting Magick Symbols, The Witch’s Cauldron: The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Vessels, the co-author of The Witch’s Altar, and the editor of The New Aradia: A Witch’s Handbook to Magical Resistance. Her first oracle deck, Liminal Spirits, was released in the Spring of 2020.
Jason Mankey read his first book on Witchcraft in the seventh grade, and at age 22 dedicated his life to the Craft. Today, Jason is a third degree Gardnerian High Priest and helps run two Witchcraft covens in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Ari. Jason is a popular speaker at Pagan and Witchcraft events across North American and Great Britain, and has been recognized by his peers as an authority on the Horned God, Wiccan history, and occult influences in rock and roll and heavy metal music. He writes online at “Raise the Horns,” and can be found on the “Witch With Books” podcast.
His latest book, “The Witch’s Book of Spellcraft” was released in March 2022. As someone who grew up in the American Midwest (Big 10 country!) coming back to Paganicon is always a big deal to him.
Jason is the author of The Witch’s Athame, The Witch’s Book of Shadows, The Witch’s Altar (with the amazing Laura Tempest Zakroff), and because he doesn’t want people to call him “tool boy” he also wrote Transformative Witchcraft, The Witch’s Wheel of the Year, The Horned God of the Witches, Llewellyn’s Little Book of Yule, The Witch’s Book of Spellcraft, and coming this December Modern Witchcraft with the Greek Gods (with Astrea Taylor).
You can find more about Jason on his blog at www.patheos.com/blogs/panmankey.