Hi there, it's a pleasure to meet you! My name is Rachel (she/her) and I have been involved in the Reclaiming tradition of witchcraft since 2011, when I started attending Free Cascadia Witchcamp. Since then, I have been an active member and teacher in the California Witchcamp and Teen Earth Magic communities. I am a proud sex worker: I've been doing FS escort work since 2014 and Surrogate Partner Therapy since 2018, and I am currently studying to be a Somatic Sex Educator. Covid put a temporary halt on my exhibitionist kink activities, but I am 100% sub and rope bottom; anyone want to suspend me at PoB? I am polyamorous and have two phenomenal partners. I work with powerful deities from both my ancestral lineages: Ishtar on my Hebrew side and Inari-O-Kami on my Japanese side (both are patron deities of sex workers). I live on Lisjan Ohlone land in Oakland, California with one of my partners, our two dogs, and my boa constrictor familiar.
Hi :) My name is Shannon (she/her) and I've been involved in Reclaiming since a dream led me down the west coast of Turtle Island to my first California Witchcamp in 2015. I live and play in Quw'utsun, the place of the Quw'utsun Hwulmuhw (colonially known as the cowichan valley on vancouver island). My ancestors made their way to Turtle Island in various waves of colonization, primarily as farmers, from the countries known as Ireland, Germany, England, and Poland.
I'm a queer human, passionate about pleasure and magic. Sex and spirituality are golden threads that have woven their way throughout my life. This has taken shape through nearly a decade of various forms of sex and healing related work. I work as a counsellor, primarily supporting sex workers and those who have experienced sexualized violence, and as a sex worker. I'm very excited about the opportunity to interweave pleasure and magic in the context of the Reclaiming community at PoB!
Hey there, my name is Stephen (he/him) and I've been involved in the Reclaiming Tradition since 2015 as a student, priestess and (recently) a teacher. I project managed the 40th anniversary Spiral Dance in 2019 as well as the first on-line Spiral Dance. I live in occupied Lisjan Chechenyo territory otherwise known as Oakland, California. I am an immigrant to Turtle Island, born in Aotearoa (otherwise known as New Zealand).
I'm really excited to be on the organizing team for Pleasures of Beltane. I have a history of producing theatre as well as the Spiral Dance and am eager to bring these skills to making this camp a huge success! Reclaiming needs a dedicated place to explore all acts of love and pleasure in a magical, consensual, ecstatic, sacred container!
Hi! I’m Jill (she/her). I am primarily a solitary witch who was born and raised on Turtle Island on the ancestral, and unceded homelands of the Gabrieleño Tongva and Gabrieleño Kizh peoples. I currently reside in Oakland, on the unceded territories of the Chochenyo speaking Ohlone peoples, with my partner, our cat and 31 year old snake.
I have been involved with Reclaiming off and on since 2002 when I went to my first Brigid ritual. In later years I returned for Spiral Dance, core classes, witch camps, and have since been weaving Reclaiming magick with my own personal practice. Having produced theatre, web sites and more, I am thrilled to help support this community create a weekend of pleasure and exploration of sacred sex magick.
Hi, I’m Starsinger (she/they)! I am an elemental witch, priestess, and embodied energy worker. As a domme, I delight in the transformative ritual of power exchange, with sensuality, laughter, and mutual respect as integral parts of the interaction. A jubilantly exhibitionist transplant from the dungeons of New York City, I currently live in San Antonio, the ancestral and unceded homeland of the Payaya, a tribe of the Tāp Pīlam Coahuiltecan Nation.
I am an ecstatic, a teacher, a dabbling writer, an ardent traveler; undone by words, music, dance, oceans, mountains, Lapsang Souchong, mystery, and strong, vulnerable people. As a member of a local Dianic circle, I have taught and/or priestessed numerous intensives, retreats, and classes, and was privileged to participate in a year-long Reclaiming Priestess Apprenticeship in Portland. A ritual facilitator for over twenty years, I am so excited to bring my skills, desires, and enthusiasm to Pleasures of Beltane. I look forward to weaving the web of sex magic with y’all!
“My Love is Mystical, My Love is Carnal….”
Hello comrades. My name is Lyra, or Lark (they/them) and I am an artist, educator, Master of Ceremonies and lifelong witch raised in the Bay Area Reclaiming community. I attended my first Reclaiming witch camp (CAWC) in 2004 and began teaching and organizing that same year. I have taught 11 cumulative years at witch camps (Witchlets in the Woods and Teen Earth Magic) as well as Elements and other magical classes in and out of Reclaiming. While I no longer identify as a Reclaiming witch, I will always have a home within this community. I am currently living in so-called Chicago, a meeting place for many people and the homelands of the Ojibwe, Odawa, Potawatomi, Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac, Fox, Kickapoo, and Illinois Nations. I host and organize the routine ritual variety show Multi Cult and draw the ongoing comic strip Pleasure Hex.
Erotic life flow won't leave me alone! In the name of love, I cultivate pleasure and transformation through erotic relationships with my environment and other humans. Frank discussion (and manipulation) of power dynamics, emotional honesty, radical praxis and self-aware senses of humor turn me on. I am honored and excited to be a part of this team bringing Pleasures of Beltane to life.
Gwion Raven (he/him) is a tattooed Pagan, writer, traveler, musician, cook, kitchen witch, occult shop owner, teacher and author of “The Magick of Food” and “Life Ritualized”. Although initiated in three magickal traditions, Gwion describes his practice as virtually anything that celebrates the wild, sensuous, living, breathing, dancing, ecstatic, divine experiences of this lifetime.
Born and raised in London, England, he now resides in Northern California and shares space with redwood trees, the Pacific Ocean, and his beloved partner.
PoB is deeply delighted to welcome Gwion as our master kitchen witch. He will be serving us up delicious, sensuous food all weekend!