Jonna Michaela Court studied and trained extensively in Western esoteric tradition, North American shamanism, Christian mysticism, and Eastern energetic practices. Her initiations and empowerment from the various systems allowed her to be prepared for the Priestess path when Lilith called. Working very closely with the Goddess, Michaela is co-creating avenues for people to go deeper with the work, helping to create harmony and co-habitation for all the races of Earth.
Michaela’s earliest memories are filled with seeing and encountering the elementals, her brothers and sisters. As she grew older, she began deeper exploration with contact, communication, and connection, both on the astral plane and in the physical realm. After decades of journeys throughout the NW and Western US, her non-human friends began to request she bring others with her to share in the experience, training and teaching how to connect deeply. With storytelling coming easily, she told of her experiences and the call to collaborate with these amazing beings, attuning their energy frequency to enhance connection.
High priestess of Green Star Grove, a Sylvan Tradition coven, for over 13 years and a witch for over 30 years, Melanie Henry has created hundreds of rituals ranging from ritual theater to initiations to handfastings and funerals. She is one of the founders of Wyrd Sisters, a group of occult women and friends that has brought the Northwest intimate festivals of interactive magic since 2013. Melanie has also read Tarot professionally and was editor-in-chief of Widdershins, the pagan newspaper serving Seattle 1995–2007.
Amanda Rose is a Portland based anthropologist, sex positive educator, facilitator, activist, bona fide sex geek, and mother of three. She possesses a relentless passion for actively co-creating fundamental and lasting cultural evolution. As an identified queer and relational anarchist she is deeply dedicated to the removal of the conditioned shame and stigma that currently surrounds human sexuality and relationships. Her belief in the power and transformational healing qualities of genuine heart felt touch and authentic sexual connection guides and gives focus to her work. Several years ago she became involved with Sex Positive Portland (SPP) where she has volunteered her talent and intellect as a community leader and event organizer. Amanda’s mission throughout her time with SPP has been to discover, co-create, and refine the solid community practices necessary to manifest an intersectional, inclusive, conscious community into reality. To this end she has participated in, organized, and facilitated well over a hundred events. The offerings she has facilitated range from touch positive snuggles and play parties, to education based events such as consent and boundary classes, safer sex talks, panel discussions for ethical non-monogamy and original curriculum based on anthropologic discourse on topics such as jealousy, relationship anarchy and historic connections to our world views. This diverse range of experience has cultivated within her an understanding of the need for approaches that balance pragmatic application with powerful personal expressions. A self proclaimed witch and skeptic, Amanda blends her scientific understanding of cultural conditioning with a priestesses intuition and moves to serve the community in dismantling outmoded, internalized narratives in favor of authentic personal and