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.
Jonna Michaela Court
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.
I’m a 5’11.75″ American male with a genealogy tracing back to the tribes of Doggerland. My ancestors survived the flooding of their verdant marshland by following the saber-toothed cat inland. The genome collected influences from across Europe, but stayed true to its water loving origins when we developed one of the premier boat building dry docks in Rotterdamn, Netherlands. After cuddling pet orangutans in Indonesia and escaping WWII with a sack of gold we settled in a log cabin nestled among the mercilessly majestic peaks of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
I am the most recent mutation in this long tapestry of interwoven genetic threads, and am dedicated daily to propagating my social mutation of inclusive love throughout the consciousness of Gaia. A euphoric expression of inclusive love has been facilitating consent based group love parties at my artist living cooperative, the Unicorn Castle. Life is better if everybody cums!
For me, Ecosexuality is a temporary spiritual path, a placebo to be used, until true emptiness is understood. Temporary may be many life-times or a few seconds, but time is irrelevant to my conviction to traveling this Ecosexual spiritual path. Ask me about ethical non-monogamy, entomophagy, and intentional communities!
For over 14 years, Emilyn Inglis has lived as a performing musician, ecstatic partner dancer, life artist, ecosexual poet, nature photographer, garden whisperer, and creative teacher. She uses the arts and movement to empower people to live more fully, go to their edges, and bring people back into their bodies and connection with the Earth. She teaches women’s sexuality workshops and holds Ecosexual Salons at home in Colorado. Her joy is living a creative life combining spirit, body, nature, and community. Visit emilynsmusic.com for info and recordings.
Reverend Teri D. Ciacchi MSW | Roots to Shoots: The Sex-Positive foundations of EcoSexuality in Cascadia
Reverend Ciacchi is a Surrender co-creator and co-leader of the ReWilding and Sexual Sovereignty Path, is a sexologist, a Priestess of Aphrodite, a holistic spiritual healer, and an EcoMagicks practitioner.
As an EcoMagick practitioner, she translates the teaching she receives from mycelium (mushrooms), bees, and stardust into usable social skills for human beings, leading collaborative workshops that honor the innate connections between human beings and the living Earth. As a “smarty pants sexologist,” she generates sex-positive culture by teaching Cliteracy Salons; Clitoral Revelations; Vulvic Explorations; Owning Desire; Sexy Body, Sexy Mind; and other Sacred Sexuality classes wherever she travels, across the globe from Victoria Canada to Amsterdam.
A Priestess of Aphrodite with over 30 years of training in Reclaiming Witchcraft, Ceremonial Magick, Tibetan Buddhism in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and the Tantric lineage of Swami Rama, she teaches Living Love Revolution Aphrodite Temples in Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; Austin, TX; and the Bay area of SF.
Reverend Ciacchi is delighted to be co-generating Surrender: An EcoSex Convergence.
Reverend Madeline Adams is an old soul with a young heart. People who have met her only once run up to her on the street and leap into her arms for her legendary hugs (with her consent of course) or shout out “Maddie!”, “Sacred whore!”, or “Dirty queer!” in greeting.
People feel safe, loved, and deeply witnessed in Maddie’s presence. As a healer, Maddie uses Qi Gong and other modalities to help clients transform trauma, illness, and injury. As a ritualist, Maddie works with clients and groups, lending her empathic, poetic, and spiritual skills to co-create unique rituals for healing, community building, or rites of passage. She is an intuitive painter and oracular poet.
As a child she spent every hour she could in nature, talking to the plants and animals, and learning to listen deeply. She was a Boy Scout and a missionary. While at Princeton University, she studied East Asian language and philosophy. She serves on the board for Princeton’s LGBT foundation. She contributes her time and creativity to local communities in artistic, feminist, queer, and spiritual circles. Trained in CPR, first aid, mountain rescue, meditation, magic, and peer counseling, Maddie regularly dances naked in the woods.
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
Brook is a 33 year old food and beverage industry professional who finds meaning and purpose from a life oriented toward service. A seeker of wisdom and explorer of the edges of cultural narrative, he seeks to live life along a path less traveled. An ordained reverend, Brook had played a crucial role in both beginning and end of life gatherings for various communities. He seeks to balance veracity for life and experience with the rooted stability of home and family. He believes there is a freedom to reclaim within the intersection of relationship, identity, and sexuality that lends itself to the unbridled expression of an authentic life. Life as Art is a guiding maxim of his intention as he manifests in this world.