2020 Guests of Honor

Kerr Cuhulain

Kerr CuhulainKerr Cuhulain is a retired police detective/dispatcher who has been a Wiccan for 50 years and was involved in anti-defamation activism and hate crimes investigation for the Pagan community for decades. Kerr was awarded the Shield of Valour by the Witches League for Public Awareness.

Kerr is the author of the Law Enforcement Guide to Wicca, Witch Hunts,, Wiccan WarriorFull Contact MagickMagickal Self DefensePagan Religions: A Handbook for Diversity TrainingModern KnighthoodHow to Be Glorious: Step by Step EmpowermentStand Like a Tree: Mastering the Movement of Energy, and The Wizard: The Story of the First Wiccan Cop to go Public About His Pagan Beliefs. Kerr is the co author of a safety book for social workers and nurses: Safe Approach. Kerr is also the author of Ancient Recipes for Modern Kitchens, a cookbook of ancient recipes. He writes sword and sorcery fantasy fiction as C.A. Ennis and paranormal romance as Carrie Bryce. He is the host/writer of five seasons of the Eastlink/Coast Cable community TV show on astronomy called Night Lights, has appeared on APTN’s Coyote Science TV show for First Nations youth, and is writer/host of a BravoFACTUAL documentary, Starry Nights, directed by Wiccan priestess Dodie Graham-McKay.

Kerr is the former Preceptor General of Officers of Avalon, an organization representing Neo-Pagan professionals in the emergency services (police, firefighters, emergency medical technicians). Kerr is the founder of a Wiccan order of Knighthood called the Order of Paladins. In December 2014 Kerr was accepted at a faculty member of Amber K’s Ardantane School of Magick.

Kerr is currently the National 2nd Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the RASC’s Special Publications Editor. The RASC has just published his books Building a Small Observatory: Lessons for Builders and Solar Observer’s Handbook.

Order of Paladins website

Diana L. Paxson

DIANA L. PAXSON is an author, priestess and teacher. She is an Elder in the Covenant of the Goddess and in the Troth, an international heathen organization. Her non-fiction books include Taking up the RunesEssential AsatruTrance-Portation and a new book on Odin. She has also written on Oracle and Possessory practice.  She is also known for her numerous mythic short stories and novels. Her book on political magic, Carrying a Torch for LibertyAmerican SymbolsAmerican Identity, will be published this year.

Dame Wilburn
Dame Wilburn
Dame Wilburn is a witch and storyteller. She has taught magickal philosophy in and around southeastern Michigan for over 20 years. Dame believes bios are, by their very nature, pointless.

2020 Featured Presenters

Andrieh Vitimus

Author of the modern magical classic “Hands on Chaos Magic: Reality Manipulation.Through the Ovayki Current” has been included in multitudes of anthologies. Andrieh motivates, facilitates and captivates with his workshops across the world in coaching, business and the occult. Currently, Andrieh is a professor of data and computer science, and is a full time business technology analyst. Both color his unique perspective on spirituality.

Clifford Hartleigh Low

2020 Clifford Hartleigh Low
Clifford has studied and practiced numerous schools of magic and divination for over 40 years, and has lectured extensively at events in CA, MI and NJ. He is an expert on wealth magic, healing magic, the occult use of crystals and gems, weather magic, love magic, protection magic, curses, tarot, and traditional astrology. His influences include Medieval astrological magic, Hoodoo, Kabbalah, Hellenistic Magic, and many others. An NYU graduate, cinephile, and audiophile, he lives near New York City. Visit him at clifflow.com.

Elisheva Nesher

2020 Elisheva Nesher (2)
Western Kabbala and the old Jewish Kabalah teaching began diverging several hundred years ago. In this workshop I discuss the meaning of the Gvurah in the Jewish tradition (rabbinical) and the meaning, and ethical implications in the far older pre rabbinical Hebrew.

Ellen Dugan

Ellen Dugan is the award winning and prolific author of over thirty books. A psychic-clairvoyant, she has been a practicing Witch for over thirty-five years. Well known for her candor and humor, she is also a Master Gardener. Ellen's popular magickal books have been translated into over twelve foreign languages. In 2015 Ellen launched a popular, paranormal fiction series entitled, Legacy of Magick. She also has written The Gypsy Chronicles and the Daughters of Midnight series. Please visit her website and blog - 
ellendugan.com and ellendugan.blogspot.com

Jacki Smith

2020 Jacki Smith (2)
Jacki Smith is the founder of Coventry Creations, and co-owner of Candle Wick Shoppe in Ferndale, MI. In 1992 Jacki was the first on the national market with her Blessed Herbal Candles. This line gave birth to the spiritual candle industry. Over the past 25 plus years she has created millions of magical candles, teaches spiritual development classes, podcasts, volunteers, and is a best selling author of Coventry Magic, and Co-Author of DIY Akashic Wisdom, Access the Library of Your Soul. Jacki has dedicated her entire life to normalizing the words “Witch” and “Magic” in everyday life. 

Jason Mankey

2020 Jason Mankey
Jason Mankey read his first book on Witchcraft in the seventh grade, and dedicated his life to the Craft at age 22. Today, Jason is a third degree Gardnerian High Priest and helps to 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 America and Great Britain, and has been recognized by his peers as an authority on the Horned God, wiccan history, and occult influences in rock n’ roll and heavy metal music. He is the channel manager at Patheos Pagan, the worlds most read Pagan blogging site, and writes there at Raise the Horns, and at the magazine “ Witches and Pagans”.

Kenn Day

2020 Kenn Day
Kenn has been a professional shaman since going full time in 1989. He also practices Chinese Medicine, Tai Chi, QiGong and a lot of other interesting esoteric things that generally keep him from getting bored - or boring. He has published two books on shamanism, Dance of Stones: A Shamanic Road Trip & Post-Tribal Shamanism: A New Look at the Old Ways, both of which are available here at ConVocation and through Amazon.com and other bookstores. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he maintains a private practice with his amazing wife, Patricia (bodysoulcincy.com) and his equally amazing daughter, Meghan. He teaches a series of workshops on shamanism, which are available pretty much anywhere there is sufficient interest. 

Michelle Belanger

2020 Michelle Belanger
Michelle is a leading expert on psychic and supernatural topics. Featured on TV shows including Paranormal State and Portals to Hell, author of over 30 books, Michelle aims to ensure that everyone has the tools and the confidence to investigate psychic and paranormal phenomena and make their own conclusions. Join Michelle for interactive class at Inspiration House, a haunted retreat center in Oberlin Ohio. For more: michellebelanger.com/welcome , inspiration36.com.