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Magickal Path: Wicca
Age Group: Adult
Sun Sign: Taurus
Occupation: University Music Prof. (RET)
Located in: New Orleans, Louisiana
Likes: Medieval/Renaissance music, Neolithic Studies, Astronomy
Dislikes: "Relativism" used to justify irresponsible or dangerous behavior.
I am a career university music professor and classical vocalist for 30 years, recently retired from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. I am now employed as a Talent Evaluator for the State of Louisiana-Department of Education. I evaluate students in the areas of music and theater for admission to gifted and talented classes. I am also a performing member of New Orleans Musica da Camera, a professional ensemble specializing in medieval and renaissance music.
I compose vocal music specifically designed for use in pagan rituals that celebrate the Wheel of the Year. I strive to create melodies that can be sung by the average person, with little or no musical training. My method involves researching authentic melodies from the Medieval and Renaissance eras in Europe, a time when Pagan religions still thrived there. I rework the melodies and rhythms, and write new lyrics for use in modern rituals.
Although I am a solitary Wiccan, I participate in local New Orleans Wicca circles and public rituals. I usually assist with the music. I am always eager to hear songs that are unique to the specific circle sponsoring the event.
I present lectures on Wicca, Scrying, Rune Casting, Pagan music, Neolithic Studies, personal psychic development, and paranormal awareness to audiences in several venues: university humanities classes, sci-fi conventions, literary conventions, and New Age conventions.
Currently, I am associated with the Metaphysical Resource Center in Metairie, Louisiana, where I teach classes on earth magick, and paranormal self-defense. I also participate in the monthly Metaphysical Fair held every third Saturday at the Resource Center. I perform divination utilizing Norse runes of the Elder Futhark.
Recently, I became a registered Marriage Officiant, certified to perform legal weddings in New Orleans and the state of Louisiana.
January 27 - Attended World Religion Day in Shreveport, LA.
February 6 - Performed with New Orleans Musica da Camera for concert series at Tulane University "Music at Midday" in the Rogers Memorial Chapel on campus.
April 14 - St. Joseph Abbey Church
April 21 - Ursuline Chapel
April 28 - Holy Name of Mary Church
Performances with New Orleans Musica da Camera in a series of Medieval music concerts entitled, "The Flower of Paradise."
Greater New Orleans Pagan Pride Day 2013
I presented a workshop entitled, "Paranormal Self-Defense" and taught the ritual choreography to the harvest song, "John Barleycorn." I performed personal divinations using Norse Runes.
September 29, October 6, 13
Performed with New Orleans Musica da Camera in a medieval music concert entitled, Minnesingers & Meistersingers: Wagner's Inspiration.
October 18 - 20
I was on the program for CONtraflow 2013, the annual New Orleans science fiction and fantasy convention. I presented three lectures entitled: Paranormal Self-Defense, the Witches' Tools, and Magick in the Game of Thrones.
October 22, 24
Guest lecturer at the Tulane School of Architecture in the course Architecture & Mysticism - ASTP 2300. My lecture entitled "Ancient Spaces, Mystical Places"
November 24, December 1, 8
Performing with New Orleans Musica da Camera in a seasonal concert of medieval music entitled, An Exultation of Angels.
January 10, 24, February 7
Teaching "Earth Magick and Pagan Religions" Pt. I, II, III at the Metaphysical Resource Center in Metairie, LA.
Teaching "Psychic Self-Defense" at the Metaphysical Resource Center in Metairie, LA.
January 18, February 15, March 16, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20:
Performing divination with Norse runes at the monthly
Metaphysical Fair in Metairie, La.
March 23, 30, April 6, 16
Performing with New Orleans Musica da Camera in a concert of early music entitled, A Prelude to Opera.
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