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email: sticksandstonescircle @ gmail . com
Artie is a practicing witch since 2009. "I am currently working on developing a format of witchcraft that is all inclusive for all people, genders, and sexual orientations." Artie will be teaching classes on intro and basic contemporary witchcraft techniques here in the shop, as well as offering a prayer service, which is $30 per candle. Call/stop-by, check the calendar or join our mailing list for more class info. You will find that Artie is an enthusiast when it comes to herbs, crystals, and nature, and loves to chat and hear The Craft!
Bells was born and raised in NoVa, and is a second degree BlackBelt in Tae Kwon Do. She is a local musician and a molder of young minds (pre-school teacher.) She majored in Nutrition at GMU, where she began to practice mindfulness and mediation. Now she is an avid Yogi and teacher of mindfulness. Check our calendar for her workshops and impromptu concerts, as well as other fun events.
Bones is a solitary witch who wandered off the street into Sticks and Stones one day and was adopted like a stray cat. (Gwendolyn kept her coming back by offering her tea and peanut M&Ms.) In recent years, her focus has primarily been divination, and she has experience with tarot, favomancy, bibliomancy, belomancy, and throwing bones. She is also a Reiki practitioner and a student of the Sisters in the Goddess Tree school. A voracious reader, working artist, and prospective art historian, she dedicates much of her time to her education. Bones does whatever needs doing around the shop, from leading meet-ups to restocking the incense, and is occasionally accompanied by her Shetland Sheepdog, Ollie. She is available for Curio readings (one of the oldest systems of divination using charms and animal bones) Cost is $30 - Call for her availability.
Darjeeling has been studying tarot since 2011. She came to it in a rather roundabout fashion; her original interest was Jungian mandala creation and interpretation for self-analysis. The transition to tarot came naturally when she began looking for a tool that was more dynamic, responding to questions and operation on a more moment by moment basis.
Darren Bucare is an Aururvedic Palmistry Expert, Tarot Card Reader/Educator, Interactive Meduim, Past Life Regressionist, A Spiritual Consultant and a Spiritual Worker. He has spent all his young life as an empath and a medium. He reached his late teens deciding to immerse himself in the teachings of Edgar Cayce, Hermes Trigemestrus and many other educators in the art of somnambulism or mediumship. He studied metaphysics and attended courses in Auyurvedic Palmistry in Quebec and Vermont. this spring-boarded him into starting his professional career at 22 with Tarot and Vedic Palm Consultations. Darren relocated to Savannah GA, training with Christia Cummings-Slack in Interactive Mediumship. Darren was soon featured on A&E and played an integral role in the vibrant Savannah Paranormal Research and Spiritualist Community. Touching down in New Orleans Darren was mentored in Palo Mayumbe and many Yoruba based Diospora. These religions connect with the powerful and benevolent forces of the African Continent. Darren is available for readings here on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (30 minute $60) and consultations ($25.) Appointments and walk ins welcome. Check the calendar for his workshops.
GrannyMoon is Founder and Mother High Priestess of GoddessSchool, Sisters of the Burning Branch, dedicated to the Feminine Divine. Living in the Washington, DC suburbs, she attended LDS Seminary, Former staff member and student of the Esoteric Theological Seminary, is an ordained Metaphysical Interfaith minister with doctoral degrees in Theology and Divinity, since 1999. She is a current board member of the Northern Virginia Pagan Pride Day, charter member and former counsel and board member of The Order of the White Moon. A scholar of ancient mysteries, Doula, Reiki Master, Herbalist and Lifetime Member of Herbal Healer Academy, Inc. and former VA State Representative A.R.E.N. Alternative Religions Educational Network. She has dedicated her life to the study and teaching of the Esoteric.
We celebrate the Mother - the Full Moon - Mother Earth - Mother Nature - she is in us all - we are in her - we are one! We are ever changing as does the Moon - Feel the Moon - let her fill you up! Join us! GrannyMoon@goddessschool.com ... http://goddessschool.com GrannyMoon occasionally teaches classes here, and on the last Saturday of the month she hosts the Most Excellent Order of the Black Hat - open to all - a group of solitaires who celebrate the wheel of the year.
Gwendolyn (Founding Mother):
Gwendolyn is a Reiki Master in the Usui tradition, a Celtic Reiki Master, and founder of Sisters in The Goddess Tree, school of the Divine Feminine. She is a Founding Mother of Sticks and Stones Circle in Fairfax, Virginia. She has a BS from James Madison University and has since worked professionally in the accounting and information technology fields. She has studied many religions and sciences, as well as dance and music, which are both very important to her.
Her vision is one of community, where we can learn and grow together, lift each other up, appreciating our like-mindedness as well as our differences, and respecting all spiritual paths.
GwenHeather has been doing and receiving Tarot and Readings since the age of 12. Currently she is using the Morgan-Greer Tarot Deck and the Fairy Oracle Cards. Gwen has always been fascinated by Magik and all things magikal, cultivating her own style of "throwing cards" beginning with the Rider-Waite Deck and delving into Reiki and Energy-work. She is a Reiki Master, Level 2. The healing arts have always called to her. She became a Certified Yoga Instructor in 2008 and has taught yoga in a wide variety of settings. Gwen brings people a sense of calm with her light-hearted spirit. She looks forward to conducting Readings here at Sticks and Stones on Wednesdays from 12-7pm. $45 for 30 minutes, $85 for 1 hour.
Jeff has spent a lifetime studying the history and mystery of the Tarot since receiving his first deck at the age of 12. He has been reading professionally for over a decade.The Tarot is a tool for looking at the past, the present, and the future, and Jeff's intuitive readings use the rich imagery of the cards as a starting point to help clients get to the heart of the matter. Jeff is available on the first Sunday of each month, 30 minutes: $60, 1 hour: $100
Jhada Addams has over eleven years as a crowned priestess of Yemaya in the African Diasporic religion of La Regla de Ocha/Lucumi, has been speaking with the dead since the age of 5 and started working as an active possesive medium/horse for spirit at the age of 17. Engaging with spirit in mild possession, she remains aware during trance, but her body and voice are actively used by spirit to both convey messages and heal people, as well as working in tandem to drive out negative entities from both people and residences.
Kat is a shamanic practitioner that studied the Quechua tradition at the Shamanic Healing Institute. She has been a practicing shaman since 2007. Kat uses stone energies to help the healing process with her clients. She also does shamanic readings, and past life regressions are her specialty.
Many other ceremonies that she offers include: light body cleansing, chakra realignment, seque line activation, intrusion removal, and soul retrievals (just to name just a few.)
Matthew Sullivan, Remnants of Magic:
Matthew Sullivan's gifted artistry and writings has led him on a journey of self discovery. His intuitive powers invoked him to be a gatherer of unique stones, which he is compelled to share with the world. He has been guided to bring forth his collection of unique wire wrapped jewelry, Crystal wands, Energy Sprays, healing pictures and other creations. Matthew has the ability to connect with the uniqueness of each stone and the beauty all around him, creating stunning works of art, which stir the mind and heal the soul. Infusing each of his creations with love and positive energy so as to help others face their daily struggles with renewed faith. http://www.remnantsofmagic.com You will find some of his pieces for sale in the store every day, and once a month on a Saturday he sets up a trunk show here, bringing his latest one-of-a-kind beautiful creations for you! Check the calendar for dates.
Melissa aka Serephina has a Bachelor of Fine arts and a Master of Information Technology. She enjoys creating in a variety of mediums and has fallen in love with Art Glass. She lives in Northern Virginia with her two furbabies and dreams of having house so she can buy and plug in more kilns. She also designed the logo for Sticks and Stones back in 2008!
Kiln formed glass is created by taking sheets of glass or crushed glass and combining them together in the kiln, which is fired up to 1700 degrees. Most pieces are fired 2-3 times for 12-36 hours in the kiln. Pieces such as some of the jewelry are then cut out with a diamond saw blade and then further shaped by a wet belt sander and then back in the kiln again for a fire polish to make it smooth and shiny. Luminescent Tea Light Holders are made from a single layer of 3mm glass and fired twice. The double holders are Faery Waves and Faery Trees. The Rose Petal Dish and Shell Dish are made with both sheet glass and crushed glass and take advantage of the chemical reactions between the glasses that contain different elements such as Copper and Sulfur. The Bear Fetishes, Tear Drops, Diamonds, and Hearts are created in a mold in a single firing and have bails that are plated in real Silver. Each one is unique with the exception of the single color ones. The Sushi Sets and small dishes are made from 2 layers of glass and are fired twice. The 6.5” ruffle bowls are made of two layers of glass and fired twice. Items featured in Sticks and Stones will not be sold on her website. Please care for your handcrafted glass by hand-washing. All dishes are food safe unless otherwise labeled.
Misty Kuceris, Certified Astrological Professional (C.A.P.) with the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR), is a full-time astrologer with over 30 years’ experience. As a personal and corporate astrologer, she works with individuals who are seeking to understand the cycles of their lives or their corporations. She is also a practicing Reiki Master. http://mistykuceris.com She teaches classes here about once a month, check the calendar for more information.
Father Powyl AP Gwynedd is an ordained priest of both the ancient Celtic Christian Church and of the Order of the Culdee Druids. He is also a former ordained fundamentalist Baptist Pastor. He has served as a missionary on the Navajo Reservation. He has an associate degree in theology and also holds degrees as a nurse and massage therapist.
Powyl is also a knighted guardian of the order of the Knights of the Grail, and of the order of the Archangel Uriel and Archangel Raphael. He has been a student of metaphysics, magic, ancient druidry, and ancient Christianity and Native American spiritual beliefs for the past 40 years. He is the high priest and arch mage of the Culdee druid grove of the Archangel, Stag and Stallion.
Powyl has been teaching classes in Druidry, responsible magic, magical tools and magical protection, and leading guided meditations on the elements, the lords of light (i.e. angels) and contacting with animal spirits over the last 5 years. Check our calendar for his classes.
Tina aka Shishi is a practicing eclectic witch and reader. She was drawn to the pagan realm due to her gifts and her love for magick and the mystical world. She reads oracle cards, tarot cards, past lives, the pendulum, and pictures. She has been reading for over 10 years and loves it. Her great great grandmother was a Native American healer and spiritualist, and her aunt is a eclectic spiritualists and supports her growing in the craft.
Shishi has designed many spreads to help people align their thoughts and emotions and to help make decisions for their life. Craft wise she makes jewelry, spell candles, and candle holders. She lives with her two calico cats Sofie and Hannah and is thrilled to be a member of Sticks and Stones. Check our calendar for her availability for readings. $60 for 30 minutes, $95 for 1 hour.
Stephanie is an eclectic pagan and Shamanic Practitioner that has been leading/volunteering at events, ceremonies, and rituals since 2008. Her studies and trainings include Sandra Ingerman, Mary Tyrtle Rooker, and Christina Pratt. She has been versed in the world of spirit from a very young age, and brings that element of experience to the events she helps hold. A woman of many hats, she enjoys leading drum circles, being a labyrinth walk facilitator, meditation coordinator, holistic aromatherapist, sound healer, and many more things. Happiness and joy are things that tend to be contagious around this woman as she manages to get a smile out of anyone who gives their attention to her. All of these traits woven together, she compiles them to help form communities and maintain them. Being someone who knows what isolation feels like, she strives to connect people together so we don't have to practice in the dark. Now is the time for us to step up to who we really are, and she firmly believes the power and gift of community is a strong one that should be nurtured.