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Annie is a hereditary witch with a focus on cajun herbalism. With roots deep in the swamp, she feels the most at home in the bayous and the rivers. She is passionate about animal welfare, the ocean, and coffee. She is a daughter of Yemaya. She loves to knit, play with dead things, and talk to the crows. You'll see Annie here at the counter with a smile on her face, always ready to help if you have any questions.
Artie has been studying the tarot and witchcraft, since their teenage years, and over the last six years have begun their exploration into Hoodoo and different aspects of shamanistic practices. They first came across their first deck at the thirteen and have been in love with divination since. The tarot is dense with symbology and each card represents a unique view point about the journey of life, but understanding and knowledge is only one part of reading the tarot. Tarot cards are tools, which allow for the divine to be expressed to us through the use of patterns and symbols. Artie’s style of reading involves speaking with your spirits, angels, ancestors, guides, or other spiritual forces that surround you through the cards and delivering their messages to you. Artie charges $50 for 30 minutes and $75 for 1 hour.
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 Fridays and Saturdays (30 minute $75) and consultations ($25.) Appointments and walk ins welcome. Check the calendar for his workshops. Click here for his profile!
Stormcatcher watches and learns. Then he applies what he learns in doing his part to keep the Pagan and Magical communities safe and free to follow their stars. This comes from a degree in Anthropology of Religion and the History and Philosophy of Science, nearly two decades of practice, and a firm resolve that sometimes it takes more than a lullaby to keep the nightmares away. Frank teaches workshops and offers readings and services upon request/need. Check the calendar for more info!
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. Click here for her profile!
Gwendolyn (Founding Mother):
Gwendolyn is a Founding Mother of Sticks and Stones Circle in Fairfax, Virginia, 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 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. 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. Click here for her profile!
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 is available for both Reiki sessions and Readings here on Wednesdays from 4-7pm. $45 for 30 minutes, $85 for 1 hour. 1 hour Reiki sessions for $75.
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, walk ins welcome. Click here for his profile!
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.
Reverend John Marani has been studying the tarot since 1989. He began his professional tarot practice in 2005, and is a Certified Tarot Master from the Tarot Certification Board of America. John is the former Head High Priest of the Tradition of the Witches Circle, and also holds the title of High Priest of Tarot. He teaches astrology, tarot and other metaphysical disciplines, and is a regular attendees at psychic fairs and other events.
John received his Certificate of Astrological Proficiency from the Midwest School of Astrology in June 2018, and will continue to pursue additional certifications in astrology. He is a past contributor to the American Tarot Association's Quarterly Journal, a publication for its members covering a wide range of tarot and tarot-related topics. He presents regularly at the State of the Art (SOTA) Astrology conference in Buffalo, NY. John is an ordained Minister with the Ministry of Light Interfaith Church in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is licensed to perform marriages here in the Commonwealth. For more information about ministry services, contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 703-829-3273. John published his first book, In Their Own Words: The Major Arcana of the Tarot, in October 2016. It is available via Amazon, signed copies directly from John's website, from here at Sticks and Stones, and at select in-person events. His second book is in the works! In his spare time, John is an avid astrologer, Dungeon Master, and die-hard computer and console gamer. He can be found on Facebook (hierophanttarot and JohnMaraniTarot), and Twitter (@JohnMaraniTarot) Click here for his profile! John's basic reading is $50 and he is in the store on most Tuesday evenings.
Loralei is a proud Founding Mother of Sticks & Stones and returns to us after spending a few years at home, focused on raising her magical daughters. She has been studying tarot for over a decade, having founded our NoVa Practical Tarot Meetup in 2009. She brings a practical, everyday approach to her readings to provide you with information you can use right away. Loralei is also passionate about pugs, her husband who plays D&D, running, and Twizzlers. Come in for a tarot card reading on Tue/Wed/Thr 12-4pm or call the shop to book an appointment, starting at $20 for a 15 minute reading. Click here for her profile!
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.
Rachel is a multi-media crafty witch with influences from Buddhist teachings. She is an avid gardener and vegetarian cook, and is passionate about social justice. Rachel has a lot of nerdy interests, including weird literature, roll-playing games, and disturbing pod-casts. You'll find her behind the counter mostly on Tuesdays and Fridays ready to help with questions and purchases. You may see her crafting some macrame stone cages, or catching fairies to collect their dust.
Serephina is on-site most weekends to do custom wire wrapping: Purchase a stone here, or bring in your own favorite stone. $20 wrapping / materials fee
Serephina will have a variety of wire choices as well as the choice to have the wire custom hammered for no additional fee, includes a chain, and best of all she will do it while you continue to shop and visit.
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.
Serephina is also the artist who designed the Sticks and Stones logo back in 2008
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. Click here for her profile!
Shunka (formerly Loki) a multi-media artist residing in the Northern Virginia area where he enjoys exploring its woods searching for rocks to climb, ritual spaces to conjure up trickery, and conversing with the local flora and fauna. You may find him in the canopy in search of a view or in the dirt pursuing insects and reptiles. A creature of extremes, he also thrives while whizzing through NoVA's impossible traffic on his sleek yellow bike, Princezz Dye.
Shunka first fell in love with drumming while bumming around the charming town of Panajachel in his native Guatemala, with its majestic lake and imposing volcanoes, he jammed on street corners with fellow fearie folk for simple chips and kicks.
He has taken lessons with the great Kristen Arant in the marvelous art of the Djembe and accompanying West African Percussion and dabbles within the realm of other musical instruments. The banjo, American Indian Flute, and Yadaki (didgeridoo) to name a few. He is part of the Nen Daiko Taiko Drum Troupe apprentice program which is teaching him great discipline and getting him into tip top shape as he is looking forward to playing with them for many years to come.
With practice and experience he came to realize that all these drums, each with it's particular voice and character, were not just exquisite musical instruments but that they were also transcendent tools, each inhabited by spirits that have existed since the dawn of time. For thousands of years they have moved humanity to gather and connect, to create, to heal, to communicate, to dance...to Love and Transcend.
A spiritual thread connects us all. When we drum, we create vibrations. When we drum together, those vibrations fill us with the vitality of the group along with the infinite message of whatever drum one beats, whatever rattle one shakes. When we drum together we are one with our own heartbeat and that heartbeat is shared with the group through the pulse of the rhythm. The Rhythm then swirls and churns, then bursts out in spirals and fractals in every direction to fill whatever spirit it touches with the joy and love consecrated within the circle.
So won't you join us for some drum lovin', booty shaking fun. First Friday and third Saturday of every month baby! lets JAMMMMM!!!!