The Pocono Witches’ Festival is proud to welcome the following:
H. BYRON BALLARD
H. Byron Ballard, BA, MFA, is a western NC native, teacher, folklorist and writer. She has served as a featured speaker and teacher at Sacred Space Conference, Summerland Spirit Festival, Pagan Spirit Gathering, Southeast Wise Women’s Herbal Conference, Glastonbury Goddess Conference, Heartland, Sirius Rising, Starwood,
Scottish Pagan Federation Conference and other gatherings. She is senior priestess and co-founder of Mother Grove Goddess Temple and the Coalition of Earth Religions/CERES, both in Asheville, NC.
Her essays are featured in several anthologies and she writes a regular column for Witches and Pagans Magazine. Her book “Staubs and Ditchwater” debuted in 2012 and the companion volume “Asfidity and Mad-Stones” was published in Oct. 2015. “Embracing Willendorf: A Witch’s Way of Loving Your Body to Health and Fitness” launched in May, 2017. “Earth Works: Ceremonies in Tower Time” debuted in June 2018. Byron is currently at work on “Gnarled Talisman: Old Wild Magics of the Motherland” and “The Ragged Wound: Tending the Soul of Appalachia.”
DJ STEVE SIDEWALK
will be spinning your favorite dance and Witchy tunes at the Pocono WItches’ Ball
For over 20 years DJ Steve Sidewalk has spun in the NYC club scene from TUNNEL and LIMELIGHT to SPLASH and XL to present day RITZ. SIDEWALK is also known for his Tea dances in Fire Island, Provincetown, Ogunquit and Asbury Park. He has been involved with big circuit party weekends such as Ascension, Pines Party Weekend, Cherry Weekend and is headlining the Winter Rendezvous Gay Ski Weekend in Stowe VT this year. SIDEWALK also travels the country with guest dj residencies in cities like PALM SPRINGS, WILTON MANORS, MIAMI, LAS VEGAS, DC, BALTIMORE, LA, NEW ORLEANS, and BOSTON. Steve Sidewalk has won many awards such as Get Out Magazine’s ‘Best Club DJ of the year’ for six consecutive years 2011 – 2016. He has also won 2015 Odyssey Magazine ‘Best Club DJ of 2015’ and has been nominated for several Glammy Best DJ Awards. He has worked with celebrities and artists including Lady Gaga, Nick Jonas, Theresa Guidice, Marc Jacobs, Estelle, The Wanted and Wynter Gordin, He also has worked with big name djs like Shep Pettibone, Peter Rauhofer, Hex Hector, Tony Moran, Tracy Young, Danny Tenaglia, Victor Calderone, Boris and many more. Sidewalk’s broad based northeast following and guest residencies across the US is a testament to his unique dj style and his brilliant acumen to stay in tune with the pulse of dance music.
Will be our Psychic Medium for our Seance & Paranormal Investigation
Lady D is professional Psychic Medium and Paranormal Investigator who has been helping both the living and the dead for over 25 years. As a historian for Evergreen Cemetery in Morristown, NJ, Lady D is exceptionally knowledgeable about headstone symbolism, funerary and burial rites. She serves the Iron Garden as Host & Resident Psychic.
Robert L. Schreiwer
Robert L. Schreiwer is a founder of Urglaawe, a Ziewer in Distelfink Sippschaft, and a practicing Braucher and Hex. Through the Pennsylvania German Heathen Alliance for the Urglaawe, he has been conducting a project to gather oral lore from all regions of Deitsch settlement and is currently working on other language and cultural advancement projects. He is the current Steer for the Troth, the Founder and Elder of the Troth’s In-Reach Heathen Prison Services program, Manager of Heathens Against Hate, and the Troth Steward for Pennsylvania. He presented at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in 2015 and 2018.
Rick Silfies Potter
Rick Silfies Potter is an author, teacher, Old Ways Witch and member of the Order of Bards, Ovates
and Druids. He first began learning about meditation and witchcraft from the age of eleven, and has been teaching witchcraft, magic and Celtic paganism for nearly 15 years. He has taught classes and lectured about witchcraft at colleges, conferences, private schools and metaphysical shops throughout the east coast. Rick crafts his own spell candles, incense, essential oil blends, Witch Bottles and other items for the magical community. His two books, “Walking a Magic Path” and “The Noble Art of Divination: A Journal for Tarot and Oracle Decks” are both available on Amazon. He also offers tarot and oracle readings that call on the wisdom of Celtic lore, planetary energies, nature and animal spirits. Rick now exclusively teaches private students in the Ways of the Draighean: Blackthorn Druid
Witchcraft, a magical tradition that blends Celtic Paganism, Druidry and Old World Witchcraft.
Joe Monteleone has 17 years of experience with the esoteric Tarot and has practiced a unique mix of Eastern and Western spirituality his whole life. He fuses his intellectual understanding of occultism with his intuition. Channeling to give clients deep and practical insight, remove blocks, and reveal their beautifully true nature. He uses the Tarot as a map of the highest cosmic landscapes to the lowest mundane corridors of everyday life to help seekers find their way. He regularly reads at parties, clubs, special events, new age stores, and his personal clientele. He has notably read for Facebook, the New York Renaissance Faire, and radio with a guest appearance on All Business Media FM. He is a member of the Holistic Business Association. He also performs Tarot! Joe is also professional dancer where he incorporates the Tarot into multimedia dance ritual works. Noted for “spiritual and artistic achievements” by The Dance Enthusiast and “Magical-thinking-made-reality” by the Huffington Post. He has performed nationally and internationally to great acclaim.
Mark Eadicicco HP
Staten Island’s own Mark Eadicicco – Psychic, Witch & Medium continues to perform his amazing Psychic and Medium readings for close to 30 years. Having the talented gift to speak to those who have passed, combined with his amazing psychic ability seasoned with his New York; no nonsense approach has brought Eadicicco much attention and a loyal clientele as well.
Growing up in New York City Mark Eadicicco is a hereditary Witch – with knowledge of the Craft bestowed upon him by his Mother, the Eadicicco family took many trips up to Salem Massachusetts each year for Mark to take classes with his longtime friend and teacher Lois Devine (Mark’s first teacher and was first initiated by Lois). Mark is also a Third-Degree High Priest in the Cabot Tradition of Witchcraft, personally taught and initiated by Laurie Cabot “The Official Witch of Salem”.
Combining his talents with the knowledge of his elders, Mark teaches “The Eadicicco Tradition of Witchcraft” in New York City while owning and operating Staten Island’s oldest and original Witch Shoppe. Where he performs his readings and has a 3-4 month waiting list for his life changing sessions. Along with his partner Richie, Mark creates and Magickally charges his own line of products including candles, potions and other handmade items. Mark performs public rituals throughout the year with his coven and teaches his workshops and classes all over the country to sold out crowds.
Babalosha Obba Kilona & Reverend Bea
Babalosha Obba Kilona is an Oriate, a priest within the De la Casa de Nicocco Sevilla tradition of the Lukumi/Santeria religion. He was crowned in Cuba fourteen years ago with the Orisha Eleggua and has received over 150 Orishas. Unlike many of his counter parts, he attempts to open the doors to welcome “outsiders” in understanding Santeria with honest discussions and dispel its misconceptions. His knowledge and experience are apparent in his teachings of this highly misunderstood religion. Reverend Bea is a Santera, Palera, High Priestess in Witchcraft, Master Teacher in a number of healing practices as well as an ordained minister and certified Life Coach. She is also a member of the paranormal investigation team, Paranormal Spirit Finders, providing spiritual support and guidance to both the living and the dead.
James Jacob Pierri of AusetGypsy
James Jacob Pierri Of AusetGypsy carries over 20 + years experience in the art of Fortune Telling and Divination! He is a published Astrologer and author, Tarot Card/Deck Artist, seen on TV ( MTV, HGTV,WPIX, FOX), heard on Radio and Podcast.
James has toured nationally and internationally and has also worked with Museums providing presentations and classes on varied Metaphysical Subjects such as Tarot, Astrology, Palmistry, Mysteries Of Isis, Wicca and more. James is an legally Ordained Priest in the Temple Of Isis and also carries Wiccan Clergy status. Studied Neo-Pagan Research at CherryHill Seminary and member of The Fellowship Of Goddess Isis and Covenant Of The Goddess. Heading The Iseum Of The Sacred Lotus, a living Temple to Isis.
Creator of AusetGypsy, a 20+ year successful fortune telling business of many forms in which he provides spiritual consultations for the pubic, private appointments, large scale events, festivals, celebrities and 2 brick and mortar locations under his hat!
For more info visit AusetGypsy.com
Music during the Magickal Market provided by