Elizabeth Hazel: A tarotist, astrologer, lecturer, author, and an initiated high priestess, Liz has lectured throughout the US and in Great Britain on tarot, astrology, and practical magic. She leads open public Sabbat rituals at the First Unitarian Church of Toledo and offers her Pagan Pathways curriculum for neophytes. She is an acknowledged expert in tarot-astrology, and her book Tarot Decoded (Weiser, 2004) is the definitive guide to tarot correspondences and astrological attributions. The Whispering Tarot deck and book are both available on her website. She writes the “Astro-Spell” column in Witches & Pagans Magazine and is a long-time contributor and editor of the American Tarot Association’s Quarterly Journal.
Jessica Elizabeth: An ordained, Norse witch for over 15 years, she loves cats, tarot reading and the whitest chocolate. She celebrates the moon's cycles with the Sisterhood of the Moon in the San Francisco area, but otherwise is a solitary practitioner. She enjoys baking and gardening.
Larissa Carlson Viana: Larissa is an art school dropout with a degree in Spanish and Portuguese. She works in a helping profession in which it is best to bite one's tongue. In her spare time she is a mother, an amateur artist and an explorer. An erstwhile book worm, she enjoys chewing on a good story.
Lisa Mc Sherry: The author of several books, including Magickal Connections and The Virtual Pagan, a contributor to a number of anthologies, including Magic on the Edge and the Pop Culture Grimoire, Lisa has many articles published in SageWoman, Witches & Pagans, and other (defunct) publications. The High Priestess and Founder of JaguarMoon Coven, she is also the editor of Facing North. Her personal website is: cybercoven.org.
Diana Rajchel: Diana Rajchel is the city priestess of San Francisco. She isn't clear on how she ended up with the job but Emperor Norton and St. Francis are quite insistent, so be it. She has written reviews for Facing North since its inception, and in that time has published three books, contributed to several anthologies, and is a frequent contributor to Llewellyn Annuals. She reads tarot and gives spiritual counseling at the Mystic Dream in Walnut Creek, California. She jumps on any book that might give her new ideas for practicing witchcraft and spells. You can find out more about her at http://www.dianarajchel.com.
Nikki Starcat Shields is a writer, licensed priestess, practical mystic, and fae scholar of the mysteries. She loves to share ways she strives to live her earth-based spirituality, rooted in reverence and joy, even in the midst of a full, busy modern life. Starcat's passions include creativity, daily spiritual practice, books, expanding her self-love, unschooling, dancing, drumming, and dreaming. She is the author of Starcat's Corner: Essays on Pagan Living and Cultivating Self-Love: Your Path to Wholeness. Starcat walks her spiritual path in Maine and other faerie-approved lands. She can also be found blogging at www.starcatscorner.com and working on her business, Feline Dreamers.