The complete roster of participants for Wyrd War's "Walpurgisnacht Witches Bazaar" can now be revealed. Join us this Saturday April 30th at 9pm sharp in the upstairs lobby of Portland's historic Hollywood Theatre as we explore the many colors of the dark on this most portentous of nights...
Erin Aquarian is an intuitive healer, radical visionary and mystic witch living and working in Portland, Oregon. Using tarot, life coaching and energy work, she offers practical spiritual guidance for navigating life's ups and downs and moving positively forward. She dedicates her life to being a force for healing, inspiration and love in this world. Erin loves taking it to the streets, demystifying the mystical, and welcomes any query, so…ask a witch.
Some suggest that light creates dark, implying shadow is the projected trail of radiance against matter. In the Tarot De Marseille the cipher of balance is presented as a lemniscate repeatedly (think, figure 8). Drew Wilson is a student of struggle that has absorbed a slew of information through assorted images and "spell"ings of text. He will be offering his brand of longwinded "Melting Moon Growth" interpretations from a deck of Marseille to curious individuals. There is no charge for this service. However, offerings or "tips" will be graciously accepted. While most tarologists insist on refraining from expanding on the "negative" aspects of readings, Wilson's direct honesty inhibits him from giving anything but an accurate reading. Please be prepared for a bitter coating as well as a sugary one.
Ann Heideman has been practicing intuitive tarot readings since 1996. She uses the Aquarian deck as a tool for empowerment to help us reconnect with the elements and with our higher selves. Her readings help to identify our unique challenges, personal progress and to uncover solutions. Her years of experience have taught her that the particular cards picked don't reveal everything. Their relationship to each other and their positions within the spread add layers to each reading's message. Her readings are mainly a tool, not an answer. The "real work" of tarot is using the cards to help you connect with your intuition. Though elements of the past and future will arise in each reading, our focus is on the present, and your free will prevails over any outcome predicted.
Tatiana Sakurai is a practical mystic and priestess who is dedicated to being helpful. To that end, she creates and teaches Lightworker classes, facilitates healing sessions, and co-produces community events and ceremonies. For Walpurgisnacht, she will be offering customized blends from her line of Gemedies crystal and flower essences.
Odessa Godoy is a Portland based puppet making, animation loving, fantasy painting, herbal crafting, unstoppable force. She'll have some of her teas, incense, prints and jewelry for sale and will be accompanied by a few of her puppet creations.
Stevie Floyd is a Portland-based visual artist and musician most widely known for her bands Natur, Dark Castle, Spirit Ritual, Reverse Prayer and Taurus. Born in 1982 and raised in Florida, her entire life has been devoted to creation in one form or another. For Walpurgisnacht she will be offering fine art prints, stickers, patches and records/CDs of her many musical projects.
An accomplished artist and musician on the darkest end of the spectrum, Jef “Wrest” Whitehead is most widely known for his solo musical endeavors Leviathan and Lurker of Chalice. Born in 1968, he has left his dire mark upon a wide range of visual media including skateboard graphics, album covers, canvas, wood and human flesh. He currently resides in Portland with his partner Stevie Floyd and their daughter Grail. Ephemera from his many projects will be available to facilitate total transcendence.
Tim Lehl is a tattoo artist whose timeless work embodies the esoteric paradox of the sacred and profane. From modest roots in Kansas, he patiently honed his craft over the years with the dubious guidance of inked ex-convicts and the hard-earned wisdom of legendary artist Ed Hardy, for whom he worked for several years before launching his own Black Heart tattoo studio with Jef Whitehead. A recent Portland transplant currently working at the acclaimed Atlas Tattoo, Tim will be offering fine art prints and recordings from his solo black metal project Draugar in celebration of Witches' Night.
Northwest treasure and sonic juggernaut Joe Preston will be providing live musical accompaniment before and after the film, so get there early and immerse yourself in an appropriately cinematic and utterly creepy synth set composed exclusively for the occasion.