The Pocono Witches’ Festival is proud to welcome the following Special Guests:
Witch, teacher, writer and healing practitioner, Christopher Penczak’s practice draws upon the foundation of both modern and traditional Witchcraft blended with the wisdom of mystical traditions from across the globe as a practitioner and teacher of shamanism, tarot, Reiki healing, herbalism, astrology and Qabalah.
He is the founder of the Temple of Witchcraft tradition and system of magickal training based upon the material of his books and classes. He is an ordained minister primarily serving the New Hampshire and Massachusetts pagan and metaphysical communities through public rituals, private counsel and teaching, though he travels extensively teaching throughout the United States.
Lady Rhea has been a Wiccan High Priestess in the Gardnerian tradition since 1973. She is known as the “Witch Queen of New York” and has been an occult shop owner since 1982. In 1986, Lady Rhea published her book The Enchanted Candle, based on the hand-carved, embellished candles she has created for years. She published a second book, The Enchanted Formulary: Blending Magickal Oils for Love, Prosperity, and Healing, in September 2006.
Alexander Cabot is an Ordained Priest within the Cabot Hermetic Temple founded by the “Official Witch of Salem”; Rev. Laurie Cabot, HPs, Alexander is an initiate of Palo Mayombe and Santeria/Yoruba/AfroCuban Tradition. He has also served as the right hand man for an Oriate, Chief High Priest for many years. He is trained in the Gardnerian Wicca tradition.
Mark was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. His interest in the paranormal began in his teenage years when he had what he believes may have been a paranormal experience. Mark graduated from Wilkes University in 1992 with a degree in psychology and is a former State Police Criminal Investigator with 25 years experience as a State Trooper. In late 2007, Mark and his wife Lauren founded The Pennsylvania Paranormal Association, a resolution based paranormal group, to study paranormal phenomena and help resolve hauntings for clients. Mark has been featured for his expertise various television series including Destination America’s, THE HAUNTED, Travel Channel’s, PARANORMAL SURVIVOR, HAUNTED HOSPITALS and PARANORMAL 911, and hosted the PARANORMAL SCIENCE talk-show on WILK Newsradio 103.1FM in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania area. Mark has assisted in the development of many paranormal teams in the United States and abroad.
Virginiarose Centrillo has worked with The Pennsylvania Paranormal Association and other Paranormal Teams throughout her career. Contributed insights to “The Upper Darby Poltergeist”, by TV’s “Paranormal 911’s”, Mark Keyes. Virginiarose has worked many hauntings, readings, and lectures. She’s so renowned for her gifts, they call her ‘The House Whisperer”. She’s has also been featured in several episodes of Destination America’s “The Haunted”
DJ STEVE SIDEWALK
will be returning to spin 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. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/djstevesidewalk
With a Witchy Goth vibe Metamorph music is a pulse driven entry into other dimensions of song and dance. Casting a spell with their new single “Spelldance” available everywhere. Magical in concert, and on their two albums “the 4 Elements” and “Ether”. Over 100,000 views on the Metamorph Youtube channel and concerts in the USA, Canada, Costa Rica and Guatemala. Performances are a vortex of melody, throbbing rhythms and ritualistic visuals when Margot Day’s multi-range vocals and mastery of the flute entwine and merge with Kurtis Knight’s guitar/keys, Anomaly ‘s fiery Bass, Joe Netzel’s drums, and dancers Rivqah Cas and Kitten. Metamorph is music for morphing inviting the listener to “become the Dragon, the Visionary, the Witch….”.
will be returning to join our paranormal investigating team. G-K2 Paranormal have been investigating the paranormal for 5+ years throughout Pennsylvania. They have assisted many local groups at some of the most haunted locations in PA.
PARANORMAL SPIRIT FINDERS
Lehigh Valley’s #1 paranormal investigators return. The Paranormal Spirit Finders have been investigating the paranormal since 2013 in many areas within Pennsylvania. Founded by head investigators, Jim Smith and Nolan Fry, PSF have investigated private residences, restaurants, hotels, graveyards, old burial grounds, historical sites, and even an old quarry. Much of the team consists of hobbyists, historians, spiritualists, psychics, and even skeptics, together they work on getting to the bottom of every experience.
KRYSTAL MADISON ” The Witch of Sleepy Hollow”
Krystal (Garcia) Madison, known as “The Witch of Sleepy Hollow” is a Puerto Rican Bruja de nacimiento (Natural born witch), Espiritista and Sancista, (Umbanda Boricua) born into a family of Brujos and Santeras on her maternal side from Fajardo, Puerto Rico, and Hungarian gypsy on her paternal side.
She embraces both sides of her ancestral lineage of magick; the European influences and practices of folk magic and traditional witchcraft of her father’s side, and the Afro- Caribbean and Native American traditions of her mother’s side. Member of the Wiccan Family Temple in Brooklyn, NY, and dedicates her life in service to the magical arts.
Raised in the Catholic Church, she incorporates folk Catholicism and Ancestral veneration (Espiritismo) is a prominent aspect of her practice, and has extensive knowledge of working with Catholic Saints.
Starr is a Trini-Canadian transplant, who fell in love with the magickal arts at a tender age. Began practicing as a Witch in the late seventies, became an independent scholar, with interests including many forms of divination, WitchCraft in all its many facets – spell-casting, amulets, traditional and spiritual healing, Mysteries of Egypt, British Isles, Celtic, Faery, Green Magicks, magickal oils, perfumes, incense, mythology, folklore, Obeah and the magicks of the Angels. Completed her training under the wise teachings of Laurie Cabot in 1994.
Starr is the Founder and Elder of the NYC Wiccan Family Temple, the first Witch Temple ordaining its Priest/Priestesses to be licensed State Reverends. She has been organizing and serving the New York City Pagan Community since 1994, sharing with others her many passions of the Craft providing lectures, workshops, public rituals, celebrations and festivals… She has now formed and runs the Annual WitchsFest USA – A Pagan St. Faire and the Witches Masquerade Ball in New York City.
FRANK THE TAROT GUY
Frank the Tarot Guy joined us on 2019 as a vendor and returns this year as a presenter. Frank has been studying the Tarot and Witchcraft for over 20 years. Starting up “Frank the Tarot Guy” in 2018m he absolutely loves being able to help people find their way using Tarot as a guide. In addition to reading Tarot, He holds a degree in Visual Arts and is a certified teacher.
Damien Dylan is a life long musician, Reiki master, tarot, reader, practicing witch and meditation instructor. Damien’s unique practices combine the techniques of guided meditation, and traditional meditation with music as sound vibration to facilitate an inward journey to self discovery.
REV. SENSEI GLENDA DAWSON
Glenda is an Ordained Non-Denominational Minister and the current Matriarch of many generations of gifted women! She has been a certified as a Usui Reiki Master/Teacher for over 20 years, offering private and public energy balancing sessions based on these ancient and sacred healing arts.
Glenda is also a well known, successful, and documented psychic, medium and channeler whose diverse Empathic abilities overlap several different classifications. She also is a highly skilled as a Card Reader; practiced in many diverse decks and spreads.
Glenda has facilitated over 900 classes and workshops on many various subjects and types. Whether private, group, in person or distant through the net.
Glenda also facilitates Paranormal Remediation and Resolution all across the United States, where she has participated in all aspects of private and public paranormal investigations with specific attention paid to addressing and uncovering fraud. She has successfully managed a wide variety of levels of activity and entities from mischievous earthbound to violently chaotic. Glenda always practices from a foundation of serving greatest good, at all levels.
ROBERT A BARTLETT
Robert A Bartlett is a World renowned Author and Teacher of Practical Alchemy. He was a long time student of and Mentored by Frater Albertus ,( The Alchemists Handbook, Founder of Paracelsus College SLC); and became his Cheif Chemist and Director of Research at Paralab. Students at that time were Israel Regardie, Hans Nietzel to name a few. He is also a Welsh Trad HP, Lord Silverhawk. His current books are Real Alchemy, A Primer of Practical Alchemy, The Way of the Crucible and the Temper of Herbs as well as soon to be released, The Book of Antimony.
He resides in the NW where he teaches at his home Laboratory