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'RitualCravt School' is an eclectic collective of vetted paths and traditions to guide you with skill and wisdom towards the consciousness of you own transformation, willful intent and virtues. We are rooted in Denver, Colorado and host a full staff of credible teachers as well as trusted guest teachers that we work closely with. It's our priority to hold true to these professional standards and code of ethics.
As we continue to grow as a community, we are pleased to now provide our school online and wish to invite you to explore our synergic library.
Sterling Moon has been reading tarot cards for over 24 years. A friend’s sister gave her a deck when she was just a teenager and tarot and connecting with the divine became a permanent part of her life.She’s been an intuitive, empath, and “seer” her whole life, with a particular knack for connecting with those who have passed beyond the veil. She prides herself on being a “practical mystic” who can make the esoteric accessible to everyone. Sterling began reading tarot and teaching professionally in 2013 and enjoys providing readings, workshops, and private parties for a variety of individuals, businesses, and organizations. Learn more about her work at www.sterlingmoontarot.com, and come sit with her at Ritualcravt every other Sunday. Follow along with Sterling via Instagram @sterlingmoontarot
Tonja Reichley, Herbalist (Bsc, MBA), Ritualist and Author, has been teaching herbal classes rooted in Irish traditions, healing and spirituality for 15 years. She has lived part time on the west coast of Ireland for 12 years, continually learning from the land, the plants and the Ancestors as well as her teacher Gina McGarry, whom she studied with in a three-month immersion in 2001, in residence in Ireland. She graduated from the Rocky Mountain School of Botanical Medicine in 2000, began her first herbal business, MoonDance Botanicals, in 2002. She opened a store-front in Denver Colorado in 2004, had a thriving herbal business and sold it to long-time customers in 2016 where it is still a cornerstone of the herbal scene in Denver and beyond.
Tonja Reichley spends her time in the urban alleyways of Denver and on the windswept coast of western Ireland foraging for wild herbs to nourish, heal and revitalize the whole self: body, mind and spirit. She loves the power and connection of ritual and ancient Celtic monastic traditions. She practices alchemy through the synchronicities of the natural world and her own connection to the healing arts, inspired by Brighid of Kildare, Irish goddess and saint.
Tonja has lead sacred journeys to Ireland for 12 years and continues to do so, including a two week Herb School and a Mystery School inititation. These journeys inspire pilgrims with the holy landscape: deepening through ritual, prayer, intention, opening to the mysteries of ancient sites and herbal thresholds.
In 2017 she published Wild Irish Roots: A Seasonal Guidebook to Herbs, Ritual and Connection and her Way of Brighid Oracle Cards have been selling worldwide for many years.
Facebook: Dancing with the Wild
Samuel McCabe is a visual artist, educator, ceremonial witch, and tarot reader at Ritualcravt. He has fourteen years of experience with ceremonial magick in group and solitary settings. He offers classes in ceremonial magick, Mesopotamian religion and Tarot de Marseille. His classes are founded on his personal research into the historical and anthropological origins and methods of magick. Samuel teaches using a project-based approach that inspires creativity and independence in his students. You can follow and connect with Samuel via Instagram @thepeacockgrimoire
Leah Samuels, creator of Moonlight Offerings is enthralled with the ancient language of astrology. Astrology gives voice and validation to our experiences and struggles. It paints a holistic picture, and serves as a soulful expression of our lives. Leah approaches your astrology chart with a lunar lens, working as an intuitive guide through the many phases and transitions life brings.
As an astrologer, artist, and educator, Leah believes in individual & collective transformation through these creative mediums. The Moon is her muse. Leah has a Virgo Sun/Sagittarius Moon/Pisces Rising. She is passionate about painting, social justice, & magick. Leah trained under the brilliant author & late astrologer Kelly Lee Phipps and completed the Tao of Astrology course. She studied Fine Art, Education, and Contemplative Psychology at Naropa University and Art Education at MSU Denver. Leah was a teacher before she was an astrologer, and it is her dream to combine these two skill sets to offer astrology classes & workshops to you.
Come sit with her at Ritualcravt, and learn much more at www.moonlightofferings.com and connect with Leah via Instagram @moonlight_offerings
Emily Joy is a rune worker and the artist behind Wood Fire Ink. She first discovered the runes about eight years ago, and has become more and more immersed in their history and lore ever since. The runes are a tool to be used on the journey toward personal understanding. She uses this understanding and study to create runes and bindrunes by galdring, or singing in ceremony. Emily Joy is passionate about educating others on all that the runes have to offer, and wants everyone to be able to access this ancient knowledge wherever they go. Learn more about the runes and her work by following her Instagram account, @woodfireink, or sit with her as she does a full rune casting every other Sunday from 3-6.
Renna Shesso is a shamanic healing practitioner and teacher, professional tarot reader, priestess of the Craft, and writer. She began exploring magical knowledge-paths as a young adult, learning astrology from her grandmother, and has expended her interests exponentially in the decades since then. In addition to her own self-published zines on magical workings, Renna is the author of Planets for Pagans and Math for Mystics (both published by Weiser Books). While privileged to study with many fine teachers, she turns to Nature Herself as the ultimate teacher and healer. Learn more about Renna and her work at www.RennaShesso.com
Rory Lula McMahan
Rory Lula McMahan has always been captivated by the beauty of the soul. An Intuitive Diviner, she has been a practicing Witch and Pagan Priestess for more than 20 years and has an intimate knowledge of creating sacred experiences in coven, solitary, community, and temple environments. Rory’s extensive and varied spiritual trainings allow her to connect her clients with their highest purpose and most intentional path through divination, ancestral work, ritual, symbol, and simple physical tools. Owner of The Sacred Table, author of Instagram’s Daily Draw @rorylula, and selected as Westword Best of Denver 2017, she teaches classes and workshops across Denver, priestesses the Ritualcravt Year-Long Coven training, and mentors private clients across the country in the art of leading spiritually authentic lives. You can find her divining and teaching at Ritualcravt, connect with her on Facebook at The Sacred Table, on Instagram @rorylula, or learn more by visiting www.thesacredtable.com. She offers honor to her teachers and ancestors, and she is humbled to serve you on your unfolding path.
Brittany V. Drinnon
Brittany Drinnon is a community herbalist and has a deep adoration for plants. She works closely with the herbs and botanical elements that are connected to her Samoan and Japanese ancestors. Brittany respects and honors the roots of herbalism and peoples from which this knowledge comes from. She focuses on social justice healing and the herbal connection with the death positive movement.
Her background is a blend of guidance from local, experienced mentors and her own focus and drive. She’s the Ritualcravt store manager, Proprietress of RitualCravt School and part of the house witches who tend to the the shop. Brittany believes that the wild spirit of plants want to connect with us if we are willing to listen. Follow her work on Instagram at @overgrown_nightshade
Cooper Kaminsky is an artist, diviner and teacher of intuitive magick. He is a practical Witch and professional Tarot reader, as well as a creative working in the spiritual, artistic, and human planes. He has studied traditional Kabbalah, esoterica, divination, and ritual work, giving him 10+ years knowledge in Judaic mysticism, Witchcraft, Oracle and Akashic Records work, and Practical Magick. His approach to magick is queer friendly and inclusive- elevated and conversational, welcoming insight and rebirth into everyday life paths.
Cooper has a passion for good coffee, 60’s rock, Victoriana, and poetry. He welcomes you to dance in realms of creativity, energy, symbology, and transformation. You can connect with him via Instagram @cooperkaminsky.
Raven Rose is a womb health herbalist, 4th generation tarot reader, and medicine woman who shares the knowledge of her lineage and the lineage of her teachers. She studied herbalism, womb massage, and spiritual healing in the mountain west region of the US, the Yucatan, and the Peruvian Amazon. Her practice Moon Medicine draws on herbalism, ancestor work, and spiritual healing to address physical and emotional imbalances. For Raven, tarot is a tool she uses to connect with helpful ancestors and spirit guides to give you clarity on your path. Pulling from her Caribbean heritage, she helps you further tap into your guidance with herbal remedies. You’ll often find Raven teaching classes on plant spirits, dreamwork, herbal tarot, and womb wisdom.
Michelle VanderHouwen is the owner of Oak and Hawthorn and provides the plant babies for Ritualcravt’s annual plant sale. Throughout all her years, she has studied art as a window into Spirit and the psyche, and Nature has been her church. Michelle believes that our hands are magnificent communicators. When we let them dig, sculpt, draw, scrape, tie and sew, we are sending messages to and from Heart Center. Our hands, full of sensation but devoid of reasoning, can create pure, honest prayer. In Michelle’s classes she teaches, with a variety of tools, different ways of accessing Spirit using our hands and hearts. Her goal is to help us all access the knowing we had at birth. Michelle is deeply knowledgeable about the spiritual wisdom of nature, studied Shamanic Herbalism with Darcey Blue, and walks with the soul of a Witch. Discover her creations at www.etsy.com/shop/OakandHawthorn and connect with Michelle via Instagram @oakandhawthorn
Sadie Garner graduated from the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism as a Certified Herbalist in 2016, and has 360 hours of training in herbal pharmacy, phytochemistry, human anatomy & physiology, pathology, field botany & plant identification, holistic nutrition, aromatherapy, and flower essences. Immediately after graduating, Sadie began Earth Witch Herbals, an all-natural, vegan health & wellness company dedicated to providing plant-based medicine to all beings on the planet. As an Herbalist and Hedge Witch, Sadie is committed to helping others understand the chemical constitution of medicinal plants and how their abilities work to transmute physical, mental, and spiritual healing. You can follow her adventures in hedge witchcraft on her IG: @greenwitchmedicin
Genie Hobbs is a shamanic practitioner, ceremonialist and psychotherapist here in Denver. She has studied for more than 17 years with The PowerPath in Santa Fe. Her shamanic experiences include deep personal work with indigenous healers from the Huichol, Q’ero and Shipibo traditions. She combines new thought with ancient indigenous wisdom to support a connection to your heart, inner wisdom, and personal power. She is also a board member for the Society for Shamanic Practice.
Follow her on Instagram: @theshamanicway
Amber Raye Ellis, MA, LAC, is a therapist and archetypal guide that has her degree from Pacifica Graduate Institute in depth psychotherapy. She uses myth, fairy tales and images to help people uncover the unconscious patterns that guide their life experiences. Amber is Hellenistic in her Pagan practice and has worked in dedicated coven environments for over a decade.
Naomi is an avid dreamer, oil painter and mystical Jewish witch. She has been channeling prophetic dreams and making artwork as long as she can remember. Using meditation, guided imagery, active imagination and the expressive arts Naomi can help guide you in working with the unique visual metaphors of your dreams and nightmares. Bringing dreams to life through artwork creates space for the depths of the soul to be expressed and honored. Her authentic, accessible and down to earth approach can gently bring deep aspects of psyche to the surface. In letting the images speak we can access our own ancient and intuitive wisdom. Dreams are multi-dimensional; they encompass our deepest fears, collective human experience, and talented creative spirit. Whether you have many dreams to work with or a single powerful one, learning to tap into this well of psychic information can accelerate growth and transformation. You are most welcome to attend her dreamwork groups at Ritualcravt or contact her for individual dream divination and readings.
Kaedrich Olsen has been an ardent student of Old Norse literature and spirituality, concentrating upon the runes and various esoteric paradigms from an early age. These studies helped him to uncover secrets lying at the heart of Norse mysticism which directly correlate to modern understandings of the psyche and behavior. His ongoing spiritual work gives clarity and guidance through the trials and tribulation of life in the 21st century.
Jess is a Denver-based artist who creates small sculptures and jewelry using elements of nature. She finds inspiration in science, magic, and the natural world and explores themes of death, conservation, and the beauty of decay. The materials used in her artwork include insects, bones, moss, flowers, and crystals. She assembles these items into tiny environments called “Curioscapes”. They are inspired by the assemblages of natural curiosities found in the Wunderkammer, or Curiosity Cabinets of sixteenth century Europe.
The artist’s choice of material reflects her desire to highlight the beauty of the darker side of life. Many of the specimens found in her Curioscapes are imperfect, with broken wings, missing limbs, or faded colors. The specimens used in these pieces, found already dead and sometimes in states of decay, are preserved and given new life as pieces of art. Her art serves as a ritual practice, each piece created with intention and love, and honoring the creatures that are preserved within.
Jess holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art, and her love of insects has brought her back to school to study biology. She is a volunteer at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science where she has been trained in pinning, preserving, and identifying insects. She is passionate about conservation and educating others about insects and other living creatures that are vital to our ecosystem.
Loretta Ledesma, founder of the Mile High Conjure Gala is a Santisima Muerte devotee and practitioner who has had a relationship with the Santa Muerte for many years. She approaches the work from an eclectic and close relationship with the dead. Loretta walks her spiritual path openly and comfortably with the less freely-talked about workings and brings deep knowledge and experience of this strangely beautiful wisdom to her teachings. Loretta teaches at as well as co-runs the Ritualcravt School in Denver, Colorado.
Follow her on Instagram @thedeathwitch
Contact The School
Please direct all inquiries, and any questions, to Learn@Ritualcravt.com