Caduceus has been practicing in the Reclaiming tradition for years. Through co-created, ecstatic ritual and deep trance work he seeks to mediate the gaps between what was and what could be. Guided by deities ranging from Iberia to Sumeria, including Hermes, Caduceus uses magic and deed to rebuild that ancient, amorphous community, the tribe — for in the tribe, we can all reclaim our birthright while being whole with ourselves and our world.
I am one of the owners of The Green Man Store, and am a Clan member of the Ced Tradition. At The Green Man, I am Chief Cauldron Stirrer, Incense Creator, Ritual Organizer, Spell Candle Dresser, Space Keeper, Ass Kicker, Hedge Rider, and Merry Maker.
Elysia lives a magical life, in a magical cottage, on a large, magical estate, where she creates and puts her own magical stamp on things. No seriously, she does! Where one might think that this leads to a very “Airy Fairy” type of person, she’s really not. Even being a rather strange child, with the ability to see things around others that most would chalk up to a vivid imagination, she remains very sneakily grounded. With both Sun and Moon in Scorpio, it’s no surprise that Elysia was born with the gifts of Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, and Clairsentience, resulting in her being a working Practitioner of Magic for over 20 years. Using these tools to open doors for herself, she developed a unique knack of being able to see and break through patterns that others perpetuate in their lives. Using the help and deep well of her own guides, she is often able to help a person develop a “game plan” on how to address an issue and change the outcome. Add in that she is the creator and force behind Naughty Faery Creations, where she creates crowns, jewelry, and all of the yummy stick incense that you can find currently at The Green Man Store, you will come to see that she works hard to wield change in her own environment as well as others’ whenever and wherever needed. Her honesty and ethics are often found to be refreshing and people often leave their readings feeling more grounded and empowered.
Elysia’s Specialties include:
What she refers to as “The Three C’s” (Clairvoyance, Clairaudience and Clairsentience)
Protection, Cleansing and Warding of Personal Space
Candle Magic (Money, Sexual Connection, Love Attraction, to name a few) (only on days she works the store OR she may make candle suggestions for you)
Natal Chart Interpretation and a better understanding of what certain signs in your life may mean to you
Pathworking and Spiritual Guidance
Faerie and Dragon Bags, (similar to Mojo Bags) (only on days she works the store)
Sigil work for changing current fate (extra charge)
Ginger Baker has been regularly attending Oneness events for over two years and was initiated as a Blessing Giver in September 2014. She has seen many positive transformations in her own life from her work in Oneness and is excited to be sharing Deeksha with the Green Man community. She has also been facilitating events at the Green Man for the last five years, mostly with the Reclaiming Tradition of Wicca.
Griffin Ced is the Virtue holder and Witch Father for the Ced Tradition and family line. Together with Rita Morgan, the Dame and Mother of the Line, they have lead the Line and Tradition in the USA for the past 20 years. Hailing from Britain, Griffin comes from a mix of Hertfordshire Village folk, Romany Gypsy, Essex and London breeding. The Witchblood was passed onto him across the veil from his Great-Grandmother, who having decided it was time to move on, drowned herself in a bucket a year before his birth. He was raised with Spiritualism and good old fashioned British Craft, into which he was initiated in Essex back in 1975. Escaping the soggy isles for the snowy climbs of Norway, a quick tour of Africa and many other strange lands, he finally fell in love with California, making LA his home for the past 24 years! Griffin has been teaching and leading public rituals for the past two decades and is committed to Community-building today at The Green Man store in North Hollywood. Griffin is the Manager of The Green Man, helping to create the magical experience people have come to love with the store. At the Green Man, in addition to Pagan Products, Griffin and his associates offer public rituals and many diverse craft-related classes on a weekly basis.
“Getting a reading from me is like sitting down with an old friend and telling stories. The cards unfold before our eyes laying out the story of you. Looking at issues of love, money, career, etc., I’ll sit and interpret the messages of the cards, and give you guidance to help you make the right choice.”
Growing up, Hovik always had a sense of knowing things and would pick up on people and how they felt. He came across the tarot and was able to use the cards to provide a clear language to convey messages in many areas including love, money, business, career, and even general personal concerns.
Hovik also does traditional coffee ground readings as well–an old practice learned from his family. He is down to earth and straight forward when it comes to readings, but also keeps things relatable and relaxed. He lays the cards out to unfold the story of you.
Hovik studied Wicca with various mentors throughout his youth. As an active practitioner of the magical arts, he can also offer magical solutions to life’s problems.
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Jayson Rivest is a natural empath and intuitive who combines his more than 20 years in the Craft with his 15+ years as a Reiki Master/Teacher to assist his clients in restoring the balance necessary for optimal health. You will be put at ease by his gentle and compassionate nature and by his ability to present foreign concepts in a way that is easy to understand.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It involves the ‘laying on of hands’ and is based on the idea that free flowing life force energy (known as Ki) is necessary for our body/mind/spirit to achieve and maintain optimal health. Reiki is well suited for a wide range of concerns from stress and tension to pain management and healing emotional trauma to name just a few. It works on all levels: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.
- Reiki I/II attunement from Jessica Miller of the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT) [February 2000]
- Reiki I/II attunement from Suzy Peltier [June 2000]
- Advanced Reiki Training & Reiki Master/Teacher attunement from Jessica Miller (ICRT) [June 2001]
- Karuna Reiki® Master attunement from William Rand founder of ICRT and Karuna Reiki® [June 2002 inside Stonehenge]
- 3rd Degree Priest of the Rainbow Warrior Tradition of Witchcraft [in which he is also one of the three founding elders] – http://www.therainbowwarriors.org
Jayson is also training as a Master Aromatherapist and plans to offer aromatherapy consultations in the future. Interested in aromatherapy in the meantime? You can watch some educational videos that Jayson created on his website, Phoenix Flame & Brigit’s Well. There’s no better way to incorporate what you learn than by making your own custom blends using the fine oils available at The Green Man store.
Jill is an owner of The Green Man Store, and a Clan member of the Ced Tradition. At The Green Man, Jill is the Chief Thread Spinner, Keeper of the Kingdom, Denizen of the Rose Castle, Tazmanian Devil, Stone & Crystal Maven, Awesome Jewelry Procurer, and Magical Concierge. A daughter of Dame Fate, Jill can often be found spinning ritual energies into thread on her spinning wheel.
Joe is a father, a college professor, and a writer. He has a doctorate in clinical psychology with an emphasis in the work of Carl Jung, and is a licensed psychotherapist with a practice in the Pasadena area. He is also a certified hypnotist, NLP practitioner and Reiki level 2. Last but not least, Joe is a magickian who has explored and practiced the path of magick for 35 years.
Joe began his studies as a solitary practitioner of Ceremonial Magick. He eventually became a member of three different Golden Dawn Orders, completing his work in the outer order in 2003. Since then, he has continued to study and teach on a broad range of magickal topics and has been a founding member of four magickal/pagan groups: the Kaotic Order of Adventurers Seekers and Sorcerers, The Fellowship of the Gods, The Magus Project, and The Association of Pagan Therapists. He has also studied Qabbalah, Witchcraft, Hoodoo, Thelema, Enochian, Obeah, and Chaos Magic. He will be opening a website of courses on 21st century Kabbalah sometime in October just before the end of the world because — well, when else would a Chaos Magician do something like that?
Joe discovered energy healing intuitively, when he decided to work on himself to relieve a minor problem that wasn’t responding to standard treatments. The positive result of that experiment inspired him to learn more about the human energy field. While studying, he continued to work with healing energy for friends and family. His interest in the subject eventually led him to Reiki, a Japanese form of energy work, and he became a certified as a Reiki Master in 2009.
Following certification, Joe’s working methods continued to evolve; they are now a blend of Reiki and his own intuitively guided technique. This creates sessions that are unique for each recipient.
A person’s energetic condition can influence both his physical and emotional states. Thus, recipients of Joe’s energy work have experienced a wide range of benefits, from relaxation and stress relief to profound personal discovery and revelation.
Joe works exclusively at The Green Man, and is available by appointment on Fridays and weekends.
Julie is currently available for private consultations by appointment only.
Please see the calendar for exact dates.
For more about her consultations, please click here.
Julie James is an herbalist, and director of Green Wisdom Herbal Studies, providing herbal education opportunities for people all over Southern California. After over 2 decades of formal study, apprenticeship, consulting and teaching, she now focuses on expanding understanding of traditional Western herbalism, deep plant love, medicine-making, wellness and holistic nutrition.
Visit her and check out the calendar of upcoming classes and events at Facebook at
Vitalism in healing is a traditional strategy based upon the principle that the healing force of nature is present in every cell of your body. True healing takes place when we allow that Vital Force to support growth and healing on all levels for the fulfillment of each individual’s highest purpose. The Vitalist incorporates all aspects of science, especially physiology and pathophysiology, but equally values knowledge from traditional medicine, empirical observation, instinct & intuition.
An herbal consultation examines many aspects of health. Using a holistic system, we can work together to enhance your health and wellness to optimum levels. We will discuss nutritional status & how the use of herbs, nutritional supplements, dietary & lifestyle changes may contribute to an increased sense of well-being. We will then suggest an herbal formula or formulas specifically designed for the client, if needed. All herbs and nutrients are fully explained so that the client has a firm understanding of the suggested protocol and expected outcome.
In further consultation, any medications that the client is taking may be evaluated to reduce the risk of any negative interactions with the herbs and supplements.
These consultations are for educational purposes only, and do not replace the services of a licensed physician. Julie James is not a Medical Doctor, and does not diagnose or treat disease. If you are sick, you should see your medical doctor.
Rev. Dr. Karen Tate – author, teacher, speaker, radio show host and social justice activist. Named One of the 13 Most Influential Women in Goddess Spirituality and a Wisdom Keeper of the Goddess Spirituality Movement, Karen hosts the long-running show, Voices of the Sacred Feminine on Blog Talk Radio, considered a treasure trove of wisdom by listeners and peers.
Tate’s work has been highlighted in the Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times and other major newspapers. She is interviewed regularly in print, on television and on national public radio and hosts her own show, Voices of the Sacred Feminine Radio considered a treasure trove of insight and wisdom for our time. Her published articles have appeared in both domestic and international publications since 1995.
She is on the Editorial Board of the journal, Goddess Theology and a founding Board of Directors member of the Institute for Theology and Deasophy. She is currently a contributing writer to Sacred History Magazine, Mystic Pop, Circle News, the Beltane Papers, and other domestic and international print and online magazines. Karen has also contributed to the following books: Heart of a Woman in Business, Waters of Life, Goddess Guide to Business Bliss, Jesus, Muhammad and the Goddess, Daughter of the Sun: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Sekhmet, Whatever Works: Feminists of Faith Speak, Pagan Leadership: An Anthology on Building Healthy Groups and Communities and Jesus Through Pagan Eyes. As the Los Angeles Women’s and Goddess Spirituality columnist for The Examiner she regularly covers events in Southern California related to spirituality, women’s issues, political activism and arts and culture.
Laurie Lovekraft is a ritualist, magical practitioner, performer, and writer. Over the past 30 years she has studied Reclaiming Tradition, Tibetan Buddhism, Wicca, Thelema, Feri Tradition, and herbalism.
Laurie is a contributor to the Huffington Post’s Religion section and is a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California’s Department of Religious Studies. Her writings have appeared in Green Egg, Widdershins, and PanGaia Magazine. Laurie was interviewed for the book Modern Pagans: an Investigation of Contemporary Ritual by John Sulak and V. Vale (RE/Search Publications) and contributed to Pat Califia and Drew Campbell’s book Bitch Goddess: The Spiritual Path of the Dominant Woman (Greenery Press).
Laurie has taught and performed at the Starwood Festival,PantheaCon, Ancient Ways Festival, Burning Man, the Women’s Goddess Festival, the Harmony Festival’s Techno Tribal Dance, Cross Pollinate Women’s Gatherings, and Code Pink Women for Peace’s annual activist bootcamp. She studied North Indian Classical vocal music with Shabda Kahn, plays doumbek, djimbe, frame drum, bodhran and guitar, and has recorded with Sharon Knight, Robin Silver, Rachel Tree, Tim Gennert, and Sequoia Records‘ Steve Gordon.
A graduate of the Berkeley Psychic Institute’s Women’s Clairvoyant Training program, for many years Laurie co-led seasonal rituals at Ocean Song Farm & Wilderness Center (Sonoma County, CA) and priestessed with the Church of All Worlds. She was a founding member of the Crescent Hellions, a Northern CA public ritual collective with Sam Webster, Tara Webster, Sharon Knight, and Winter. She also co-founded Reclaiming LA, a community in the greater Los Angeles area affiliated with the Reclaiming Tradition. Laurie currently produce’s Starhawk’s annual Los Angeles Spiral Dance & community workshop and serves the pagan community as a Reclaiming teacher.
Laurie holds a Masters in Cultural Anthropology with a focus on Environmental Ethics. She is long-time activist and forest defender passionate about environmental and social justice causes.
Mike is Senior Druid of about 30 NeoPagan Druids in the Los Angeles area that call themselves Raven’s Cry Grove, ADF. Calling himself a Pagan since 2000, he was a member and then leader of the Pagan group at his UU church. When the Pagan group faded away, he found Raven’s Cry Grove’s Beltaine ritual in 2005 and was chosen by lot the King of May. Well, how could he not join the group then? He’s been an officer of the grove since that Samhain, and Senior Druid since 2010. Mike is also the Senior Clerk for the Reformed Druids of Gaia, an international organization closely aligned with the Reformed Druids of North America. Plus, he is a 16 year very active member of the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Newbury Park , having been on its Board of Trustees and currently serving the membership and the worship committees. Mike is a retired computer engineer and manager with a BS from Oregon Stare and MS from USC. A continuing student of philosophy and history, he recently completed an online course in Ancient Philosophy, and labels himself a Stoic leaning Modern Animist.
Monica was born and raised on the east coast, and migrated to L.A. in 1993. She is clairvoyant and clairaudient, and uses both of these gifts in her Tea Leaf Readings. She has been a spiritual adviser for over 20 yrs. Her gifts first showed themselves through dreams and evolved later into reading the leaves. During the reading, Monica works with her spirit guide, who aids with the information that is given. Also during her readings, animals will appear, which have their own special meanings, lessons, warnings, or information for the querent. She has studied and learned the language of the animal messengers. She finds the Tea Leaves to be a very accurate system of getting the information that is needed.
Monica teaches Candle Magic and Pendulum classes at The Green Man, and dresses custom candles for customers. She also is available to scry (read) the remnants of a spell candle to give further insight.
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Messages from your Dreams a blog by Monica
My great joy is helping folks discover their innate tools of trance, vision, and voice, so that they can build meaningful, honest friendships with spirits + especially their own.
I’m a student and a teacher, a writer and a reader, a guide and a seeker. I’m a traditional spiritworker and rootdoctor from Texas, now a long-term resident of Los Angeles. I offer rituals, events, and classes at The Green Man. I also offer a free 7-week online series on Spiritwork and an 11-month online Spiritwork group intensive through my personal website.
I’m an initiate of the Ced Tradition of Heretical Witchcraft and Raven’s Cry Grove, Ar nDraiocht Fein, as well as a seer with the House of Brigh. Inseparable from my spiritual work, I’m also a massage and somatic body therapist, a martial artist, a photographer, and a poet. I like long walks on the beach, long stretches of silence, long swords, and long naps.
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Traditional Spiritwork begins with conversations. The stars are singing. The memories in your blood are whispering. Can you hear them? The spiritworker learns the language of the dead, of trees, of the heart. Through these diverse relationships, our worldview evolves and our understanding deepens, just like the expansion we experience if we have the opportunity to visit a foreign country or learn a new language.
Sometimes the conversations lead us to other sacred arts: like the rituals, shrine-keeping, prayers, visionary work, and folk-practices of our ancestors. To me, Traditional doesn’t mean going through the same motions as those who came before. Our animist ancestors didn’t have the internet to look up which color candle to use. They found their own Way. They worked with what they had, they talked with what they found, they saw spirit in everything. The Tradition is heretical, it is the way of finding your own way.
Intuitive Shana is sweet and feisty, and she bites with honesty. She began down her spiritual path at the early age of eight years old with her discovery of the tarot. From there, she began to explore different elements of the spiritual world including the magical practices of her Hawaiian and Italian heritage.
Easy to talk to, she begins each reading by energetically tapping into you and pulling through messages from your Higher Self and spirit guides before moving on to using the tarot, tea leaves, and her intuition to answer your questions and guide to you to a course of action that will assist you in achieving your highest good in any situation.
Experienced in Jorie Energy Healing and Reiki, she offers a mixture of healing modalities to relax and refresh spirit, mind, and body. In healing sessions, Shana uses Universal Life Force energy to balance your chakras, ease aches and pains, and remove energies that do not serve you.
A trained veterinary technician, Shana has taken her healing abilities from the medical world and brought it into a spiritual light. Offering sessions that are a combination of animal communication, energy healing, and training, she is able to bring you peace of mind and offer your pet comfort. Beyond flesh and bone animals, Shana is also in tune with the energy and spirits of animals around us. With the help of meditation, she can guide you in a pathworking to discover your spirit animal, and can teach you how to build a relationship with it.
Shana began her work in the paranormal field, studying with two investigation teams before moving on to form her own group, LA ParaDolls. Acting as the head spiritualist, Shana lends her psychic abilities to families and spirits in need while also using a variety of electronic equipment and other techniques to communicate, record, and solve paranormal phenomenon as well as cleansing and blessing homes.
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Vanina Armendariz learned to do tarot readings at an early age and has been doing readings for over 15 years. She started with Spanish cards & then moved on to other systems of tarot. She is also a clairvoyant, palm reader, psychic medium, and sensitive. She has been featured on TV shows as a ghost magnet, due to her ability to see, hear, and feel, and has witnessed overwhelming events as a shaman’s apprentice.
Vanina is a ghost hunter and a member of two paranormal teams: Yussi’s Paranormal, and Claranormal. She has always been drawn to the occult, so she studied every inch & branch of the occult sciences, becoming knowlegeable in witchcraft, spells, candle preparation, demonology, healing, herbs, oils, occult items, etc.