The Sacred Space Conference is the premier annual esoteric conference on the East Coast for intermediate to advanced practitioners. Each year our featured teachers and a host of highly qualified regional teachers offer a wide variety of workshops and rituals developed for a more advanced audience. 

The 2025 Sacred Space Conference is slated for Thursday, March 27th, through Sunday, March 30th, at the Sheraton Baltimore North hotel in Towson, MD. Workshop and Ritual Proposals are being accepted now through September 1st, 2024. Click here to learn more about submitting programming proposals. Click here to register for the Conference.

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Mat Auryn is an influential author and teacher in occultism and witchcraft, with an international audience. His books Psychic Witch, Mastering Magick, and The Psychic Art of Tarot offer practical insights into psychic and magickal practices. He also co-authored Pisces Witch with Ivo Dominguez, Jr. Mat’s work draws from various spiritual and magickal traditions he’s studied and trained in, aiming to synthesize them in accessible and practical ways. Beyond writing, Mat worked for many years as a professional psychic and tarot reader in Salem, Massachusetts, as well as his own private practice. He is on the faculty at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, and co-hosts THE CIRCLE IS podCAST with Rachel True. Residing in California’s Bay Area, he co-owns Datura Trading Co. and Modern Witch University.

T. Thorn Coyle (they/them) worked in many strange and diverse occupations before settling in to write full time. A student of the magical arts for over forty years, they have taught in nine countries, on four continents, and in twenty-five states. A queer, nonbinary, neurodivergent mystic with a chronic illness, Thorn also lives with the after effects of a brain injury. Author of the Seashell Cove Paranormal Mystery series, the Pride Street Paranormal Cozy MysteriesThe Steel Clan SagaThe Witches of Portland, The Mouse Thief Capers, and The Panther Chronicles, Thorn’s multiple non-fiction books include You Are the Spell, Sigil Magic for Writers, Artists & Other CreativesKissing the Limitless, and Make Magic of Your Life. A 20th Anniversary edition of Evolutionary Witchcraft is planned for fall of 2025. Thorn is a former professional dancer, has written and co-produced four music albums, and is an avid amateur photographer. 

Mortellus is a lineaged Third Degree Gardnerian High Priestex of the Long Island Line and author of the award winning Do I Have To Wear Black? and current best-seller The Bones Fall in a Spiral. They are presently hard at work editing Necrobotany, The Morticulture of Death for its spring 2025 release date. In addition to their role as High Priestex, Mortellus is a Mortician, and holds degrees in Design, Education, Fine Arts, and Mortuary Sciences. Their areas of expertise include necromancy, necrobotany, mediumship, and the funerary rites of minority faith groups. Currently residing in Western North Carolina on two acres that doubles as the Covenstead for the Coven of Leaves with their spouse, six-year-old twins, and dog; and generally wishing there was a better way to cram their adult child off at college into a bio, and more time in the day for hiding in the studio and playing with clay. 


Storm Faerywolf is a professional author, experienced teacher, visionary poet, and practicing warlock. He was trained in various streams of magic and witchcraft, most notably the Anderson Faery tradition, where he holds the Black Wand of a Master. He is chancellor of Modern Witch University, co-founder of the Black Rose online course of modern witchcraft, a columnist for the Pagan news site, The Wild Hunt, and is the host of the Witch Power Daily podcast. He has written several books, including The Stars Within the Earth, Betwixt & Between, The Witches’ Name, and The Satyr’s Kiss. For more, visit

Kristoffer Hughes is Chief of the Anglesey Druid Order and the award-winning author of several books that focus on Welsh/Celtic spirituality, mythology and magic. He is a first language native Welsh speaker born to a Welsh family in the mountains of North Wales. He is a Druid and member of the Gorsedd of Bards of the Island of Britain, and a Druid graduate of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, a Mount Haemus Scholar and the designer of three tarot decks. He worked for His Majesty’s Coroner service for 32 years as an Autopsy Technologist and bereavement officer before retiring to become a Welsh language Television presenter. In addition to his role in Welsh TV, he is an active funeral celebrant and consults on the board of religious education in Wales. He is active in the school of the Anglesey Druid Order where he teaches Druidry in the Anglesey tradition. He lives on a small Welsh island with his husband Ian, a cat and three beehives. 

Najah Lightfoot is a multi-award-winning author. She is the author of Powerful Juju: Goddesses, Music & Magic for ComfortGuidance & Protection, and the bestselling Good Juju: Mojos, Rites & Practices for the Magical Soul. She is a regular contributor to the Llewellyn annuals and a contributor to TaschenThe Library of Esoterica -Volume III – Witchcraft. Her magickal staff is on display and part of the permanent collection of the Buckland Museum of Witchcraft, located in Cleveland, Ohio. Najah is an in-demand speaker and presenter for conferences, events, workshops, film and print media. She lives in Denver, Colorado, where the blue skies and the power of the Rocky Mountains uplift and fill her soul. She can be found online at, and

Beverley Smith, also known as “Doctor Beverley” in the Conjure/Hoodoo community, has been a spiritual teacher and civil rights advocate since the early 1990s. She was a teacher and a High Priestess in the Druidic Craft of the Wise: The American Rite for over 20 years. Currently she is a two-headed Conjure Doctor, a bone reader/diviner, and Rootworker who teaches conjure herbal magic. She has curates Doc Bev’s Sacred Herbs – handcrafted Hoodoo products, handmade in small batches, using only the finest ingredients, organic herbs and flowers, and food-grade essential oils. A yoga practitioner of over 30 years, Doctor Beverley is a staunch believer in the Mind-Body-Soul connection. A spoken-word artist and storyteller, social justice is her passion. Her interests include contemporary West Indian folk literature, African-American folk magic, resistance magic, and revolutionary art of all kinds. Doctor Beverley has been a stained glass mosaicist since 1990. She lives in the mountains of Southern California with her family, her flower & vegetable garden, and two fabulous cats.

Mhara Starling was born in North Wales, raised on the Isle of Anglesey, and speaks Welsh as her first language. She is a Swynwraig, a modern day Welsh Witch. Mhara leads Cylch y Sarffes Goch (Circle of the Red Serpent), an intimate Welsh coven operating in the Welsh marches. She is also an Awenydd of the Anglesey Druid Order, a published author, and teaches on the subject of Welsh magic and lore both online and in person.

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