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RitualCravt School is an eclectic community of paths and traditions to guide you with skill and wisdom towards the consciousness of your own transformation, willful intent, and virtues. We are rooted in Denver, Colorado and host a full staff of credible, vetted teachers as well as trusted guest teachers whom 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 synergistic library of classes and workshops.
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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 18 years.
Tonja Reichley, Herbalist (Bsc, MBA), Ritualist and Author, has been teaching herbal classes rooted in Irish traditions, healing and spirituality for 18 years. She has lived part time on the west coast of Ireland for 13 years, continually learning from the land, the plants, the people and the Ancestors as well as from her teacher Gina McGarry, whom she studied with in a three-month immersion in 2001, in residence in Ireland and continues to learn from. Tonja graduated from the Rocky Mountain School of Botanical Medicine in 2000 and began her first herbal business, MoonDance Botanicals, in 2002. She opened a store-front in Denver Colorado in 2004, had a thriving herbal shop until selling it to long-time customers in 2016 to pursue her passion of teaching herbs and ritual full time.
Tonja has led sacred journeys to Ireland for 13 years including a two week Herb School over Summer Solstice and pilgrimages for Beltaine and Autumn Equinox. She teaches a year-long Mystery School which begins and ends at Samhain and includes initiation in Ireland. New in summer 2020, will be a two week Priestess School, in residence in Ireland.
She is the author of Wild Irish Roots: A Seasonal Guidebook to Herbs, Ritual and Connection and the Way of Brighid Oracle Cards, dedicated to Irish goddess and saint Brighid.
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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
Lisa Martinez is a board-certified Doctor of Natural Medicine who walks the traditional healing and spiritual path of Curanderismo.
Lisa Martinez is a board-certified Doctor of Natural Medicine who walks the traditional healing and spiritual path of Curanderismo. This path can be described as a multifaceted blend of healing practices from the past and present that include indigenous folk medicine modalities from Mesoamerica to Africa and it strongly influenced by Spanish Spiritualism and Judaism. Her family roots are from Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado where curanderismo was and still is an enriching and common way of life. Lisa’s grandmothers were her biggest influences providing her a lifelong apprenticeship. These teachings lead to the development of sacred connections with plants, stones and spiritual practices that are used to help others in their journey to emotional, mental, physical and spiritual healing.
Private sessions with Lisa are holistic and intuitive in nature and are personalized to include the body-mind-spirit connection in conjunction with the cosmic energies, ancestors, santos, angels, and guides. Her therapies and modalities utilize a variety of traditional techniques such as platica (heart to heart conversation), body work, sacred plants, aromatherapy, dream analysis and use of obsidian to encourage and engage the body’s innate healing response. Her practice also includes limpias (spiritual cleansings) and end of life transitions.
Lisa is a registered Psychotherapist with the State of Colorado. She is a student of La Maestra Clarissa Pinkola Estés and has attended many years of her trainings via the Archetypal and Cross Cultural Studies Institute. She is also a participant of The International Collaboration of Indigenous Healers, Curanderos, Sanadores y Shamans which originated in the sacred mountains of the Tepoztlan Valley in Mexico.
When able, Lisa supports clinical sites and community outreach operations in collaboration with others in the Denver Metro area providing culturally based services and education. You can follow Lisa on Instagram @Itzpapalotl74
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
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
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.
Kaedrich Olsen author of Runes for Transformation and founder of GaldraKraft, has been an ardent student of Old Norse literature, runes and mysticism for 30 years. Building upon the wisdom from the Viking rune masters, he has developed practical techniques for transforming one’s life. The people he helps learn to connect with and become the embodiment of their own higher being. In doing so, they surmount the blocks which have prevented them from achieving their ideal lives and become the creators of their own greatest reality.
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: @greenwitchmedicine
Brother Moses is a cultural anthropologist, folklorist, spiritual minister and professional reader and conjure worker based in Colorado.
Brother Moses is a cultural anthropologist, folklorist, spiritual minister and professional reader and conjure worker based in Colorado.
He has been steeped in his family’s old world folk magic traditions since childhood, and has spent decades studying the religion, spirituality, and magical practices of humans across time and civilizations while staying grounded in contemporary urban spiritual practice.
Working primarily in folk magical traditions–which he terms “the magic of pragmatism”– Brother Moses approaches spiritual work from first principles and core metaphysics, examining magical techniques and technologies to distill essential frameworks and parameters for their operation. By comparing methods, paradigms, and approaches across cultures, he discovers often surprising unities and similarities in magical understanding and application across the world and the ages.
Concerned with plants and bones, spirits and folk saints, Psalms and prayers, lamps and candles, amulets and talismans, oils and incense, dolls, jars, bags, dirt, and the other magical tools of everyday life, his conjure is a concentrated blend of the proven traditions and practices of the ancestors who depended on them, and the spiritual and material sciences they observed and derived.
You can follow his work and connect with Brother Moses on Instagram @hoodoomoses
Samuel Nez is Diné (of the Navajo Nation) and Mexica, born and raised near Shiprock, New Mexico on the Navajo Reservation and incorporates the healing traditions from both sides of his family.
Samuel Nez is Diné (of the Navajo Nation) and Mexica, born and raised near Shiprock, New Mexico on the Navajo Reservation and incorporates the healing traditions from both sides of his family. Over the years, Samuel has traveled and studied with traditional healers, curanderos/curanderas, shamans and medicine men and women in the Southwestern United States and Mexico. He developed a relationship with the sacred fire at a young age and has been a firekeeper for the temezcal and inipi sweat lodges for many years.
As a board-certified Doctor of Natural Medicine and a practitioner of Curanderismo he utilizes a variety of therapies and modalities in his private practice. Samuel is also a Registered Psychotherapist with the State of Colorado and a certified NADA Acu-Detox Specialist. He is a student of La Maestra Clarissa Pinkola Estés and has attended many years of her trainings via the Archetypal and Cross-Cultural Studies Institute. Samuel is also a participant of the International Collaboration of Indigenous Healers Curanderos, Sanadores and Shamans which originated in the Sacred Mountains of Tepoztlan Valley in Mexico.
You can follow Samuel on Instagram @samzen812
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
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.
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.
Davidia is a Yoga Teacher, Intuitive Tarot Reader & Witch.
Davidia is a Yoga Teacher, Intuitive Tarot Reader & Witch. She believes in teaching Yoga and Reading Tarot in a way that serves to create a context for Inner Healing, Alignment, Connection and Expansion. Teaching others to use the feedback they receive from the body and the cards to gain clarity and presence. It’s about working with yourself and not against yourself. Davidia’s intention is to craft her Classes in a way that allows you to explore your innermost landscape connecting you to your magic, discovering your own Physical, Mental and Spiritual Information. The invitation is to then take the insights and guidance presented and utilize it to move forward. She encourages students to be present with themselves where they are, while working to get to who they want to be. Davidia’s work is informed by over seven years of professional experience with holding space for others, and years of her own personal healing work with her teachers, spirit and guides. Her classes weave together her knowledge of Yoga, Tarot, The Moon, Ritual and Witchcraft. Davidia offers up her work in service of the Collective. She wishes to state explicitly that Healing work is for EVERYONE. The space that she holds is, and always will be as Accessible, Safe, Trauma Informed, Supportive, and Nurturing an environment as possible for those from and experiencing all walks of life.
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
Laura Brown has worked as an Intuitive Counselor and Tarot reader for the past 17 years.
Laura Brown has worked as an Intuitive Counselor and Tarot reader for the past 17 years, lending her insight to one-on-one clients, in workshops and privately held gatherings. Laura’s unique reading style weaves together psychic insights with Tarot to provide you with a reading that is rich with detail and colored with depth. Her readings are both reflective, helping you to understand why things are unfolding as they are and your role in this process, as well as predictive, illuminating the paths before you and the probable outcomes with each. Those who Laura works with leave each session empowered with the knowledge of what steps to take and changes to make. Her reading style is very down to Earth, ensuring the insight and action steps are accessible and relatable. In addition to Tarot readings Laura also offers Intuitive Medicine sessions. Intuitive Medicine is an hour long offering combining intuitive dialogue, Tarot and Shamanic energy ceremony. You can learn more about Laura through her website and follow along with her on Instagram
Brittany V. Drinnon
Brittany is a community herbalist with 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 a Ritualcravt manager 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
Emily Joy is a rune worker and the artist behind Wood Fire Ink.
Emily 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.
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