Lisa is always interested in sharing her practical view about spirituality, cyber community, and witchcraft and has presented a variety of workshops on these topics over the years. She can be reached through the Contact page on this website. If recordings of her appearances are available to the public, they are linked below.
Appearances and Workshops
Changing Times, Changing World Conference, November 12, 9am Eastern and “Magical Group Dynamics: Working Together” and November 13th, 3:45pm Eastern “Panel: Who Are We?” with Oberon G’Zell, Sara Mastros, and Tchipakkan. Access available on YouTube for a small fee.
LlewellynCon – June 23rd, 11am, “The Imposter Witch: How to Correctly Build Your Practice”
ev0ke Magazine, August 2022.
Endless Thread podcast, broadcast May 13, 2022, “Cyberwitches: From Zoom rituals to casting spells with emojis”
The Witching Hour with Patti Negri, broadcast September 19, 2022
Mysteries & Monsters with Paul Bestall, broadcast October 3, 2022
Desperate Housewitches (live!) with Raina Starr, broadcast October 27, 2022
The Wheel with Hazel Sargent, broadcast October 24, 2022
Truth Be Told with Bonnie Burkert, October 26, 2022
Millennial Pagans with Autumn, broadcast October 28, 2022
Stirring the Cauldron (live!) with Marla Brooks, broadcast November 3
Boundless Authenticity, with Jehan Sattur, recorded November 14
Witch Wavelength with Sheena Cundy, broadcast November 16
Circle Talk (live!) with Rev. Debra Rose, broadcast December 6
WitchLit with Victoria Raschke, broadcast December 28
The Liberated Healer with Gina Cavalier (recorded, broadcast TBD)
Typical Workshop Presentations
Conflict, Change, and Creating Community — Community is built from groups and the certain knowledge that conflict is not only certain, but survivable. A healthy group is never stable. It is always changing, growing, re-forming. It cycles from birth, through growth, transformation, stability, then re-formation. It may be in several stages all at once, growing and transforming, stabilizing and growing both. This workshop looks at how to confront conflict and change to bring about community within one’s group.
Cyber Magic and Online Ritual — with other members of my coven I have been doing ritual and magic online since 2000. In this workshop we will look at the difference between physical and virtual ritual including the typical issues and problems with each. Includes a discussion of how to create great cyber ritual.
Discernment and Intent in Crafting a Spiritual Practice — Witchcraft and paganism explicitly offer a place to create a unique spiritual practice with an abundance of potential teachers in a variety of mediums from one on one teaching in a traditional manner to learn as you go with social media videos and books. Each has its positive and negative aspects but all rely on the learner to do the work. For a newcomer, deciding what makes a practice useful relies on their ability to discern its value when obscured by the gadfly of overwhelming variety. This workshop looks at strategies for researching, validating, and using practices that suit an individual spiritual journey.
Three Building Blocks for Creating a Spiritual Practice — Newcomers to alternative spirituality are often overwhelmed by the amount of information available. Discerning the valuable from the dross can be daunting. This workshop offers three foundational practices from which to build a spiritual practice that supports and nurtures your individual needs.
Magical Group Dynamics: Structures and Options — While most magical groups operate within one structure, there are other options. Choosing a group’s structure at the outset can have profound effects on the overall dynamics and long-term stability of the groups. This discussion will touch on the most common structures, their pros and cons, and how your group might shift to a new structure safely.
Magical Group Dynamics: Working Together — A magical group is no stranger to all the energies that arise when people from different backgrounds, holding different points of view, try to get together. Always easy to see when there are problems, the dynamics are happening all the time in a somewhat cyclical fashion. Every group has a natural cycle of evolution, from the time of its formation, dipping in and out, backwards and forwards into various stages, until it arrives (inevitably) at its end. This workshop is a brief look at each stage of the cycle with ways to recognize where your group is at, as well as strategies for coping with the issues typically encountered at each level.
Online Magical Community: A Look Back at 25 Years — At the turn of the century pagans found a new place to share, grow, and work magic. Twenty-five years later many things have changed, some for the better. The last years of lock-down introduced many former skeptics to virtual magic and ritual, bringing a new awareness about the power of the internet. A discussion of cyberspace, virtual community, and the power of online magic.
Pagan Predators — While Pagans are not the only spiritual group with predators, we do face some unique challenges in identifying and punishing perpetrators. This is a workshop where we talk about the problems we encounter as a community and how we might address the issues to create a healthy, safe community.
Don’t feel constrained by these topics! Lisa is always happy to work with you to craft the discussion that would best serve your group.
(new content coming in 2023)
— Pictures (coming)