Laurie Lovekraft is a ritualist, magical practitioner, performer, and writer with more than 30 years experience. She is a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California’s Department of Religious Studies and is a contributor to the Huffington Post’s Religion section. 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’s background includes the Reclaiming Tradition, Tibetan Buddhism, Wicca, Thelema, Feri with Gabriel Carrillo, and herbalism. She has taught and performed at the Starwood Festival, PantheaCon, the Conference on Current Pagan Studies, Pantheon Foundation’s Pagan Activism Conference, Burning Man, and the Women’s Goddess Festival. She studied North Indian Classical vocal music with Shabda Kahn, plays the doumbek, djimbe, frame drum, bodhran and guitar, and recorded with Sharon Knight, Robin Silver, Rachel Tree, Tim Gennert and Steve Gordon (Sequoia Records).
A graduate of the Berkeley Psychic Institute’s Women’s Clairvoyant Training program, Laurie was a founding member of the Crescent Hellions, a Northern California public ritual collective and coven with Sam Webster, Tara Webster, Sharon Knight, and Winter. She also co-founded Reclaiming LA (affiliated with the Reclaiming Tradition), Redwood Magic Family Camp, and produced Starhawk’s Southern California Spiral Dance ritual for five years.
Laurie is a long-time activist and forest defender who advocates for environmental and social justice causes.