Music / Video / Writing

Melodic Mystery: Ritual Music from Reclaiming Tradition is the latest release from Reclaiming & Friends, curated and produced by Eileen Hazel and George Franklin. Featuring songs by Laurie Lovekraft, Suzanne Sterling, Starhawk, Beverly M. Frederick, Moonrise, Irene Rojas-Carroll, Amy Clarke, and more.

The album concludes with a special guest appearance by Robert Gass & On Wings of Sound, singing a favorite circle-opening song.

Laurie Lovekraft is a ritualist, performer, and writer/editor with more than 30 years experience. She has been a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California’s Department of Religious Studies and 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 Irisanya Moon’s new book Honoring the Wild: Reclaiming Witchcraft and Environmental Activism (Moon Books).

Laurie also contributed to Pat Califia and Drew Campbell’s book Bitch Goddess: The Spiritual Path of the Dominant Woman (Greenery Press) and is the editor of Teen Earth Magic (Reclaiming Press) as well as The Homo Heroes 7-book graphic novel series.

Laurie’s background includes the Reclaiming Tradition, Tibetan Buddhism, Wicca, Thelema, Feri Tradition, and western 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. As a musician, 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 program, Laurie was a founding member of the Crescent Hellions, a Northern California public ritual collective and coven with Sam Webster, Tara Webster, Winter, and Sharon Knight. 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.