Laurie Lovekraft is a ritualist, magical practitioner, performer, and writer. Over the past 30 years she has studied Reclaiming Tradition, Tibetan Buddhism, Wicca, Thelema, Feri Tradition, and herbalism.
Laurie is a contributor to the Huffington Post’s Religion section and is a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California’s Department of Religious Studies. Her writings have appeared in Green Egg, Widdershins, and PanGaia Magazine. 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 has taught and performed at the Starwood Festival, PantheaCon, Ancient Ways Festival, Burning Man, the Women’s Goddess Festival, the Harmony Festival’s Techno Tribal Dance, Cross Pollinate Women’s Gatherings, and Code Pink Women for Peace’s annual activist bootcamp. She studied North Indian Classical vocal music with Shabda Kahn, plays doumbek, djimbe, frame drum, bodhran and guitar, and has recorded with Sharon Knight, Robin Silver, Rachel Tree, Tim Gennert, and Sequoia Records‘ Steve Gordon.
A graduate of the Berkeley Psychic Institute’s Women’s Clairvoyant Training program, for many years Laurie co-led seasonal rituals at Ocean Song Farm & Wilderness Center (Sonoma County, CA) and priestessed with the Church of All Worlds. She was a founding member of the Crescent Hellions, a Northern CA public ritual collective with Sam Webster, Tara Webster, Sharon Knight, and Winter. She also co-founded Reclaiming LA, a community in the greater Los Angeles area affiliated with the Reclaiming Tradition. Laurie currently produce’s Starhawk’s annual Los Angeles Spiral Dance & community workshop and serves the pagan community as a Reclaiming teacher.
Laurie holds a Masters in Cultural Anthropology with a focus on Environmental Ethics. She is long-time activist and forest defender passionate about environmental and social justice causes.
Workshop & Performance Highlights
- Ongoing classes at the Green Man Store (North Hollywood) including Elements of
Magic, Iron Pentacle, Aphrodite Awakening, etc.
- Musical Performance with Wynn Paris and Workshops: Scarlet Women in the Underworld and Spellcraft for the Savvy Sorcerer/ess: Starwood Festival, Brushcreek, NY
- Friday the 13th – Dispelled! Opening performance, Jennifer Berezen Full Moon Concert, Sebastapol, CA
- The Art of Magical Dreaming, What’s So Sacred About Sexuality?, Manifestation Magick I – Everyday rituals for home, health, and heart,
Milk & Honey, Sebastapol, CA
- Gender & Ecology, Togethering Gathering, Mendocino CA
- Scarlet Women in Ecstasy’s Temple (with Sharon Knight), Ancient Ways Festival
- Melting the Frozen Heart with Courageous Compassion, Performance Art for “In the Court of the Winter King, Tuva Space, Berkeley
- The Dark Muse, Performance Art piece for Sex & Death in the 21st Century, Tuva Space, Berkeley
- Los Angeles Spiral Dance with Starhawk and Seasonal Rituals with Reclaiming LA, Los Angeles, CA
- Pagan Pride Los Angeles/Orange County: Hermes (Sacred Thief): Steal Back Your Heart’s Desire and Jupiter & Juno Rite for Prosperity & Boundless Good Luck (with Reclaiming LA)
- Harmony Festival’s Techno Tribal Dance, Prayer for Peace, Grace Hall Pavilion, Sonoma County Fairgrounds
- Setting Fire to Your Heart’s Desire, Modern Pagans book signing, Raven’s Flight and Wacko bookstores, Los Angeles, CA
- Ancient Ways Festival (Harbin Hotsprings, Middletown, CA): Igniting the Midnight Sun and Opening the Western Gate, The Way of the Sword and the Way of the Veil (with the Crescent
- Starheart Ritual, Hermes Heirokleptos ‘Steal Back Your Life’ Ritual, Embracing the Emperor Ritual: Healing Ourselves – Healing the Earth PantheaCon (with the Crescent Hellions)
- Brigid Ritual, RAWA (Radical Afghani Women’s Association) Music Benefit
- Towards the Light, Winter Solstice Ritual, Santa Rosa Veterans Hall, Santa Rosa, CA
- Solstice and Equinox rituals, Ocean Song Farm & Wilderness Center, Occidental, CA
- Twilight Gathering (with Crescent Hellions), Redwood Magic Family Camp, (with Reclaiming Tradition), Mendocino Woodlands CA