We are thrilled to announce our keynote speakers for 2021 Ninefold Festival!
Selena Fox is a priestess, writer, podcaster, ritualist, and psychotherapist. Also known as Rev. Selena Fox, she is Senior Minister and High Priestess of Circle Sanctuary serving Nature Spirituality practitioners worldwide since 1974. Selena’s articles, meditations, and rituals about Goddess Spirituality, Celebrating Seasons, Paganism, and Ecopsychology have been widely published in print and online.
Selena is author of Goddess Communion, When Goddess is God, and other works. She teaches through online conferences and festivals; through social media livestreams; and through two weekly podcasts, Nature Mystic and Nature Spirituality. Selena has a MS in Counseling and does holistic counseling, readings, and spiritual psychotherapy by Zoom with clients of diverse backgrounds. She is founder and executive director of Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve and its Green cemetery, Circle Cemetery, located in southwestern Wisconsin USA.
Selena facilitates a variety of life passage ceremonies as part of her work, including births & baby blessings, marriages & handfastings, coming of age into adulthood rites, cronings, crossing overs, memorials, funerals, burials, & celebrations of life. Selena lives in an Oak forest on land adjoining Circle Sanctuary land. Selena is founder of the Circle Craft tradition which blends together ancient and contemporary Goddess studies, Pagan folkways, Multicultural shamanism, and Nature mysticism.
A Hand in the Dark: Psychopomps in an Age of Anxiety
Defined in ancient Greek as the “guides of souls”, psychopomps have traditionally bridged the physical and non-physical worlds. Stemming from a similar root, psychology can be defined as the “study of the soul”, serving to bridge conscious and unconscious awareness. In an age marked by increased anxiety, depression, and mental illness, especially having experienced an unprecedented global “dark night of the soul”, this presentation explores the roles and characteristics of these guides through the dark that can offer a sense of direction and hope. We will explore the different categories of guides, their specific gifts and tools, and the keys they hold to guide us out of a type of “soul death”, through healing back into a full experience of life.
Tiffany Lazic is a Registered Psychotherapist, Spiritual Director, and Certified Havening Techniques ® Practitioner with over two decades experience in individual, couples and group therapy. She has a private practice in Kitchener (Canada) and internationally online. An international presenter, retreat facilitator, and keynote speaker, Tiffany has conducted workshops and retreats for many conferences and organizations in Canada, the US, Mexico, the UK, and India.
Tiffany is the founder and owner of The Hive and Grove Centre for Holistic Wellness (Kitchener), through which she created two self-development courses, The Great Work: Patterns of Conscious Living and Spiritual Language of the Divine and an immersive meditation collage inner landscape journey course, Drawing Down Divine. She originated a transformational approach to energy healing (Hynni) that aligns with the cycle of the seasons, presented in her books The Great Work: Self-Knowledge and Healing Through the Wheel of the Year (Llewellyn, 2015) and the forthcoming The Noble Art: From Shadow to Essence Through the Wheel of the Year (Llewellyn, 2021). Tiffany offers private Hynni sessions as well as Hynni practitioner training.
For more information on Tiffany or The Hive and Grove, visit www.hiveandgrove.ca