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And now, to introduce the teachers and organizers of A Fool's Journey

Deborah Oak Cooper†

Deborah Oak Cooper is a psychotherapist, artist, writer, aromancer, and an elder in the Reclaiming Tradition, a tradition of earth-based spirituality that regards activism as magic and vice a versa. She has taught around the country and internationally, and has more than thirty years of spiritual practice to draw on. She is also a long-time Feri practitioner, a tradition that like Reclaiming, is ecstatic and earth-based. She is interested in helping others build deep and abiding earth-based spiritual practices that transcend allegiance to traditions while also honoring our individual roots.


Hello Everyone, I have been practicing the craft since the mid-nineties. I am both a Reclaiming initiate and Feri initiate. I also teach both traditions. I have taught at British Colombia and Spiralheart Witchcamps.

I have always had a connection with the ancestors and beloved dead. I have taken this to a new level working by opening a Sťance and Tarot Parlor.† I facilitate conversations between the living and the dead.

I have been married to my soul mate for over twenty years. I have reared two children to young adulthood.

My core tenets as a witch, priestess and human being are practice, integrity, trust based on experience. I do not believe in faith or hope. The gods are not naturally benevolent, but they will work in relationship. Life is brief and hard stuff happens.†Therefore, it is my responsibility to my godself and†loved ones, living and dead, to†practice gratitude, find joy and bask in it whenever it is offered.†

Robin LaSirena

Robin is a theatre artist, singer, and choir director with a passion for the tarot, myth, fairy tales & magic. †Robin teaches classes with Reclaiming in the SF/Bay Area, including classes in tarot, music, acting, aspecting, and anchoring, & taught at Reclaiming intensives in Vermont, the Midwest, and the Mid-Atlantic area.

Robin can be heard on the Reclaiming cd's Second Chants and Let It Begin Now, the Moonrise cd Songs of Love, Magic, & Other Mysteries.†