Kaitlin Ilya Wolf
Priestess of Cycles
Ritualist & Spiritual Counselor
I am passionate about ritual and its importance in our lives. I am ordained as a Priestess of Cycles– I work with and honor the many cycles around us and within us. I am also a Priestess of the Red Tent, and much of my work is with women and Women’s Mysteries. I have been studying and practicing ritual arts for over 20 years. I am a community Priestess, facilitating rituals, ceremonies, and magick for large and small groups, individuals, and my community. I have led many people through the process of creating their own personal ritual and supported many in finding their path through life, both as an instructor and as a counselor.
I am an ordained Priestess of the Temple of Diana, a Dianic Wiccan church with groves around the world. I apprenticed with wise woman herbalist Linda Conroy of Moonwise Herbs in Wisconsin and then completed the Shamanic Herbalist Apprenticeship with Susun Weed at the Wise Woman Center in upstate New York. I graduated from the Spiral Door Women’s Mystery School of Magick and Ritual Arts, a Dianic Priestess training program with Ruth Rhiannon Barrett & Falcon River, in 2010 and was ordained later that year. My perspective and approach to ritual has been deeply influenced by these experiences and training (along with many others) as well as my study with Martin Prechtel at Bolad’s Kitchen, a unique school of indigenous spirituality and history of the world in northern New Mexico.
Of course, I have also been shaped by my own personal life experiences. I have lived in the despair of deep grief and I still live with loss. I found a way back to life through my work with a shaman in the jungles of Peru. While my personal spiritual path is mostly rooted in my Celtic, Norse, & Germanic heritage, I have also been greatly influenced by the shamans and medicines of the American continents with whom I have worked and where I live.
I have been serving as a Priestess at Earthaven Ecovillage, my community in western North Carolina, for over 13 years. I facilitate both community and individual rituals in my village and I hold the community seasonal ritual cycle. I am also the founder and Priestess of the Earthaven Valley Red Tent, a sacred space for women and girls.
It is an honor to ritualize life transitions and transformations with others and to spiral together through the many cycles of which we are all a part.