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Mat Auryn (Massachussetts) is a witch, writer, professional psychic, and occult teacher throught New England. He has been drawn to the occult and metaphysical since an early age, reading books on witchcraft at eight years old. He is a graduate of Black Rose Witchcraft and a priest in Sacred Fires Tradition of Witchcraft founded by Devin Hunter. He is a current student and mentee of Christopher Penczak in the Temple of Witchcraft Mystery SchoolLaurie Cabot in the Cabot-Kent Hermetic Tradition and Jason Miller in the Sorcery of Hekate. He is a devotee of the Covenant of Hekate founded by Sorita D’Este. He writes for Patheos Pagan in his blog For Puck’s Sake and on his personal website. He has been featured in various magazines, radio shows, books and other periodicals such as DisInfo, The Wild Hunt, Magick Magazine, Moon Books, Cutline Press, Just Julie, Magical Experiments, and more.pagedivider

Education & Traditions

The Sacred Fires Tradition of Witchcraft
The Sacred Fires Tradition of Witchcraft is founded upon the concepts of European Occultism, American Folk Magick Traditions, Ecstatic Witchcraft and Energy Healing. Our magic is heavily based on the development of the psychic abilities of the witch, especially the mediumistic. We are known for our unique bonds to familiar spirits and regard them highly in our personal and traditional work. Our magic teaches us to wield large amounts of power and energy. Our magic is conveyed through a shared shamanic and ecstatic experience, real life experience, and personal will power. Instead of initiation levels we use flames. Each flame gives us tools to forge our own souls path. Through each of the fires we dismantle the armor and shed our skin, ultimately being reborn as gods ourselves and creators of our own souls path.

The Temple of Witchcraft Mystery School
Co-founded by Christopher Penczak, Steve Kenson, and Adam Sartwell, the Temple started in 1998 as a system of magickal training and personal development, and eventually developed into a formal tradition of Witchcraft. Now, as an outgrowth of the work of students, initiates, and graduates of the programs, the Temple of Witchcraft has evolved into an organization based on traditions of modern magick, Witchcraft, and neopaganism. The work of the Temple is both other-worldly and terrestrial, seeking to strengthen the connections between spirit and matter through inner transformation and public service. The Temple of Witchcraft’s goal on an individual level is to awaken the potential of the human soul to its natural gifts of psychic awareness, communion with nature and the spirits, and magick.

Laurie Cabot & The Cabot-Kent Tradition of Witchcraft
Laurie Cabot, known as the “Official Witch of Salem,” is an ordained High Priestess descended from Celtic ancestry through the lineage of the Witches of Kent. Having practiced Witchcraft for over forty years, she founded the Cabot Tradition of the Science of Witchcraft to teach and train others the Science of Witchcraft and the Witches’ League for Public Awareness, an anti-defamation organization aimed at correcting the many misconceptions about Witchcraft. She is the author of several books. Laurie is a popular lecturer and teacher who has spoken on spiritual well-being and Celtic Witch mythology at Wellesley College, Salem State College, Rutgers College, and Interface, among others. Her frequent television and radio appearances, including Unsolved Mysteries, Oprah, and National Public Radio, have helped educate the public about the goodness of Witchcraft, our planet’s oldest Nature religion.

Black Rose Witchcraft
The Black Rose School of Witchcraft is a unique learning experience for modern practitioners of the craft who wish to dive deeper into the occult mysteries. With a combined knowledge base of over 75 years we are founded by three of today’s leading teachers on the subject: Storm Faerywolf, Chas Bogan, and Devin Hunter. Training contain threads of magic from the Feri Tradition, Dianic Witchcraft, Wicca, and Modern Conjure.

Covenant of Hekate
Created by Sorita d’Este in 2010, Within the Covenant of Hekate we explore the Mysticism and Magic of the goddess Hekate through the practice of theurgy (‘divine-working’) to achieve henosis (union with the divine), through contemplation, experience, intuition, divination, meditation and ritual within the realms of the Western Esoteric Traditions. The Covenant of Hekate is rooted in firm foundations of knowledge and practice from the traditions of the ancient world which honored Hekate. This knowledge and practices form the basis of the modern manifestation of Hekate’s worship in ways relevant to this age and accessible to all who seek her mysteries.

The Munay Ki Shamanic Rites
The Munay-Ki are nine rites of initiation that have been handed down from time immemorial through the medicine tradition of the Americas. The modern day custodians of some of these rites are the Q’ero community of the Andes. The Q’ero and many other Native American peoples believe that humanity is now going through a great transition in consciousness. The Munay-ki are seeds of attunements that can be planted in the human energetic field, which as they grow give rise to this new humanity.

The Medicine Buddha Initiation
The Medicine Buddha Initiation, an oral transmission of the Buddha-King of Lapis Lazuli Light’s mantra, empowerment and blessing, by Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet.

Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “Universal Force or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”

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Festivals I’ve Taught At

Templefest 2017
“Artificial Servitor Spirits”

Templefest 2016
“Intuitive Tarot”
“Rite of the Cosmic Dreamer” – co-lead ritual with Sacred Fires Tradition

Templefest 2015
“Lucid Dreaming & Astral Projection”

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Stores I’ve Taught At & Done Psychic Readings At

Moth & Moon Studios
Bedford, New Hampshire

Enchanted Shop
Salem, Massachusetts

The Robin’s Nest
Bellingham, Massachusetts

Pagan Moon Shop
Salem, Massachusetts

Divinations Psychic Parlor and Learning Center
Salem, Massachusetts

The Art of Divination
Salem, Massachusetts

pagedivider Places I’ve Been Interviewed

Disinfo – Everything You Know is Wrong
“Interview With The Magus” – Interview by Julian Crane – August 25,2017

The Wild Hunt – Modern Pagan News & Commentary
Pagans find camaraderie at New Hampshire’s TempleFest 2017” – Interview by Cara Shulz – August 23, 2017

The Wild Hunt – Modern Pagan News & Commentary
Coping With Community” – Interview by Crystal Blanton – May 19, 2017

Magical Experiments
“Magical Activism Pt. 4” – Interview by Taylor Ellwood – May 1, 2017

Just Julie Radio Show
“Exploring the Witch’s Path” – Interview by Julie Randazzo – April 6, 2017

The Wild Hunt – Modern Pagan News & Commentary
Divination on the Download” – Interview by Tim Titus – August 6, 2016

The Dreaming Bat
Witchcraft & The Tarot” – Interview by Desmond Stern – January 20, 2016

Just Julie Radio Show
The Winter Solstice & Witchcraft” – Interview by Julie Randazzo – December 18, 2015

Cabot Kent Hermetic Temple Quarterly Newsletter
“Divination & Majik” – Interview by Penny Cabot – Lughnassadh & Mabon 2015

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Other Places I Write

Patheos Pagan
For Puck’s Sake” – Blog by Mat Auryn

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Other Publicity

The Wild Hunt – Modern Pagan News & Commentary
President Trump Attracts Magical Ire” – “The Hex Appeal of Activism” mentioned – February 22, 2016

Strategic Sorcery – Jason Miller
Political Cursing” – “The Hex Appeal of Activism” mentioned – February 20, 2016

Patheos Pagan – Under The Oak Tree – John Beckett
Cursing, Binding and Punching Nazis” – “The Hex Appeal of Activism” mentioned – February 9, 2017

Patheos Pagan – A Modern Traditional Witch – Laura Tempest Zakroff
The Elegant Curse” – “The Hex Appeal of Activism” mentioned – February 9, 2017

The Wild Hunt – Modern Pagan News & Commentary
Pagan Community Notes” – “The Hex Appeal of Activism” mentioned – February 6, 2016

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