Kaitlin Ilya Wolf
Kaitlin (she/her) is passionate about ritual and its importance in our lives. She is ordained as a Priestess of Cycles–working with and honoring the many cycles around us and within us. She is also a Priestess of the Red Tent, and much of her work is with women and Women’s Mysteries. She has been studying and practicing ritual arts for over 20 years. She is a community Priestess, facilitating rituals, ceremonies, and magick for large and small groups, individuals, and her community. She has 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.
Kaitlin is an ordained Priestess of the Temple of Diana, a Dianic Wiccan church with groves around the world. She completed the Shamanic Herbalist Apprenticeship with Susun Weed at the Wise Woman Center in upstate New York in 2006. She graduated from the Spiral Door Women’s Mystery School of Magick and Ritual Arts, a Dianic Wiccan Priestess training program, in 2010 and was ordained later that year. Her perspective and approach to ritual has been deeply influenced by these experiences and training (along with many others) as well as her study with Martin Prechtel at Bolad’s Kitchen, a unique school of indigenous spirituality and history of the world in northern New Mexico.
Kaitlin has also been shaped by her personal life experiences. She has lived in the despair of deep grief and still lives with loss. She found a way back to life through her work with a shaman in the jungles of Peru. While her personal spiritual path is mostly based in her Celtic, Norse, and Germanic heritage, she has also been greatly influenced by the shamans and medicines of the American continents with whom she has worked, and also where she lives.
Kaitlin has served as a Priestess at Earthaven Ecovillage, her community in Western North Carolina, since 2008. She leads both community and individual rituals in the village and holds the community seasonal ritual cycle. She is also the founder and Priestess of the Earthaven Valley Red Tent, a sacred space for women and girls.