Rev. James “Seamus” Dillard has been active in the community for over 20 years and is been a member of ADF (Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship), RDNA (Reformed Druids of North America and founder of The Columbus Sanctuary. He has served ADF both locally and internationally as Senior Druid and Vice Archdruid. Seamus has co-written or contributed to three books, Fire on our Hearth, Call of the Crane and Pagan Fires: Ritual Fundamentals and wrote the book Modern Day Warrior. He is currently writing a book on root-working. Seamus has also given workshops around the US, including Universal Life Expo, Earth Warriors Festival, Desert Magic Festival, Trillium Gathering, Wellspring Festival, Summerlands Festival, Sirius Rising Festival, and Starwood Festival, among others.He follows Conjure, Asatru’ (Norse) and Druid paths.
Forest Nui Cobalt has worked professionally in the field of Esoteric Science for 17 years and researched various forms of Magick, meditation and philosophy for 28 years. While earning her Master's degree in Dance, she explored holistic healing, integrative medicine, and the energetic connection of body, mind, spirit and emotion. This is also where she saw the true diagnostic and remedial potential of Astrology. She's the owner of Nui Cobalt Designs, an online boutique of handmade talismans, tools, and magickal sundries.
Rev. Michael J Dangler has been a Neopagan druid for about 18 years and active in ADF (Ár nDraíocht Féin) since 2000, He was the Co-founder of Three Cranes Grove ADF and currently serves the grove as Senior Grove. Michael has completed the ADF Clergy Training Program and currently serves as the Clergy Council Preceptor. He has written or co-written several books including A Crane Breviary, Pagan Fires Book 1, Call of the Crane, The ADF Dedicant Path Through the Wheel of the Year, Fire on Our Hearth, and The Very Basics of Runes - The Elder Futhark. He has conducted workshops/rituals at Wellspring Festival, Trillium Gathering, Summerlands Festival, Midnight Sun Festival, Desert magic and others. Michael has been leader in the Central Ohio community for 15 years not only as a member of Three Cranes but also as a member of The Ohio State University's Pagan Student Association. For more on Michael visit his website at http://www.chronarchy.com/
The Show: The show really is just a continuation of the type of conversations we were having around the store. We would drift from topic to topic and have conversation, laughter and sometimes even debate about several things hence the name "gumbo." It is said that gumbo combines ingredients and culinary practices of several cultures, including French, Spanish, German, West African, and Choctaw. So our goal is to combine several ingredients from different pagan/spiritual cultures and traditions.