Laurelei Black is a hedge-rider, a cunning woman, and a traveler on the
crooked path of the Witch. She is also a priestess of love and
pleasure, an Ishtar-woman, an Aphrodite-woman. She is a friend to
daemons and a mate to the Red God. A bone collector; a temple dancer.
Laurelei is a
co-Founder of Midian Festivals and Events, co-Director and frequent presenter at the Babalon Rising Festival, an
OTO initiate, and the proud proprietress of Asteria Books and Events.
In addition to her work as a Priestess of
Aphrodite, Laurelei is a Cunning Woman, a Witch of the traditional
path. She and Natalie (Long) Black founded the American Folkloric
Witchcraft tradition, where they explore the convergence of American
magic and traditional British craft. Within this realm, Laurelei's
keenest interests include necromancy, bone collecting, and
Laurelei's current projects
include Temple of Beauty, an upcoming novel about Helen and Klytemnestra, and building the Temple
of Aphrodite Asteria. She lives in Indiana with her mate, Joe, and her two children.
Published through Asteria Books
Witches' Key to
Asteria's Book of Shadows
& Witchcraft Learning Series (OWLS)
Aphrodite: Festivals and Rites of the Golden One