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Ivo Dominguez Jr. 

Ivo 2016 photo by Frater Servitor Lucem

  Written and compiled by George Knowles 


Ivo Domínguez Jr. is a professional Astrologer and the author of several books on various esoteric disciplines.  He is a founding member of the “Keepers of the Holly Chalice”, the first coven of the “Assembly of the Sacred Wheel” (ASW) a Wiccan tradition based in Delaware, USA, to which he currently serves as an Elder.  Aided by members of the ASW, he is one of the main driving forces in the creation of the New Alexandrian Library” (NAL), a modern state of the art library facility located in the State of Delaware dedicated to preserving the history of esoterica, spirituality, magick and religion.  Ivo has been active in the Wicca and Pagan community since 1978 and teaching since 1982.  He is also a noted ritualist and travels regularly to teach and present workshops at gatherings, conferences and venues across the United States.

Ivo Dominguez Jr. was born Ivo Dominguez Barrueco in Palma Soriano, Cuba on the 09th December 1958.  During skirmishes between rebel forces led by Fidel Castro against government troops from Santiago, in the middle of a raging fire-fight close to their home Ivo’s devout aunt Lydia ran out into the street with a kerosene lamp to ask the rebels and soldiers to stop shooting as her sister was having difficulties in childbirth.  The gunfire was stopped and Ivo’s mother was taken to hospital where she gave birth via c-section under lights powered by hand cranked generators turned by his father and uncles.  Three years later in 1961 his family fled Castro’s communist Cuba and moved briefly to Madrid in Spain, before moving on to New York City in the USA.  Not happy there, they moved again to Florida where they lived in various cities before finally settling in the State of Delaware in 1971.


Fidel Castro

In Delaware, Ivo attended the Newark High School where in 1974 he began researching occult and esoteric subjects, he explains in an interview with the TWPT:  As a child I had a number of undeniable psychic and spiritual experiences so that by the time I was in High School I was already seeking magickal knowledge.  I read “The Secret Lore of Magic” by Idries Shah when I was a sophomore, which was quickly followed by every book that I could find.  My father was a professor of Spanish literature at the University of Delaware so I had access to a real library.  Nonetheless, the selection of books available to me was somewhat limited and tended towards the ceremonial magick end of things.”

Ivo’s initial contact with the Wiccan/Pagan community came through the fencing club of the University of Delaware where he met an Alexandrian practitioner who put him in contact with the “Keepers of the Ancient Mysteries” (KAM).  KAM was founded in the early 1970’s by Elders from five different craft traditions and was led by Morganna Davies an American Alexandrian High Priestess.  Through them he became involved in several early Pagan networking groups and attended gatherings throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.  Although he professes to be primarily self-taught, he acknowledges Dolores Ashcroft- Nowicki (b.1929-) and Shakmah Winddrum (1931–2010) as physical, practical teachers who had a deep impact upon his own future work and teachings.  Other influences included the writings of Idries Shah (1924-1996), Dion Fortune (1890-1946) and Israel Regardie (1907-1985).



Morganna Davies  - Dolores Ashcroft Nowicki and Shakmah Winddrum



Idries Shah  -  Dion Fortune  -  Israel Regardie

Ivo graduated from Newark High School in 1976 and attended the University of Delaware from 1976-1980 studying Geology, Psychology and English Literature.  There in 1978 after meeting in a local bar in Newark, Ivo began dating James C. Welch in an openly gay relationship.  A year later on the 21st February 1979 they made spiritual pledges to each other cementing their permanent relationship, but it was not until the 4th of January 2012 that they were finally able to legally marry.  After living together for a year in Newark, they bought a two-story house on West 28th Street, Wilmington, DE, which they shared with two dogs and a cat.  To help support and buy their new home, Ivo quit his academic studies to take a full-time position as a computer programmer/systems analyst in the Office of Computer Based Instruction at the University of Delaware.

This was around the time that rumours of a homosexually associated virus called HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) began spreading.  HIV is a slow acting virus that attacks the body’s immune system leaving it defenceless against infections and illnesses such as pneumonia; tuberculosis and various forms of cancer that eventually lead to death.  This final stage of HIV is called AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).  In 1981 investigators in New York and California reported the first official cases of AIDS in the USA, and fear and panic ensued particularly among guy communities.

In 1982, Ivo and James founded the “Gay & Lesbian Alliance of Delaware Inc.” (GLAD), through which they established a Health Issues Committee and a Statewide help hotline.  Ivo became the organization’s first president.  In 1983 they initiated talks with the Division of Public Health and the Blood Bank of Delaware to warn them of the upcoming epidemic and discuss definitions of risk behaviours and future testing options for the State, thus helping both parties to form policies regarding this new threat to public health.  However the State of Delaware waited until 1985 to take action.  James being a qualified Registered Nurse with recent experience working for the “Peace Corps” in Ethiopia, became the States first “AIDS Program Director” helping to administer tests and counsel people worried about exposure to and catching the HIV/AIDS virus.  It was rough in the beginning,” said James, “There was so much fear back then.”

In 1984, GLAD hived-off its Health Committee to form the “Delaware Lesbian and Gay Health Advocates” (DLGHA), Delaware’s first AIDS service organization, which eventually became known as “AIDS Delaware”. ”  Ivo serving on its Board became the Executive Director and continued to work in the HIV/AIDS field until 1990.  A year later in 1985, Ivo and James bought and renovated a three story building at 214 N. Market Street in Wilmington, DE, to create “The Griffin Community Centre”.  The first and second floors of the building became home to GLAD, DLGHA, and the Immanuel Metropolitan Community Church, while Ivo and James occupied the third floor and attic as their own home.  The Centre also became a meeting place for Gay and Lesbian community groups to take part in 12-step support meetings, while various other pagan groups also used the downstairs meeting space and backyard garden for public rituals and workshops.


The building that became “The Griffin Community Centre”

Later James was instrumental in establishing the “Christiana Care HIV Wellness Clinic” in Georgetown, DE, a cooperative venture with Christiana Care and the Division of Public Health, then together with Ivo, they were both involved in the formation of CAMP Rehoboth, a Guy and Lesbian resource centre in Rehoboth Beach, DE.  They also helped to organize the first “AIDS Gala” held at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, DE, a “Die In” at Rodney Square also in Wilmington, and the first “AIDS Walk” fundraiser called “A Walk for Life.”  Today more than thirty years on Ivo and James continue to advocate for and support Gay and Lesbian communities whenever they can.


A Wilmington news article from 1986.

As well being a gay activist during this period, since 1978 Ivo had also been active in the Wicca and Pagan community, and in 1982, specialising in Astrology, he began teaching.  In 1983 he and James opened an alternative bookstore called “Hen’s Teeth”, located at 406 Market Street Mall in Wilmington, DE.  The store, which contained a large occult section, soon became a meeting place for local Wiccans, Witches and Pagans, as well as Gays, Lesbians and other progressive thinking peoples.


Inside the Hen’s Teeth circa 1983-1984  

In September 1983, they posted a flyer at their store inviting interested peoples to join a Wiccan study group.  This led to the formation of the “Keepers of the Holly Chalice” coven, to which in March of 1984 Ivo and Paula Fasbenner were elected to serve as their first High Priest and High Priestess.  Later as members hived off and founded similar covens based on their teachings, they collectively became bonded as the “Assembly of the Sacred Wheel” (ASW), a Wiccan tradition that draws inspiration from Astrology, Qabalah, Western magical traditions and the folk religions of Europe.

The Assembly today currently consists of 13 member covens, they are listed here in their order of creation:  Keepers of the Holly Chalice, Coven of the Rowan Star, Oak & Willow, Weavers of the Moonfire, Guardians of the Windsword, Fellowship of the Ancient White Stag, Troupe of the Starry Door, Chalice of Living Stars, Tenders of the Earth Temple, Order of the World Tree, Grail of the Birch Moon, Coven of the Mystic Path, and Archers of the Sacred Flame.

In 1990, Ivo, his partner James and Nancy Stewart, a fellow member of the Assembly, purchased 102 acres of woodland called “Seelie Court” located near Georgetown, DE.  Shortly thereafter two more members of the Assembly, James Dickinson and Michael Smith joined them as stewards on the land.  The name “Seelie Court” is a Scottish term for “the good fairies”, while the word “seelie” is an old Saxon word meaning “blessed”.  Seelie Court now acts as the Assembly’s home base and tradition-stead, the land of which has been consecrated to the purpose of deepening all Pagan paths.  On the 16th December 1993, the Assembly was incorporated in the State of Delaware, and on the 11th April 1995 gained recognition from the IRS as a 501(c) 3 non-profit organisation.  Ivo today serves as one the three Elder’s of the Assembly.

With the support of members from the ASW, in 1996 Ivo started the first in a series of interfaith “Between The Worlds” (BTW) esoteric conferences, this first one was held in Wilmington, DE on the 24th-27th October.  The main guests of honour included:  Andras Corban Arthen, Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki, Ian Corrigan, Flo Aeveia Magdalena and Shakmah Winddrum.  BTW conferences are held irregularly at about every 3-6 years, or as determined by astrological events that support the esoteric work being undertaken at each conference.  Other BTW conferences occurred in:  2000, 2004, 2007, 2012 and 2015.  The next is scheduled to take place in 2020.

Aside from the magical and ritual aims of these conferences, workshops, lectures and presentations are offered by some of the nations leading scholars, authors, teachers and experts in esoteric subjects and practises from all around the world and from many differing paths.  These conferences also act as a major fundraiser to benefit the ASW’s next interfaith project, the “New Alexandrian Library” (NAL), a modern, state of the art facility, comparable to the quality of a university library, which will house specialty collections centred on esoterica, spirituality, magick and religion.

The NAL is located on the 102 acres of Sacred Land at Seelie Court, purchased earlier by members of the ASW, a third of which (approx 33 acres, valued at $300, 00) has been donated and deeded free of any lien or debt, along with architectural plans for a specialised geodesic Dome building that will eventually house the NAL.  The first announcement of the project was made to the larger Pagan community at the BTW Conference in 2000, and after a presentation given by Jim Dickinson, one of the land stewards at Seelie Court and the buildings Project Manager, an official fundraising campaign was started to raise the estimated $250.000 needed to begin the building stage of the project.



Architectural plans for the geodesic Dome - Groundbreaking ceremony

Initially targeted to be completed and open by 2010, the project was delayed some what by the financial Banking crises in 1998, during which sponsoring donations from businesses was drastically reduced.  However after persevering through these difficulties, a groundbreaking ceremony was held in December 2011 and the foundations for the initial building was poured in July 2012.  They then received a Certificate of Occupancy in December 2014.  So, from the first announcement to completion of initial construction it took 14 years.




Building completed December 2014

Here are some quoted extracts from the same TWPT interview above as Ivo explains what they hope to achieve through the NAL:

The New Alexandrian Library will be primarily a research and reference library; there will be a small lending collection.  The rare material won’t leave the building, but there will be many duplicate copies of more common books and these we will lend out.  We will also engage in interlibrary loan with other similar libraries.  It will provide onsite workstations and other facilities.  We are also planning housing options for people who will be spending a weekend or a week at the facility.

Books, periodicals, special collections, music, media, digital data, etc., will all be carefully catalogued and cross-referenced to ease the work of research.  The Library will work to restore and to preserve rare and damaged documents.  The history of our magickal communities will also be collected for the future.  In addition to its physical presence, the New Alexandrian Library will have an Internet component to maximize its utility.  Over time, as much material as is possible, within the limits of logistics and legalities, will be available online.

...  Like many academic libraries, the New Alexandrian Library will have a museum/educational component to its programs.  This means that it will make meeting space available for appropriate community activities.  Moreover, The New Alexandrian Library will also host exhibits, talks by authors, lectures, etc.  There will also be a garden that will be available for outdoor rituals and events such as handfastings. The New Alexandrian Library will to a certain degree, act as a centre to build the community.

...  The plan is for the New Alexandrian Library to be a world-class facility.  This does not mean that you need to be a world-class scholar or a student working on an advanced degree to use it, just a desire to do more in-depth study.  There are many types of people who use university libraries or institutions like the Library of Congress who are not members of the academic elite but who derive great benefit from their studies.  Perhaps it is a question of empowerment, or the lack thereof, that makes phrases like "doing research" seem daunting.  In truth just about anyone who stays on their spiritual/magickal path is or becomes a seeker of deeper knowledge.”


Dolores Ashcroft Nowicki donates rare painting by Dion Fortune to the NAL

Among the many gifts and donations the NAL had already received to begin it’s collection of books, manuscripts and artefacts, in 2011 Dolores Ashcroft Nowicki donated four framed paintings of Archangels.  Painted by Dion Fortune, the famed 20th century occultist and author of the now classic books:  The Secrets Of Dr Taverner” (1926), “Psychic Self Defence” (1930) and “The Sea Priestess” (1938) among others, these paintings had once decorated the temple room of the “Society of the Inner Light” in “The Belfry”, a West London property she had leased for her followers in 1939 and dedicated to the “Mysteries of Isis”.  After Dolores acquired them, they have graced the walls of the Servants of the Light”, today still one of the UK’s leading esoteric schools with roots going back to the earlier “Society of the Inner Light” founded by Dion in 1924.

More recently the Victor & Cora Anderson Archive has also been added to the NAL’s special collections.  This collection contains materials and artefacts relating to the lives of Victor and Cora Anderson, preserving their work as founders and teachers of the Feri Tradition of American Witchcraft.  This is still a work in progress as the NAL continue to process, catalogue and digitise all the collections with plans to make them available and searchable on the Internet via WorldCat.  They anticipate this will take until the end of 2017.  However they plan to begin scheduling a series of lectures with exhibits of art and artefacts in the Autumn/Fall of 2017.  In the long term they also aim to provide onsite housing for visitors needing extended stays for research.



Victor & Cora Anderson

In the meantime, in 2001 Ivo and his partner James moved on from their initial Hen’s Teeth bookstore to became co-owners of the “Bell, Book and Candle”, one of Delaware’s largest metaphysical shop’s located at 115 Loockerman St, Dover, DE.  From there they continued to sponsor in-house Craft workshops, Sabbat and Esbat celebrations, author presentations and fundraising events etc.  Sadly as a physical bricks and mortar shop, and as the internet explosion continued to expand, they were increasingly unable to compete with big name companies like Amazon Books, Ebay and others selling similar products at much reduced prices, so after serving the Pagan community for 14 years they were forced to close the shop on Friday the 24th July 2015.


The Bell, Book and Candle

Ivo is also one of the creative forces behind “Awakening The Dream” and “A Dream Whose Time Is Coming”, and “Dreams Sung True” three chant CDs containing chants for specific rituals and devotional ceremonies, and which he has recorded to aid the fundraising efforts of the New Alexandrian Library Project.  To-date he has written over 80 chants, which he is currently uploading to an online Pagan Chant resource.  See:

Over time Ivo has also developed many ritual castings, of which the “Triangle of Stillness” and the “Sword and Staff” are the most loved.  He is well known for his skill in divine embodiment and the aspecting techniques he has created.  He also travels frequently to demonstrate and teach at many gatherings, conferences and venues across the United States, about which he states:  My teaching techniques and insights are rooted in a synthesis of traditional metaphysical teachings, modern science and memories from past lives.” 

He is the author of:  Beneath the Skins”, “Of Spirits: The Book Of Rowan”, “Spirit Speak: Knowing and Understanding Spirit Guides, Ancestors, Ghosts, Angels, and the Divine”, “Casting Sacred Space: The Core Of All Magickal Work” and “Practical Astrology for Witches and Pagans.  His next book is to be:  Keys to Perception: A Practical Guide to Psychic Development” and will be available in September of 2017.



Beneath The Skins: The New Spirit And Politics Of The Kink Community  -  (Daedalus publishing - 1994)

Of Spirits: The Book Of Rowan  -  (published in 2001)

Spirit Speak: Knowing and Understanding Spirit Guides, Ancestors, Ghosts, Angels, and the Divine  -  (New Page Books - 01st April 2008)

Castings: The Creation Of Sacred Space  -  (self-published as SapFire Productions in 1996, re-published by Weiser Books - 01st February 2012)

Practical Astrology for Witches and Pagans  -  (Weiser Books - 01st January 2016)



My grateful thanks Ivo  for taking time out from his busy schedule and responding to my persistent queries.  Thank you Sir. (Home webpage)

New Alexandrian Library Project

Witches & Pagans Magazine


Witchcraft Today by James R. Lewis (ABC-CLIO - 1999)

Plus others to numerous to mention.


Written and compiled on the 12th October 2016 © George Knowles



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Gods and Goddesses (Greek Mythology) /  Esbats & Full Moons Links to Personal Friends & Resources Wicca/Witchcraft Resources What's a spell? Circle Casting and Sacred Space  Pentagram - Pentacle Marks of a Witch The Witches Power The Witches Hat An esoteric guide to visiting London SatanismPow-wowThe Unitarian Universalist Association /  Numerology:  Part 1  Part 2  /  Part 3A history of the Malleus Maleficarum:  includes:  Pope Innocent VIII  /  The papal Bull  /   The Malleus Maleficarum  /  An extract from the Malleus Maleficarum  /  The letter of approbation  /  Johann Nider’s Formicarius  /  Jacob Sprenger  /  Heinrich Kramer  /  Stefano Infessura  /  Montague Summers  /  The Waldenses  /  The Albigenses  /  The Hussites /  The Native American Sun DanceShielding (Occult and Psychic Protection)  The History of ThanksgivingAuras  - Part 1 and Part 2 Doreen Valiente Witch” (A Book Review) /  Max Ehrmann and the "Desiderata" /    


Sabbats and Festivals:


The Sabbats in History and Mythology /  Samhain (October 31st)  /  Yule (December 21st)  /  Imbolc (February 2nd)  /  Ostara (March 21st)  /  Beltane (April 30th)  /  Litha (June 21st)  /  Lammas/Lughnasadh (August 1st)  /  Mabon (September 21st)


Rituals contributed by Crone:


Samhain / Yule Imbolc Ostara /  Beltane Litha Lammas Mabon




Tools of a Witch  /  The Besom (Broom) /  Poppets and DollsPendulums / Cauldron Magick Mirror Gazing




Animals in Witchcraft (The Witches Familiar and Totem Animals) /  AntelopeBatsCrow Fox Frog and Toads Goat / HoneybeeKangarooLion OwlPhoenix Rabbits and HaresRaven Robin RedbreastSheep Spider SquirrelSwansUnicornWild Boar Wolf /  Serpent /  Pig /  Stag /  Horse /  Mouse /  Cat /  Rats /  Unicorn




In Worship of Trees - Myths, Lore and the Celtic Tree Calendar.  For descriptions and correspondences of the thirteen sacred trees of Wicca/Witchcraft see the following:  Birch /  Rowan / Ash /  Alder /  Willow Hawthorn /  Oak /  Holly /  Hazel /  Vine /  Ivy /  Reed /  Elder


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Stones - History, Myths and Lore


Articles contributed by Patricia Jean Martin:


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Wisdom and Inspiration:


Knowledge vs Wisdom by Ardriana Cahill I Talk to the TreesAwakening The Witch in YouA Tale of the Woods I have a Dream by Martin Luther King /


Articles and Stories about Witchcraft:


Murdered by Witchcraft The Fairy Witch of Clonmel A Battleship, U-boat, and a Witch The Troll-Tear (A story for Children) /  Goody Hawkins - The Wise Goodwife /  The Story of Jack-O-Lantern The Murder of the Hammersmith Ghost Josephine Gray (The Infamous Black Widow) /  The Two Brothers - Light and Dark


Old Masters of Academia:

(Our Ancestors)


Pliny the ElderHesiodPythagorasParacelsus /  Abramelin the Mage Archimedes AgrippaSocrates  /  AristotleAlbertus Magnus - “Albert the Great” /  



A "Who's Who" of Witches, Pagans and other associated People

(Ancient, Past and Present)


Remembered at Samhain

(Departed Pagan Pioneers, Founders, Elders and Others)


Pagan Pioneers:  Founders, Elders, Leaders and Others


Aidan A KellyAleister Crowley - “The Great Beast” /  Alex Sanders - “King of the Witches” /  Alison Harlow /   Allan Bennett - the Ven. Ananda MetteyyaAllan Kardec (Spiritism) /  Alphonsus de SpinaAmber KAnn Moura /  Anna FranklinAnodea JudithAnton Praetorius /  Anton Szandor LaVey /  Arnold CrowtherArthur Edward Waite /  Austin Osman SpareBalthasar Bekker /  Biddy EarlyBarbara Vickers /  Bridget Cleary - The Fairy Witch of Clonmel /  Carl " Llewellyn" Weschcke Cecil Hugh WilliamsonCharles Godfrey Leland /   Charles WaltonChristopher PenczakChristina Oakley Harrington Cornelius Loos /  Damh the Bard - "Dave Smith" /  Dion Fortune /  Dolores Aschroft-NowickiDonald Michael Kraig Doreen ValienteDorothy MorrisonDr. John Dee & Edward Kelly /  Dr. Leo Louis Martello /  Edain McCoy /  Edward FitchEleanor Ray Bone - “Matriarch of British Witchcraft” Eliphas Levi /  Ernest Thompson Seton /  Ernest Westlake /  Fiona Horne /   Frederick McLaren Adams - Feraferia Friedrich von Spee /  Francis Barrett /  Gavin and Yvonne Frost and the School and Church of Wicca /  Gerald B. Gardner - The father of contemporary Witchcraft /  Gwydion Pendderwen Hans HolzerHelen DuncanHermann Löher /  Herman Slater - Horrible Herman /  Heinrich Kramer and the Malleus MaleficarumIdries ShahIsaac Bonewits Israel RegardieIvo Domínguez Jr. /  Jack Whiteside Parsons - Rocket Science and Magick /  James "Cunning" Murrell - The Master of Witches /  James Sprenger and the Malleus Maleficarum” /  Janet Farrar and Gavin BoneJean Bodin Jessie Wicker Bell - “Lady Sheba” / Johann Weyer  / Johannes Junius - "The Burgomaster of Bamberg" /   Johann Georg Fuchs von Dornheim  -  the “Hexenbrenner” (witch burner) /  John Belham-Payne John George Hohman - "Pow-wow" /  John Gerard /  John Gordon Hargrave and the Kibbo Kith Kindred /  John Michael Greer /  John Score /  Joseph “Bearwalker” Wilson /  Joseph John Campbell /  Karl von Eckartshausen Lady Gwen Thompson - and "The Rede of the Wiccae" /  Lambert Daneau /  Laurie Cabot  - "the Official Witch of Salem" /  Lewis SpenceLodovico Maria Sinistrari Ludwig LavaterMadeline Montalban and the Order of the Morning Star /  Margaret Alice MurrayMargot AdlerMichael Howard and the UK "Cauldron Magazine" /  Margaret St. Clair - the “Sign of the Labrys” /  Marie Laveau - " the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans" /  Marion WeinsteinMartin Antoine Del Rio Matthew Hopkins - “The Witch-Finder General” /  Michael A. Aquino - and The Temple of Set /  Monique WilsonMontague Summers /  Nicholas CulpeperNicholas RemyM. R. SellarsMrs. Maud Grieve - "A Modern Herbal" /  Oberon Zell-Ravenheart and Morning GloryOld Dorothy Clutterbuck /  Old George PickingillOlivia Durdin-Robertson - co-founder of the Fellowship of Isis /  Paddy SladePamela Colman-SmithPatricia CrowtherPatricia Monaghan /  Patricia “Trish” TelescoPaul Foster Case and the “Builders of the Adytum” mystery school /  Peter Binsfeld /  Philip HeseltonRaven GrimassiRaymond Buckland /  Reginald Scot /  Richard BaxterRobert CochraneRobert ‘von Ranke’ Graves and the "The White Goddess" /  Rosaleen Norton - “The Witch of Kings Cross” /  Rossell Hope Robbins /   Ross Nichols and the " Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids" (OBOD) /  Rudolf SteinerSabrina Underwood - "The Ink Witch" /  Scott CunninghamSelena Fox - founder of "Circle Sanctuary" /  Silver RavenwolfSir Francis Dashwood /  Sir James George Frazer and the " The Golden Bough"S.L. MacGregor Mathers and the “Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn” /  Starhawk /  Stewart Farrar /  Sybil LeekTed Andrews The Mather Family - (includes:  Richard Mather, Increase Mather and Cotton Mather ) /   Thomas AdyT. Thorn CoyleVera ChapmanVictor & Cora Anderson and the " Feri Tradition" /  Vivianne CrowleyWalter Brown GibsonWalter Ernest ButlerWilliam Butler YeatsZsuzsanna Budapest /  



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