Greetings and Blessed Be. I am Magister Shawnus Merlin Santee Belarion Ferrisstar ZAXON 3td* elder High Priest of the Coven of the Catta. You can read more about the coven at the download link below to the free PDFs of booklets i have written.
I am a 61 year old male of German and Scots/Irish descent living here in the Appalachians of Pennsylvania. I have a nice little house on an acre out in the woods, at the base of a mountain, along a stream, and i live here with my two black cats. My house is full of altars to the various deities. I also have a small 1936 bungalow with no electricity or water that i escape to away from technology. The downstairs is set up for Powwow and the upstairs is a full Solomonic temple for that kind of working. I also recently acquired a cabin behind my property which i plan on turning into a full blown Witch Covenstead Temple like Dr Santee and Lady Phoebe had at the original Covenstead where i learned and was trained up north.
I have practiced some form of religion since i was pre-teen, from Christianity to Zen, Thelema, Solomonic Magickes, the Ordo Templi Orientis, British Traditional Witchcraft, Native American Shamanism, Tibetan Buddhism, Shaivism, Naga puja, bloodless Voudoun etc etc etc. I have initiations and empowerments in many of these systems.
The blog is on a variety of occult subjects eastern and western and also contains some music videos, reblog from my blogger friends, and some comedic writings. Some is of an R-rated nature and is plainly labeled thusly.
I had the privilege of meeting and being initiated by Lady Phoebe Athene Nimue of the Coven of the Catta back in 1981 and progressed through my degrees under her tutelage. With a Priestess i ran the Coven up there for about 8 years, then took a hiatus to do other practices, then came back just before her passing. There have been a handful of initiates and few of us that teach. Presently there are two of us who rarely take on new students. But there are Probationers and Third degrees spread from NY to PA to NC to FLA.
I pray to the Goddess Diana-Astarte-Hekate and the God Faunus-Kernunnos-Baphometus that this lineage continues to grow and practice the rituals we have been given.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to buy a softcover or get a free PDF download booklet on the coven entitled Coven of the Catta – Elders and History – Unique Ritual Practices and Spells then hit this link. I think you have to register at Lulu.com but the download is free.
If you want to see “Coven of the Cat” on “The Haunted” on Animal Planet, which has Lady Alsace and myself in it, it used to be on YT but Unfortunately they seemed to have pulled these videos so now you have to wait for re-runs leading up to Halloween or purchase it at Amazon.
I am the elder HPT of the Coven of the Catta which has been in the USA since 1967 when Sybil Leek initiated Dr Santee who initiated Lady Phoebe who initiated me. Before that it came across the pond with Sybil from the New Forest England Coven of the Horsa and before that from SE France from the Coven de la Dragon Rouge in the Gorge du Loup.
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POSTSCRIPT – AS OF AUGUST 2014 I HAVE LABELED THIS BLOG AS MATURE INSTEAD OF PG SO SOME POSTS AND PICS MAY BE NSFW OR OFFENSIVE TO SOME SO ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK
Enjoy, Blessed Be and 93.