September 1st, 2008
I am a Wiccan priestess, trained and ordained by Felicity Flowers at the Artemis Institute in Sebastopol, CA, and ordained to perform legal weddings and provide hospital visitations by the eco-feminist American Priestess ministry in Berkeley, CA. I hold a bachelors degree in “Literature and Theory of Outsiders in American Society,” a minor in Spanish language, and a Masters Degree in non-profit management. In addition, I have an extensive background in theatre and comedic performance.
For the past 15 years, I have offered Wiccan classes (Introduction, Intermediate, and Priestess Training) and have provided hundreds of rite-of-passage rituals on both coasts. In addition, I initiate and coordinate collaborations with women from other Earth-based traditions, such as Bay Area Rising, a partner with Eve Ensler’s VDay organization to combat violence against women and girls around the world.
I am particularly skilled at helping individuals create rite of passage rituals that reflect their values and spirituality, and work with many non-Wiccans who are religiously unaffiliated yet feel a deep need to acknowledge significant life changes. Those I work with tend to value the Earth, women leaders and healers, and embracing intuition as central to leading a full life.
I bring wisdom to my work, accumulated through years of academic analysis, studying earth-based spirituality, feminist organizing, and building closeknit communities. I specialize in convening sacred and playful circles to heal wounds, generate hope, and manifest individual and group vision. I help groups go deep and stay light, and importantly, heal with humor.
Everyone has a calling. For me, it’s helping you follow your true path, develop ritual skills, and mark your life passages with reverence and joy. Please contact me at info at carolynhuntrituals.com.
January 14th, 2013
This was an amazing collaboration and evening with stunning performers, gorgeous drumming, inspired priestessing, deep healing, and effective fundraising to help women and girls around the world. Learn more at www.bayarearising.org!
This February 14th, Valentine’s Day, do something truly inspiring for your heart and our world - join a ‘mash-up’ of spirituality, politics and performance, Oakland’s unique contribution to thousands of simultaneous V-Day events happening across the globe in response to the violence experienced by one billion women and girls worldwide. Ritual Performers include: Destiny Arts, Jennifer Berezan, Dance Brigade, Youth Speaks, Gina Breedlove & Shelly Doty, Holly Near, Fat Chance Belly Dance, Hand to Hand, Chhoti Maa, Luisah Teish, Eve Decker of Rebecca Riots, Afia Walking Tree, Mona de Vestel, and more.
Presented by Bay Area Rising
Thursday February 14 - (7 to 9 pm)
Youth under 17 FREE, all others sliding scale donation
First Presbyterian Church in Oakland
2619 Broadway Street in Oakland
Location is a social justice community, wheelchair accessible space with parking,
ASL interpretation provided.
The United Nations has declared that ONE BILLION WOMEN HAVE SUFFERED SEXUAL OR PHYSICAL VIOLENCE. As part of V-Day’s One Billion Rising , groups in cities all over the world are gathering in public spaces on Thursday, February 14 to dance, strike, envision.
Bay Area Rising, a grassroots group of volunteers, is offering a performance ritual at the end of a day of activism to help us envision and create the changed world we want to see. ALL PROCEEDS from donations and ticket sales go to IDEX International women’s organizations www.idex.org and to local organizations serving women and girls, including MISSSEY.
Please make additional donations for Bay Area Rising women’s & girls groups at:
If you would like to volunteer please contact: Carolyn Hunt at email@example.com
Be part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls!
Be inspired, engaged, rise up!
October 1st, 2012
Tween Girl’s Wheel of the Year, Berkeley
Starting April, 2013–email me at info at carolynhuntrituals.com for more information
Introduction to Feminist Wicca
Six Thursday evenings starting May 16, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm in Berkeley. A great way to enjoy spring!
See Classes section for more information or email me info at carolynhuntrituals.com to register
June 2nd, 2012
This amazing and transformative event helped launch VDay’s One Billion Rising movement that will culminate with actions around the world on February 14, 2013 in support of girls and women.
I served as coordinator and priestess for a beautiful co-creative process involving women from many spiritual and artistic traditions united in a deep desire to end violence.
Pleas visit our Website: www.bayarearising.org for stunning photos, inspiring commentary, and video of Ms. Eve Ensler conjuring for all Life!
And stay tuned for more details on our OBR Bay Area action in February…
September 26th, 2011
My close friend and colleague, Erika Dillman, just published a terrific book about funeral planning entitled “The Party of Your Life: Get the Funeral You Want by Planning it Yourself”–full of insight and practical tips. I’m quoted in the book and listed as Erika personal Wiccan priestess. Highly recommended!