Friends of The Nest!

Merry Meet…Welcome to Friends of The Nest!

Here you will find valuable information on Teachers, Healers, Psychics, Organizations, Websites and more that support and are supported by The Robin’s Nest. Be sure to let them know that you found them through The Robin’s Nest. Thank you for visiting!

Christopher Penczak

Christopher Penczak is a Witch, teacher, writer and healing practitioner. His practice draws upon the foundation of both modern and traditional Witchcraft blended with the wisdom of mystical traditions from across the globe as a practitioner and teacher of shamanism, tarot, Reiki healing, herbalism, astrology and Qabalah. He is the founder of the Temple of Witchcraft tradition and system of magickal training based upon the material of his books and classes. He is an ordained minister primarily serving the New Hampshire and Massachusetts pagan and metaphysical communities through public rituals, private counsel and teaching, though he travels extensively teaching throughout the United States.

Please check out Christopher’s class schedule on our Calendar of Events page!

Raven Grimassi

What is Remembered Lives : 1951-2019

Raven Grimassi is the award-winning author of over 21 books on Wicca, Witchcraft, and Inner Mystery teachings.  His titles include The Witches’ Craft, Italian Witchcraft, Witchcraft: A Mystery Tradition, Spirit of the Witch, Crafting Wiccan Traditions,Old World Witchcraft,Grimoire of the Thorn-Blooded Witch, Communing with the Ancestors, and his final book, What We Knew in the Night and many more for sale right here on this page. 
 
Raven also co-created and co-authored the two oracle kits The Well Worn Path and The Hidden Path with Stephanie Taylor, illustrated by pagan artist Mickie Mueller. Raven was an initiate of several Witchcraft traditions including Strega, Brittic, Pictish Gaelic, and Celtic Traditionalist. He is also a recognized expert on Italian Witchcraft and the foremost authority on the works of Charles Godfrey Leland in this particular field.
 
Raven crossed the veil peacefully at home with his wife Stephanie by his side, on March 10, 2019, from a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Raven spent his time between writing and co- directing the Ash, Birch & Willow training system of Old Ways Witchcraft.  Having been born on the festival day of the goddess Ceres (Patron of the Mysteries), Raven was devoted to preserving and teaching the Mystery Tradition of pre-Christian Europe.

We are honored to carry many of Raven’s books at The Robin’s Nest and his work continues through The House of Grimassi. More can be found at www.http://www.ravensloft.biz/

Judika Illes

Judika Illes is an independent scholar, educator, and author of several books of folklore, folkways, and mythology about the subjects of magic, the occult, divination, diverse spiritual traditions, witchcraft, and the paranormal.

She is the author of four popular encyclopedias: The Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells, The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft. The Encyclopedia of Spirits, and the brand new Encyclopedia of Mystics, Saints, and Sages. Her other books include Pure Magic, Magic When You Need It, and The Weiser Field Guide to Witches as well as The Weiser Field Guide to the Paranormal (published under the alias Judith Joyce).

Judika’s frequent radio appearances include Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, Ripley Radio Oddcast, Fangoria Radio, the Hilly Rose Show and the X-Zone with Rob McConnell. She has been featured in publications including The Witches’ Almanac, The Spirit Guide to Spellcraft (Australia), and Prediction Magazine(UK).

Ivo Dominguez, Jr.

Ivo Dominguez, Jr. is a visionary and a practitioner of a variety of esoteric disciplines. He has been active in Wicca and the Pagan community since 1978 and has been teaching since 1982. Ivo was a founding member of the first coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a Wiccan Tradition where he currently serves as one of its Elders. 

He is the author of Casting Sacred Space: The Core Of All Magickal Work;Spirit Speak: Knowing and Understanding Spirit Guides, Ancestors, Ghosts, Angels, and the DivineBeneath the Skins with other books in the pipeline as well. Ivo is also a professional astrologer who has studied astrology since 1980 and has been offering consultations and readings since 1988. Ivo lives in Delaware in the woods of Seelie Court.

Adam Sartwell

Adam Sartwell is one of the three founders of the Temple of Witchcraft, along with his partners, Steve Kenson and Christopher Penczak. Gifted with psychic talents from a young age, as a teenager, Adam experienced a recurring dream about his own death, leading him to study religion and spirituality and leading him to the study of Witchcraft. After preparing to not see his sixteenth birthday, Adam told a close friend about his dream, and she helped to avert the accident he foresaw, with Adam being narrowly missed by a car that almost ran him down while crossing the street. After this experience, he delved even deeper into the Craft, becoming a local teacher and coven leader in his native Vermont.

Adam is a Temple founder, holding the energies of one of the three rays of Love, Will, and Wisdom, as well as Virgo lead minister and an advisory member of the board of directors. Virgo ministry oversees the Temple’s healing work, maintaining the monthly healing list, offering regular healing clinics where Temple members can offer different healing modalities to the public, and sponsoring a healing case studies group for Temple members to practice psychic diagnosis and healing. He also manages the Temple Store, offering a variety of products for sale at events, including public Temple events and Pagan Pride gatherings. Adam hand-crafts incense and potions for the store, as well as creating items such as painted prayer cards and candle labels. A professional Tarot reader and Reiki Master, Adam maintains a website at adamsartwell.wordpress.com

Danielle Dionne

It is an honor to work with you on your spirtual path. My mission is to deliver helpful, healing and empowering messages from Spirit and to help you learn and grow. I offer Mediumship, Psychic and Animal Communication readings to offer guidance and opportunities for healing and improvement. I offer Reiki healing and spiritual consultations to promote healing on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels. I am a devoted teacher and facilitator offering a variety of classes and experiences for those interested in developing their abilities and deepening their connection to Spirit. Please take a look around the site for more information about what I have to offer. I look forward to connecting with you!

Blessings,
Danielle

Mat Auryn

Mat Auryn is a witch, writer, professional psychic, and occult teacher throughout New England. He has been drawn to the occult and metaphysical since an early age, reading books on witchcraft at eight years old. He is an initiate of Black Rose Witchcraft and a priest in Sacred Fires Tradition of Witchcraft founded by Devin Hunter. He has also studied with various other traditions and teachers including Jason Miller in the Sorcery of Hekate. He is a devotee of the Covenant of Hekate founded by Sorita D’Este.

He writes for Patheos Pagan in his blog For Puck’s Sake, The House of Twigs, Horns Magazine, and on his personal website. He has been featured in various magazines, radio shows, books and other periodicals such as DisInfo, The Wild Hunt, Down at the Crossroads podcast, Raise the Horns Podcast, Magick Magazine, Horns Magazine, Moon Books, Cutline Press, Just Julie, Magical Experiments, and more. Mat Auryn is ranked the second most influential person online in the field of neo-paganism and within the top 100 in divination by Agilience. He has been called the Oprah of occult books by publishers of esoteric, metaphysical, and spiritual books.

Mat has had the honor of helping thousands of people gain clarity through his skills of psychic ability and tarot reading throughout the world over the last decade. He has been interviewed on radio, in magazines, and on several websites and private newsletters. Mat teaches various metaphysical and occult subjects ranging from psychic development, magickal empowerment, working with spirits, divination, energy healing, lucid dreaming, divination, astral projection throughout New England including Salem, Massachusetts, known internationally as the Witch City.

Jenna Greene – Green Lady Music

Singer – Songwriter – Harpist – Sound Healer

Jenna Greene, “The Greene Lady”, is a weaver of musical myth and magic. With a voice that is both ethereal and soulful, she sings of ancient lore, finding wonder and following dreams.

She beautifully interlaces her Celtic, World Folk and New Age influences to create a presentation of haunting ballads, drum-driven dance tunes, lilting harp and mythic story.

Jenna is currently celebrating the release of her fifth album, “Wings,” a collection of songs about hope and transformation.

You can find Jenna performing at Celtic, Cultural, Faerie, Goddess, Renaissance, Natural Living and Holistic Healing festivals.  She also performs for weddings and other special occasions.

When Jenna is not performing, she teaches workshops on the healing powers of music and myth. 

Temple of Witchcraft

Co-founded by Christopher Penczak, Steve Kenson, and Adam Sartwell, the Temple started in 1998 as a system of magickal training and personal development, and eventually developed into a formal tradition of Witchcraft. The Temple of Witchcraft’s goal on an individual level is to awaken the potential of the human soul to its natural gifts of psychic awareness, communion with nature and the spirits, and magick. Each individual seeks to live a magickal life. Through these awakenings, we seek an expansion of consciousness through the alignment of our souls with Love, Will, and Wisdom to further the Great Work.

For more information on the Temple of Witchcraft, please visit their website at: www.templeofwitchcraft.org

Moth & Moon Studio

Co-founded by Christopher Penczak, Steve Kenson, and Adam Sartwell, the Temple started in 1998 as a system of magickal training and personal development, and eventually developed into a formal tradition of Witchcraft. The Temple of Witchcraft’s goal on an individual level is to awaken the potential of the human soul to its natural gifts of psychic awareness, communion with nature and the spirits, and magick. Each individual seeks to live a magickal life. Through these awakenings, we seek an expansion of consciousness through the alignment of our souls with Love, Will, and Wisdom to further the Great Work.

For more information on the Temple of Witchcraft, please visit their website at: www.templeofwitchcraft.org

Bhakti Marga

Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda is an enlightened spiritual Master and founder of Bhakti Marga, the path of devotion.

His life and work are dedicated to inspiring all people to love beyond the boundaries of culture, religion, gender and age, and to open their hearts to recognise and accept the eternal Divine Love that permeates us all. He offers wisdom and tools to awaken the innate ability to experience this love in our daily lives. He is a living example of the transformational power of Divine Love.

Boston Sri Kalikambal Shiva Temple

In 2019 I had the pleasure of meeting members of the BSKST here in Bellingham, MA. It was at that time that I found out that they were going to be building a Temple a short distance from The Robin’s Nest. Since that time, we have become an active supporter in this endeavor with all donations that are offered at our Goddess Lakshmi altar being donated to BSKST. In addition, I have had the privilege of attending many sacred ceremonies at their current location. All contributions to this temple are tax deductible and all support to building the new Temple is greatly appreciated. To find out more, please visit http://www.bskst.org/brick_sponsorships/

The LoonWitch’s Enchanted Forest – Taunton

Sha Blackburn is the LoonWitch; an internationally known psychic,  witch,  healer and teacher.  She has been honored as an Inspirational Woman of the Year by the NAPW (2010-2011), and has been practicing her craft for over 30 years.  She firmly believes that we all have the power within ourselves to overcome every obstacle and has dedicated her practice to helping others walk the path of their truth. 

I grew up in the woods… on a dirt road, in a small town.  I love the forest.  The of the trees during any form of weather.  Each season I learn something new and am reminded of how things should just flow and be.  When I moved into an office space and shared a waiting area with a friend, I decorated the waiting area as a forest…. and because you had to literally follow a winding path through the building to find us, we lovingly called it The Enchanted Forest.  I love the idea of it so much, that I have kept the theme and my newest location in Raynham MA is a cozy forest setting in a plaza by the Taunton River.  I would love to re-create that same cozy feeling here online.

For more information or to book a reading with the LoonWitch, please visit https://www.enchantedforestswc.com/

The Enchanted Fox

Come to the Enchanted Fox to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. Here you will experience a welcoming staff along with the following items : Metaphysical Books – Greeting Cards – Music – Calendars – Tarot Cards – Crystals – Gemstones – Jewelry – Native American Drums and Flutes – Essential Oils – Flower and Animal Essences – Figurines – Dream Catchers – Candles – Gifts and Treasures and Much More!

Blue Magic Tattoo Studio

At Blue Magic Tattoo Studio we can create any custom new tattoo, cover-up or re-work of your old tattoo. We also specialize in permanent cosmetics and medical tattooing. Both our experience and exemplary customer service has been specialized and brought to you in a private studio setting. This is why we work by appointment only, in order to ensure that you are the primary focus during your tattoo procedure. Contact us now for your consultation and soon you can be proudly wearing your beautiful, new body art!

*As a side note… The beautiful tattoo work you see on Robbi has been designed and worked by Nicole Thomas Fenoff of Blue Magic Tattoo Studio! Please tell her that Robbi sent you!

Cucina Aurora

How does Cucina Aurora Make Meal Time Magic? Why should you buy Cucina Aurora Olive Oil?

Every wonder what makes Cucina Aurora Infused Olive Oils and other products so special?

The secret is LOVE. Not only do we love what we do, but we love our customers. We consider each and every customer family.

Our owner, Dawn Hunt, AKA “The Kitchen Witch” starts every recipe with love and positive intentions. All of the recipes for Cucina Aurora’s products come right from her and have been thoroughly tested for the picky eater, the 5 minute meal maker, as well as the discerning chef.

Cucina Aurora is a small, woman owned, local business. Every time you purchase Cucina Aurora products on our website or by visiting a retailer in your neighborhood, you can rest assured you are getting the highest quality, handmade, gourmet cooking products for you and your family. We encourage people to cook together, eat together and learn about each other’s lives around the dinner table. By using Cucina Aurora’s products, already infused not only with flavor, but with love, you can make quick, easy and healthy meals you can bring Meal Time Magic to your table every day. 

The Robin’s Nest carries the full line of Cucina Aurora cooking oils every day!

Phoenix & Lotus

Phoenix & Lotus exists to give people the resources they need to explore their own personal magic–whether that’s reading tarot cards, working with crystals, kitchen witchery, or you have no clue because you’re just starting and haven’t figured it out yet. That’s cool. Think of us as an all-embracing pagan shop. The goods you’ll find here are made by artisans with solid magical and spiritual practices who are passionate about helping others learn.

My Soulflower

My name is Lisa Estabrook. I am a mother, a graphic designer, an artist and an obsessive gardener. I have spent the last 30 years working in my gardens, tending and talking to the flowers and plants that grow there. I love learning about the plants, not just from books or classes but also directly from my connection with them. While my life goes through many ups and downs, as its does for us all, it is in the garden that I find solace and healing. It is there that I learned to have a deep trust and confidence in my ability to be well and prosper.

I believe Spirit, or energy, is in all things. It flows through every atom that makes up our world. Every human, plant, animal, rock, river and insect is infused with Spirit’s living energy. It is the infinite source of all consciousness and it connects us all as one. I may not be able to see it, but I know this universal energy as truth. I believe this with all my heart, just as I believe in germs and atoms that I cannot perceive but I know exist.

The World Tree – Online Psychic Readings

My name is Tabetha (named for the little girl from the famed 60’s television show “Bewitched”) and I’ve been blessed with some extraordinary gifts that were passed down by my extra-ordinary family.  I didn’t see it as a “gift” at first and I tried to ignore it, but one cannot run from themselves nor the plan that brought us here…so…here we are now, together.  

I have begun to embrace what the Universe has given me and spend everyday learning something new that I feel will improve what I do and help improve the lives I come in contact with.  I work openly with Angels, Spirit Guides, Tarot Cards, Numerology, Astrology, Herbalism, Alchemy, Dream Interpretations, Rune Stones, and yes – on occasion – I see dead people, and we talk.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Welcome to Tower Hill Botanic Garden, the headquarters of the Worcester County Horticultural Society.

The Society was incorporated in 1842 as a non-profit educational organization for the purpose of advancing the science and encouraging and improving the practice of horticulture. As the third oldest active horticultural society in the United States, the Society offered flower shows and educational programs in downtown Worcester for more than 150 years.

In 1986, the Society purchased Tower Hill Farm in Boylston, MA, to develop as a botanic garden where the ideals of the organization could be put into practice for the community – thus Tower Hill Botanic Garden was born. With 17 distinct gardens on 171 acres, much of it preserved as woodland and open space, Tower Hill is dedicated to the cultivation and display of some of the most exquisite plants in the world.

Tower Hill is currently undergoing an update of its Master Plan. The plan will provide a vision for what Tower Hill Botanic Garden might look like in 2038.

Phil Smith Photography

Portraiture for Pets and Their People!

Through my camera, not only do I strive to capture a person’s image, but their personality as well. I have been told that my portraits do just that, whether they be images created in the studio or in the natural environment (i.e., location portraits).

Pet Portraiture: As with conventional portraiture, I strive to capture the personality of my subjects. Capturing the essesnce of pets and other animals sometimes takes time, but I feel it’s worth it.

* On a personal note… I have had the pleasure of working with Phil to take photos of my Boston Terriers, Agnes and Emma. (which most of you know from visiting the Nest!) His patience and professionalism makes him a joy to work with. In addition, he is taking all our Prom Photos for our 80’s inspired event in March 2014! Be it People or Pets, Phil’s skill behind the camera with amaze you with the beauty of the images he provides for you. Check out his website for some of his incredible work! ~ Robbi Packard

Ben Speaks

The mission of Ben Speaks is to raise awareness about suicide and to STOMP OUT the use of self-destructive behaviors leading to this final act. Ben Speaks helps families find support and resources through our C.A.R.E. (Creating Alternative Resources for Expression) program, which empowers our youth to BE the change they want to see in their world.

M. Rory McCracken, Web Wizard for Hire

Rory McCracken is a Web Designer and Developer, specializing in designing creative and powerful WordPress websites for small business owners, solopreneurs and other creative professionals. Rory has worked with dozens of satisfied clients over the past 8 years and is available for the creation of new websites, as well as maintenance and improvement of existing websites. His clients range from Health Coaches to Motivational Speakers to Witches, Authors and Energy Workers, and many more. Rory has a deep appreciation for The Robin’s Nest and is proud to have worked with Robbi to build its new website.