Biography

Jamie_DecaturHeadshotJamie Michelle Waggoner is a priestess, writer, artist and teacher. The threefold mission of her work is to honor the Old Ones, weave threads of ancient magic into a modern tapestry, and re-enchant our waking world.

Jamie holds a B.A. in philosophy, trained and taught as a priestess with the Sisterhood of Avalon for thirteen years, and now regularly leads independent workshops and rituals at annual gatherings such as Reclaiming Witchcamp and the Land Sea Sky polytheist conference series. Her continued studies and works-in-progress focus on the legacy of encoded wisdom, ancestral traditions, initiations and rituals that can be excavated from story and myth.

Some of her philosophical and spiritual influences include Hélène Cixous, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Caitlín Matthews, the poetry of Mary Oliver, the tarot teachings of Rachel Pollack, and the paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe.

In addition to her public appearances, Jamie is also featured in the Red Tent documentary film (2012) and the Goddess on Earth project (2015). She currently lives in Alabama, where she enjoys the mysterious, languid beauty and deep-rooted magic of the American south. 

For booking inquiries, please contact waggoner.jamie@gmail.com.

 


Overview of Recent Events, Workshops and Rituals

A Year With Our Gods: Land Sea Sky Polytheist Conference Series
Workshop Presenter and Panelist, 2018—Present

  • As Darkness Embraces the Stars (Cerridwen, December 2018)
  • Branwen, Daughter of Llyr (Mabinogion, September 2018)
  • Wild Holy Wisdom: Connecting with Flora and Fauna (Blodeuwedd, March 2018)

Feileacan Ministry Reiki I, II and III Intensive Weekends
Intensive Leader and Teacher, 2016—2017

  • Introduction to the Elements Workshop (2017)
  • Sacred Geometry: The Magic of 5 Workshop (2017)
  • Reiki I Attunement Ritual (2017)
  • Chakras, Kundalini and Reiki Energy Workshop (2016, 2017)
  • The Handless Maiden: Emotional Healing and Releasing Ritual (2016)
  • Reiki III Master Attunement Ritual (2016)

Where Womyn Gather Annual Festival
Workshop and Ritual Presenter, 2009—2017

  • Rites of Durga Ritual (2017)
  • Parvati the Majestic Mountain Workshop (2017)
  • Rites of Artemis Ritual (2016)
  • Fascination and Intoxication: Saraswati the Muse Workshop (2016)
  • Lady Silver Wheel: Arianrhod’s Tale of Liberation Workshop (2015)
  • Story Dance: Maiden, Mother & Crone Workshop (2010)
  • Story Dance: The Five Elements Workshop (2009)

Vermont Witchcamp
Workshop and Ritual Presenter, 2015—2016

  • Ritual Facilitation Team (2016)
  • Cauldron of Story 5-Day Workshop Path (2015)

Yoga Yoga Studios (Austin, TX)
Yoga+ Special Series Teacher, 2015—2017

  • Embodying Shakti 4-Week Series: Parvati (2017)
  • Embodying Shakti Retreat: Kali (2016)
  • Embodying Shakti 4-Week Series: Lakshmi (2016)
  • Embodying Shakti 4-Week Series: Tapping the Great Goddess Within (2015, 2017)

Sisterhood of Avalon Glastonbury U.K. Pilgrimage
Workshop Presenter, 2011

  • Art Journaling at the Chalice Well Two-Part Workshop: Basic Techniques (Part I) and Using Your Art Journal with Vision Journey (Part II) (2011)

Memberships and Volunteer Positions

International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (IKYTA)
200hr Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher
2013 — Present

Austin Red Tent Co-Facilitator
2013 — 2018

Sisterhood of Avalon
Priestess Member, Facilitator for Austin/San Antonio Hearth Circle
Board of Directors (Past)
2005 — 2018


Education

Attuned Reiki III (Master) Healer, Diane Stein Lineage
Levels I and II, 2008; Level III, 2016

University of Idaho (Moscow, ID)
B.A. Philosophy, Magna cum Laude, 1999
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society