Kirk White

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Kirk White
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Kirk White wearing ritual robes
Born (1962-05-21) May 21, 1962 (age 52)
Bethel, Vermont
Nationality United States
Citizenship United States
Education Master's Degree in Counseling
Alma mater University Of Vermont And State Agricultural College, Johnson State College
Occupation Author
Known for Pagan author and leader
Home town Bethel, Vermont
Title Reverend
Board member of
Covenant of the Goddess 2001-present (co-President 2007-2008), Church of the Sacred Earth: A Union of Pagan Congregations (1987-present), Cherry Hill Seminary 1997-2007 (Academic Dean 1997-2007)
Religion Pagan
Spouse(s) Amy Danley-White, 1992-present
Children Killian White
Website
Official website

Kirk White (born May 21, 1962) is a Pagan author and leader in establishing a seminary system and pastoral counseling credentials for the Neopagan faith.[1] He is the founder and past president of Cherry Hill Seminary[2][3] and co-founder of the National Association of Pagan Schools and Seminaries.

Contributions to Neopaganism[edit]

He was interviewed for Margot Adler's Drawing Down the Moon, and has contributed material to other Pagan works.[4]

He founded the Church of the Sacred Earth: A Union of Pagan Congregations (for which he serves as executive director[5] as the Wiccan Church of Vermont; this first legally recognized Wiccan church in Vermont later ordained White as a minister. He has served as both National Public Information Officer and Co-President of the Covenant of the Goddess.[6]

White's multidisciplinary education includes a master of arts in Mental Health and Addictions Counseling, and training in acupuncture and aromatherapy; he also holds an honorary Doctorate of Divinity. He holds positions in the organizations of the Masons, Ancient Illuminated Seers of Bavaria, Templars, Rosicrucians, and the Ancient Order of Druids in America.

Books[edit]

White has published two books:

Festivals[edit]

White is a frequent lecturer at Pagan gatherings and festivals. He speaks on such topics as organization, pastoral counseling, initiation, and magical practice. Those festivals that have featured White include:

  • Between the Worlds
  • Delmarva Pagan Pride Festival[1]
  • Florida Pagan Gathering[7]
  • Harvest Home Gathering[8]
  • Pantheacon[9]
  • Pagan Spirit Gathering
  • Laurelin Community's Annual Lughnasah Festival (which was founded by and organized yearly by White)
  • New York City Pagan Pride Day 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Robin Brown (2008-08-25). "Pagan festival mixes magic and pride". Delaware Online. Gannett. Retrieved 2008-09-12. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Living the Wiccan Life, Episode 22, Pt. 2". Magick TV. 2008-03-14. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  3. ^ Matthew Hay Brown (2005-10-31). "Flourishing, pagan groups get organized". SouthFlorida.com. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  4. ^ Madden, Kristin; Raven Grimassi, Amber K, Starhawk (2005). "Magical Manifestations of Energy Work". Exploring the Pagan Path: Wisdom from the Elders. Career Press. pp. 69–84. ISBN 1-56414-788-6. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  5. ^ John Elvin (2001-10-22). "Letter Provides a Window on Pagan Groups". Insight on the News. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  6. ^ Diane M. Cooper. "Magic, Witches, and Harry Potter: an interview with Kirk White". Spirit of Maat. Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  7. ^ "Kirk White". Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  8. ^ "Speakers 2007". Retrieved 2008-09-12. 
  9. ^ "PantheaCon 2008 Program Descriptions". Pantheacon.com. Archived from the original on 2008-06-23. Retrieved 2008-10-19.