Virtual Arcadia Presenters 2023
Alongside his partner Sawyer, Adam Black is an Initiate of Unnamed Path, and passionate practitioner of Folk Magic, and Trad Craft. With a deep-rooted commitment to his spiritual journey, Adam delves into the rich tapestry of gay male mysteries, guiding and empowering the LGBTQ+ community to reconnect with their forgotten mythos and latent magic.
Through Spiritwalking and the reclamation of personal power, Adam facilitates transformative experiences that help individuals rediscover their innate spiritual potential. As a member of the Great Circle of Elders, Adam forges connections with other Queer/Gay traditions worldwide, fostering a global network of support and shared wisdom.
Alongside his partner Sawyer, Adam takes on the crucial role of Marketing and Communications for Unnamed Path, ensuring that the path’s teachings and events reach a wider audience. He also contributes his expertise to the Planning Committees for Unnamed Path events, ensuring the smooth coordination and success of these transformative gatherings.
Roger Scott, aka Dallan, was raised by wolves in the wilds of Canada. According to his she-wolf mother, he never mastered the art of marking his territory. At the age of 12, Roger joined a traveling carnival. This experience engendered in Roger an intense sexual fascination for clowns and an irrational fear of funnel cakes. Roger’s many talents include boiling water, playing the national anthem on his armpits, and the harmonica. Roger is a certified music therapist moonlighting as a medical case manager for people living with HIV. His upbringing in a wolf pack makes him especially suited to facilitating group discussions, as he often had to break up fights with his siblings.
Eldritch is a Radical Faerie, Urban Mystic, and a Priestx of Stone Circle Wicca (USA), who lives near Washington, DC. Eldritch is a community organizer with leadership experience in organizational development based on principles of group identity, sociolinguistics, and cross-cultural relations. Drawing on over 20 years of experience in ceremonial and ecstatic forms of worship for ritual construction, he specializes in designing interfaith worship, planning spiritual retreats and leading men’s gatherings. In 2019, he was ordained Rev. E. Eldritch, by Circle Sanctuary and is a co-administrator for Circle’s Ministry Training Program. Eldritch consults with Pagan and community groups to create events that organize, energize, and inspire.
Mel is an eclectic Hellenistic Druid with a little bit of Norse thrown in. Mel publishes the “Mysterious Ways” cyberzine for Queer Pagan men; hosts the “Discovering the Male Mysteries” podcast for gay and bi Pagan men, and is involved in planning both the Arcadia and the Brotherhood by the Bog Retreats. Mel is author of the book “The Gay Guy’s Guide to Werewolves and Other Man Beasts.” He has a couple of other books in the works. His long-term plan is to found a private campground for alternative communities who often feel marginalized and unsafe in public and mainstream campgrounds.
Tomás Prower is the award-winning Latinx author of books on multicultural magic and mysticism, including Queer Magic and Morbid Magic. Fluent in English, French, and Spanish, he previously served as the cultural liaison between France, the United States, and various nations of South America, which allowed him to live and work all over the Western Hemisphere, including Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Tijuana, Reno, Las Vegas, and the Amazon jungle. Tomás is also a licensed mortuary professional and former External Relations Director of the American Red Cross. He currently lives in Palm Springs, California.