~Aphrodite's Priestess~

*Folkloric Witch*

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Official Bio:

Laurelei Black is a hedge-rider, a Cunning Woman, a traveler on the crooked path. She is a priestess of love and pleasure, an Ishtar-woman, an Aphrodite-woman. She is a friend to daemons and a mate to the Red God. A bone collector; a temple dancer. Laurelei is the author of over dozen books on Aphrodisian and Witchcraft practice, a co-Director and frequent presenter at the Babalon Rising Festival, a co-owner of Camp Midian and also of Driftwood Tiny Retreats, and the proud proprietress of Asteria Books & Events and also of Blade & Broom.

Less Official Bio:

I am a multi-passionate poet, priestess, and practitioner of magic. I am/have been a teacher in public high schools, a disability advocate, a professional psychic reader, a bellydance instructor, a homeschooling parent, an indie publisher, and an event organizer. All of these roles show up in my magic, my priestessing, and the work that I bring to the community.

I hope to bring wisdom, beauty, grace, love, and enlightenment to my community -- through teaching, writing, and showing up!

The Thread App

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Featured Digital Class

I've got digital classes coming soon!

Upcoming Appearances

Water Priestess Confluence

March 24-26, 2023


Babalon Rising Thelemic Festival

dates & venue TBA

Women's Goddess Retreat

August 25-27, 2023

Midian ~ Springville, IN

Published Books

Aphrodite's Priestess

Cult of Aphrodite

Wisdom of Love

Temple of Love

Witches' Key to the Legion

Liber Qayin

Herbal Grimoire

The Grimoire Project

To Call Ye Forth

Red Thread Academy - Year 1

Red Thread Academy - Year 2

Red Thread Academy - Year 3

Coming in January 2023

Crown of Violets

Pagan Sun-Day School

Asteria Mystery School

Find Me on YouTube

I'm launching an Aphrodite- and generally Goddess-focused YouTube channel in October/November of 2022. You can subscribe now and get notifications when videos start getting posted!

Blade and Broom

If you're interested in learning more about the folkloric, traditional Witchcraft that I practice, check out Blade & Broom on YouTube -- or at bladeandbroom.com!