About Chris

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Christopher Orapello is a Pagan podcaster and a signature artist with Sacred Source, and a future author of Red Wheel / Weiser Books.  He  also offers an exclusive collection of hand finished cast bronze items available through Eclectic Artisans, where they are made to order or they can be purchased in person from HEX: Old World Witchery, located in New Orleans, LA and Salem, MA.

He was born and raised in southern New Jersey where he currently lives with his partner Tara, two cats (Henry Lee and Timothy) and three snakes (Danbalah Wedo, Aristotle, and Mrs. Robinson). He is a witch & animist, with a background in Western Occultism and Ceremonial Magick, and has been on his journey for 20 years. He is also a proud south Jersey Freemason.

In the past, he was the vice president of his college Pagan organization while at Rowan University and later was the primary facilitator of his own group, The Marlton Witches’ Coalition (2000-2005). He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in Philadelphia where he received his Master of Fine Arts and had the pleasure of doing illustrative work for Title Goes Here: Magazine published by Misanthrope Press as well as the honor of creating the cover for their Pagan story anthology Etched Offerings: Voices from the Cauldron of Story.

Currently, he spends his time podcasting, writing, sculpting, and practicing witchcraft with BlackTree Coven.

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Associations (current and past)

  • Board Member for South Jersey Pagan Pride Day
  • Free & Accepted Masons of the State of New Jersey
  • Member of the American Tarot Association
  • Member of The Tarot Guild
  • Sponsor of The Witch’s Voice
  • Founder and Facilitator of The Marlton Witches’ Coalition (no longer active)
  • Vice President of Eyes of Gaia, Rowan University (no longer active)

Published Articles

Interviews and Appearances (starting with most recent)