Over the years, author and priestess Janet Callahan has been published in books, magazines, websites, news sites, and more. She currently writes for her blog here on her site, the Pagan Parenting site, and a regular column for Sage Woman, with occasional book projects as well
Ms. Callahan has been Pagan for more than 25 years, and has been both a solitary practitioner and a member of a coven. She has achieved 3rd degree in one tradition and 1st degree in two others. She considers herself to be a Modern American Polytheist – a mixture of syncretistic polytheism, techno-Paganism, pop-culture magick, Wicca, and Unverified Personal Gnosis (UPG), and is the high priestess of Spiral Moon Church, a family-focused Pagan church in the metro-Detroit area.
She is the former Program Director of SpiralScouts International, an alternative Pagan-based scouting organization for children ages 3-18, and a former board member of several other Detroit area Pagan organizations.
Ms. Callahan grew up in what was then a rural community outside St. Louis, Missouri. As a child, she spent hours upon hours devouring every book in the library, and came upon books on ESP, witches, and ghosts in the adult section of the library by age 8. Her mother encouraged her to read anything that interested her, and related topics remained a part of her regular reading for much of her childhood, much to the chagrin of her conservative German Lutheran family.
Ms. Callahan has been happily married to her husband, Barry, for more than two decades. The Callahans are the parents of two children with multiple disabilities. They homeschool and are an active part of their community.
Ms. Callahan is also an accomplished energy worker and healer. She is a Reiki master/teacher, crystal reiki master, Karuna Ki Reiki master, Run Valdr practitioner, certified color therapist, certified sound healer, and flower essence practitioner. She also holds certificates in meditation and teaching meditation, EFT, crystal healing, teaching Reiki to kids, tuning fork healing, sound bowl healing, crystal pyramid healing, and aromatherapy.