Aepril Schaile is a priestess of the Dark Goddess. Working through the ancient and ever-evolving arts of Bellydance, Music, Ritual-Theatre, and Divination, Aepril Schaile creates art making the archetypal Dark Feminine sacred again. Sought after for events throughout the US and Europe, she is internationally recognized for her pioneering innovation and leadership in Gothic and Theatrical Bellydance. Her performances shamanistically and ritualistically invoke the archetypal Feminine as a force of Nature and Magick. Her Exquisite Corpse Dance Theatre Co. enjoyed a sold-out debut run of “The Book of Lilith: Goddess, Demon, First Woman,” an original, full-length ritual-theatre bellydance production.
Aepril is an acclaimed musician and composer, a writer, an animal rights advocate, a Witch and Thelemite. A practicing professional astrologer, Aepril Schaile is Venus ruled; a Taurus with Libra rising/Lilith in Scorpio conjunct the Ascendant. She has the glyph for Pluto, Lord of the Underworld, permanently inked over her heart. She is well-versed in Mythology and Jungian and Archetypal Psychology, and is a long time devoted practitioner of Witchcraft. Aepril spends her leisure time with her canine companion, Gwyddion, skulking around cemeteries and forests, taking photographs of that which strikes her imagination. She also writes poems. Aepril holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art.
Aepril is co-producer of OCCULT: Esoteric Art Salon celebrating the connections between creative Art and Magick. In Salem, MA, Sept 27-29.
She will also be performing on Sat, Oct 26th at THE DARK TAROT: A Ritual Performance to Honor the Dead. Presented by Spiral Light Productions.
Witches, Druids and other Pagans Reclaim the Magic in Nature at Eastern Massachusetts Pagan Pride Day!
On Sunday, September 15, 2013, magical traditions from all over New England will gather together on the field at Bradley Palmer State Park to connect with the powers of Mother Nature. Participants of this family-friendly event will enjoy educational workshops, entertainment, children's activities and the bewitching wares of many vendors and craftspeople. Admission will be a donation of non-perishable food.
The Pagan Pride Projectis a global non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of prejudice and religious discrimination through education, activism, charity and community. Pagan Pride Project global event attendance has broken records every year, with nearly 50,000 people attending Pagan Pride events in six countries. Pagan Pride attendees have donated thousand pounds of food and goods to local food banks, women's shelters, animal shelters and other charities. In addition to the material collections, Pagan Pride events also raised thousands of dollars in cash donations for local and regional charitable causes.
Over the past 10+ years, Pagan Pride attendees have donated several tons of food to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.
In 2009 alone, you helped raise over a TON of food!
"We just picked up the donations today, and we are so appreciative of the outpouring of generosity of the festival ... the total of the food donations is 2,007 pounds!
We estimate the average weight of a meal is 1.3 pounds, so the attendees donated approximately 1,544 meals to the residents of the Merrimack Valley."