High Priestess: Monica Stanton
Monica Stanton (she/her), a third degree initiate of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel (ASW), is one of the founding members of the Fellowship of the Ancient White Stag (FAWS). In 2011 she became the acting High Priestess of the coven. She is a Priestess of Sekhmet, but works with many pantheons since her coveners follow many different paths.
Monica studied History and Biblical Archaeology at Brigham Young University and lived briefly in Israel and Egypt during that time. She has her BS from BYU and her MS from the University of Manchester. She loves to travel and continues to do to do so whenever the chance presents itself.
Monica enjoys the study of magical paths and practices, firmly believing that we should never stop learning. She also has taught several classes over the years, including ones on black mirrors, gryphons, and the Celtic pantheon.
High Priest: Enfys Book
Enfys Book (they/them), a third degree initiate of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel (ASW), joined FAWS in 2013. In 2019, they became Acting High Priest of the coven, and in 2021 they received their third degree and became High Priest.
Enfys’s passions are Hermetic Qabala, Tarot, and the intersections between queer identities and magical practice. They presented a workshop on The Genderqueer Tree of Life at the 2019 Sacred Space Conference, at the Assembly’s “Climbing the Tree” Qabala Weekend, and at the virtual Spring Magick conference in 2021; and a workshop on “Queering Your Magical Practice” at Frederick Pagan Pride Day in 2019. In addition, Enfys has presented introductory Tarot workshops for various groups, and created and presented a year-long Qabala and Tarot study course and ritual series for FAWS in 2017. Their blog, Major Arqueerna, covers topics about queerness and magick, with a focus on Qabala. They are the author of the forthcoming book Queer Qabala: Nonbinary, Genderfluid, Omnisexual Mysticism & Magick (Llewellyn, summer 2022).
Enfys loves to travel, is a voracious reader, and enjoys indoor rock climbing, yoga, and performing with the Misbehavin’ Maidens: a musical group focused on sex positivity, feminism, lifting up the experiences of people in the queer community, as well as nerdy, comedic fandom references.