Chrysalis Moon 2018 -- Proudly presents

This year's theme: Rebirth and Transformation

We invite you to join us at the best pagan mini-fest in the Midwest – Chrysalis Moon to celebrate our 11th continuous year!

2018 Special Guest

Reverand Bill Duvendack

Rev Bill Duvendack is an internationally known astrologer, author, presenter and psychic. He routinely teaches classes on astrology and the Western Esoteric Tradition, and is available for astrological chart interpretations and guidance sessions of many kinds. He is President of the Astrological Association of St. Louis, a member of the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR), President of Circle of Light Independent Spiritualist Church which he is ordained through, an initiate of the Golden Dawn, and a member of Builders of the Adytum (BOTA). With over 25 years of experience in the Western Esoteric Tradition in many different forms, Bill brings a grounded and practical holistic view to his material. For more information and to contact, please visit his website at

2018 Musical Guests

Gina LaMonte aka: Mama Gina, Nine Toes the Bard

Mama Gina is a Pagan Bard, singer/songwriter, fearless storyteller, and wanderlust. With down-to-earth, bluesy vocals, a bit of humor, and straight-ahead, rhythmic, acoustic guitar, djembe and frame drum, she tells the true stories that fall into her head and heart. She sings of life, death and rebirth. She sings of holding on and letting go. She speaks to the Gods and Goddesses and they speak back. Oh, boy, do they speak back! She sings their stories as they become her own. She sings of her spiritual connection to the natural world, and of our responsibility to nurture both the mundane and the magical. When she is not performing, you just might find her camping in the woods seeking inspiration from the earth beneath her feet and the vast, open sky.

Nine Toes the Bard
It's all fun and games until someone loses a ... toe! No figment of Mama Gina's imagination, Nine Toes the Bard will have you singing along. Dragons and pirates, something for the kids, and something naughty NOT FOR THE KIDS. It's all in the music. Her companions are colorful, her stories are outrageously true, and her world is one you will wish to visit time and time again.

Brian Henke

Brian Henke composes and performs his music like a painter putting images on canvas, drawing his inspiration from the world around him. Mother Earth has given an immense living gallery, inspiring the compositions of this award winning, virtuosic, fingerstyle guitarist.

Brian’s five solo CD’s, Many Waters, Love Song for Terra, Force of Nature, The Nature of Light, and Tree of Life are a cornucopia of sonic vistas. His live DVD, Live at Cuyahoga Community College, gives listeners and viewers a chance to enjoy a front seat in an intimate concert setting.

His unique guitar style has been called everything from Folk to New Age to Neo-Classical to Pastoral or as Brian likes to call it “a big stewpot of everything, stirred up, simmered and served to taste.” Through it all is an undercurrent of spirituality and mysticism. Because of this he has shared the bill on the concert stage with acts as diverse as Yes, Linda Ronstadt, Richie Havens, Christine Lavin, The Kingston Trio, Glen Yarborough and many others.

A winner of many acoustic and electric guitar awards, he has also been a finalist in the prestigious National Fingerstyle Contest in Winfield, Kansas, the National Guitarmageddon regional finals in Boston and New Age Reporters Top 10 for 2006.

Burning Sage

In 2002 Burning Sage was created by founding members Lin Sanders on guitar and vocals and Sue Balaschak on drums and percussion. Composed as an all-girl power trio throughout their early years, Burning Sage has always been intensely dynamic, driven, and diverse. Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, the band has toured the Midwest and Eastern states performing a blend of venues including the major music festival circuit, as well as hard rock clubs and acoustic houses.

Throughout the years, they have been seen performing in an array of eclectic styles including hard rock, acoustic, metal, world, and Sue’s “The Primal Rhythm Drum Ensemble.” Through the magical songwriting of Lin Sanders and the Tribalistic ritual style of Sue Balaschak’s drum arrangements, the song craft of Burning Sage has remained a fluid musing of the heart. The girls have strived to produce music for uplifting, deep thinking, love and prayer for the people; with a little heat of the dragon thrown in.

The mystical music style that these Muses create fluctuates from melodic and sensual, dusky and wild, to earthy and epic. Throughout the years, performances have been intense with pounding tribal drums beneath etheric passionate vocals. Lin has not been afraid to open her heart and spill her life force on top of the dynamic pounding of Sue’s melodic drum rhythms and amidst the interwoven flourishment of Dawn Heartsong’s graceful accouterment placement.

Burning Sage has released three CDs. Their first full length CD, “Purification” was released in 2003. “Unveiled,” the acoustic CD, was released in 2005. The girls were back in the studio to record their next full length CD “True to Form,” that was released in the spring of 2016.

The members of Burning Sage currently include singer/songwriter and guitarist Lin Sanders, drummer/percussionist Sue Balaschak, and percussionist Dawn Heartsong.