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Rick de Yampert

Rick de Yampert is a Florida resident and freelance writer, musician, artist and lecturer on sacred topics. He has followed a Pagan path since the early 1990s, and has presented workshops and performed on sitar and Native American flutes at Pagan festivals and UU churches throughout Florida. He has lectured on shamanic drumming, the Hindu sacred Om, Goddess worship, Taoism and other metaphysical subjects.

Rick’s book “Crows and Ravens: Mystery, Myth, and Magic of Sacred Corvids” will be published by Llewellyn on March 8, 2024.

As an artist, Rick takes photos of crows and shape-shifts them using a half-dozen digital programs, then prints the results on canvas. See his work at

Previously Rick wrote about the arts, entertainment and pop music for 25 years at newspapers in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Nashville, Tennessee, before becoming a freelance writer and musician in 2015. Rick also served a tenure as the arts, entertainment and culture writer for The Wild Hunt, a Pagan news website.

His two workshops at Phoenix Phyre 2024 will focus on the history and myths of crows and ravens through the ages, the science of corvids, and ways to build communion with these intelligent, magical creatures.

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