My mission is . . .
- To teach, publish and participate in a larger realm
- To be willing to touch and be touched by the journeys of my loved ones
- To be grounded in the present moment with an open heart and mind
- To engage in radical self care
- To dwell in the loving embrace of the divine
- To respect my polymath, techmage needs
Katrina Messenger, a radical feminist of African, Cherokee & Irish descent, is a refugee from the communist, labor, feminist, and black nationalist movements of old. She now busies herself with revolutions of a more immediate nature - changing herself. A founding member of Dark Flame Coven, she finds inner peace and solace by sharing her hard won lessons with others who care to listen.
Katrina, a Wiccan mystic, is the founder of the Reflections Mystery School. Reflections is a contacted mystery school based in Washington DC. Reflections offers two full time programs including a long distance option plus classes for the general public.
Katrina works extensively with mythology, dreamwork, ritual and trance as a means of self exploration, self healing and self evolution. She believes that any attempt to change the external world must be paired with the inner work of a personal spiritual practice.
Katrina uses myth, magick and mystery to lead her students to greater well being and greater awareness of their unique gifts, abilities and talents. As a healer, teacher and priestess, she believes that everyone has a unique purpose and can walk the path of sacred vocation.
Katrina is a DC native with over forty year's experience as a grassroots activist and community leader. She has taken on leadership roles in almost every group she has joined, including her election to the state presidency of Maryland NOW and later when she served eighteen months as the acting minister for the Sojourner Truth Congregation of Unitarian Universalists.
Katrina is also a poet, singer/songwriter, author, teacher, speaker and priestess. She has studied mythology, esoteric sciences and human development for over twenty five years. Katrina is the author of Descent: A Journey for Women and Dark Beauty. She has published articles in the Reclaiming Quarterly, contributed to the highly successful Twelve Wild Swans, and taught at Reclaiming witch camps from 1997 to 2003. She is an elder in her community and a recognized leader and teacher worldwide.
In 1998, Katrina organized the first DC Red Dragon Feast. Over the years the feast has grown, under the leadership of the DC Radical Fairies, into a major fundraiser toward providing support and finding a cure for all blood borne illness.
In 1999 she inaugurated a magical working called Connect DC, to reconnect and heal the city of Washington, DC. Connect DC is committed to healing the city with magic, mystery and celebration, by publicly celebrating the equinoxes and solstices.
In 2001, Katrina successfully launched her own business, Amber Eyes by producing the first DC Samhain Spiral Dance. After producing the second DC Samhain Spiral Dance in 2002, Katrina became too ill to continue the event in 2003. So Katrina publicly celebrated the holy day as a simpler Connect DC ritual in 2003. And annually since then, the names of the dead and the newborns are read as part of the Connect DC Samhain ritual.
In December of 2002, Katrina retired after 25 years from a career focused on Telecommunications Engineering, Software Development, Applied Research and Internet Architecture. She holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from John Hopkins University , and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland.
In 2004, Katrina opened the Reflections Mystery School. With Reflections, Katrina could finally offer a structured apprenticeship program plus continue to offer quality magickal instruction to the Washington Metro area and to the entire MidAtlantic region.