Michael Smith, Gwydion Stormcrow, has been practicing Wicca, Magick, and various esoteric disciplines since 1989, and has been active in the pagan community since 1993. He is an Elder of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel and is currently serving as High Priest of Coven of the Rowan Star, a coven in that Tradition. He is also involved with the Tradition's New Alexandrian Library.
Michael is a Priest of both Horus and Bast, and works extensively with the Egyptian deities in his personal practices where he uses a syncretic array of esoteric disciplines from Wicca and the Western magickal and shamanic traditions, and is inspired and sustained by his studies of Astrology, Qabalah, Ritual, and Natural Magick. He was trained as a Water Pourer by Shiverah Stonewater, and since 1995 has led sweat lodge ceremonies at Seelie Court and various pagan events. He is finishing a book on the sweat lodge ceremony from a pagan perspective. Michael currently divides his time between Ancient Egyptian Studies and balancing the Magick, Religion, and Spirituality of Wicca. He is pursuing a degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Delaware and is a member of the American Academy of Religions and its Contemporary Pagan Studies Group.
Michael sits on the Board of Directors of Cherry Hill Seminary and the Sacred Space Conference. He is one of the stewards of Seelie Court, 102 acres of pagan-owned land in Delaware dedicated to the growth and evolution of the pagan paths.
His website can be found at www.michaelgsmith.net.