MEET MAEVEN ELLER-FIVE
Maeven Eller-Five has been a fixture in the greater U.S. Pagan Community since 1997. She founded the Pagan Community Center movement by opening Betwixt & Between Community Center in Dallas, Tx., a non-profit organization serving North Texas and beyond. Betwixt & Between was a brick and mortar facility open seven days a week, providing classes, social events, festivals, concerts, drum jams and civil rights support. During this time, author Anne Rice granted her the rights to conduct Mayfair Witch Tours of New Orleans, taking multiple groups on tours of the sites and places in that series of books. She served as Executive Director of the Texas Council of Magickal Arts, the oldest pagan festival organization in the country, and still serves as an active advisor to its’ Board. She is the Matriarch of the House of Five Phamily and active clergy to a greater community of thousands. She was Pagan Pride Day coordinator for 7 years for the City of Dallas, was a member of the Dallas Council of Churches, and the Dallas Independent School District Religious Task Force, as well as the only pagan representative to President Bush’s Faith-based Initiative Program, providing social services through grant programs to her community.
Maeven has participated in the national and international Pagan Leader’s List since the late 90’s. She has been practicing and sharpening her skills for 35 years as a psychic, clairvoyant, card reader and palmist. She has been initiated into the Georgian Wiccan Tradition, into the Servants of Light by Dolores Ashcroft-Norwiki, had active association and initiation in the Order of Oriental Templars, and is the the Steward of the U.S. Chapter of the Knights of St. Francis. She has been a regular presenter and guest speaker at Paranormal, Pagan and Drumming Festivals around the U.S. Her civil rights activism has caused her to appear dozens of times, state-wide and nationally in broadcast and print media. She has been interviewed by Madamoiselle International and other magazines, appeared in HBO’S Documentary ”Paradise Lost II – Revelations”, PBS’s ”Faith Focus” among other television and Cable appearances. She is listed in Raven Grimassi’s “Encyclopedia of Wicca and Witchcraft,” has a chapter in Tom Levinson’s ”All That’s Holy”. Most recently, Maeven has been invited to attend the 7th Parliament of World Religions in Toronto.