Jacqueline Weller is a minister, author, spiritual counselor, hypnotherapist, energy healer, media host, teacher and psychic. She has been exploring psychology, holistic healing, religions and spirituality for 40 years. She has been a minister and has taught adult education classes for over 30 years, and has been a professional psychic for over 25 years. Additionally, Jackie was a psychotherapist in Colorado for a dozen years. She is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, an Alchemical Hypnotherapist, a NLP Master Practitioner, and is trained in Reiki and Therapeutic Touch.
A published writer, Jackie is presently working on the first two of a long list of books in the publishing genres of Self-Help and New Age (metaphysical spirituality).
Jackie was a miracle baby. The doctors gave zero chance of Jackie surviving her mother's medical conditions. Of course, she did survive, but came into the world with PTSD. Living out the archetype of the Wounded Healer, she studied alternative healing modalities on the way to her own healing. Professionally and spiritually, she loves working with altered states of mind (trance), the subconscious mind and the realms of spirit.
Jackie has always had a leaning towards the shamanic/Earth Religions path and she has been psychic since childhood. In grade two she was selected to play the witch in a class production of Hansel and Gretel. She got to say the immortal line, "Nibble, nibble, little mousie, who is nibbling on my housie? (Cackle!)" and believes it was no accident. As Jackie says, "I wanted that role! As a child I loved folk stories and myths, especially the tales of Robin Hood and King Arthur, tales of fairies, dragons and witches, and stories of the Old Gods. I also loved to study the traditional lifestyle and religion of the First Peoples of Canada and the US and of other indigenous peoples."
In her teens and twenties, Jackie began a religious search that ended when she re-discovered the Goddess -- the Divine Feminine. She has been a High Priestess of the Wicca for almost 30 years. Jackie ran Dragonfhain (coven) and the High Plains Church of Wicca for many years with her ex-husband, George Moyer. George and Rhiannon Asher expanded the church newsletter that Jackie had created to launch Hole in the Stone, a national award-winning neoPagan magazine. Jackie was a founder of DAWN -- the Denver Area Wiccan Network, one of the founders of Dragonfest (over 25 years ago, Dragonfhain produced the first Dragonfest in Colorado) and created and ran the Magickal May Festival and the Denver Witches' Ball. After 20 years, Jackie still produces the Ball, the best annual Halloween party/magical community gathering in Denver.
Jackie has additionally worked in noncredit adult education, being the director of the southeast branch of Denver Free University (DFU), the nonprofit business that preceded the privately-owned Colorado Free University (CFU). Jackie taught a variety of classes she designed at each institution. She has run both nonprofit and for-profit businesses.
Another of Jackie's lifetime pursuits is social and political activism. Always a supporter of civil liberties and civil rights, she began her activism in high school. Jackie has long believed that Wiccans and Pagans must organize groups to fight for their religious rights, politically and legally. She has founded and helped run nonprofit corporations and projects formed to work for Pagan and Wiccan civil and religious rights and religious tolerance.
Recently, Jackie became a founding member of a new Denver-based Pagan webcasting project, Modern Pagan TV. MPTV broadcasts a weekly, one hour, live, interactive web-based show. Jackie is one of the hosts and contributors.