The Blackthorn Order was founded by Rick S. Potter, and has been taught privately since 2013. Rick has been a Witch and Celtic Pagan for many years. In the past he has served as a meditation teacher and High Priest of various groups and covens. He has been a frequent speaker at metaphysical shops, colleges, conventions and pagan festivals. Aside from private teaching, Rick writes for pagan magazines and has published three books. His next book, Spells and Scars: Confessions of a Gay Pagan, will be released May 2021. Rick offers several magical services to the local community. These include Tarot/Oracle Readings, Ogham Readings, Beeswax Spell Candles, Witch Bottles, Ritual Oils, and various alternative healing therapies. Rick is also a health-care worker and has been in this field for over 20 years. He is a devotee of Cerridwen, the Witch-Mother-Goddess of Welsh origin. Visit his personal website at http://www.spellsandscars.com.