Scarlet Symposium 2017 Presenter Bios

Frater Palamedes Ardentis, also known as Brother Pablo, considers himself many things, including performer, poet, wild fanboy, sometimes scholar/always student, agitator, bard-magus, and whatever else he comes up with. A true lover of Freedom and Passion, he champions love and unity, liberty and danger, creativity and aesthetics. Initiated into the OTO in 2014 at Scarlet Woman Lodge in the Valley of Austin in Texas, he has dedicated his passion and will towards aiding the goals of this esteemed organization. Amongst other things, he’s a cinephile, voracious reader, an insatiable student of the esoteric and an avid gamer (tabletop/video). Born alongside the Panama Canal, he strangely does not like extreme heat and views his perfect weather to be something akin to Fimbulwinter, but he definitely is a child of the Caribbean, with all of its mystic glory, tropical paradises and delicious culinary trappings. Pablo spends his time traversing various underground and subcultural communities, ranging from Science-Fiction and Fantasy fandom, unsanctioned parties and kink events to Underground Rap and radical bookstores to, of course, magical lodges and mystic circles.


Jesse has been a member of Scarlet Woman Lodge since 2010, he is an ordained Deacon, a Novice-Priest-in-training, and coordinator of Hermetic Practice Workshop on Thursday evenings. This is his second presentation at Scalet Symposium. Jesse is an Evergreen State College graduate, a once-upon-a-time folklore grad student, and junior librarian in Oregon, he is also pater familias in absentia to a riot grrrl in Olympia who keeps finding and loving his mixtapes from days gone by. He can be seen hunting and gathering at ACC in academic advising, or scurrying about with props for Salvage Vanguard Theater, he is performing in the upcoming Rite of Mercury, and is often serving in the mass, and as your assistant EGC coordinator here at SWL.