Zehara Nachash (pronounced Zay-Ha-Rah Na-Ka-Sh and Hebrew for Bright Serpent). A 4th generation vedma (witch in Russian) and born on All Souls Day, it was in Zehara's destiny to walk the path of the occult, magick and non-traditional forms of spiritual practice and veneration for the spirits. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Zehara Nachash draws deeply from her life-long practice and study of shamanism, Gnosticism occultism, witchcraft, mysticism, Voodoo and Ceremonial Magick. A quintessential Scorpio, Zehara is gifted at perceiving what’s hidden. Zehara has been scrying, channeling and doing intuitive card readings since her early teens and learned Russian folk magick and fortune telling from her grandmother. Zehara is a former student of the Sacred Magick of Ancient Egypt and a former member of Temple Harakhte and Ar nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship. In 2004 Zehara was initiated into the Temple of the Seekers, a Ceremonial Magick group formerly in Boston, MA of which she was a member for nearly 10 years. It was there that she was initiated with her name, Zehara Nachash which means “Bright Serpent” in Hebrew. This spiritual name personifies her work of over 18 years with her snakes- who are not only her power animal, but spiritual partners in her ongoing study and practice of the occult. In 2013 Zehara began to study Shamanic Reiki. During her second reiki attunement, the Angel Azarael appeared not once, but twice confirming Zehara's relationship with the dead and spirits. Zehara is a Paranormal Specialist who helps remediate those having issues with spirits and any other paranormal activities. Additionally, Zehara has taught multiple classes on serpentine mythology and magick, enhancing intuition, spirit communication and has also created a comprehensive ecstatic dance and trance workshops. In 2012, Zehara was called to Voodoo after a dream of a White Serpent 2008. A practice which has brought her closer to the ancestors. Zehara is currently a monthly contributor to Witch Way Magazine.
Zehara's love for anthropology and primitive art has been an inspiration to Zehara since childhood. Zehara loves bones! Working with natural bones (sometimes human!) and imbuing her various studies in the occult and magick, Zehara creates one of a kind unique pieces. Her jewelry often encompasses vertebrae from various animals (mostly snakes!) and each piece has a spiritual significance. Zehara also incorporates her ball pythons shed skin to many of her pieces including adding it onto her hand painted coyote skulls, tarot boxes and paintings.
Zehara is a celebrated performer, teacher and choreographer. For over a decade, Zehara performed in New England as "Boston's Resident Snake Charmer" (Boston Globe 2005). She and her serpentine dance partners have performed at countless venues including weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, concerts and more. Zehara has studied Turkish and Egyptian styles of Middle Eastern dance as well as other dance styles ranging from Russian Romany to West African. She is also a hula hooper, glass walker and fire eater. Zehara has been troupe director of “The Daughters of Eden,” (2005-2007), “Alankara,” (2008-2011) and her Primal Dance (TM) troupe “Huntress,” (2011-2015). Furthermore, Zehara has hosted and produced several successful theatrical shows such as “Kalliope's Karavan,” (2008-2011) and “ANIMUS: A Shamanic Journey Through Dance,” (2012-2015), elevating the art of Belly Dance and sideshow arts to a theatrical setting. Zehara has been featured in music videos' including Mexican singer Tamara Rodriguezs' “Italian-O” video (with her snakes Bella and Kaala) as well as in an online advertising campaign for Absolute Vodka's Apple Orient ™. In 2012, Zehara was an opening act for the Counting Crows for their performance at The House of Blues for Big Brothers & Big Sisters Fundraiser and has also been featured in numerous national and international print and magazine exposés. Zehara is also a former contributing writer for The Belly Dance Superstars Magazine. Drawing upon her study in a variety of movement forms, spiritual traditions, anthropology, ancient history and her passion for dance as a channel for mystical potential, Zehara created PRIMAL FUSION WORLD DANCE ™ in 2010. Inspired by the earth-based spirituality found in indigenous tribal cultures from around the world and the universal language of dance as an expression of self, PRIMAL combines a mixture of Aboriginal, African and Middle Eastern dance to create a spirited dance course that helps students release, let go and empower themselves through primal energy-based movement. PRIMAL Dance ™ is mix of the sensual and the powerful. Each class takes students on a journey of self-exploration through movement, empowering the mind, body and spirit.