Born on November 1st, it was in Zehara's destiny to walk the path of the Shadow world and non-traditional forms of spiritual practices. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, and a fourth-generation witch, Zehara draws deeply from her life-long study and practice of several magickal and spiritual traditions, including, but not limited to Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Ceremonial Magick and Shamanism. Additionally, Zehara has been scrying and doing intuitive card readings since her early teens and learned Russian folk magick from her grandmother.
Zehara is a former student of The Sacred Magick of Ancient Egypt and a former member of Temple Harakhte run by Rosemary Clark. In 2002, via synchronicity, Zehara met Balaam Ben Solomon and joined The Temple of the Seekers, a Witchcraft/Ceremonial Magick group based in West Roxbury, MA. In 2004 she was initiated into the Temple. Well versed in the Goetia (Lesser Key of Solomon) and the Kabbalah Zehara’s knowledge of both Celestial and Infernal spirits has served her well in her practice and research of both the Occult and paranormal. Furthermore, 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, a practice which has brought her closer to her ancestors. Zehara is currently a monthly contributor to Witch Way Magazine and published her first book "Grave Spirits" which discusses her work and research with working with the Dead. With over 20+ years of experience in the Occult, Zehara started her own Mentorship program in the fall of 2020 to help new Occultists on their chosen paths. She is also the founder and co-host of the Voodoo Vixens Witching Hour. Zehara's love for anthropology and primitive art has been an inspiration to Zehara since childhood. Zehara loves bones! Working with natural bones 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 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.
The (Former) Dancer
Additionally, though now retired, 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 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. Zehara has performed and taught Belly Dance classes in Flagstaff, Arizona, Tucson, Arizona and Tampa, Florida. 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.