He was born and raised in southern New Jersey where he currently lives with his sweetheart, Tara-Love Maguire, two cats (Henry Lee and Timothy) and three snakes (Danbalah Wedo, Aristotle, and Mrs. Robinson). He is also a south Jersey Freemason and has a background in Western Occultism and Ceremonial Magick, and has been on his journey for over 30 years.
He is a graduate of Rowan University and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in Philadelphia where he received his Master of Fine Arts and has had the pleasure of being a part of the building of the WWII Memorial located in Washington DC.
Currently, he spends his time podcasting, writing, sculpting, reading tarot, and practicing witchcraft with Blacktree Coven.
Connect with Chris on:
- Board Member for South Jersey Pagan Pride Day
- Free & Accepted Masons of the State of New Jersey
- Medieval Clothing And Wiccan Ritual In This Day And Age – January 29, 2006
Interviews and Appearances (starting with most recent)
- Desperate House Witches (1/30/2021)
- WitchLab (1/13/2021)
- Desperate House Witches (7/10/2020)
- Weird Web Radio E33
- New World Witchery E146
- Betwixt and Between E39
- Thoth-Hermes Podcast (S2E7)
- Beyond Reality Radio
- Ask Rev. Ellyn on Wyldfm Live
- Beginner Books Recommended by Trad. Craft Witches
- Down at the Crossroads with Chris & Tara (interview article)
- Modern Witch Podcast (S7E10)
- Wild Hunt Column: Coping With Community
- Wild Hunt Column: What Is Pagan Music?
- Every Witch Way (video)
- New World Witchery – Local Witchcraft with Chris Orapello
- Inciting A Riot #96 – Inciting Chris Orapello’s Riot
- Pagan Musings Podcast – Initiation Rites
- Burlington County Times
- Gloucester County Times