Mato Watakpe - A Featured Presenter with HexFest 2022

Presented by Brian Cain, Christian Day
and the Witches of New Orleans

Mato Watakpe

A. Mato Watakpe, Poppa Capp is a Priest of Alexandrian Witchcraft, an Upāsaka of Ch’an Buddhism, a devotee of Santa Muerte, and a seasoned ceremonial magician.

A mystic at his core, Poppa began studying occultism, religion, philosophy, and psychology around the age of fourteen. His exploration of devotional practice, experimentation with magickal praxis and various divinatory methods, and his communion with spiritual entities commenced shortly after his studies began.

Poppa has been a full-time ritual spell worker, diviner, and astrologer, as well as a writer, teacher, artisan, and purveyor of spirituality and the occult since October of 2018. He has read tarot and deciphered astrological charts for hundreds of clients, and has successfully changed the lives of hundreds more through his spell casting services in just a few years.

During September and October of 2020, Poppa was invited to teach and present the monumentally in-depth Ceremonial Magic classes 101, 102, 103, and 104 with Crescent City Conjure’s Crossroads Academy. Poppa’s writing was first published in April of 2021 with Llewellyn Worldwide in Astrea Taylor’s book Air Magic. His contribution in Air Magic can be found on pages 156-159, under A. Mato Watakpe. After selling herbs and magical tools for some time beforehand, he officially launched his website and online store in November of 2021, which houses the artisan occult products that he offers.

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Workshops for 2022

Ceremonial Magic: Understanding and Praxis of the Grimoires
Sunday, Aug 14, 5:00pm
Salon317 [map]

Panel Discussion
The Goddess of Magic and Witchcraft

Saturday, Aug 13, 3:15pm
St Ann Cottage 1 [map]

Full Schedule