Who We Are
House Kheperu was founded by Michelle Belanger in 1999, and we successfully applied for nonprofit status in 2017. While some of our members prefer not to post detailed biographies or photos, a brief and incomplete introduction to our community is below.
Raised Catholic, Michelle always wanted to be a priest and an author. Michelle’s interest in the occult has led to the writing and publication of more than 30 books on a wide variety of occult topics, along with TV appearances on multiple documentaries, and A&E’s reality show, Paranormal State
Elyria has been a poet and small business owner for nearly two decades, and a will-worker far longer than that. Elyria's first book of poems, "singing my mother down: poems of grief, love, and renewal," was published in 2016. Their next book, “labyrinth: poems from the path to wholeness” came out in 2019. A member of the Counselor caste, Elyria enjoys delving into the many useful applications of energy work and introspection, and encouraging others to do the same. Elyria stands as Guardian for those not oathed to the House.
Shae's interests include Energy working of all types, understanding empathic emotion, vision, past life memories, otherkin / vampire / therian lifestyles, subtle reality, druidity, panspirituality, celtic folklore, anthropology, theoretical physics, stained glass, metal working, leatherworking, chainmail, crafting and building things.
Rez has been a member of the house since 2001. Her interests include art, design, dance, mechanics, motorsports, bodybuilding, nutritional science and others. She has always searched for truth and seeks to find beauty in the world.
Ges, an ally of House Kheperu, is a ceremonial magickian and a Vajrayana practitioner ordained in the Gelug tradition. Buddhist studies have been under the graces of a local lama of the Karma Kagyu sect and a Rinpoche of the Gelug sect. Ceremonial practices are largely Solomonic and grimoiric, and influenced by the Golden Dawn and Thelemic models. A focus on death, dying, the energy body, and practical “real-world” magick have always driven Ges’s practices.
Gryphon is Guardian for the Warrior caste, with one foot firmly among the Priests. He has studied, practiced, and taught the Occult for over 30 years. Prior to becoming a member of House Kheperu in 2005, he was the founding member of other spiritual groups in Columbus, Ohio. His interests include: weapons (specifically the bladed sort), science fiction, forbidden history, handcrafting (wood, plastics, leather, metal, etc.), camping / hiking, and a whole sack full of other things.
Raxx is game to talk about energy work, constructs, empowered machinery, animalistic aspects, or the next good video game. Of course, any basic Kheprian energetic questions or the like are fielded as well.
Eilfie grew up in a Pagan household where the Occult was synonymous with everyday life. From 2007-2011 Eilfie was a regular on A&E series Paranormal State as a researcher in occult knowledge. She continues to investigate the paranormal. She lives in PA with her husband Jack, and many, many cats.
Paul is a progressionist Priest with a focus on Eastern religions. He currently serves as Guardian for the Priest Caste. He specializes in philosophical Taoism and general cosmology.
Jae is a Warrior of House Kheperu, and her spiritual background includes work with the Orishas/Santeria, and work in Chaos/sex magic with focus on studies by Aleister Crowley. She is versed in the Abrahamic Traditions, and is currently a practicing Satanist with a heavy theistic foundation. She has a degree in Criminology with a minor in Forensic psychology. Interests include blood, bladed weapons, and gore so if you need information on Serial Killers, Mass Murderers or just want to talk about unsolved crimes she is your person.
Kelly is a Dedicant in the Counselor caste, mother of a teen and married to her wonderful wife. She is a primarily nature-based empath and healer. Her artistic endeavors include body painting and crafts of all sorts. Feel free to talk with Kelly about raising a sensitive teen or anything energy related.