Interviewees: Leanne Marrama (she/her) and Timothy Reagan (he/him)
In your words… Tell us about your organization, business, initiative.
Leanne and Tim created a business with the hopes to build a relationship between the witches and non-witches.
They want to work with the magickal community and creative people within Salem to build a bridge so there will be a blending of mind and spirit.
Tell us a bit about you and why you do what you do? Share your passions for your business, initiative, organization.
They say magick, love, and friendship connect us. Through these connections, we are bound through time, and even building a shop during a pandemic! Pentagram was created by Leanne Marrama and Timothy Reagan with their love for the Craft, the Old Gods, and esoteric knowledge. Tim and Leanne are two of Salem’s most sought after psychics and Witches. They have been practicing Witchcraft and the psychic arts for more than two decades.
Timothy Reagan and Leanne Marrama are both Witches, united by friendship and magickal traditions. When Leanne and Tim first met, they walked different magickal paths; but through working together a close friendship was born. Over time, they both learned from each other. Ten years later, their magickal paths have merged and transformed. You can usually find them together discussing their next ritual, cruise to a tropical port, or what to have for lunch.
When visiting Pentagram, be sure to talk to Tim, who is a traditionalist Witch High Priest and Occultist. He has lived in Salem most of his life, and is quite knowledgeable about both local history and the best restaurants in town! Tim enjoys teaching and talking about Witchcraft, Astrology, continuing to develop his Palmistry skills, magick, and cats (he’s a crazy cat guy…with five lovely babies at home)! He loves making difficult to understand ideas and techniques accessible to all. Laughter, wit, and wine, cats, and of course magick, are the things that bring joy to his life.
No visit to Pentagram would be complete without a chat with Leanne. She is also a traditionalist Witch High Priestess and cunning woman. She grew up in an Italian home where folk magick (the cunning arts) was alive and used daily. She co-authored Reading the Leaves, a book on the history and practice of tea leaf reading with Sandra Mariah Wright. Leanne loves talking and teaching new friends about the Old Gods, herbal magick, divination, and cooking! She is the “dog” to Tim’s “cat,” and is mom to her beloved Blue Heeler, Sadie.
Stop by Pentagram while you are visiting Salem. Tim, Leanne, and our expert staff are waiting to help make your stay more magickal.
What role do you think your business plays in supporting a more creative community? OR your community in general. (Bonus! Why do you think a more creative community is important?)
A better Salem can be created with magick and art. Both inspire each other. The artist creates from the soul, making masterpieces out of emotion and passion.
Just like a witch bends time and space, an artist captures moments and life with the tools the universe hands them.
What was the last book you read or film you watched that made an impact on you?
Tim loves murder mysteries. He is obsessed with Agatha Christie.
Leanne loves reading historical novels both fiction and non-fiction. The last book Leanne read was Out of Your Mind by Alan Watts and Greek Mythology by Simon Lopez
What’s the one thing people would be surprised to learn about you our your business?
Tim is a Freemason. He is a Gardnerian and Minoan High Priest. He loves his cats, Bunny, Jerry and Jojo. He is a tea junkie. His favorite Disney Princess is Ursula (who is not a princess at all).
Leanne is High Priestess in the Minoan Sisterhood and Celtic Traditionalist Gwyddonaid. She is a co-author with Sandra Wright on three books, Reading the Leaves, Lighting the Wick and Awakening the Crystals. She loves her dog, Sadie.