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Deena Celeste Butta, American Librarian. Presenter Day of Prayer, Monastic Interreligious Dialogue, others; dancer Old Town Renaissance Consort, since 1983. Member Fellowship of Isis (priestess, delegate representing fellowship to Parliament of the World's Religions), Eleusis of Chicago (planning and facilitating committee FOI annual conversations), Bach Flower Remedy Society, Sacred Dance Guild, Chicago Calligraphy Collective.


Butta, Deena Celeste was born on June 1, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Joseph James and Michaline Ann (Pabisinski) Weglarz.


Bachelor, Northwestern University, 1972. Master of Library Science, Rosary College, River Forest, Illinois, 1978.


Member of staff, Evanston (Illinois) Public Library., 1969-1979;library, Triton Community College, River Grove, Illinois, 1981;library, Library. of Health Sciences, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1982-1985;family day care provider, Starchild Daycare, Chicago, since 1985;also board directors, Starchild Daycare, Chicagostaff member, Des Plaines (Illinois) Public Library., 1995-1997;staff member, Glenview (Illinois) Public Library., since 1997. Counselor Bach Flower Society, Lynbrook, New York, since 1987. Member Day Care Action Council, Chicago, 1985-1997.

Treasurer Echo 33, Chicago, since 1988. Reiki III practitioner. Co-founder CARETAKERS, 1996.


  • Other Work

    • Editor-in-chief Isis-Seshat Journal, since 2008. Panelist television series Man's Ultimate Destiny, 1992. Interviewed for A&E The Unexplained, 1996.


Presenter Day of Prayer, Monastic Interreligious Dialogue, others. Dancer Olde Towne Renaissance Consort, 1983-1993. Member Fellowship of Isis (arch priestess-hierophant, star sis advisory council, delegate representing fellowship to Parliament of the World's Religions), Iseum of Eleusis (planning and facilitating committee FOI annual conventions since 1986), Lyceum of Alexandria, since 1993, Bach Flower Remedy Society.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: art, dance, flower remedies, needlecraft, calligraphy.


Married William C. Hartray, April 21, 1974 (divorced 1983). Married Raymond Peter Butta, June 2, 1984. Children: Alexander Michael, Maris Michael, Philip Adrian.

Joseph James Weglarz

Michaline Ann (Pabisinski) Weglarz

William C. Hartray

Raymond Peter Butta

Alexander Michael Butta

Maris Michael Butta

Philip Adrian Butta