This is a sister site to my main blog, Limen: Thoughts from a Threshold. Over the years, I’ve done a fair bit of writing about seeking groups and teachers, and those pages are starting to make it hard to navigate on a general blog site with lots of other topics. This site allows me to pull them out and organise them in a way that’s easier for everyone else to use, and for me to maintain.
My primary religious practice is rooted in a small religious witchcraft tradition founded in Minnesota in the late 1990s. (Of course, like with many other such traditions, it draws from a range of experiences and roots.) We’re different from British Traditional Witchcraft in a number of ways (different specific mysteries we focus on, different specific practices, and of course, different Gods), but similar in approach in terms of using structured ritual that repeats over time in places, and in a thorough attention to what we’re doing and how (and why) we do it.
You can find out some additional information on my personal info site and there’s a nice discursive discussion of some of my practices/beliefs in a post on my blog.
In the summer of 2011, I moved to rural Maine for an awesome new job. I’m open to workshop and other general teaching within a reasonable (3-4 hour) driving radius, if you’re someone who’d be interested in covering these kinds of materials and practical exercises in person.
A few quick notes:
Unless the text near a link says otherwise, you can assume that:
- If I recommend or suggest a book, I’ve read it. (Though I may or may not own it, so whether I can help with a specific question about what’s in it varies.)
- If I link to a commercial product or site, I’ve used it and recommend it and am glad to answer questions about it. (You can see stores I like on my bookmarks list, too.)
- If I have a conflict of interest or anything that might look like one, I’ll share it in context.
Stuff I also do:
I’ve also written several articles for the Llewellyn Witches’ Companion almanac (an article on music and personal practice in the 2010 volume, on technology and connecting with other Pagans in 2011, and one on having a personal practice when health, time, or other limits restrict your choices for 2012). I was on the board of Twin Cities Pagan Pride from late 2006 until my move in 2011, and am still involved with Paganicon, a spring conference event. (Come join us if you can!)
More mundanely, I’m in my mid-30s, single, and a librarian by profession. I enjoy baking (bread, especially), fiber arts (spinning, and a little knitting), computer geekery, playing the folk harp, and lots of reading. I’m the US-born child of British parents, so in my casual writing like this site, you’ll likely see a fair mix of American and British spelling (and punctuation.)