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Relationship Status:
Married
Age
53
Astrological Sign
Taurus
About Me:
Though some of you may know me as the author of Everyday Magic, The Craft, and several other Neopagan/Wiccan books, others may have no idea what I'm talking about. If that's the case, read a little further and let me introduce myself!

A native Texan, I now live in northern Virginia with my husband, Mark, and our black lab, Sadie Mae. I'm a Third Degree Wiccan High Priestess of the Georgian Tradition, founded the Coven of the Crystal Garden in 1986, and spent many years teaching the Craft to students in eight states and in Australia. Since I'm the eternal student, though - who isn't?! - I'm currently ensconced in studies of the RavenMyst Circle Tradition, and enjoy membership in the Coven of the Raven.

But how did I come to be the person I am today? While I won't bore you with all the details, I thought you might enjoy a brief journey through my life. So...grab a cup of coffee, relax, and let me tell you a story...

It all begin centuries ago with my ancestors. I'm a direct descendant of William the Conqueror [King of England], Robert the Bruce of Scotland, and various doctors, lawyers, ministers, patriots, as well as a Kentucky governor, the first Poet Laureate of Texas, and a charter member of the Texas Rangers.

I was born on May 6, 1955 in a small Texas town to a deputy sheriff - who later became Chief of Police - and his wife. My mother wanted to name me Penelope, but my father nixed the idea almost immediately. Of course, his criteria for naming anything - cats, dogs, horses, or children - was that he had to remember it when he was mad. And sadly, Penelope just didn't fit the bill. That being the case, he opted for something he could remember and named me after his little sister.

Much to my father's delight, I was quite the tomboy; in fact, he put me on a horse before I could walk. This guaranteed my first real photo op with Western Horseman magazine when I was only two years old. [Seems that I was the youngest rider in the Texas Trail Ride Association who could truly handle her own horse - even though that horse was sixteen hands high.]

I grew up in a Catholic family, went to a Catholic school, and at one time, even entertained the idea of becoming a nun. Of course, that didn't last long. It was just about that time that the Pope decided that birth control - regardless of the reason - was a heinous crime against humanity, and no matter how hard I tried, I simply couldn't support his reasoning. That was when I begged my folks to let me attend the public high school.

I graduated from Columbus High School in 1973 - the same year that my mother introduced me to the Tarot - and moved to Houston, where I was introduced to the Craft. Eventually, I moved to California - where I furthered my Craft studies - and from there, to Missouri. It was in Missouri that I discovered archery, and during my second year on the circuit, I held three state championship titles.

During that time, my writing career began to bud. I was not only writing for every Pagan journal and quarterly I could find, but was also on the writing staff of several bowhunting magazines. It was because of the latter that the fallow deer hunt - the same hunt I discussed in the award-winning In Praise of the Crone - took place.

Many things happened after that. I went on to run two Humane Society animal shelters. [While it wasn't the pleasant work I'd envisioned, it did much to deepen my relationship with the Dark Mother.] Everything went along fine for a few years. At least, until my first book hit the shelves. You see, the Humane Society didn't take kindly to the discovery that I was a Witch, and I was fired on the first business day after the signing. And while I was terribly upset, it turned out to be one of the best things which ever happened to me, as such is usually the case with life's turning points.

Undoubtedly, though, the most important turning point in my life - the one event which changed me forever - came on Christmas Day of 1998, when I met my husband, Mark. For the first time in my life, I truly came to understand what perfect love and perfect trust really meant. And it's that understanding which has truly shaped the person I am today, and the person I may yet become.

Had it not been for Mark - or my dismissal as administrator from the Humane Society - my life would be much different than it is today. I'd have never been able to fully explore life as a writer. I'd have never been able to author eleven books and a tarot deck in less than four years. And I certainly wouldn't be able to travel across the country several months out of each year to meet you. And that's the most important thing of all!

If you haven't read any of my books, wander into the Library at www.dorothymorrison.com and check them out. Then look for them on the book shelves at your local metaphysical or new age shop.

Don't forget to check my tour schedule to find out when I'll be in your area, then make plans to come out and say hello. I'll be looking forward to seeing you!
Website:
http://www.dorothymorrison.com
Favorite Books
When it comes to fiction, anything by M.R. Sellars, James Patterson, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, Barbara Hambly, Elizabeth George, Barbara Michaels, Phillipa Gregory, Linda Fairstein, Tess Gerritsen, Kelley Armstrong, Madelyn Alt, Edain McCoy, Yasmine Galenorn, and Maggie Shayne. I'm not even going to list Pagan non-fiction authors here, because I just know I'll leave someone out!
Beliefs / Practices
Pagan, Witch
Heroes
My husband, Mark, and my dear friends, Murv, Kristin, and Z. [Well, who else would meet me in the middle of the night with shovels, and never think to question me?! ;)]

And, of course, ML, OLOPH, and TGGI. [You know who you are!]
How did you find PaganSpace?
I was forced here by that author - the very bossy M.R. Sellars! LOL!

Dorothy Morrison's Blog

A Really Healthy Rant...

Posted on April 1, 2009 at 9:56am 0 Comments

I have a new doctor. Not that I'm really sick or anything. In fact, I've only been truly sick twice in the last ten years. And other than the constant battle I've waged with my weight for the last 53 years, I'm probably healthier than anyone I know.



So why do I have a new doctor? Because their was a minor glitch with my colon cancer screening, and I couldn't get...



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Feeling Lucky?

Posted on March 16, 2009 at 2:18pm 0 Comments

Friday is my lucky day. [I was, after all, born on one.] But because my personal number is “4,” certain Fridays - those with dates that add up to that number; i.e., the 4th, 13th, 22nd and 31st - are luckier for me than others. This has rung true for over five decades with nary a hitch, and I’ve always looked forward to these particular days with great joy and anticipation - for the fact of the matter is that something wondrous and exciting has never failed to come my way with their… Continue

Dixieland...and All That Jazz!

Posted on March 11, 2009 at 12:47pm 0 Comments

So…what happens when you slap a rebel-related moniker on a dog? You get a rebellious dog, that’s what. But the fact of the matter is that it never occurred to me that Mark would actually...

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Way Down Yonder in the Land of...Ohio!

Posted on March 9, 2009 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Dixieland - 2nd Installment...



I should've know that things were going to go awry the second I got off the phone with the folks at Happy Labs Rescue. For starters, we had trouble deciding on a meeting place. We discussed this place and that, and after much debate, we finally settled on Columbus, OH. Then I had trouble finding a hotel room for the night - since it was an eight-hour drive, I'd decided to go in a day early - and the search took better than two hours.] But the…

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Whose Life is this Anyway?!

Posted on March 3, 2009 at 10:30am 0 Comments

For the last ten years or so, I’ve had a good life. A wonderful life. A life that most folks only dream about. It includes Mark - my remarkable husband who cooks and cleans and loves me just the way I am, faults and all. It includes travel to far away places, and lots of interesting people. And with fifteen books and a tarot deck on the market, it also includes a successful writing career. It truly is the stuff that dreams are made of and I couldn’t ask for anything more… Continue

Pressing Matters...

Posted on January 4, 2009 at 10:11am 0 Comments

Hi, Folks - and a happy, happy New Year to all of you!



Lots has happened over the last few weeks - some of it good and some of it not so much - and I'll get to that in detail in the next issue of Yellow Brick Road, as it's due at the end of this month. There are, however, a couple of pressing matters that I'd like to bring to your attention today.



First, the good stuff! It seems that Lucinda's Web has been nominated in the Romance Category of the "Preditors and… Continue

Holiday Greetings!

Posted on December 18, 2008 at 10:31am 0 Comments

Okay, Folks...I know I said I probably wouldn't be chatting with you again until after the holidays, but I simply couldn't resist sending some holiday cheer your way. And that said, I couldn't resist sending some on behalf of M.R. Sellars and Kristin Madden as well. But for Gods' sakes...don't tell them I did this. They've got no earthly idea what's going on! LOL!



So without further adieu, I offer you… Continue

Only 2-1/2 Days Left!!!

Posted on December 17, 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Hi, Folks! :)



Just a quick reminder that the Lucinda's Web Holiday Sale ends at midnight on Friday, December 19th, so you've only got two and a half days left to take advantage of these great savings! Also...for those of you who stopped by only to discover that some things were out of stock - who knew folks would order so much that I'd run out of stuff?! - everything is back in stock and ready to go. ;)



I… Continue

Sales, Flying Monkeys & Websites! Oh My!

Posted on December 6, 2008 at 1:02pm 0 Comments

Hi, Folks!



Just a quick note to let you know that even though you haven't heard from me lately, I really am still alive and well. I've just been busy. ;)



Busy doing what? Well…I've been revamping my website page by page, and am still at it. In fact, I'm learning Paint Shop Pro from the bottom up - and since I'm a writer rather than a graphics designer, I can promise you that's no easy feat! LOL! Still, I'm pretty happy with what's been done so far - okay…I'll admit that… Continue

Got Magic?

Posted on November 10, 2008 at 12:34pm 1 Comment

They're Wicked... And Wonderful...

And Every Witch's Dream Come True:

They're Portable Magic That You Can Take Anywhere!

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The new Dorothy Morrison Spell Kits…

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