I'm a Pagan artist/writer whose ritual is creating. I was born on June 8, 1964. A Gemini Dragon. My early years were spent in personal exploration of Nature's rhythm, writing the stories of my intuition, and trying various artistic forms and techniques. I wanted to connect to my inner worlds and express my dreams through all suitable materials. Sometimes I was forced to devise new ways to create when there was a lack of studio space, funds to buy needed materials, or injuries. All I can say is necessity is the mother of invention.
Anybody that knows me, knows that I never do merely one thing. I don’t do this out of boredom but rather I do it to eliminate the ways of creating that do not fit me. If I didn’t explore the possibilities, I would have no idea what would work for me. I’ve had many previous projects and am constantly working on something. I have always been intrigued to blend all my talents together. It seems like a natural progression toward putting the puzzle of my Self together. I am learning to dance off the edge of the world and into my visions.
Fear, Being Peace, Bruce Lee: Artist of Life, If the Buddha Got Stuck, Feeding Your Demons, Hagakure, The Lords and the New Creatures, Marry Your Muse, The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Tao Te Ching, Women Who Run With the Wolves, Writing to the Bones, Wild Mind
Beliefs / Practices
I've practiced Paganism openly since 1980. The belief systems or mythologies I've explored are; Arthurian, Egyptian, Native American, Gypsy, Teutonic, and Buddhism. I tend to follow my intuition first because it has never steered me wrong. I also practice Qigong every morning.
Organic gardening and herbalism. Learning to play the theremin. Organizing...can we say OCD?
And Heroines... My father, Grandfather Wayandaga of the Delaware Nation, Paul Laincz (my photography professor), Josephine Baker, Kate Bush, John Coltrane, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Peter Gabriel, Jimi Hendrix, Frida Kahlo, Bruce Lee, John Lennon, Bob Marley, Jim Morrison, Peter Murphy, Anais Nin, Jan Phillips, Natalie Goldberg, Clara Rockmore, Mary Shelley, Patti Smith, Saul Williams, the list goes on...
Wow, so much. My back is healing, but still have constant pain. It's just better sometimes. I have a dog now, a foxhound named Barkley. He has been a shelter dog for most of his 3 years. He has severe separation anxiety because of it. My friend's brother got him from a shelter where he lives in Minnesota. He kept him 2 weeks and was ready to take him back. My friend said no, she wanted him. So they met and she brought him home. At her house, in just one week, he chewed his way through 3 crates (the latches!), and destroyed a lot of her carpet, doors, and woodwork. Plus he pottied in her house. She was leaving him at the vet's the last days so she could go to work.
I'm retired, don't work, so I have more time. Plus my truck has been in the shop so I'm stuck at home more. I've had Barkley a month now. He has never pottied in the house. I have recently put him on some highly recommened homeopathic medicine for the anxiety. I started leaving him for 10 minutes; now I leave him 2 hours but he is starting to claw at the woodwork around the door. I'm working it out to cover that area and hopefully the homeopathic stuff will take effect soon. Eventually he will come out of this.
My apartment complex allows only 2 pets per unit so I had to give my friend one of my cats, whom she loves and wont part with. She lives in a house and now has 3 cats and a dog,a yorkie she just adopted who was a stray. I hated to split up the 2 cats I had but I couldn't let her take Barkley to the Humane Society.
Anyway, that and my truck, and my idiot ex-son-in-law have been occupying my brain lately. It would take me a year to tell you how the idiot is screwing up his children and screwing my daughter over.
Full Moon blessings to you. I would like to extend a special invitation to you to join me on a journey of a lifetime. A journey toward a new era of consciousness as we approach the dawning of 2012. http://www.paganspace.net/group/2012awareness