Introduction - Lia

Sep. 7th, 2017 05:35 pm
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-Name you would like to go by:
SylvanFae or Lia

-Present path or tradition:
(Ex-Mormon) Pagan hedge witch for almost two decades now, and I'm currently a Bard in the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids, having finally gotten around to diving into the Druidry that has been calling me since I was a teen. Very happy to be home. :)

-Interests:
Druidry, Celtic cultures, shamanism, indigenous cultures, anthropology (my major), animism, spirit(s), pantheism, ignosticism, epistemological agnosticism, philosophy, earth, sun, moon, stars, plants, poetry, music, Welsh (plan to learn other Celtic and Native American languages later, if I can), magic, Ceridwen, Elen of the Ways, Arianrhod, Gwyn ap Nudd, Cernunnos, etc.

-Age (not mandatory):
40

-Brief Bio:
I'm a Druid / awenydd / hedge witch in Utah, USA, and I edit the print journal of a Pagan activism site. Sometimes I write for the site, too. I'm also on the copyediting team at Druid Magazine (OBOD's American magazine). I'm a mother and I'm in a polyamorous quad.

I left the Mormonism of the past few generations of my ancestors in my early 20s and became a Pagan because of course. ;) After decades of study, I think animism and other aspects of Paganism are our human heritage and the way our psyches have evolved and the way they still function, given the chance/left alone. The Religion of the Earth, basically... and humans are part of the Earth. So I've returned to my deeper ancestral roots, feeling like I'm reclaiming that heritage, and strengthening it to pass on to new generations. I work to correct the bad ideas that our culture(s) inherited from Abrahamic religions, like patriarchy and dominionism. I try to strengthen the Pagan community and its relational skills so that we can have each other and be a force for good and for protecting the Earth. I'd like to see more of an emphasis on community, even if we are a herd of cats. :D House cats evolved from communal desert cats that lived together, and look at them now... they're everywhere! ;) The more close-knit a group is, the more it outlasts other groups and thrives, and that's an anthropological fact. I think Paganism is worth outlasting many a thing, and worth bringing back to thriving.

Well met, kindred spirits. :)

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