Palo Alto, CAUSA
Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
December 16, 2006
I'd like to meet new friends with different Pagan backgrounds, to share and learn together. I offer my varied experience (since the early 1970's) and whatever skills or knowledge I've picked up along the way, in traditional training or otherwise.
Goodness! So many?how to choose? Um, anything by Isaac Bonewits ("Real Magic", "Bonewits's Essential Guide to Witchcraft and Wicca "). "Stranger in a Strange Land" by Robert Heinlein. The "Tao Te Ching" by Lao-tzu. "Principia Discordia."
Pagan since early 1970's; degree in Classical Languages (which was basically a way to sneak in Pagan clergy training). Former Coordinator of the Pagan/Occult/Witchcraft Special Interest Group of Mensa. I'm grateful for wonderfully good teachers.
Active member of Waxing Moon Circle (the oldest of the South Bay Circles groups) and the Temple of Inanna and Dumuzi (a non-Wiccan Mesopotamian Temple).
Feri; Gardnerian; Waxing Moon.
I've been around a long time, so I've had the excitement of seeing great growth and change in the Pagan community. My personal leaning is toward bardic work, and my ritual style reflects that preference. My two kids have both grown up in the Craft.
Smart, funny, interesting people, and always great discussion. Different members have different areas of expertise, so we get a variety of perspectives. Always stimulating and enjoyable.