Tuesday, April 25, 2023

My icon of the Cailleach

During quarantine, I began developing my visual art practice in earnest.
Here is my icon of the Cailleach, the Scottish Old Woman of Winter, made with acrylic paint, glass beads, and vintage jewelry parts.
It's a photograph of the original. If you post it anywhere please credit me.


Tuesday, April 11, 2023

New Mystery Fix single with me on the flute


It is super fun to be on another record with the lyrics and voice of Anton Barbeau, and music by Tim Walters!

Tuesday, April 04, 2023

Giving a paper at Mystic South 2023

 The annual Mystic South conference is coming up in July. I'm thrilled to report that I will be giving a paper at the conference entitled "Reimagining Gender Polarity in the Gardnerian Tradition". Here is the abstract:

On July 18, 2022, 47 Gardnerian Elders electronically published “A Declaration of the Traditional Gardnerian Wica”, representing a schism in the tradition related to the 21st-century transformation in the Western conception of gender. This paper will examine the schism through the lens of ritual studies, exploring liminality, group unity and egregore, identity formation, and ideology; and suggest possible solutions to the conflict. If the Gardnerian tradition is to survive in a World of Form where cisgender heterosexual female and male are only two of myriad possibilities, and where inclusivity is the norm, fundamentalism and a literal reading of Gerald Gardner’s words is not the answer. Rather, it is time for a new chapter in the history of the Gardnerian tradition, a new understanding of polarity, and a new identity for the Witch.