A Pyrate Perspective
The thoughts and feelings of a Pirate Wiccan on Pagan issues and community.
Sable Aradia (Diane Morrison) is a licensed Wiccan minister and a Third Degree initiate in the Star Sapphire and Pagans for Peace traditions. A writer, musician, vlogger and podcaster, she makes her living through her metaphysical store The Threads That Bind Us and by teaching workshops. She also writes a column called "Seekers and Guides" at Patheos.com. Her book, "The Witch's Eight Paths of Power: A Complete Course in Magick and Witchcraft," will be published by Weiser / Red Wheel in Fall of 2013.
Hope M. celebrated her sixth anniversary of being clean & sober in January. She has a sponsor and has the privilege of sponsoring other women, and has worked the Twelve Steps. She also has a homegroup and holds a job there. She has been a practicing witch since she was 12 years old. After many years as a solitary witch, she recently began working with a local ecstatic tradition. She writes this blog anonymously out of respect for the anonymity tradition of Twelve Step recovery groups.
Sannion writes and worships Dionysos and lives in the Pacific Northwest. Everything else about him is subject to change.
Leni Hester is a Witch and writer from Denver, Colorado. Her work appears in the Immanion anthologies "Pop Culture Grimoire," "Women's Voices in Magick" and "Manifesting Prosperity". She is a frequent contributor to Witches and Pagans and Sagewoman Magazines.
Caroline Dow holds a Ph.D. in Luso-Brazilian Studies, is a former Fulbright Fellow to Brazil, professor at Brown and Pittsburgh universities, and current intercultural trainer and assessor. She has authored 15 books on Wicca, Magick, Brazilian traditions, and mystery novels. As a Wiccan High Priestess and Ceremonial Magician, she brings an unique perspective to the study of Brazilian folk traditions.
Lori Dake is native Chicagoan, a wife and mother to one and works in real estate leasing apartments. Things she enjoys are heavy metal, being a foodie (mostly vegetarian), camping, writing and painting.
Currently she is the Executive Assistant to the Director of Cherry Hill Seminary, the first Pagan seminary to offer Master’s degrees.
Eric Scott is a second-generation Wiccan, raised in the St. Louis-based Coven Pleiades. He writes fiction, memoir, and criticism, and has been featured in Ashe Journal, Witches and Pagans, and The Kansas City Star. He completed an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Missouri - Kansas City in 2010. He's also an inveterate geek who, at one point, played in 10 different RPG campaigns at once. He once fought a giant banana while cosplaying as Thor. Check out his other work at Killing the Buddha and Patheos Pagan.
P. Sufenas Virius Lupus is a metagender theologian and writer, and one of the founding members of the Ekklesía Antínoou–a queer, Graeco-Roman-Egyptian syncretist reconstructionist polytheist group dedicated to Antinous, the deified lover of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, and related deities and divine figures. Lupus is also a contributing member of Neos Alexandria, and a practicing Celtic Reconstructionist pagan in the traditions of gentlidecht andfilidecht, with further Romano-British, Welsh, and Gaulish deity devotions. Lupus is also dedicated to several land spirits around the area of North Puget Sound and its islands, and occasionally takes part in both Western engagements with Hindu practice, and with traditional Jinja Shinto. Lupus has a Ph.D. in Celtic Civilizations, from University College Cork/National University of Ireland, an M.A. in Religious Studies, and a B.A. in Medieval Studies and Creative Writing. Eir work (poetry, fiction, and essays) has appeared in a number of Bibliotheca Alexandrina devotional volumes, as well as Ruby Sara’s anthologiesDatura (2010) and Mandragora (2012), Inanna Gabriel and C. Bryan Brown’s Etched Offerings (2011), Lee Harrington’s Spirit of Desire: Personal Explorations of Sacred Kink (2010), and Galina Krasskova’s When the Lion Roars (2011). Lupus has also written several full-length books, including The Phillupic Hymns (2008), The Syncretisms of Antinous (2010), Devotio Antinoo: The Doctor’s Notes, Volume One (2011), All-Soul, All-Body, All-Love, All-Power: A TransMythology (2012), A Garland for Polydeukion (2012), and A Serpent Path Primer(2012), with more on the way. E also writes the "Queer I Stand" column at Patheos.com's Pagan Portal, and also blogs at Aedicula Antinoi ( http://aediculaantinoi.wordpress.com/).
I have a few strings to my well-worn bow. I offer rune readings online via findrune.com. I co-edit Hex Magazine. I play music sometimes folky, sometimes heavy, often times both. I write and dream. I live for traditional cuisine and food-made-from-scratch. I have two goals in life: to think lightly and to do the next right thing. Sometimes I feel the heavy hand of Woden tapping on my shoulder.
Her craft shop, La Sirene et Le Corbeau specializes in handspun yarn and other goodies. Her Craft shop, The Glamoury Apothecary specializes in handcrafted items for your magical/occult practice.
In previous lives, Deborah spent seven years as an Executive Assistant and founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.
She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and two cats. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.
I am a Hellenic Pagan, dedicated to Zeus, living in the Colorado mountains with my husband, our son, two cats and a yellow lab. In the little bit of free time that I have, I enjoy reading and crafting.
HecateDemeter is a woman, a Witch, a mother, a grandmother, an ecofeminist, a lawyer, a gardener, a reader, a writer, and a priestess of the Great Mother Earth.