I serve the Vanir – Freyja, Freyr, and Their kin – as a priestess, minister, teacher, bard, artist, medium, and witch. Or to put it the Heathen way, as a gythia, galdrakona, and seidhkona.
I am the Gythia of the Vanic Conspiracy, which is the founding group of RedWood Vanatru, a path of Heathenry/Norse Paganism that focuses on personal relationships with the Vanir, and shared group practice.
I was a member of Hrafnar and Seidhjallr for many years, where I had the privilege of taking the last Rune Class taught by Diana Paxson before she published Taking Up the Runes, and to train with Lorrie Wood in ritual trance. I subsequently organized and helped teach the “Gamma Round” of the Trance Class, testing the material for Diana’s Trance-Portation series. I have also contributed interviews, essays, poetry, and photographs to multiple publications on Heathen and Northern Pagan practice, including books published by Diana, Raven Kaldera, and Sebastian “Nornoriel” Lokason. I have presented rituals and workshops at festivals like PantheaCon, Trothmoot, Nine Worlds Festival, and Many Gods West.
My personal practice is more diverse, as the Vanir have lead me into cross-training, interfaith work, and counseling for the wider Pagan community as needed. This has including nine years of medium and servitor training in American Umbanda, clergy training with the Fellowship of the Spiral Path, helping L. Ashley Sarver run Thiasos Bakkheios, and doing jail ministry for the Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. I also hold a BA with honors in Religious Studies from Santa Clara University.
I have lived all my life in the south San Francisco Bay Area, and am intimately bound to the Valley of my birth. My friends and allies may span the world, but it is the Vanir I love as family.
P.S. You can contact me at EmberOutreach at Gmail dot Com 😀