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, and have been a member of Hrafnar and Seidhjallr for over a decade, where I have 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 (of course), Raven Kaldera, and Sebastian “Nornoriel” Lokason. I have presented rituals and workshops at festivals like PantheaCon, Trothmoot, Nine Worlds Festival, and most recently, 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, and 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.