Author Archives: EmberVoices

About EmberVoices

Ember Cooke has been a member of Hrafnar and Seidhjallr for more than a decade, where she trained to be a Seidhkona, Galdrakona, and Gythia. She founded the Vanic Conspiracy and made ordination vows to the Vanir and her congregation in the summer of 2013. She has contributed to several publications on Heathen and Northern Pagan subjects and regularly presents rituals and workshops at festivals. Her personal practice is more diverse, as the Vanir have lead her into cross-training and service for the wider Pagan community. This has including medium and servitor training in American Umbanda, clergy training with the Fellowship of the Spiral Path, and jail ministry for local counties. She holds a BA with honors in Religious Studies from Santa Clara University. Ember has lived all her life in the south San Francisco Bay Area, and is intimately bound to the valley of her birth.

Devotional Jewelry Summer Clearance Sale!

Hello folks! I have this treasure box full of shinies that I really need to clear out so that I can fill it up with new shinies. Help me find good homes for the current residents? I think I’ll keep … Continue reading

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Coming Home Again

Originally posted on The Oasis Project:
I have a Sensory Processing Disorder of the hypersensitive type. I am easily overwhelmed by loud sounds, flashing lights, rough textures, etc. Many years ago, at the last BayCon in the San Jose DoubleTree…

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My First Pagan Bloggers Post!

It hasn’t reached the front page yet, but my first post at PaganBloggers.com is up today! What Does It Mean To Be Clergy? Here’s a snippet for you: I’m well aware that other people consider me an authority figure, and … Continue reading

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An Era of Failed Leadership

Originally posted on Strixian Woods:
I was reminded the other day that it has been a year since I’ve written a blog post.  When I started writing this blog I had planned on at least writing a post once a…

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Help PaganBloggers.com Launch!

Jamie says: “There are only 11 days left in the fundraiser for Pagan Bloggers and we need to get to fully funded to properly support the launch of the site. I’m actively recruiting artists and artisans and can’t wait to … Continue reading

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Help a Genderfluid Vanatru Heathen Get Going!

https://www.youcaring.com/deeshull-741615 Dee Shull is a close friend of mine, as well as my apprentice, and the semi-official 2nd running the Vanic Conspiracy. You may remember this image and poem on which we collaborated several months ago: Dee is raising funds … Continue reading

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Hail Keith “Cynan” Roberts! Rest Well, Old Friend.

Keith Roberts, better known to the extended SF Bay Area Pagan, Fandom, SCA, Poly, etc. communities as Cynan, died earlier today. I’m not up for writing a glowing obituary just yet. Cynan was a dear friend of mine, and I … Continue reading

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