Path: A complicated mix of Native and Kemetic
Day Job: I work full time as a museum attendant at the Frisco Native American Museum in the Outer Banks of North Carolina
For Fun: I run Red Tail Arts where I do micro animal paintings on feathers, jewelry and a lot of other types of spiritually based crafts.
I’ve been some form of Pagan for over 20 years now, even though I was raised in a Catholic family outside of Pittsburgh. I moved a few hundred miles north of the city to a little town that somehow managed to stay kind of backwater despite being a college town after graduating from IADT in Visual Communication. It was there I met what would end up becoming the PCP crew. Back then it was a motley group of college students that got together at the University to talk about Pagan “stuff”. So that’s what got me into podcasting, a chance meeting with the late Dave Grega.
Me personally? I rent an adorable little house built in the 1890’s with my partner of 7+ years, Branden. I have a wonderful job working in a Native Museum in the OBX where I get to meet some truly amazing people from all walks of life and touch artifacts that are thousands of years old, and the best part is being able to be a part of the Native community. While I’ve always been some shade of Pagan, when I moved to the Outer Banks I “unearthed the family secret”. While we’re still trying to search through the mess that is documentation, it seems to be somewhere in the Haudenosaunee.
I work a lot with the Kemetic path as well, though far from your typical deities it seems. Nebet Het came to me a long time ago and life has been pretty interesting ever since. I also do work with Set, Anubis, Mafdet, and Sobek.
I work with tarot cards, even though most of the crew now refers to them as “terror” readings if I’m using my Archeon deck as they tend to be a bit on the blunt side. I’ve been known to make medicine pouches and other concoctions when needed. Most often though, I spend my creative energies in the art I produce. I work with a lot of semi-precious stones and I find it easy to mix the stone properties to make the piece aesthetically elegant as well as functional.
While I have roots in Kemetic and Native, I try to find truth in every path. That doesn’t mean I think the way each person practices has truth, as much as I try to understand how all the different paths have a shard of the same truth. I will have to admit that I can be a little on the harsh side when I feel practices are being abused, such as in pop culture magics.