Tara “Masery” Miller, editor and lead contributor
I have Turner Mosaic, which created a massive failure of my endocrine system and caused many health problems. I also have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I am now considered medically disabled. Disabled was not an easy word to be associated with, and it wasn’t until I accepted this that I began to find ways of living a fuller life.
I’ve been a Pagan since I was eighteen, but I’ve practiced meditation since I was twelve. I consider myself to be a panentheist Gaian mage who has a deep relationship with the Goddess Gaia. I’ve been involved with Pagan Pride Day, the Pagan Leaders Recommended Reading list with Elizabeth Barrett, and other wonderful magic circles over the years.
Currently, I’m in my 30s and living in Missouri with my husband and myriad pets. I graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in mass communications specifically media studies and research and a minor in religion. Part of my course work included an independent study of mysticism. My author and magic page is at www.taramaserymiller.com
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Past Contributor Nornoriel Lokason is an author, artist, astrologer, diviner, and Reiki Master; he is one of the forefathers of the Vanatru movement, and has been a pagan and occultist for over twenty years. In addition to his work with the Vanir, Nono is a dedicant of Asmodai. He keeps the blog Ride the Spiral here on Patheos and blogs at Witches & Pagans (Roads to Vanaheim) and has an Etsy store showcasing his designer jewelry as well as offering services such as readings, distance Reiki, and natal charts; he has written several books and has more planned for 2015. Nono is in his mid-thirties, trans (FtM), queer, and disabled (PTSD, rheumatoid arthritis) and feels it is important to address issues of disability, accessibility, and prejudice within the pagan community. When not writing and arting, he enjoys communing with nature, thrifting, listening to industrial and metal, and reading. He lives with a demon companion and their cat in New Haven, Connecticut. His official website can be found at http://www.nornoriellokason.com with a list of forthcoming projects, events he’ll be attending, and so forth.
I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s in journalism and a minor in English. I read a great deal, especially paranormal and thriller novels. I write fiction and poetry, but I welcome the opportunity to discuss various real-life topics with this community.
I believe in making changes for the better to the world around me whenever possible. I also believe this can only happen with healthy expression of viewpoints backed up by fact. I hope to incorporate some of the other things important in my life and therefore important to my path: working with shelter animals, beadwork and other crafts, books, hard rock and metal music.
I have been a practing witch and Pagan for eight years. My path began with eclectic Wicca, but has now taken me to dusky realms of warrior goddesses, creative goddesses, and crones. It is mainly focused on self-development, social consciousness, and gaining as much skill within various forms of witchcraft as possible. In other words, it is more of a practical path.
I hope all who read this find something valuable in my posts, and that discussion is healthy with a variety of viewpoints. Please considering following the Facebook page I created for my various writing projects, such as Smile Politely, located here in Champaign-Urbana, Il.