“The hedge” has long been seen as a liminal space between the worlds. I am a hedgewalker, getting to know the spirits of the land on the shoreline of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and those of my celtic and anglo-saxon ancestors. I study and practice druidry through the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids, as well as the core “shamanic” technologies that many ancient peoples & cultures across the planet have used to connect with the Otherworlds, through the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. “Shaman” is a word specific to the Tuvan people of Siberia. I use the word “hedgewalker” to honor and connect with my own culture, as well as to stay mindful of my white privilege and out of the arena of cultural appropriation. I practice with a healthy dose of skepticism, a profound appreciation for science, and a heart bursting with love for Source in all Her manifestations. In the fall of 2019 I graduated from a program in spiritual guidance in a universalist tradition. Previous to that I earned a certificate in Spiritual and Pastoral Care from Andover Newton Theological School, now Andover Newton Seminary at Yale University.
I have been informed by many spiritual pathways over my lifetime and use many names for Source — Spirit, God/dess, the Divine, helping spirits, Holy Mother, animal guides, and spirits of the land. Persephone, Brigid, Hekate, the Cailleach, and Cerridwen are the manifestations of the Goddess whose wisdom most frequently and personally speak to me and to whom I pray and make offerings. It is their faces I see in the directions, on my altar, and who whisper to me at my art table. Source has a thousand names. Your names are welcome here too.