Part two of this lengthy article is now published! I may consider a part three to explore other voices and identities within LGBTQA, Black community and men who consider themselves witches or wizards Part one and two mainly focussed on the women I know from around the world who practice a form of witch craft. It is these beautiful friends that made these articles exist, their voices brought my writing to life but I’d love to expand, I am even considering creating a podcast. It has been liked 41 times and shared 16 times on Rebelle Society Facebook already!
I am now writing a new script for a meditation and a poetry book collection to be published.
My next large article will explore the Priestess Path so stay tuned for that.
We are all wanderers on this earth, our hearts full of wonder, our souls deep with dreams. -Romani Proverb
My ancestry is Romani and my magickal practice is that of Hedgewitchery, I am also a Priestess of the Divine Feminine. I work a lot with Romani folk magick and I see my dancing and anything I create as a both a celebration to goddess and from goddess and to honour my ancestors. My main deities/archetypes that connect me to the sacred feminine are: Aphrodite (and mermaid symbolism), Isis, the Romani goddess Sara-La-Kali and Parvati (my name Kalyani is a varient of Parvati). I felt called to do a dance barefoot on the earth as a hymn of love to the great goddess. I adore that it started raining, you can almost see the tiny droplets, its as if my dancing conjured the rain. The dream catchers you see are handmade by me also.
This is also an extension of an ongoing personal project that started with a poem now published on Rebelle Society also titled “A Hymn of Love to the Earth” and will eventually be in a book I am hoping to publish as well as the creation of an oracle deck which will showcase my botanical illustrations. The elements governing this project are earth and water.
I felt called to dance like the ancient Shamans, Oracles, Priestessess and Rom people once did, to send healing and love to pachamama during a global crisis. Continue reading →