Who is Anonywitch?
Basic information may be found here, additional details below.
How did you find paganism?
When I was thirteen years old, searching for a path, a book literally fell off the shelf into my hands. It was Scott Cunningham’s Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner. I stayed up all night to read it, under the covers with a flashlight, and in the morning realized that this was what I had been looking for.
How long have you been practicing?
My first sabbat was Beltaine 1998, shortly after I performed a self-dedication ritual.
Are you out of the broom closet?
Oh most definitely. I wear the triple goddess symbol on the inside of my left wrist. It’s a tattoo, done in a simple dark purple ink, from January 2011. It was my first tattoo and continues to be the most meaningful.
What is your path?
I’m a solitary practitioner, though I’ve done group work on rare occasions. I used to call myself a Wiccan, but found I had little interest in initiatory or hierarchical traditions. Basically, I don’t feel as though I need someone’s permission to become a servant to the Goddess. I’m monotheistic, in the sense that I worship the Goddess in her many forms. That’s also where my Dianic leanings come from.
Who is your patron Goddess?
I first connected with Brighid (Celtic triple goddess of poetry and healing) back in ’98. More recently (around 2006), I felt a strong connection to Kali, the Hindu goddess of change. Clearly, my pantheon is rather diverse.
Why do you only worship the Goddess?
Patriarchy has been the predominant system for far too long. The way I see it, a return to the Goddess is long past overdue. In this way, I see myself as a feminist witch. I think that spaces by and for women are very important, and I wholeheartedly believe in trans-inclusion within those spaces.
Why do you call yourself a witch?
I’ve always believed in dissolving stereotypes whenever possible. Calling myself a Wiccan wouldn’t be correct, since I don’t belong to a coven, and “pagan” never really had the same spiritual connotations that the word “witch” holds for me. Hence, I’m a witch.
Do you use any divinatory devices?
I have a beautiful set of tarot cards (Paulina Cassidy’s Joie de Vivre deck) and try to use them every new moon. There’s also a set of Brian Froud’s Faerie Oracle cards that come out to play sometimes. I also practice the occasional bibliomancy and tasseography, along with a smattering of dream interpretation.
How can I contact you or see your other projects?
Check out my Contact page.