I've visited here, from a message passed on by one of your other members, many times as a guest over the past few months and finally decided to join the forum as one of my first acts of 2011. I see there is a very diverse group of magicians,witches, elders, priests, priestess and other Wiccan associates. Merry Meet to you all.
I come from a many generations old lineage of witches and magicians. You might say we have the most in common with Wiccan beliefs, but we are not Wicca, we perform many of the same rituals and ceremonies as Shamans, Druids or the Norse practice, but are neither of those. We are the Coven of the Mother Gaia, so yes we are witches. And our familial roots date back to 16th century.
My Grandmother and Grandfather, Bartolomia and Benjamin Somnolens came to South East Asia in 1914 during the onset of world war one and settled in there. My parents, Lani Grymm and Benjamin Somnolens Jr. still manage our heritage botanical garden that my grandparents purchased shortly after coming to South East Asia. When I met my boyfriend (yes... yes I am a gay!), I joined him on his botanical and herbal garden, our current home.
I live with my boyfriend Aaron de Montmorency. Our two cats Paracelsus and Athanasius are our companions in our house. Yes, our pets are named after some of the famous magicians and great occultists.
Our livelihood is comprised of ornamental and herbal plants selling while we also maintain a land of veggies and fruits which serves our families.
In our tradition it is our service to Mother Earth and our neighbors which we celebrate to the fullest. We feel there is no greater joy than that of humble service to our fellow pathwalkers with Gaia. We do this in what we produce and how we acknowledge the natural awe and wonder of Gaia.
I am a bit under the weather today otherwise I would be unable to be inside at the office desk during the noon hour, so with that, I will take my leave and wish all of you a Merry Meet and Brightest Blessings.
In Love and Light,