Indigo Wizard Autobiographical

When telling people about my 'magical resume' I like to start out by saying my parents met through a tarot card class my dad was teaching. That should give you a good starting point for understanding my childhood. My mom was into astrology and between the two of them, I learned about everything psychic, from divination to talking to spirits. The first adult book I read, in the second grade, was 'Communion' by Whitley Striber. It was one of the first to come out about alien contact and I've had an affinity towards all things cosmic since.  When I was 14 my family found Wicca, and I was pretty much hooked on exploring everything related to magical practice. Through the course of my life my curiosity has led me to research many different religions and practices as well as create art related to my experience.

Generally when we talk about magic, we are implying three things: a force that can be tapped into, directing that force, and creating an effect with it. For my purposes, ‘magic’ is the energy of the ‘source.’ The source of all things is infinite and generative. There are many ways to tap into this force and have been referred to as many things as different cultures attempt to explain and guide others in the ways of its working. Learning the how to solicit, recognize, and act upon the signs and symbols of this creative source allows you to:

* Create something out of nothing (When you have an idea and then acquire the tools and

       knowledge to construct something).

* Affect change within a situation (When you use your influence to affect other’s perspectives, 

       opinions, emotions, or health).

* Manifest opportunity (using one’s intent to attract wealth, power, affluence, fame etc.).

* Become mentally and emotionally stronger with practice and focus.

* Co-create with the Divine.

In this way I strive to live a magical life, full of wonder and surprises. This is reflected in my art, as I often start with an idea and allow the medium to reveal what ever wants to come through. I found out pretty early on that painting or drawing 'realistically' was beyond my abilities or access to training. So instead I've learned to detach from an expected result and instead let the art guide me and show me what it wants to be. In this way I am often surprised by the end results of my work. But the intent is always the same, to use art as a way to commune, communicate, and create an access point for higher dimensional beings to manifest in this reality. Art is magic and through consistent action on creative impulses one becomes intertwined with it, one becomes magic. 

Spiritual Studies:

1985-1990 

Stargazer, Bellvue ,WA – Attended workshops on Aura’s, Crystal Healings and Spirit Channelings

1995-1997 

Linda Green, Minneapolis, MN Wiccan Studies

1999-2000

Dee Millard, Edina, MN Reiki Studies

1999-2002

Brett Fehr, Minneapolis, MN Shamanic Study/Initiation

2002-2003

Paul Gaziano, Minneapolis, MN Principles for Life Mastery/Life Coaching

Certifications:

Reiki Practitioner, 1999

Holistic Massage Therapist, 2009

Universalist Ordination, 2011

Church of the Seven Planes Ordination, 2011

Triskellion Wicca Ordination, 2017

 

Past Projects:

1998 – Wicca 101 – Workshop/ In home - MN

1998 – Making Magical  Jewelry – Workshop/ Bobby Bead and Pagan Pride - MN

1998 – Opening and Closing Ceremonies - Pagan Pride - MN

1999 – Opening Ceremony - Pagan Pride - MN

2001 – Hand of Lakshmi - Henna Tattoos - MN

2001 – History Of Henna – Workshop/ Pagan Spirit Gathering - MN

2002 – Ritual Coordinator - Sacred Harvest Festival - MN

2006 - Vocalist - Different Drummers - ME

2009 - Digital Photography - Goddess within Collection - ME

2012 - Marketing Director - Summerland Spirit Festival - MN

2013 - Anchor - Pagan Living TV - MN

2017 - High Priestess - Temple of Adrastos - MN

2022 - Event Coordinator at Magus Books & Herbs