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-Name you would like to go by: Seileag / Niseag

-Present path or tradition: A bizarre mix of Druidism and Vodoun. I'm finding my way around here.

-Interests: Cryptozoology, drawing, collecting animal skulls and dead things, the occult, bears, cute things, honey, the 1950s ...

-Age: 20

-Brief Bio:
As mentioned before, I'm Seileag. I'm a queer 20 year old art student, pursuing a career in Animation. I do a lot of Illustration in my free time, and I'd like to get into photography. I have a huge love for the 1950s and anything retro, as well as anything dead.
I've recently become drawn to Vodoun, as Wicca never quite cut it for me, and I'm beginning to fade out of Celtic Druidism.
I'll be entering my third year of college in September, and until then, I'm working in Sales at a popular Swedish furniture company (not hard to guess :) ) Because of my hectic work, as well as difficulties with connecting with the Other Side, my own posts here may be sparse, but I'll try to comment often / provide decent feedback.

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Date: 2013-07-04 09:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mdehners
Welcommen! My Handfasted Partner and I celebrated our 15 yr Anniversary OF our Handfasting this April.
Cheers,
Pat

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Date: 2013-07-04 01:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sashajwolf
Welcome! I'm a Dedicant in ADF and worship the Gaulic/Brythonic pantheon, but I've done a bit of reading about Vodoun, partly because my partner has a relationship with a lwa and partly to balance out the overwhelming whiteness of the Neopagan Druid literature. I'd be interested to hear more about how you get on.

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Date: 2013-07-06 09:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sashajwolf
My partner's advice is basically "go slow and don't ask them for anything without being very clear what you are (and aren't) offering them in return." They collect on their debts.

Some books I've found useful are:

Margarite Fernandez Olmos and Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert, Creole Religions of the Caribbean - good overview of Orisha, Regla de Palo, Vodoun, Obeah, Espiritismo and related traditions, might be useful for helping you clarify what suits you best.
Zora Neale Hurston, Tell My Horse - first person account of researching and being initiated into Vodoun in the 1930s.
Tobe Melora Correal, Finding Soul on the Path of Orisa - interesting first-person account by a US-based Orisa priestess.
Crystal Blanton (ed), Shades of Faith: Minority Voices in Paganism - an anthology of mostly first-person accounts by US-based pagans of color, covering some of the traditions you're interested in. A bit of a mixed bag in terms of quality, but definitely worth a look.

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Date: 2013-07-05 05:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] strixluna
Hello and Welcome.

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