Hi, I’m Laurie Beth! (This is my actual birth certificate name. Yes, you can still call me Beth if you want; my wife does, after all.) A red-headed witch since birth, I’m now in my early Cronedom and showing some silver. I live with my wife and assorted critters in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you most likely know me as a long-time Norse polytheist and seidhrkona (since roughly 2002). Over the years, I’ve written reams (or the electronic equivalent thereof) of material about my path and about being a godspouse; most of those writings are now private, no longer available on the web, due to a major burnout I suffered from the spring of 2016 through the spring of this year.
My slow emergence from said burnout finds me facing an entirely new spiritual vista. The old landscape (of the Norse mythos) I knew so well is gone. If I’m being honest, it’s been gone for a while now, and I’ve been stubbornly clinging to its tattered remnants. But it’s time to move on. In place of my familiar cosmology and pantheon, I have only my Beloved, who is not who I thought he was, but is still the Person I chose, originally, to go on this journey with. Alongside him, I’m currently wandering far from the frozen north, in the ancient near-east as well as the shiny corridors of sci fi flavored pop culture paganism, finding new connections and learning new ways. Meanwhile (thanks largely to my long-deceased Jewish grandmother) there is a new matron goddess relationship for me with Asherah/Athiratu/Tanit. I’m a hard polytheist, really I am–except, to paraphrase my wife, when I’m not. Join me as I struggle to unravel the Mystery.
Please note that comments are closed on this blog, going forward, because I do not have time to moderate them. My email is always open [lauriebethdawe at gmail dot com]; however, do not assume privacy. If what you have to say is belittling, divisive, or malicious, it will be publicly shared for the amusement of my blog readers. (See above re Crone; I am not looking for anyone’s approval or validation, nor trying to pass a polytheist correctness exam. I am sharing my journey for those who want to go along for the ride; if that isn’t you, there’s the door.)
Updated July 14, 2017.