As a volunteer-based, non-profit corporation, Community Seed is governed by a Board of Directors. We hold monthly meetings that have been inspired by PeerSpirit Circle guidelines. Current board members are listed below. To contact us, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Makai is a hereditary Pagan. She was taught by her mother, who is a Rosicrucian. At the age of 9, Makai was initiated into the Rosicrucians as a priestess of the temple. At that time she learned the value of meditation, prayer, and the study of metaphysics. In her teen years, her aunt taught her the art of Tarot and her mother showed her the art of Astrology. Throughout high school Makai practiced these arts and shared them with her friends.
After leaving home in 1988, Makai studied and practiced herbalism and chakra energy on her own, and soon became quite proficient at healing with them. Soon afterwards, Makai met her first Wiccan teacher and began a year long course of study via Starhawk/Spiral Dance and group workings. After several years of studying with a Wiccan group in Southern California, Makai moved back to Santa Cruz and promptly discovered Redwood Circles just as it was forming. With a keen interest she worked with this group to provide semi-public Sabbat rituals for seven years. She also ran a small monthly study group known as Gateway Grove out of her home for several years with a priest and fellow Pagan.
When Redwood Circles disbanded in late 2000, Makai and her partner at the time co-founded Community Seed. As the community (and the diversity of events) has grown, Makai has had involvement in Community Seed in all it’s aspects, including contributions of articles, poetry, art, layout and editing to it’s fondly remembered magazine. Now President of the Community Seed board, Makai is looking forward to helping Community Seed in its efforts to provide networking for local Pagans.”
Amanda discovered Community Seed in September 2006 by attending her first Open Circle. She then volunteered to help with the upcoming public Samhain ritual. After that, she was happily wrangled into working on the next public Sabbat, which sealed her fate in finding an amazing group of people to work with. Since then she has regularly volunteered to assist with Sabbat creation. When she isn’t helping work on rituals or Open Circles, she tries to make the Energy Walks, Beach Cleanups, and other Community Seed events whenever possible.
In the near future, she would like to finish her Graduate certificate in Ecotherapy so that she may facilitate group work on Eco-consciousness and help bring back Nature based ideals and concepts so that people may help heal themselves and their environment. She also has strong interests in Permaculture, urban homesteading and would love to create a community garden and farm.
One of the founders of Community Seed, Anuluna has been secretary to the Community Seed board since its conception. She grew up in an ecclesiastical school where she learned to willingly serve the community at large. During adulthood she has studied many mystical paths on her own, including Wicca and Paganism. As a Rosicrucian student for the last 30 years she has served as an officer of the Order.
Anuluna has worked to assist the local Pagan community as a Crone by overseeing that the members of Community Seed have a place to worship freely, and by assuring that rituals are performed for their spiritual growth.
As a multi-published writer, Anuluna mentors beginning writers, judges writing contests, critiques and edits manuscripts, and reviews pre-published works. She has served a local writing group as President, Vice President, Administrative Officer, and Membership Chair. She also served three years as Commodore for a local Yacht Club and five years as Treasurer.
Nancy has been exploring alternative spirituality, including Wicca, since the age of 16 when she started reading books on a variety of esoteric subjects. When she moved to Boulder Creek in 1989, she became involved with the local Pagan movement. Nancy was one of the founders of Redwood Circles, and she served as priestess at that organization’s first semi-public ritual for Samhain 1992. She served on the Redwood Circles Council and helped plan public rituals until Redwood Circles ended in 2000.
Nancy was involved with Community Seed from its beginnings in 2000. A successful business owner, she helped set up Community Seed’s non-profit status, and serves today on the board as Treasurer.
Steve has been aware of the different energies of the world since he was young. This was part of why the Roman Catholic parts of his early education didn’t stick very well. After many years of suspecting there was something more fitting out there, and long conversations with his sister Cayte (who is missed) he was finally dragged to an Open Circle by NancyH. It was like coming home.
Since then, Steve has (uncharacteristically) thrown himself into the group, priesting a number of open circles, a few of the large rituals, and taking up drumming and flute-playing on inspiration from … Somewhere. He’s now part of the board, coordinating music for many of the rituals, and coordinating the management and hosting of the Community Seed web site and other online resources.
In 1996 Angus McMahan was involuntarily ushered into the Craft at the Chalice Well in Glastonbury, England. He was the Manager of “13: Real Magick” for the first two years of its existence.
Angus was a celebrant at the final few rituals of Redwood Circles and has been a member of Community Seed since its inception. He is a gregarious solitary who can usually be found playing strange drums strangely at various rituals.
He has been reading tarot for 16 years and is currently on staff at the Serpent’s Kiss Magick Shop & Botanica.
Angus is a lego sculptor, a cross-country marcher, a crop circle inspiration, a tri-athlete and a writer of no great renown. http://www.angus-land.com
Sara is in charge of the Community Seed by-laws and other legal documents.
Community Seed – Pagan Community Fellowship
849 Almar Ave. STE. C, PMB 217
Santa Cruz, CA 95060