As a volunteer-based, non-profit corporation, Community Seed is governed by a 9 member Board of Directors. We hold monthly meetings that have been inspired by PeerSpirit Circle guidelines. To contact us, email email@example.com
Many wonderful witches have been a part of the Board over the years. The current Ship of Fools consists of……
Amanda (President Sparkles)
Ever since she was a child, Amanda has felt a strong connection to all things Esoteric. Often playing outside she communed with the Elements and mythological creatures. As a young teen, she introduced herself to many books on the Craft and began a lifelong journey into Craft scholarship and practice. Just before moving to Santa Cruz for college, she rediscovered her Celtic heritage and developed an interest in Druidic and Celtic lore as well as British Witchcraft. She also has an interest in her Gypsy heritage as well. Although her interests encompass a myriad of subjects like High Magick, Astrology, Wicca and comparative spirituality/religions her main focus is on Earth-based consciousness, herbal healing, connecting with the Faery Realm and reconnecting with Goddess Energy.
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.
In her spare time you can find her hoop dancing, going to music festivals and gardening.
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 regular at Community Seed events 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 19 years and is also a featured speaker at Pantheacon each year. 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
Marjorie resisted for quite awhile, going first to Ireland, and then moving to Sacramento – but eventually, inevitably, she returned and has reluctantly embraced the fact that she is, in fact, a Slytherin.
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 as Treasurer, coordinating music for many of the rituals, and coordinating the management and hosting of the Community Seed web site and other online resources.
David (At Large)
Espi is equally at home leading a circle or working behind the scenes putting up fliers and the like. He brings a fresh, radical perspective to our merry little band.
Anita (At Large)
Was born in the wagon of a traveling show. Her mama used to dance for the money they’d throw. Her grandpa would do whatever he could.
Skot (At Large)
Skot is has been working magick as a life-long passion. It called to him long before he had a name for it.
Now he creates community through public magickal acts of perfect love and perfect trust.
Willow (at large)
Willow doesn’t always dress like a Cairn terrier, but when she does, she portrays Toto of the North in Community Seed’s 2012 Lughnasadh. Her favorite spiritual practices include belly dancing, gardening, public ritual, making vegetable juice, and staring raptly into the worm bin.
Matthew (at large)
Matthew is a long standing figure in the Santa Cruz pagan community over the past 20ish years having been on the Redwood Circles council and then participating heavily in Community Seed’s Sabbats as participant and priest (Really, is there a difference?).
Matthew tends to spend as much time as possible close to the earth with dirt under his finger nails and sweat on his brow. He moved onto the Dirtheart Farmette in early 2015 in order to follow his passion in growing his own food of both the vegetable and animal kind. Matthew is also driven to discover the deep connection to spirit that is unique as a resident in Santa Cruz and Monterrey counties, looking for deity present here in the land, ocean and sky.
Matthew also strives to find a healthy spirit/family/work/self balance and feels generally successful in this. As we say, “May it continue.”
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