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A bit about the witch

In 2009, the University of Oregon’s Daily Emerald published an article on October 29th entitled “Wiccan, Not Wicked”—which quoted both Deborah Snavely & K.C. Anton extensively on the topic of Wicca, As part of the article, a video student interviewed me during which interview I demonstrated a brief Wiccan circle, from which Dylan Sylwester produced a 15-minute video.  An abbreviated (3 min +) video clip of that 15 minutes is available to view free on Vimeo.com. This photograph is a screen capture of the opening frame.In 2009, the University of Oregon’s Daily Emerald published an article on October 29th entitled “Wiccan, Not Wicked”—which quoted both Deborah Snavely & K.C. Anton extensively on the topic of Wicca, As part of the article, a video student interviewed me during which interview I demonstrated a brief Wiccan circle, from which Dylan Sylwester produced a 15-minute video.  An abbreviated (3 min +) video clip of that 15 minutes is available to view free on Vimeo.com.

Pandemic fatalities…One Witch’s Cottage—the business

Make your own hand-sanitizer…

Make your own hand-sanitizer… Bottles of isopropyl alcohol have been a staple at every drugstore, pharmacy, and grocers since Victoria reigned the British Empire. Most of it is 70% alcohol (the other 30% is water). In the same locales, one can generally find 90% (or higher) isopropyl alcohol. Both are generally sold in pint (16 […]

Clothes & Clothos…redux

Clothos—the Original Fate The Greeks loved their triads, every bit as much as the Celts (the oldest proto-Celtic & Celtic sites, in  the Austrian mountains, are several hundred miles northwest of modern Greece). Mythologies will tell you there are three Fates, one to spin the metaphorical threads of life, one to measure its length, and […]

Who’s Deporodh?

  • Deb models Caped Cowl
  • Deporodh 1993 wearing the first ever Cowled Cloak

In 1964 I followed my heart into the forest, whence both magic and deity called.

In 1975 I first overheard the term neopagan at my tenth Northern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire, and thought consciously, “Oh, that’s what I am!”

In 1979 I accepted priestesshood to lead a small group of magical healing workers as a Universal Life Church congregation, and in 1981 was created legal clergy in that body.

In 1993 the Lady called me to active practice as a witch, both leading and teaching…and I felt such an infant!

In 1996 I was initiated into the Craft of the Wise as a Wiccan downline of Gerald Gardner.

In 2001 I was made elder in that Tradition, and began the teaching that led to formation of my first Traditional coven (Woodhart Weald), which coven hived to a successor priestess in 2006.

In 2007 I became a seated elder in the New Wiccan Church, International.

In 2010 I formed my second Traditional coven (Swangrove), now disbanded by diaspora.

There”s much more to Deporodh than only my witchy life; yet it is at the core of my being.