I started Everything Under the Moon in 1998 on a free Tripod site and started hosting here on everythingunderthemoon.net in 2000. I can't believe it's been over twelve years and
this site is still going stronger than ever thanks to all of your support. :)
I'm really grateful to be
part of the online pagan community. I have the privilege of getting
to know so many nice and interesting people. You've been very kind
to me and I sincerely thank you for being such a major part of my life.
You have no idea how your support has improved my life.
I live in southeast Tennessee. This is where I grew up and lived my whole life. My interest in spirituality runs deep. I experienced paranormal events that affected my personal and spiritual development in a big way. As a child,
spirits visited me at night and nearly scared me to death. I didn't know who
they were or what they wanted from me (and I still don't know). I started reading books about
ghosts and spirituality in my search for answers, which opened me up to the world of New Age spirituality and Wicca.
In my teenage and adult years, I experienced numerous astral projections (OBEs). I've been the recipient of spontaneous healings and I've also been able to heal others a few times, but just people who were very close to me (I'm no
Jesus Christ. Please don't ask me to heal you.)
I've experienced altered states of consciousness and even ecstatic states a couple of times. There's really nothing like it. It just happened spontaneously one night (the ecstasy). I'm not entirely sure I didn't have a stroke or something. It felt great, whatever it was. It felt like I had merged with the Spirit
of Everything. I'll have to post that story someday before I die.
After following several different paths
(Christianity, Paganism, New Age, Shamanism, and even Atheism), I
finally dedicated myself to the Goddess, mostly out of my devotion to the Earth. Like most of you, I'm a solitary Wiccan and I've never joined a coven. I allow the Goddess to lead and inspire me. I believe that the Earth and Sun
have their own conscious spirit, which is the Spirit that all of our souls were created from and will return to. So the Earth is very important to me, and that includes the plants and animals and even the mountains, rivers, and
Another major interest of mine is cosmology/astronomy (that's different than astrology.) I love to learn all about the Sun, planets, stars,
galaxies, dark matter, dark energy, black holes, etc. I find all of that so fascinating and beautiful. Did you know there's a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way? It could be sucking us all into it
right now! Scientists reassure us though that it's not. I was just trying to scare you. ;)