I am an allied medical professional, working a good job with a fantastic doctor. I also live off the money I make at my small business making and selling jewelry, the stones for which I cut myself, and other pieces of craft work.
I am a very ardent occultist, devouring any works I come across on the subject, though I prefer historical and anthropological work to new age fluff by a large margin. Currently my occult interests are wound up in Mesoamerican spirituality and philosophy, and trying to integrate that into modern day shamanic magical practice. I consider myself an active Pagan and attend events at Four Quarters Farm as often as I can.
Otherwise, I have heard others describe me as looking like a biker due to my tattoos. I don't particularly care what others think of my body art, as all of it is based in my spirituality. Anyone who is too frightened by my appearance to give me a chance is, in my opinion, not worth my time.
I am confident, well read, and have been told I am a bit intimidating. I also have no interest whatsoever in the traditional romance gestures of our culture....roses, chocolate, wine and silly and useless underwear are a waste of my time and your money. I am here looking for a friends with benefits situation with someone who is intelligent, curious and adventurous. Ideally I prefer a fellow outdoors person and bonus points if you practice martial arts, know a great deal about anthropology or biology and like to camp or explore nature.
I spend a great deal of time at my crafts, which take up a large portion of my house right now. I also read constantly and admit that I particularly enjoy video games, bad horror movies and good company.
I am also immersed in the practice of spagyric alchemy as written about by Junius and making art pieces for Sticks and Stones store in Fairfax and my Etsy store. I spend several years working as a bouncer and have studied martial arts on and off in several systems. Currently I am at level 2 Krav Maga, have a bit of experience at Gracie Brazilian Jujitsu and about a year and a half of Escrima and Kali training.
I also indulge in herbalism and can sing about 40 different filk tunes by Mercedes Lackey and Cynthia Mcquillan in bardic circles.
I have also done a lot of security guard work in the past, including bodyguard work. I consider myself skilled in this area.
Books (Nonfiction): A Forest of Kings, The Flayed God, Honoring the Medicine, Dance of the Dolphin, The Ethical Psychic Vampire, The Modern Vampire, Revelations of the Dark Mother, Remote Viewing Secrets, Astral Dynamics, The Wizard's Bestiary, Sacred Formulas of the Cherokee, One River, The Serpent and the Rainbow, Where the Gods Reign, The Psychic Energy Workbook, Where there is no Doctor, Where Women have no Doctor, A book for Midwives, Emergency Care and Transport of the Sick and Injured, Out of the Shadows, The Vampire Hunter's Field Guide to the Undead, any books by Denning and Phillips on the occult, Any book at all by Draja Mickaharic.
Music: Lakme, Phantom of the Opera, Cruxshadows, Bella Morte, Type O Negative, Apoptygma Berserk, In Nomine, Sisters of Mercy, Siouxie and the Banshees, Depeche Mode, La Boheme, Gregorian Chant, Meg Davis, Leslie Fish, Mercedes Lackey filk, Cynthia McQuillan, Nightwish, VNV Nation, Covenant
Movies: Bad horror, good horror, the occasional dark comedy, the Andromeda Series (I am such a geek), the Supernatural Series, the X files, Dune, Firefly (and Serenity), the Saw series, The Cave, The Witchblade series.
Food:Indian, Thai, Ethiopian, good Tex Mex, Chinese, Dark chocolate, fresh fruit,, yoghurt, fresh vegetables, soups and stews, anything diabetic safe.
I don't do dishrag people, and require my lovers and mates to know how to defend themselves, have a strong practical and ruthless streak, be dedicated to a personal system of ethics of whatever sort and be openminded about magic, Otherkin and
I enjoy BDSM play and have no problems admitting it. I abide very, very strictly by medical and psychological safety guards, including the common "safe, Sane, Consensual" one. On the other hand, if you try to get me to be your dominatrix after a few messages here, you can go do something rude with a pile of yellow snow. Kink is for people I know, like and trust who have earned it, not some idiot stranger on a dating site.