About the Author
For much of my life, I have lived and worked in rural areasin tune with the seasons and tides of nature. Even as a child, I recognized thedivine hand in everything that surrounded me. As a country boy, I knew andunderstood that life can only exist through death. I graduated high school in1974, and set out on my own, trying to make my way in the world. Along the wayI discovered the Craft, and like most who are drawn to the Wiccan faith, I knewthat I had always been Wiccan. I just didn't know what it was called. In 1978, I joined the Army Military Police, was stationed inPanama where in November, I helped clean up a mess created by Reverend JimJones. The experience molded me, and showed me how a charismatic religiousleader can lead others down the wrong path. I was forced to take life, and Icame to understand that all of us have that darker nature. Finally coming toterms with my own darkness, I found it was the source of our strength. But itmust be balanced with our light. We all possess the power and capacity to kill,crush and destroy, but when balanced with love and compassion, that power canbe channeled into positive directions. Initiated in 1980, I began teaching and training others in1986, while continuing my own Craft education, study & practice. In 1997, Ibegan teaching more advanced courses and developed a Clergy course for advancedpractitioners in 2006. Early in 2008, I accepted a Bishop's appointment withFour Winds Fellowship, an interfaith organization, and a Clergy position withthe U.S. Federal Prison system. Additionally, I have had articles published inFate, Pan Gaia, Circle & Blessed Bee magazines.