Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Giveaway from Threshold Witcherie!
This month at Love of the Goddess, the featured giveaway comes to us from Threshold Witcherie. The owner has graciously donated a custom intuitive tarot reading! I've never featured a reading for a giveaway, so I'm really excited! I had a chat with the owner, here's what she had to say:
1.How long have you been crafting magical products?
I’ve been crafting them all my life. I was encouraged from birth; it was a natural part of the environment I grew up in. My family members were my earliest teachers. My mother is big on hands-on learning, being a very talented craftswoman herself; she can make anything. She is adamant about acknowledging and connecting to the sacred every day. My aunt Linda took me on ‘wanders’ through the woods, teaching me about animals, plants and how to walk. My grandmother taught me the rhythms of the seasons, and the best cookie recipes. And my great-aunt Teddie had her own metaphysical shop on Cape Cod for 16 years. As a crystal guru and Theosophist, any conversation with her is deeply wise; but can also require mental gymnastics. ;) I remember trying to imitate when I was quite young, stirring pebbles, sticks and leaves into a large rain barrel with my younger brother and testing out words to make it rain. I was so proud of my first ‘magicke brew’. *lol*
It’s a real blessing to be a ‘working witch’, a dream I’ve had all my life. I view it as a vocation, a practicing priestesshood. Frequently it’s a struggle to work it with the mundane practicalities, but I want to lead by example for my little daughter, as the women in my family did for me. And I’m rewarded for my stubbornness by the people the Goddess places in my path. For example, I would still be floundering around online if it weren’t for the boundless advice and support given by my teammates (Metaphysical Team on Etsy).
2.Do you have a favorite product/service that you offer?
No, each has a flavor and texture that I love; each appeals to a different sense and part of me, and each has a purpose and a joy. I really love my work. *lol* I love the warm scent of the herbs when I harvest them, hang them or mix them for incense or tea; that’s the smell of home. I love the feel of the stones, glass, wood and bone as I make jewelry and charms, and I get intense with the fascination of potion-making. I make things by custom order or in quite small batches, so I get to enjoy making one thing in the morning, then another quite different in the afternoon, or the next day. I get to explore different little areas and edges of my magicke and my creativity daily, so they all expand.
3.Please explain the item you are giving away.
This giveaway is for an e-mail tarot consultation, one of several that I offer. This particular consultation is focused, tailored to allow for an in-depth look at one specific area of your life, and questions and the revelation of obstacles and choices in that one area. You may ask as many questions about that one area as you need to; I don’t limit people by the number of questions or cards. I have 13 years of professional tarot and workshop teaching experience in a range of magickal subjects, and I think one thing that makes my readings so detailed is the way I augment my intuitive tarot work with a blend of psychology, astrology and feng-shui.
In my personal life, I also enjoy being a mum, tribal belly dancer and organic gardener, and I am honored to walk with several fur and feather people.
Now check out Threshold Witcherie's shop, come back here and comment on some of your favorite products. The giveaway will last for one week, at which time I will choose the winner using random.org. Thanks to everyone who enters, and thanks to Threshold Witcherie for their lovely donation! Good luck!
Posted by Tara at 2:37 PM