Hello, Deeply Rooted! For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Shining Quill (Kim Frank) and I’ve been a member of Deeply Rooted since about 2012. I have the honor of being an ordained member of the community’s Clergy team and also have been practicing Witchcraft for about twenty years or so. I’ve always had a deep fascination with the occult and the multi-faceted spectrum of humanity’s spiritual systems. Through a series of personal life events, I found Deeply Rooted and found a purpose and a niche for myself among a fantastic community of interesting souls. I am blessed to be part of the experience and because of that, I’ve decided to make some changes to how I operate at Deeply Rooted.
Those of you that have followed my blog, Curious Curio Conjurations, know a lot about the journey I took between being depressed to becoming a functional member of my Pagan intentional community. I want to take my writing in a different direction so I can help even more folks along their path. It’s time for something new. So, I present to you, Quill’s Curiosities. I want very much to help others who are new to Paganism or have questions and want to talk to a practicing witch and priestess. I also want to learn new things from you folks! I want very much to share what I’ve learned throughout the years and my time at Deeply Rooted.
Quill’s Curiosities will be articles on Magickal practice, the beliefs of different cultures, and most importantly – an open forum of discussion, debate, and questions with the goal of helping other Pagans form an intimate connection to their chosen Path. It’s open discussion without the constraints of FaceBook! We can talk about the nature of the Gods, the cultural spiritual practices of South America, or ancestor worship! I encourage questions. I don’t know everything, yet I am good at finding the answers myself or I can relay you to a member of Clergy that does know the answer!
Personally, I’ve been making a break away from FaceBook. There are too many memes, group drama, and distractions. There is simply not enough adult discussion for me to pour much energy into and grow. I’m interested in learning and teaching others about Paganism and I think that this website will provide an excellent opportunity for that discovery. If you have questions about Magick, deities, or personal stuff you want to talk about, you can e-mail me at Kim@Deeply-Rooted.org. I will generally reply within 2-3 days. You can also contact me on FaceBook via a private message. If your question is confidential, please say so.
Well, that’s all for now folks. I’ll be posting new articles about once a week until the questions start flooding in. We’ll tackle some ideas together and I can point the way to some resources. I meet a lot of folks new to Paganism who have no idea where to go or what to do and I would like to extend a friendly hand along that Path. Hey, I was once a new Pagan too! Even seasoned folks can come here to debate ideas and beliefs within Paganism. Be at home here, be welcome, and most importantly – be yourself. Let’s explore this diverse and unique Path together, shall we? Blessed Be! )O( – Shining Quill