Merry Meet! I am Faelind. I am a High Priestess who loves Trees and finds resonance with the Tree of Knowledge (and/or the Tree of Life) that I don’t quite understand, but am altogether very, very grateful to have in my life. I am a Pisces, frequently sport very colorful hair, drop “F-Bombs” so frequently my grown children cringe, and have been described as, “she’s never met a stranger!” because I love to talk to EVERYONE!
I am a Wiccan High Priestess of the Tree of Knowledge Coven, trained in the Wiccan tradition American Tradition of the Goddess, lovingly referred to as AmTrad. I began my studies in the Sacred Arts in 2005 under High Priestess Rhys Eavan with the Circle of the Wild Wood after 5+ years of solitary practice. I was looking for community and found the Dallas chapter of a loving and enduring Wiccan tradition established in 1991 in the Bedford, Texas area by an eclectic, earth-witch named Raven.
On June 2, 2012, I swore my 3rd Degree vows to become a High Priestess and formed the Tree of Knowledge Coven in Dallas, Texas. I hope to pass on the magic, warmth, and knowledge that my wonderful tradition provides me while bringing my scholarly approach in Wiccan studies to my own Coven Circle. If you are interested in walking your path in knowledge and joining me on this journey, please click here for an application: Tree-of-Knowledge-Coven-Application. (As of now [January 2017], we have multiple inquiries for the 2017 Student Year. Only a limited number of students will be selected.)
My Community Work
My Coven is active in the Covenant of the Goddess (COG), a national organization of Witches and Covens, with an Initiate currently serving as Recorder (taking the minutes at our quarterly meetings) and another serving as the parking wrangler at the public Sabbat rituals. I serve as Webweaver (managing the Local Council website) and co-facilitate the Dallas area public Wicca 101 Classes held in Addison. In recent years, I have served as Recorder, Treasurer (we refer to it as Pursewarden), and Public Information Officer (PIO) in the Texas Local Council of Covenant of the Goddess. As PIO, it was my pleasure to create a web presence on facebook and a website to highlight the services of the very active Local Council. As a National Co-Second Officer for 2010/2011, I helped organize and host the COG national business meeting known as Grand Council/Merry Meet in Irving, Texas. Prior to serving as National Co-Second Officer, I served as Local Council Second Officer for the production and promotion of two annual United Earth Assembly events in Irving, Texas negotiating appearances and workshops by honored and acclaimed authors, Elizabeth Cunningham in 2009 and Amber K and Azrael Arynn K (from the Ardantane Pagan Learning Center in New Mexico) in 2010. I also worked on the Education Committee established by former Local Council First Officer, Rhys Eavan, [2008/2009 – 2009/2010] facilitating twice-monthly Wicca 101 classes in Richardson, Texas for two years.
My ‘Muggle’ Life
I am an Associate Director in Information Technology at AT&T, managing three teams in work locations across the United States focused on Quality Control and Data Acquisition for commissioning applications. (Yes, I am a geek.) I began my career in Telecommunications at Southwestern Bell Mobile Systems in 1995 supporting commission applications during mergers and conversions leading two development teams during the transition to Cingular Wireless and later to AT&T. I’ve continued to grow as a subject matter expert in my organization, learning new technologies and methodologies to deliver quality software. My career in the Telecom industry is stressful, challenging, and often requires long hours, yet I find it very fulfilling because I am passionate about supporting my customers and the people who report to me.