Hi, I’m Deb, known online as Deporodh (call me Deb!), and I’m a retired technical writer, a long-time techie (I go back to CP/M operating systems), a lifelong medievalist, and a witch.
Began divination study 1975: tarot, astrology, Anglo-Saxon runes, ogham. Primary divination tool is tarot—preferred deck is the Robin Wood Tarot. Worked in AOL’s Crystal Ball forum in 1993 and 1994 as a reader.
Began magical healing work in 1976, later ordained in the neo-pagan ULC Church of Anaxagoras (now extinct).
In 1994 founded & hosted for its first year the weekly Pagan/Wiccan Discussion Group. Held in the conference room of AOL’s Religions & Ethics Forum, the WDG was named “One of the 50 Best Places to Be Online” by PC Week magazine late that year.
Volunteered with regional pagan non-profit Bay Area Pagan Assemblies (BAPA). Accepted editorship in 1993 of its nationally distributed magazine (Pagan Muse & World Report), the Muse received a Reader’s Choice Bronze Award in 1996 from the Wiccan/Pagan Press Alliance.
In 1994 I began study with British Traditional Wicca, initiated in 1995. Developed and taught seeker courses in Wicca from a traditional perspective 1996–2000. Made elder in 2001, founded first coven in 2002 (hived off 2007), and a second coven, this one, in 2010.