Welcome to CauldronFire. I’m Talasyn, a transplanted New Englander, raised in a family with a parent who practiced both Gardnerian and Traditional witchcraft. My training in earlier years was in a trad coven in the Boston suburbs, followed by working for many years in the Reclaiming Tradition. I attended a number of weeklong witchcamps in British Columbia, and co-founded the Strand by Strand Collective, offering classes and public rituals in Portland in the 1990s and early 2000s. I’ve taught witchcraft, seership, ritual skills and dowsing, both individually, and as part of a teaching team, and have been a member of a teaching collective.
I identify as a Celtic polytheist, and an ecstatic witch and seer. What does that look like? I cultivate ritual relationships with special, numinous sites close to my home in Portland. I incorporate many elements of ecstatic and visionary practice in ritual, build and use labyrinths, and work with drumming, chant and singing to achieve altered states. I’m also a student of the Ogham, At times, I offer some teaching and training opportunities to committed witches who are willing to work to deepen their practice using the powerful and visionary tools of ecstatic practice.
Too many witches underestimate what can occur in ritual because they’ve never been able to let go and “go there.” Once a witch learns how, and feels the difference, it transforms their relationship with the Otherworld, and with daily life. Helping people get there is part of my work. It’s worth the work and skill-building.
In the recent past, I ran the Three Cauldrons Circle, a teaching circle in Portland that offered intensive training in Celtic polytheist ritual skills. Currently I’m in a private circle with several other witches.
Thank you for visiting.