Axis Mundi is a collaborative project of many hands within the Reclaiming international community. The project is anchored by Rose May Dance, Phoenix LeFae, Gwydion and Heidi Marian. Creative visuals and website produced by Bart Dority. Many Reclaiming teachers have contributed. Some of their bios are listed below, and we will be posting more of them soon!
Jane Meredith is an author and ritualist who lives in Australia. Her books include Journey to the Dark Goddess, Circle of Eight: Creating Magic for Your Place on Earth and Magic of the Iron Pentacle: Reclaiming Sex, Pride, Self, Power & Passion (co-authored with Gede Parma). Jane conducts workshops worldwide and by distance course. She is an excited member of the burgeoning Reclaiming community in Australia and is particularly attached to CloudCatcher WitchCamp. Her passions include magic, myth, trees, rivers, deep conversation and dark chocolate. She keeps a blog at Pagan Square on Local Magic and her website is JaneMeredith.com
Rose May DanceRose, aka Gweneth Dietrich, is one of the Mothers of Reclaiming and has been in the collective since around 1980. She is a teacher and the trainer of many teachers and initiates. Rose specializes in trance magic and is well known for healing work. She is an earth-based political activist and has retired from a career in the AIDS field into a clinical practice of hypnotherapy. She would be nowhere without her sense of humor.
Heidi MarianHeidi is a wild-hearted green witch, social scientist, Reclaiming initiate and community priestess. By trade, she is an environmental anthropologist who works on climate change issues. Her craft training is rooted in Anderson Feri and Reclaiming traditions. Born and raised in San Francisco, she makes her home in the South of Market neighborhood, where weeds crack through concrete.
Some of the main tools and allies she works with include hearth tending, stone and plant medicine, non-violent communication, facilitation, and laughter. Her heart's passion lies in the merging of the right and left hand path of magic, in doing the deep down rooted work of turning the tides, of living a life of commitment in a complex and perilous world.