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About Kiya

This bio is a work in progress, not because I am a work in progress (who isn’t?) but because I hate writing bio pages and I don’t know what to say. It will probably continue to morph over time as I figure out useful things to include in it.

I am:

  • An independent Kemetic (Egyptian reconstructionist) researcher and practitioner, working on the construction of a solidly constructed, diasporic, location-neutral Kemetic religious system
  • A Craft practitioner with wide-ranging and somewhat eclectic interests that include American folk magic, European spiritwork paths such as the benandanti, Slavic magical traditions, fairy-faith, and the Irish Sight
  • Occasionally a pop-cultural magical worker within limited framework and including some interesting spiritual embellishments
  • A lay Unitarian Universalist, because sometimes it’s nice to go somewhere someone else is doing the heavy lifting, listen to some music, and hear a sermon about ma’at
  • A hardworking parent in a household full of noisy small children, some of whom are old enough to participate in family rituals
  • A writer whose interests include theology, neo-mythology, science fiction, fantasy, and poetry (see publications for more)
  • A thwarted sculptor in search of a studio
  • Slowly becoming a sau (amuletcrafter) through careful study and experimentation
  • An occasional ritual consultant willing to try to help you build your religious ceremony to suit your needs and those of your family (I have done heavy lifting for liturgical design for an interfaith pagan wedding and for a Celtic/Jewish wedding thus far, and will happily research your ritual needs into submission)
  • Mildly obsessed with archaeoastronomy, a devoted gamer, a half-assed gardener, a brewer of mead and weird wine, hoping to take up weaving, prone to bad math jokes, a lapsed musician, and composed entirely of obscure quotations, to pick a few things that are actually relevant to my spirituality
  • Also a giant nerd

I have given talks on:

  • The process of reconstruction and the development of mystery paths (Paganicon 2013)
  • Practicing paganism at the family / household level (Paganicon 2013)
  • An introduction to Kemeticism and reconstruction (Infinite Beliefs podcast, 2015)

and could in theory probably be coaxed into doing so again at some point.