Sharon (she/they) Sharon is a queer independent scholar, writer, and educator working in arts, activism, and cultural histories. Their areas of interest are in philosophy, divination, journeying, ritual, and connection to a meaningful ancestral practice in reciprocity and relationship with the land. They approach this work through the examination of capitalist systems, community ecosystems, unsettling settler colonialism, and building solidarity networks to support new paths forward. Descended from multiple Northern European-American lineages, they identify themselves as a person working within syncretic folk traditions, primarily rooted in the study of Irish and American traditions and folklore. In addition to teaching at Madrona House Apothecary, they teach ethics and practices of exhibition-making in the art department at Cornish College of the Arts.
Initial meeting begins with a conversation about where you are in your spiritual practice, what your needs and your goals are, any work you’re already doing with ancestors, and the further work you are hoping to do. Followup consultations are a time to share some of your discoveries and the work you’ve done since our initial consultation, such as information about your ancestry, what you’ve learned through dreams or journeying, journaling and reflection, and other explorations into ancestor veneration. Our collaboration might include further research and reflection, refining your altar practice, the arrangement and addition various tokens, talismans, or symbolic objects to your altar space, spiritual hygiene, and ritual work; as well as answering any questions you might have towards positive strides in your restorative practice!