In my heart I sense no real difference between my literary and spiritual callings. Witches are healers, and rhythmic words can heal. Medicine people, shamans, griots, and bards in tribal cultures the world over have used the patterns of metrical and rhythmical language to help them change consciousness, commune with other people, and channel the powers of the land and its deities. This is my lineage as poet and as witch. My goal in my writing and in my spiritual teaching is to help empower female energy to take its place at the center of human life again, healing the earth and the species from the wounds that patriarchy has inflicted on humanity over the past 2500 years.