Nicanthiel Hrafnhild is a lover of Earth. Blessed to live and have lived in some of the most beautiful country on the Eastern US seaboard, he has been working to encapsulate a religious experience that captures the wonder and beauty he’s encountered in his lifetime. In winter 2009, he received a calling from the Holy Earth to bring to fruition a new religious worldview, and has spent the past several years in the working of this call.
The result of this work is the Waincraft model, a spiritual framework for reconnecting religion/spirituality with each person’s environment and bioregion.
His journey has been influenced greatly by the fields of deep ecology, ecopsychology, and transpersonal psychology, and by such writers as Bill Plotkin, David Abram, James Endrédy, Rainer Maria Rilke, Joanna Macy and Brian Swimme. He also ascribes to the concepts and ideas of New Animism, Soulcraft, and Bioregionalism, among other influences. He currently lives in the hills of the Chesepiooc watershed with his spouse and two fur-children. Please contact him with any questions or comments via the form below
Catriona McDonald (aka Alex Volundsdottir) started practicing polytheism at the tender age of seven. Since then, she has wandered through the forests of eclectic Neopaganism to the grove of Druidry, where she now makes her home. An Ovate in the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids, she honors the Powers of the Anglo-Saxon and Welsh traditions. She holds a BA in Classical and Near Eastern archaeology, and has been published in a number of devotional anthologies.
Catriona currently makes her home in Massachusetts with her Spawn and three cats.
Bryan Russellson has been exploring the realms of New Animism and Pre-Christian European folkways since the late 1990’s. A staunch bioregionalist, he and his wife have been blessed with stewarding a 20-acre homestead in Western North Carolina amidst the majesty of Southern Appalachian Mountains where he spends his time hunting, gathering, growing and brewing. At this time, Bryan has left the movement to focus on his own work, but his contributions remain a strong pillar of the model.