Cris Ashburn is creating content & services around ancestors, death, & spirituality.
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Hey there, Traveler!
I hope the day finds you well!
Come sit by the fire, warm yourself in it's glow,
stay a while, and listen to my story.



A long time ago, in a far away land called the boonies of the eastern Virginia shoreline, there lived an old soul in a pudgy, little body. Her father taught her how to heal with acts of kindness and how to tell a good story with wild gestures and strange voices. Her mother taught her of the importance of ceremony, ancestral remembrance, and the wisdom found in laughter. She grew up singing songs and dreaming of her ancestors; until one day her mother said it was time. She was to take up the staff for all of the women before her, give them voice, and make ceremony for others.


This council fire is where I make ceremony.
Whether you are traveling for a reason or a season,
there is a place for you here.
You are seen. You are heard.
And you are safe.



This journey has led me down the path of becoming a Spiritual Mentor, Priestess, Certified Death Midwife, Psychopomp, and Orator for the Dead. I assist people with reconnecting to their heart space, the ancestors, shadow work, and that which is liminal. A bridge between worlds, I choose to push past the limitations and blockages, reclaiming and reigniting the ancient reverence in Death Rites for a modern world. With 22 years of evolving practice, learning through various healing modalities and rites of passage, I use my experience and intuition to offer guidance to all of my clients. My goal is to empower others to move in a positive direction, supporting the transformation process within by facing the challenges that lie ahead with clarity, courage, and compassion. 

If you are at the threshold, going through a hard transition, or have passed over one before; my work may interest you.

As you can tell, I talk about the 'D' word a lot (DEATH). I use my humor, southern charm, and spiritual training to speak on topics surrounding our dead, our own deaths, and the many spiritual deaths that we go through in this ride we call life. I also speak a lot on my own path within paganism and energy work, which deeply entwines the every day magickal and the every day mundane.

I'm also a long-time content creator on YouTube, the co-owner of a pagan podcast called What The Flux, and an Ordained Minister. If you want the whole spiel, check out this page on my website.

Inside these walls you will find monthly threshold readings, songs for the dead, spoken word poems, exclusive blogs, monthly rituals, access a year's worht of archives, massive discounts, one-one-one sessions, my own brand of down-home paganism, and super sneaky sneak peeks into my life!

And if you're already one of my frequent Travelers, I want to give a MASSIVE THANK YOU! Thank you for the love you give, the time you spend, and the creativity and passion that you inspire me with every day. <3 I could never tell you how grateful I truly am. I freaking love your faces!


So, there you have it, Traveler.
In exchange for the support I gain from you,
I offer you this sacred space
to listen for what has been lost,
to laugh often, to love soul-deep,
and to honor those who've gone before us.
Will you stay a while and make ceremony with me?


PLEASE NOTE
This Patreon page is Charge Up Front, meaning that you will be charged at the time of pledging. The next charge will always be on the 1st of the following month. (IE: If you pledge on November 18th for the $5 tier you will be charged $5 on November 18th, then $5 on December 1st.)

Tiers
The Traveler's Reprieve
$1 or more per month
+ My undying gratitude! Thank you so much for your support!

+ Access to a Monthly Threshold Reading (20 - 30 Minute Video).

A Threshold Reading is a video wher I pull cards and sip tea with the monthly energy. Everything will have a death/liminal spin on it, as that's the space I work from. I will also pass along any other patterns I'm noticing or messages that I get via Spirit.
The Traveler's Story
$5 or more per month
+ Access to The Traveler's Reprieve rewards!  

+ Access to behind-the-scenes super sneaky sneak peeks!

+ Access to ONE monthly video, spoken word, blog, or song!


Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Spiritual Development, Ancestral Work, Shadow Work, Death & Dying, Grief, Mourning, Channelling, Stone Properties, Herbal Blends, Ancestral Healing, Journey Work, Energy Work, Ritual Work, Sigil Work, Candle Magick, Hel, Odin, Hekate, Animal Signs, Dream Interpretation, Various Forms of Divination, Inspiring Messages, My Own Inner Ponderings,
and More.

The Traveler's Star
$10 or more per month
+ Access to all of The Traveler's Reprieve and The Traveler's  Story rewards!

+ Access to any combinaton of TWO monthly Patreon-Only videos, spoken word poems, blogs, or songs! (I often refer to these as 'Thang One' and 'Thang Two'. )

+ Your name featured in the credits of my videos! (Please let me know if you'd like your full name, first name, screen name, or no name featured in these!)

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Spiritual Development, Ancestral Work, Shadow Work, Death & Dying, Grief, Mourning, Channelling, Stone Properties, Herbal Blends, Ancestral Healing, Journey Work, Energy Work, Ritual Work, Sigil Work, Candle Magick, Hel, Odin, Hekate, Animal Signs, Dream Interpretation, Various Forms of Divination, Inspiring Messages, My Own Inner Ponderings, and more. 
The Traveler's Path
$25 or more per month
 + Access to all of The Traveler's Reprieve, The Traveler's  Story, and The Traveler's Star rewards!  

+  For a long time people have asked me to do pagan-based 'Day In The Life' Vlogs. As I tend to be a private person, it just didn't feel right to me to put everything out there publicly. But, thanks to Patreon being a thing, I now have access to a more intimate setting where I can share and feel comfortable doing so. This tier will be dedicated to doing just that, only instead of 'a day' it will be a month worth of content edited into one or two mega-vlogs.

See what my life looks like as a priestess, content creator, spiritual business owner, hereditary pagan, medium, quirky wife, and loving cat-mom. True to form, there will be laughs and antics along the way. We could  help set up space for ritual, take a drive, go shopping for hidden gems, do my ever-so-mystical laundry, or various other things that no one else would normally get to see. 


Ever wonder what my particular brand of 'witching through life' looks like?  Well, now you get to see for yourself. At this tier you will gain access to much of my home, my personal thoughts, and other 'backstage' moments.


The Traveler's Sanctuary
$50 or more per month (sold out!)
HEADS UP:  THESE SPOTS GO FAST!

+ Access to all of The Traveler's Reprieve, The Traveler's  Story, The Traveler's Star, and The Traveler's Path rewards!
 

+ Access to a Monthly Ritual. Some rituals will be prerecorded and some will be live. Many will be 'Grandmother Gatherings'. During a Grandmother Gathering we call in the ancestors for ritual together.

NOTE: All live rituals will be available after the live broadcast, for those who wish to watch later. Which means that all rituals (prerecorded and live) will be available at your leisure.  For those who attend live, we will be using will be Zoom.us, which uses webcam and microphone- or you can leave them off and enjoy the ritual, if you so choose.

Let's make some ceremony, Traveler! These rites may include but are not limited to:  Ancestral Communion, Sacred Drumming, Journey Work, Ritual Crafting, Healing Work, Channeling, Meditations, and more!


+ Access to one monthly 60 minute private ritual session (a $150.00 value for $50!) This offer is exclusively for Patreon, and is a big thank you for all of your continued support. I will contact you via your Patreon inbox after the 10th of every month to set up a private appointment with you.

What is a Ritual Session?
A ritual session is a one-on-one service that is held via google hangouts, skype, or facebook voice/video.

An hour ahead of time, I will set sacred space and begin to commune with your ancestors and guides. They will assist me with building up the needed energetic layers to create a personalized healing atmosphere for you. I may use anywhere from 3 to 7 tarot and oracle decks, automatic writing, hand-picked and custom-designed stone grids, multiple incense blends, charms, and more. I may see visions or hear words/songs. I may take on physical and emotional pains (yours as well as spiriit). If the pains are yours, I will help to work through them and cleanse your energetic field. During these sessions you are always encouraged to be interactive and ask questions, make comments, etc.  
Goals
20 of 50 patrons

Exclusive Interview With My Mother!

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Hey there, Traveler!
I hope the day finds you well!
Come sit by the fire, warm yourself in it's glow,
stay a while, and listen to my story.



A long time ago, in a far away land called the boonies of the eastern Virginia shoreline, there lived an old soul in a pudgy, little body. Her father taught her how to heal with acts of kindness and how to tell a good story with wild gestures and strange voices. Her mother taught her of the importance of ceremony, ancestral remembrance, and the wisdom found in laughter. She grew up singing songs and dreaming of her ancestors; until one day her mother said it was time. She was to take up the staff for all of the women before her, give them voice, and make ceremony for others.


This council fire is where I make ceremony.
Whether you are traveling for a reason or a season,
there is a place for you here.
You are seen. You are heard.
And you are safe.



This journey has led me down the path of becoming a Spiritual Mentor, Priestess, Certified Death Midwife, Psychopomp, and Orator for the Dead. I assist people with reconnecting to their heart space, the ancestors, shadow work, and that which is liminal. A bridge between worlds, I choose to push past the limitations and blockages, reclaiming and reigniting the ancient reverence in Death Rites for a modern world. With 22 years of evolving practice, learning through various healing modalities and rites of passage, I use my experience and intuition to offer guidance to all of my clients. My goal is to empower others to move in a positive direction, supporting the transformation process within by facing the challenges that lie ahead with clarity, courage, and compassion. 

If you are at the threshold, going through a hard transition, or have passed over one before; my work may interest you.

As you can tell, I talk about the 'D' word a lot (DEATH). I use my humor, southern charm, and spiritual training to speak on topics surrounding our dead, our own deaths, and the many spiritual deaths that we go through in this ride we call life. I also speak a lot on my own path within paganism and energy work, which deeply entwines the every day magickal and the every day mundane.

I'm also a long-time content creator on YouTube, the co-owner of a pagan podcast called What The Flux, and an Ordained Minister. If you want the whole spiel, check out this page on my website.

Inside these walls you will find monthly threshold readings, songs for the dead, spoken word poems, exclusive blogs, monthly rituals, access a year's worht of archives, massive discounts, one-one-one sessions, my own brand of down-home paganism, and super sneaky sneak peeks into my life!

And if you're already one of my frequent Travelers, I want to give a MASSIVE THANK YOU! Thank you for the love you give, the time you spend, and the creativity and passion that you inspire me with every day. <3 I could never tell you how grateful I truly am. I freaking love your faces!


So, there you have it, Traveler.
In exchange for the support I gain from you,
I offer you this sacred space
to listen for what has been lost,
to laugh often, to love soul-deep,
and to honor those who've gone before us.
Will you stay a while and make ceremony with me?


PLEASE NOTE
This Patreon page is Charge Up Front, meaning that you will be charged at the time of pledging. The next charge will always be on the 1st of the following month. (IE: If you pledge on November 18th for the $5 tier you will be charged $5 on November 18th, then $5 on December 1st.)

Recent posts by Cris Ashburn

Tiers
The Traveler's Reprieve
$1 or more per month
+ My undying gratitude! Thank you so much for your support!

+ Access to a Monthly Threshold Reading (20 - 30 Minute Video).

A Threshold Reading is a video wher I pull cards and sip tea with the monthly energy. Everything will have a death/liminal spin on it, as that's the space I work from. I will also pass along any other patterns I'm noticing or messages that I get via Spirit.
The Traveler's Story
$5 or more per month
+ Access to The Traveler's Reprieve rewards!  

+ Access to behind-the-scenes super sneaky sneak peeks!

+ Access to ONE monthly video, spoken word, blog, or song!


Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Spiritual Development, Ancestral Work, Shadow Work, Death & Dying, Grief, Mourning, Channelling, Stone Properties, Herbal Blends, Ancestral Healing, Journey Work, Energy Work, Ritual Work, Sigil Work, Candle Magick, Hel, Odin, Hekate, Animal Signs, Dream Interpretation, Various Forms of Divination, Inspiring Messages, My Own Inner Ponderings,
and More.

The Traveler's Star
$10 or more per month
+ Access to all of The Traveler's Reprieve and The Traveler's  Story rewards!

+ Access to any combinaton of TWO monthly Patreon-Only videos, spoken word poems, blogs, or songs! (I often refer to these as 'Thang One' and 'Thang Two'. )

+ Your name featured in the credits of my videos! (Please let me know if you'd like your full name, first name, screen name, or no name featured in these!)

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Spiritual Development, Ancestral Work, Shadow Work, Death & Dying, Grief, Mourning, Channelling, Stone Properties, Herbal Blends, Ancestral Healing, Journey Work, Energy Work, Ritual Work, Sigil Work, Candle Magick, Hel, Odin, Hekate, Animal Signs, Dream Interpretation, Various Forms of Divination, Inspiring Messages, My Own Inner Ponderings, and more. 
The Traveler's Path
$25 or more per month
 + Access to all of The Traveler's Reprieve, The Traveler's  Story, and The Traveler's Star rewards!  

+  For a long time people have asked me to do pagan-based 'Day In The Life' Vlogs. As I tend to be a private person, it just didn't feel right to me to put everything out there publicly. But, thanks to Patreon being a thing, I now have access to a more intimate setting where I can share and feel comfortable doing so. This tier will be dedicated to doing just that, only instead of 'a day' it will be a month worth of content edited into one or two mega-vlogs.

See what my life looks like as a priestess, content creator, spiritual business owner, hereditary pagan, medium, quirky wife, and loving cat-mom. True to form, there will be laughs and antics along the way. We could  help set up space for ritual, take a drive, go shopping for hidden gems, do my ever-so-mystical laundry, or various other things that no one else would normally get to see. 


Ever wonder what my particular brand of 'witching through life' looks like?  Well, now you get to see for yourself. At this tier you will gain access to much of my home, my personal thoughts, and other 'backstage' moments.


The Traveler's Sanctuary
$50 or more per month (sold out!)
HEADS UP:  THESE SPOTS GO FAST!

+ Access to all of The Traveler's Reprieve, The Traveler's  Story, The Traveler's Star, and The Traveler's Path rewards!
 

+ Access to a Monthly Ritual. Some rituals will be prerecorded and some will be live. Many will be 'Grandmother Gatherings'. During a Grandmother Gathering we call in the ancestors for ritual together.

NOTE: All live rituals will be available after the live broadcast, for those who wish to watch later. Which means that all rituals (prerecorded and live) will be available at your leisure.  For those who attend live, we will be using will be Zoom.us, which uses webcam and microphone- or you can leave them off and enjoy the ritual, if you so choose.

Let's make some ceremony, Traveler! These rites may include but are not limited to:  Ancestral Communion, Sacred Drumming, Journey Work, Ritual Crafting, Healing Work, Channeling, Meditations, and more!


+ Access to one monthly 60 minute private ritual session (a $150.00 value for $50!) This offer is exclusively for Patreon, and is a big thank you for all of your continued support. I will contact you via your Patreon inbox after the 10th of every month to set up a private appointment with you.

What is a Ritual Session?
A ritual session is a one-on-one service that is held via google hangouts, skype, or facebook voice/video.

An hour ahead of time, I will set sacred space and begin to commune with your ancestors and guides. They will assist me with building up the needed energetic layers to create a personalized healing atmosphere for you. I may use anywhere from 3 to 7 tarot and oracle decks, automatic writing, hand-picked and custom-designed stone grids, multiple incense blends, charms, and more. I may see visions or hear words/songs. I may take on physical and emotional pains (yours as well as spiriit). If the pains are yours, I will help to work through them and cleanse your energetic field. During these sessions you are always encouraged to be interactive and ask questions, make comments, etc.