Melissa Hillis creating sustainable and animistic art, writing, coloring pages, and life
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I do a lot of spiritwork, trancework, drumming, healing, praying, and candle lighting. Please support me at this level and I will provide you with one spiritworking, divination, or trance working a year along with blog access, and extras like PDFs and booklets. We can arrange this through facetime, google chat, or email.
About Melissa Hill
I am an animist, creating a sacred healing space where people and spirits can come together and learn to walk in balance.
I am a mad poet-farmer, in the tradition of Wendell Berry, rooted in the land, finding prophetic visions swimming in the rivers and amongst the weeds. I write poetry, invocations, prayers, and liturgy. I craft words that people can use when they find themselves wordless.
I am a queer, anti-racist feminist. I believe we should defund the police, that we all must be free before anyone is free and that I am working to create a world where those things are so. I believe in the small and sustainable, not the big and corporate. I believe actions matter.
I am a swan woman walking with power, protecting her family and community, rooting deep into the medicine of the land, bringing forth the bright blossoms of the sun and taking wishes to the moon. I am a trained organic farmer. I've worked at a number of farms in my hometown, growing food, herbs, and flowers. I've studied herbalism for many years now too. I combine my knowledge of writing and graphic design with this knowledge to educate and teach others how to live close to the land. My goal is to help others move closer to a world of environmental and social justice. Sustainability is for everyone.
As an artist, writer, and ceremonial designer I use my knowledge of ancient traditional lore combined with modern psychology and sociology to move towards a culture of consent, equity, and sustainability.
I create infographics, coloring pages, blog posts, documents and zines on these topics and more. I make witch boxes to send out, filled with locally and sustainably sourced devotional tools. I teach classes on gardening and meditation. I make art that is connected to ancient lore and modern devotion to the seasons. I am learning new skills every day to improve my ability to communicate, educate, and create.
I try and make as much of my content as free as possible, with the idea that the Patreon and my Etsy store will fund that content. This is a business model I can get behind. It's how Wikipedia, Welcome to Night Vale, and The Guardian all run their businesses. I am called to be a spirit worker and an animist educator in service of the Earth Mother.
If you can, please consider supporting my work. Thank you.
I am a yellow flower in the sun
I am a lake, cold and still
I am a coyote on the run
I am an oak tree on the hill
I am a page in a yellowed book
I am a poem in the hand
I am a red stone in the brook
I am a fox in Wonderland
I am a swan rising in flight
I am a word upon the screen
I am a star spinning through the night
I am a scurrying mouse unseen
I am the sky lit by the rising day
I am a voice of the Earth Mother’s way
Who seeks the headwaters of the river?
Who pours offerings upon the flame?
And who reads the ancient riddles and speaks the many names?
Who knows the secrets of berry red and greenwood’s wicked thorn?
Who casts off ill and calls the blessing who cures and chants and prays?
For whom do the spirits wink and nod in the evening and the morn?
Who weaves the cloth of ancient lore with warp of knowledge new?
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