Lara Veleda Vesta is creating Art, Writing and the Wild Soul School
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My name is Lara Veleda Vesta and I am an artist, writer and educator living in Oregon. My interests include ancestral mythology, ritual and the sacred creative.  I am the author of The Moon Divas Guidebook: Spirited Self-Care for Women in Transition, and the Moon Divas Oracle, illustrator of The Runes Revealed and teacher of many courses including Moon Divas Initiation , Magnetize Studio, The Power Class and Ancestral Connection, along with university classes in English and writing.

In 2016 I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and, most recently, Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome related to toxic mold in my home. I had to leave my career as a university professor and my PhD program in Women's Spirituality. I was housebound and unable to work consistently for months, started treatment and was making steps toward recovery, then became very ill again.  It is a long road, and inconsistent, spiraling through illness and wellness. 

Art and writing have been part of my healing. Over the months of my illness I made art, completed a book five years in the making, and transferring some of my course material to an online platform, The Wild Soul School.  To keep my offering in alignment with the needs of my body, all classes are offered by gift with no economic barriers to enrollment.  I am not able to work with anything resembling consistency, but I continue to create in alignment with my purpose of connecting people to the earth and each other.  

Creation in every form heals me
.  Your support helps me work through the cycles of my disability and continue to nourish creative projects as I restore my health.  I am currently beginning a long-term writing and art project called Dark Goddess: The Sacred Art of Death Transitions, integrating my initiation through chronic illness into expressive art.  Donations make this project possible, and your patronage creates opportunity as I create art.  It is a reciprocal relationship.  You are also helping to create classes and resources shared by gift at The Wild Soul School.

Your donations support:

Basic living expenses.  The fundamentals.  This is where my family and I are at right now, working through transitions and trying to support the following:
  • safe housing
  • transportation 
  • health care
  • insurance 
We are a family of five, with three teenage children. Every dollar helps stabilize us as I heal.

As we stabilize financially, and I stabilize physically, donations assist with:
  • The Wild Soul School administration and program creation.  At this school all classes are offered by gift, with no financial obligation to enroll, ensuring access for anyone.
  • Inventory of books, art prints and oracle cards so that I may begin to find a market for my art.
  • Art supplies.
  • Support assistant or paid internship. Help would ensure consistency and sustainably as I continue healing.
Your support celebrates difference, makes space for inclusion, creates a space for radical writing, art and spirit work, and weaves a new story where creative work is the real work of living in cycle.

To everyone who has supported me thus far, to those who have taken a risk on my handmade, handwritten books, my classes and workshops, you are visible in this imagining.  

Thanks to the faith and trust of my friends, mentors, readers and former students, all is possible.

I'm so grateful for your contributions, and have begun this project with community in mind. 

NOTE:  If you would like to receive a potential tax deduction for your donation, please donate through my website: I recently received fiscal sponsorship from Fractured Atlas, a 501c3 supporting artists.  If you donate through their portals you will receive a tax receipt.  

Love.

You can see my online portfolio here:  Lara Veleda Vesta Sacred Art
You can take courses at the Wild Soul School in Ancestral Connection, The Power Class, Ritual Practice, Natural Divination and the Runic Feminine.  All classes are offered by gift with no economic barriers to access.

Tiers
Sacred Gift Weaver
$1 or more per month
As a Sacred Gift Weaver you open to the possibility of heart exchange, the rhythm of giving and receiving.  If you believe in this work of art, writing and experiential education, and wish to support its continuation, you are invited to become a Weaver.  All gifts are celebrated, and all Weavers receive access to Patron exclusive content, including:

**Early shares of Sacred Art and writing projects, including Wild Soul School classes and the Dark Goddess book.
**Patrons at every level will receive behind-the-scenes sneak peeks and creative process tutorials.  

**A Moon Story each month: oral re-tellings of ancient tales to awaken the symbolic soul within


Dark Goddess Weaving Circle
$5 or more per month
Dark Goddess Weaving Circle, the soil, nourishing the creation of my new book Dark Goddess: The Sacred Art of Death Transitions, along with the creation of new classes and workshops both online and...health willing and with all prayers...live.   


Members of the Dark Goddess Weaving Circle receive all previous rewards with

**Exclusive access to downloadable draft chapters of Dark Goddess as I write it, posted each moon cycle

**Opportunities to help guide the book's creation and contribute--if desired--to the final product.  

**All Dark Goddess Weaving Circle contributors receive acknowledgement in the published book.



Sacred Root Weaver
$10 or more per month
As a Sacred Root Weaver you are the foundation to this creative work, the ever branching network of roots that draws sustenance from the earth and nourishes the sacred tree of life.  Root Weavers are essential to the growth of new projects and receive all the above rewards 


**and also mythic art offerings each moon cycle and opportunities for earth-based ritual and web weaving both live and online.  


Witch Wound Healers
$25 or more per month
From now until the Winter Solstice Patrons who donate $25 or more per month will be included as members of the Witch Wound Healing Circle, a collective practice for unraveling and healing the witch wound within us all.


In addition to all previous rewards, Witch Wound Healers will receive

**Monthly interactive downloads and guides with reading, sacred art and experiential activities for exploring the witch wound.

**Monthly gatherings, rituals and q and a sessions online for exploring this work in community.

**Opportunities for myth work, collaboration and ancestral exploration through the lens of liberation and service.

**early access to new courses and releases at Wild Soul School

**exclusive invitations to participate in pilot projects celebrating sacred art and earth based education


Inclusion in the Witch Wound Healing Circle is time limited.  At the Solstice I will be closing the circle to new members in order to focus on the process of healing in collective.   We will practice together as the quarters of the year progress, evaluating each season as we delve into this sacred path.



Sacred Wyrd Weaver
$50 or more per month
Sacred Wyrd Weavers hold the universal threads in their hands, crafting new patterns of sustenance, support and honoring for all creation.  Wyrd Weavers are the keepers of the Rune Web Art, which opens doors for perception and relationship with the ancient vibrations of the runes.  


In addition to all previous awards, Sacred Wyrd Weavers receive 

**A quarterly craft talk about pragmatic ways to integrate more myth, ritual and rites of passage into daily life.  

**Monthly group teleconference focused on creative projects or ritual work via phone or Skype


Wild Soul Weaver
$75 or more per month
As a Wild Soul Weaver you make nonlinear, simultaneous earth-based education possible.  You share a vision of sacred art, the sacred creative, the wholeness of education as community, and access as primary to any spiritual work.  As a Wild Soul Weaver you receive the gift of this work through classes, workshops, lectures, meditations and opportunities for gathering.  You carry materials from these gifts into your own local community, and share them openly with all who have need.  Wild Soul Weavers are also 

*are invited to participate in visioning sessions for artistic direction and creative process to direct Wild Soul School and community based projects

*are offered quarterly trainings in integrative spiritual education to improve praxis and expand personal offerings.

*may propose and teach classes at the Wild Soul School



Sacred Oracle Weaver
$100 or more per month
As the Sacred Oracle Weaver you reclaim the divination traditions and heal the witch wound.  You nourish in the weaving the creation of new oracle methods and forms, including rune cards, lunar webs, soul maps and oracles of the elements, of the ancestors or place.  You break down boundaries to access and support the creation of projects like Healing the Witch Wound and Dark Goddess: The Sacred Art of Death Transitions, opportunities that directly investigate the barriers to magic and spiritual sovereignty held through history and their relationship to oppression in contemporary culture.  As an Oracle Weaver you receive all previous rewards plus:

*a signed copy of The Moon Divas Oracle

*a personal deck of Moon Divas Oracle Cards

*early release prototypes of a special top secret oracle deck in development


Ancestral Weaver of Magic
$150 or more per month
As an Ancestral Weaver of Magic you are ancient and the future both, the sustenance of this entire vision, crafting new patterns to live by, new cycles to live in and a deep love for the gift of the sacred creative.  Ancestral Weavers thread the entire loom, and so receive all benefits of this community plus individual counsel throughout the turning year. Ancestral Weavers receive ALL previous rewards plus:

*a custom rune web drawn as a birthday gift each year

*monthly 1:1 hour long mentoring sessions for creative project or initiation midwifery in person of via Skype

Goals
44% complete
My goals are distilled into one after so many months of being bedridden and deeply ill. As I return to health, meeting this goal would enable my family to heal from years of chronic illness, disability, home loss and ensuing debt.  When I reach $1600 I will be able to pay a wage portion of my family's living expenses.  As a person with a disabling chronic illness, this would feel like a miracle.  To celebrate I will enlist help in organizing a live ritual literary salon and sacred art show with prizes for all who attend!

Patrons at every level will receive exclusive invitations to the salon and may participate as contributors as guests.  We will have a VIP session before the show either live or via video chat for all patrons afar, and everyone will receive a gift sent with absolute joy, relief and love.
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My name is Lara Veleda Vesta and I am an artist, writer and educator living in Oregon. My interests include ancestral mythology, ritual and the sacred creative.  I am the author of The Moon Divas Guidebook: Spirited Self-Care for Women in Transition, and the Moon Divas Oracle, illustrator of The Runes Revealed and teacher of many courses including Moon Divas Initiation , Magnetize Studio, The Power Class and Ancestral Connection, along with university classes in English and writing.

In 2016 I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and, most recently, Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome related to toxic mold in my home. I had to leave my career as a university professor and my PhD program in Women's Spirituality. I was housebound and unable to work consistently for months, started treatment and was making steps toward recovery, then became very ill again.  It is a long road, and inconsistent, spiraling through illness and wellness. 

Art and writing have been part of my healing. Over the months of my illness I made art, completed a book five years in the making, and transferring some of my course material to an online platform, The Wild Soul School.  To keep my offering in alignment with the needs of my body, all classes are offered by gift with no economic barriers to enrollment.  I am not able to work with anything resembling consistency, but I continue to create in alignment with my purpose of connecting people to the earth and each other.  

Creation in every form heals me
.  Your support helps me work through the cycles of my disability and continue to nourish creative projects as I restore my health.  I am currently beginning a long-term writing and art project called Dark Goddess: The Sacred Art of Death Transitions, integrating my initiation through chronic illness into expressive art.  Donations make this project possible, and your patronage creates opportunity as I create art.  It is a reciprocal relationship.  You are also helping to create classes and resources shared by gift at The Wild Soul School.

Your donations support:

Basic living expenses.  The fundamentals.  This is where my family and I are at right now, working through transitions and trying to support the following:
  • safe housing
  • transportation 
  • health care
  • insurance 
We are a family of five, with three teenage children. Every dollar helps stabilize us as I heal.

As we stabilize financially, and I stabilize physically, donations assist with:
  • The Wild Soul School administration and program creation.  At this school all classes are offered by gift, with no financial obligation to enroll, ensuring access for anyone.
  • Inventory of books, art prints and oracle cards so that I may begin to find a market for my art.
  • Art supplies.
  • Support assistant or paid internship. Help would ensure consistency and sustainably as I continue healing.
Your support celebrates difference, makes space for inclusion, creates a space for radical writing, art and spirit work, and weaves a new story where creative work is the real work of living in cycle.

To everyone who has supported me thus far, to those who have taken a risk on my handmade, handwritten books, my classes and workshops, you are visible in this imagining.  

Thanks to the faith and trust of my friends, mentors, readers and former students, all is possible.

I'm so grateful for your contributions, and have begun this project with community in mind. 

NOTE:  If you would like to receive a potential tax deduction for your donation, please donate through my website: I recently received fiscal sponsorship from Fractured Atlas, a 501c3 supporting artists.  If you donate through their portals you will receive a tax receipt.  

Love.

You can see my online portfolio here:  Lara Veleda Vesta Sacred Art
You can take courses at the Wild Soul School in Ancestral Connection, The Power Class, Ritual Practice, Natural Divination and the Runic Feminine.  All classes are offered by gift with no economic barriers to access.

Recent posts by Lara Veleda Vesta

Tiers
Sacred Gift Weaver
$1 or more per month
As a Sacred Gift Weaver you open to the possibility of heart exchange, the rhythm of giving and receiving.  If you believe in this work of art, writing and experiential education, and wish to support its continuation, you are invited to become a Weaver.  All gifts are celebrated, and all Weavers receive access to Patron exclusive content, including:

**Early shares of Sacred Art and writing projects, including Wild Soul School classes and the Dark Goddess book.
**Patrons at every level will receive behind-the-scenes sneak peeks and creative process tutorials.  

**A Moon Story each month: oral re-tellings of ancient tales to awaken the symbolic soul within


Dark Goddess Weaving Circle
$5 or more per month
Dark Goddess Weaving Circle, the soil, nourishing the creation of my new book Dark Goddess: The Sacred Art of Death Transitions, along with the creation of new classes and workshops both online and...health willing and with all prayers...live.   


Members of the Dark Goddess Weaving Circle receive all previous rewards with

**Exclusive access to downloadable draft chapters of Dark Goddess as I write it, posted each moon cycle

**Opportunities to help guide the book's creation and contribute--if desired--to the final product.  

**All Dark Goddess Weaving Circle contributors receive acknowledgement in the published book.



Sacred Root Weaver
$10 or more per month
As a Sacred Root Weaver you are the foundation to this creative work, the ever branching network of roots that draws sustenance from the earth and nourishes the sacred tree of life.  Root Weavers are essential to the growth of new projects and receive all the above rewards 


**and also mythic art offerings each moon cycle and opportunities for earth-based ritual and web weaving both live and online.  


Witch Wound Healers
$25 or more per month
From now until the Winter Solstice Patrons who donate $25 or more per month will be included as members of the Witch Wound Healing Circle, a collective practice for unraveling and healing the witch wound within us all.


In addition to all previous rewards, Witch Wound Healers will receive

**Monthly interactive downloads and guides with reading, sacred art and experiential activities for exploring the witch wound.

**Monthly gatherings, rituals and q and a sessions online for exploring this work in community.

**Opportunities for myth work, collaboration and ancestral exploration through the lens of liberation and service.

**early access to new courses and releases at Wild Soul School

**exclusive invitations to participate in pilot projects celebrating sacred art and earth based education


Inclusion in the Witch Wound Healing Circle is time limited.  At the Solstice I will be closing the circle to new members in order to focus on the process of healing in collective.   We will practice together as the quarters of the year progress, evaluating each season as we delve into this sacred path.



Sacred Wyrd Weaver
$50 or more per month
Sacred Wyrd Weavers hold the universal threads in their hands, crafting new patterns of sustenance, support and honoring for all creation.  Wyrd Weavers are the keepers of the Rune Web Art, which opens doors for perception and relationship with the ancient vibrations of the runes.  


In addition to all previous awards, Sacred Wyrd Weavers receive 

**A quarterly craft talk about pragmatic ways to integrate more myth, ritual and rites of passage into daily life.  

**Monthly group teleconference focused on creative projects or ritual work via phone or Skype


Wild Soul Weaver
$75 or more per month
As a Wild Soul Weaver you make nonlinear, simultaneous earth-based education possible.  You share a vision of sacred art, the sacred creative, the wholeness of education as community, and access as primary to any spiritual work.  As a Wild Soul Weaver you receive the gift of this work through classes, workshops, lectures, meditations and opportunities for gathering.  You carry materials from these gifts into your own local community, and share them openly with all who have need.  Wild Soul Weavers are also 

*are invited to participate in visioning sessions for artistic direction and creative process to direct Wild Soul School and community based projects

*are offered quarterly trainings in integrative spiritual education to improve praxis and expand personal offerings.

*may propose and teach classes at the Wild Soul School



Sacred Oracle Weaver
$100 or more per month
As the Sacred Oracle Weaver you reclaim the divination traditions and heal the witch wound.  You nourish in the weaving the creation of new oracle methods and forms, including rune cards, lunar webs, soul maps and oracles of the elements, of the ancestors or place.  You break down boundaries to access and support the creation of projects like Healing the Witch Wound and Dark Goddess: The Sacred Art of Death Transitions, opportunities that directly investigate the barriers to magic and spiritual sovereignty held through history and their relationship to oppression in contemporary culture.  As an Oracle Weaver you receive all previous rewards plus:

*a signed copy of The Moon Divas Oracle

*a personal deck of Moon Divas Oracle Cards

*early release prototypes of a special top secret oracle deck in development


Ancestral Weaver of Magic
$150 or more per month
As an Ancestral Weaver of Magic you are ancient and the future both, the sustenance of this entire vision, crafting new patterns to live by, new cycles to live in and a deep love for the gift of the sacred creative.  Ancestral Weavers thread the entire loom, and so receive all benefits of this community plus individual counsel throughout the turning year. Ancestral Weavers receive ALL previous rewards plus:

*a custom rune web drawn as a birthday gift each year

*monthly 1:1 hour long mentoring sessions for creative project or initiation midwifery in person of via Skype