Syren Nagakyrie is creating Disability Resources, Spiritual Activism, Community Building
25

patrons

$153
per month
I’m Syren and I’m a community activist and writer. The work that I do is intimately connected, bound by my spiritual life and devotion, in service to that which is within and beyond myself. Thanks to my patrons, I am able to continue my work in the world. On this page, you will receive behind-the-scenes looks at what spiritual service is like, tips and resources, and stories that weave together threads of meaning to create a tapestry that reflects the complexity and nuance of life.

Community building has been a part of my work for over 15 years. I’ve been priestessing and teaching since the age of 22. 

I am the founder of Disabled Hikers, a new resource by disabled hikers for disabled hikers. I provide detailed hiking guides that include information disabled hikers are more likely to need, but less likely to find in the guides written for fully able-bodied people. I am disabled and got so fed up with having to scour hiking guides only to start out on a trail and find out that it was not what I expected. This project brings together my love of writing, the outdoors, and activism into a much needed resource. The project's motto: Love Your Body, Love Your Places highlights the power of love and belonging. I also lead monthly free group hikes around the Olympic Peninsula.

As a writer I’ve been published in many print anthologies, community zines, and online publications, including the Pagan Leadership Anthology and the upcoming Numen Naturae. I also write on my personal blog and I perform at readings. There is much more writing I plan to do, particularly around community, grief, the natural world, and critical issues. There are also two books and a couple of chapbooks in the wings.

I generally provide 30-60 hours per week of uncompensated community work. My other current projects include: volunteering with the local land trust, rural community organizing efforts, a free writing project, free classes on herbalism and meditation, and grief circles and other ceremonies. I frequently offer free advice to struggling organizations. I moderate a number of online forums, and offer spiritual support to individuals on a regular basis. 

All off this work is aligned with my vision of monastic service. I am interested in living a community-oriented polytheist monastic lifestyle, and creating more acceptance and support for it within the larger spiritual community. But as of right now, I live alone in a rural area, and that means I have to support my daily, if simple, needs myself. Your support will help me to continue this work, to bring more of my writing to those that need to read it, and to be a voice for practical, embodied spiritual service in the world.

Interlocking identities that I inhabit include white, queer, femme, disabled, domestic violence survivor, out of order death griever, with an anti-capitalist radical political lens. Identity does not define me, but it is the context from which I move in the world.

Other past projects include: a founding board member of Gods&Radicals, organizer of the conference Many Gods West, founder of the Shekhinah Mountainwater Memorial Fund, co-founder of the Mother Grove Goddess Temple. I've been interviewed many times about my work in community, including Voices of the Sacred Feminine and A Gathering of Priestesses

My Patreon account is set up to 'charge up front'. What this means is that you will be charged for your first monthly pledge at the time you make it, regardless of when in the month you join. You will then be charged again on the 1st of the following month. This means that you will have access to my feed and to perks right away, and I will have access to funds more quickly! If this presents an issue for you, let me know and I would be happy to send you a reminder on the first of the month.

I have a more in depth discussion of why I decided to start a Patreon campaign and the potential it has for community building here.
Tiers
Filling the Cauldron
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
You will receive access to my patron-only feed where I will pre-release all of my articles, poetry, and blog posts before they go public. You will also be able to suggest topics and ask questions for me to write about later.  I value you, your voice, and your input.
Super Secret Coffee Club
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
Thank you! Imagine you have bought me a cup of coffee and we are sitting down for a chat. That is the atmosphere I hope to create, through giving you access to a sooper-sekrit journal which will never be released to the public. Here I will post regular short blurbs on my process, the weird thought that crosses my mind, brilliant observations, and photos of my adventures. 
A Poem For a Meal
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Hey, thanks! You just bought me a meal, or maybe a drink, and we're going to spend some time together. 


You'll receive a short poem or piece of prose written just for you! You'll also get an invitation to regular online hangouts

Magic Circle
$13 or more per month 3 patrons
This one is for the folks bringing magic into their everyday lives.

You'll get a one card tarot reading each month, as well as the short piece of writing, hangouts, and the sooper-sekrit access.
Shower of Blessings
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
Wow! Once the swoon passes I would like to shower you with gifts. I will give you a digital copy of my chapbook, a talisman or other handmade creation and the short piece of writing all tucked into a little gift package. You'll also get all of the other special access points.
Swooner
$30 or more per month 1 patron
Oh hey... I am totally swooning with gratitude.

You will receive a print copy of my chapbook in your shower of gifts! You get the chapbook, a talisman or other handmade creation, and the short piece of writing all tucked into a gift package. You'll also get all of the other special access points.
Super Supporter
$50 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
This is really incredible. This reward gets you 30 minutes of one on one time with me every month that you contribute at this level. Maybe you are working on your own community projects and want some support? Maybe you are forming a non-profit and want some help with bylaws or fundraising or other organizational issues? How about a tarot reading or spiritual coaching session? Some other guidance? 

There are many ways I can support you and the work you are doing. Since you are supporting me, let me support you.

You'll also get all of the other rewards, too.

My Patreon is set up on 'charge up front'. You will be charged for your first monthly pledge at the time you make it, and then again on the first of the following month. This way you get access to my feed and perks right away and I get quicker access to funds! 
Goals
$153 of $300 per month
Sustain the Creatrix

Thank you! You are providing me soul and body nourishment!  At $300 per month, I will have the financial support I need to ensure I am able to sustain myself with healthy food, tea, and yes, coffee - adding more fuel to my work! 

You will be supporting me for 6 hours per week or three days per month of writing and other community work. One of the projects on my list is a chapbook of my poetry and short prose. I will be able to bring my own little book into the world!

You probably know how challenging it can be to practice self-care while working hard to create and be of service, and especially how difficult that can be without the financial resources. Reaching this goal will take a huge burden off of my shoulders and allow me to focus in a much healthier way on my work. As a thank you, once I reach this goal everyone who is contributing will receive a hand written personal thank you note. I sure do miss letters in the mail sometimes, don't you?
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I’m Syren and I’m a community activist and writer. The work that I do is intimately connected, bound by my spiritual life and devotion, in service to that which is within and beyond myself. Thanks to my patrons, I am able to continue my work in the world. On this page, you will receive behind-the-scenes looks at what spiritual service is like, tips and resources, and stories that weave together threads of meaning to create a tapestry that reflects the complexity and nuance of life.

Community building has been a part of my work for over 15 years. I’ve been priestessing and teaching since the age of 22. 

I am the founder of Disabled Hikers, a new resource by disabled hikers for disabled hikers. I provide detailed hiking guides that include information disabled hikers are more likely to need, but less likely to find in the guides written for fully able-bodied people. I am disabled and got so fed up with having to scour hiking guides only to start out on a trail and find out that it was not what I expected. This project brings together my love of writing, the outdoors, and activism into a much needed resource. The project's motto: Love Your Body, Love Your Places highlights the power of love and belonging. I also lead monthly free group hikes around the Olympic Peninsula.

As a writer I’ve been published in many print anthologies, community zines, and online publications, including the Pagan Leadership Anthology and the upcoming Numen Naturae. I also write on my personal blog and I perform at readings. There is much more writing I plan to do, particularly around community, grief, the natural world, and critical issues. There are also two books and a couple of chapbooks in the wings.

I generally provide 30-60 hours per week of uncompensated community work. My other current projects include: volunteering with the local land trust, rural community organizing efforts, a free writing project, free classes on herbalism and meditation, and grief circles and other ceremonies. I frequently offer free advice to struggling organizations. I moderate a number of online forums, and offer spiritual support to individuals on a regular basis. 

All off this work is aligned with my vision of monastic service. I am interested in living a community-oriented polytheist monastic lifestyle, and creating more acceptance and support for it within the larger spiritual community. But as of right now, I live alone in a rural area, and that means I have to support my daily, if simple, needs myself. Your support will help me to continue this work, to bring more of my writing to those that need to read it, and to be a voice for practical, embodied spiritual service in the world.

Interlocking identities that I inhabit include white, queer, femme, disabled, domestic violence survivor, out of order death griever, with an anti-capitalist radical political lens. Identity does not define me, but it is the context from which I move in the world.

Other past projects include: a founding board member of Gods&Radicals, organizer of the conference Many Gods West, founder of the Shekhinah Mountainwater Memorial Fund, co-founder of the Mother Grove Goddess Temple. I've been interviewed many times about my work in community, including Voices of the Sacred Feminine and A Gathering of Priestesses

My Patreon account is set up to 'charge up front'. What this means is that you will be charged for your first monthly pledge at the time you make it, regardless of when in the month you join. You will then be charged again on the 1st of the following month. This means that you will have access to my feed and to perks right away, and I will have access to funds more quickly! If this presents an issue for you, let me know and I would be happy to send you a reminder on the first of the month.

I have a more in depth discussion of why I decided to start a Patreon campaign and the potential it has for community building here.

Recent posts by Syren Nagakyrie

Tiers
Filling the Cauldron
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
You will receive access to my patron-only feed where I will pre-release all of my articles, poetry, and blog posts before they go public. You will also be able to suggest topics and ask questions for me to write about later.  I value you, your voice, and your input.
Super Secret Coffee Club
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
Thank you! Imagine you have bought me a cup of coffee and we are sitting down for a chat. That is the atmosphere I hope to create, through giving you access to a sooper-sekrit journal which will never be released to the public. Here I will post regular short blurbs on my process, the weird thought that crosses my mind, brilliant observations, and photos of my adventures. 
A Poem For a Meal
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Hey, thanks! You just bought me a meal, or maybe a drink, and we're going to spend some time together. 


You'll receive a short poem or piece of prose written just for you! You'll also get an invitation to regular online hangouts

Magic Circle
$13 or more per month 3 patrons
This one is for the folks bringing magic into their everyday lives.

You'll get a one card tarot reading each month, as well as the short piece of writing, hangouts, and the sooper-sekrit access.
Shower of Blessings
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
Wow! Once the swoon passes I would like to shower you with gifts. I will give you a digital copy of my chapbook, a talisman or other handmade creation and the short piece of writing all tucked into a little gift package. You'll also get all of the other special access points.
Swooner
$30 or more per month 1 patron
Oh hey... I am totally swooning with gratitude.

You will receive a print copy of my chapbook in your shower of gifts! You get the chapbook, a talisman or other handmade creation, and the short piece of writing all tucked into a gift package. You'll also get all of the other special access points.
Super Supporter
$50 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
This is really incredible. This reward gets you 30 minutes of one on one time with me every month that you contribute at this level. Maybe you are working on your own community projects and want some support? Maybe you are forming a non-profit and want some help with bylaws or fundraising or other organizational issues? How about a tarot reading or spiritual coaching session? Some other guidance? 

There are many ways I can support you and the work you are doing. Since you are supporting me, let me support you.

You'll also get all of the other rewards, too.

My Patreon is set up on 'charge up front'. You will be charged for your first monthly pledge at the time you make it, and then again on the first of the following month. This way you get access to my feed and perks right away and I get quicker access to funds!