Lorna Smithers is creating new myths for these times of crisis
7

patrons

$53
per month
Swept away on a path that, ten years ago, I could not have named, called to my vocation as an awenydd by a god of Annwn, there is no way back. There is no way forward but to follow the awen deeper into the myths of the British isles and into the depths of the land where thisworld meets otherworld to bring back stories to help us live with integrity in these times of environmental and political crisis.

I can’t think, write, journey, or dream deeply when I’m working within the system. Savings from past jobs and the generosity of my mum and dad providing a room and food have made it possible for me to put all my time and energy into publishing articles, poems, and stories on my blog, ‘Signposts in the Mist’, and to write three books: Enchanting the Shadowlands, The Broken Cauldron, and Gatherer of Souls (which will be released in September this year). My savings are running out and I don’t have any regular outcome. That’s why I’m asking for your support.

$170/£120 a month would make it possible for me to continue devoting all my time and energy to researching how our ancient British myths relate to our current crises and to create new stories with the guidance of the gods and spirits. My work seeks to balance mysticism and devotion with environmental and political awareness and create a form of Brythonic polytheism that is relevant for the twenty-first century.

I’m hoping to write a fourth book, but am not entirely sure what it will be yet, only that I am being called to look deeper into the physical and cultural layers that form our world and through them into the unexplored realms of Annwn. I don’t know where I’m going, but am looking forward to finding out. Will you support my journey?

*Awenydd: ‘person inspired’, Annwn: ‘the Deep’, awen: ‘poetic inspiration’.
Tiers
Thank You
$1 or more per month 1 patron
You’ve helped make it possible for me to continue posting regular articles, poems, and stories on my blog.
Behind the Scenes
$3 or more per month 1 patron
You’ll receive a monthly newsletter telling you what I’ve been getting up to behind the scenes. The work you see on my blog represents only a small proportion of my research and creative processes.
A Bit of Crazy
$5 or more per month 1 patron
You’ll receive a monthly newsletter along with at least one crazy thing that has happened in my life or come out of my research that I wouldn’t usually share in public.  
Unseen Work
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
You’ll receive a monthly newsletter, a bit of crazy, and excerpts from work in progress and works that won’t reach publication but are part of my creative process.
Your Name In Gold
$15 or more per month 1 patron
You’ll receive a monthly newsletter, a bit of crazy, unseen work, and your name in my future publications.
Free Signed Books
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You’ll receive a monthly newsletter, a bit of crazy, unseen work, your name in my future publications, and free signed copies of The Broken Cauldron, Gatherer of Souls, and my next books.
Goals
$53 of $170 per month
$170/£120 a month would make it possible for me to continue posting regular articles, poems, and stories on my blog, 'Signposts in the Mist', and to research and write my next book.
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Swept away on a path that, ten years ago, I could not have named, called to my vocation as an awenydd by a god of Annwn, there is no way back. There is no way forward but to follow the awen deeper into the myths of the British isles and into the depths of the land where thisworld meets otherworld to bring back stories to help us live with integrity in these times of environmental and political crisis.

I can’t think, write, journey, or dream deeply when I’m working within the system. Savings from past jobs and the generosity of my mum and dad providing a room and food have made it possible for me to put all my time and energy into publishing articles, poems, and stories on my blog, ‘Signposts in the Mist’, and to write three books: Enchanting the Shadowlands, The Broken Cauldron, and Gatherer of Souls (which will be released in September this year). My savings are running out and I don’t have any regular outcome. That’s why I’m asking for your support.

$170/£120 a month would make it possible for me to continue devoting all my time and energy to researching how our ancient British myths relate to our current crises and to create new stories with the guidance of the gods and spirits. My work seeks to balance mysticism and devotion with environmental and political awareness and create a form of Brythonic polytheism that is relevant for the twenty-first century.

I’m hoping to write a fourth book, but am not entirely sure what it will be yet, only that I am being called to look deeper into the physical and cultural layers that form our world and through them into the unexplored realms of Annwn. I don’t know where I’m going, but am looking forward to finding out. Will you support my journey?

*Awenydd: ‘person inspired’, Annwn: ‘the Deep’, awen: ‘poetic inspiration’.

Recent posts by Lorna Smithers

Tiers
Thank You
$1 or more per month 1 patron
You’ve helped make it possible for me to continue posting regular articles, poems, and stories on my blog.
Behind the Scenes
$3 or more per month 1 patron
You’ll receive a monthly newsletter telling you what I’ve been getting up to behind the scenes. The work you see on my blog represents only a small proportion of my research and creative processes.
A Bit of Crazy
$5 or more per month 1 patron
You’ll receive a monthly newsletter along with at least one crazy thing that has happened in my life or come out of my research that I wouldn’t usually share in public.  
Unseen Work
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
You’ll receive a monthly newsletter, a bit of crazy, and excerpts from work in progress and works that won’t reach publication but are part of my creative process.
Your Name In Gold
$15 or more per month 1 patron
You’ll receive a monthly newsletter, a bit of crazy, unseen work, and your name in my future publications.
Free Signed Books
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
You’ll receive a monthly newsletter, a bit of crazy, unseen work, your name in my future publications, and free signed copies of The Broken Cauldron, Gatherer of Souls, and my next books.