Lorna Smithers is creating new myths
11

patrons

$88
per month
My name is Lorna Smithers and I am a poet, author, awenydd, Brythonic polytheist, and devotee of Gwyn ap Nudd. I have published three books: Enchanting the Shadowlands, The Broken Cauldron, and Gatherer of Souls and regularly publish research-based articles, poems, and stories on my blog.

‘Fruits of Annwn’ is a kenning for mushrooms. I chose it as the name for my blog because it reflects the symbiotic relations between the human and non-human, Thisworld and Annwn, from which myths and stories grow like the fruiting bodies of fungi from their underground mycorrhizal threads.

As the world as we know it dies from human greed and excesses we need new myths to teach us to live in respectful relationship with other beings and to die well. By recovering old stories and dreaming new ones, by questing the deep wisdom of Annwn, I aim to reweave the ways between the worlds. My blog explores the intersections between ancient British mythology, devotional polytheism and spirit work, nature, science, and our environmental and political crises.

By becoming my patron you will be supporting my research and creative writing and providing me with an income from living by my vocation as an awenydd. This will make it possible for me to continue posting regularly on my blog and to write my next book rather than having to find other work. I long to be part of a world where creators get paid fairly and together we can make that happen.

May these fruits be good fodder for the next world.

Tiers
Thank You
$1 or more per month 1 patron
You’ve helped make it possible for me to continue posting regularly on my blog and to write my fourth book.
Behind the Scenes
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
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 5 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 1 patron
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
$88 of $170 per month
$170/£120 a month will support my research and creative writing, enabling me to continue posting regularly on 'Fruits of Annwn' and to write my next book.
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My name is Lorna Smithers and I am a poet, author, awenydd, Brythonic polytheist, and devotee of Gwyn ap Nudd. I have published three books: Enchanting the Shadowlands, The Broken Cauldron, and Gatherer of Souls and regularly publish research-based articles, poems, and stories on my blog.

‘Fruits of Annwn’ is a kenning for mushrooms. I chose it as the name for my blog because it reflects the symbiotic relations between the human and non-human, Thisworld and Annwn, from which myths and stories grow like the fruiting bodies of fungi from their underground mycorrhizal threads.

As the world as we know it dies from human greed and excesses we need new myths to teach us to live in respectful relationship with other beings and to die well. By recovering old stories and dreaming new ones, by questing the deep wisdom of Annwn, I aim to reweave the ways between the worlds. My blog explores the intersections between ancient British mythology, devotional polytheism and spirit work, nature, science, and our environmental and political crises.

By becoming my patron you will be supporting my research and creative writing and providing me with an income from living by my vocation as an awenydd. This will make it possible for me to continue posting regularly on my blog and to write my next book rather than having to find other work. I long to be part of a world where creators get paid fairly and together we can make that happen.

May these fruits be good fodder for the next world.

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 regularly on my blog and to write my fourth book.
Behind the Scenes
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
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 5 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 1 patron
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.