Thor Halvorson

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Titles: DeafPagan, Poet, Educational Interpreter, artist (the crafty kind), activist. Norwegian/wesh

American, Geek of Technology and Linux

Paths: Norse, Welsh, Wiccan, Heathen, Ancestral Veneration, Runes and Runic Studies, Reiki, Rune

Valdr.

Interests: Audiophile (LOVE MUSIC), science fiction, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, transpersonal

psychology, anything Norse, and to do with Deaf culture and Social Justice. Did I mention I am a geek of

Technology? Love folk stories and fairytales (misnomer, honestly), and mythology.

Philosophy: "If you argue for your limitations, they are yours" Richard Bach, Illusions. "That to be human,

is to recognize the humanity in all, if you expect them to honor the humanity in you."

"If belief was wind, the stars, the seas, then all will be fair, the mysteries would be preserved, and all can

know these things are alike and equal"

Of late, been really delving into Wendell Berry’s works, and a longtime fan of Richard Bach.

Background:

Personal:   Military brat, lived in South Korea, Germany, east and west coast of USA (Md, AZ, WA).

Stepdad emphasized cultural relativity long before I had a word for it. exposure to the culture of Norway

via my dad's family, and my stepdad's scandinavian family, and welsh from my Mom's side of the family, I

had good familiarity of the dieties, stories, and culture, and eventually the food, when I got to visit the

countries of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, etc. Poetry, published in The Tactile Mind quarterly magazine,

issue: Vertigo. Also was assisting in an article that was published. (See bio in USC Letter)

Religious:     Been a practicing Wiccan for almost 20 years now, MD recognized Clergy status, 2nd Degree

Elder, Coven of Amber Heart, Coven of Amber Rose family of Covens. Was a visiting member of

Ecumenicon, then migrated to CTCW, and have been a speaker at a few conventions so far (honored to

return each time).

Professional” Educational Interpreter for the Deaf, ASL Adjunct Professor at College of Southern

Maryland.

Goals and ambitions: Network and build awareness of Paganism in the Deaf World, continue being an artist

and writer. Resolve to get involved in making Youtube presentations and videos alongside CTCW (which

will be my main outside-of-coven Affiliation). Maybe write a book or two :).

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