Interview Meme

Interview Meme
Here’s how it works:

1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”
2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

swansister asked me the following questions:

1. What makes you stand out from others?

I think that if I stand out it would be because I am often able to live from a place of joy and passion. I think of myself as an eternal child. I try to go into a situation with my eyes filled with stars and to really “feel” something first, as opposed to judging it. (A fetch perspective, as opposed to a talker one.) Some days I am better with this approach than others, but it is always my initial intent. I have often mused that I cannot be depressed for more than 15 minutes because of my short attention span! 😉 In part this is true because when something does not resonate with my core then I become bored and need to move onto something that does. I do try to live in the moment as often as possible, and I’m getting pretty good at it. I tend to be able to find joy in almost every situation that I am in, and this experience tends to be infectious. In fact I do believe that part of my spiritual work as a priest of the Goddess is to meditate Divine Presence into the World; often in the form of joy, laughter, and beauty.

2. What does your dream house look and feel like to you?

It looks spacious and warm… very earthly with a lot of natural light. It is surrounded by lots of trees and plants, and has a pool and a hot tub! 😉 I’ve often been drawn to spaces that are “cottage-like”, but that provide a feeling of airy openness, while being grounded in an earthy setting. It has to have a garden, and enough land to be able to have some private spaces for ritual and meditation.

3. What is your favorite music? Instrument? Singer? Band?

That’s so hard! Music wise I am very eclectic in my tastes, ranging from Modern Rock to Classical, to New Age, to Pop. Instrument-wise I am drawn to harps and hammer dulcimers… In terms of singers, I am in love with Lisa Gerrard and Loreena McKennit. Band-wise I love Dead Can Dance.

4. Who or what has most inspired you in life? What are they like?

I would have to say that my mother has been one of my largest inspirations. She is an intelligent woman who is also very warm, caring, and spiritual. When I was very young she would talk to me as if I were an equal and shared many spiritual ideas that even in some circles today are considered to be revolutionary. I grew up believing in God, but not the small definition that Christianity espouses. The God that my mother taught me was immanent in nature, and was not separate from cosmic creation, nor from ourselves. It was very ‘Pagan’ without being labeled as such. What I learned from her is an ability to think for myself, to connect with others in a space of compassion, and to stand up for what I believe to be right, sometimes especially when that truth is not popular.

5. What story would you most like to read aloud? What is it about the story that speaks to your heart?

I would love to read any of the Harry Potter series. The prose is so rich and fun that I think it lends itself well to being spoken aloud, rather like poetry. And the story itself is so life-affirming and emotionally vital that it feels like my soul is getting cleansed and charged each time I visit the literary dimension that Rowling has created. I can’t wait for the next book!

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19 responses to “Interview Meme

    • 1. What is your main drive in life? What makes you get out of bed in the morning? Why is this important to you?
      2. Which do you value more, tradition or innovation? Why?
      3. Do you believe in magick? How do you define it?
      4. What things in life allow you to draw inspiration; to “recharge your batteries”? What do you do to cultivate these things/experiences in your life?
      5. Do you feel that you have a spiritual purpose for being here on Earth right now? If so, what do you believe that purpose to be?

  1. OMG hun is that uswer pic a pictureo f you?? it sort of looks like i remember you. just a random question out of nowhere but where are you in the bay area these days? I just moved to san jose and would love to hang out and catch up.
    sherice

    • Yup… that’s me! From about 5 years ago from an interview that I gave for a local newspaper. 🙂
      I’m way out in Antioch… prolly about a 2 hour drive from San Jose, depending on traffic. We should definitely plan something sometime! It’s a bit difficult for me because of my living situation, but let’s work it out.

  2. Hey there Storm.
    My questions were an attempt to get to know the personal Storm rather than the teacher Storm.
    I share your idea of a dream home. My current home is actually quite a cozy cottage.
    Love,
    Swan

    • My questions were an attempt to get to know the personal Storm rather than the teacher Storm.
      Did it work? They’re actually sort of the same person. 😉

    • 1. What is your favorite movie. Why?
      2. If you could live anywhere in the world without regard to your financial situation, where would it be?
      3. What do you consider to be the perfect job/occupation? Why?
      4. Do you believe in love-at-first-sight?
      5. Which is more important to you, honesty, or compassion?

    • 1. What fictional character inspires you more than any other? What historical figure does the same?
      2. If you had a time machine, what period would you most like to visit? Why?
      3. What is God/dess?
      4. What are/were the last three books that you read/are reading? Are/were they any good?
      5. What song is able to bring you out of a funk or depression? Do you sing it? Or do you list listen to it when you are down?

    • 1. Does your sexuality impact your spiritual awareness? If so, how?
      2. Which is more important to you: tradition, or innovation?
      3. What is your favorite food?
      4. Out of all the celebrities that you have met/interviewed, who would you consider to be the weirdest? Why?
      5. What’s so funny?

      • 1. Does your sexuality impact your spiritual awareness? If so, how?
        My sexuality doesn’t necessarily impact my spiritual awareness as much as my spiritual awareness impacts my sexuality. My ideas about sex and spirit are all ideas that I learned and have had to struggle with at various points in my life. I now understand what those things mean to me and what makes sense to me and what feels good to me. My sexuality and my spirituality are both very important to me and they are completely intertwined.
        2. Which is more important to you: tradition, or innovation? They are both important. Tradition honors one’s ancestry and is a link to the past, but innovation keeps the spirit flowing in the eternal present. I don’t have to reinvent the wheel everytime I want to roll something. But I am not going to get fixated on a two-wheel cart as being the only way to transport something from point A to point B.
        3. What is your favorite food?
        Watermelon! at least right now. And cock.
        4. Out of all the celebrities that you have met/interviewed, who would you consider to be the weirdest? Why?
        Good weird or bad weird? Nick Nolte was weirded out by the whole process of being interviewed by dozens of strangers at once.
        Darryl Hannah is weird in the best way possible.
        Macauley Culkin is kinda weird in an interesting way, also.
        Ben Kingsley was weirdly distant
        In general, the whole interface between official press junkets and celebrities promoting their films is weird but not as weird as some of the journalists who come to them.
        5. What’s so funny?
        The last paragraph of question #4.

    • 1. In regards to your own practice… Why Witchcraft? Why Feri?
      2. If you could be Empress of the Earth for a day, what 3 things in the world would you change right away?
      3. What’s your guilty pleasure?
      4. Do you feel that you have a definite purpose for being on Earth? If so, what do you think it is?
      5. What is your favorite scent? How does it make you feel?

    • 1. Who are the top three spiritual influences in your life, and why?
      2. You know the drill… you are lost on a desert island and you can only bring five things with you. What are they?
      3. What is your favorite music?
      4. Choose one: Tradition, or innovation. Why?
      5. Suppose that you are given an opportunity to impart one spiritual truth to the masses (and here’s your opportunity)… what would it be?

    • 1. What do you consider to be the source of your power?
      2. Which do you value more, accuracy or artistry? Why?
      3. Why were you drawn to the Feri tradition (as opposed to another style) of Witchcraft? What core things does it offer that you think are particularly useful/powerful?
      4. Who is your favorite poet? Why?
      5. If you could only have one hobby to fill your life, what would it be and why?

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