Greetings to all!
I'll add myself to the introductions, as I am new to the boards.
My name is Gale, and I live in Fairfield, Iowa, in the central USA. (Fairfield is home of the Maharishi University, founded by the Maharishi Yogi Mahesh, the Beatles' guru back in the old days.) With all the hundreds of folks meditating at the domes, Fairfield is a very unusual small town for Iowa,--perhaps it's unusual for most anywhere! I'm not associated with the TM movement, but it makes the town very liberal and creative, and it's close to my elderly mother, so it's great for me.
I live in a little cabin on three acres of woods outside town. My companions are three tiny dogs, a lot of books, the trees and the wildlife.
I'm an Ovate. I have studied and practiced shamanism and done tarot readings professionally for about eight years. (I'm 59 years old.) I'm also an artist and writer. I have a small art gallery of my personal work in Fairfield, and my writing these days focuses on spirituality, mostly of the earth variety!
I came across the pond last summer for the Glastonbury gathering, and then on to Wales with my mentor. I love Britain, and I'd love to come back every year, but it's so expensive! Especially with the exchange rate like it is!
Blessings to you!
Gale of Fairfield