My name is Nathara (a proud Scottish name that means “snake”), and I am… well, I am what I am. I guess I’m a Nathara? LOL
This is where I used to tell you that I am a Shaman – but I’ve stopped using that word for many reasons. One reason is that it is too closely tied to the cultural appropriation of Native American Religion, and I don’t want to disrespect anyone like that. Another reason is… I’m not sure “Shaman” is really entirely accurate for who I am and what I do.
In a lot of ways, I feel like Alice (the Alice from Wonderland, although there’s a little Alice Cooper in there, too). I have been through some seriously weird experiences and I’ve learned a lot of weird stuff along the way. We might get into that more later – we’ll see.
I guess the best word that I know for what I like to do is “Advisor.” I never wanted to be King Arthur; I wanted to be Merlin. I never wanted to be Luke Skywalker; I wanted to be Yoda. I didn’t want to be Frodo; I wanted to be Gandalf. I didn’t want to be Neo; I wanted to be the Oracle. I never wanted to be the Queen; I wanted to be the Queen’s Own. Fame and glory and recognition were never things that appealed to me – I don’t like being in the spotlight and I don’t like for people to know my name. I don’t want to be a hero.
I want to live out in the middle of nowhere – a swamp, a mountaintop, or a remote cave and come out from time to time when someone else, someone who IS a hero, needs a helping hand or an encouraging word, and then to slip away back into my sanctuary before anyone notices I was there.
So, yes, that’s me, in a nutshell. 😀 I hope you enjoy it here. 😀