About the Author
Grant K. Smith was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and grew up in California, Virgina, and Indiana, residing for a majority of his life in the latter, and currently in the capital city of Indianapolis. He's the proud father of an awesome adult child, the husband of a wonderful wife, the son of an amazing set of parents, the brother of two fabulous siblings, a Wiccan, a Freemason, and a Technologist.
Grant graduated from University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology / Visual Communication in 2007 and completed his Master of Information Systems from the same in 2009; he is currently employed as a Software Engineer.
Grant volunteers as a member of the Indy Irish Fest organizing committee in the areas of web and technology. He organizes Dungeons & Dragons organized play events for local stores and events. He is an active member and current office of Pentalpha Lodge #564 F&AM in Indianapolis. He is a 1st degree priest of the Ravensflight Coven, and he's also an ordained Universal Life Church minister.
About the Blog
Grant has been a Pagan and a solo practitioner of eclectic Wicca since the mid-1990s, slowly developing his own eclectic tradition (dubbed Living Circle Wicca). He also picked up a passing interest in Freemasonry driven by its appearances and references in pop culture during the mid-2000s. This interest was deepened by two events: his discovery of the beautiful Scottish Rite cathedral in Indianapolis, IN and subsequent research into the Scottish Rite (an appendant body of Freemasonry); and observing a high school friend take the journey of becoming a Master Mason and work his way through the various stations of his Lodge.
In late 2020 during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, while locked down and away from everyone except his immediate family, Grant realized how important community really was to him, and came to the realization that life was too short not to pursue his interests, so he started seeking Freemasonry amid a concern his religion might be a barrier. The opposite was true, however, and he was encouraged to strengthen his faith which strengthened his resolve to pursue the more traditional path of seeking initiation in a Traditional Wiccan coven.
This blog aims to be a forum to discuss topics related to Freemasonry, topics related to Initiatory Wicca, and how the two are more related than some may realize. It's also meant to be a travel log, of sorts, where stories of journeys can be shared and discussed.
So mote it be.