My name is Rachel Anne Williams and this is my blog about Tarot, magic, metaphysics, divination, the occult, High Strangeness, ufology, esoterica, etc. This website originally started with a focus on just the Tarot but I realized that my interests are far too diverse to be subsumed under a single topic.
My approach to spirituality is extremely eclectic. I draw from systems such as gnosticism, Western Hermeticism, Qabalah, chaos magic, Christianity, Norse Paganism, witchcraft, Thelema, Taoism, etc. If I were forced to apply a label to myself, I suppose I would call myself an esoteric jack-of-all-trades.
One might say it’s impossible to make all these different systems cohere into a single, logical system. And that’s true. But here I can only quote Walt Whitman’s poem, Song of Myself:
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Other facts about me:
- I work in the tech industry
- I live in St. Louis City, USA
- I am a published author (Transgressive)
- I am nonbinary and my pronouns are she/her
- I am a INTJ (and yes, I’m aware that MBTI is not “valid”)
- I am an Aquarius Sun, Gemini Rising, and Leo Moon
- Some of my hobbies include music (I am learning piano and ukulele), chess, reading, permaculture, and photography
- I am a bibliophile
- I am queer and have a wonderful nesting partner
- I have a Master’s Degree in Philosophy and dropped out of a philosophy PhD program in my sixth year
rachelannewilliams13 [at] gmail [dot] com