My name is Maria ‘Peacock’ Barrett and I am a WITCH! I was raised in an atypical family where I was encouraged by example to stretch my boundaries and embrace nature, as well as other cultures and traditions from around the globe. Although my parents were raised as Protestants, I was exposed as a child to alternative ideas ranging from Taoism and Buddhism to transcendental meditation and tarot card reading. As I got older, we occasionally attended a Unitarian Universalist church. I was also exposed in limited doses to Catholicism, Judaism, and a cult called The Way. None of these seemed to fit.
As an adult, the idea of Paganism was introduced to me by a friend. I was immediately drawn to it and its focus on Nature and the interconnection between mankind and the Divine. I was also moved by its astonishing honesty and atmosphere of non-judgment, of trust and love. Since 1989, I have never looked back or regretted my decision to place my feet on this path.
In the past 29 years, I have read more than 100 books on the subjects of magick, Wicca, and alternative spirituality. I have studied ancient religions and traditions from around the globe, and observed what some others on the Wiccan path have to offer in the way of experiences and insight. I have also experienced magick in action, from healing and weather magick to vision questing for past life regressions and working with dream interpretation and astral projection. I have performed every rite that is observed on the Wheel of the Year as well as being blessed to priestess some of the most beautiful and heartwarming ceremonies for life events celebrated, many of them repeatedly. I believe this extensive knowledge and experience has driven me to honor the Gods by passing on the blessings that Wicca and other Pagan paths have given me. They offer an answer by way of a saving vision for mankind and our planet. By creating your own unique and personal way of relating to the God and Goddess, you too can be part of the change you want to see in the world. I am here to help you find your way.
I offer my services in many ways which might benefit you. I am an author, a teacher, a meditation facilitator, and a tarot and Oracle reader. I also teach classes on beginning Wicca practice. Look for the calendar of events and contact info to schedule a reading, take a workshop, or book a class today!