About Ariel

From a young age, I had an interest in the other side. Sensing spirits, reading ghost stories, and exploring my intuition, I walked the line between our world and the other side, always looking for answers to the unseen.

Born into a spiritual family, discussing astrology and spirits was never a taboo subject, especially living in the ancient rural valleys of England’s west country. A ghost story was never further than a few steps from my front door, and sometimes, the front door was where the stories started! My mother, a life long scryer, sensitive and spirit artist, attests to me befriending spirits and seeing unseen things from a young age, having premonition dreams of local spirits and communicating their wishes for them. She guided this skill, and taught me my first lessons in spirit work. It is thanks to her guidance that I went on to continue learning, practicing, and exploring this mysterious realm.

The true start of my journey begins with a life changing weekend in York, England. At the age of 10, as interested in the paranormal as ever, we spent a weekend in the infamously haunted city of York, England, and experienced some of the most powerful phenomena I had witnessed to date. Shaking beds, malevolent spectres, and disembodied floating hands all electrified my curiosity for knowing, seeking, and understanding. It was this mystical weekend that I even went to my first ever witch shop, receiving a knowing glance from the elder witch who gifted me a witch’s hat as I wrote of my spirit experiences in the shop guestbook. Had these witches seen into the future? Well…

By 13 years old, serious study and practice became an integral part of my life as I also started dabbling in clair- sensing, psychic predictions, and chewing over the big world of Buddhism. Growing up in the haunting moors of Dartmoor, scattered with antique-filled National Trust houses, certainly had all the spiritual material I needed to hone my skills. Progressing through my teenage years, I became more invested in astrology and divinity as a whole, dabbling in prayer and study of universal -theism, knowing that maybe there must be something more, though not finding a name for it until years later. Studying Religion and Philosophy under my Buddhist teacher in college, my eyes became open to the world of theology at large, and all the theories that our universe had to offer, which only further inspired me to study and practice in the metaphysical realms.

Today, I’m a Buddhist, Polytheist, and Animist, syncretising these beliefs into one universal, magical, divine package. I primarily venerate Buddhist, Greek, and Norse deities, like Hades, Greek God of the Dead, and Aegir, Norse Jotunn of the Ocean. My magical theory is rooted in divine theory and religious causality, such as Vajrayana magical ideas and Greek Polytheist approaches to the Gods. I’m self-employed as a spiritual practitioner where I create content across various platforms, offer readings via my etsy site, and use my platform to unite people in the world of spiritual growth. In my free time, when not teaching and guiding others, I enjoy investigating allegedly haunted sites, reading spiritual books, and hanging out with my cat.

I am an ordained priestess with Leanaí Na Déithe Temple and have obtained multiple certificates in my various practices, such as life coaching, demonology for paranormal investigators, and advanced scientific theory for paranormal investigators. I teach at the Raven Academy of the Mystical Arts, a free online school for pagan and pagan adjacent practices. Under me, you can take classes in entry level spirit work, Buddhist magic and divinity, and much more. I have a dedication to ethical practice and community empowerment, and this dedication inspired me to found the Council of Interfaith Pagan Practices alongside my two colleagues to further unite pagans and pagan spaces under the empowering forces of acceptance and education.

All certificates use my legal name, but please don’t do that!