Profile

Cover photo
David Salisbury
Works at Human Rights Campaign
Attended Concord High
Lives in Washington
538 followers|338,684 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

David Salisbury

Shared publicly  - 
 
Today over on my Pagan youth Q&A column: Unable to have a sword, athame, or other ritual knife? Here are a few ideas to work around that. 
Help! Mom won\'t let me use a ritual knife. The athame is an important tool in Wicca and witchcraft. Here\'s how you can work around it.
1
Add a comment...
 
Three miles today on a beautiful path :)
#nature #running 
2
Veretta Dye's profile photo
 
Awesome!
Add a comment...

David Salisbury

Shared publicly  - 
 
Witches, magicians, light workers, Reiki healers, crystal workers, Somi Pi healers (am I forgetting anyone?)..etc

I've never posted a public healing request but I'm doing so right now. My mom is going in for abdominal surgery tomorrow (May 1). Can you please help send healing and strength, in addition to clarity and resourcefulness to the surgeons? Her name is Carol Salisbury-Branshaw and she is a Sagittarius. The Location is Charlotte-area, NC.

If you need a healing idea, I will galdering and tracing the rune Uruz for strength. Thank you!!
2
Veretta Dye's profile photoJanet Logan's profile photoMichael Brazell's profile photo
3 comments
 
I just saw this. I am sending healing energy her way. I hope she is well. BB
Add a comment...
 
Exciting news: The kindle version of Teen Spirit Wicca is now available for pre-order! And its less than 5 bucks! Woot.

http://amzn.to/1qUrd3u
1
Add a comment...

David Salisbury

Shared publicly  - 
 
Lovely early review of Teen Spirit Wicca on the BadWitch Blog.
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
538 people
Angela Raincatcher's profile photo
Jason Bayless's profile photo
 
Spring has inspired me to offer specials on readings from now until Summer Solstice. Sign up today for a 15 or 30 minute session before I take off to Europe for the start of summer. :)

http://www.daviddsalisbury.com/#!spring/cowo 
3
1
Carla Smith's profile photo
Add a comment...

David Salisbury

Shared publicly  - 
 
Update on mom: She's out of surgery and everything went great! Thanks to the 50+ people who sent prayers, spells, galdered the Uruz rune, etc.
So appreciated!
4
Add a comment...

David Salisbury

Shared publicly  - 
 
So, this just arrived at my office from an awesome member. 
LOOK at the teenie tiny Ginsburg! 
1
Add a comment...

David Salisbury

Shared publicly  - 
 
"It is hard to see how much I have grown in my path as well, until I stretch it out and evaluate it from the standpoint of the long and winding path. At face value it doesn't always appear like I have come a long way in this area either. But I know that I have."

Yeeees! 
1
1
Yeshe Rabbit's profile photo
Add a comment...

David Salisbury

Shared publicly  - 
 
Big news from my org! Pumping 8.5 million into finally making progress for LGBTQ people in the south. Bible belt, here we come!
In a drive to win more rights and protections, gay advocates are setting their sights on Southern and Western states, where the movement’s rapid progress has largely eluded gay men and lesbians.
1
Add a comment...

David Salisbury

Shared publicly  - 
 
I train in the Feri tradition because it is the most radical form of self-observation and attunement to power that I have ever encountered in my years growing up around Witchcraft.
My teacher Storm often talks about the many paradoxes present within Feri. Something that is risky is also assuring. Something that is dreadful also contains beauty. Something present on the outside must be approached from the inside..etc.

The way that one attunes to power is radical because self-trust/observation and intimate connection with the Powers is an absolute necessity, not a nice afterthought. Unhelpful complexes present within my being are not "banished". They are sought out, embraced, and transformed until they become helpful again. When I struggle, the gods don't pat me on the back and say "there there...someday it'll get better." Instead, they put the sword in my hand and tell me to charge head-on into the fray if I want to make things better. I have to do it myself and no one will help me unless I help myself first. It is learning how to become a fully autonomous human adult.

Rumi said “what you seek is seeking you.” That is Feri. That is me not begging for the Powers to fall into my lap, nor is it throwing myself at them in subservience. We reach out to each other because this union with my perfect holy nature is beneficial to all, including God Herself.
1
Christopher Bartlett's profile photo
 
This is a lovely distillation of the reasons for my own Feri work.
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
538 people
Angela Raincatcher's profile photo
Jason Bayless's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Email Communications Coordintor
Employment
  • Human Rights Campaign
    Email Communications Coordinator, 2009 - present
  • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
    Activist Liaison - Circuses, 2006 - 2009
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Washington
Previously
Norfolk - Charlotte - Buffalo - Boone
Story
Introduction
David Salisbury is a queer, vegan, Witch experiencing life in our nations capital. As chief of the DC Bureau of the Pagan Newswire Collective, he runs CapitalWitch.com and organizes its humble (yet hard-working) staff of 2.

David is Wiccan clergy within the Firefly Tradition and is High Priest ofCoven of the Spiral Moon, a Firefly coven based in DC. The focal point of his spiritual practice is one of service, activism and respect. To fulfill this vocation, he's involved with street activism with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and is a full time employee with the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBT civil rights organization. 

David lives with his partner Mike, a great housemate named Jen, and the two most perfect and needy cats that ever lived; Sarah and Emma.
Education
  • Concord High
    2001 - 2005
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Birthday
July 28