Wishbringer Molly Blue Dawn,
High Priestess of Serendipity
Member of the Council of Elders
2007 High Priestess in the Wildflower Tradition
2011 High Priestess in the Bloodroot Honey Priestess Tribe
Dedicated Deities and Spirits:
Sulis Minerva, Hermes, Freyr, Thyone, Aphrodite Aprilis, the spirit of the River Severn, and the Sheela na Gig
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
As one of the Elderflowers, the founding High Priestesses of CAYA, Molly Blue Dawn is continually amazed and gratified by the ways that the CAYA community unfolds, expands, and evolves. Because of her ongoing commitment to CAYA as one of the cornerstones of her personal practice, she is blessed with new opportunities and new challenges at every turn in the labyrinth that is her life. The joy of being surrounded by the blossoming Wildflowers, the majestic Mothers Of The New Time, and noble Green Men, as well as the wider circle of the CAYA family, is a greater reward than she could ever have imagined.
Molly Blue Dawn specializes in being in the right place at the right time, and saying the words that someone needs to hear, even if she is being overheard by chance. She loves laughter and Laughter Yoga, dancing, dandelions, and delight. She has a BA in Anthropology and a background in ritual theatre. She listens to the voice of the Wind and sings along!
Her chosen title, Wishbringer Molly Blue Dawn, High Priestess of Serendipity, flows forth from her philosophy:
“The new World which is being co-created by all sentient beings right now will flow from the source of our true desires, not from a sense of fear, guilt, helplessness, or force of habit. Make a Wish! Make it a Good One!”
Her personal Code of Ethics is all about Respect:
“First I must respect myself, so that I can understand what respect means. Then I can respect the world, respect everything I choose to do, and respect the rights of all beings. That does not mean that I have to think every person's ideas or actions are worthy of my respect. If I think someone is wrong, out of respect for their highest good, I want them to learn to be right; I don't want to enable them to continue to get away with being wrong. If everything I do is done out of respect for myself, for the world, for what I am doing, and for the highest good of all, then it is the right thing for me to do. I do not use any other standard to judge whether something is right or wrong. Any given action might be a gift or a crime depending on the reasons, the context, the spirit in which it is done.”
For several years, Molly Blue Dawn created a weekly list of Bay Area events of interest to Pagans. Now she posts events to the CAYA Community Calendar, chooses event highlights for the weekly CAYA Newsletter, and creates curated lists of local events for very eventful times of year, such as Samhain and Yule. She also shares her thoughts, her workings, and her wishes on her blog, The Wishbringer. All of this connects with her service within CAYA as a member of the Education and Information Services Team, helping to keep CAYA connected to the world of social media.
Molly Blue Dawn’s Book Recommendations:
Stories are a fundamental part of what it means to be human, and what it means to do magic. In every moment, as we process the raw data we receive from our senses and attempt to construct a coherent model of reality from it, we are telling ourselves a story. The stories which we tell ourselves as true can be deceptive, and the stories which we tell, hear, and read as fiction can also be our greatest teachers of fundamental truths. Much of what I have learned about magic, myself, and what matters most to me has been taught by fiction. Fictional characters can teach us from their knowledge and wisdom, and also from their mistakes and failings. They make it possible for me to draw on experiences and lessons which could not happen to me in this world, but are of great value to me nonetheless.
Some of the stories which have taught me about the nature of magic, the importance of integrity,
and how to devote myself to this work I have chosen:
The Earthsea series, and many other works by Ursula K. LeGuin
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
The Tiffany Aching Books which are part of the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett:
The Wee Free Men, Hat Full of Sky, Wintersmith, I Shall Wear Midnight, and The Shepherd's Crown
American Gods, Coraline, and many other works by Neil Gaiman
The Orphan’s Tales, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship of Her Own Making, and many other works by Cathrynne M. Valente
The His Dark Materials series and many other works by Philip Pullman
Molly Blue Dawn’s Top 5 Magic-Related Links:
Music is a form of magic, so three out of five are magical musicians!