Pagan Pride

Nottingham's Ashley Mortimer is a director of The Centre For Pagan Studies, a trustee of the Doreen Valiente Foundation and Esoteric Heritage. A representative of a number of pagan organisations and is well known as a spokesman on paganism and witchcraft in the media.

Ashley is an initiated High Priest of the old religion, the Wica, tracing his initiatory lineage back to Gerald Gardner but he has led an ecclectic life and spiritual journey crossing many traditions and paths. He is an occasional writer, even more occasional musician and a prolific contributor to many different Pagan events and interests. He gives talks and lectures on the origins of Paganism, the history of Wicca/Witchcraft and its modern practices and meaning. Ashley approaches ceremony and ritual with an ecclectic and pragmatic outlook underpinned with what he hopes is common sense and a warm (but sometimes groan-worthy!) humour.

What I Do:

Gerald Gardner Doreen Valiente Foundation / Centre For Pagan Studies
In March 2011 I became one of five trustees of the legacy of magical artefacts, writings, documents and copyrights that belonged to Doreen Valiente. The Centre For Pagan Studies is establishing a museum to house these artefacts and others permanently.
Dawn Trader Dawn Trader
Managing my childhood favourite rock band, Nottingham legends Dawn Trader, who are now reformed after 26 years, released their debut album "Castle" and are active again having recently supported Status Quo, Y&T, Wishbone Ash and others. Find out all the latest news and info here:
Web Design Seagull Designs
Running my own business offering web design, development and hosting to a wide range of businesses in a wide variety of sectors
Earache Earache Records
Previously employed at the worldwide independent extreme metal record label, Earache Records, I am now a consultant on businees, finance, royalties and IT there.

For more of my writings on spirituality, magic, paganism and witchcraft... CLICK HERE

Other stuff:    Poetry & Creative Writing

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