Deaf Pagan Crossroads
Don’t let the name scare you off!
whether you are deaf, hard of hearing, hearing…
Pagan, Christian, Buddhist, Jewish
or one of the many other religions of the world…
regardless of your background
or your spiritual path…
All Are Welcomed Here
Please feel free to read my posts and leave a comment if you so desire
A Deaf Pagan’s Journey
Many Aspects of Life
Deaf Pagan Crossroads is a blog site created by a Deaf Pagan, in order to explore and share her journey as she merges her identity as a Deaf individual with her spirituality as a practicing Pagan.
This site was established in November of 2006 by Virginia L. Beach, better known in the Pagan Community as Reverend Ocean – a Wiccan High Priestess and ordained Pagan Clergy from the Midwest of the USA. Ocean, who was born deaf, has been a member of the Deaf Community all of her adult life, and involved in the Pagan Community for nearly thirty years. Recently, as she became more and more involved with the “Blogosphere,” she saw blogging as serving a dual purpose: an opportunity to share her own experiences; and also to be a resource both for Deaf individuals wanting to learn more about the Pagan Path, and for Pagan individuals wanting to understand more about Deaf Culture.
Thus, Deaf Pagan Crossroads was born…a blog site where Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing individuals can come together to learn about and discuss various aspects of spirituality, with a special focus on Earth-Based Faiths. While most of Ocean’s posts here talk about the various aspects of Paganism, it is recognized and respected that there are many ways of enlightenment and many paths to the Divine. Thus all are welcomed here, as long as you come in the spirit of love, trust, and respect for others.
Why “Crossroads?” Because hopefully this site can serve as a crossroads – a crossroads can be defined as an intersection; a place where two or more roads meet; a place where different cultures meet. Indeed, that is what Deaf Pagan Crossroads aspires to be…an intersection of Deafness and Paganism…a place where these two roads can meet and merger…a place where different cultures can come together to meet and learn about one another.
This is Deaf Pagan Crossroads. May you come in love and trust, harming none and respecting all. There is only one rule here – there are no rules, only personal responsibility… and everyone is expected to maintain their own responsibility – to themselves, to each other, and to the spirits.
Thus I welcome you, and I hope that you will come to visit often. Feel free to post comments to any of my blogs – in fact, I encourage you to “post long, and post often!” While it is not the intention of Deaf Pagan Crossroads to be a web community, an on-line coven, or an internet teaching program, I do hope I can provide a place for you to explore your own path, and gain support, encouragement, and guidance from others as you continue your journey.
For more information or to contact Ocean directly, you can email her at
All posts and pages here copyright 2006 – 2010 by Virginia L. Beach