Meet The Owner Charity Bedell AKA Loona Wynd

Southern Maine Pagan Pride Day

My name is Charity Bedell, but I prefer to go by Loona Wynd. I am 32 years old (born in 85). I have been studying paganism and religions since I was 13. My mother raised me in the United Church of Christ. She was raised Catholic. I am like her in many ways in that I feel children should be exposed to and involved in spirituality. I was a member of my church’s junior choir for several years. I also assisted in Sunday School teaching.

Religiously I identify as a witch. I do not practice Wicca as I have not been initiated into Wicca , but I do practice a form of religious witchcraft which has been inspired by Wicca. I am a dedicant in the Temple Tradition of witchcraft. Though I am always studying and exploring many other witchcraft traditions and practices.

I am a firm hard polytheist. I believe that all deities exist and are separate beings. In this way I believe in all deities out there. I may not worship all the deities but I do believe in them. I do feel that I can honor and believe in a deity with out worshiping them. I can honor them through reading their lore and studying the culture they were a part of.

I refuse to worship deities that are closed to me. The Temple of witchcraft book series by Chris Penczak mentions Celtic deities from time to time. I will not worship those deities as there are some celtic deities that are bound by oath to only accept worship from certain people. The same goes for other cultures like the Japanese and possibly the Hindus and Voodoun. I can not ethically worship those deities. However if I were invited to a ritual that honored those deities by those people I would participate and honor them as well as I could. Aside from that I will not worship Gods of closed cultures.

I also believe that there is a spirit within each living thing. In this way I am an animist. I believe that there are many different spirits out there and spiritual worlds. I believe in the dualistic nature of reality. There is a physical side to life and a spiritual side of life. The universe is much more complex and diverse than we can see it. Part of my spiritual and religious practices involves travel to these other worlds and realms.

I practice both practical magic and ceremonial magic. Most of my magic lately has been very much based on mental projections and focus. There is a lot of thought manipulation and energy work through very basic thought form creation. I am looking into learning more about folk magic traditions and practices. I also practice shamanistic rites and meditative rites.

At some point I would like to own a metaphysical healing center where I can teach magic,occult, and philosophy, heal, and write. Studying theology, philosophy, and anthropology are things that may help me get to that point. I do currently run an online etsy store that sells some magical products that I have crafted by hand. It is a step in the direction towards having a physical retail store one day.

I have my first degree in Usui Reiki by Yvvone Thibedeau.   This past winter I recieved Mastery in Kundalini Reiki and my Usui Reiki 2.  I also do my own intuitive healing work that happens naturally.

I plan on training in other healing traditions and continuing my training in Reiki. I was unable to continue my training under my first Mastrer due to distance. It was not practical for me and I have not yet been able to complete or pursue my training. I will at some point in time. Healing is something that has always come naturally to me so I have started to work more with it as a base for magical and spiritual development.

I enjoy performing. I have done several community theater and high school theater productions. I have been involved in Chorus since I was nine and in the third grade. I am a member of the College chorus. I was involved in Band as well. I played the flute. I still play from time to time when I desire to play music. At one point in time I did know how to play the piano, and like the flute it is something I would like to do more of.

I also like to write. I would love to get a book published at some point. Actually I would like to get a series of both nonfiction and fiction books published. I have started this Blog so that I may still get some writing done and out there. Who knows. Maybe at some point some of these writing will appear in a book. For now this is a place for me to write my thoughts out and get them down.

I have also studied the martial art of Jukado. I do consider myself a martial artist. My martial arts training has influenced my views on the world.

In the business I write all the blog posts, make all the herbal products, and run all the social media outlets. I work all the marketing and do all the project planning.

  1. Hi Loona Wynd. My name is Kaden Burnett. I am 26 years old. I have always been interested in and in one way or another felt connected with what I always felt as witchcraft and witches and the intense and rich history that follows. I too suffer from debilitating and paralyzing anxiety and depression all through my life. I do not have the resources to explore the world as much as I would like to but I do my best. Mother Nature has always been a comfort to me. I would spend hours in my woods just sitting on a branch or even utilizing Her to get out my anger, fears and find some peace within my chaotic internal world. I recently came across your book The Good Witches Guide at a local Barnes and Nobles and along with a couple other books purchased it. I always make a B line for the magikal and holistic sections. I’m not entirely sure why I wanted to reach out other to say thank you for following your path and to let you know I am amazed how much you have accomplished, done and all the knowledge you have accumulated. I have always wanted to create my own tinctures and healing remedies but other than purchasing a book when I can or splurging at a shoppe in Salem Mass, it seems impossible to me. Right now I am lying in my bed at 2:02 in the afternoon of December 23rd when I should be at my mothers for a makeshift Christmas with my twin sister Kelsey and one out of two of my brothers yet I feel unable or maybe unwilling I’m not sure at this point. I suffer from a chronic autoimmune disease where my white blood cells overactive and cause my body to go from physically functioning pretty normally to on deaths door in a matter of hours. I have shut myself off making myself less accessible to the world and the people inside of mine. I feel everything I do is part of my journey. I say “Just another thing to add to the memoir” not that I plan to write one but it’s a way to make sense of everything that has happened. Loona, I think you are an inspiration and a true light and force purposely placed here to learn and pass along your gathered and inherited knowledge. Thank you for writing this and for the dedicated hours that we’re undoubtedly placed into it. I hope one day I will find my path. Maybe I am on it right now.
    So mote it be

  2. Teresa Armstrong

    Hello Loona Wynd,

    My name is Teresa I just purchased and started reading The Good Witch’s Guide. I am very excited to learn because like you my daughter suffers from ADHD, depression, and social anxiety. I really want to see her happy.
    Thank you for writing this book I look forward to learning.
    Teresa Armstrong

    • They can be difficult to deal with. I hope you can find a treatment balance that works for her. I personally need a mixture of medication, therapy, and the energy/magic/spiritual work I do in order to be the best person I can be.

      I hope that the tips and tricks in my book and some of the remedies help you both live the best lives that you can. Good luck on your journey.

  3. Rachel Schumarker

    Greetings Loona, Today; you introduced yourself to me in finding the book, ” The Good Witch’s Guide. Then looking for you on line; to my surprise, my daughter Sarah, and you could be twins! Before finding this, I was already wanting to make contact with you. Because I always follow strong senses. I’m just fearless that way.- So, I have a short story I would like for you to know. And Yes, I am interested if you have a thought you could share.
    Long ago, two white Unicorns came to me during my sleep. I watched them step toward the window I was standing in. They stopped and looked at me and I felt their spirits were telling me, Yes they came for me to follow their spirits. I was in my early 20’s and now at 65, I’m always looking to see them again. l very much believe in the abilities of the energies of herbs,stones,and the animal kingdom.While reading not only your book I just mentioned; I’m also reading The Green Witch and The Witch’s book of Self-Care by Arin Murphy-Hiscock.
    My Familys’ line is largely Scot and a little Irish with a touch of German.
    I’m in the hope, you’ll give me your insight about my cherished visitors.
    I think I’m about to open a long-time desired door. And I’m going to grow younger!
    I’ll be listening and with Hope.Guidance is what I prayed for and I’m so grateful to have found you.

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