My name is Lara Veleda Vesta and I am an artist, writer, storyteller and educator living in Portland, Oregon.
My explorations include dís-ability, rites of passage, ancestral mythology, folklore and the sacred creative. I am the author of The Moon Divas Guidebook: Spirited Self-Care for Women in Transition, the Moon Divas Oracle, The Runic Feminine (forthcoming, 2021) and the creator/facilitator of many courses at the Wild Soul School, including Myth as Healer and Ancestral Connection. I live with Myalgic Encephalomeylitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Prior to my illness I was a university professor teaching classes in English and writing.
I share my studies, classes, creations and path as gifts and am supported in this offering by an incredible Patron community and the generous contributions of other donors.
As of 2020 I have returned to my PhD program left during years of severe disability with the intention of slowly working toward my degree in Philosophy and Religion. My research interests include the use of non-religious ritual in community creation, the feminine in rune history, and reparative ancestor work.