Hello all! I'd like to see this forum get some movement, so let's start with some introductions. I'm (if you didn't know) Papa Hood, or Naag Loki Shivanath. I get a lot of questions about why I don't 'pick a name' or use my birth name, and the answer to both is simple: Papa is a title that was conferred on me when I initiated into the Obeah priesthood many years ago. At the time, I had a friend and our inside joke was that I was always wearing a hood. She called me Mr. Hood until I got initiated, when she said 'i guess now you have to be Papa Hood.' and it stuck. Naag Loki Shivanath came many years later, when I achieved a certain level of initiation in my tantric order, but most people don't know how to pronounce it or don't know if they should call me Naag, Loki, or what. So I use it as my author pseudonym and use Papa Hood for my professional presence. As for why I don't use my birth name, well, I value my privacy.
But I digress... I am a necromancer, a geomancer, a medium, and so many other things! I've studied as many branches of magick as I can, with all respect to their original cultures and practices, but in the end, I find my home in three places: as a Tantric Aghori, as a Quimbandeiro, and as a Necromancer. These three go hand in hand, and they truly speak to my heart. I don't really teach in those arts, not yet, but I am happy to give advice and to allow you to partake of their benefits without seeking full initiation through my products and services. And yes, obviously I have a shop, so I do make money off of my work, but I'm usually just as happy to advise you on steps you can take yourself before dropping money on a professional.
I also enjoy swimming, scuba diving, reading profusely, playing games with my kids, and watching slasher movies.
Now it's your turn! Tell me about you, ask me about me, or both!