Aranon has a been Pagan for over 35 years and out of the broom closet for over 20 years. He has been as a volunteer chaplain for multi faith and pagan services while in the military, and to local veterans and the community since his medical retirement from the military in April 1996. He was also a part of the establishment of the military Pagan circles now present in the Ft. Carson, Air Force Academy, and Ft. Hood areas.
He is an Author, Warrior/Priest, Seeker, Mystic, Elder and “Olde World Wytch” among other things. He also holds Certifications as a Master Instructor, Master Gardner, Master Herbalist and training/degrees in 8 various magickal/mystical traditions.
Aranon strives to find new things to observe and see the wonder in each day. He is an eternal Student of Life and Teacher of the Olde Ways and he is of Native American and Celtic European decent.
His exposure to and study of many pagan traditions and spiritual paths during the years of his travels give a unique perspective in his oratory. His past certifications as an instructor/teacher along with life experiences immerses the listener in an interactive experience of learning and participation.
He is the Father of Sancturary, a multi-acre Tilth, Smallholding and Spiritual Retreat in the Foothills of the Ozark Mountains of Central Arkansas. He is presently involved in the administration of Sancturary along with improvements on the property and is compiling research data and other materials for the publishing of upcoming pagan related reference material.