Tales from a Torchbearer

The goal of this blog is to promote free thinking in a society that tells us who and what we are supposed to be and how we are to love, live and believe.

The Nephilim Rising™ was birthed from excessive creative energy that needed an outlet.

This is a place that welcomes all paths; all those who wish to step outside the confines of mainstream society and seek their own personal truth.

Jaclyn Cherie has her roots in Upstate New York.

She wears many hats as a Creatrix, Author, Witch, Word Alchemist, Shaivite Hindu and Torchbearer.

A lifelong, hereditary Witch with over 20 years of hands on experience, Jaclyn draws wisdom from her Elders, Ancestors and Deities.

As a Shaivite Hindu who believes equally in Shaktism, Eastern Philosophy has played an integral role in shaping who she is and what she believes.

Influenced heavily by the Dark Goddesses, Mighty Hekate, Spirits of Death and Liminal spaces; she acts as a key to the other side and is a conduit for their messages.

Finding her Muses in the most unusual places and people, she strives to tell raw, real stories of Magick, the human condition, and, her favorite topic, rebellion.

As the Owner and Creatrix of The Nephilim Rising all written content here and items in the Shop are the end result of her creative madness.

Jaclyn is a Contributing Writer for The House of Twigs  where she is also an Instructor for The House of Twigs: School of Ritual 

Her written work expands beyond the scope of this blog and has manifested into several Anthologies.

The first, released through Black Moon Publishing in September, 2016, was Lucifer: The Light of the Aeon

Her second Anthology, also released through Black Moon Publishing in March, 2017, was Songs of the Black Flame

Straying a bit from her usual topics, Jaclyn teamed up with Girl God Books  and has released titles through them including:

Inanna’s Ascent: Reclaiming Female Power

Original Resistance: Reclaiming Lilith, Reclaiming Ourselves which has been turned into a Women’s Circle; Jaclyn is one of several chosen Facilitators.

Warrior Queen: Answering the Call of The Morrigan

In September 2021 In Defiance of Oppression: The Legacy of Boudicca will be released, and Jaclyn had the honor of writing the preface.

Stay tuned for upcoming projects brewing in the cauldron!

Preferring a mixture of Shadow and Light, her Magick and writing are a reflection of this; it is in the Darkness that she found her true form and the Light where she is cyclically reborn.

Carpe Diem, Carpe Noctem, Carpe Omnia

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