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Hey Jealousy! — Oracle Appears in The Millions

June 15, 2017

Morrissey wasn’t wrong when he said, “We hate it when our friends become successful.” I don’t think there’s a creative person alive who hasn’t felt that pang when one of their friends lands some big show, or some grant, or some great publishing deal. Jealousy double hurts because a) you want something you don’t have, and b) you feel guilty for envying a friend who finally got something THEY wanted. If this experience sounds familiar, you need to read this…

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Workshop: Writing Is Magic – May 13, 2017

May 8, 2017

Many artists create themselves. We are born middle class, or broke. We don’t choose our nationality, our gender or our race. Even though I’m sure many folks I know would consider me New Age, I don’t believe we choose our parents in some pre-birth akashic social contract. We get dropped into life from the mysterious Beyond. Our karma was created by our ancestors, we don’t get a choice in it. When we arrive here on planet earth, our only recourse,…

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27 March 2017 – Magical Praxis: Binding Spells

March 23, 2017

There are countless reasons you might need a Binding Spell: You have a meeting with your agent and your worried he’s going to drop you Your ex keeps texting you Bi Polar comments ranging from abuse, to declarations of love, to inquiries about the health of your cat Your co-worker consistently undermines you at meetings using passive aggressive language about how whimsical you are and how she wishes she could be more like you and let whatever she thinks just…

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24 March 2017 – Occult Performance in San Diego

March 22, 2017

Blessed Be: A Night of Occult Performances Celebrating occult performance and programming throughout the year focused on the occult, mysticism, and the unknown, San Diego Art Institute will once again put the “cult” in “culture”. This event will feature new performances by Amanda Yates Garcia (The Oracle of Los Angeles), Molly Jo Shea, and Angela Jennings, exploring themes as diverse as internet scams and hypnotism, goddesses of civilization, and the sacred and profane. Also throughout the evening, audience members will have…

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Tarot 101 Workshop – 3/19/17

March 8, 2017

The Tarot speaks through images, symbols and stories. By illuminating hidden patterns in your life, it offers possibilities for transformation. Find answers, cultivate personal empowerment, and identify unknown obstacles as well as untapped gifts by practicing this historic method of divination. The 2.5 hour introductory workshop will include: A short meditation to cultivate your intuition A brief lecture on the history of tarot Group discussion practice in reading the Tarot using Visual Thinking Strategies, an evidence-based close-looking practice developed by…

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To Hex or Not To Hex

February 24, 2017

You’ve probably seen the viral article going around about hexing Trump tonight at midnight EST. A hex is a magical working performed with the intention of causing someone harm. It’s essentially a psychic assault. Most witches I know don’t do hexes. The idea of assaulting someone, even an enemy, just doesn’t seem that appealing. Witches tend to love pleasure and have better things to do with their time — like protesting, practicing Tantra with their lover, talking with their bestie…

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2/27/17 Magical Praxis: Crystal Kink

February 20, 2017

  Crystals find you when you’re ready. In my case, like every good witch, I liked crystals. In New Age shops, I flirted with translucent milky green calcite, made of the same stuff as mollusks. I’d fondle aragonite, fingering its russet star clusters and then coyly walk away. But there comes a point in every art witch’s life when she tips from a mild crush on crystals to a full blown stalker level obsession. That’s when you know crystals have…

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Creative Blocks, Begone! Working with the Full Moon in Leo + Eclipse

February 10, 2017

Full Moon in Leo + Eclipse asks you: “How can you overcome the material circumstances obstructing the full expression of your creativity?” The Moon is the moody, swiftly changing, silvery being that pulls tide, that coaxes our physical cycles of fertility, that turns us into werewolves, that illuminates our darkest hours. Our Moon is our mood. And when the Moon is in Leo, she’s waving the banner of creativity and courage and asking us to follow her lead. Leo is…

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6 February 2017 – Shamanic Trance Breathwork

February 2, 2017

Experience a connection with your authentic, unmediated self through Shamanic Trance Breathwork. By participating in the ceremony, you can: Release tension and trauma you’re holding in your body Clear stuck energy and outdated patterns Overcome creative and psychological blocks Increase energy, clarity and relaxation Trigger the hypothalamus gland to release endorphins, creating a sense of well being that allows for positive transformation. If your spirit needs a reboot, come to the Shamanic Trance Breathwork ceremony this Monday evening. Spaces are…

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