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Dance, Magic, and Power Chords. (Becoming the Oracle – Part 4)

December 6, 2016

  Amsterdam, New Year’s Eve, 1997. As the clock in the city’s central square struck midnight, a roar of exultation went up through the crowd. Revelers twirled through the snow, embracing and kissing and beating their drums. I stood on the side, tears streaming down my cheeks. Staring into the cathedrals of city light reflecting off the clouds above, I prayed, “Please God, Goddess, Powers That Be, please send me someone to be with me. Let me find comfort somehow,…

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Wrong Sign? Or, How I Became the Oracle – Part 3

October 21, 2016

So, if you’re just tuning in, I was describing my time in Amsterdam at 20 years old. Broke, friendless, in the freezing cold, with the school that I’d gone there to attend boarded up and empty. I didn’t know it then, but I was about to begin a crash course in magic. My magical apprenticeship was going to teach me how to harness my desire… …triggering powerful signs and magical coincidences to help me… …get a steaming pile of frustration…

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How I Became the Oracle of Los Angeles (part 2)

October 10, 2016

In my last post, we left off in San Francisco. I was a 19-year-old stripper with a passion for dance, a prescription for psych meds, and a desire to see the world. I’d just had a dream where a tarot wielding magician told me to go to Amsterdam. With $2,000 saved up, I bought a one-way AirTran ticket for “anywhere in Europe” and landed in Paris ready for my grand tour. Following the advice of an Ouija board, I arrived in…

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How I Became the Oracle of Los Angeles — (part 1)

October 3, 2016

When I was 19 I had big dreams, but no idea what to do to accomplish them. My sense was that basically what you had to do was get involved with life. For me that meant: Moving to San Francisco on a whim and living in a big Edwardian house in the Western Addition with a chaos magician-cum-Big 5 Sporting Goods assistant manager; a clinically depressed baristo with a Leonard Cohen obsession; a speed addict who was hearing voices that…

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