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7/31/17 – Magical Praxis: Trust Yourself (Divination 1)

June 26, 2017

You see a bunch of psychics and they all tell you you’ll get the thing you want and then… you don’t. Every five minutes you get a new sign that you and your beloved are supposed to be together buuuuut… s/he doesn’t return your phone calls. You have a strong intuition that you should do a certain thing — move to a new country, quit your job, talk to a specific agent about your book — but when you do……

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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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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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