Browsing Category:

Magic

Blog Events Magic Uncategorized Workshops

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,…

Continue Reading

Blog Events Magic Workshops

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…

Continue Reading

art Blog Events Magic Performance

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…

Continue Reading

Astrology Blog Events Magic Magical Praxis Tarot Workshops

29 Dec 2016 – Magical Praxis: Tarot Spells for the New Year

December 27, 2016

Magical Praxis: Tarot Spells for the New Year will take place on Thursday the 29th at 7:30pm  and is the workshop for you if you want to: focus on professional and financial success this year establish better structures in your life to support your intended achievements create a spell using the tarot learn more about how Jupiter and Saturn may affect you in the coming year make 2017 the year of taking responsibility for creating the life you want for yourself…

Continue Reading

Astrology Blog Magic

Simple Spells: Full Moon in Gemini

December 13, 2016

  Use the juice of today’s Full Moon to communicate the big idea you were conceiving on the New Moon last month. Let me break it down for you… On November 28th, the moon was new and passing through Sagittarius the Archer’s fiery blaze. The energy of the New Moon helps us set intentions, which we do either consciously or unconsciously. So look at whatever theme was going on in your life on the 28th of November (check your text…

Continue Reading

About the Oracle Featured Magic

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,…

Continue Reading

art Blog Intelligence Magic Press Writing

The Rise of the L.A. Art Witch

December 2, 2016

Witches or Witch-curious folks! Check out my recent piece in CARLA on the power of witchcraft in the Los Angeles art world. “More and more frequently we’re seeing contemporary artists utilize the methodologies of witchcraft in their practice, largely because, by its very nature, witchcraft is a political and creative act commanding power back into the hands of people who have historically been banished from the inner circles of cultural authority.” Art Witches unite! Read the article here. Or pick…

Continue Reading

art Blog Events Intelligence Magic Performance

13 November – Witchcraft Lecture and Performance at the Hammer

November 12, 2016

So honored and thrilled to be a part of artist Lara Schitnger’s two day program at the Hammer Museum on Sunday. Swing by, everyone! I will be giving a lecture on the practices of contemporary witchcraft. Following that, I will lead a closing ceremony created in collaboration with Lara to activate her Suffragette City sculptures. The ceremonial performance is called “Yes Means Yes!” and was inspired by the movement within feminist circles to celebrate women’s enthusiastic sexual consent. “Yes means…

Continue Reading

About the Oracle Blog Featured Magic

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…

Continue Reading

About the Oracle Blog Featured Magic Writing

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…

Continue Reading