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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…

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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 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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Simple Spell for the New Moon In Virgo

September 30, 2016

Simple Spell for the New Moon in Libra Libra is the sign of relationships. For people who have Libra featured prominently in their chart, their work is to find balance and equanimity within their relationships. But just because they’re working on it doesn’t mean they’ve achieved it yet. As we all know, there’s always room for improvement — just ask a Virgo. Tonight is the second New Moon of the month, which makes it a Black Moon. Black is the…

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