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9/30/17 Adoration of Venus Ceremonial Workshop

September 26, 2017

Dear Ones,    Please join astrologer Stuart Krimko and I this Saturday afternoon for a Ceremonial Workshop on behalf of the planetary energy of Venus. We’ll be learning about her, discussing her, and creating more of her energy in the world through our participation.    More On Venus    Venus rules Eros; she is the connecting force in the universe. She is magnetism, she is allure, she is the force that brings things together. Venusian energy is the exact opposite of coercion.…

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9/25/17 Magical Praxis: Holding Coins (Tarot Workshop)

September 24, 2017

In tarot, the suit of coins or pentacles describes the process of making. Making money. Making food. Making art. Making babies. Making a home. By studying the suit of coins, we can learn how to sustain and nourish ourselves, how to bring a project to fruition, and how to find healthy ways to grow. Come to the Magical Praxis workshop tonight to learn how to utilize this energy in practical ways. Choose a card for your altar. Understand why you’re…

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A Cure for Despair – Simple Spell for the New Moon in Virgo

September 19, 2017

  A few days ago, I was talking to a new friend who’s super active in the world of social justice. Despite the fact that healing the world is her life’s work, she spoke of how sometimes she’s filled with despair. She sees racism in everyone and everything, including herself. She sees it in every institution. She sees systematic injustice everywhere. Pollution everywhere. The military industrial complex and the corruptive spores of capitalism infiltrating every aspect of our lives. Similarly, I have clients…

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9/21/17 – Ceremonial Breathwork: Finding Your Root (Workshop)

September 13, 2017

Generally, I hold these Ceremonial Breathwork sessions about once per month. Each session focuses on an issue that I’ve been working on personally or that’s been coming up a lot with my clients. This month, the focus is grounding, or, finding your root. Personally, because I spend so much time working on the computer, I find myself pulled out of my body and into the weird, frantic space of the internet. Grounding practices help me reconnect with my body, and…

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Grounding Sessions – Special Offer for the Month of September

September 12, 2017

This month, I’m offering some very special Grounding Sessions to help you reconnect with the parts of yourself you feel like you’ve lost. Grounding is about re-establishing a sense of safety, a connection with the earth, with our body, with the things that nourish us, and the people who love us. When we’re grounded, we take care of our bodies, and the earth itself. Grounding means not making decisions based on what other people might think of you, or out…

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8/28/17 Magical Praxis: Tarot’s Major Arcana (Divination 2 Workshop)

August 17, 2017

In Tarot, the Major Arcana cards are the 22 archetypal images that set the Tarot apart from a regular deck of playing cards. These universal archetypes are paradigms that exist in the realm of consciousness; they find their way into existence through our lives and actions. Once we’ve figured out which of the Tarot archetypes is currently at work in our lives, we are well on our way to solving its riddle and knowing what course of action we should take.…

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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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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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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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