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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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3 September 2017 – Oracle Hour with Special Guest Edgar Fabian Frias

September 8, 2017

Meet mutant magician Edgar Fabian Frias. We recently had a chat on the Oracle Hour, my bi-monthly radio show on KCHUNG, wherein we discussed: the queer art of spell crafting the colonization of Southern California ports the nepantla in-between spaces of mutants how to trust you’re on the right course in life crystal divination – especially using obsidian Wixarika shamanism “Give US Home Spider,” Edgar’s upcoming ritual performances in Pacific Standard Time (!!) and more! Tune in and hear how Edgar…

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6 August 2017 – Oracle Hour with guest Sarah Faith Gottesdiener

August 10, 2017

On this episode of Oracle Hour I sit down for a chat with Sarah Faith Gottessdiener: rock star witch, graphic designer, punk priestess, and creator of the outrageously popular Many Moons Workbook.  Here we discuss our go to tarot decks; the uses of struggle; tarot and the Strength Card; numerology; finding your right place; tarot and the body; using tarot for magic; using tarot to help you find things hidden in plain sight; making magic non-binary; the pros and cons…

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7/20/17 Ceremonial Breathwork: Claim Confidence Workshop

July 3, 2017

When I was an undergrad at dance school, most of the boy dancers would really claim their confidence. Many of the boys could barely turn a pirouette or point their foot and still they’d get out on the floor to do their combinations all like, “Watch this!” At the same time, often girl dancers with years more experience, able to turn five pirouettes without batting an eye, would mutter about their own imperfections, not wanting to draw attention to themselves.…

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

July 2, 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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8/12/17 – Business Basics for Healers and Creative Entrepreneurs – Workshop

July 1, 2017

Why don’t those high school career aptitude tests have any option for professional witch? Do you: Love mythology, folk and fairy tales? Feel your heart swell when you see an especially friendly piece of Spirit Quartz? Consider Gaia your girlfriend? Identify wholeheartedly as a feminist? Love to write, move, and make things? Want to help people find their biggest, most bad ass beautiful self? Believe allopathic medicine is not the only path towards healing? Feel able to hold space for…

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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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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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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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