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Magic, Occult, Ritual, Tarot

The Norns, Wyrd and Hyndla

Samhain is a Time for the Ancestors In the Autumn season leading up to Samhain, we slip into the time of the thinning veil and of magic. This is the season where I feel the ancestors tugging at my heartstrings. I am deep in the work of unwinding my lineage and slowly identifying the myths… Continue reading The Norns, Wyrd and Hyndla

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Magic, Tarot

Reading Tarot is a Practice not a Skill

Tarot is an ever unfolding journey. It isn't a study that you become expert at after so much time, tests, classes or structured “learning” (or should I say memorizing?). Tarot is not stagnant, it is not linear, it is not universally fixed in its meanings. Symbols are not easily defined, intuition and personal interpretation hold… Continue reading Reading Tarot is a Practice not a Skill

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Magic, Occult, Tarot

Artists Who Explored the Occult in Art and Life

Many of these women were carving out their own styles in their art and diverging from the trends of the time. As women and esoteric practitioners, they were isolated in their art and life. These women were inspirations and path-pavers for ways of living and creating. In building bridges between their spirituality and their artistic… Continue reading Artists Who Explored the Occult in Art and Life

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Magic, Occult, Tarot

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark: Finding Our Shadow with the Tarot

"When you light a candle it also casts a shadow." -Ursula le Guin What is the shadow? The shadow is the hidden parts of yourself that lie deep in your subconscious. The shadow is compiled of all the things we repress. The shadow holds the old internalized traumas, wounds and pains that still fester inside… Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark: Finding Our Shadow with the Tarot

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Magic

Reclaiming the Names We Choose to Call Ourselves in Sacred Authenticity

It seems to me that they tried to hide me from myself. "They" being my parents, their church, the school, the culture. How they could identify me so quickly I do not know. Perhaps they did not really know themselves, but the panic that overwhelms and fills a person when their dogma is questioned, must… Continue reading Reclaiming the Names We Choose to Call Ourselves in Sacred Authenticity