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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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Occult

The Pitfalls of Occult Capitalism

Social media gives everyone a platform and it highlights niche and obscure groups, turning them into trendsetters. This is happening in the occult/esoteric/witch/metaphysical/new-age world. With trends flooding people's social media pages of shiny crystals and multiple tarot decks and the trendiest clothes, the culturally ingrained need to acquire and to fit in creates a sort of… Continue reading The Pitfalls of Occult Capitalism

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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

Ritual, Tarot

Lammas / Lughnasadh

Lammas/ Lughnasadh August 1st First Harvest Lammas marks the first harvest festival in a succession of three. It is the halfway point between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox. The word Lammas comes from a word meaning “loaf-mass”. The Goddess as Grain Mother is celebrated. The seeds from harvest time will bring rebirth in the next… Continue reading Lammas / Lughnasadh