Your Business Doesn’t Need Your Authenticity

Why Your Business Doesn't Need Your Authenticity: Eight Ways to Inject Magic Instead Marketing experts love to speak about 'authenticity’, as do folks in the networks and structures set up to support women starting out in business. But…

Rose Quartz – a ritual for self-love

Rose Quartz - a simple ritual for deep self-love. This journey with will connect you with the energy of unconditional love and acceptance, and brings it with you into the 'real world' as you return to normal life. It ends with a meditation…

Be the witch

My tarot card drawn this morning is the Ace of Cups: become conscious of Spirit, the guiding force, and allow it to speak. Be the witch. It’s been a tiresome few weeks, including childhood trauma retriggered, oceans of mud, and a spiral…

A New Moon Bathing Ritual – your step-by-step guide

After performing this exact New Moon bathing ritual in October (adapted from the far more rigorous version from Sphere & Sundry), I sat in my nightgown on the lawn under the cloudless night sky, eating a square of dark chocolate while…

All Saints Day – St Nicholas ritual for the dead

This ritual for the dead calls in the power of an experienced and effective intermediary: St Nicholas. And All Saints Day - November 1st - is the perfect day to do it. St Nicholas worked and continues to work with and for the dead. If the…

Memento Mori – remember you will die

A Memento Mori ritual - to remember you will die. There's a lot going on this Saturday - a full moon in Taurus and The Addams Family watch party. But remember death... after all, this is what this festival is all about. Espoused by…

The Big Fail

Fifteen years ago, or so, I started a blog with the simple intention to write about whatever interested me. Soon that came to include knitting. I took nice photos of my knitwear and wrote about my projects. I came across independent…

Constriction

Today, I will give you my absolutely winning but also unorthodox method for dealing with anxiety around money. The day before yesterday I was in an absolute pickle. Being tossed to and fro by worry, annoyance, even rage; unable to seize…

White Horses

I want to write “It was the first time that I truly followed my intuition” although of course that is not true. But I do think it was the first time that I consciously decided to just follow a pull without questioning ‘why’ too much, or…

Normality is Suspended

Normality is suspended until further notice. Everything you thought you knew is wrong. Will you evolve? Or die on the hill of your own creation? What ideas of your self must you slough off in order to flourish on the other side? A useful…

Love Letter

As soon as I have published here I will compose a love letter. This relationship has struggled greatly over the years but after much work and willingness to change, it is now very secure and nurturing. With my fountain pen, on heavy paper,…

A Meditation for Anxiety

I’ve recorded a guided meditation for you because this practice is not widely known and helps me tremendously on days when I struggle under the weight of anxiety. Thankfully, those days are relatively few and far between; but it was not…

Memento Mori

Memento mori. Or, remember: you will die. Possibly today. The idea, central to Socratic philosophy has been practiced for centuries and is currently espoused by celebrated modern thinkers. And as an happy aside, it obviously combines…

Magical Consciousness: a primer

I’m keen to write about miracle farming, but first it is important to speak about magical consciousness. You have heard, I expect, of the reticular activation system. Personally I have been lectured on the subject by uninspiring business…

Loving Your Shadow

I had in mind to write a lovely essay for you on magical consciousness and the benefits of previous experience of psychedelics and/or manic states. But my office is already overheating and I must go and recline in a shaded hammock. .…

Skulls & Pearls

Daily affirmations. (*groan*) I KNOW. Although it pains me to deploy such a hackneyed trope, I am also forced to admit it has been remarkably effective. Five minutes three times a day is the goal. Twice a day is the reality. I added these…

Renewal of Word

When my magic doesn’t work - when I’ve been trying to create something for weeks and nothing seems to be incoming - it’s time to renew my word. You see, in order to be a powerful magician, our word must mean something in the world. If, in…

The Unicorn

I was quite clear (though, you will see, not clear enough), that owning equines was a *long term* goal. The way it happened was this: My sister gave me a card about ponies, for my birthday in July. Also, I had been playing around with…

Dream gateway

Dear Uncle Carl (Jung) taught us that, until we make the unconscious conscious, it will direct our lives and we will call it fate. . I have very much enjoyed getting to know my own Inner Other a little better by, nightly, inviting her to…

Denying your Magic

Ways to tell if you’re denying your absolute magic (I just wanted to hold that colour in my hand): . ☾ You fear the future and the unknown ☾ You believe yourself to be powerless ☾ You mistrust and ignore your intuition ☾ You don’t have…

Helter Skelter

To begin practicing magic, you will need: - a vivid imagination (even if slightly atrophied from under-use) - the ability to concentrate for short periods of time - a willingness to make mistakes and laugh about it. Now I see it written…

Mugwort in my Way

For several weeks I’ve been infusing oil with, drinking, and even occasionally smoking mugwort, a sacred herb used to assist divination, sleep and lucid dreaming, and is used for smudging for protection and purification just like sage. My…

Trickster Energy

Like you, I struggle with perfectionism and procrastination. Like you, I’m no stranger to imposter syndrome. But I have good news, the antidote: Trickster Energy. The concept entered my awareness in Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Big Magic…

The Birthday Card

My sister gave me this card. It's the perfect card for me, because I *pined* for a pony in my childhood and now as a grown-ass woman I still kind of pine for one, but in another much more real sense I've realised the dream, because me and…

The Fool

If miracles are one of the best things we can imagine… and if they are unpredictable, life-changing, divinely-orchestrated events… how can I experience more of them? That’s how it began. About a year ago, a spark woke up in me. An interest…

Altar to the Sun

I’ve been feeling impotent in what I can do to effectively, practically, support Black Lives Matters and add my outrage to the groundswell of change. I don’t have an audience, so amplifying black voices in my stories feels - futile. I…