KICKASS WITCH : Putting The "K" In Magick
Do you ever feel like there's a gigantic gap between the way you're living now and the life of your dreams? Do you sometimes wish you could wave a magick wand and all of your problems would just disappear so that you could finally step into the kickass life you know you were meant to lead? I can't promise you that transformation is as easy as waving a magick wand, but I do have quite a few tricks up my sleeve and am more than happy to share them with you here. So, chin up, Gorgeous, stick around and, most importantly... BELIEVE!

Monday, July 28, 2014

BOOK NERD WEEKLY : Kickass Quotes From The Path Of A Christian Witch by Adelina St. Clair

"There is no such thing as a Christian Witch"... that's how one man starts his scathing review of The Path Of A Christian Witch.

I feel a bit defensive when I see comments like that and really quite protective of this book.

I know that most Christians will say that a Christian can not be a Witch and many witches will say that a Witch can not be a Christian.

But they are wrong, as is evidenced by Adelina St. Clair's very existence. How can you argue with that?

If you are a person who feels conflicted about a Christian calling herself a Witch or vice versa, you stand to gain tremendous clarity by way of this simple, heartfelt book.

When I say it is simple, I do not mean that it is naive or shallow or the stuff of "new age fluffy bunnies", as the aforementioned reviewer tried to label it. It is simple, because it is without adornment and fanfare.

It is honest, personal, and quietly profound.

I guess that irritates some people, but if you yourself are a ChristoPagan of any stripe, you will no doubt adore this book.

I do not consider myself a Christo anything, but I was powerfully moved by it none the less. It helped to bridge the gap between the religion I grew up with, as well as the family I am still very much a part of, and the winding witchy path I find myself walking now...

"The rules I used to follow blindly simply crumbled to the ground... From now on, I would follow only my heart, and let the magic of the world surround me." -Adelina St. Clair

"...without Spirit, knowledge was just random information. It could never be wisdom." -Adelina St. Clair

A Witch walks the world in complete awareness. The whole world is her sacred sanctuary, and through the world she is connected to all that is. She sees in nature the expression of the Divine and she communes with it directly." -Adelina St. Clair

"I could meet others, learn about magic, celebrate the Goddess and the cycles of nature. I could dance around a circle and lift my hands up high in praise. I could be a Witch." -Adelina St. Clair

"I had joined Pagan circles to celebrate femininity; my church had spent centuries trying to eradicate it." -Adelina St. Clair 

"I had made a clear distinction in mind between the church as a political institution and the teachings of Christ. Often the two did not match, and I felt no obligation to follow the dictates of a church that did not follow Christ's teachings of love and humility." -Adelina St. Clair

"Jesus himself called this earthly body a temple. But it was not until I got interested in magic and the mysteries that I began to be interested in things of the body." -Adelina St. Clair

"Because our vibration is so important and because energy work goes through our body, as Witches it is extremely important that we take care of our body." -Adelina St. Clair

"Ground. Focus. Get a grip. Trust." -Adelina St. Clair

"I am a Christian Witch, a walking contradiction." -Adelina St. Clair

"Magic taught me the power of imagination, the most underrated of human abilities." -Adelina St. Clair

"I could feel what it might have been like to stand in Athena's temple or in a sacred grove. I bridged the worlds, keeping one foot on Earth and one hand in heaven." -Adelina St. Clair

The Holy Spirit is the invisible component of the Holy Trinity, the messenger of faith and the holy fire that stirs the imagination and the will." -Adelina St. Clair

"The Web is something you experience, not something you can understand with words. Once we get together and start resonating with others, we act like a single organism, working as a whole, each of us with our specific functions and purposes. That' where our purpose lies; to be in resonance with others. In isolation, we are just mechanics. Together, we fulfill a purpose. This is the mystery of the Web." -Adelina St. Clair

"I am keeping the Christian aspect because I have no reason to give it up. All my life I have been blessed in the most amazing way. Every time I have been in need of anything, I have been answered. For as long as I can remember, I have been talking to Jesus and Mary. I cannot turn my back on such a friendship" -Adelina St. Clair

"The greatest lesson that I have learned as a Christian Witch is that life is full of abundance and that blessings ever flow for those who cultivate peace." -Adelina St. Clair

"This is my credo, my way of life, the way I give thanks for my blessings." -Adelina St. Clair

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Weekly Witch Review #15 : A Mystic Warrior For Our Times, Kharma Bums, Seeing Dragons, A Psychedelic Makeover, Proof Of Reincarnation & More!

TGiF Witches...

Welcome to the latest edition of "The Weekly Witch Review", a kickass guide to all things new & exciting (or at least new & exciting to me) on the wonderfully wacky world wide web...

Welcome to the dollhouse... we are The Kharma Bums.

Super Groovy Cosmic Awesomeness!!! A former masonic lodge gets a psychedelic makeover.

Our Wild Abandon is my new favorite Instagram account. It charts the spectacularly photographed journey of two adventurous young women who ditched their safe, well established lives to hit the road in a vintage trailer they found on Craigslist for $1,600 and promptly christened, "Bobby Jean"...

The Witchy Mommy on seeing dragons & releasing the inner fire.

My favorite Lilou Mace interview by far is the one she did years ago with Navjit Kandola. There was just something about Navjit that sucked me in. She was utterly calm and graceful but still somehow buzzing with energy- an unforgettable force, really. So- I can not wait to tuck into this interview she just posted with Danielle Laporte. No doubt the groovy soul vibes will be vibing big time!

The Slow Path To A Beautiful Home...

Missoni Brand Ambassador, Margherita Maccapani Missoni, rocking her beautifully cluttered bohemian home.

Proof of reincarnation? Without learning it, a woman speaks a foreign language as it was spoken 150 years ago.

Lady Lorean Vigne (1932 - 2014) founded the Isis Oasis Sanctuary in 1978, which was dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis & officially recognized as a church in the state of California in 1996. She was a highly creative craftswoman, a wild cat enthusiast, and a devoted patron of the arts who was married to the Beat-era experimental filmmaker Dion Vigne...

Is astrology set to become the defining dogma of our time???

A report from a French physician in 1740 contains what is thought to be the oldest medical record of a near-death experience and was found by anthropologist Dr Phillipe Charlier in a book he picked up in an antique shop for around one dollar. You will probably not be surprised to learn that the NDE described within involved a pure, bright light... as most NDEs do. Coincidence? I think not.

Devotions To The Wild Woman...

Meister Eckhart : A Mystic-Warrior for Our Times... this looks like such a fascinating read, and I really enjoyed this interview with it's author, Matthew Fox.

WiTCHY VLOG OF THE WEEK : Allison Eckfeldt lists her favorite witchy books with a few charming mispronunciations and a whole lotta charisma...

Tuesday's Episode Of HiPPiE WiTCH : Magick For A New Age...

Monday, July 21, 2014

BOOK NERD WEEKLY : Kickass Quotes From The Witch Of Portobello by Paulo Coelho

You can learn plenty about life and love and magick from fiction. 

Paulo Coelho is a writer who has woven many mystical truths and life lessons throughout his enchanting life's work, and The Witch Of Portobello is a prime example of this.

It's one magnetic woman's tale told from multiple points of view, an unsolvable mystery, as all women are, a search for the truth and a powerful coming of age story.

It is a strange book that moves things around inside of you, and I like that, which is why I felt compelled to read it twice!

"Everyone's looking for the perfect teacher, but although their teaching might be divine, teachers are all too human, and that's something people find hard to accept. Don't confuse the teacher with the lesson, the ritual with the ecstasy, the transmitter of the symbol with the symbol itself." -Paulo Coelho

"... keep practicing. After a great deal of practice, we no longer think about all the necessary movements we must make; they become part of our existence. Before reaching that stage, however, you must practice and repeat. And if that's not enough, you must practice and repeat some more." -Paulo Coelho

"Pity those who seek for shepherds, instead of longing for freedom! An encounter with the superior energy is open to anyone, but remains far from those who shift responsibility onto others." -Paulo Coelho

"We are entering a new world in which we can choose to follow our own steps, not those that society forces us to take." -Paulo Coelho

"Now go back and meet all those people who you think know everything. Convince yourself that they're right, because we all know everything, it's merely a question of believing." -Paulo Coelho

"Don't be like those people who believe in 'positive thinking' and tell themselves that they're loved and strong and capable. You don't need to do that, because you know it already." -Paulo Coelho

"Instead of trying to prove that you're better than you think, just laugh. Laugh at your worries and insecurities. View your anxieties with humor. It will be difficult at first, but you will eventually get used to it." -Paulo Coelho

"Let go of the idea that the path will lead you to your goal. The truth is that with each step we take, we arrive." -Paulo Coelho

"In order for the more substantial pieces of wood to catch fire, the kindling must burn first. In order for us to liberate the energy of our strength, our weakness must first have a chance to reveal itself." -Paulo Coelho

"People read a lot of stories about witches, fairies, paranormals, and children possessed by evil spirits. They go to films showing rituals featuring pentagrams, swords, and invocations. That's fine, people need to give free reign to their imagination and to go through certain stages. Anyone who gets through those stages without being deceived will eventually get in touch with the Tradition." -Paulo Coelho

"Whenever a religion tightens it's rules, a significant number of people break away and go in search of more freedom in their search for spiritual contact." -Paulo Coelho

"If God is Mother, then we need only gather together with people and adore her through rituals intended to satisfy the female soul, ritual involving dance, fire, water, air, earth, songs, music, flowers, and beauty." -Paulo Coelho 

"During any dance to which we surrender with joy, the brain loses it's controlling power, and the heart takes up the reins of the body." -Paulo Coelho

"Everything moves, and everything moves to a rhythm. And everything that moves to a rhythm creates a sound. At this moment, the same thing is happening here and everywhere else in the world." -Paulo Coelho

"Many people in this world are merely playing a role, unaware that there is an Invisible Hand guiding them." -Paulo Coelho

"Charisma- the divine force that manifests itself in men and women. The supernatural power we don't need to show to anyone because everyone can see it, even usually insensitive people. But it only happens when we're naked, when we die to the world and are reborn to ourselves." -Paulo Coelho

"Just as this plant was transformed into tea, just as the water mingled with the plant, I bless you and ask the Great Mother that the spring from which this water came will never cease flowing, and that the earth from which this plant came will always be fertile and generous." -Paulo Coelho