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!

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Weekly Witch Review #65 : Fierce Grace, Shakey Graves, Pop Culture Paganism, Dandelion Medicine & 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... 



Inner Visions : A Lesson In Lucid Dreaming.

Pop Culture Paganism.

Swoon-A-Rooni.... Madly in LOVE with Pippa Small's Jewel Toned Bohemian Home...


How To Get To The 4th Dimension.

NEW(!) from Danielle Laporte & guaranteed to be an Instant Classic : The Magick Of Giving Up.

Our emotions often have a physical component to them (you might argue that they ALWAYS have a physical component to them), so- it's important to understand how to reconnect with your body after trauma.

Carrie-Ann Moss presents 11 Steps To Fierce Grace.

This super stylin' "Laurel Canyon" Look Book has me hooked on the idea that EVERY Hippie Witch NEEDS to document this summer with his/her own Look Book...



Elliott Hulse on London Real : The Body Is The Mind.

Goddess Circle Etiquette.

Awww… Go, Little Bubbas! Go! Go! Be Wild! Be Free!

Would you like to see a tiny owl take a bath? Of course you would!

(video) The latest love of my life = SHAKEY GRAVES. This is the kind of sound that comes from the most unusual gift of curiosity, playfulness, passion & JOY. You can’t rip it off or try to make it your own, because it’s NOT yours. It is bred with an intense authenticity that defies reproduction. The best you can do is use it as fuel for your own creative fire...

And- because one Shakey Graves video is not even close to being enough- I invite you now to Roll The Bones. OBSESSED. \m/

Mermaids are the sacred essence of womanhood, including everything that is sweet and beautiful and, most importantly, everything terrifying and powerful – basically everything feminine that scared the bejeesus out of the priests and god-fearing chaps of the past... 7 Badass Mermaid Priestess Secrets.

Shape-Shifting Constellations.

WiTCHY VLOG OF THE WEEK : Susun Weed on Dandelion Medicine...



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




Thursday, July 30, 2015

Witches Who Run With The Wolves : An In Depth Psycho-Spiritual Exploration Of One Of This Century's Most Beloved Books...




"If you don't go out in the woods, nothing will ever happen and your life will never begin." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD

Going "out into the woods" is an amazing thing to do in the most literal sense.
I mean...  

HELLO TREES & MOTHER NATURE!!!

But- it's also the most important soul food on a metaphorical level, which means...

Get your hands dirty!!!  

Jump into your own life with both feet, your whole heart, and give it everything you've got!

That- to me- is what creating the kickass life of your dreams is all about...

Live. Live. REALLY Live.

And- if you need a guide for living your life in a way that is wonderfully wild and truly free, I can think of no better read than Clarissa Pinkola Estes's "Women Who Run With The Wolves".

That is why I dedicated an entire month to exploring this book here at KiCKASS WiTCH.

And now- as a result- look what we've got!!!

This handy dandy pile of stuff for anytime we need a lil' refresher...



WOLF LiNKS : Kickass Resources For A Witchy Re-Wilding :


THE RETURN OF THE SOUL : Witches Who Run With The Wolves...

THE RUSTiC WiTCH : A Doll, The Pentacle & Star-Shaped Seeds Of Creative Potential.

Swan Symbolism In Tarot, The Magick Of Finding Your Tribe + One Kickass Audio Recording Of A Real Live Witch Reading "The Ugly Duckling"...

EROTOSCOPE : Breast Squishing, Flower Pot Humor And The Raunchiest Thing I've Ever Said Online...

HiPPiE WiTCH RADiO : Soul Retrieval (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4)...


BOOK NERD : Kickass Quotes From Women Who Run With The Wolves...



+ Also- if you'd like to be a part of the kickass witchy circle that has gathered around
The Psycho-Spiritual Wheel Of The Year, you can do that HERE.

MUCH LOVE & NAMASTE, Witches... Arooooooooooo!!!! -xo

Monday, July 27, 2015

BOOK NERD : Kickass Quotes from Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD (Part 4 of 4)...



One of many reasons this book is so valuable is the way it repeatedly says...  

"See that pain you've got there? You can use that!"

You can use your pain to transform your life and the lives of others who come in contact with you or the products of your creative life.

It encourages you to have a creative life, to make things that make you and others come alive. 

It removes the shame from your game, so that you can get down to the business of playing.

It asks that you play, because playing is good medicine.

That too is why it invites you to cry and laugh and tell wild stories.

The most important story it encourages you to tell is your own, placing you front & center in your own legend, a fairy tale of your own making, and the way you tell a story like that is in the living of it.

Of course, this is your birth right, but so many of us forget that and start behaving as though we are powerless victims of circumstance or other people.

We forget that we hold the power to shape our own lives.

So- it's good to remember that, and Women Who Run With The Wolves is an excellent reminder...



"If a story is a seed, then we are its soil." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD

"No sentient being in this world is allowed to remain innocent forever. In order for us to thrive, our own instinctive nature drives us to face the fact that things are not as they first seem. The wild creative function pushes us to learn about the many states of being, perception, and knowing." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD

"...the psyche is a grinder of ideas; it masticates concepts and breaks them down into usable nourishment. It takes in raw material, in the form of ideas, feelings, thoughts, and perceptions, and breaks them open in a way that makes them usable for our nourishment." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD  

 
"Secrets, like fairy tales and dreams, also follow the same energy patterns and structures as those found in drama. But secrets, instead of following the heroic structure, follow the tragic structure." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD  

"The secrets a woman keeps are almost always heroic dramas that have been perverted into tragedies that go nowhere." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD  

"The way to change a tragic drama back into a heroic one is to open the secret, speak of it to someone, write another ending, examine one's part in it and one's attributes in enduring it. These learnings are equal parts pain and wisdom. The having lived through it is a triumph of the deep and wild spirit." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD  

"Everyone makes poor choices in words or deeds before they know any better and before they realize what the consequences will be. There is nothing on this planet or in this universe that is outside the bounds of forgiveness. Nothing." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD  

"The Self is not a punitive force that rushes about punishing women, men, and children. The Self is a wildish God who understands the nature of creatures." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD 


"Even raw and messy emotions can be understood as a form of light, crackling and bursting with energy. We can use the light of rage in a positive way, in order to see into places we cannot usually see." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD 

"All emotion, even rage, carries knowledge, insight, what some call enlightenment. Our rage can, for a time, become teacher... a thing not to be rid of so fast, but rather something to climb the mountain for, something to personify via various images in order to learn from, deal with internally, then shape into something useful in the world as a result..." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD 


"Allowing oneself to be taught by one's rage, thereby transforming it, disperses it. One's energy returns to use in other areas, especially the area of creativity." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD 

"In physical post-trauma work, we know that the sooner injury is dealt with, the less its effects spread or worsen. Also the more quickly a trauma is contained and dealt with, the faster the recovery time. This is true for psychological trauma as well." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD  

"...one can be generous and fierce at the same time. One can be reticent and valuable. One can protect one's territory, make one's boundaries clear, shake the sky if need be, yet be available, accessible, engendering all at the same time." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD  


"Tears are a river that take you somewhere. Weeping creates a river around the boat that carries your soul-life. Tears lift your boat off the rocks, off dry ground, carrying it downriver to someplace new, someplace better." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD  

"The wild force of our soul-psyches is shadowing us for a reason. There is a saying from medieval times that if you are in descent, and pursued by a great power- and if this great power is about to snag your shadow, then you too shall become a power in your own right." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD  

"When we come out of the underworld after one of our undertakings there, we may appear unchanged outwardly, but inwardly we have reclaimed a vast and womanly wildness. On the surface we are still friendly, but beneath the skin, we are most definitely no longer tame." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD



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