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!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

EVERY WITCH WAY : An Interview With Suzanne Palmieri, Author of The Witch Of Little Italy & The Witch Of Belladonna Bay

Suzanne Palmieri is the epitome of a kickass witch!

Truly. She is all kinds of smart, driven, talented, funny, soulful and, of course, magickal.

She's also a prolific author with a bonafide publishing deal with a major publishing house. TWO, in fact, if you can believe that....

And you'd better believe it, because this woman is no joke, and soon you will be hearing her name everywhere!

This is exciting for a couple of reasons :

1. It's a beautiful thing to see genuine talent & gumption succeed.

2. She is living proof that publishing deals still exist.

My biggest takeaway from this interview is her genius take on Living On The Layaway Plan. It's a whole new paradigm for me, and I'm so enamored of it that I will most likely be doing a separate post on that sometime in the near future. So- stay tuned for that!

And- in the meantime, make yourself comfy & settle in for some seriously awesome conversation with a super inspiring woman...

Visit Suzanne's website to start the witchy reading NOW, and visit her blog, The Diary Of A Lost Witch, for some whacky, personal, riveting, sweet stuff to keep the inspiration going in your own life...

Monday, August 25, 2014

BOOK NERD WEEKLY : Kickass Quotes From Diary Of A Psychic : Shattering The Myths by Sonia Choquette

I believe that we are all psychic to one degree or another and that there is a lot you can do to enhance your natural psychic ability.

As with all gifts, some are born with more talent in this area than others, and some are blessed enough to have been raised in a family that actually nurtures and helps to further bring out one's psychic gifts.

Sonia Choquette was born into one such family. Her mother was a passionate psychic who taught her children from a very early age how to tap into the spirit world.

Sonia clearly adored her mother and all her subsequent teachers. Being a professional psychic seems to be her calling, if this book is to believed, and I do believe it. It's an autobiography and reads very much like a story, a tender, personal story, and I liked it very much. 

I read Diary Of A Psychic around the same time I listened to her audio book, Ask Your Guides, and I feel the two go very well together in terms of giving a solid overview of what the life of a professional psychic might look like, and, of course, for picking up some neat tricks for developing your own psychic gifts.

Many of the quotes below are actually quotes of quotes. They are the things that Sonia remembers her teachers saying to her over the years, and they're filled with little bits of wisdom for those of us willing to take them in...

"Having the spirits around was mostly a good thing, and I took great comfort in knowing they were there." -Sonia Choquette

"The psychic world is the unseen world, but it's not illogical. It follows a set of laws, just like the physical plane." -Sonia Choquette

" must turn your attention completely inward, absolutely stop talking in your mind, and listen. Just listen. And that's it. You will hear them." -Sonia Choquette

"You will mess up. Believe me, you will. There's no way around that. That's just the next classroom. You'll learn along the way." -Sonia Choquette

"I'd lived in France for many incarnations and was part of the tradition that designed the tarot as a means of retaining the secret wisdom of Hermes Trismegistus, especially during the Crusades and the Middle Ages, when esoteric and metaphysical teachings were at risk of being lost to the world forever." -Sonia Choquette

"It was an awesome and humbling experience to see how magnificent all people really are, even if we're in the process of creating a big mess of things." -Sonia Choquette

"I wanted happy endings for everyone. I was going to be a profound guide, teacher, and healer as well as a psychic. I was going to show people how to create the future they desired be learning how to make honest and correct choices instead of being careless and sloppy. I would do it by using my psychic gifts and sharing my own mistakes. We'd learn together." -Sonia Choquette

"Karma varies from soul to soul, but all souls have karma, and the root of all karmic lessons is to arrive at unconditional love for self and others." -Sonia Choquette

"All psychic experiences are really our soul reminding us not to become so hypnotized by the material plane or our egos or our personalities, that we forget that really we are spirit, co-creating with God." -Sonia Choquette

"...we have everything to do with what happens to us, and as spiritual beings we actually co-create with the Universe all the events we experience. Every one." -Sonia Choquette

"We cannot create what we cannot imagine. Conversely we always create what we do imagine." -Sonia Choquette

"...the goal of life is to learn to create what we really want, from our heart, because that's where our soul lives and expresses itself..." -Sonia Choquette

"We create in the heart, the emotional center, because desire is the engine and spark of creativity. We create what we desire with our whole heart and soul and what we give our individual attention to." -Sonia Choquette


Friday, August 22, 2014

The Weekly Witch Review #19 : The Secret To Becoming Psychic, A Bohemian Wedding, Animal Bones, Dandelion Rubber, Chaos Magick & 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...

I live by this & know it to be true... A big, luscious life comes from small, daily actions.

(video) It is no secret that I am obsessed with Robert Ohotto (genius!) or that I got my Youtube start by participating in Lilou Mace's 100 Day Reality Challenge, sooo... it probably will come as no surprise to you that I must insist (INSIST, I say!) that you sit down right now to watch this interview. So good.

Bohemian Bridal Fantasy Alert!!! How lovely are these SoulMakes wedding pics? Lovely Part One. Lovely Part Two. Lovely... Lovely... I do! I do!

A conversation with artist Michael Divine on the inner nature of art.

Does the "Old Magick" reject psychology? I am a person who is very much interested in the point where psychology & magick touch, so it was really interesting to get author Aaron Leitch's take on this.

All nature-luvin' witchy witches know that the humble dandelion can do damn near everything. It's food! It's medicine! It's tea! It's rubber for tires! Wait. What? Apparently tire-makers are racing to turn dandelions into rubber.

CHECK OUT Sarah Kate Istra Winter's witchy new booklet, Working with Animal Bones : A Practical and Spiritual Guide...

Working with Animal Bones introduces the reader to the biological 
processes which form bone; gives advice on how to find bones in a 
natural setting, and subsequently identify and thoroughly clean them; 
discusses the types of crafts that can be made with bones; and 
explores the history and modern practices involving the sacred use of 
animal bones, including divination. An annotated bibliography and 
list of online resources for collectors are also included.

How To Make A Cooling Herbal Compress In 3 Easy Steps.

So- you've heard of Women Who Run With The Wolves, right? What about Women Who Chill In Their Hipster Pads With Wolves While Trying On A Variety Of Bohemian-Cool Outfits & Jewelry & Platform Shoes & Shit?

Fun & Informative! The Ultimate Crazy Sexy Mascara Smackdown... Are there any brands that are non-toxic, cruelty-free & actually work?

FREAKY FACTOID : Some parts of California’s mountains have been uplifted as much as 15 millimeters (about 0.6 inches) in the past 18 months because the massive amount of water lost in the drought is no longer weighing down the land, causing it to rise a bit like an uncoiled spring.

The Secret To Becoming Psychic.

Just a pretty blog for some pretty witchy inspiration... Someday Dreaming

LOVE to get a variety of POVs on this kind of thing... 8 Scientists Contemplate The Role Of Human Consciousness In Science.

WiTCHY VLOG OF THE WEEK : Kelly-Ann Maddox aka The Four Queens on The Six Principles of Chaos Magick...

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