last year, in the midst of the cheeto’s supposed “win” of the elections, a friend introduced me to the most poignant poem by Adrienne Rich. i think i read it a hundred times, between tears. and each time i read it a new line struck a chord in me. so i decided to use it in an assignment given to me by my teacher, Camelia Elias. (as some … Continue reading an Adrienne Rich poem, and reading the cards
here sits my jar of ‘road opener oil’. i made it last night, so it will be steeping for at least another six nights as the moon wanes… down into the darkness of the scorpio new moon and halloween. eeeee! have i said how much i freaking love this time of year??? but i don’t care for this name ‘road opener oil’. i think i’ll call it … Continue reading oil for opening roads
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Last night I have concluded a 5-month long run of my online class Cards and Magic. I had a fabulous time, and judging by the comments upon closing from the people in the class, there’s great reason to celebrate. But here’s something that I can share with everyone else out here. The very last question in the live session was this:… Continue reading WHAT IS THE DEVIL TO YOU?
i just got a gorgeous new set of Tarot Cards. my fourth deck! i’m a junky? i like this set for the feeling of the art, and the way each suit tells a panoramic story. (that part is seriously dope. i’ve never seen a deck like that before.) the tone is whimsical & playful in a mysterious, fantasy-like way. they’re quite fun to look at, and … Continue reading TAROT (and a bit of Alan Watts)
i really love the incense i made. i can’t believe i created such a yummy smelling thing with whatever ingredients i had on hand. you guys! this feels heroic. yeah, it’s basically copal, with some added goodies. (the orange and cloves are the most distinguishable scents. i think i’ll use more lavender next time – probably by adding some essential oil after the dry ingredients … Continue reading
ingredients: copal, cloves, raspberry leaves, orange peel, lavender flowers, secrets [; i’ve never made incense before. (i was hugely inspired by this post.) it looks pretty…. we’ll see how it smells…. Continue reading home made incense
“Ashe is the power to affect change.” – Luisah Teish ~~~ These are bat shit crazy times. The violence, hatred, racism, abuse of power, greed, corruption… it all feels like too much to handle. As so many memes have pointed out – nothing new is happening, we just know about it now. All the shit is rising to the surface, and now we have to … Continue reading now that the shit has risen