Kindness

Kindness is not without its rocks ahead. People are apt to put it down to an easy temper and seldom recognize it as the secret striving of a generous nature; whilst, on the other hand, the ill-natured get credit for all the evil they refrain from. —Honore De Balzac, novelist (20 May 1799-1850) I love this quote. Many mistake kindness as either something that either someone’s default nature (it’s always easy for Read More

Art Matters

In a recent Facebook post, I was saying that the arts are in a real state of decline and how, at first, I was incredibly hesitant to say anything about it. The reason for the hesitation being, I assumed that I was probably just guilty of doing that old codger thing of “Why, back in my day…” followed by how everything was better, back then. But I just realized one of the Read More

In Their Shoes

I’m a fan of movies of all kinds. One of the many types of films that I like is what I think of as the “dark journey”. That means when characters go through the uglier sides of life.  A film that I watched recently that captures the dark journey quite well is ”Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot”. It’s a true story of a well known cartoonist in San Francisco, Read More

Magickal Oils

Want to learn how to use magickal oils? All those cool, Hoodoo, conjure oils and Ceremonial Magick formulas? Of course you do. Here’s how to use oils in your sorcery. Name Your Poison OK, so not poison, exactly… but which Element? Obviously, oils are Elemental Water. You’re dealing with a liquid and therefore, they relate primarily to Water. Now, this does not mean that there is nothing of Elemental Fire in them. Read More

The Ritual Bath

The ancient art of the ritual bath… accept no substitutes.  Of the many actions I prescribe in treating various spiritual conditions, the spiritual bath is one of the most powerful. On more than one occasion, I’ve prescribed a bath, only to have the person demonstrate some sort of resistance to the idea. Only after it becomes clear that I’m barking up the wrong bathtub, I’ll change direction. After they try a number of Read More

Narcissistic Gaslighting & Smear Campaigns

Gaslighting How to Deal With Gaslighting & Smear Campaigns From Narcissists If you’ve ever been gaslighted or been the victim of a smear campaign, then this might help. Gaslighting Gaslighting is a term that gets thrown around, sort of willy-nilly, which is unfortunate because it is an important word. It describes a sort of private hell that exists when someone (especially someone you love) is manipulating you with the intent of making Read More

Thank you, Santa Muerte

Thank You, Santa Muerte One member of my spiritual court is Santa Muerte, or La Santisima Muerte, the “Most Holy Death”. While she frequently helps me with a great many things, granting various requests for myself and my patrons, one thing She typically does not do is “talk” to me. I don’t ever hear audible voices from Spirits, personally. For most conjure practitioners, when they “talk”, it’s a type of telepathy that Read More

It’s Possible

Some people I’ve talked to know that I’m a coach, yet they couldn’t quite wrap their heads around what that is, because of a lack of a frame of reference. Everyone is familiar with what a sports coach is… they train you in how to be better at basketball, soccer, swimming or football. Unfortunately, most people are still not familiar with the idea of a personal coach. I hesitate to say life Read More