“Meditation and Divination” was my reply when the comedian on the Narcisistas’ podcast asked me how she could get into magic.
It’s only been a few years that I have been out of the broom closet but I have been asked that question countless times. In fact, whenever I reveal my witchy status that is the first question most people ask.
With the rising popularity of #witchythings, and occult paraphernalia being used as fashion accessories or symbols to boost tv show ratings, people are desperate for real magic. Many believe it exists and are ready to find it within and use it to make powerful changes in their lives . . . .but the problem is most people don’t know how.
Despite there being a plethora of coffee table Witchery and Magic 101 books being published and displayed on commercial bookshelves- readers are still left with an array of questions.
That is because the path to real magic, your magic and even to finding the magic that is just beyond the veil, is not a one size read all, but an evolving path just as unique and diverse as the lives real magic touches.
Magic is black, white, and mixed, and can be conservative and extremely liberal. Magic can be found in sacred space, in personal relationships with spirit guides, ancestors and angels and even from working with daemons and employing methods that are a bit more taboo.
In fact, it was when I began to embrace those less glamorized magical activities and let go of my desire to want to experience extreme mystical experiences that the more fantastical magical events began to occur. And even more paths to magic were exposed for me to take, like the faery and draconic paths and Hermetic and Hoodoo, leaving me with magical stories to tell to those beginning to walk their own magical paths. And to those asking how to get into magic, to which I reply “Meditation and Divination.”
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