Truth, Justice, and the Magical Way

Jesus called it the Golden Rule and shamans says “As above, so below.” More commonly, this ancient truth has been expressed as “What goes around comes around.” Heard any of these before? If you’ve ever fought against injustice or untruths in your life, here’s...

Finding East

If you ever feel like you’ve strayed from your path and you’re not quite sure which way to go, just find east! While most compasses want to find north, for shamans and magicians east is the more powerful cardinal direction for finding knowledge and guidance. East is...

Tribal Roots of the Modern Holiday

For us, the holidays are about exchanging gifts, getting together with family, lighting candles, and generally making merry. It’s fun, but it’s not life and death. But did you know that the holiday season used to be a life or death situation? Tribal people feared the...

Using Astrology in Daily Life

Even if you know absolutely nothing about astrology, you’ve probably been influenced by it—whether you’re reading your horoscope in the supermarket checkout line or listening to people talk about Mercury retrograde. While astrology can seem like a complex subject, the...

Curiosity is the Key to Finding What You Seek

We’ve all heard the biblical phrase, “Seek and ye shall find.” It always sounds very positive and rewarding. But how many of us are so frustrated with seeking and not finding that we’d like to have a serious chat with the author of that phrase (St. Matthew)? If you’ve...

Is Magic Real Without Faith?

“Is Magic Real?” “Is Witchcraft Real?” “Is magic real and can I really do magic like what I see in the Harry Potter movies?” These are without a doubt the number one questions we get asked daily. The short version answer is Yes,...

How To Be Your Own Pet Psychic

Those of you who watch the “Animal Planet” channel have probably seen the Pet Psychic show, where a lady psychic communicates telepathically with a variety of animals. She acts as a counselor, communicator, spiritual healer and “hierophant” between the human and...

The Wand, Ankh, Shepherd’s Crook and Blasting Rod

Based on the information about magical tools recently presented in this ezine, we have received many questions about the difference between the Wand, Ankh, Shepherd’s Crook and the Blasting Rod. Here’s a quick run-down of the different uses of these four magical...

Playing with Time

We get a lot of email questions about how to bend, stretch or compress time. Most people want to know how to stretch time so that there’s more of it and they can get more done. There are a lot of magical ways to play with time (since there is no actual “objective...

Never Give Up

Winston Churchill was once asked to give a speech at a commencement ceremony at Eton. Many important people gave long speeches that day, and one person gave a 20 minute introduction for Churchill. All were hushed in anticipation of what Churchill might say. Churchill...

Don’t Fix Your Life!

We get a lot of emails each week from people asking for techniques, spells and advice to fix their lives. We always we respond, but for the most part we aren’t able to send the “magical cure” over email. Why is this? Because even if we were to fix the current...

Knowing What You Want is Half the Battle

Many people contact us wanting to learn magic and shamanism, and the first thing we always ask them is, “What is your aim or goal?” You see, the world of magic and shamanism is broad and deep – there is so much information out there that you can easily get lost and...

Learning without Struggle

Schools, churches, authority figures, parents and friends influence us in ways we aren’t even aware of! One of the main ways that they influence us is by teaching us the old adage, “no pain, no gain.” With their help, we have all become quite accustomed to believing...

Create What You See

As we explore the worlds of magic and shamanism, most of us continue to look for ways to break through our limitations. We want to be more creative, more powerful and more inspired today than we were yesterday. One good way to break through many limitations is to...

Thoughts are Things and Words have Wings

Do you notice that we have a tendency to negatively exaggerate in conversation and thought? For example, do you hear people say things like, “I’m the worst public speaker in the world” or “I bet your grandmother can run faster than I...

Get Rid of Nosy Neighbors and More

Do you live next to a nosy neighbor who just can’t seem to leave you alone? Or do you work for a boss who is constantly invading your space? Are you going to have to move or get a new job just to have some peace and quiet? Absolutely not! All you need to do is change...

An Easy Way to Develop Your Psychic Abilities

Before you waste any time wondering if you have any psychic abilities or whether you can actually develop them, let me clear up the issue by saying that you do have psychic abilities and you can easily develop them. Everyone has psychic abilities! The question is how...

Cause or Accident?

Are you the creator of your own reality? You may have read in various esoteric sources that you can be the creator of your own reality. However, just because you CAN be the creator doesn’t mean that you ARE. Why? Because there are two different ways you can live on...

Awaken Your Native Wisdom

What do you get when you cross an obsession with self-improvement with an expert culture? People obsessed with expert opinions – and people who have lost their native wisdom! As a society we have become so accustomed to seeking expert opinions that we no longer know...

Life Boot Camp

What kind of attitude did you wake up with this morning? Did you have the Monday morning blues or did you charge out of bed anticipating everything that life has to offer you today? In the usual course of life many of us feel as if we are fighting a defensive battle,...