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We invite you to jump into our second book on direct magic, Unlock Sigils and Servitors – Chaos Magic for Beginners. As the third book in the Star Magic series, we are again headed into the magic of Ancient Egypt and the language of hieroglyphics. The Ancient Egyptians were masters of sigil work. Chaos magic…

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Magic definition: Magic is the art of orginizing reality your way

What is Chaos Magic?  The answers to this can be as different as the practitioners. Because there’s no strict system you must follow, there are really no rules. It’s a philosophical approach, a point of view, Chaos Magic is a way of defining reality, it defines all of reality as illusion. Chaos Magic and the…

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Guided meditation connect to the spirit world

As you begin to awaken mediumistic and clairvoyant abilities the same question arises for all beginners. “How do I connect to the spirit world?” In our course Spirit Guides, Mediumship and Moon Magic, we explore meditation as a primary skill for building your connection. Guided meditation is the central aspect of our own style, Tranmutational…

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What is the most Powerful Waning Crescent Moon Magic

We’ve arrived in time for Waning Crescent Moon Magic. It is the penultimate phase of the magical moon, perhaps under used by some magical practitioners. Yet her correspondences are a valuable part of the lunar cycle for the solo magical practitioner and witch alike. What is the most powerful waning crescent moon magic? The waning…

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Spirit guides mediumship and moon magic book

Welcome to our journey of connection to your Spirit Guides and the spirit world. We invite you to join us as we open opportunities to connect with your soul family and learn to hear your spirit guides. Experience how guided meditation can break through obstacles to open your channel to mediumship and the spirits of…

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How to Celebrate Samhain With The crone goddess Ceridwen Bringer of Death

We celebrate Samhain as the Sun is about a week into its sojourn in the Constellation of Scorpio. At this sabbat, we encounter the Crone Goddess Ceridwen, Bringer of Death, Stirrer of the Great Cauldron of Regeneration. Let’s look at the traditional and modern ways we celebrate Samhain, one of the most powerful pagan sun…

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What is the Best Magic to do at the Waning Gibbous Moon meaning

Let’s look at the spiritual meaning and the magic of the waning gibbous moon. In this series, we will dig deep into Moon Magic and unpack each of the 7 magical phases of the moon. What is the best magic to do at the waning gibbous moon? Traditionally banishing spells have been seen as the…

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Celebrate The Magic of Mabon and Ostara at Fall Equinox

Focusing on Mabon without reference to Ostara is like trying to understand abundance without lack, dark without light, death without life. The pagan celebrations of the fall equinox and spring equinox are by definition intrinsically linked. For as we greet the harvests in the Northern Hemisphere, the joy of spring is celebrated in the south.…

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Spirit Guides are part of your soul family

Connect with Your Spirit Guides – Come Home To Your Soul Family Spirit guides are a part of your soul family, a part of a group of souls that travel through time and evolution together. When you choose to connect with your spirit guides you open up an opportunity to empower your growth and their growth. Your…

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Transmutational Meditation is Alchemy, the ability to convert our negative internal states into power.

The power of Transmutational Meditation is undeniable, it unlocks the doors to magic. It activates your innate ability to stimulate all areas of your vast creative mind power simultaneously in a relaxed meditative state. It reminds you that you’re the source of your reality, that is your life doesn’t happen to you. Your life is…

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Learning to Hear your Spirit Guides - The door in your unconsious

Sometimes the process of spiritual growth comes in big leaps. But more often it occurs as tiny openings in your conscious mind, hints at where the door of ability will be. It is this way with learning to hear your spirit guides. As we train and grow we find indications that the door is ajar.…

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Unlock the Power of your Inner Child Book Cover

In our second book in the Star Magic Series, we are delving into healing your inner child. We will explore multiple approaches to thinking about the inner child. We will look at modern psychology, Huna (Ancient Hawaiian spirituality), and Ancient Egyptian gods and dream temples. Join us in the book or on our course in…

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Eight Reasons To Work With Mediumship

Many of us have been called to connect with Spirit, or born with natural mediumship abilities. Some discover a fascination with connecting to our departed loved ones later in life. Here at Magic Self and Spirit, we believe that the ability to connect to spirit is a gift that all of us can develop. Our…

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The language of manifesting - How to get what you ask for

The words we use every day are incredibly important tools in creating our reality. Words are made of sounds, of vibrations that we literally cast before ourselves and then walk into. Learning to guard our language allows us to take control of the spells we cast upon ourselves all the time. When we speak aloud,…

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How is your relationship with the spirit of money, money magic

Here at Magic Self and Spirit, we have been exploring the idea of Money as a thought form. An Egregore is an entity created from the energy of group believing. The more people believe in an egregore, pray to it, or think about it, the more the entity grows in power and influence. Thinking this way…

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Growing out of our work with the “Magic of the Sun Moon and Stars” our mastermind group, The Inner Sanctum, takes our study into more depth. Our first series of 3 books focused around the Magic of the Moon. As we depart the Moon Temple and the pagan ritual magic that lives within it, we…

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The Chakra healing system, the Magic of Ancient Egypt, Dream Temples

Welcome to our first blog of this series as we dive into the magic of Ancient Egypt.  In this segment, we will discuss The Chakra Healing system of Ancient Egypt and its 13 chakra wheels. Our next 3 courses in the Inner Sanctum will focus on Star magic. We will explore the connections the ancients…

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7 magical phases of the moon blog

Moon magic has a beautiful history that goes back to the dawn of time. We define 7 Magical Phases of the Moon that have distinct energies to enhance your magic. The cycle of the moon incorporates the full spectrum of the Yin and Yang energy. Yin is represented by creative, nurturing, planting, dark energy. Yang energy…

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How to manifest money with candle magic

How to Manifest Money with Candle Magic We all wish we had more money, one of our favorite ways to bring money into our lives is to manifest money with Candle Magic.  As we step more deeply into our spiritual and magical paths we are able to access more and more powerful tools to create…

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When manifesting it is necessary then to address our beliefs. Belief is the arena where religions, mythologies, and magic have become masters for thousands of years.  Where their real power comes from is telling powerful stories, creating psychodramas that enable your beliefs to change.  The more ingrained the belief, the more powerful the new story…

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The magic of the waxing gibbous moon is traditionally focused on the building of magic and spiritual power. It has a sense of knowing and anticipation about it and certainly is a time, 3 or 4 nights in a month where there’s at least sufficient moon energy present to do minor magical workings. In the…

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The intersection of Gratitude and Power

Steve and I had a great conversation about a year ago about the intersection of gratitude and power.   The practice of gratitude is one of my favorite spiritual practices.  I practice it in two ways, one is a cornerstone for me to step back into my power when things don’t go smoothly. The other…

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Full Moon magical ecstasy, the experience of the Esbat (pagan moon ceremony) powerfully connected the individual to the experience of the goddess/god through nature and the heavens via the emotion of bliss.  In many traditions, the moon was seen as the goddess, a representation of the deity as feminine. In many religious and spiritual traditions…

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The Inner Sanctum – Imagine your soul already knows the places it should go to in order to grow and find its potential, imagine the sanctuary of your soul is also the home of its greatest opportunity. Close your eyes and breathe in the light around you, follow your breath around your body with your…

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Ritual magic is the art and science of changing and empowering you to create your own reality in the ways that you choose it.  It’s the crossroads between the material world and the worlds of spirit and potentiality,  and a major gateway to spiritual growth. From out of chaos, the abyss of nothingness, we have…

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The magic of the waning gibbous moon is traditionally focused on banishing those things from your life that you no longer choose. Yet to just focus on banishing misses grand opportunities to expand your magic and empower yourself.  This period of the month just following the brilliance of the full moon (like all other moon…

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Meditation is the fabulous place of ‘ground zero’, it’s the bridge between the worlds, the external reality and your inner realities. Imagine developing the meditative skills to slow your chattering mind and open up your inner vision to what’s hidden. Meditation is so broad that there are many types that empower you to reach many…

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If I could show you the ecstasy and power of guided meditation, can you imagine the freedom you could bring into your life? What would it be worth to you to know how to travel through the Spirit worlds, place your goals at the center of creation and experience them manifesting in your physical life…

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The New Moon Dark Moon and Moon Magic are subjects that fascinate many people who practice, or are curious about, alternative spiritualities. When reading the title you’d assume we’re talking about witchcraft or at least something under the umbrella of paganism. In a loose way you’d be right. Yet magicians, like myself, who don’t associate with…

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Introduction More Magic and Spells For Beginners, as the title suggests, is the second part of our previous blog Magic Spells For Beginners – Four Different Approaches. Here we offer two further approaches which are independent of the techniques we discussed before. Like the last discussion, the motivation to write this came from our live…

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Introduction Magic and spells for beginners, or as another way of stating it: take control of your life, came about as a response to the obvious themes that emerged on our Facebook page Magic Self And Spirit. We run an Ask Spirit video live feed each Sunday where you’re invited to ask me to respond to…

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Many practitioners of Chaos Magic understand the art and science of the spiritual practice of sorcery as a collection of different belief systems which in and of themselves are illusory, but due to the nature of reality, belief and the interface between the unconscious mind and the supraconscious (collective unconscious) these magical belief systems are…

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The Mental Universe: An Introduction To The Game The old Hermetic axiom that “the Universe is made of mind and therefore everything is mind” underpins much alternative spirituality and magical theory. Magic Self and Spirit then are essentially expressions of the same energy, as I separate the concepts in order to explain them, I find…

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Check out this book on Amazon Grey Magick, walking the balanced path of Witchcraft, pagan types of magick which can open the internal doors to deeper identification with, more profound investigation of, our unique, personal and powerful roads of our spirituality and magick, the very mission of this website…or is it? While meditating on our…

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The first Trip to Machu Picchu [Introduction As part of our sacred sites series, Amanda (co owner of Magic Self and Spirit) has written a beautiful article about her journeys to the Sacred Mountain of Machu Picchu, an initiatory and magical experience…Stephen] The hike starts at the river Last year I had the opportunity to…

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I have a deep affection for the path of the wise, or Witchcraft as it’s often referred to, as a road to independent spirituality I’ve found it initiatory and powerful. I trained as a priest in the Goddess Movement, which differed from Wiccan Feminism but certainly shared many of its ideas and practices. Click here…

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As part of our opinion piece series, I was drawn to blog review: Candle Spells: Everything You Need To Know About Candle Magic. I had an ambiguous relationship with this blog from get go, the ‘Witchy Mommy’ narrative just manages to lean away from being twee, but I have to say at times only just.…

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The pagan blog: Hekate’s Garden, Botanical Magic and Pharmakea by Cyndi Brannen, discusses, at one level, the ancient practice of plant medicine/magic that was utilized by the Greek Chthonic Goddess Hekate’s ancient witches. The article is beautifully crafted and, for me, suggested deeper layers of knowledge and magic which indeed ‘break down the illusion of…

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Was Pharaoh a God? Is the Pharaoh a God? Depending on your perspective, that is do the Neters (gods) live forever? In ancient Egyptian spirituality the Pharaoh was thought of as a Divine embodiment of the Neters, in his being he held the harmony and balance of the gods both in self and in nature.…

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Imagine Stonehenge, the Neolithic temple in south west England to the cycle of the sun in the dark days and long nights embodied by the pagan celebration of Yule. The Celtic winter solstice traditions were probably some of the most important in the imagination and spirituality of the Neolithic people of Northern Europe. The year…

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As part of a mini blog series on sacred sites around the world, a discussion of the pagan ritual sites of Stonehenge is a must. But why discuss sacred sites at all in relation to your unique and personal magical and spiritual journey, why are they relevant? For us here at Magic Self and Spirit,…

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As part of our opinion piece series, I wanted to write about the buzzfeednews.com article: The Striking Portraits Show The Lives Of Witches In America Today. This article is about a personal journey by photographer Frances. F. Denny, a part of her portrait series Major Arcana: Witches In America. The article talks of her trips…

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A spiritual journey to the beautiful sacred site of Varanasi was on the cards, I was alone and excited to visit the great mother Ganges River which flows directly through the hair of Shiva god of death and consciousness. Post Script: I commented on a gorgeous blog we found: 15 Beautiful Sacred Sites Around The…

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Christianity and the Suppression of the Crone Goddess is commenting on an article by Anomalien called The Mississippi Legend Of Yazoo City’s Evil Witch Curse. The article’s an entertaining read. It tells a story from the 1800s of an elderly woman who lived a solitary life and was rumored to brutally murder men. The story goes…

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