Month: August 2019
You Can Create Magick! with Loonwitch
From common household items, you can create magick, stir up energy, manifest your desires, and protect those you love. This is a fun and interactive workshop where we will discuss the key components of “manipulating” energy and stimulating the senses. We will create the LoonWitch’s very own Wish Powder, and learn how you can make magick a part of your every day life without having a big price tag on ingredients!
Currency made exchanging goods and services much easier, but clearly isn’t the source of real wealth. Health, happiness, spiritual fulfillment are all part of “abundance’ and a good life. But many of us have several problems that would be solved by money- whether transportation, medical care, or stress. Of we attract things into our lives, why are so many of us attracting stressful money problems? Maybe our panelists can offer some insight on effectively setting ourselves on a path without financial stress. We are seeking panelists who have changed their relationship with money & can advise those of us who haven’t figured it out yet.
We are planning to finalize which panels we’ll be running this week! Please sign up.
Born and raised in suburban Philadelphia, Sophia Kelly Shultz has been working professionally as an artist for 29 years, at first specializing in “fantasy” portraits in which customers could order portraits as, for example, centaurs or fairies, etc.–and more recently in the spiritual and mythological paintings for which she is now widely known.
I am a freelance artist and author of two Oracle decks, on the Board of Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary, an insane needleworker and Egyptomaniac.
This year, 2019, she’s teaching Sacred Symbology for Crafters and Tea and Cookies with the Ancestors again.
Introduction to Oracle Decks
Tea and Cookies with the Ancestors
Leadership and Raising Stones at Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary
Egyptian Magic: An Introduction Without the Laundry List
Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Mythology and Magic
The Stone Circle Oracle: Birth of an Oracle Deck
Festivals, Moon Services and Raising Stones: Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary
“The Symbolic Infrastructure of the Tarot: an Evolutionary View” with Mockingbird
Artistic details may in some cases be misleading in modern decks, but the superstructure shines through in the titles and numbers (even if the latter were added later). The structure is “revolutionary”, but we shall examine it backwards to reveal more!
The last Sunday of August has been declared Sacrifice Our Wants to Other’s Needs Sunday by the organization Be Kind to Humankind.
This is a pretty cool idea, if not a well known holiday. It challenges us to look at the difference between wants and needs, which is something we often forget to do. And as great as helping others is, today I’m writing about the other side of the issue.
I’m looking at all of you empaths and healers out there who don’t take care of yourselves!
Parents work really hard to try to get our kids to recognize that the other kids have wants and needs, just as they do, and they should take those desires and needs into account when deciding what to do- whether to take the bigger piece of cake, or whether to let the other kid go first. Sadly, when the first lessons seem to be taking, we often neglect to fine tune the lesson as we do with other things we are teaching. It’s hard to differentiate between wants and needs, and we too often hope that they’ll figure it out later, but it doesn’t happen.
Too many people (you healers, helpers) forget to put their own needs for sleep, for nutrition, for attention, (yes it is a real need…) into the equation when allocating their time and energy, as if their needs don’t count as much as those of others. WAKE UP! Your needs are just as important as everyone else’s! Remember the pre-flight instructions: if the oxygen masks come down, put your own on before you help your kids. (How much help are you going to be able to give if you’ve passed out, eh? Yes, it’s an analogy.) We’re not asking you to be greedy or selfish, only to recognize that you are worthy of consideration, as much as those you help, and that if you neglect yourself, you’re denying that resource (you) from those you help.
Helping others is great. As a matter of fact, it’s probably the only thing that’s going to save the world at this point. But remember that just as the needs of others are more important than your wants, YOUR needs are more important than their wants. Yes, I know it’s harder to judge emotional and spiritual needs than physical ones; they are so much more amorphous than simple food, water, and air. But you’ve already got the big idea down, you know we’re all in this together. Just remember that you are a part of that big “Us”, and give yourself equal consideration.
This has been a public service announcement from someone who’s watched a whole lot of “Givers” run themselves into the ground unnecessarily. Trust me, the good people you’re helping will be happy that you’re taking care of yourself, even if temporarily inconvenienced.