Applied Mythology

William Blake watercolour Teach These Souls to Fly, 1796

Artist Malika Ali Harding wrote a great article recently for Puttylike on her interests in "woo woo" practices and her experience working with this woo woo practitioner right here. Wade encourages creatives to tap into applied mythology, especially when they’re at a crossroads. This modality looks at primordial narratives, those old stories that are foundational [...]

Fire Ritual

La Morte tarot card

Tonight, on this longest night of Winter Solstice, think about everything from this year that you’d like to say goodbye to. Write each bit down on scraps of paper: how you’ve maybe played it too safe; how you’ve kept yourself small; how you’ve ignored your needs, deferred your joy, suppressed your passion; how you’ve lashed [...]

The Stories We Serve

Narcissus by Caracaggio

If I’ve learned anything from my work as a writer, healer and human, it’s that we are all storytellers. Think of the countless stories wafting through your head throughout the day - the mystery of that crazy thing he did to you, the tragedy of how she’ll never understand you, the twisted comedy of all [...]

Meandering Life

In last night’s Full Moon Gathering, we wrote breakup letters to our past selves and time traveled one year into the future to visit our new selves. With the Egyptian goddess of Ma’at and the Indigenous American Corn Mother as inspiration, we honored the natural life/death/rebirth cycle within and we used the “meander map” above [...]

Full Moon in Libra

Hi there. I’m Wade and I’ll be leading a Full Moon Gathering tomorrow (Sunday) at 6PM via Zoom. If you’re reading this, you’re invited. This will be our 12th gathering (we started these just after quarantine here in California) as well as the 1st gathering of the astrological new year. It lasts an hour and there are [...]

Spring Cleaning

Hilma af Klint Altarpieces No.1

One quarter of the country has been vaccinated, quarantines are being lifted, and I feel like one of those fumbling newborn antelope plopped down in the wide-open Serengeti with ten minutes to learn running before the lions arrive. I, and countless others with whom I’ve been in conversation over this past year, have changed. Our [...]

New Moon Gathering

New Moon Photograph by Vivek Doshi

I'll be facilitating an online gathering this evening at 6PM PST via Zoom for anyone who would like to join in circle on this Aquarian new moon. We'll go around with personal check-ins. We'll explore making this a recurring gathering and how we'd like it to look. (What would you like to see in this [...]

New Light

A Ritual for Sun's Return Find a dark place... Somewhere pitch black. A closet, a basement, or just crawl under a heavy blanket. Get yourself into total darkness. (If you've got a lighter, bring it for later.)Settle... Where does your gaze go in the dark? What do you “see” now? When we remove the light (outer awareness, ego), [...]

The Trickster Within

USING MAGIC TO MANIFEST THE LIFE OF YOUR DREAMS I saw a client recently who was struggling with direction in her life. Should she get a new job? Go back to school? Move to a new city? Consistently distracted by petty family dramas, she was feeling powerless, overwhelmed and unable to get any sort of [...]