Announcement: AIRR membership

I am pleased to say I have been accepted as a member of AIRR: the Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers. I am thrilled to be working in association with such a gifted, diverse group of readers and rootworkers.

My profile page has gone live at the AIRR website - be sure to check it out!

The Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers (AIRR) is a gathering of professional practitioners of African American folk magic, hoodoo, conjure, and rootwork who provide psychic readings and spiritual root doctoring services to the public. AIRR promotes quality service and ethical conduct by means of accreditation and evaluation of our members. Unlike commercial online psychic reader services, AIRR is a membership-supported organization that receives no fees or kickbacks for referrals


Feeding Your Demons by Tsultrim Allione

I discovered Tsultrim Allione's book a couple of years ago and I have not hesitated recommending it to clients and friends since that time. It is a potent modern adaptation of the Tibetan vajrayana practice called Chöd, made accessible for the modern person whether they are buddhist or not. The principle behind Feeding Your Demons is that our darkest and most frightening fears, anxieties or addictions (our demons) can be befriended and transformed. 

With the surprisingly simple yet radical technique one 'feeds' the demon whatever it wants until it becomes completely satisfied! This takes the form of a meditation in which the demon is first personified and given shape before feeding it and finally transforming it into an ally. 

Those with new age proclivities will seize upon the totem-like 'ally' that the method produces as the end goal, but folks with some background in Buddhist meditation of vajrayana variety will know that the true power of the practice lies in the bit where the ally is dissolved into the practitioner and they rest in unstructured awareness. This unstructured awareness neither grasps nor rejects anything in that moment and therein lies its incredible deep healing capacity - because this state momentarily introduces the meditator to their own deepest nature: unconditioned freedom. This is the greatest magic of all.

Tsultrim Allione compassionately and expertly teaches the method using case histories and stories of the most moving variety and by the end of the book the reader has been given ample examples of how to apply this technique in almost any kind of situation. If you want to learn to work with even the most difficult or painful emotions, addictions or memories I cannot recommend Tsultrim Allione's teachings highly enough.


Candle Conjure Meetings

Date: 19th April 2012
Time: 7- 9PM
Where: La Botanica: Haarlemmerstraat 109, Amsterdam Centrum
Cost: 15 Euros per person

Join us for an evening of candle magic, meditation and good mojo! We will work together using the practical art of candle magic to manifest your intentions. With plenty of encouragement and advice, each participant will fix and empower a magical candle of their choice using oils, powders and prayer - finally setting it on the altar allowing their spell to manifest.

We will each fix a candle for ourselves and then thereafter we will select a participant and we will all empower an additional candle for their petition. This means that at each meeting one individual will get the whole group working magically on their goal too. This way regulars will all get a turn to have the entire group working magically for them!

These evenings are intended to be friendly spiritual events - chatting, learning and sharing together as we dress our candles with fragrant oils, write our petitions and conjure our candles! Each session will culminate in a short ceremony and meditation where we will set our candles on the altar.

Chad will share easy candle works and spells anyone can use to help boost their love life, bank account and well-being.

Candle conjure meetings are suitable for seekers of any magical experience level or spiritual background. If you can say a heartfelt prayer - you can do candle magic! Each meeting includes a short introduction to candle magic for newcomers before we move onto the practical aspects of the art.

The 15 Euro fee covers the cost of your glass encased candles and the use of any of magical oils and powders. The duration of each candle conjure evening is approx two hours.