Toxic Spirituality and the Comparison Trap

The comparison trap is an ugly thing that can pervade all areas of our life if we allow it. It thrives on insecurity and low self-esteem. In the spiritual community, sometimes it thrives as a direct result of certain people trying to make us feel like we are less than them. Less spiritual, less committed, … Continue reading Toxic Spirituality and the Comparison Trap

Sage Advice

Sage Advice is a weekly column. Send me an email at owlintheoaktarot@gmail.com with your questions or problems for which you need advice (any topic) and see your answers posted. Your privacy is always respected! "I'm just finding out that a position, that I am very passionate about, may be coming to an end after 5+ … Continue reading Sage Advice

Sephora’s Witch Kit Will Not Make You a Witch

While scrolling on Facebook this past week I saw an article announcing that Sephora, the cosmetics company, will be selling "entry level witch kits just in time for Halloween" made by brand Pinrose. It's a little reminiscent of Death Becomes Her in the sense that these kits include perfume (elixir of life?) along with sage, … Continue reading Sephora’s Witch Kit Will Not Make You a Witch

When Spirituality is Harmful to Mental Health

May is mental health awareness month, and as a professional spiritual practitioner I am concerned about the ways in which spirituality is used to undermine psychological wellbeing. Psychology and spirituality should ideally work together for the benefit of all humanity, but it's not as common in experience as one would hope. While I am not … Continue reading When Spirituality is Harmful to Mental Health

My Experience at the 2018 Hoodoo Queen Conjure Fete

This past weekend I traveled down south to Mobile, Alabama for the first annual Hoodoo Queen Conjure Fete hosted by Co Meadows. This entire trip was spiritually arranged and supported, from finding the right plane tickets at an affordable price, to the constant affirmations I was receiving from the world around me. My friends and … Continue reading My Experience at the 2018 Hoodoo Queen Conjure Fete

What It Means To Be A Witch

Recently a client asked me what it means to be a witch, and like most questions pertaining to my life and work I didn't have a perfunctory answer. It's important to understand that this question will have a different answer depending on which witch you ask, so all I can do is answer for myself … Continue reading What It Means To Be A Witch

The Importance of Critical Thinking in the Intuitive Arts

I feel like I'm taking a risk writing this, but I also feel compelled to create this article as a tarot practitioner and as someone who has been studying the metaphysical and esoteric for most of my life. This has the potential to be a long post, just to forewarn you, and it's one in … Continue reading The Importance of Critical Thinking in the Intuitive Arts

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