“The Otherworld is not a myth, but a reality. In all ages there have been souls who have been willing to risk all for the chance of bringing back with them some assurance of the future life.”
–Jesse Weston, From Ritual to Romance about the origins of the Grail Quest
What is Winterspells?
Winterspells is a Magical Library of sorts. Here I am drawing together many aspects of the Arts Magical. Most of my articles are based on my life experience to show what can happen on the spiritual path when one has been following it for a long time.
It is also a place where you can explore your own Magical Personality. I hope that my experience inspire you to express your true authentic self — the self has to hide away in the work-a-day world. As I have lived my entire life with my body in the mundane world and my heart and passion in the Otherworld, I hope I may be an example of how it is possible to bring the magic through and live the life of your dreams.
What you Will Encounter in This Blog
*** I will share my life experiences as a magical vessel, one who mediates Otherworldy realities into this one. By sharing the path that I have a walked for half a century, I hope to reveal to those called to Magic, what it is like to live as a Mediator between the Seen and Unseen worlds. I hope to show you how to be strong when you experience sensory overload, feel assaulted by the impact of the world, or when your spiritual growth includes things you do not want to deal with or face.
***Development of Your Magical Personality:
Magical Personality: Here is where you learn to uncover and express your true personality in the world.
Often we have to deny our true passions in order to cater for someone else’s agenda. This can be a parent, partner, boss. When we feel at the mercy of their opinion of us and shut ourselves down to play their game, we become drained, frustrated, and may even feel like we are dying inside.
The concept of the Magical Personality is from Occult Tradition. It is aligned to the True Will of the magician, for if desire is out of sync with the TRUE will, the magic not work. It is as if the wires are not connected properly. The Magical Personality is often and ideal version of the Self. And example would be Norma Jean Baker, whose Magical Personality was Marilyn Monroe. When she stepped into that role, the insecure, vulnerable girl became a powerful sexual woman.
As a creative artist and seer, I find the most flexible way to find and generate the Magical Personality is through the use of magical techniques. At Winterspells you will learn:
How to create a space for Magical Practice. Your inner Sanctuary where anything can happen.
Tools: Magic wands, chalices, wands, pentacles, cloaks, head dresses, guises, costumes, masks
Skills: Manifesting your heart’s desire, walking in a sacred manner, psychic development
Development of attributes to forge a Magical Will and perception that are in alignment with your inner truth — your Magical Personality!
*** Witchcraft is the Green Religion: Essays about how the restoration of Magical Consciousness in relation to the Earth and all her creatures is needed to restore harmony between human beings and the Earth.
**** Witchcraft is a Mytho-Poeic Religion: Essays on the power of the Witch current in the arts.
***Reviews: books films, study groups, and tools, Suggested reading and filmography
***Interviews: Text interviews, reviews, and Podcasts with notable Occultists and Historians of Folklore and Magic.
Why is this Blog called Winterspells?
I was born in the winter under a witch’s moon. See my post, Legacy of the Witchblood for more details on that.
I started this blog in the longest, snowiest winter in the history of Seattle.
It is a play on my name, deWinter.
As an elder, I have lived long enough to know the winter spells and am in a position to guide the younger ones.
Winter is the dark time of year when all of nature turns inward. And it is when out ancestors sat around a warm fire and, in its glow, told stories.
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What is the Witchblood?
Witchblood can be inherited from the family, being born the seventh of the seventh, being born with a veil, or caul. If not inherited through family, the magical Witchblood can rise up from the land and enter the energy bodies for a moment, or forever, creating inner changes, changes that transform the very marrow of the bones. It can be developed through meditation, initiations and magical rituals, especially those involving the Earthlight, and the Faery. Often those born with the Witchblood are very drawn to the Realm of Faery, for it calls to them and, wondering, they must follow.
I was born and raised in colorful and dysfunctional French Canadian family in a small town in Massachusetts. Despite our poverty I had aspirations to be artist and travel the world. Somehow I have managed to do all of it while, at the same time, following the call of the Otherworld. Of course, it was a long time before I became aware that beings on the other side of the veil were guiding and directing my life. I just thought I was different, sensitive, creative, over imaginative, and very attuned to nature. When I heard about the Witchblood, I knew I had it. I wanted to cultivate it because I believe it is what gives me access to other realms of existence in dimensions I wanted to enter and explore.
If you want to know more about me and how magic has imbued my life, I am writing a Magical Timeline. Maybe some of my experiences will resonate with you!
The Empress, Trump III, from my Grail Keepers Tarot.
For 25 years, I have been a Tarot reader. My already strong clairvoyant abilities took off like lightning after a hynogogic kundalini awakening I had in 1989, after 18 months of intensive meditation and clearing of my energy bodies. I also became a healer at that point…that is a strange story in itself.
I continue to read Tarot, Runes and Astrological charts and practice several powerful healing modalities and transformational techniques. I have been blessed with a large following of clients and great respect both in Seattle and London where I lived for nine years.
It promotes my Clairvoyant Readings, and showcases the complete deck of my own hand painted Tarot of the Holy Grail inspired by the Celtic Faery.
for details on my healing practice: Golden Grail Alchemical Services.
This is for mysterious things. My short story The Strange Marriage of Lady Crawford and the first two chapters of my werewolf novel Rosewolf are published there.
for the dark side of fairy tales….
Lucifera, Queen of Elfhame
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Charon Ferrying Souls Across the River Styx
Thank you for reading my blog and Bright Blessings!
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