manifest-breath.com is up! New website, including art, performance and my (previously tumblr) blog! Check it out to see updates of new work as it progresses!
Menstruating bodies have historically been vilified and the magick they contain suppressed by the fear of its power. Many of us strive to write new stories into our cycles, sometimes by connecting to our past and sometimes by looking for new ways of seeing ourselves. By attempting to address all aspects of our cycle, so too may we sink into ourselves like trees shedding leaves, to embrace the cycles of change and renewal, life and death. As the cycles move towards winter and ...the darkest time of the year approaches, many of us move our thoughts towards the inner dimension. We shut ourselves away from the cold, and in the stillness we draw closer to the shadow parts of ourselves. As our contemplations venture into the vistas of a cold winter’s night, so too do our spirits dwell in the darkness. There is a latent fertility to the winter months. As the world decays, so too do we prepare for the coming of the spring.
Check out my most recent film making experiment. Showcased at the RT Collective event "Night Moves" at Dancemakers this past week. Made with proud support from the RT Collective and The Ontario Arts Council.
If you haven't heard these bands, you might want to come out for a night of music and general revelry. I am going to be opening the night with a ritual performance to harken in the Autumn.
My most recent blog post is about negotiating spaces of harm both as a perpetrator and a victim, including strategies of how to defend your boundaries against those who would seek to invalidate your realities.
However it may be perceived, discipline (Particularly self-discipline) is a necessary component of spiritual growth. A simple commitment to our chosen path can garner us a great deal of power, not to mention that diligence and persistence are nearly the only ways to achieve excellence. Those of us who have decided to take the path less-travelled must become comfortable with forging our own way. This means that we must make conscious decisions about when, how, and why we do what we do. We often don’t have a path of practice nicely laid out for us, and in order to make material progress in changing our habits, building our power, and investing in and deepening our practice, we must dedicate ourselves to a course of material action.
If you happen to miss our work at Seance Commissions this month, you can catch a new performance in November at this lovely dark music affair.
I'm going to be channeling spirit at this event. Share in this sacred time, when the veil between the worlds is at it's thinnest by inviting the spirits to speak with us.
My article on mirror magick delves into the practice of challenging and transforming your self image through the work of perspective shifting. Learning to love yourself sits in the balance between self improvement and acceptance of what is.
Yet another article that occurred during my facebook hiatus wherein I talk about the way that dance manifests in my magick as well as how to use dance to make magick happen for you!
Here's the radio show! It's a great synopsis about my personal beliefs about magick and art making. Be sure to give it a listen.
Abracadabra!!! I cast a spell on you all to listen to the latest episode of Snooze Button, co-hosted by Christine Skowron the magnificent!
We speak with artist ...and witch, the amazing † chrysanthemum white alder † about how witchcraft informs her artistic practice! Next, Jeff gives us the inside scoop on Toronto's greatest magic shop, Browsers Den Of Magic. Finally, Christine gives me a tarot card reading!
Give it a listen...or you will be turned into a toad!