Enchantments is a fixture in the East Village neighborhood of New York City. This 'Magickal Apothecary' has oils like Baron Samedi, a "devotional blend for the Voodoo Loa of the cemetery. Used for working with the Guede." They are a variety of products from essential oils to candles to totems, cards and implements of the esoteric arts.
Enchantments creates custom-carved candles which are "a complete spell that you use as a tool to help manifest your intention." One of those is used for healing karmic trauma, another "invokes the energy of the patron saint of lost lovers," which sounds very melancholy, no? There's a wall of herbs and resins sold by the ounce. You'll also find incense and talismans, books and Tarot cards.
It's good to see cauldrons for sale. We always say: you can never have too many cauldrons.
If you find yourself in London and can attend one of these fascinating seminars, you will not be disappointed. Please visit their website at www.cpalondon.com for full details and booking. One is a webinar but I would check time zones to be sure it is convenient for you to attend.
Richard Swatton The Astrology of Illumination - An astrological exploration of the development of consciousness from both psychological and spiritual perspectives. Sunday 1st February 2015
There are various levels of awareness concerning the nature of consciousness. A genuine awakening to these levels, however, not only changes one's perspective, but one's entire mode of being. For Jung this meant a realization of the Christ- force within each of us he called the Self. For Gopi Krishna it meant undergoing evolutionary force of Kundalini. For Eckhart Tolle, it meant a realization of non- dual reality. For Krishnamurti a total awareness about the entrapment of one's cultural conditioning. However, even though it is usually a "radical transformation of consciousness" that the spiritual seeker is ultimately looking for, unless also accompanied by mature psychological developments as well, they may simply become dangerous to the psyche. And instead of illumination ones ends up imbalanced and ill. Exploring the birth charts of various spiritual teachers of the 20th century, their moments of enlightenment and some of their main teachings, we hope to find clues as to the deep potential for consciousness development inherent in particular astrological placements, transits and progressions.
Richard's astrological education began in 1976, learning traditional, horary, and occult- theosophical approaches within the Western Mystery Tradition. He then went on to study Noel Tyl’s humanistic astrology for several years after which he began his in- depth psychological astrology training at the CPA gaining the Dip Psych Astrol. in 1994. After teaching astrology independently and in groups for over 20 years, he is now on the staff at the London School of Astrology. Richard is an accomplished jazz pianist and composer, but changed careers to become an integrative psychotherapist in 1994. His personal developmental work includes a 12 year Jungian analysis, lucid dreaming, meditation, mindfulness and retreats. He holds the Dip. Psych Couns and an MA in Psychotherapy. His main teaching in astrology stresses the importance of establishing a dynamic and powerful relationship with the symbols the astrologer employs. Price: £55 Venue: Meeting Room, International Hall, Lansdowne Terrace, WC1N 1AS
Lynn Bell Losing your Head : When Transits Turn Things Upside Down Sunday 15th February 2015 There are moments in life when nothing seems to makes sense, the old explanations, don’t work. Our thoughts go round in endless circles. Saturn in Sagittarius tests our belief in the future, in any future. Is there still something to believe in? At the Same time Uranus in Aries pushes us to cut through, take risks, start over. Visionary fire reaches beyond reason. We will look at the transits of Saturn as it moves through this fiery sign in the company of Jupiter and Uranus in fire,as well as the capacity of the upcoming Saturn Neptune square to unsettle the rational foundations of our world. Price: £55 Venue: Meeting Room, International Hall, Lansdowne Terrace, WC1N 1AS
John Green Making Saturn Your Friend (Webinar) Sunday 1st March 2015 Saturn often has a rough time in astrology, he is the great time keeper, Kronos the child devourer, the senex, the greater malefic, the dweller on the threshold and the grim reaper. In my client work I often hear stories of dread regarding people’s Saturn placement; their fights with authority, their inability to keep things stable and secure and their fear around areas of life they believe themselves to be useless in. In this age where so many want eternal youth, the fear of death and old age that Saturn brings also weighs heavily upon us.
But Saturn is not just the figure of dread he is often painted, he can protect and guide, help us reach mastery and ultimately help us on the road to knowing who we truly are. In today’s webinar we will look at how to make Saturn your friend, wherever his placement or aspects lie in your chart. Join me and explore how to find the greatness of Saturn in your life. Price £35 - payable by Paypal only Online webinar
Frank Clifford New Ways of Relating: Understanding the In- depth Dynamics of Sign Combinations Sunday 15th March 2015 Grasping the essence of the signs and their points of similarity and difference are the keys to successful natal, forecasting and synastry work. Some connections are easy to spot, such as the freedom- focused, future- orientated duo of Sagittarius and Aquarius, or the home, hearth, gardens and cuisine combo of Cancer and Taurus. But what of Leo and Capricorn? Cancer and Libra? Aries and Virgo?
In truth, every pairing has themes in common, as well as components that don’t easily fall into place, but pinpointing the ‘heart’ of its connection – the essence of its relationship – often requires further detective work. We all have to live alongside difficult people and cope with parts of our chart that are in conflict, but the key is to working out how such contradictory combinations can not only survive, but also thrive. With many chart examples, we’ll spend the day learning to suss out and articulate the dynamics between the signs – how they can really work with each other – so bring along your own charts and stories, too.
Frank Clifford has been an astrologer for over twenty years. He is the author of a dozen books on astrology and palmistry, and the publisher (Flare) of a further dozen titles. Frank’s latest books are Getting to the Heart of Your Chart: Playing Astrological Detective and Solar Arc Directions. He lectures internationally and has a column in The Mountain Astrologer. He was Guest Editor for TMA’s June–July 2013 issue. Price: £55 Venue: Meeting Room, International Hall, Lansdowne Terrace, WC1N 1AS
Yogastrology: Yoga Meets Astrology is a book that combines the best of both worlds for me - Yoga and Astrology. It synthesizing yoga, astrology and tarot with asana, journaling exercises, art and poetry, and more. All are are woven delicately and effectively.
Diane Booth Gilliam wrote a book that contains never-before-seen information—use it to empower your yoga practice and come into alignment with natural rhythms of the Sun and Moon—hatha yoga means Sun (ha) and Moon (tha) in Sanskrit—get your astro-mojo on!