Candle Ministry

I operate a candle ministry. This means that I take requests from people to burn a candle in honor of their needs, intentions, memories, or thanks. Here are some examples: Candles for healing A candle in memory of a friend, family member, or pet Candles with petitions for work, money, housing, or other needs and…

Annual Geomantic Charts — Considering Geomancy

Photo Credit: rvacapinta Flickr via Compfight cc First post in my new geomancy blog: “What is a Time-Based General Geomantic Reading? It’s a “general” (no specific question) reading that covers a particular time period, such as a day, week, month, or year. In some cases, the period of time may be specific to the client’s…

Removing Essential Oil Residue From Hands — Quadrivium Supplies Blog

Photo Credit:Jeremy Yap Check out my post on removing essential/ritual oil residue from your hands: “Micellar water is a facial skin cleanser that has increased in popularity over the past couple of years. As its name suggests, it looks and feels like water, and it is quite effective at removing makeup, dirt, and oil from…

A Caution Against Avoiding Troublemakers in Group Work — Necessary Strivings

Photo Credit: By Jim.henderson (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption] Some musings on why paying attention to “troublemakers” can have its advantages in spiritual schools: “A willingness to listen to organizational critique is important, particularly given the tendency among some Gurdjieffians to become identified with our group or school. If we can see the traps…

The Woes of Tiny Churches

My tiny church, The Community of St. James, had its first service in a long while at our new location. Hilarity did not quite ensue, but it was still an adventure.  

Gnostic Christianity: My Appearance on Taylor Ellwood’s Magical Experiments

    I was a recent guest on Taylor Ellwood’s Magical Experiments podcast (click to listen). While the official topic was Gnostic Christianity, we also talked a bit about Gurdjieff and candle magic. I also referenced some interesting resources, which I list below:   Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio (podcasts) Gnostic Society Library (Gnostic texts) Gnostic Wisdom Network (video and…