looking beyond - A Magical Grackle ink drawing by Scott Myst

Looking Beyond – A Magical Grackle ink drawing by Scott Myst

I thought I would share the stages of progress of my most recently completed original magical grackle ink drawing.  I called this piece “Looking Beyond”.  Grackles are abundant in my area and I have been fascinated with these birds for a long time.  The males sport flashy black feathers that shine in iridescent colors of blue …

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Walpurgisnacht celebration

Walpurgisnacht and Beltane – the thin veil for harnessing spiritual growth.

Walpurgisnacht is known as witch’s night.  It is the time of year when the veil between this world and the spirit world is thinnest – opposite of the year wheel from the Samhain holiday.  Traditional celebrations typically involve a bon fire, a may pole, and various other things celebrating fertility and abundance.  The Walpurgisnacht celebration is …

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Abandoned Freemason Temple in Coolidge AZ

Travels around southern Arizona finds include an abandoned freemason temple in Cooldige

Yesterday our magickal trio headed out adventuring around some of the off the beaten path areas of Southern Arizona.  Travels provided us with sights including an abandoned freemason temple in Cooldige, a strange graveyard just outside of Florence, and a very bumpy road out into the Box Canyon. I would guess that not many people go to …

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Gaia by Alex Gray [ainting of the psychedelic experience

Understanding visionary nature of plant medicines; psychedelic experience

Introduction Since the earliest times of human consciousness, people have been exploring the spirit world, the inner world, and the physical world through visionary practices.  Often, this has been done by intaking specific chemicals derived from plant medicines.  The pathways opened by the intake of these substances provide a number of effects which can include …

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