Creatively blocked or looking for some random bibliomancy? Be inspired and fortified by Mystic’s trove of esoteric inspiration. Browse through illuminating quotations, poetry, niche astrological data and hauntingly relevant messages from millennia ago.



Beautiful Mermaid holding a baby

Catechism For A Witches Child

“Catechism for a Witch’s Child”   When they ask to see your gods show them lines drawn delicately with veins on the underside of a bird’s wing tell them you believe in giant sycamores mottled and stark against a winter sky and in nights so frozen stars crack open spilling streams of molten ice to earth and tell them how you drank the holy wine of honeysuckle on a warm …

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“…When we got to the part where we had to improvise an argument in a poetic language, I got cold feet. “I can’t do this,” I said. “I don’t know what to say.” “Say anything,” he said. “You can’t make a mistake when you improvise.” “What if I mess it up? What if I screw up the rhythm?” “You can’t,” he said. “It’s like drumming. If you miss a beat, …

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Rune enscribed stone tablet

He Points The Way To The Gates Of The Sun

At Bolligen Jung created a monument out of stone to express what the Tower means to me. On one side, Jung carved in Latin In remembrance of his seventy-fifth birthday, C. G. Jung made and placed this here as a thanks offering in the year 1950. On the side shown in this photograph, Jung created a mandala centered on Telesphorus, the Greek demi-god of healing, surrounded by a Greek inscription, …

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The Best Poem For The End Of An Era

This is the best poem for the end of an era. And in particular, for a heavy astrology transit. I posted it when Neptune was changing from Aquarius to Pisces but it is magic for any Neptunian mood. Anti-Lamentation Regret nothing. Not the cruel novels you read to the end just to find out who killed the cook. Not the insipid movies that made you cry in the dark, in …

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Libran Scientist In Space

Black-Holes, Galaxies, Dark Matter – Who Says Astronomy Can’t Be Occult? I get quite a few scientists emailing & subscribing. They keep it real quiet. I particularly loved this charming email from an Italian Libran Scientist the other day…Italian AND Libran is like too much no? Like the Sagittarian Brazilian Belly-Dancer…but love his anecdote.  I reckon the machine would have been wonking out with Mercury Retro? “….Thanks sooo much Mystic. …

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The Burning Of Giordano Bruno

Never Forget Giordano Bruno

The Burning Of Giordano Bruno by Leonora Carrington Giordano Bruno was an Italian ex-monk  turned astrologer, magician, philosopher and cosmologist who lived 1548 to 1600, when he was imprisoned for seven years before being stripped naked and burned to death by the Inquisition (aka Vatican) for heresy.  Among the charges: dealing in divination and magic, denying the virginity of Mary,  believing in reincarnation and speaking out against the Catholic faith. …

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