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Holy Summons

Let go….release…shed…surrender…its time to cross the threshold…the holy summons…separating…stepping into the Elder…stepping forward… towards… severing from old ways and states of being…separating from crisis…open to the opportunity…feel it in the belly…your soul is longing to grow…leave behind the worn out ways…your heart is expanding…you don’t have to remain stuck in the land of the hunters and the hunted…breathe yourself up to your fullest height…step into your shoes of confident compassion…step forward into the unknown…the magic…the blue flame…even when terrified…ask yourself… what is it we’re being asked to separate from… What shapes do you need to leave behind…immortal being…embrace your enlightened journey…your ladder awaits…eternal one…stepping up…

— © Astarté Earthwise 20 January2023

Thank You Damien Echols

“I believe there are only two unstoppable forces in the universe. One is love, the other is intelligence. I also believe that a person’s capacity to love is directly related to their intelligence level, just as hate corresponds to a person’s level of ignorance. The only thing that makes it impossible for the system to destroy you and grind your spirit into nothing is to be more intelligent than it is.”

― Damien Echols

I believe this man’s wisdom and grace has actually saved my life and the lives of many, his brand of magick is both authentic and potent as is his being, thank you Damien Echols, thank you. ❤

Book Review: Six Ways: Approaches & Entries for Practical Magic By Aidan Wachter


As we approach the anticipated “Age of Aquarius” new tools are surfacing, and I believe that Aidan Wachters book Six Ways is a veritable lighthouse for those with a desire to get connected in a no nonsense way to magic, and I know this book is destined to become a new classic for practitioners of Magic and Sorcery. As a teacher of the Metaphysical Artes now for over 40 years, I highly recommend this book. Having read this book, I am already selling my other books on Magic, as this book has all I need.

Reading Aidan’s book is like drinking a nice cold beverage on a hot summer’s day; it refreshes and quenches the thirst. Effortless to read and grasp, full of clear, easy to understand concepts and exercises with a twist of his great sense of humour with no dogma attached, which makes the book even more of a great tonic, guaranteed to move you swiftly towards your magical goals.

After just three weeks of practicing his “reclaiming rite” things shifted and manifested swiftly in my life more than any other practice I’ve experienced, Aidan an Aquarian himself is clear and solid in his teachings and his generosity of spirit goes above and beyond as he is so willing to give and share unstintingly.

Six Ways will guide you to variety of approaches, concepts and entries into magic in the simplest of forms that are obviously proven, as roads that have been travelled successfully. Here Aidan throws away the theory and literally gives you the bones, guts and dirt on how to set up a daily working practice, no matter your level of experience, this book will assist you. It will also remind you of the simple things you used to do, but maybe have forgotten. This work is simple and fluid.

As a fellow animist Aidan’s words resonated deeply. You will find Aidan will guide you through the simplest of instruction for resonating and plugging into working with spirits, allies and entities which will help beginners and can also be applied to existing practices. He will take you, like an old friend through chapters of Intention, Focus, Self Power, Trance, Divination, Raising Power, Offerings, Petitions, Sigils, Crossroads, Weaving, Consecration, Sorcery and a whole lot more. He offers a fresh straightforward view that is timely for the world we live in today. If you want to do more than just read about magic, (don’t we all ) then this book is for you to start living your Magic!

Aidan is also a highly gifted talismanic jeweller whose magical practices are rooted in witchcraft, folk magic, chaos magic, and animistic spirit work. This book, his first will be now high on my recommended reading list, and a must read for my students. I am so very grateful for such a concise, practical and well thought out book on Magic and Sorcery.

Here is a link to  Aidans Wachters Website.

© Astarté Earthwise June 2018



Broken Bones, Magic and Boots


So its 3 months and 3 days since I fractured my knee and fractured my back, and damaged my right ankle. It’s been an interesting challenge on its own living alone, dealing with the pain and coping with trying to run a business when I should have been on total bed rest.

I’ve learnt a lot about myself, my resilience and strength in that time as my second Saturn Return played havoc with my bones. This morning when I finished work, my new, second hand hiking boots arrived at the post office. I’ve just returned from the longest walk I’ve taken in years. Everything hurt, but I just pushed through the pain and kept going…..The hills were tough, my heart pounded deeply in my chest….the pain in my good leg was mind numbing and I had to make several stops just to overcome its grip and breathe properly through it…..I’ve been here before in recovery, as the cycles are duly noted.

Outside of work, maintaining my home, doing my magical practices and cooking, I’ve been in bed, In this time i’ve been blessed to devour, and devour again and work some exercises from a book called Six Ways by Aidan Wachter, which I totally and highly recommend. I have managed to catch up with Gordon White’s Rune Soup Podcasts, so I feel like I’ve absorbed so much information, feeling deepest gratitude for the work these two men do so brilliantly in the world of magic.

I’ve had so many messenger birds literally bashing into my window with their sweet totemic messages from spirit. They have even done so repeatedly, just making sure I got the message…trust me I heard you and I’ve noted and made changes. And when I left for work this morning and approached my car there was a wallaby joey running back and forth in front of me…dispelling the long thought of theory that both Kangaroos and Wallabies can only move forwards….All in all, I was reminded that all I need know is that moving forward is enough – that you do not necessarily have to be clear on your path, though it definitely helps and my clarity is returning after so many drugged out days on pain killers. Simply moving is called for and the bigger the leaps and bounds the better for me.

Thanks also to my best friend Deborah, who has kept me sane and listened to my grief and sorrows through this hellish time, I love you dearly.

As I rebuild my strength, I’m writing some individual workshops which I look forward to bringing to you in a much more personal atmosphere of intimate low numbered groups.

Please let me know if you are interested.

Keep smiling and keep moving forward.