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Killing Moon Ritual 30 day spell



28th November 2017 - It’s been a really hectic couple of months! The Samhain Killing Moon special offer meant I started 3 separate cycles in that month – so they overlapped and kept me busy through November too! The closing ritual for the 31st October cycle is tomorrow night and after that my work will balance out a little bit. Usually it’s quite evenly split between ritual work and preparing attunements for people – but October and November were very intensive with ritual work! That’s no bad thing because I love what I do. And I’ve been working on some new rituals that I’m planning to bring to Maya Magickal in 2018! And some new Starseed courses for Mayastar too 😊 The Starseed courses and Mater Aeterna Goddess energy based courses have been the most popular courses over the last year. And the most popular additions to the syllabus since the Avalonian Trilogy. So I’m really excited about how that’s developing.

I may have to make some changes to the syllabus in 2018…work was deferred on the website (twice) due to family commitments and changes…but when it does, I will be making changes to the syllabus because there have been so many additions over the years that it’s most sensible to retire some of the courses to make way for new ones. I am thinking about how I will do that and I’ve a couple of ideas that will make things simpler. The first one is that the Doctoral Programme will become a fixed syllabus package. At the moment students can select their own courses for their programme and receive certification for each Advanced Diploma (18 Advanced Diplomas make up the Doctoral Programme) – but with a fixed syllabus, I will be able to work out fixed schedule options which would make things a lot simpler and also help students when they’re deciding how much time they can allocate each week to study and practice and so on. So that’s a change that will take quite a bit of work initially but will work out better for everyone.

The other thing I was thinking was, I could set up packages that include the retired courses so people can still take them – and possibly make them available exclusively to newsletter subscribers. I’m still thinking about these things at the moment as it will be a few months before I can sit down and really get to grips with it but of course, I’ll keep everyone up to date with any changes.

The Black Friday course package offer and the 108 Package offer have been popular and that’s great too. I love working with students who are pursuing advanced certification or extensive packages because having work scheduled for myself over a period of months actually seems to make me more productive! The busier I am, the more efficient I have to be over the administration side of things and the more efficient I am with that, the more it seems to have a knock on effect with everything else!

Another update is that the INHA (International Natural Healers Association) website is currently being updated – so if you follow the link, the website’s down. I haven’t changed the links to their site throughout the course manuals or website because it’s only temporary – but if you want to contact them, email me and I’ll pass a message to them – or you can contact them through their LinkedIn Profile. I have a lot of time for the founder of INHA – I’ve worked with her since Mayastar Academy was first formed and all of my courses (and Mayastar as well as myself as a teacher) are fully accredited by the INHA. It’s so important that reputable organisation like INHA verify teachers and practitioners – they offer valuable support and are a great networking tool – putting students in touch with the right teachers and clients in touch with the right practitioners. Fantastic organisation and always appreciated. As are the World Metaphysical Association – who also accredit Mayastar.

Anyway…this entry is getting pretty long because I’ve been busy and now I’m trying to catch up!!! On the homefront…well…not a great deal to report…I’m working on a new crocheted blanket…Spider’s birthday was fabulous and we went out to dinner to celebrate. I’m happy because Lana Del Rey, Lorde and Taylor Swift all had new albums out this year…and I LOVE them all! The coven are working with Jungian Story Telling rituals at the moment…it’s not exactly new territory but it’s a new and unstructured ritual setting so that’s pretty exciting! The Chihuahua family is well…and so is the cat…but they all try to sleep together in the same kennel because the weather’s really turned…which is cute but starts all kinds of fur baby rows 😃 I’m seeing my sister for lunch and shopping this week but other than that, I’m spending a lot of time reading, listening to audiobooks and working on new rituals…I’m in my element! I hope everyone else is having a great month too!


30th September 2017 - My month turned out a bit weird because after my birthday, Spider got the flu...and after he got better, I got it too and ended up with laryngitis! So it's been a quiet month (and not just because I lost my voice for part of it!). However, it allowed me to organise a mammoth month for the Samhain Killing Moon cycle - I am starting multiple cycles because this time of year is particularly good for strengthening the spell as it marks the 'dying' year - from Halloween to Mid-Winter Solstice is the dying phase of the year and tapping into that energy during the KM really intensifies the spell.  And I love having the opportunity to work with clients in achieving greater freedom and release from negative karmic bonds and anything that's holding them back.  It's always good to share my skills with my students and clients and open up new opportunities for people but the Killing Moon ritual is unique and is the result of decades of experience and study in magickal arts - so it's like sharing my masterpiece with other people! XX  I love this time of year for that reason :)


I wrote some more information about the Killing Moon cycle on the special offer page... www.mayamagickal.net/killingmoonoffer.htm 


15th September 2017 - I had the most fantastic birthday...spent the whole entire day with Spider (that's kinda rare at this time of year because the better the weather, the more work he has)...so we went out for lunch and then he took me shopping and treated me like an absolute princess!  I've been inundated with gifts :)  I'm especially enamoured of the new Kat Von D perfumes, Saint and Sinner...and because I couldn't choose between them, he bought me both of them <3  And then we went to his mum's and then his friend's and then to Tescos...I guess we kind of did a tour of the locality...finally settling down to watch American Horror Story Roanoke!  Which we are both loving despite its mixed reviews.


I got lots of DVDs this birthday...Death Note (Complete) and The Devil is a Part Timer...Ballerina...Roman Holiday (Audrey Hepburn)...Harvey (James Stewart)...Dances of Ecstasy (Gabrielle Roth)...plenty to keep me entertained now the weather is starting to turn autumnal. 


All in all, the day was pretty hectic really!  And the day before I'd been lunching with my mum and got a wonderful hand carved wooden bowl which will be used in the Dianic rituals as a less formal alternative to the altar.  The new rituals call for room to sit down and get comfortable, to be able to eat and drink and so on...as the rituals will be hours long and less structured than our usual work.  I like the challenge because it pushes me to get creative!


Speaking of magick...I have some personal work to do this weekend but I've allocated additional rituals to be able to offer the Goddess Diana Mirror Shield ritual for psychic protection...in some ways it might be considered an alternative to reversal workings but it has an additional element which makes the ritual itself a lot longer to perform.  For that reason I've not made it available through the website but from time to time I make it available by invitation only to my newsletter subscribers.  So the intensive will be completed Saturday-Monday to harness the energy of the Dark Moon to further empower the spell.  So I'm looking forward to that!


But for now...I'm having a well earned rest tonight!  I predict an epic bubble bath and a good audiobook <3  Oooh...and a bit more of that gluten free chocolate birthday cake I think!


10th September 2017 - Cosy Sunday afternoon, snuggled on the sofa while I henna my hair...watching V for Vendetta and playing Animal Crossing.  I have another two hours until I can rinse my hair and then I'm going to do my 5 Rhythms session and meditation...before my temple work session.  Going to do a double session tonight and tomorrow so I'll be ahead of schedule as I have many lunch dates...and dates...and a birthday...and various personal commitments coming up in the next couple of weeks!!! Yay!!! Many lunch dates at Nandos (Celiac friendly dining out can be a challenge!). Hope everyone's having a great week!!! <3


5th September 2017 - A really wonderful week.  Have been working with the coven to determine areas we will be working on over the coming year - the archetypes we will be focusing on and also the methods we will be using in the circle.  In order to keep my work varied, because I provide a wide range of dance intensive Tantric Shamanic spell options through Maya Magickal, I wanted to focus the coven in a new direction for upcoming rituals - so we'll be using story telling as part of a far less structured ritual set up and will be working with lots of deities and archetypes through myth and fairy tale.  It should be interesting and I can't wait to get started!   I'm reading Women Who Run With the Wolves (CP Estes) again to get me into the spirit!


Had a lovely weekend too - Sunday dinner with Spider and the family.  We went conkering. We played at the park. We had chicken and chips.  We played badminton in the garden...it was sort of like an activity holiday really!  And this week I'll be seeing my sister and my mum's visiting at some stage too - so it's a fabulous start to the month.


I'm pleased to be welcoming some new students to Mayastar too - I love working with new students and clients and there were many new additions to the Mayastar family in August and some students taking advanced programmes that I will be working closely with over the coming months and years! 


Just sent out a newsletter with a special offer for the Rainbow Sequence Healing course for subscribers only...so now it's time for me to get out of the office and get into a bubble bath with a good book!!  See you on the other side! X


25th August 2017 - I've been busy this week with quite a hefty schedule...extra attunement and ritual sessions every day this week! Excellent time for reversal and protection spells and also will be starting a second Killing Moon cycle at the end of this month so it looks like the Dark Moon vibe is going to continue!  Which is extra good because I'm working on some mojo of my own at the moment...and I will be sending out a special offer to newsletter subscribers for the Nataraj Dance of Destruction working special offer for this weekend!



17th August 2017 - It's a gorgeous day today...this summer the weather's been really fickle but today's gorgeously warm and sunny...with a breeze...not to humid...not to hot...not too cold...Goldilocks Zone weather!  So I'm having a fab day even though it's the day I henna my hair...


...yes...I know I'm like a broken record when it comes to my hair but seriously guys - henna can be a bit messy and walking around with the weight of the 'mud' on your head can give you neck ache...if it's cold I get a stiff neck...if the mix is runny is applies and washes out easily but it's a pain to keep mopping up the drips for the 6 hours it's on your head!  If it's too dry it's hard to apply and very hard to rinse.  So it's all swings and roundabouts when it comes to the application. BUT...it's always SOOOOOOOO worth it.  As long as you're not averse to the earthy smell of henna (and my boyfriend's a fan of the smell too so that's a bonus), it super conditioning. It's super red.  It's super shiny.  I bother to spend the time applying my henna because no way am I spending any extra time each week applying products, serums or anything to my hair!


My henna mix secret is to add a tablespoon of coconut oil into it - one tbsp for every 100g of henna powder (and choose body art quality henna powder if you can!).  The oil can make it a little more messy while it's on your head but it's super deep conditioning and it makes it much quicker to rinse it out too. 


And my other tip...don't use silicone based conditioners or products on your hair ever...they essentially waterproof your hair and you won't get such a decent colour...you won't be able to condition your hair well.  Silicone products ruined my hair - they were worse for my hair than peroxide IMO.  So I totally boycott them and stick with Lush shampoos and conditioners.  Favourites are Rehab shampoo and American Cream or Happy Happy Joy Joy conditioner.  I've even converted my mum to Lush hair care because she ran into the same problems with silicone based products as I did.  I know the cones are supposed to wash out or evaporate over time...but my experience is that regular use created a build up that ruined my hair.


Ok...I'll get off my soapbox (no pun intended) and stop preaching about hippie/pre-raphaelite hair care...


I'm so glad to be back on this blog...I used to use it to write up anything I was doing that day so it turned out a real mix...sometimes I'd be pondering on magick or new applications for old spells and things like that.  Or talking about new courses I'd added or channelling work I'd been doing.  And other times I'd rave about whatever music I was listening to that day, how my dance class went, what plans I have for photoshoots and themed art projects (I won't start on about that because I have way too many things planned...but way too much stuff that I need to organise in the interim...but that's going to be fun)...and I'm sure I've blogged extensively about my henna experiments too! LOL


I suppose quite a bit changed in my day to day life during my blog break though.  My lifestyle has changed quite a bit.  My routine has changed significantly too.  Spider (my BF) moved in...I gradually changed my working and sleeping hours so my work fits in around his work and we get time together etc.  I still have my temple work and meditation routine - and I still reserve weekends for magickal work.  So professionally it doesn't make much difference but personally it's turned out really well :)


I'll continue to share random updates with you guys...so stay tuned <3 Love love love <3



14th August 2017 - Busy weekend with lots of magick "business" taken care of (personal and professional!).  And another tailored Tantric Shamanic Ritual with Divinity Assumption Channelling for a client - focused on the transmutation of negative energies for the purpose of healing.  I'm extremely pleased with the DA Channelling option and the different ways I've tailored such workings for clients since I added this on Maya Magickal.  Most often people take the option to create a glamour or aura of enchantment in order to favourably affect circumstances they come into contact with or to be perceived in a favourable light - this is popular for people in their work and professional life but can be applied in other ways.  And also, the DA Channelling can be useful to create immediate changes during a Reversal Spell or Protection Spell. But generally the Healing Spell options are less popular but I really love taking the opportunity to tailor my spells to the client and this weekend was wonderful in that regard!


This week my mum's coming to visit at some stage...so the only real plans I have fixed is me and my Spider (bf) going over to my sister's for a family lunch and to play with my nephews. I'm expecting a royal reception because I bought them My Neighbour Totoro on DVD and they absolutely love Studio Ghibli (as do I!).  We usually go for walks and play in the garden but the weather this year's been pretty temperamental so I think it's a good opportunity to expand their Ghibli collection.


Happy Days!!! <3

10th August 2017 - I have really neglected this blog page! For a while I was focused on keeping the Wordpress one up to date but because of the format, it never really took the place of my 'personal' blog. Then I was focused on updating my YouTube channel...but I think I may have come full circle because this format and this style seems to work the best for me and I think it's the most popular with my students and clients too. The simple format also means I can update with brief note and more detailed stuff...but it stays informal and doesn't have to turn into articles and essays.  So let's see how it goes!  Hope you enjoy it and welcome back if you followed this blog in the past!


Updates since my last post...well...TONS!!! The Valkyrie Hearth (coven) is back on form and we have some intense work based around story telling, pathworking and initiation coming up later this month.  So I may develop some rituals for clients through that.  The Valkyrie Power and Protection TS Ritual with Divinity Assumption Channelling (which is available from www.mayamagickal.net/valkyrie.htm) can be tailored to be a personal initiation/empowerment ritual - for those drawn to those powerful energies! 


In the early month's of 2017 I was busy writing up a number of courses that have been added to the Mayastar syllabus...Starseed Psychic, Starseed Spirit Guide, Starseed Unicorn, Starseed Shiva, Dark Moon Mother, Pleiadian Resonance...these can be found in a menu for new additions at www.mayastar.net/newmenu.htm


I will try to make my next update a bit more personal...what I always liked about this blog was that I could update with personal stuff as well as professional stuff...and use the format to share thoughts and ideas and information about Mayastar and Maya Magickal but in an informal way which I hope keeps things accessible to my readers! X


Anyway - thanks for stopping by and please stay tuned! XXX


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A message to humanity | The Soul of Man Has Been Given Wings



From “The Great Dictator”

“I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone, and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The airplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men; cries out for universal brotherhood; for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say, do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. Soldiers! Don’t give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you, enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men – machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines, you are not cattle, you are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the seventeenth chapter of St. Luke, it is written that the kingdom of God is within man, not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy, let us use that power. Let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill that promise. They never will! Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfill that promise. Let us fight to free the world! To do away with national barriers! To do away with greed, with hate and intolerance! Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite! Hannah, can you hear me? Wherever you are, look up Hannah! The clouds are lifting! The sun is breaking through! We are coming out of the darkness into the light! We are coming into a new world; a kindlier world, where men will rise above their hate, their greed, and brutality. Look up, Hannah! The soul of man has been given wings and at last he is beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow! Into the light of hope, into the future! The glorious future, that belongs to you, to me and to all of us. Look up, Hannah. Look up!”