Guatemala in 2012, right at the height of the Mayan calendar predictions, was a place brimming with an eclectic mix of magic. The Guatemalans didn’t believe the world was ending, but rather that it was the age of enlightenment from dark to light. People from a vibrant mélange of traditions all over the world flocked to the country to enjoy the land, pray on it, and welcome forth this new era.
According to Kelly Behrend, everything fits into the chakra system— trauma, personal healing, books, even social justice and activism. Racism, for example, is a root chakra issue, while sexism and LGBTQ equality is a sacral chakra deal.
Sarah Akala entered my office in a swirl of long gleaming dark curls and layers of softly swaying feminine fabric. My first impression was of a young, modern woman. Then I had a psychic vision of her as a gypsy in another lifetime. I put that on the back burner and focused on Sarah, here and now.
Spirit Guides just returned from the Afterlife Research and Education Symposium, organized by the Afterlife Research and Education Institute (AREI) in Scottsdale, Arizona. This gathering brought together some of the brightest and most well-studied minds in the afterlife research space, all working to provide evidence to the idea that our consciousness continues once our physical body dies.
Brian Weiss. Wayne Dyer. Deepak Chopra. Anita Morjani. Eben Alexander. Gary Schwarz. We all know these are big names—and Mark Pitstick, MA, DC, is associated with every one of them. And for good reason—as an author, documentary producer, experiential workshop leader, among many other things, for more than 40 years he has been a powerhouse in the spirituality and afterlife fields.
From a young age, all Eleni Gray wanted to do was use her intuitive abilities to help others. But, as is the case with many prodigy spiritual healers, the people in her life weren’t as keen on her taking that path. She found herself conforming to those societal expectations that were considered ‘normal’ for a long time. Eventually, severely depressed and on the brink of divorce, Gray finally hit her own rock bottom and decided nothing was worth ignoring her true heart callings any longer.
Crystals are the unofficial mascots of spirituality. Often the first step on a spiritual path for new seekers, crystals offer a peek into the mysteries and beauty of the world around us—and also invite us to explore the world within us.
Happy Anniversary to us! One year ago today, on a mystical full moon on 1/11/17, we launched Spirit Guides Magazine into the universe from the energetic land of Sedona, Arizona.
If death is the final frontier, R. Craig Hogan, PhD, is one of the odyssey’s leading pioneers. Beginning this Friday, September 15, 2017, the Afterlife Research and Education Institute (AREI), of which Hogan is the president, will hold one of the largest symposiums ever on afterlife studies.
The astrology of Aeolian Heart is a perfect key to understanding the Hermetic axiom, “As above, so below/As within, so without.”
Aligning passion with purpose to create a fulfilling career is the driving force for entrepreneurs in the Aquarian Age. We are no longer happy with working a job to simply get a paycheck, and gone are the days where we are overworked, underpaid, and under stimulated. We conscious creators, magic makers, intentional doers, have taken the reins of our lives and our careers.
Last month, we launched our 1st annual Best Of Spirit Guides 2017 and it was a blast, fulfilling all those original intentions! We connected with and discovered many like-minded souls who are living their passion and purpose, and sharing their magic with the world. We were humbled and blown away by the response from you, our tribe, with your favorite light workers in 20 categories.
Every day, Courtney Beck gets up before dawn because it’s the “most magical time of the day.” She does a 20-minute meditation, journeying to the sky for a check-in with her spirit team. Then, while in a trance-like state, she begins to channel messages directly from the Hindu god Krishna.
In 2009, the Dalai Lama proclaimed that “the world will be changed by the western woman.” Today, we can see his prediction coming true as more and more of us deliberately infuse the divine feminine into all areas of life and rise to become the changemakers of the future.
“You’ve come through the worst of it, that’s what I’m hearing. You’ve come through the worst of it by far.” That’s what my guardian angel said. She told it to Ivory LaNoue and Ivory LaNoue told it to me. Like a game of telephone, I wondered if it was true.
Ritual and ceremony are something that our modern lives don’t see nearly enough of. Honoring the sacred and connecting with spirit are often viewed as only available to the “enlightened.” But the truth is that spirituality is for everyone, and ritual is not only an effective tool, but also a magical way to initiate the conversation with the universe.
It’s no secret that the recent struggle at Standing Rock echoes the Native Americans’ painful past legacy of oppression at the hands of the U.S. government.
When author and shaman David Kowalewski isn’t helping souls on the other side, look for him outdoors. Retired after a 30-year career as a university professor, he’s perfecting his skills in tracking. He tracks wolves and edible and medicinal wild plants.
Although yoga is a thousands-of-years-old practice, Elizabeth Rowan is changing the way we use and view this ancient tool for personal transformation—reminding us all that we are inherently alchemists.
Even if we absolutely-positively-100-percently believe in the ability of psychic powers, having access to those powers ourselves can sometimes seem far-fetched or completely unattainable. It’s easy to believe communication between the physical and spiritual realms is a privilege reserved for only a few natural-born clairvoyants.
Music transforms the unseen and it nudges us in certain directions without us even knowing it. Anyone who has fallen under the lyrical spell of musical collective’s Nahko MFTP and their call to action with Hoka (the newest album), knows first hand how powerful their sound is in evoking healing change (personally and collectively). “If your mind is in the right place – and music will help you get there – then you can heal,” explains Chase Makai, lead guitarist of MFTP.
Jessica Lanyadoo can feel your pain. Literally. If you’re sitting with her at a dinner party, silently nursing a migraine, she’ll turn around and ask, “All right. Who here has the headache?” Or her knee will throb because she has inexplicably absorbed a stranger’s injury as her own.
She’s an actress, a producer, a civic leader and the go-to spiritualist in Hollywood. Patti Negri—psychic medium and spiritual advisor—has been generously sharing her gifts for decades to empower anyone who wants to bring magic into their lives.
This way or that way? Job A or job B? Stay or leave? Decisions, choices and options bombard us every day to the point of choice overload. Whether big or small, constant decision-making has the power to weigh you down and pump you full of fear. In these moments, you wish you had someone or something to direct you toward the right path.
A crowded Irish pub in the early ‘90s: Suzanne Connolly zeroes in on a young man with a tiny gold barrel around his neck. “I can tell you the history of that necklace,” she says, abetted with a bit of liquid courage. It might sound like the start of a mystical, perhaps Twilight-esque love story, but for Connolly it was instead a growing, undeniable realization of her intuitive abilities.