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Everything Is Magick

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Not many people know that I handled my late father’s communications agency for six years starting in 2002 when I was 22 years of age as the MD and dealing directly with top corporate heads far older and experienced, training and leading employees older than me …. even teaching as guest faculty at a management institute. Spiritual service always felt much better. Eight years ago I started Magick store. Before that I had already started Tarot India Network and trained many people in meditation, tarot and healing. I juggled the two sides of my life for years…but to start a spiritual store and Wiccan temple in Mumbai meant I had to dedicate time and be there for people personally and full time in the spiritual world. At the peak of my corporate career, I suddenly decided to let go in 2008. I literally left the old me behind and started all over again, financially, mentally and spiritually creating something out of nothing.

Letting go is easy when you are spiritual, whatever be the temptation, whatever be the attachment to the past you, its a spiritual calling that takes over. Its true that I took almost nothing with me except myself when I began Magick because I wanted to begin totally afresh…and it worked out within a month returning to me much more than what I expected. It added much to my career, whether it was fame or prosperity, the universe just handed over everything to me as usual, and I am grateful as ever. Whether it was my own radio show or TV show, numerous features in leading newspapers or profiling in top magazines, the response of India to this tiny store was amazingly positive and divine.

Within year of Magick I had made so many new friends and had served so many new people that starting Global Wicca Tradition and teaching its courses was just natural. People simply demanded that I initiate them into my own spiritual tradition. Global Wicca is founded on Wiccan values, even though it is not just any other Wiccan tradition. The values of this spiritual tradition are the inner Self and not just outer nature, self-realization and not just religious rituals, enlightenment and not just the craft. Its a fusion of global spirituality and not just western paganism or eastern spirituality.

Evolving continually as usual, I am now in London…beginning a new phase and focusing on the next stage of my life, one of motherhood and meditation, writing and passing on my experiences and knowledge to the new generation through Global Wicca which is now shifting base to London. Writing books is perhaps the best way to allow the sacred knowledge to reach out to all those who deserve it. My focus has shifted and so has my location.

What I am most grateful for is that Magick in Mumbai was the first but not the only Wiccan spiritual store in India…many more were inspired to start new stores and begin temples. The rituals and healing energy sent to earth from Magick was felt and experienced by many more people than I can think of. People learnt and began new stores and temples all around me. Magick was revolutionary and it started a new era of Wiccan awareness in India.

I do understand that a store like Magick at 16th road Bandra west, Mumbai, which still miraculously runs amazingly well with me far away in London for the last over three years, would at this point need someone local to own it and manage it with full dedication. Someone who has the knowledge, the wisdom, the sincerity and love for Magick. Everything is smooth and easy for the right person. Its an opportunity for me to pass on the baton to someone who can do even better and achieve even more. We now also have an amazon.in storefront of Magick. Serving people is a blessing and if spirituality is your calling you need to put both your feet into it…not worry about how you will run it…how you will manifest the money or success without the safety and security of corporate income…you know someone did it before you and so can you!

The advise I will give to to my successors is:

  1. You deserve to be happy, healthy, secure and well off. Spirituality is not about sacrifice. Spirituality means there is always enough for you and everyone else.
  2. No-one loses and everyone wins. There is no room for competition, negativity, jealousy, envy, hatred, superiority, anger or malice in spirituality.
  3. Harm none and do as you will. Spiritual power = spiritual responsibility. Anyone who attempts using power harmfully loses power instantly.
  4. Do not be in fear …regarding how will you make money in the spiritual field…regarding how you will find balance between family and spirituality. Everything is possible and you have it in you.
  5. Do not be ashamed to be in a spiritual business. The world needs more spiritual people who are successful…those who can show that it is possible to have peace, love, health, wealth, fame and power…all while remaining loving, compassionate, positive and honest.
  6. Do not be afraid of your inner power. The world needs powerful people who know that real power is within.
  7. Money is not everything. If money was the goal then starting a fast food store would be a better idea in the world of consumerism….yet people like us choose to focus on spiritual work because self-realization is the most important objective.
  8. Do not hide. We need to unite our material and spiritual world as one, without hiding or obscuring our spiritual truth any further. We need to show how to use everything in a spiritual way, whether it is the energy of your home or workplace, fashion or romance, everything can be infused with spiritual awareness. Magick means that spiritual peace can be felt in everything and everyone right now.
  9. Spiritual work is the best way to heal and improve everything and to bring the world together into a new light of self-realization. Love what you do!

Blessed Be!

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Eeeek …Witches! Really?

‘Miss. Miss. Miss…can I tell you something?’ an excited three year old girl at my son’s nursery ran to me and started off. ‘There was a woman. She wanted to eat up all the pet animals. She was so scary. She was a witch. She was so evil….’ she went on breathlessly… and then quickly ran away to play with my son. The kids had just been subject to an hour long pantomine that told the wicked tale of the supposed evil that lurks as witches in the world.

Now what can I say to a small kid of her age? In my book ‘Yes, You Are A Witch!‘ explains in a fun way, to older kids and young adults, how being a Witch is great and positive and how witchcraft is simply wise-craft, a positive application of a spiritual power that all of us are naturally endowed with, to improve our life. Yet instead of books like these, libraries have been stocked with children’s books such as ‘Witches’ by Roald Dahl, that bring forth images of horrible women who turn innocent kids to mice. I am glad that at least JK Rowling and Sir Terry Pratchett brought some kind of balance to this situation by depicting at least a few good witches their legendary fiction books. Yet the amount of misunderstanding that little ones have been subject to, in the name of ‘witchcraft’ and ‘witches’ through fiction and fairytales over the years of growing up right from babyhood is absolutley incredible.

The other day I was reading a book called ‘Meg and Mog’ to my son which is about a witch who lives with her cat Mog. Turns out predictably that she dresses up in black cloak and a tall hat to fly on a broom up the chimney after midnight with her cauldron brewing bats, spiders, worms, beetles and frogs with her witchy friends at her ‘spell party’ gathering on the hill, where her friends get turned into, guess what – mice.

Funny? Enjoyable? Yes for sure! But such stories while fictional also strengthen the mis-perception of witches being crazy weirdos having strange super-powers who are upto no good.

Have you ever heard of any such negative images regarding any other real-life, very much existing, thriving community or sub-culture made of real people being spread amongst kids and adults alike in such a widespread way across centuries? Have you heard of books that have cartooned up any other social, professional, religious, or cultural group in this manner through fiction and non-fiction alike, brainwashing us right from the time we were little? What if we depicted any other professional skill in similar derogatory ways commonly in literature – lets say carpenters as men who sawed kids up, beauticians as ladies who skinned people alive, or religious priests as horrible men who abused little boys? Doesn’t sound fair now, does it?

The last thing I want my son to grow up thinking is that witches are pure evil, kind of weird, whacko loonies or in any way ‘not normal’ people. Not because I am a Witch, but because I believe in sharing only truth.

So when can we have some positive stories written about witches for little kids? Any of you writers listening out there? Coz if you don’t do it I surely will!

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Swati Prakash

New Channel – Global Wicca

Dear Friends

The recent interesting discoveries such as the amazing supernatural sightings of real fairies and dragons at Magick, have prompted us to start this youtube channel.

Global Wicca on YouTube

Besides the playlist of the supernatural evidence recorded on CCTV, this channel also features other informative videos about Wicca and Spells such as a documentary on Wicca created by a team of university students.

Do enjoy watching all our videos and new ones will be updated from time to time for your education and awareness of some of those wonderfully magickal subjects that you will grow to love. 

Blessed Be

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Swati Prakash

Intuition or Intention

It was the soccer world cup and I happened to see this game on television where a team seemed to be losing badly and I said no, they are going to win just half an hour to go…and with the amazement of friends watching  this game, I turned out to be right.

I saw in my dream clearly in the form of a media news story with stock indices graphs, that a certain bank’s stock would rise within 3 months by 25 percent and told the bank manager…and after three months I was not surprised by the headlines.

I saw in my dream a cyclone coming and in my dream itself I sent it away. After a few days I did not panic when friends messaged me of the warning of a cyclone that was to hit Mumbai. Noone could quite understand where the cyclone went though.

I saw in one dream, a house with two large furry cats in the open space outside just before I was to travel to a new place. The same scene with the same two cats repeated in the new location during house hunting.

Were these all these examples mere cases of intuition or did it have to be my hidden or conscious intention that ensured the above?

What is intuition after all?
Are we creating our universe at seome level…consciously or unconsciously?
If yes then our intuitions simply point to things we are manifesting unconsciously.
Intention however is to manifest consciously.
Thats the main difference.

So while it may be a very strong intuition that those things were to happen…my intention to prevent misfortune such as the cyclone, manifest stock market success, make the losing team win or simply to have those two furry cats around was adjusting the universal vibrations around me. I must admit I truly wanted the losing team to win at least that game.

So is the the world around us changeable…and if yes to what degree?
The answer lies in the fact that everything is a vibration created by the mind and when you are in the centre of this universe…in the energy of the creator aspect of nature…nothing is quite impossible. If you can see it, feel it, want it, think it, dream it (and you can be awake in your dream)…you can achieve it.

I have seen the maximum power in both my intuitions and intentions when I have been meditating for large amounts of time everyday, spending time at my store Magick, working with crystals and candles, oils and herbs, watching magickal films, reading magickal stories, discussing magickal subjects. Somehow all this expands your energy field and links the mind with the universe so that you are One. That’s when you can read anyone’s mind only too easily or make things happen without any stress.

Yes you can meditate all the time when you are completely in the spirit plane. But if you enjoy pĺaying the game of life you open your eyes and see things changing and shaping, healing and improving everyday…perhaps thats why I am a witch.

You will be a much better witch when you awaken your inner power using the right methods.

Learn all about this. You can download the syllabus and learn at home with email or video chat interactions Www.tarotindia.com/guide has the pdf syllabus.

Blessed be
Swati Prakash
Www.tarotindia.com

A Magick Spell

Your luck is your creation
Right thought and good vibration
As you give so you receive
Life becomes what you believe
Magick happens all the time
All of nature is divine
Wind and water, stone and tree
Everything is energy
Time, space and all dimensions
All adjust to your intention
Everything you see or hear
Is born of either love or fear
So free your mind and open your heart
Take one step, just make a start
Leave the past, don’t fear the future
Right now you are one with nature
You are truly here in this moment
Cast your spell with inner silence
Right now feel your inner power
Realise just who you are
Hear the truth, know this for sure
You are the One, and nothing more
You are the sky, the stars, the earth
You manifest the Youniverse
Heal the world, heal the self
You are here to heal and help
By earth and fire, wind and sea
You are the Goddess, Blessed Be!

Swati Prakash
Www.globalwicca.com

Magick: From Darkness to Light

Ever since I launched Magick – India’s first Magickal and Wiccan store in the heart of Mumbai (Bandra West), I have seen many reactions from all kinds of people. Followers have lined up for remedies, help and solutions. Students have enrolled for a multitude of courses in spells, healing, divination and tarot. Dedicated disciples have recieved initiation into the Global Wicca Tradition. Skeptics and non-believers have started beleiving. Critics have turned to fans.

There has been an absolute change in the spiritual and metaphysical scenario of the city. More people are rising in consciousness and awakening to their true inner power – the power to heal, help, the power to liberate from suffering, both themselves and others around them.

Several healers are proudly calling themselves ‘witches’ and ‘Wiccans’. Some are even following in my footsteps.

At the same time, we must not forget that the world was so far in darkness of ‘tamas’ (kalayuga) and is waking up like a little baby. A newly awakened being is still confused and dazzled by the  light.  One main feature of kalayuga is the presence of dark and manipulative people who are low in morals and ethics. Even in the world of ‘spiritual healing’ you will see some of those around.

It is necessary to also check the credentials of the healer properly. They should be well acclaimed and knowledgeable. If they claim they are Wiccan, please ask for certifications – check which Tradition they are initiates of, or are they just a follower of a tradition, without having undertaken training…also if they are trained initiates check if their Clergy status is still valid – or were they cast out of the tradition. Remember Wicca is a Tradition based system. Check what sort of a Tradition the person is representing…are they truly doing good work. Just because someone says they are Wiccan – doesn’t mean they really are experts in Wicca. They may have just read a book or a website. They may be still learning. They may have taken initiation from a very vague source. Or they may not even know the true meaning of Wicca. There are ample cases of some teens coming together and practicing some dark arts and going around claiming to be ‘Wiccan’ whereas they do not even follow the Wiccan Rede of Harming None. There is a very well known ‘Wiccan’ author who claims she can bring you any man or woman of your choice – a totally non-Wiccan thing to do as it comes under the category of dark arts (Wiccans never do spells to attract specific person). Media and public were so far ignorant about whom to follow and whom to not.

The good news is that all this is changing – people are being more careful about what type of spiritual healers they associate with. They no longer follow fake babas or negative black magicians or bad witches.

I have found that people are careful about quality and ‘energy’ these days. They will seek the best and know how to follow their intuition to choose what is right for them.

That  is why there is Magick at 16th road Bandra West, near Mini Punjab restaurant.  Tel 022 65250328 timing 1130am to 830pm. In this little store  you will find all you need to have a better life – in the form of stones and crystals, amulets and candles, spellkits, incenses and herbs. You can even get your cards read by experts who are fully trained and qualified by Tarot India Network, and get a spell cast for you by those who have been properly trained in the Global Wicca Tradition – so you know that you are in safe hands.

Enjoy!

Blessed Be

Rev. Swati Prakash

www.supermagick.com

MAGICK, 02265250328

from 1130-830 pm @16th road, Bandra West, Mumbai

Who We Are!

A lot of us go through a lot of things in life…a spectrum of several experiences is a single person. A spectrum of several lifetimes of experiences is a soul. And we have so many forms both human and beyond human that we are taking constantly and experiencing since time immemorial. We are all here to experience each and every possibility of life.

Have you ever noticed how many different people we all are….from serial killer to saint…all kinds of people exist. You alone have been so different when you were born, when you grew up, from yesterday to right now, to how you will be and behave in future, that’s how diverse you alone are. And all the people you know or don’t yet know are different and unique on their own. And this is only the variety we see in the human realm…there are so many creatures, animals, birds, plant life, microbial among the incarnate beings. Beyond the incarnate we are so many spirit beings…various forms of energy…some with form and some without…every person, animal, rock, plant, object, place, every thought, emotion, idea has an existence of its own and is living its own life, not just on our planet but in the infinite number of planets, galaxies in this amazing universe. Can you imagine now…just how infinite our universe is? And have you ever thought of where this universe really is…where did it begin…where will it end if ever…?

The truth is that every person, animal, plant, microbe, spirit…place, thing, emotion, thought, idea, desire…just everything there is in this universe is just this one being, this one energy…taking so many forms, being so many beings…experiencing it-self. And this one being, this Uni-verse is within me…within you and within all that exists. In-fact we are all various aspects of our one-self experiencing itself…each other..each thing through this life and beyond. We are the dreamer who forgets he is dreaming and then one day wakes up in his own dream and realizes s(he) is creating a very interesting dream which is life itself. Your deepest, innermost self knows this already. Your outer mind may or may not be conscious of this always,  but this is the real and most beautiful truth about who we are. We are each other…various aspects of our true self experiencing each other in every possible way.

How does that make you feel about yourself now? How does that make you feel about your partner…your friend…your sibling…your colleague…your ex…your enemy…politics…your religion..your neighbor…your servant…the dog on the street…How do you now feel about the pages of all the books you have not yet read…all the books you have…the music on your ipod. How does it make you feel about the water your drink or the food you are eating. How about the thought you are thinking…How do you feel about your thought now? Envy, hatred, ego, greed, lust, fear, compassion, joy, bliss…what do you feel in this very moment as you read this line?

And do you realize that because of everything that has ever happened (and not in-spite of it)..all the broken hearts and angry words, all the smiles and laughter..all the sorrows and bewilderment…all that I and you have ever, felt, experienced or have not felt or experienced, for each other, everything, everyone, for the known parts of our-self, for the unknown parts of our-self…we are who we are right now. In this very moment we are all perfect, all one, all love!

Behind the facade or play of life, our true self is hidden (and sometimes revealed). Our true self is love itself. We are here to love every aspect of our-self. And this love transforms our awareness into our greater consciousness, taking us closer to our infinite nature. Yes we are love and everything is love. All hate is also love. All hurt is also love. All anger, all betrayal, all rights and wrong, all lies and deception, or successes and failures…there is only love behind it all. Our love is our only reality. We are right now together, the uni-verse, one song, one truth..in perfect peace and perfect unity, in perfect love and perfect trust, that is who we are and will always be.

Blessed Be
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Rev. Swati Prakash