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  • Manifesting, intention & making the magickal link

    Sometimes I am asked for advice on how to work with an intention candle, a stone or a spell to manifest a desired outcome. I’ve noticed that most people have workable book knowledge or at least an intuitive understanding of which materials and practices they want to use for manifesting and intention work. Often, however, there’s a gap of understanding about how to establish the “magickal link.” The magickal link is how we make a connection between ourselves and our desired outcome. It is an essential component of manifestation work and magick. Magick defined is to cause change in accordance with one’s will. With this definition, it’s possible to view…

  • Special Hours Labor Day weekend

    A number of people have asked, and YES! We will be open Labor Day weekend. Hours on Saturday are a little different, though. We will be open reduced hours: 1pm-4pm. Please visit and browse or schedule a service!

  • Summer Open House this Saturday, Aug 17!

    I’m so excited for the upcoming Summer Open House on Saturday, Aug. 17. Join us 6-8pm for refreshments, an opportunity to meet and speak with all of the practitioners, and a chance to win two pretty awesome door prizes. It’s free to enter! I just love setting up a party and watching people mingle and enjoy themselves. I think you can expect to have a very enjoyable time, so please come. (The entire store will be 10% OFF!) During the event, many of the practitioners will be offering special rates on their services, so be sure to speak to them. There are some great discounts and free add-ons coming your…

  • Notes on spiritual and mental health

    I'm attempting to catalog some of my deeper thinking on topics that seem to come up in themes when I am speaking with visitors to the shop, conversing with the healing arts practitioners, or listening to friends share. Lately, I am witnessing a theme around mental and spiritual health.

  • Sound Bath for the New Moon in Leo

    Our first sound bath with Elise Manzo was an incredible treat. I am still vibrating from those heavenly sounds! This deeply relaxing and healing experience was brought to us by her beautiful bowls, which have been handcrafted over a period of six months and tuned to the planetary energies according to the Vedic tradition.

  • A Tabula Rasa

    Boleskine House, the former residence of famed and defamed occultist and ceremonial magician Aleister Crowley, has been set on fire in an act of vandalism.

  • The Language of the Tarot and What It Offers Us

    A few weeks ago, when I told everyone that I was going to begin reading Tarot out of the shop I promised a post about my approach to Tarot. Since then, I have been so busy actually reading Tarot that I haven’t gotten around to writing about it! A funny thing happened during this same period of time – my literal sight changed. I abruptly had to adjust to the fact that my reading glasses had become no longer a choice, but a necessity. After a few days of headaches I broke down and bought a stronger pair. Now you’ll see me walking around with them on my head. I…

  • Community Healing Hours, June 15, 12-3pm

    Back by request! This Saturday, join us for a sampling of blissful self care, including 30 minutes of reiki and reflexology for $30. We recommend the $5 add-on for an aromatherapy foot soak while you enjoy the reiki, before moving on to reflexology. It gets rave reviews! NEW THIS MONTH: We’re adding chair massage! You can have a 10 minute chair massage with our new LMT, Jason Burleigh for $10. Bring dad- he’ll love it!! We also offer gift certificates for massage therapy with Jason if you’re looking for a last minute Father’s Day gift! Check out his rates on our services page. At Healing Hours, walk ins are always welcome, but…

  • Welcome, Amy Hedges, Integrative Wellness & Nutrition

    I'm very excited to welcome Amy Hedges to the growing list of practitioners at STAR + SPLENDOR! Amy offers one on one nutrition counseling, support, education and group workshops to address any health and nutritional goal. Amy’s aim is to help her clients lead healthy lifestyles by getting to the root of their health challenges.