Magician, Astrologer, Shaman: Writer. Headmistress at Donna Philosophica’s School of Magic and Mastery.
Blue Origin vehicle launch, 2021, Van Horn, Texas.

Astrology’s an ancient tool for exploring the real final frontier: Consciousness

In a dizzying collision of fiction and real life, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin just sent Star Trek actor William Shatner into space.

Sure, sending the actor who played Captain Kirk into space is an epic publicity stunt. …

Astrology Beyond-the-Horoscope Forecast for September 2020

With election season heating up in the United States, we’d do well to recall the preamble to the Constitution:

“We the people, in order to form a more perfect union…”

It doesn’t say a perfect union, it says a more perfect union.

Perhaps that’s, in part, because the framers of…

Astrology Beyond-the-Horoscope Forecast for August 2020

I really do wish I had a magic wand. I would wave it, and everyone could enjoy “the dog days” (of summer, in the Northern hemisphere, of winter in the Southern).

But, alas, it’s not going to be that kind of August.

I don’t often spend most of my time…

Astrology Beyond-the-Horoscope Forecast for July 2020

Humanity is going into labor; what you’re witnessing are the first waves of contractions.

As anyone who’s been through natural childbirth knows, birth is not the simple affair you see on television show. …

Astrology beyond-the-horoscope forecast for Taurus 2020

Imagine the scene: a lovely park, walking barefoot through the grass, decadent picnic, watching the ladybugs dance by…

Psych! We now interrupt the regularly scheduled program for something completely different: This is no ordinary Taurus season.

Love Out of Bounds

When the Sun enters earthy Taurus, we do love our sensual pleasures.

Taurus’ governing…

How Hermetic Adepts Use the Mystery at the Heart of Creation for Magic & Self-Mastery

Continued from The Veil of Isis (Part 1).

Hermeticism and the Accursed Sciences

What is hermeticism, besides a trendy word in some new-age circles?

It’s been called “the accursed science,” though it’s not precisely a science the way the word is commonly used today.

Today’s scientists tend to explore the world on the “horizontal” dimension…

How Hermetic Adepts Use the Mystery at the Heart of Creation for Magic & Self-Mastery

In the last chapter, our Magician stands at the crossroads, examining the things spread out on the table before him, and wonders.

You see, the Magician’s already figured out that, in order to create — in order to step into that coveted Flow — he needs to focus on mastering…

America’s Turkey Day has deeper roots in pagan tradition than you may realize

As I was laying in bed this morning, contemplating the cooking ahead, my smart speaker read the expected Thanksgiving-themed stories, including one on the politics of the name “Thanksgiving.”

Of course, the Thanksgiving mythos is complex. Even today, school-kid textbooks gloss over the twin genocide’s upon which the United States…

Donna Woodwell

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