Art is inherently magickal, and you, as an artist, are also a magician who can ritualize your creative endeavors to make them stronger than ever. Astrea Taylor offers an impressive collection of spells, rituals, deities, and lore that will help you bring to life the story, painting, sculpture, or music you've been dreaming about.
This book is designed to guide you through the entire creative process. You'll draw inspiration from spirits and the four elements to complete your rough draft, and then use the principles of alchemy to refine your piece. Astrea also shares deep insights on releasing your art into the world, resting between projects, and persevering through hard times. From handling criticism to awakening the guiding spirit of art, this book shares numerous exercises and activities to get your creativity flowing and keep it going.
Includes a foreword by Michael Herkes, author of The Glam Witch
"Creativity and art are cherished by so many of us, yet it's also common to experience doubt, insecurity, and blocks in the creative process. In Inspiring Creativity Through Magick, Astrea Taylor explores the topic of creativity from a variety of magickal and practical angles, providing readers with the tools to not only complete meaningful creative projects, but also keep the fires of inspiration lit. This is a must-read for magick folk who participate in the arts or want to!"—Durgadas Allon Duriel, author of Worthy as You Are and The Little Work
"If you are delving into the occult, there is a good chance that you have a streak of creativity too. Astrea Taylor has written a book that seamlessly weaves creativity and magick together, revealing in new and exciting ways how one influences the other and how they are inextricably entwined. Crafty witches, magical manifestors, and magicians of all kinds will fall in love with this affirming and useful book that will teach you how to invite spirits of creativity, invoke states of flow and bless your works so that they transform, heal, delight and inspire. If you've ever set a pen to paper, written a song, danced, painted, dressed-up, performed, or come up with an inventive solution to a problem, open this book and discover how to enrich your art with magic."—Madame Pamita, author of Baba Yaga's Book of Witchcraft, The Book of Candle Magic, and Madame Pamita's Magical Tarot
"Astrea's words weave a potent mix of practicality and inspiration which will unblock your creative process and unleash the magick within you."—Hana the Suburban Witch, host of Witch Talks podcast
"Astrea Taylor is a gifted storyteller and teacher. In Inspiring Creativity Through Magick, she seamlessly blends myth, history, and wisdom with the encouragement for creative practitioners to find their own way. This book is a must-read for those longing to embrace their own creativity, birth a new project, or embrace the spirit of creativity in their daily lives."—Mandi Em, author of Happy Witch and Witchcraft Therapy
"In Inspiring Creativity Through Magick, Astrea Taylor displays a deep working knowledge of metaphysical guides and the spirits of creativity. It's a wonderful exploration of inspiration and divine assistance within the creative act and a goldmine for breaking through creative blocks!"—Laova and Eric Lingen, hosts of The Spirit World Center podcast
"Inspiring Creativity Through Magick is a wonderful guide to bringing forth and inspiring your inner muse. Astrea details how to create a magickally productive, creative space and how to use your inner magick in a beautiful, inspiring way. The easy to follow advice and rituals included will catapult your artistic side and you will create magick in no time."—Jen Sankey, author of Magickal Manifesting with the Moon and Stardust Wanderer tarot deck
"From the airy head space where creative endeavors begin to...the grounding effects that earth provide, there is a magical, elemental approach presented in creating an artist's rough draft in the first half of the book. In the latter half, Astrea explores art as an egregore that takes on a life of its own, allowing the creator to refine, release, and recharge once the work is complete. With rituals and exercises throughout, this is a true work of art that all practitioners of any craft would benefit from exploring."—Vincent Higginbotham author ofHow Witchcraft Saved my Life and Thrifty Witchery