Intuitive Magical Practice by Natalia Clarke is one of those books I had the privilege of reading long before it came out. That’s been tricky because it had a significant impact on me and I didn’t want to pre-empt the book too much by talking about that.
This is a small book that offers things you can do to bring your intuition into your practice. It’s a gentle, generous book with a lot to offer in this regard, written by someone for whom intuition is at the heart of magic. Its clear reading this book that Natalia had to work to find and reclaim her intuition, and that raised a lot of questions for me.
It seems obvious – especially after reading this book – that magic should be intuitive. It shouldn’t be entirely prescriptive of about going through someone else’s instructions. I know there are intensely prescriptive high ceremonial…
This is a personal presentation of a post I made in a forum in response to some ‘instruction’ on how circles feature within Druidry. It’s a little reactive, but I thought I’d share it out into the world. Maybe I’m wrong. I often am.
I’m not going to be put off by your gaslighting, and I do feel that you’re conflating ceremonial magic and druidry and in the doing of which you’re missing the point of the latter.
There are perfectly fine practices of mixed Druidry and, eg, Wicca. Philip Carr Gomm wrote on the subject in his work Druidcraft. I’m very much a ‘what works for the individual” druid and I’m not here to dissuade you from exploring all the paths in the wood, or from disagreeing with customarily held views. I think though there is a need for clarity when one decides to speak with authority.