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Maja D'aoust

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Maja D'Aoust: Halloween, Familiars and the Spirit World

Earth Ancients

A comprehensive exploration of familiars and their many forms and powers• Explores witch’s familiars in folklore, shamanic, and magical traditions around the world, including Africa, India, Scandinavia, ancient Greece, and China• Explains how familiars are related to shamanic power animals and how the witch draws on her personal sexual energy to give this creature its power• Examines the familiar in alchemical, Hermetic, and Egyptian magical literature, including instructions for procuring a supernatural assistantExploring the history and creation of a “witch’s familiar,” also known as a spirit double or guardian spirit, Maja D’Aoust shows how there is much more to these supernatural servant spirits and guardians than meets the eye. She reveals how witches are not the only ones to lay claim to this magician’s “assistant” and examines how the many forms of witch’s familiars are well known in folklore throughout Europe and America as well as in shamanic and magical traditions around the world, including Africa, India, and China.The author explains how familiars are connected with shapeshifting and how the classic familiars of medieval witchcraft tradition are related to the power animals and allies of shamanic practices worldwide, including animal guardian spirits of Native American traditions and the daimons of the ancient Greeks and Romans. She examines the fetch spirit, also known as the fylgia in Scandinavian tradition, and how the witch or sorcerer draws on their personal sexual energy to give this creature its power to magnetize and attract what it was sent to retrieve. She looks at incubus, succubus, doubles, doppelgangers, and soul mates, showing how familiars can also adopt human forms and sometimes form romantic or erotic attachments with the witch or shaman.Reviewing alchemical, Hermetic, and Egyptian magical literature, including the nearly forgotten alchemical works of Anna Kingsford, D’Aoust explores their instructions for procuring the attention of a supernatural assistant as well as an extensive description of the alchemical wedding and how this ritual joins the magician and familiar spirit into a single unified consciousness. Exploring fairy familiars, she reveals how a practitioner can establish a “marriage” with a totemic plant or tree spirit, who, in return, would offer teachings about its medicinal and visionary powers.Delving deeply into the intimate relations of humanity with the spirit world, D’Aoust shows how forming connections with living forces other than human enables us to move beyond the ego, expand our magical abilities, as well as evolve our conscious awareness.Maja D’Aoust, known as the Witch of the Dawn, is a practicing witch and scholar of alchemy and occult lore. After completing her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, she studied Oriental medicine and acupuncture and later earned her master’s degree in transformational psychology with a focus on shamanism, the I Ching, and ancestors. She is the author of A Witch’s Bestiary: Visions of Supernatural Creatures, coauthor of The Secret Source, and creator of a Tarot deck, The White Witch Tarot. She lives in Los Angeles.

1hr 27mins

30 Oct 2021

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Maja D'Aoust on Familiar Spirits

Cat Rose Astrology

Reading Maja D'Aoust's book 'Familiars in Witchcraft', has been one of the highlights of my daimon research. Not only does Maja know her stuff in terms of how the daimon has shown up in so many guises throughout history, but she also lives a life with her daimon. I had so much fun talking to Maja - and I hope you'll have as much fun listening to this conversation. SUPPORT THE 'DISCOVERING YOUR PERSONAL DAIMON' KICKSTARTER: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/catrose/discovering-your-personal-daimon BOOK AN ASTROLOGY READING: https://catroseastrology.com/astrology Subscribe to Cat's channel so you can always stay up to date on her latest free videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeqiJ1yNr3178b-VIY2WCmQ?sub_confirmation=1 Say hi to Cat on social: Instagram: http://instagram.com/catroseastrology SUPPORT THE SHOW: https://www.patreon.com/creativeintro BECOME A PATRON + GET AWESOME REWARDS!! For hundreds of years, creatives have been supported by patrons and all-round good eggs who want to see more magic in the world. I love supporting my fellow creatives, and I make no secret of asking for support from those who appreciate my work. Every penny helps this labour of love go on, and with every milestone reached, I can throw more of myself and resources into making the Creative Introvert and all my offerings better and better. So what do you get in return for becoming a patron? Other than the fuzzy feeling of knowing you've helped support a creative, you can also choose from the following rewards: $5/month = Monthly Creative & Business Tips Report For $5 a month, I'll send you an in-depth email report outlining the key creative and business opportunities based on the astrology of the month ahead. Each month I will cover: - The main creative highlight / opportunity - How to work with the lunar phases this month - What to watch out for (what not to do this month!) - And more! $10/month = Monthly Astrology Meetups + Moon Circles Monthly Astrology Forecast Meetups are held online, on Zoom. I will go through each of the prominent transits for the month ahead, and we can discuss the astro-weather and how to best navigate it. We can also look at your own birth chart and see how specific transits might play out for you! Creative Moon Circles are also held each month on Zoom, on the Full Moon. I take you through what each month's Full Moon can mean for you creatively (we can also look at your birth chart!) and will provide you with several journal prompts to guide your "moonth" ahead ;) $15/month = The Creative Introvert Academy This is the tier for creatives who are serious about building a business they love, on their terms! You get access to my entire library of premium courses, Masterclasses, templates, cheat sheets and all the bonus goodies. Otherwise known as, The Creative Introvert Academy, this includes content on topics ranging from marketing your creative work, increasing confidence, getting clients in a way that feels good to you and so much more. $25/month = Personalised Monthly Astrology Report At the end of each month, I'll send you a recorded personalised astrology forecast for the month ahead. These video reports will take into account your unique birth chart, as well as the current planetary weather. I'll also incorporate tips specifically for your current creative projects and pursuits! $75/month = 1:1 coaching with Cat! Not only do you get all the perks from other tiers, you get a monthly 1:1 chat with Cat! We can do a proper coaching session, discuss your astrology transits or just have a chat about our favourite introverted pastimes - 100% up to you to use these calls as you like. SUPPORT THE SHOW: https://www.patreon.com/creativeintro #TheCreativeIntrovert #CatRose #CatRoseAstrology


4 Oct 2021

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Maja D'Aoust: Divination, Cultivating the God-Mind with I Ching

Earth Ancients

The Occult I Ching: The Secret Language of SerpentsAn illustrated guide to the occult history, serpent magic, and practical application of the I Ching• Reveals how the sacred language of the original eight trigrams of the I Ching was discovered by a wisdom serpent known as Fu Xi• Explores how the I Ching formed the basis of the earliest Taoist philosophies, its complex correlation with human DNA, and its relationship with artificial intelligence• Provides new contemporary analysis of each of the 64 hexagrams, their changing lines, and archetypes of the I Ching• Includes original artwork highlighting the serpent magic within the system and tools to help you interpret the I Ching based on your own individual experienceOne of the oldest books in the world, the I Ching has been used in China for millennia to open a dialogue with divinity, gain insight and wisdom, and pull aside the curtain of reality to reveal the light of the heavens. Yet, despite its popularity over thousands of years, few understand its mysterious origins, symbolism, or occult connections.In this illustrated guide, Maja D’Aoust applies her significant experience as a professional practitioner and scholar of the I Ching to provide a history of the oracle, explain the mechanisms at work behind it, and offer a new experiential approach to its interpretation. The author begins by examining the discovery of the I Ching by the first mythical emperor of China, Fu Xi, a divine being with the body of a serpent. She reveals how Fu Xi’s eight original trigrams, also called the Ba Gua, provided a sacred language of symbols that allowed for communication between the diviner and the spirit world. Using the I Ching’s principles of cosmology as a basis, the shamans of ancient China developed the earliest Taoist philosophies of nature, medicine, martial arts, and mathematics as well as ecstatic practices, war strategies, birth and death rituals, agricultural systems, and alchemical studies. D’Aoust further shows how the I Ching relates to the mathematical sequences of biology and human DNA, examining the correlation between the serpent’s tail and the double helix. She reveals how the ways the oracle connects with your own inner knowing parallel the ways in which DNA repairs itself.Providing a new analysis of each of the 64 hexagrams and their changing lines and archetypes, the author explores each hexagram’s meanings in depth, alongside original artwork highlighting the serpent magic within the system and tools to help you interpret the I Ching based on your own individual experience. Revealing how the oracle holds complex networks of meaning that language alone fails to capture, D’Aoust offers a new understanding of the Book of Changes and its many hidden lessons.http://www.witchofthedawn.com/

1hr 52mins

12 Jun 2021

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S2E7 A Witch's Beastiary with Maja D'Aoust

Bizarro Aficionado

In this episode I chat with Maja D'Aoust The Witch of the Dawn to discuss her book A Witch's Bestiary.  We discuss Vampires, Baphomet and what some of these (and many more) creatures represent and the culture and history of their Mythos.   Music for the show Provided by: Chasing zZz Check out Cashing zZz new Album AutoPilothttps://soundcloud.com/chasingzzz/albums Maja D'Aoust http://www.witchofthedawn.com/ Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/Maja-Daoust/e/B00LRYV9A8%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_sha

1hr 13mins

22 May 2020

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EP 318 Magic And Familairs With Maja D'Aoust

Project Archivist

This week Maja D'Auost joins us to talk Magic and a Brief History of Magical Familiars. We talk about What a Familiar is, Where did the term come from?, What is a Nagual?, What is a Weyekin? what are Eggregores and Servitors, Do Familiars give you superpowers, And How do you get one of your own? Outtakes after Music. Closing Music For The Show: Janes Addiction- Mountain Song.

1hr 15mins

18 Apr 2020

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121. Forecast On Current Global Situation w/Maja D'Aoust

The Mother Loving Future Show

Episode 121- What is really going on behind the scenes of the current COVID-19 outbreak that has put our planet into uncharted territory on a global scale? In this episode, we hear from the wise Maja D'Aoust about her take on this outbreak. Maja reads tarot live and uses astrology as a tool to understand this epic moment. She explains to us that this crisis is not unprecedented at all, in fact, it is just a station on the universal cycle of life: The moment of death before the rebirth. Maja gives us answers to all our questions and gives us a fresh and resonant perspective on this time in human history. Overall, it is out with the old and in with the new!


23 Mar 2020

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Ep. 98: Maja D'Aoust: The Oracle/Witch of the Dawn/The Occult I Ching

End of the Road

Maja is a practicing Oracle and Witch who performs public rituals and educational lectures.  Maja's interest in Alchemy, magic and the esoteric sciences spans her entire lifetime.  She has studied Biochemistry, oriental medicine, martial arts and acupuncture, and earned her Masters Degree in Transformational Psychology.  She worked for 11 years as the librarian of Manly P. Hall's Philosophical Research Society.  Currently, Maja is starting a public educational non-profit called The Well Wishers which focuses on teaching wellness and esoteric sciences to the community.  Maja is the author of several books, most recently The Occult I Ching which is the primary subject of this podcast.  For more information about her fascinating work and activities, please go directly to her website at:  www.witchofthedawn.com Happy holidays!


11 Dec 2019

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Familiars in Witchcraft with Maja D'Aoust

Voices of the Sacred Feminine

To celebrate Samhain or Halloween, tonight our topic is Familiars in Witchcraft, the new book out by Maja D'Aoust, scholar of alchemy and occult lore.  After completing her Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry, Maja studied Oriental Medicine and acupuncture and later earned her Masters Degree in Transformational Psychology, with a focus on Shamanism, the I Ching and  ancestors in her thesis work.   Tonight we'll take a comprehensive look at familiars and their many forms and powers.  Should be a fun way to honor the time of year when the veil is the thinnest!

1hr 12mins

31 Oct 2019

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Familiars and Supernatural Guardians with White Witch Maja D'Aoust

Supernatural Girlz

The witch's familiar, are these supernatural non-humans also connected to Shamanic and Magical traditions around the world?Maja D'Aoust, the Witch of the Dawn, is a practising witch and scholar of alchemy and occult lore.  After completing her bachelor's degree in biochemistry, she studied oriental medicine and acupuncture and later earned her master's degree in transformational psychology.

1hr 31mins

31 Jul 2019

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"The Circles of Life" with Pro-Witch Maja D'Aoust

Basic Witches

This is a big one. Like, life and death big. If you ask Pro-Witch Maja D'Aoust (www.witchofthedawn.com), there are no endings and beginnings, no life and death - simply a changing of forms. Maja schools us on alchemy, the Ouroboros (the snake eating itself), growing up Pagan, the I-Ching, and seeing the never-ending circles of life. This smart witch is anti-manifest, anti-abundance, and a total centrist, so enjoy this change of pace! In closing, we end with a very well-rounded card pull using the power of three. Follow your intuwitchin’ by following us: @BasicWitchesPod // @LeahKnauer // @RachelLaforest Subscribe! Review! Share! And we promise we won’t put a hex on you <3

1hr 16mins

15 May 2019