Chapter 1: The Seven Wonders of Protection

Introduction to the Magickal Recovery & Discovery Pilot Program & it's creator, Daniel Link.


Halloween, 2020



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Shadow Work: the Basic Tools explained


Me, with Julia Cameron at an Artist's Way event in Austin, TX. 1998.

SHADOW PAGES

THE FIRST IS THE TOOL I HAVE PRACTICED DAILY FOR THE PAST 22 YEARS…CALLED “MORNING PAGES” IN THE ARTIST’S WAY. I’VE IDENTIFIED THIS PRACTICE AS “SHADOW PAGES” FOR THE SEVEN WONDERS.


NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH A WITCHES' BOOK OF SHADOWS, ALTHOUGH IT WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUR PERSONAL BOOK OF SHADOWS FOR SURE.


SHADOW PAGES ARE BASICALLY A JOURNAL. THE RULES ARE SIMPLE: GIVE YOURSELF AN EXTRA 30 MINUTES FIRST THING EVERY SINGLE MORNING TO FREE-FORM WRITE, OR “BRAIN DRAIN” FOR 3 FULL PAGES. THAT’S IT. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A GOOD WRITER IN ORDER TO DO THIS…THIS IS NOT A WRITING EXERCISE…IT’S A COMMUNICATION EXERCISE. MORE THAN THAT, I’VE FOUND IT TO BE AN ACTIVE FORM OF MEDITATION…WITH REAL WORLD ADJUSTMENTS AND MANIFESTATIONS .


IF YOU'RE SOMEONE WHO ALREADY HAS A JOURNALING PRACTICE, THIS WILL BE A LITTLE EASIER FOR YOU TO ADJUST TO…BUT IT DOES REQUIRE ADJUSTING, ESPECIALLY IF YOU JOURNAL MIDDAY OR MIDNIGHT. NUDGE YOURSELF INTO TRYING THIS NEW TIMEFRAME…BECAUSE FIRST THING OUT OF BED IS THE FRESHEST, MOST UN-CENSORED MIND FRAME OF YOUR BELOVED SHADOW…WHOES TRUST WE WANT TO CULTIVATE…THE ONLY WAY TO DO THIS EFFECTIVELY IS TO CATCH YOUR BELOVED SHADOW RIGHT OUT OF SLEEP…ALL THOSE MORNING MUMBLINGS, GRIPES AND IRKY IRRITATIONS DESERVE VOICE, IN AN ENVIRONMENT OF INTIMACY AND SAFETY. OTHERWISE, THEY RISK SLIPPING JUST BELOW OUR CONSCIOUSNESS AND IN FACT, CAN INNOCENTLY BE IMBIBED INTO THE INANIMATE OBJECTS OF OUR EVERY DAY LIFE. COFFEE CUPS GET SLAMMED DOWN AND BREAK. OUR VEHICLES ABSORB THE PENT UP ANGER OF OBSESSIVE ROAD RAGE AND DEVELOP A “NEW NOISE.”


THREE PAGES IS MANDATORY - AGAIN, YOUR BELOVED SHADOW NEEDS SOME TIME TO FEEL FREE TO SPEAK UP AND/OR SCREAM OUT. AT A PAGE AND A HALF, THE FLOW IS FINALLY GETTING HONEST.


DON’T JUDGE WHAT YOU’RE WRITING…BECAUSE THINGS YOU WOULD NEVER ADMIT OR SAY TO ANOTHER HUMAN BEING WILL FLY OUT IN RAGEFUL OUTBURSTS. YOU WILL ALSO GET BITS OF INSIGHT, AND SWEEPING EPIPHANIES… A FAIR SHARE OF GENERAL WHINING ACCOMPANIED BY REDUNDANT BROKEN THOUGHTS AND RAMBLINGS.


FOR THOSE OF US WHO DO NOT HAVE A JOURNALING PRACTICE, AGAIN, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS ISN’T ABOUT BEING A GOOD WRITER…DON’T LET THOUGHTS LIKE “I CAN’T SPELL”, “NOT INTERESTED IN WRITING”, “IT’S A WASTE OF TIME” AND “THIS ISN’T ABOUT REAL MAGICK” TRICK YOU OUT OF THIS LIFE CHANGING TOOL.


YOUR SHADOWS PAGES ARE NOT FOR READING…NOT BY YOU, OR ANYONE ELSE…ALTHOUGH YOU WILL BE ASKED TO CIRCLE BACK AND RE-READ YOUR SHADOW PAGES TOWARDS THE END OF THE COURSE TO TRACK YOUR PROGRESS AND GROWTH.


I’VE SEEN PEOPLE RESIST THIS PRACTICE AT FIRST BLUSH, BUT AFTER SOME TIME, WOULD GIVE UP OXYGEN BEFORE SHADOW PAGES.


ALL YOU NEED IS A NEW JOURNAL OR NOTEBOOK. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE FANCY OR EXTRAVAGANT… ALTHOUGH MANY WITCHES DO HAVE AMAZING LEATHER-BOUND JOURNALS. THE IMPORTANT THING IS THAT IT’S AT LEAST THE SIZE OF A STANDARD NOTEBOOK. SMALLER, DECORATIVE JOURNALS ARE FUN, BUT CAN SUBCONSCIOUSLY RESTRICT OUR WRITING DUE TO THE SMALL, CONSTRICTIVE SPACE AVAILABLE ON SMALLER SIZED JOURNALS.


YOU NEED A GOOD PEN, OF COURSE, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY YOU NEED TO BE ALONE AND UNDISTURBED DURING YOUR SHADOW PAGES MORNING SESSION.


I PUT ON PANDORA’S NEW AGE BEATS CHANNEL, AND GET THE COFFEE GOING AS I SIT DOWN WITH MY SHADOW PAGES. MAKE YOURSELF COMFORTABLE, AND PROTECT YOUR NEW SACRED MORNING PRACTICE AS YOU WOULD ANY SACRED RITUAL.




SHADOW DANCE

THE NEXT TOOL IS INSPIRED FROM A PRACTICE I LEARNED YEARS AGO, DURING VOCAL TRAINING. MY VOCAL COACH WAS TRAINED BY DEBRA BEINHORN, WHO DEVELOPED AN INNOVATIVE METHOD OF UNDERSTANDING HOW SOUNDS RESONATE AND FEEL IN OUR BODIES…IT NOT ONLY TEACHES US HOW TO LISTEN WITH, BUT TO TRUST WITH OUR BODIES FIRST, NOT OUR EARS.

I CALL THIS TOOL “SHADOW DANCE.”

AGAIN, DON’T LET THE NAME FOOL YOU…YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A GOOD DANCER TO PERFORM A SHADOW DANCE. YOU DON’T EVEN NEED THE MOBILITY OF YOUR LEGS. ALL YOU NEED IS YOUR BODY, SOME PRIVACY, YOUR FAVORITE JAMS AND A MINIMUM LIGHT SOURCE, A CANDLE OR TWO PERHAPS…BUT MOONLIGHT IS PREFERABLE.


20 MINUTES 1 NIGHT A WEEK YOU ARE GOING TO CONNECT AND DANCE WITH YOUR SHADOW. TO BEGIN, START YOUR MUSIC AND STAND WITH YOUR ARMS DOWN IN MOUNTAIN POSE, FACING YOUR SHADOW. SAME IF YOU'RE SITTING. TAKE 10 FULL, STEADY CYCLES OF INHALES AND EXHALES. THIS IS DELIBERATE, NATURAL BREATHING. NEXT, WITH YOUR EYES LOCKED ON YOUR SHADOW, SIMPLE LET YOUR BODY GENTLY SWAY…THINK OF YOURSELF AS A PENDULUM…GENTLY HANGING BY A CHAIN THAT IS ATTACHED TO THE CROWN OF YOUR HEAD…YOU MIGHT VERE A LITTLE LEFT, CIRCLE A LITTLE TO THE BACK…YOU’RE NOT DIRECTING THE MOTION…THE MOTION IS DIRECTING

YOU. THE MORE YOU GAZE INTO YOUR SHADOW…ALLOW YOURSELF TO IMAGINE YOU ARE YOUR SHADOW… SOMETHING WE WERE GREAT AT AS KIDS, BUT DON’T ALLOW OURSELVES TO DO IN OUR ADULT FORM. NOW LET YOUR SHADOW LEAD THE DANCE…INCORPORATE MOVEMENT…AND SEE HOW FAR YOU CAN GO WITH IT. YOU ALREADY MIGHT BE SOMEONE WHO JAMS OUT IN THE BATHROOM MIRROR…IF SO…DANCING WITH YOUR SHADOW WILL BE LIKE DANCING WITH MADONNA. AGAIN. MAYBE YOU’VE BECOME TOO RIDGID IN YOUR ADULT SELF TO TAKE SOMETHING LIKE THIS TOO SERIOUSLY. IMAGINE MY SURPRISE WHEN I STARTED SPENDING LESS TIME TAKING MYSELF TOO SERIOUSLY, AND MORE TIME HAVING SOME SERIOUS FUN BY SIMPLY DANCING UNDER THE MOON TO THE BLACK KEYS.


IF YOU’RE IN A CHAIR - IT’S ALL GOOD…YOU KNOW, YOU CAN STILL KINDA SWAY BACK AND FORTH…THROW IN A LITTLE WAVY ARM MOVES…RIDE THE BROOM FOR A LITTLE EXTRA COOL…


THE POINT IS, OUR BODIES ARE OUR MOST PERFECT PENDULUMS…SHADOW DANCE WILL TRAIN US HOW TO GET INTO OUR BODY OF KNOWLEDGE, OUR BODY OF INTUITION AND OUR BODY OF WISDOM. OUR BODIES ARE BEAUTIFULLY COMPLICATED…WITH OUR NERVOUS SYSTEMS CARRYING BILLIONS OF MESSAGES AT THE SAME TIME, THEY CAN EASILY BECOME BURDENED WITH TOO MUCH INPUT, BE IT EMOTIONAL OR PHYSICAL STRESSES.


UNDERSTANDING HOW TO CONNECT WITH, AND CARE FOR OUR NERVOUS SYSTEM IS PARAMOUNT FOR WITCHES. OUR BODIES CARRY NATURAL MEDICINES, AND KNOWING HOW TO UNBURDEN OUR BODIES IS SOMETHING YOGA TEACHES US.


SHADOW DANCING ISN’T A DISCIPLINED PRACTICE SUCH AS YOGA, OR AS GENERICALLY NEUTRAL AS STANDARD MEDITATIONS. SHADOW DANCING IS SIMPLY A ONE-ON-ONE WITH YOURSELF FOR LIGHT-HEARTED PLAY…WITH A SERIOUS LIFT IN SPIRITS ALMOST IMMEDIATELY. PRACTICED OVER TIME, THERE WILL BE A NOTICEABLE LIFT IN YOUR GAIT THAT YOUR INTIMATES WILL SEE AND COMMENT ON. AND WHEN YOU HEAR IT, YOU WILL TRUST THAT THEY ARE RIGHT. BECAUSE YOU WILL FEEL IT IN YOUR BODY.


VISION QUEST

THE FINAL BASIC TOOL IS THE MOST COMPELLING BUT ALSO THE ONE THAT IS MET WITH THE MOST RESISTANCE. IN THE ARTIST’S WAY, IT IS CALLED AN ARTIST DATE. BUT AS A WITCH, I FOUND THIS TOOL MORE APPROACHABLE WHEN CALLED A “VISION QUEST.”


THE CONCEPT IS STRAIGHT FORWARD - 1 TIME A WEEK YOU ARE GOING TO PLAN 1 HOUR FOR YOURSELF TO DO WHATEVER THE FUCK YOU WANNA DO. AGAIN, THIS IS A RECOVERY PROGRAM…BUT UNLIKE RECOVERY PROGRAMS WHERE WE WITHDRAW FROM A SUBSTANCE, THE SEVEN WONDERS IS ABOUT WITHDRAWING TO OUR SUBSTANTIVE SELVES. WHEREAS THE SHADOW PAGES & SHADOW DANCING ACT AS A TRANSMITTER, THE VISION QUEST IS THE RECEIVING SIDE OF THE OVER-ARCHING SHADOW PRACTICE TOOL KIT. AND A VISION QUEST CAN BE ANYTHING FROM A LONG WALK IN THE FOREST, TO LISTENING TO SOME VINYL, TO VISITING THE LOCAL HERBAL APOTHECARY. THE POINT IS TO MAKE IT FUN AND DABBLE IN YOUR INTERESTS. DEFEND AGAINST WELL-MEANING SPOUSES, KIDS, FRIENDS AND FRIENDLY GHOSTS FROM JOINING YOU. A THRID WHEEL WILL FORCE YOUR SHADOW BACK INTO HIDING. TREAT YOURSELF LIKE A SECRET LOVER, AND SOON YOU WILL SENSE THAT THE UNIVERSE ADORES YOU IN THE SAME WAY AS YOUR SENSE OF SELF EXPANDS. AGAIN, THIS ALL SOUNDS TERRIFIC, BUT YOU’LL BE SURPRISED AT HOW EASILY YOU CAN BE TALKED OUT OF IT, EITHER BY SOMEONE ELSE, OR MORE FREQUENTLY, BY YOURSELF.



Chapter 1 Tasks & Spell work

7 Curses for 7 Charms, Angels & Demons, Mirror Magick, Circle of Protection


“SEVEN CURSES FOR SEVEN CHARMS”

ALL OF US SUFFER FROM SELF-IMPOSED CURSES, RANGING FROM SUBTLE TO DOWN-RIGHT ABUSIVE. I MENTIONED THE BASILISK FROM HARRY POTTER FOR A REASON, THESE SELF-IMPOSED CURSES HAVE ATTACHED THEMSELVES TO OUR BELOVED SHADOW…AND IN FACT DECEIVE US INTO BELIEVING IT IS OUR OWN VOICE, WHEN IN FACT IT IS A NEGATIVE CORE BELIEF, PLANTED LIKE A DARK SEED BY ONE OF OUR INTIMATES OR BY A PARTICULAR TRAUMATIC INCIDENT FROM OUR DEEP PAST. WE’VE COME TO TRUST THESE CURSES AS TRUTH, AND THEY MAY VERY WELL APPEAR TO BE ROOTED IN PROTECTION FROM HARMS WAY…BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE…SELF IMPOSED CURSES ARE OUT TO IMPRISON YOU IN LIES.


SELF IMPOSED CURSES ARE MOSTLY SUBTLE, SOME TIMES DOWN RIGHT HATEFUL, BUT THEY RANGE IN VARIETY.

AS EXAMPLES:

“WITCHES ARE FEMALE.”

“ALL MALE WITCHES ARE GAY.”

“I’M JUST FOOLING MYSELF, SOONER OR LATER EVERYONE IS GOING TO FIND OUT I’M JUST A FRAUD.”

“I LOVE WITCHCRAFT, I JUST DON’T HAVE THE TIME IN MY LIFE TO PRACTICE.”

“EVERYONE WILL THINK I’M CRAZY.”

“I’M AFRAID I’M LOSING MY MIND”

THESE CURSES POP UP LIKE TOAST ANYTIME WE START TO EXPERIENCE A LITTLE OPTIMISM OR SHOW ANY SEMBLANCE OF SELF-WORTH. MANY TIMES THEY ARE ROOTED IN NEGATIVE PERSONAL OR CULTURAL CONDITIONING. THE TRICK IS KNOWING THE COUNTER CURSE. WHEN CRAFTED WITH SOME THOUGHT, AND SUBTLE CLEVERNESS, WE CAN LEARN TO EVADE THE STRIKE OF A SELF-IMPOSED CURSE UNTIL IT’S ALCHEMIZED INTO A SELF CHARM.


EXAMPLE:


SELF-IMPOSED CURSE (NEGATIVE CORE BELIEF):

“WITCHES ARE FEMALE.”

CONVERTS TO A COUNTER CURSE/SELF CHARM: “TELL THAT TO MERLIN.”

SELF-IMPOSED CURSE (NEGATIVE CORE BELIEF):

“ALL MALE WITCHES ARE GAY.”

CONVERTS TO A COUNTER CURSE/SELF CHARM: “WITCHES ARE DIVERSE SEXUAL BEINGS.”


SELF-IMPOSED CURSE (NEGATIVE CORE BELIEF):

“I’M JUST FOOLING MYSELF, SOONER OR LATER EVERYONE IS GOING TO FIND OUT I’M JUST A FRAUD.”

CONVERTS TO A COUNTER CURSE/SELF CHARM: “I’VE COMMITTED MYSELF TO THE PATH OF WITCHCRAFT, AND MY TRUTH IS MY OWN.”


SELF-IMPOSED CURSE (NEGATIVE CORE BELIEF):

“I LOVE WITCHCRAFT, I JUST DON’T HAVE THE TIME IN MY LIFE TO PRACTICE.”

CONVERTS TO A COUNTER CURSE/SELF CHARM: “TAKING TIME FOR THE SEVEN WONDERS IS TAKING TIME FOR MY PRACTICE.”


SELF- IMPOSED CURSE (NEGATIVE CORE BELIEF):

“EVERYONE WILL THINK I’M CRAZY.”

CONVERTS TO A COUNTER CURSE/SELF CHARM: “EVERYONE ELSES OPTION OF ME IS NONE OF MY BUSINESS” OR "DEFINE CRAZY THESE DAYS. SERIOUSLY."


SELF-IMPOSED CURSE (NEGATIVE CORE BELIEF):

“I’M AFRAID I’M LOSING MYSELF”

CONVERTS TO A COUNTER CURSE/SELF CHARM: “I MIGHT BE FINDING MYSELF.”


YOUR ASSIGNMENT IS TO MAKE A LIST, NUMBERED 1-7. AS FAST AS YOU CAN, WRITE OUT 7 SELF IMPOSED CURSES. SPEED IS ESSENTIAL, TO AVOID SELF EDITING. NEXT, LOOK AT YOUR LIST. IT’S PROBABLY GOING TO STING TO SEE THEM IN PRINT, BUT THAT’S THE POINT.


NOW, TAKE A BREATH, AND SUMMON YOUR INNER PARENT. YOU WANT THIS TO BE A SAFE AND NURTURING EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR BELOVED SHADOW, WHO IS VERY MUCH LIKE YOUR INNER YOUNGSTER. NOW, CALMLY, GENTLY, CONVERT YOUR SEVEN CURSES INTO BELIEVABLE COUNTER CURSES. IF FOR EXAMPLE, ONE OF YOUR CURSES IS “I HATE MYSELF”, TURNING AROUND INTO “I LOVE MYSELF IS” IS GONNA LAND LIKE THE SYRPY BULLSHIT IT IS. A MORE ACCURATE COUNTER CURSE IS: “I AM TOO HARD ON MYSELF.” THAT LANDS SOFTER, AND MORE ACCURATELY, BECAUSE IT'S GROUNDED IN TRUTH AND GENUINE COMPASSION.


AFTER YOU’VE COUNTERED ALL YOUR CURSES INTO CHARMS, GIVE YOURSELF A MOMENT TO READ THEM BACK TO YOURSELF OUT LOUD. IT’S PROBABLY GOING TO FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE OR SUPERFICIAL OR BOTH…BUT REMEMBER, THESE CHARMS NEED TO BE WORKED IN ORDER TO TRULY RELEASE YOU FROM THE GRIPS OF A LONG-LIVED PARASITIC CURSE. THEY ARE THE KEYS YOU NEED TO UNLOCK TRUE MAGICKAL RECOVERY & DISCOVERY.


“TIME TRAVEL, ANGELS & DEMONS”

TAKE PEN IN HAND, AND DIVIDE YOUR LIFE UP IN INCREMENTS OF 10 YEARS, AGES 1-10. 11-20, AND SO ON UP UNTIL YOUR CURRENT AGE. AS BEST YOU CAN, TRACE DOWN THE PEOPLE OR SITUATIONS THAT ARE LIKELY SOURCES OF YOUR SELF-IMPOSED CURSES. DID YOU GROW UP IN AN ENVIRONMENT WITH COOL PAGAN PARENTS, OR MUGGLE PARENTS THAT ENCOURAGED YOUR MAGICKAL INTERESTS & GIFTS, OR DID YOU GROW UP WITH CARRIE’S MOM? SOMEONE WHO LITERALLY THREW YOU INTO THE BROOM CLOSET WITH A PRAYER BOOK. MAYBE YOU WERE BROUGHT UP IN CATHOLIC SCHOOL, AND THE CURSES WERE PLANTED MORE COVERTLY. WERE YOU BULLIED, MADE TO FEEL ASHAMED IN SOME WAY?


BY SCANNING YOUR LIFE IN THIS WAY, YOU ARE DOING A PERSONAL INVENTORY OF YOUR PAST GRIEVANCES, WOUNDS, RESENTMENTS AND PAIN. NOTHING IS TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL. DO THE BEST YOU CAN. MANY TIMES INJURES ARE BURIED TOO DEEP, AND WILL SUDDENLY OCCURE TO YOU WHILE YOU'RE DOING YOUR SHADOW PAGES…BE SURE TO ADD THEM…THIS IS YOUR LIST OF DEMONS WHO HAVE HAUNTED AND TORMENTED YOU FOR YEARS. EVERY TIME YOU GET SMARTER, SO DO THEY. THEIR AIM IS TO DECEIVE AND BLOCK YOU. CHASE EVERYONE OF THEM DOWN UNTIL YOU KNOW THEIR TRUE NAMES.


NEXT, TAKE THE SAME METHOD OF DIVIDING YOUR LIFE INTO 10 YEAR PERIODS, BUT THIS TIME, LIST ALL OF YOUR ANGELS. THE PEOPLE AND SITUATIONS THAT EMPOWERED YOU. AGAIN, NOTHING TOO BIG OR TO SMALL. AN INVENTORY IS NOT COMPLETE IF ALL YOU’VE DONE IS LIST YOUR LOSSES…YOU ALSO HAVE TO ENUMERATE YOUR ASSETS & GAINS. THIS IS ALSO A GREAT RESOURCE IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR COUNTER CURSE CHARMS.


WHEN FINISHED, YOU WILL HAVE A GENERAL SENSE OF PERSONAL AND CULTURAL CONDITIONING THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE.


MIRROR MAGICK

“AFFIRMATIVE CHARMS.”

USING THE SEVEN CHARMS YOU’VE CRAFTED, STAND IN FRONT OF YOUR MIRROR EVERY MORNING AND EVERY NIGHT BEFORE BED AND SPEAK THEM TO YOURSELF. DO THIS EVERY DAY FOR A WEEK, REGARDLESS OF HOW SILLY IT MIGHT SEEM AND FEEL. (THAT’S THE DARK MAGICK WORKING. RESIST IT.)


“CAST A CIRCLE OF PROTECTION”

RECOVERY IS A VERY INTIMATE, PRIVATE AND VULNERABLE EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE, NO MATTER YOUR AGE & EXPERIENCE. AT TIMES WE WILL EXPERIENCE EUPHORIC OPTIMISM AND ENERGY. OTHER TIMES WE WILL FEEL STAGNANT, DRAINED, ANGERY AND DEPRESSED. FOR THIS REASON, IT’S CRITICAL TO PLACE YOURSELF AND YOUR RECOVERY IN A SACRED CIRCLE OF PROTECTION.


TO DO THIS RITUAL, ALL YOU NEED IS A QUIET PLACE AND 10 TO 15 MINUTES. TAKE PEN IN HAND AND TURN TO THE VERY LAST PAGE OF YOUR SHADOW PAGES JOURNAL. DRAW A LARGE CIRCLE. IN THE CENTER OF THE CIRCLE, EITHER WRITE YOUR NAME, OR DRAW A PICTURE OR CREATE A SPECIAL SEGUIL THAT REPRESENTS YOU. THE ONLY OTHER THING ALLOWED IN YOUR CIRCLE IS YOUR MAGICKAL RECOVERY…USE YOUR EMOTIONAL FOCUS TO FILL THE CIRCLE WITH YOUR RECOVERY IN THE FORM OF PROTECTIVE LOVE. ONCE YOU’VE DONE THAT, SIT WITH YOUR ARMS AROUND YOURSELF, GENTLY ROCKING AND WHISPER “I’VE GOT YOU”…REPEATEDLY UNTIL YOU REALLY FEEL SAFE, NOTICED, AND CARED FOR.


ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE CIRCLE, LIST THE NAMES OF THE PEOPLE AND SITUATIONS YOU NEED TO STAY CLEAR OF FOR THE TIME BEING. YOUR LIST OF DEMONS IS AN EXCELLENT RESOURCE FOR DETECTING WHO IS NOT SAFE TO BE AROUND WHILE YOU’RE PERFORMING THE SEVEN WONDERS.


(Excerpts from Daniel's forthcoming book THE SEVEN WONDERS. All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 by Daniel Link.)


DIGITAL WITCHBOX

The Seven Wonders of Protection featured music:


JILLIAN (original studio version) from Daniel's 2012 release BOOK OF SHADOWS

Music & Lyrics by Daniel Link


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references

THE ARTIST'S WAY by Julia Cameron

TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS of Alcoholics Anonymous

THE BEINHORN VOCALS METHOD by Debbie Beinhorn

SEVEN WONDERS song by Fleetwood Mac


recommended music

New Age Beats Radio on PANDORA

SIRIUS XM BLOG w/ Larry Flick visit

LET'S ROCK by The Black Keys


recommended reading

JILLIAN lyrics by Daniel Link

Hand selected for the first chapter; my Beloved Shadow Mate & Author Jillian Brasch has been walking the path of THE SEVEN WONDERS with me for 10 years now. I wouldn't say I wrote this song "for" Jill, rather, I wrote this song because of Jill. We are mirrors into each other's Shadow. Jillian not only inspired this song, but much of the content I have intuited for THE SEVEN WONDERS. This song, more than any other, is THE SEVEN WONDERS in motion... by way of an Inspired Healer, Empath & Earth Angel named Jillian

[ LYRICS ]


THE LAST GIFTS BY JILLIAN BRASCH

"Creative Ways to Be with the Dying tells the stories of seventeen people with whom I worked as an occupational therapist in a hospice program. The collection, framed by my own story, is an emotional map of pain, humor, guilt, and love between dying person and caregiver, whether family member, friend, partner, volunteer, or health professional." - Jillian Brasch [VISIT JILLIAN'S WEBSITE]


THE VOICE OF KNOWLEDGE by Don Miguel Ruiz and Janet Mills [ BOOK ]

In The Voice of Knowledge, Miguel Ruiz reminds us of a profound and simple truth: The only way to end our emotional suffering and restore our joy in living is to stop believing in lies — mainly about ourselves. ...


Video production, Selfie-art, Photography & Graphic Design copyright 2020 by Daniel Link

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