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About The Magician 🪄
A primer before the short story next Sunday
Hocus Pocus, Abracadabra and Expecto Patronum!
Welcome to our first archetype, the Magician.
This archetype is the one that represents the gumption brand the most, since it is about transformation, initiation through self-knowledge and rebirth.
This includes anything that helps us connect to something bigger than us.
Science, God, The Divine, Mother Earth, and psychedelic medicine all bring out the Magus in us. The Magus lives in the cave, perfects her spells and creates something from nothing.
Omar will start the short story series next Sunday with our character going through this archetype, but here are a few resources that are quite fascinating and have inspired his research.
⚠️ Some of these resources may not sit well with you.
♻️ Happy transformation, even if turbulent.
✨ Pick your potion from our shelf below.
Mumbo Jumbo by Ishmael Reed. This is an excellent novel about a dancing pandemic that starts spreading from New Orleans and is intertwined with the HooDoo practices and rituals. This novel itself is an initiation and tackles the break between science and magic.
Michael Pollan - How To Change Your Mind What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.
The title says it all.
How to See Fairies : Discover Your Psychic Powers in Six Weeks. From Amazon : Taking the form of a six-week course, Dukes' exercises lead the reader on an exploration of magic as the art of adding meaning to our lives. In Dukes' hands, psychic powers are revealed to be the gateway to a profound enrichment of ordinary experience.
Weird Studies: The Charlatan and The Magus with Lion Snell. This is a bunch of guys trying to break down magic, what it means and why it scares us.
See you next Sunday with Episode 1 of our Archetype Short Story Series!