Material Occult Girl

Gather around, kiddies. It’s Dark Secret time. So, as you all know, I’m from Jersey, born and bred. Knowing this, you must know that there’s only so much I can help about my True Nature. I mean, even the most well heeled of us is known to flip a table on tv now and again. Besides this, we’re a state full of bling wearing, name brand buying, prostitution whores.

Now, if you like, I can couch this in occultism. All of the girls I run with are crowgirls whether they know it or not. Me, personally? I know it. I have a very serious shamanic relationship with Crow. But us as an Amazon Crow Girl Pack? Dangling secrets and shinies in front of us is honestly honestly the quickest way to get us to flip a table to get to it. We just can’t help ourselves. I have a way of getting people to spill their secrets to me faster than a freshman spilling out the contents of their stomachs on frat row. In fact, I was told by one of my pagan elder mentors (PEM), it’s an ability that borders on dangerous. Knowing that, I have taken pains to try to keep a lid on this ability as much as possible for the most part*. Sometimes, strangers will randomly tell me things that still manage to shock me.

Additionally, as we’ve discussed, a lot of my glamoury/shielding comes from clothing, make up, and jewelry like a proper vain Jersey Crowgirl.

So . . .if you take all of these things and put them together it’s about a perfect storm.

Ready? Juicy. Couture. Hamsa. Necklace.

Say it again with me now! Juicy! Couture! Hamsa! Necklace!


Name Brand Whoring + pew pew pew! + glamoury + shielding + omfg shiny = me, practically peeing myself in a state of desperate lust.

Luckily, my bf J. (I have a thing with the letter J in SOs), recognizes this state of feverish excitement and kindly made a donation towards the purchase.

Just . . .look at it in all it’s shiny, shiny, pseudo-Kabbalah glory. How could I not desperately want one? What’s funny is, I was actually looking for one. My PEM has a trick where she wears one on a necklace on her back so her back is always watched and I used to do it as a baby pagan but then I got lazy and distracted by not really giving a shit about shielding for um like the last five years (calm down, I’ve been working on it and a flesh eating demon hasn’t gotten at me yet), so I was looking to start doing it again.

Isn’t it goooooooooooooooooooooorgeous?

* – Except, you know, when I’m trying to pump someone for information for my own ends. But! If I am told it is a secret and not to leave my lips, that’s an oath that I take more seriously than pretty much anything in the world.

Deborah Castellano
Deborah Castellano's book Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is available for purchase through Amazon, Llewellyn and Barnes and Noble.
Her frequently updated catalogue of published work is available on Author Central.

She writes about Glamour Magic here at Charmed, I'm Sure. Her podcast appearances are available here.

Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in old-world style workshop from 100% local, sustainable sources featuring tempting small batch ritual oils and hand-spun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers and more!

In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat, Max II. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.  


6 Responses

  1. Rufus Opus

    Your donate button's linked to your green fundraiser icon. Can't get to the donation screen.

    Green fundraiser's in ur linkz, blockin' all ur cash.

  2. Miss Sugar

    Oh noes! Are you sure? I clicked on the "donate" button a few times and it appeared to work.

  3. Rufus Opus

    It worked previously, but today it's teh fuct. Just tried again and I'm still going to g.f.

    Oh, and fibro could be a symptom of a flesh eating demon. Didja get it 5 years ago?

  4. Miss Sugar

    So weird! Whenever I click on the actual donate button (the little yellow button) it goes to the paypal page . . .I'll have someone else check it too.

    Sadly, no! I got fibro ten years ago. Man, if it was that easy to get rid of that would be superawesome!

  5. Rufus Opus

    Ok, checked form my home computer, it works fine in internet explorer, and in firefox it takes me to the wronginus pageus.

  6. Rufus Opus

    "Wrongina" is a word that comes to mind every time I think of my ex wife for some reason.

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