I arrived in Indianapolis, IN about 1 to 1.5 hours before the concert time. I was greeted by an energetic fairy who quickly escorted me into the shop to Jan, the owner. I was then taken on the tour.
The Magic Candle is what a Metaphysical store should look like. Built into a historic building, it has exposed brick wall, herbs, books, & curios everywhere… and cats. There were several very well kept beautiful cats living there full time, but there were also several young kittens underfoot playing in and out of every crook and cranny. Being a lover of Bast, I loved it! “It’s a Fluffy!”
I only got to take one photo on my phone, because it had died by this time, but I should be receiving some more photos from the shop owner, Jan, soon. I will edit and add those photos at the end of this post when I receive them.
The little room I performed in was packed with shining faces, and everyone enjoyed the music and the silly stories I tell.
I played one special song that I don’t always perform called “The Crone Chant” for the birthday girl, Rita, who was just celebrating coming into her “Crone-hood”. I put her into the middle of a circle of people and we all danced and sang to her! She loved it! Especially when we called her the “Bitch Goddess!” (It’s part of the song.) Happy Birthday Rita! Be careful where you point that newly claimed Crone finger!
Velda enjoyed belly dancing to my new song “Death’s Lullaby (Let the Shadows Still the Light), and is an energetic smiling soul!
A special thanks to Jan, owner of The Magic Candle, for booking me last minute on the tour. It was wonderful meeting you and your beautiful community of Pagan peeps, and I look forward to returning again in the future!
On Thursday, July 21st, I left Kansas City, MO and drove to Saint Louis, MO where I spent the evening with my dear friend, Jackie, from college. It was great to see her and visit. In my rush, I forgot to take a photo of us on my phone for my blog. 🙁
I snapped the above photos of the Saint Louis arch on Friday morning when I was leaving Saint Louis on my way to Indianapolis, IN.
In this photo, I am crossing the Mississippi River just outside of Saint Louis, MO over into Illinois.
Today I taught The Magickal Voice workshop and also performed a concert in Montgomery at “The Mystical Treasures Emporium”. Phillip, and his partner Rob were sweethearts and provided not only the space, but an entire buffet spread of eats, treats, and drinks for free to everyone in attendance.
The energy in this shop is amazing! So comfortable and relaxing, you don’t want to leave. My cousin Mary who came to spend the day with me even commented that she can never relax, but the moment that she stepped into the store she immediately began to melt.
I also found out that Phil is a Reiki Master, and practices several different versions of it. I got the opportunity to vibrate with them in their Reiki healing room, which was a real treat!
One thing I’ve never seen before, were handmade Cthulu crochet masks! A local person makes them for their shop. If you are into Cthulu, you should mail order one from them! They are really neat!
A lovely woman by the name of Sandra came all the up from Destin, FL, and brought her sister Lynn, and niece. She said that she had to come to hear me sing “Cool to Be a Witch”!
Special thanks to Phil, Rob, Josh, and Mary for helping carry equipment in and out of the store.
If you are in Montgomery, make sure you don’t miss out on the energy that can be found at The Mystical Treasures Emporium! You won’t regret!
Photo: Sandra, Rob, Phil, Josh, Mary, Lynn
Photo: Cthulu crochet masks
I had a wonderful evening meeting new friends and hugging one or two long lost friends this evening at the concert.
It was held inside an art district area that used to be old warehouses by a railroad. All of the buildings have been renovated and brightly painted and turned into art galleries, theaters, and other types of creative spaces. I loved it!
I look forward to coming back and exploring when I have more time.
I’d like to thank the Pagan co-op that hosted the concert at “Divine Union”, and thanks to River for helping me organize it. A very special thanks to the very sweet Sheri and Iman for giving me a place to spend the night.
I snapped the photo after the concert on my phone infront of Divine Union. Left to Right: River, Sheri, Iman, Rob.