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Psychic Witch Retreat at Omega Institute with Mat Auryn

Join us for an extraordinary opportunity at The Psychic Witch Retreat, an immersive experience designed to awaken your full psychic potential and elevate your magickal skills. This transformative retreat, led by celebrated psychic and witch, Mat Auryn, will take place from September 29 to October 4, 2024, in the serene and inspiring setting of the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York

Participants in The Psychic Witch Retreat will explore their hidden psychic and magickal abilities, focusing on sharpening their psychic senses and mastering various forms of magick and energy work. Attendees will learn to awaken all their clair-senses and find balance between their higher, lower, and middle self while igniting their inner witch fire.

The retreat will cover effective spellcasting techniques, both with and without tools, methods to create powerful and sacred environments, ways to connect with spiritual beings for guidance and support, and protection techniques to safeguard energy. Participants will also develop the ability to see and interpret auras, navigate the Inner Planes for deeper insights, and hone their mental abilities to influence and manifest their desires.

In addition to the comprehensive curriculum, attendees will have the unique opportunity to work with Mat Auryn in person, exploring their psychic potential and magickal skills in a supportive and nurturing environment. The retreat will foster lasting friendships and a strong sense of community among participants, creating bonds that will support them on their magickal journey long after the retreat ends.

Whether new to the craft or an experienced practitioner, The Psychic Witch Retreat offers specialized training to elevate participants’ abilities and bring tangible changes to their lives.

Event Details:

Date: Sep 29 – Oct 4, 2024
Location: Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Rhinebeck, New York
Registration: www.Auryn.net/Omega

About Mat Auryn
Mat Auryn is a celebrated psychic, witch, and author known for his expertise in psychic development and magickal practices. He has dedicated his life to helping others awaken their psychic potential and harness their magickal abilities.

About Omega Institute for Holistic Studies
Founded in 1977, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies is a nonprofit, mission-driven, and donor-supported educational organization. Located in Rhinebeck, New York, Omega offers workshops, retreats, and conferences in a variety of areas, including holistic health, spiritual development, and personal growth.

Rachel True, Mat Auryn, The Circle is PodCast

We are excited to announce the upcoming launch of “THE CIRCLE IS podCAST,” hosted by renowned author Mat Auryn and acclaimed actress and tarot expert Rachel True. This new podcast, hosted on the Modern Witch Network, is set to premiere this summer and promises to be a fun, conversational exploration of witchcraft, psychic development, and magick.

“THE CIRCLE IS podCAST” brings together the combined expertise of Mat Auryn and Rachel True. Mat Auryn, author of the best-selling book “Psychic Witch,” is known for his groundbreaking work in psychic development and witchcraft. Rachel True, celebrated for her roles in “The Craft” and “Half & Half,” and author of “True Heart Intuitive Tarot,” offers her deep knowledge in tarot reading and intuition.

Listeners can expect engaging and lively discussions on a wide range of topics, from the fundamentals of magick and tarot to psychic ability and spiritual growth. The podcast will feature interviews with some of the most interesting minds in spirituality and occultism, including metaphysical authors, tarot experts, musicians, and actors. With their approachable and conversational style, Mat and Rachel make exploring the mystical arts both accessible and enjoyable.

Join Mat Auryn and Rachel True this summer for the premiere of “THE CIRCLE IS podCAST” on the Modern Witch Network.

About Mat Auryn:
Mat Auryn is a psychic witch, author, and occult teacher. His is the author of “Psychic Witch,” “Mastering Magick,” and “The Psychic Art of Tarot.

About Rachel True:
Rachel True is an actress, tarot expert, and author. Known for her roles in “The Craft,” “Nowhere,” “Half-Baked,” and “Half & Half,” she has also made significant contributions to the world of tarot with her book and tarot deck “True Heart Intuitive Tarot.”

Gabriela Herstik, Mat Auryn, Going Full Psychic, Love, Lust, Magick, Podcast, Interview

After making it through the fire of the Aries Solar Eclipse, anyone else need a little healing? This week’s episode of “Love, Lust & Magick” is just that, as we are joined by prolific author, psychic, and Pisces Witch Mat Auryn. In this episode, Mat shares his magick origin story with Gabriela, spilling on how 90’s witchcraft media influenced him, how the first spell he cast really worked, and why he was so intentional about finally claiming the title of witch. Mat and Gabriela then discuss Mat’s legendary books and his newest- “Psychic Art of Tarot.” Mat dishes on what it means to read tarot as a psychic witch, the difference between psychic senses and intuition, and what makes this book different than the standard tarot text. The episode ends with playing “f*ck, marry, kill” with the tarot deck, and it’s probably not what you expect! If you’re looking to connect more deeply to your psychic abilities and magick this season, then we know you’ll enjoy this episode.

You can listen to the podcast by clicking here, or anywhere you listen to podcasts such as Apple or Spotify.

Mat Auryn, Lonnie Scott, Weird Web Radio. Podcast

Mat Auryn is BACK on Weird Web Radio! And we have great news. Mat has a new book coming out in the fall of 2024! This one is all about becoming the best psychic tarot reader you can be! The book is The Psychic Art of Tarot: Opening Your Inner Eye for More Insightful Readings.

This whole conversation was a lot of fun. Two experienced tarot pros sharing what we love, what we do, and why we do it! Mat shares why it was time for this book, why he wrote it the way he did, and keeps revealing more of his own secret methods. Then we respectfully disagree on what counts as mediumship. Good times with a great friend!

You can listen by clicking here or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Mat Auryn and Madame Pamita discussing the new edition of 'Magical Tarot' on Onareo's Instagram Live

Here’s the recording from when I joined Madame Pamita on Onareo’s Instagram Live to discuss the exciting new edition of Magical Tarot.

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In Magical Tarot, Madame Pamita takes us on a joyful journey through the tarot. On the way, she explores the tarot suits, the court cards, and the distinctions between the Major and Minor Arcana. Each of the seventy-eight tarot cards is examined in great detail with strong emphasis on imagery, symbolism, and motifs. Journal prompts and affirmations are offered for each card. Madame Pamita’s Magical Tarot is suitable for beginners just encountering the tarot, especially as she examines the positive aspects of each card, including those that many frequently find unnerving, such as Death, The Hanged Man, and the Ten of Swords. This exploration helps readers to understand how tarot cards serve as magical tools to help us create the lives we desire. Seasoned adepts and longtime tarot lovers will also find much that is new and insightful. Madame Pamita demonstrates how to use the tarot as a spiritual and magical road map and how it may be used to attract positive people, open up opportunity, achieve success, and realize a life of fulfillment and pure happiness. This edition replaces the previously published edition titled Madame Pamita’s Magical Tarot  and includes a new foreword by Mat Auryn.

psychic development for tarot readers - tarot reading techniques
When I explore a new non-fiction book to potentially dive into, I scan the Table of Contents followed by a direct shift to the Bibliography. This strategy allows me to discern the author’s foundational ideas, their intellectual and experiential backdrop, and the origins of their sources. The bibliography offers insights into the book’s reliability and the thoroughness of the author’s knowledge as it pertains to whatever topic they’re writing on. It lets me know which vantage point that they are addressing their subject. Bibliographies are also important because they allow the reader to do even more research on the topic after they finish reading the book.

Inside The Psychic Art of Tarot Bibliography: Unveiling the Foundation

In that spirit, I offer you a glimpse into the bibliography of my upcoming book, The Psychic Art of Tarot, inviting you to discern the foundation upon which this work is built to give you a sneak peak of where I’m coming from in my own perspective and background for this particular book. While a lot of the techniques in the book were developed over the many years of reading the tarot both privately and publicly and slowly crafting ways to incorporate intuition, psychism, mediumship, remote viewing, and energy work to gain the most precise tarot readings possible, I’m also an avid reader and researcher.

Elevating Tarot Readings

My hope is that The Psychic Art of Tarot will appeal to any style of tarot reader and change their perspectives about certain ideas within an intelligent and approachable framework. But most importantly that it provides them the tools and techniques to really elevate their readings into new levels of precision and clarity that they may not have realized were possible.

Bridging the Gap in Tarot Literature

Though I’ve read and own more books on tarot, these are the ones I either specifically referenced, quoted, cited, credit, or influenced The Psychic Art of Tarot. I’m really confident that I’ve written a really unique tarot book that hopefully fills a necessary gap in tarot literature and study.

The Psychic Art of Tarot: Bibliography


Adam, Elliot. Fearless Tarot: How to Give a Positive Reading in Any Situation. United States: Llewellyn Worldwide, Limited, 2020.

Adam, Elliot. Tarot in Love: Consulting the Cards in Matters of the Heart. United States: Llewellyn Worldwide, Limited, 2023.

Antenucci, Nancy., Howard, Melanie. Psychic Tarot: Using Your Natural Psychic Abilities to Read the Cards. United States: Llewellyn Publications, 2011.

Antenucci, Nancy C.. Tarot Rituals: Ceremonies, Ideas & Experiences for the Tarot Lover. United States: Llewellyn Worldwide, Limited, 2022.

Arrien, Angeles. The Tarot Handbook: Practical Applications of Ancient Visual Symbols. United States: Penguin Publishing Group, 1997.

Auryn, Mat. Mastering Magick: A Course in Spellcasting for the Psychic Witch. United States: Llewellyn Worldwide,2022.

Auryn, Mat. Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation, Magick & Manifestation. United States: Llewellyn Publications, 2020.

Braden, Nina Lee. Tarot for Self Discovery. United States: Llewellyn Publications, 2002.

Brennan, Barbara Ann. Light Emerging: The Journey of Personal Healing. United Kingdom: Random House Publishing Group, 2011.

Bunning, Joan. The Big Book of Tarot: How to Interpret the Cards and Work with Tarot Spreads for Personal Growth. United States: Red Wheel Weiser, 2019.

Burgess, Charlie Claire. Radical Tarot: Queer the Cards, Liberate Your Practice, and Create the Future. United States: Hay House, 2023.

Cameron, Julia. The Artist’s Way: 30th Anniversary Edition. United Kingdom: Penguin Publishing Group, 2016.

Campbell, Joseph. The Hero With a Thousand Faces. United States: New World Library, 2008.

Chang, T. Susan. Tarot Correspondences: Ancient Secrets for Everyday Readers. United States: Llewellyn Worldwide, Limited, 2018.

Chang, T. Susan. Meleen, M.M., Tarot Deciphered: Decoding Esoteric Symbolism in Modern Tarot. United States: Llewellyn Publications, 2021.

Cicero, Chic., Cicero, Sandra Tabatha. Tarot Talismans: Invoke the Angels of the Tarot. United States: Llewellyn Publications, 2006.

Cicero, Chic., Milo DuQuette, Lon., Regardie, Israel. The Complete Golden Dawn System of Magic. N.p.: New Falcon Publications, 2020.

Cicero, Chic., Cicero, Sandra Tabatha., Zalewski, Pat. The Golden Dawn Enochian Skrying Tarot: Your Complete System for Divination, Skrying, and Ritual Magick. United States: Llewellyn Publications, 2004.

Colish, Marcia L.. The Stoic Tradition from Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages. Germany: Brill, 1990.

Coyle, T. Thorn. Evolutionary Witchcraft. United States: Penguin Publishing Group, 2005.

Crowley, Aleister. Book of Thoth: (Egyptian Tarot). United States: Red Wheel Weiser, 1974.

Crowley, Aleister., Desti, Mary., Waddell, Leila. Magick: Liber Aba: Book 4. United States: Red Wheel Weiser, 1997.

de Biasi, Jean-Louis. The Divine Arcana of the Aurum Solis: Using Tarot Talismans for Ritual & Initiation. United States: Llewellyn Publications, 2011.

Dionne, Danielle. Magickal Mediumship: Partnering with the Ancestors for Healing and Spiritual Development. United States: Llewellyn Publications, 2020.

Dominguez Jr, Ivo. Spirit Speak: Knowing and Understanding Spirit Guides, Ancestors, Ghosts, Angels, and the Divine. United States: Red Wheel Weiser, 2008.

Dominguez Jr, Ivo. Keys to Perception: A Practical Guide to Psychic Development. United States: Red Wheel/Weiser, 2017.

Drury, Nevill. The Watkins Dictionary of Magic: Over 3000 Entries on the World of Magical Formulas, Secret Symbols and the Occult. United Kingdom: Watkins Media, 2011.

DuQuette, Lon Milo. Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot: New Edition. United States: Weiser Books, 2017.

Elford, Jaymi. Tarot Inspired Life: Use the Cards to Enhance Your Life. United States: Llewellyn Worldwide, Limited, 2019.

Ende, Michael. The Neverending Story. United Kingdom: Penguin Young Readers Group, 1993.

Fortune, Dion. The Cosmic Doctrine. United States: Red Wheel Weiser, 2000.

Fortune, Dion. The Mystical Qabalah. United States: Red Wheel/Weiser, 2022.

Fortune, Dion. Spiritualism in the Light of Occult Science. United Kingdom: Rider, 1931.

Gad, Irene. Tarot and Individuation: A Jungian Study of Correspondences with Cabala, Alchemy, and the Chakras. United Kingdom: Nicolas-Hays, 2004.

Gilbert, Elizabeth. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. United States: Penguin Publishing Group, 2016.

Graham, Sasha. Llewellyn’s Complete Book of the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot: A Journey Through the History, Meaning, and Use of the World’s Most Famous Deck. United States: Llewellyn Worldwide, Limited, 2018.

Graham, Sasha. The Magic of Tarot: Your Guide to Intuitive Readings, Rituals, and Spells. United States: Llewellyn Worldwide, Limited, 2021.

Gray, Eden. The Complete Guide to the Tarot: Determine Your Destiny! Predict Your Own Future!. United Kingdom: Random House Publishing Group, 1982.

Greer, Mary K.. Archetypal Tarot: What Your Birth Card Reveals about Your Personality, Your Path, and Your Potential. United States: Red Wheel/Weiser, 2021.

Greer, Mary K.. Mary K. Greer’s 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card. United States: Llewellyn Worldwide, Limited, 2011.

Greer, Mary K.. Tarot for Your Self: A Workbook for the Inward Journey (35th Anniversary Edition). United States: Red Wheel/Weiser, 2019.

Greer, Mary K., Little, Tom. Understanding the Tarot Court. United States: Llewellyn Publications, 2004.

Halvorson, Ailynn. The Tarot Apothecary: Shifting Personal Energies Using Tarot, Aromatherapy, and Simple Everyday Rituals. United States: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited, 2022.

Hanson, Rick. Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence. United States: Harmony/Rodale, 2016.

Hendrickson, Nancy. Ancestral Tarot: Uncover Your Past and Chart Your Future. United States: Red Wheel/Weiser, 2021.

Hesselroth, Denise. Intentional Tarot: Using the Cards with Purpose. United States: Llewellyn Publications, 2020.

Hunter, Devin. The Witch’s Book of Power. United States: Llewellyn Worldwide, Limited, 2016.

Huson, Paul. Mystical Origins of the Tarot: From Ancient Roots to Modern Usage. United States: Inner Traditions/Bear, 2004.

Huson, Paul. Dame Fortune’s Wheel Tarot: A Pictorial Key. United States: Witches’ Almanac Limited, 2017.

Huson, Paul. The Devil’s Picturebook: The Compleat Guide to Tarot Cards: Their Origins and Their Usage. United States: iUniverse, 2003.

Jones, Diana Wynne. Howl’s Moving Castle. United Kingdom: HarperCollins, 2001.

Jung, C. G.. Man and His Symbols. United Kingdom: Random House Publishing Group, 2012.

Jung, C. G.. Letters of C. G. Jung: Volume 2, 1951-1961. United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis, 2015.

Jung, C. G.., Adler, Gerhard. Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 9 (Part 1): Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious. United States: Princeton University Press, 2014.

Jung, C. G.. Jung on Active Imagination. Germany: Princeton University Press, 2015.

Jung, C. G.. Dreams: (From Volumes 4, 8, 12, and 16 of the Collected Works of C. G. Jung). United Kingdom: Princeton University Press, 2010.

Jung, C. G.. On the Nature of the Psyche: (From Collected Works Vol. 8). United Kingdom: Princeton University Press, 1969.

Jung, C. G.. Psychology and Alchemy: (From Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 12). United Kingdom: Princeton University Press, 1980.

Jung, C. G.. Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle. (From Vol. 8. of the Collected Works of C. G. Jung). United Kingdom: Princeton University Press, 2012.

Knight, Gareth. Experience of the Inner Worlds. United Kingdom: Skylight Press, 2010.

Kraig, Donald Michael. Modern Magick: Twelve Lessons in the High Magickal Arts. United States: Llewellyn Publications, 2010.

Kraig, Donald Michael. Tarot and Magic. United States: Llewellyn Publications, 2002.

Leadbeater, C. W.. Man, Visible and Invisible: Examples of Different Types of Man as Seen by Means of Trained Clairvoyance. London: Theosophical Publishing, 1927

Lewis, C. S.. The Magician’s Nephew. United Kingdom: HarperCollins Publishers Limited, 2014.

Louis, Anthony. Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Tarot: A Comprehensive Guide. United States: Llewellyn Worldwide, Limited, 2016.

Nichols, Sallie. Tarot and the Archetypal Journey: The Jungian Path from Darkness to Light. United States: Red Wheel/Weiser, 2019.

Nugteren, Albertina. Religion, Ritual and Ritualistic Objects. Spain: MDPI AG, 2019.

Pamita, Madame. Madame Pamita’s Magical Tarot: Using the Cards to Make Your Dreams Come True. United States: Red Wheel Weiser, 2018.

Penczak, Christopher. The Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development (20th Anniversary Edition). United States: Llewellyn Publications, 2021.

Place, Robert. The Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination. United States: Penguin Publishing Group, 2005.

Place, Robert M.. The Tarot, Magic, Alchemy, Hermeticism, and Neoplatonism, 3rd Ed. N.p.: Hermes Publications, 2021.

Plato. Timaeus and Critias. United Kingdom: Penguin Books Limited, 2008.

Plotinus. The Enneads. United Kingdom: Penguin Books Limited, 2005.

Pollack, Rachel. A Walk Through the Forest of Souls: A Tarot Journey to Spiritual Awakening. United States: Red Wheel/Weiser, 2023.

Pollack, Rachel. Rachel Pollack’s Tarot Wisdom: Spiritual Teachings and Deeper Meanings. United States: Llewellyn Worldwide, Limited, 2014.

Pollack, Rachel. Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Tarot Journey to Self-Awareness. United States: Red Wheel Weiser, 2020.

Pollack, Rachel. The Complete Illustrated Guide to Tarot. United States: Barnes & Noble, 1999.

Reed, Theresa. Tarot: No Questions Asked: Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading. United States: Red Wheel/Weiser, 2020.

Reed, Theresa. Twist Your Fate: Manifest Success with Astrology and Tarot. United States: Red Wheel Weiser, 2022.

Reed, Theresa., Miro, Shaheen. Tarot for Troubled Times: Confront Your Shadow, Heal Your Self & Transform the World. United States: Red Wheel Weiser, 2019.

Reed, Theresa. The Cards You’re Dealt: How to Deal When Life Gets Real (a Tarot Guidebook). United States: Red Wheel/Weiser, 2023.

Robinson, Dawn. Pamela Colman Smith, Tarot Artist: The Pious Pixie. United Kingdom: Fonthill Media, 2020.

Shaw, Gregory. Theurgy and the Soul: the Neoplatonism of Iamblichus. United States: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1995.

Snow, Cassandra. Queering the Tarot. United States: Red Wheel/Weiser, 2019.

True, Rachel. True Heart Intuitive Tarot, Guidebook and Deck. United Kingdom: HarperCollins Publishers, 2020.

Waite, A. E.. The Pictorial Key To The Tarot: An Illustrated Guide. United Kingdom: Random House UK, 2021.

Waite, Arthur Edward., Curtiss, Harriette Augusta., Foli, P. R. S.., Hall, Manly P.., Ouspensky, P. D.., Levi, Eliphaz., Mathers, S. L. MacGregor., Papus., Curtiss, F. Homer., . The Tarot: A Collection of Secret Wisdom from Tarot’s Mystical Origins. United States: St. Martin’s Publishing Group, 2021.

Weber, Courtney. Tarot for One: The Art of Reading for Yourself. United States: Weiser Books, 2016.

Welch, Michelle. The Magic of Connection: Stop Cutting Cords & Learn to Transform Negative Energy to Live an Empowered Life. United States: Llewellyn Worldwide, 2021.

Welch, Michelle. Spirits Unveiled: A Fresh Perspective on Angels, Guides, Ghosts & More. United States: Llewellyn Worldwide, 2022.

Wen, Benebell. Holistic Tarot: An Integrative Approach to Using Tarot for Personal Growth. United States: North Atlantic Books, 2015.

I had the pleasure to be part of the Llewellyn Virtual Author Forum on the topic of Why Psychic Skills are Important. Authors included:

Astrea Taylor, author of Intuitive Witchcraft, Air Magic, and co-author of Modern Witchcraft with the Greek Gods.

Danielle Dionne, author of Magickal Mediumship.

Cat Gina Cole, author of Psychic Skills for Magic & Witchcraft.

And myself, Mat Auryn, author of Psychic Witch and Mastering Magick.

You can watch the full video below:

Hocus Pocus 2, News Week, Real Witches, Satanic Panic, Mat Auryn

Newsweek reached out to me to get my thoughts on Hocus Pocus and Hocus Pocus two. Here are some of the bits they quoted me on in their article:

Mat Auryn, best-selling author of Psychic WitchandMastering Magick, has studied under Laurie Cabot, who previously railed against the way witches were portrayed in 1987’s The Witches of Eastwick.

Auryn wrote to Newsweek that watching Hocus Pocus in October is a tradition for him, and he pressed play on the sequel as soon as it aired. He thinks that the second Hocus Pocus paints witches far more fairly than the first. It helps to explain that the Sanderson sisters in their youth saw witchcraft as an outlet for spiritual empowerment.

The author also lauded Najimy for her 1993 remarks.

“Watching the Kathy Najimy clip fills my heart with delight. As a child of the ’90s, I have loved her ever since I first saw her in Sister Act,” Auryn wrote. “Seeing her advocate her genuine concern for the real-world effects of practicing Witches and Pagans was very touching and spoke volumes about her heart.”

Real witches also praised Najimy’s show of historical knowledge in the decades-old clip. In it, she explains that some of the women suspected of witchcraft were actually midwives and healthcare workers. And the idea that witches eat children dates back to that time.

It’s a point that Auryn applauds Najimy for getting right. He wrote that the baby-eating trope originated from the fact that many accused witches in Europe “were midwives and assisted in handling miscarriages, as well as knowing herbal formulas for inducing abortions, which quickly made them a target of the church.”

Read the full article here: https://www.newsweek.com/real-witches-whether-hocus-pocus-offends-disappointing-best-1751733

Had an almost 3 hour long chat with Tiffany of Witchlab. Check it out here:

At the tail end of the Pacific Northwest heatwave, we gathered with our TWL Squad for a virtual gathering full of shenanigans. On the agenda includes the first annual Kanani Awards for “best and worst things that are out there.”  We also play a game: “Is it a Tori Amos Lyric or Something Courtney Said To/About An Ex?”, which includes a special surprise appearance by Mat Auryn! We talk about leading public festivals and building a Pagan community that includes children. Plus, we announce our line-up for So Mote That Con ’22!

Go listen here: