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Oprah Daily Best Witchcraft Books Mat Auryn Psychic Witch Juliet Diaz Witchery Arin Murphy-HIscock Green Witch

Honored to have been listed on Oprah Daily (Formerly known as O, the Oprah Magazine)’s list of best books for young and new witches.

“This book may have you believing in magic—and that you you could be capable of it. Auryn, a professional witch and psychic, provides techniques, exercises, and ritual work that purportedly deepens intuition.”

See the full list here: https://www.oprahdaily.com/entertainment/g33523647/witch-books/

Scott Cunningham, Llewellyn, Raymond Buckland

Publisher’s Weekly did an article on my publisher Llewellyn’s history and success and they mentioned my book among legendary witchcraft authors such as Raymond Buckland and Scott Cunningham:

“With 70 employees, Llewellyn now focuses primarily on witchcraft, paganism, and tarot, publishing roughly 135 titles annually. One of its top recent books is Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation, Magick & Manifestation by Mat Auryn, which has sold about 70,000 copies since its January 2020 release.”

You can read the full article here: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/87034-llewellyn-marks-120-years-of-publishing.html

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Honored to have been listed on actress, author, and artist Rachel True’s Reading List on the West Hollywood bookshop, Book Soup.

Read the full list here: https://www.booksoup.com/rachel-trues-reading-list

Cosmo Cosmopolitan Dreams Pregnancy Interpretation Mat Auryn

I was interviewed by Cosmopolitan on the topic of pregnancy dreams and dream interpretations.

“Spoiler: You are psychic—but not in the way you may be thinking. “I firmly believe that all dreams have meaning, regardless of how frivolous or absurd they may seem upon waking. I also believe that dreams are a psychic experience and that everyone is psychic,” says Mat Auryn, author of Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation, Magick, and Meditation. “People often have misconceptions about what psychic ability is, believing that it’s solely about predicting the future. Psychic ability is something everyone possesses, and its primary methods of communicating are through emotions and our inner-image faculty.”

He adds, “Some dreams are prophetic in nature, but most of the time, it’s our psychic faculty of our subconscious mind trying to communicate to us during a brainwave state where our conscious mind is muted to express to us stuff we aren’t fully consciously processing. When it comes to imagery, both psychic ability and dreams use our database of symbols that we are familiar with, and the more fresh it is in our mind, the more likely that symbol will be used.”

In other words: Your pregnancy dreams *do* have a meaning, but that meaning isn’t necessarily, “I’m literally going to get pregnant today.”

Auryn suggests learning more about the symbolism of that baby bump. “Pregnancy is the process of creation of life which hasn’t been fully birthed or manifested yet. This isn’t necessarily a literal baby but can relate to a hope or fear that we have but aren’t fully addressing or confronting,” he says. Like Barrett and Nielsen, Auryn says to pay attention to how the pregnancy dream made you *feel* in the dream: scared, excited, confused, happy?

Next, Auryn suggests examining the other symbols in the dream, like any people, animals, and objects that showed up. And keep in mind that they might not always be literal. “I always look for wordplay, double meanings, and turn of phrases when trying to interpret dreams or psychic information,” Auryn says.

If you’re dreaming about pregnancy frequently or if you’re just curious about the potential meaning of your dreams, try writing them down when you wake up. “I always recommend writing down every detail and emotion you can remember of your dream and then listing out every possible interpretation you can come up with in regards to what it symbolically means,” Auryn says. You can keep a specific dream journal for this or just jot them down in your Notes app or on a piece of paper.

In an exercise he teaches in his book Psychic Witch, Auryn also suggests meditating and then “interviewing” the different characters and objects in the dream, asking them what they mean and paying attention to anything else that comes to mind—and of course, writing all that down too!”

You can read the full article here: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/a30289282/dream-about-being-pregnant-meaning/

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Honored to have been listed on Cosmopolitan’s 40 Witch Books that Belong on Your Bookshelf list with some other fantastic authors like Madame Pamita, Arin Murphy-Hiscock, Juliet Diaz, Pam Grossman and more.

“FOR EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO MANIFEST
Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation, Magick & Manifestation
LLEWELLYN PUBLICATIONS
Ready to manifest? Mat Auryn offers more than 90 exercises on manifestation and energy work in this guide.”

Read the full article here: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/g33972016/best-witch-books/

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I was interviewed by Refinery29 about queer people and their relationship to witchcraft.

“Mat Auryn (he/him), a Bay Area queer and cisgendered male witch, grew up attending a church that was a mixture of Pentecoastal and Evangelical Christianity. (For those unfamiliar, these are typically regarded as some of the more “extreme” forms of Christianity.)

“I think part of [my religious background] exposed me to magick at an early age,” Mat says. “Because while [Christians] would never use that word for what they do, it absolutely is. They’re raising energy through music, through singing, through ecstatic states, then directing and unleashing that energy psychically in what they call prayer to see the results they desire in their lives and in the world.”

But similar to Krysta, Bobbi and Mat found that their Christian faith created conflict when they started to discover their queer identities. Though they appreciated aspects of their religious upbringings, they grew resentful of their church’s black-and-white attitude toward sin and sexuality. Especially for Bobbi, a place that had initially been a source of comfort was now a trigger for shame.”

Read the full article here: https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/06/9861310/queer-lgbt-witch-trend

Giving a psychic reading can often feel like playing a game of psychic Charades and Pictionary at the same time. For those unfamiliar, Charades is a game where one person has a word and has a limited amount of time to convey the information through gestures and sounds without speaking any words.