Rx. Look Him Straight In The Eye

It's the man on the moon saying goodnight to you

By Risa Dickens, Amy Torok,

Apr 20, 2024
3 min read
Sugar | Willie and Lukas Nelson | Andrew Johnson | Julien Baker

This week the truth is coming out, water is breaching the banks, and little kid puke is everywhere. How's your April going? (Hit reply and let us know.)

Risa comes to this week reallll short on sleep after a week with a sick kid up nights. In a delirium, she shares this meditation from cognitive hypnotherapist Andrew Johnson to help drop down into a lunar place, a resourced place, a source place: Meet Your Guide. For best effects, follow with a shot of Willie Nelson and his son crooning to you gently: Just Breathe.

Stay with me,
Let's just breathe.

Because it seems like everywhere we go this week we're thinking about how nightmares repeat, and how we intercede. Risa's self-recommended mourning music for the times when we just can't help but get dragged through the loop again is Julien Baker's Repeat:

All my greatest fears turn out to be
The gift of prophecy
All my nightmares coming true
Come do my outline in the street
While every night
I re-enact the same recurring dream
Now I'm stuck inside a vision that repeats
Repeats, repeats, repeats, repeats, repeats

Amy comes to this week buoyed by the big uplift that comes from taking off your mask, telling the truth to the gatekeeper, and getting help. She brings it back to the radical power of simple, grounded magic: tell the truth, just breathe, and look at the Moon. The song is Sugar, Man On The Moon:

It's the man on the moon
Saying goodnight to you
And oh, how it shines
He's a good friend of mine
He's a good friend of yours
Even many miles away
In a night of despair
Only one light is there
It's the man on the moon
Saying goodnight to you
If you look to the sky
Look him straight in the eye
And as strange as it seems
If you wish all your dreams
Will come true after all

Let's look them straight in the eye, say our wishes out loud, and hold onto our dreams.


Coven Events

Witchy Passover Seder - For the benefit and protection of Palestine and liberation of the world from oppressive systems.

Monday, 8:00 – 10:00 PM EDT

Note - It takes quite a bit of time and resources to plan for ritual events. Please make sure your RSVP is accurate by Sunday.

Hosted by Deb: "This ritual will follow some of the traditional sequence of a Passover Seder, but will incorporate ritual for the benefit and protection of Palestine and liberation of the world from oppressive systems. To participate, you will need to bring some ritual items. Please participate as much as possible; the more collective energy we can gather, the stronger the ritual's positive benefits will be.

Essential items: wine/ grape juice/ pomegranate juice, salt water, a bowl of water with flowers and fragrant leaves and/or saffron, honey, a tea light, pen/pencil, small scraps of paper. 

Non-essential items: parsley, lettuce, boiled eggs, matzah, maror/dandelion greens, charosets.

WEAVERS April Full Moon Loom: Collective Cord Cutting

Tuesday, Apr 23, 8:00 PM - 09:00 PM EDT

Hosted by Risa + Amy: "Weavers of the Missing Witches coven are called to bring stories, poems, songs, or spells of cutting the cord. Tell us about your best (or worst) rituals or experiences with breaking patterns, breaking connections, leaving things/people/ideas in your past and moving on."

Note: You must be a supporting member of the Missing Witches Coven to participate in our events and courses. All our courses and events are free for members. We'd love for you to join us!

Can you think of someone who might like.. all this? (She said, gesticulating wildly.) Forward them this email with all our love! Introduce your witchy friends to each other and let's give each other hope + community.

Blessed Fucking BE!

Risa + Amy

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