Making Magic: Weaving Together the Everyday and the Extraordinary
Re-enchant your life with this book of rituals, ceremonies, and practices for personal growth—anchored in the hidden power of everyday things.
“We all have a deep capacity to make magic . . .
. . . and to do it as easily as we breathe or open our eyes. This is not a matter of belief. You can discover your own capacity for magic in your own direct experience.”
When you think of magic, do you imagine something supernatural, extraordinary, or beyond your everyday reality? Many of us are drawn to magic because we think there’s something “out there” that can bring enchantment and wonder back into our lives.
Yet there’s a secret to real magic: the extraordinary is much closer than you may think.
With Making Magic, expert teacher Briana Saussy invites you to discover a practice of magic that will bring a new depth and power to each moment, act, and choice of your life. Through teaching stories, wisdom from a wide variety of world traditions, and no-nonsense practices you can easily weave into your daily routine, Briana will help you reconnect with the wild and creative force of magic that is always around and within you, waiting for you to remember.
As you explore this path of transformation, you’ll discover resources of magic that permeate your life, including:
• Doors and thresholds—ways we “cross between worlds”
• Communication—creating magic with your voice, body, intentions, and relationships
• Holy helpers—ancestors, angels, saints, and spirit beings who guide and support you
• Water and washing—access the revitalizing energy of water when you drink or bathe
• Textiles and threads—how to loosen, mend, or bind up supportive energies
• Candles and fire—elemental power to bring light to darkness and burn away what no longer serves you
• Kitchen magic—using food to nourish your whole self and reconnect you with nature
• Talismans—infuse your beloved objects with sacred purpose and supportive power
“Magic is the most real part of any ‘real life’—the spark illuminating the authentic core of every experience,” writes Briana Saussy. If you are ready to enter a world that is ripe with possibility and rediscover the electric wildness of your life, here is an essential resource for Making Magic as only you can.
Briana Saussy is a writer, teacher, spiritual counselor, and ritualist dedicated to the restoration and remembering of the sacred arts. She combines a practical and creative approach to spirituality that includes the riches of the perennial world religions, the contributions of modern psychology to the search for meaning, and the often overlooked bodies of wisdom contained in folk magic, divination, and storytelling practices. Briana studied Eastern and Western classics, philosophy, mathematics, and science at St. John’s College (Annapolis and Santa Fe), and is a student of ancient Greek and Sanskrit.
Briana comes from a diverse lineage of South Texans whose ethnic heritage includes Scotch-Irish, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Mexican, and Jewish roots, and who have informed her own direct experience with survivals of fragmented folk magic and storytelling traditions. She lives in her hometown of San Antonio, Texas, with her husband and two sons, as well as various furred, finned, and feathered friends. For more, visit brianasaussy.com.