Coventry Magic with Jacki Smith

Jacki Smith, creator of Coventry Candles–the premier supplier of magical candles in the U.S.–reveals the secrets to her super-charged magic in her new book.  Eye of Horus is one of only three stores (and the only one in Minnesota) Jacki is visiting to present workshops and launch her book Coventry Magic with Candles, Oils and Herbs. Her Blessed Herbal Candles, Motor City Hoo Doo Candles & Ois, and Witch’s Brew Candles & Oils are staples of many spiritual communities.

Jacki Smith

Jacki Smith, Author Coventry Magic

Jacki will be at Eye of Horus in the first weekend in November for a weekend packed with offerings. Here’s the quick schedule for the Coventry Magic Weekend, Come Friday for readings, come Saturday for a free demo and book signing or come Sunday for an in-depth workshop (registration required for workshop, space is limited):

  • Akashic & Tarot Readings – Nov 4th (Friday & Sat) – by appointment, call 612-872-1292 or book online
  • Free Talk and Interactive Demo – Nov 5th (Sat) 1-3pm – Getting a New Perspective on Magic with Jacki Smith
  • Book Signing Q&A – Nov 5th (Sat) 3-5pm
  • Coventry Magic Workshop Nov 6th (Sunday) 2-5 pm – Advanced Elemental Spell Crafting, Coventry Style Click here for more info and registration.

Read on for all the details! about the book and events . . .

Coventry Magic Book

Coventry Magic Book

Coventry Magic with Candles, Oils and Herbs

Released October 15th and now in stock, Coventry Magic is a both a fun and profound exploration of what influences shape our lives, and the role we can take in that shaping. In her own witty and wonderfully witchy voice, Smith teaches how to manifest luck, love, money, power, creativity, and abundance into your life. Learn the basics in spellcasting—including clearing a space, choosing corresponding colors and gemstones, elementals, and simple tarot readings—plus everything you wanted to know (or didn’t even know was out there) about wax divination, Ceromancy (divination based on the flame of the candle), potent herbal blends, and much, much more.

“Although this book is a wonderful introduction for the beginner, it is absolutely packed with all kinds of ways to use candle magick. The experienced practitioner will be inspired to add some new techniques to their repetoire as well—I particularly love the section on candle magick and tarot! Great job!” ~Karen Harrison, author of The Herbal Alchemist’s Handbook

Buy your copy online or call the store at 612-871-292

Coventry Magic Weekend Details

For Akashic & Tarot Readings, come Nov 4th (Friday)
Jacki Smith, combines the insight of the Tarot with the life changing energies of the Akashic records in her psychic readings. When you book a session with Jacki, you are not only getting a reading, you are also getting a soul level healing.  During your session with Jacki, she will tap into your Akashic records to access your past, present and future. From this perspective she will help you see where you your current path is leading you, what from your past is blocking your dreams and how to help you overcome them. Each session with Jacki is a unique experience; with many life changing outcomes. Are you brave enough to face your dreams? 30 minutes $60  Book your in-store Reading with Jacki online

Discover Coventry Magic – Nov 5th (Saturday)
Getting a New Perspective on Magic with Jacki Smith Free Talk and Interactive Demo – 1-3pm
So many times what we think is the problem is only the symptom of the bigger problem. Jacki Smith uses humor and Coventry Oracle Cards to show you how easy it is to use a system to ferret out the underlying issues and beliefs that can often sabotage magical spells. No registration required, but come early for the best space.

Coventry Magic with Candles, Oils and Herbs  Book Signing Q&A – 3-5pm
This book helps readers get to the meat of issues and solve them in a magical, life-changing way. Coventry Magic will be an invaluable reference for beginners as well as experienced magic practitioners—the ultimate candle magic reference book. Call 612-872-1292 to pre-order your copy!

Coventry Magic Workshop Nov 6th (Sunday) 2-5 pm
Advanced Elemental Spell Crafting, Coventry Style
So how many times are you going to light a prosperity candle, get good results then need one again next week or month? If you need to do magic around an issue, you probably have a block there.  If you didn’t, you wouldn’t need magic.  In this class, Jacki Smith will take you deeper into your magical quest and help you uncover what your core magical needs are, thus making every spell more effective and long lasting.  You don’t want to miss out on this one, we don’t know when, if ever, Jacki will be back in MN.

As a special bonus, workshop participants will get 20% off candles, oils and herbs on the day of the workshop! Space is limited, so don’t wait! Call 612-872-1292 or register online with Paypal or Credit Card (or select Pay in Store).

Don’t Forget to pick up or reserve your copy in advance. Here’s what the experts are saying about the book, Coventry Magic:

“Jacki is the real deal and makes candle rituals fun, meaningful, and magical.” ~Amy Zerner & Monte Farber, authors of The Enchanted Tarot and The Soulmate Path

“From self-understanding to healing and transformation, Jacki prepares us to be creators and channels of powerful magic in our own lives. She makes both magical theory and practical application accessible and effective and fun.” ~Barbara Moore, author of The Mystic Faerie Tarot and Tarot for Beginners

“A comprehensive book of very practical magic that can be done–with a little practice–by anyone. And it is effective magic . . . it works!” ~Raymond Buckland, author of Buckland’s Book of Gypsy Magic

“Jacki Smith is a masterful artist of magickal candles. I’ve enjoyed her blend of strong magickal intentions and great smelling scents in her products. To have her wisdom in a book is a treasure!” ~Christopher Penczak, co-founder of the Temple of Witchcraft and author of The Plant Spirit Familiar

“Coventry Magic isn’t just another good book outlining magical practice. It’s the best damned self-help book on the market—bar none!” ~Dorothy Morrison, author of Utterly Wicked and Everyday Magic

“Not only does she provide practical and understandable information, Jacki Smith invistes us into her process of discovery, application, and direct results. Now we understand why Coventry products work so well! And now, the reader can apply the same type of magical development and practice to their work.” ~Orion Foxwood, author of The Tree of Enchantment

View from the Eye – Gorilla Yogis to Urban Threads

Have you ever had one of those weeks where it was not only full of cool events and people, but the web was full of good and wonderful and intriguing news?  Well, here at the Eye, we try to stay in touch with what’s going on, and people mention things in passing, and it just seemed like it was time to start sharing these tidbits with the world. So, we’ve decided to do a semi-regular roundup of the latest bits of interest we’re calling View from the Eye. Take a look and feel free to give us your opinion in the comments!

A Look back at last weekend

Tess Whitehurst at Eye of Horus

Tess Whitehurst

Saturday we welcomed Tess Whitehurst to Eye of Horus from Venice California.  She’s been on tour promoting her book, Magical Housekeeping. If you weren’t able to make it to the booksigning or workshop, there’s a Chat on USTREAM.  She had nice things to say about the cities on her Facebook Page.  She highlighted the Current (radio station), the Ecopolitan, Eye of Horus, and of course all the people . . . so thanks to everyone who came out. You can also follow Tess on her blog, Enchanting the Day where, appropriately enough, the latest post is Hotel Room Feng Shui.

The one thing I would change in her advice is, instead of a head of garlic, you should bring Smokeless Smudge Spray. It’s a much nicer scent to go to sleep to, and hotel-friendly. Note that I have nothing against garlic in food. But for Smudging I’d rather use appropriate plant extracts.

Gorilla Yogis on Lyndale

Street Yoga

♦ Last Sunday was the first ever Open Streets and the Gorilla Yogis were out in front of our store. In case you missed it, 20 blocks of Lyndale Avenue South were closed off to motor vehicles and opened for walking, biking, running, skating – anything people-powered. It’s a pre-programmed and destination driven world, but this is part of a movement to build community connections and a more personal lifestyle.  Open Streets promote:

  • Sustainable transportation choices, including walking, bicycling and transit.
  • Public health, bringing healthy physical activity to communities in need.
  • Local business, drawing foot traffic past the front doors.
  • Public space, helping residents see our streets as places where we can all come together and take pride in our city.

A look around the web

Mythic Imagination Magazine Spring 2011 Issue – It’s Free! Articles of interest include

  • Excerpt from Fate and Destiny, The Two Agreements of the Soul By Michael Meade
  • The Witches of Lublin: A radio drama By Ellen Kushner, Elizabeth Schwartz and Yale Strom
  • Finnish Charms: Appropriating Folk Magic from the Kalevala and Kanteletar By K.A. Laity
  • Excerpt from Becoming Animal, An Earthly Cosmology By David Abram
  • … and a half-dozen more focused on the Mythic Imagination

Starhawk NovelStarhawk’s Book, the Fifth Sacred Thing has re-entered the womb of creation and we are expecting the birth of a movie sometime in the future.  It’s hard to say how long it will take because they are in pre-production and fundraising, but you can sign up for their newsletter for updates at their site: You can also check out their facebook fan page where they have posted the Artist Visions of the City.

Speaking of creative endeavors, our very own Tarot Reader (and author and teacher) Barbara Moore is working with the fabulous artist, Aly Fell, on an exciting new Steampunk Tarot Deck, due out next year.  But she’s posting sketches and color roughs and giving you an inside view of the process in her blog, Steampunk Tarot. Oh, and in case you didn’t know, International Steampunk Day was just yesterday, June 14th.  Why the 14th of June? Well, it is H.G. Wells’ birthday.

We also discovered Urban Threads while checking up on one of our favorite artists, Niamh O’Connor.  She had a show at the Eye a couple of years ago, and among other things, has turned her artistic talents to creating embroidery patterns both for machines and for hand-stitchers. All designs are sold as digital downloads. Just one look at the Urban Threads logo (a free design on their site) is enough to tell you that these are not-exactly-traditional designs.  I found it easy to delve into their site and explore designs for more time than I care to admit, and I don’t sew or stitch or anything, but I’d love to see more of these designs walking around town.  You can also explore their awesome blog of ideas tutorials and sundries, Stitchpunk.  Need I say more?

If that’s not enough to keep you surfing the web, all of you Pagans should know about The Wild Hunt Blog – they have their own link roundup.  They not only do stories, but also have their own weekly link roundup, they call Unleash the Hounds!

A look at what’s coming

We’ve got our own kind of M&M’s here at the Eye coming up. No it’s not candy. It’s just that our next three events are all about the Moon or Meditation (or both).

June 22nd (Wednesday) 7-9pm is the Signs & Seasons monthly Astrology class with Teri Parsley Starnes of Starsdance Astrology. This month’s class is devoted to the sign, Cancer which is ruled by the Moon. Join in and follow the Moon on a journey of intention, magic, and deep self-discovery. As the season of summer enfolds us in a blanket of green, let’s step out into the night to see how the Moon illuminates our souls. Come and join this practice of developing relationships with nature, self, and Mystery. Newcomers welcome! Get more info and free handouts about the Signs & Seasons class>

July 1st (Friday) 7pm – 8pm – New Moon Meditation. Thraicie Hawkner, Eye of Horus founder, Intuitive and High Priestess, will lead a guided meditation during this time for reflection and inner wisdom, capitalizing on the time of the earth’s shadow on the moon. Join the circle of shadow-workers. Bring Notebook and Pen. Suggested Donation $5

♦ July 6th (Wednesday) 7pm – 8pm is the Twin Hearts Meditation (New monthly event!)
Experience a cleaner energy body, calmer emotions, and increased mental clarity through Meditation on the Twin Hearts, in which we focus on blessing the Earth through the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum. Jason Calva, Pranic Healing instructor, leads this transformational monthly meditation. $10 donation requested.

Well, those are the highlights.  Feel free to discuss in our comments below.