International author, Cassandra Eason shares the mind-blowing event that lead her to explore the wonder of the esoteric world…
I grew up in the centre of an industrial town in the Midlands of England where grass was the eighth wonder of the world, with a sooty back yard and a solitary raggedy leaf tree clinging to a mound of earth, from which precariously dangled my swing. Every Christmas my mother took me to a big department store to see Santa Claus in his grotto where bored shop staff would dress up in tinsel and fairy wings. I was totally disillusioned when I saw a fairy having a cigarette behind the toadstool.
What I did not realise then, as I creaked to and fro on my swing, was that magick was real and the small brown creatures scurrying round the tree and up and down the roses, were real fairies.
Even then I would wave a stick in circles and say what I wanted faster and faster ending with a big stamp – in fact, I was following the principles of magick spells practised all over the world and if I asked for something mundane it usually arrived, though the golden coach drawn by four horses didn’t…
The Path of Righteousness
In my twenties, I tried to be conventional, becoming a teacher and I took a psychology degree while bringing up my children. I was set to take my higher qualification in Educational Psychology and the leading role of the local parents’ daycare committee was within the golden realms of possibility.
What changed it all?
My middle son Jack, at the age of three, managed in a single morning, with a few seemingly insignificant words, to upset my ordered world view-and to launch me on a magical career that has taken me from America to Scandinavia and Australia, researching all kinds of strange and spooky phenomena – and finding I was a witch all along..
“Daddy’s fallen off his motor bike, but he’s all right,” Jack said that morning before he carried on with his breakfast.
Little did we know, as Jack was speaking, the back wheel of my husband John’s motorcycle hit a patch of oil and his bike skidded on to the elevated section of the M4 motorway in west London. As predicted by my cereal-smeared mini prophet, John was unhurt apart from a few cuts and bruises and a now rather more battered Honda VF750 motor cycle.
Rational explanations were unsatisfactory because the time of Jack’s remark and the accident coincided precisely. With the accident as the motor bike clock stopped on impact.
As I recalled my amazing experience in the playground, I listened to rational, down to earth mothers and their stories of their offspring’s incredible spiritual abilities. But they had never shared them for fear of being laughed at or that people would think their children were odd. Yet well over a quarter of children under seven have psychic experiences.
A losing battle
From that single incident a door swung open into an entirely hidden Aladdin’s Cave of psychic and magical experience. I couldn’t dismiss as fantasy the experiences and phenomena I was uncovering, but I wanted to know how it worked and how it all fitted together, magick, clairvoyance and nature spirituality. More importantly, could magick improve the modern fast furious everyday world?
In I dived head first into exploration of psychic techniques that seemed to lie behind clairvoyance, visits to ancient stone circles and enchanted forests and even to Egypt where I was lucky enough to visit people in their homes to whom the old ways blended in naturally with their religion and present lifestyle. I spent hours in museums and libraries, reading, writing and interviewing hundreds of people who had experienced inexplicable moment in logical terms but perfectly understandable within the wider psychic framework. Nearly 35 years later it just gets more exciting as possibility expands…
About the author
Cassandra Eason is a white witch who teaches workshops on psychic development, magic and witchcraft, and all forms of divination. Her latest book is, A Spell a Day, and its companion, The Book of Shadows, areboth published worldwide by Sterling Ethos.