By Carolyn Elliott.
1. You know you’re magic.
This is the big one. In their heart of hearts, everyone is magic.
But most folks just don’t know it. It’s very sad, and
it’s not their fault. They’ve had the awareness beaten
out of them one way or another. Our society in general is very
Magic people always have a mission. And part of that mission is to
help folks still stuck in the clay (that’s my way catchy of
saying “folks still stuck in naive materialism and unaware of
their innate magic-ness”) understand that magic is real and
within them, too.
So basically, if you know you’re magic, you’re ahead
of the game. Which means you don’t really need this article –
but look, it’s the internet and we’re just having fun.
2. Synchronicities happen for you – a lot.
And they tend to speed up when you spend a lot of time on
meditation, art, ritual, intentional movement or prayer. Sometimes
these synchronicities are just cute or silly, but often they’re
life-changing and dramatic.
The biggest synchronous thing that can happen to a magic person is
to meet another magic person. Or a whole enclave of them. It’s
thrilling. It’s overwhelming. It’s love.
When lots of synchronicities are going on, I like to say “the
jewel net is moving.” Why?
Because we’re all jewels in an infinitely connected web of
And sometimes the net shifts and folds in on itself and we run
smack into a whole bunch of other jewels. And it’s great.
3. You’re sensitive to seasons and lunar
The more magic you are (and remember, being magic is mainly a
matter of… knowing that you’re magic!) the more
the energies of light and the two big cosmic lamps in our region (the
sun and moon) affect your business.
You might find that you can’t sleep on full moon nights (all
that energy, so ramped up!) and that you go through epic mythopoetic
cycles of emotional birth and death as spring turns to summer turns
to fall turns to winter.
4. You have very vivid dreams.
Magic people have at least partially developed aetheric bodies.
This means, at the very least, that one or more of their chakras
(Rudolf Steiner liked to call them “lotus flowers”) are
open and active.
Maybe you’re a magic person with a giant, pulsing,
highly-empathic heart chakra. Or maybe your third eye is open and you
have an easy time seeing the visionary fluid dance of all things.
At the highly developed end of the spectrum, magic people have
fully-formed aetheric bodies that can freely navigate the astral
But having your aetheric sense perceptions open, even a little
bit, means that you can see more vividly in the nighttime dream world
than others can. So, you got that goin’ for you. Which is nice.
5. When you fall in love, it’s
Forget a loaf of bread, a jug of wine and thou. When a magic
person falls in love (very probably with another magic person), it’s
more like a sheet of acid, a gallon of mushroom tea and thou. And I’m
not saying that actual drugs are involved.
I’m saying that the intensity of dopamine and oxytocin
rushes, in magic brains, tends to produce more than just
They tend to also unleash psychic perception (you can read your
lover’s thoughts – like, for reals – not just “I
was thinking of you!” “I knew you were
thinking of me, baby. ‘Cause I was thinking
of you!“), encounters with your lover in the
nighttime dream world, ecstatic sex that ruptures the boundaries of
your identity, and other fun stuff.
Also, be careful with all that. It can get hairy if your lover
happens to be one of those not-really-very-stable-or-sane magic
people. Of which there are quite a few.
Magic people fall in love and it’s all like, whoah.
6. You have an abundance of prana.
Or creative energy. Or genius, or whatever you want to call it.
Wilhelm Reich called it “orgone.” Kant called it
“Geist.” Emerson called it “Soul.” Mezmer
called it “animal magnetism.” It’s sexual energy
which transmutes into different feeling-tones when centered in
different chakras and channels in the body.
In other words – even though it’s sexual energy, your
abundant prana doesn’t necessarily feel “sexy”
(although it probably does in spring and summer). It might just feel
buzz-y or space-y or urgently creative.
You get seized with the need to
write that poem, plan that ritual, record that song, make those spicy
ginger fudge brownies. It’s implacable.
Also, no matter what you look like, folks tell you that you’re
“hot.” And they mean it. You are. You radiate the light
and heat of the cosmos. You’re a star, you magic darling!
7. You love to spread the magic around.
Your chief motive for making art, cooking great food, tending your
garden, whatever – isn’t to be rich or famous. Though
that could be cool.
If you’re magic, your biggest motive is to spread the
magic around, because you just can’t stand not doing it.
The magic is so fun, so beautiful, so warm, so true.
This means that it drives you a little crazy when you can totally
see the magic in someone, and they can’t see it in
It drives you maybe even more crazy when you can totally
see the magic in the world, and the world at large seems to
not tenderly care for and appreciate its own magic.
So, you put effort everyday into doing stuff that increases the
sum-total of magic and wonder and joy and love and delight in the
You turn up the volume on everything gorgeous so it can’t be
You’re magic and I am too, and I love you. I hope you’ll
join me and a bunch of other magic folks in the Dreamer’s
Tantra Facebook Group, where we talk about this kinda stuff.